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Op-Ed: Budget Hearings Underway in Harrisburg

February 23, 2017

As you may recall, Governor Tom Wolf presented his 2017-2018 state budget proposal on February 7th. The Senate and the House Appropriations Committees are currently conducting budget hearings with the heads of each state department and agency.[...Read more]

State System of Higher Education Budget Hearing

February 23, 2017

Senator Wagner questions SSHE Chancellor Frank Brogan during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the State System of Higher Education.
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State Police Budget Hearing

February 23, 2017

Senator Wagner questioned Colonel Blocker and other representatives from the Pennsylvania State Police about the millions of dollars wasted on a radio system that doesn't work and needs millions of dollars more to be completely overhauled.
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Auditor General Budget Hearing

February 22, 2017

Senator Wagner shares with Auditor General DePasquale his findings from visits to Unemployment Compensation call centers including nearly $250 million in overpayments in a three year period.
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Senator Scott Wagner questions PennDOT

February 9, 2017

Senator Scott Wagner questions why PennDOT is conducting paving projects rather than bidding them out to contractors and suggests that PennDOT utilize winter staff to do highway clean-up, which in turn would allow them to identify areas in need of repair.
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Wagner Responds to Governor’s Budget Address

February 7, 2017

Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) has issued the following statement in response to Governor Wolf’s budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly this morning.[...Read more]

Senator Wagner Urges Residents to Participate in Tele-Town Hall on Heroin and Opioid Crisis

February 3, 2017

Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic will be the focus of a special regional Telephone Town Hall meeting to be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, from the State Capitol in Harrisburg, according to Senator Wagner.[...Read more]

Wagner Commends Senate State Government Committee on Passage of Paycheck Protection Legislation

January 31, 2017

Today the Senate State Government Committee approved Senator Scott Wagner’s (R-York) Senate Bill 167, legislation to prevent the collection of money for public sector unions by the Commonwealth and school districts.[...Read more]

Senate Bills 10 and 128

January 24, 2017

Senate Local Government Committee - January 25, 2017
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