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Budget Hearing Q&A: PennDOT

February 25, 2020
  At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PennDOTnews, I asked Acting Secretary Yassmin Gramian about why the department does some projects with PennDOT employees rather than use private-sector contractors.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: LCB

February 25, 2020
During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the PA Liquor Control Board, I questioned a $475 million no-bid contract that was awarded to an out-of-state company for warehousing and distribution in the southeast.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Aging

February 24, 2020
  During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the Department of Aging, I questioned potential savings in prescription assistance programs and how those savings would be used. I also asked about the use of prescription rebate programs in PACE and PACENET.   [Read More]

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Sen. Yaw Questions L&I Officials on Prevailing Wage Reform

February 24, 2020
State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Vice-Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today questioned officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry over their stance on prevailing wage.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Auditor General

February 24, 2020
  During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAAuditorGen, I asked about pharmacy benefit managers and rebates in the pharmaceutical industry.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Labor & Industry

February 24, 2020
  During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing, I asked @PALaborIndustry why we have not updated the state‚Äôs prevailing wage requirements in nearly 60 years.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Attorney General

February 20, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PAAttorneyGen Josh Shapiro, I asked for an update on the lawsuit over natural gas drilling payments owed to Bradford County landowners.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State System of Higher Education

February 20, 2020
I told the @StateSystem Chancellor that we have to look at supply and demand in providing higher education, particularly in rural areas, and closely examine how PA invests money in the system to ensure it remains affordable #PASenate #PABudget     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Board of Pardons

February 19, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, I asked about the differences between clemency, pardons and commutations, as well as the guidelines and time needed to review applications.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Corrections/Probation & Parole

February 19, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @CorrectionsPA, I asked Secretary John Wetzel about the success of inmate drug treatment and efforts to limit overtime costs.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Military & Veterans Affairs

February 19, 2020
I questioned @PAMDVA about its mission statement, which refers to making Pennsylvania the top destination for veterans, and how that would impact tax dollars and about efforts to battle opioid addiction among vets. #PASenate #PABudget     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Drug & Alcohol Programs

February 18, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PADrugAlcohol, I asked about the use of medication-assisted treatment programs and costs incurred by patients with insurance coverage.     [Read More]