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Sen. Langerholc; PA Senate Approves COVID-19 Response Measures, Including School Mandate Relief

March 25, 2020
The State Senate convened remotely today to pass several bills to keep Pennsylvania moving forward during the COVID-19 coronavirus public health emergency, including a bill to provide school mandate relief and assist schools, students and teachers, according to Senate Education Committee Chair Wayne Langerholc (R-35).   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Budget Secretary

March 04, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with Budget Secretary Jen Swails, I asked about the proposed fee for State Police service and the Governor’s proposed cut in funding for school safety.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: DEP (Part 2)

March 04, 2020
Acid mine drainage cleanup has been a huge success in my district, leading to economic development and a cleaner environment. At a #PASenate #PA Budget hearing, I asked what the @PennsylvaniaDEP it is doing to ensure that progress continues the years ahead.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: DEP (Part 1)

March 04, 2020
I urged the @PennsylvaniaDEP plans to remove Cambria County from costly, unnecessary vehicle emissions testing mandates as part of its upcoming revisions to the PA’s State Implementation Plan for complying with the Federal Clean Air Act. #PASenate #PABudget Hearings     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Penn College/Thaddeus Stevens College/Community Colleges

March 03, 2020
I asked about potential tuition and fee increases, changes in enrollment and the success of dual enrollment programs during a #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PennCollege, @thaddeusstevens and @NorthamptonComm.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Conservation & Natural Resources

March 03, 2020
What is being done to combat Lyme disease in state parks & forests in light of the administration’s cut in funding? That and efforts to reduce acid mine drainage were among my questions for the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @DCNRnews.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education (Part 2)

February 27, 2020
During a second round of questioning at the #PASenate #PABudget hearing on the @PADeptofED, I made a pitch for the Education Improvement Tax Credit Program, and noted that it does not take money away from schools.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education (Part 1)

February 27, 2020
As chair of the Senate Education Committee, I asked @PADeptofEd Secretary Pedro Rivera how the governor could justify cutting funding for school safety grants from $60 million to $15 million during #PASenate #PABudget hearings.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of Health

February 26, 2020
I questioned what the @PAHealthDept is doing to regulate the delivery devices used for vaping during today’s #PASenate #PABudget hearing. I also asked for an update in the backlog in rape testing kits.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: PennDOT

February 25, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PennDOTnews, I discussed enforcement of municipal maintenance agreements, my effort to relieve local counties of emissions testing & the need for western PA passenger rail service.     [Read More]