4 developments to watch in Pennsylvania agriculture

4 developments to watch in Pennsylvania agriculture

Growing Pennsylvania’s agricultural sector is an objective that has received bipartisan support in Harrisburg in recent weeks, as both Republicans and Democrats have underscored the importance of addressing and adapting to new trends in farming. 
 

Tuesday’s House Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture gave lawmakers the opportunity to gauge department secretary Russell Redding on the state of Pennsylvania’s largest industry, as well as a forum to seek solutions to obstacles the department — and Pennsylvania’s farmers — are facing.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Senate appropriators examine medication-assisted treatment for opioid use

Senate appropriators examine medication-assisted treatment for opioid use

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs testified Monday before the Senate Appropriations Committee in a hearing that largely focused on the state’s efforts to combat opioid use in Pennsylvania. 

At the heart of Pennsylvania’s work to reduce substance abuse is medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, which uses medication to aid outpatient behavioral therapy, the core component of the treatment.
Monday, March 4, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Philadelphia schools experiment with mental health program for students

Philadelphia schools experiment with mental health program for students

The Senate Appropriations Committee met at Temple University Tuesday to analyze the Philadelphia Healthy and Safe Schools Initiative that has kicked off in two inner-city elementary schools, Bethune and Kenderton.

Under Act 44, Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine will work on implementing reforms at two K-8 schools in Philadelphia that take into account students’ mental health.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen

Baker running for Senate GOP Approps Chair

Adding an additional layer of intrigue into Wednesday’s anticipated Senate Republican caucus leadership elections, Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne) has thrown her name into consideration for Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, according to a letter obtained by The PLS Reporter.

The letter, dated November 7, comes on the heels of a group of Senators announcing their leadership candidacies as a slate, not including current Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware). 

Saturday, November 8, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Corman says votes are not yet there for what Governor wants in budget

VIDEO: Corman says votes are not yet there for what Governor wants in budget

Gov. Corbett stated in a press conference yesterday that he would like to see pension and liquor reform included in this year's budget. Senate Appropriations Chair Jake Corman (R-Centre) agrees but said he is still working to get the necessary votes. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Video
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