2024-25 Budget Hearing with State-Related Universities

Feb. 29, 2024 / Embed

A budget hearing about state-related universities provided a great opportunity to discuss the rising cost of education. We must work toward making post-secondary education more affordable, so our future workforce can plant roots and start families while pursuing careers in their chosen fields.

2024-25 Budget Hearing with PA Judiciary

Feb. 29, 2024 / Embed

During a hearing with the Pennsylvania Judiciary, I had the opportunity to ask about the Uniform Bar Exam's impact on the Commonwealth. The Judiciary is looking to the future to address anticipated challenges with administering the Bar Exam for Pennsylvania's next generation of attorneys.

2024-25 Budget Hearing with DEP and DCNR

Feb. 28, 2024 / Embed

During a budget hearing with the departments of Environmental Projection and Conservation and Natural Resources, I had the opportunity to ask about changes to the permitting process.

2024-25 Budget Hearing with PA Community Colleges

Feb. 28, 2024 / Embed

We need to ensure the long-term health and success of our community colleges. I had the opportunity to ask state agency leaders about their plans to support our Commonwealth’s community colleges and critical dual enrollment programs.

87th District Spotlight Shines on Thea

Feb. 27, 2024 / Embed

The 87th District Spotlight shines on Thea located in Arcona. I had a great chat with the restaurant's co-owner and chef, AnnMarie Nelms, who has a real passion for her craft and supporting other small, locally-owned businesses. Make sure to check out Thea and support our local restauranteurs!

2024-25 Budget Hearing with PA Department of Health

Feb. 27, 2024 / Embed

The 87th District has more nursing homes than most places in the Commonwealth. During a hearing with leaders from the Department of Health, I had the opportunity to ask about updated staffing requirements and other issues affecting our nursing homes.

87th District Spotlight Shines on Oak Grove Farms

Feb. 27, 2024 / Embed

The 87th District spotlight features Oak Grove Farms. I had the pleasure of chatting with Dwayne Lebo whose grandfather started the farm in 1963. Since then, his parents have owned the farm, and now Dwayne and his brother own the farm. Pennsylvania is blessed to have multi-generational family farmers who grow food for our communities. Come out to Oak Grove Farms' market to support the Lebos!

2023: A Year in Review

Feb. 26, 2024 / Embed

My team and I are proud of how we served the 87th District in 2023, but there's always more work to be done! Please do not hesitate to contact my office with any state-related issue or concern. We're happy to help!

2024-25 Budget Hearing with PA Department of Housing

Feb. 23, 2024 / Embed

During a budget hearing with the state Department of Housing, I had the opportunity to discuss obstacles to homeownership during this period of economic turbulence. We are facing a housing affordability crisis, and we must work together to find solutions for homebuyers, particularly Pennsylvania’s first-time homebuyers who are trying to plant roots in the Commonwealth.

2024-25 Budget Hearing with the Department of Corrections

Feb. 23, 2024 / Embed

During a budget hearing with the Department of Corrections, I had the opportunity to ask about funding for my initiative to authorize parole agents to wear body cameras. This will bolster transparency and community relations, and I am looking forward to learning more about the department's plan to implement the program as it continues to develop.