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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education, Part 1

March 05, 2019
Senator Langerholc questioned Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera about the costs associated with cyber charter schools and steps taken to address the backlog of school construction cost reimbursements.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission (JCJC) / PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency (PCCD)

February 28, 2019
During the PA Senate Budget Hearings with the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Sen. Langerholc asked Acting Executive Director Derin Myers about the reduction in #schoolsafety funding in the governor’s proposed budget.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: DEP

February 28, 2019
Senator Langerholc asked DEP Secretary Patrick McConnell about removing some counties, such as Cambria, from vehicle emissions testing requirements.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Corrections / Probation & Parole

February 28, 2019
Senator Langerholc raised concerns to Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel that individuals are being placed in local community corrections centers that are not near where they live.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of Human Services

February 27, 2019
Senator Langerholc raised concerns about potential fee changes that could jeopardize services provided to local individuals who have disabilities during today’s PA Senate Budget Hearing with the PA Department of Human Services.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of Health

February 27, 2019
At today’s PA Senate Budget hearing, Senator Langerholc told Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine that the law he sponsored to speed up the processing of rape evidence kits is not being followed by the department and that the health care provider hotline must be improved.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Judiciary

February 26, 2019
During today’s PA Senate Budget hearing with the PA Judiciary, Senator Langerholc raised concerns regarding how criminal history reports are utilized and discussed the possibility of changes to continuing legal education requirements.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Transportation

February 25, 2019
During the budget hearing for PennDOT, Senator Langerholc requested a delay in mandating costly new emissions testing equipment in Cambria County from Secretary Leslie Richards.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: General Services

February 25, 2019
Senator Langerholc noted a proposed increase in spending for utility costs and asked Secretary Topper about efforts to reduce energy consumption during the budget hearing with the Department of General Services.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: PEMA / Office of Fire Commissioner

February 21, 2019
Senator Langerholc raised concerns with Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego about the need for counseling resources for volunteer fire and EMS personnel, who often face severe trauma when responding to calls.     [Read More]