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Budget Hearing Q&A: Thaddeus Stevens College

February 26, 2019
During today’s #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @thaddeusstevens, Senator Aument discussed ways the school works to meet the educational needs of low-income students and the metrics that should be considered in funding higher education   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: PA College of Technology

February 26, 2019
Senator Aument asked Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, President of Pennsylvania College of Technology about the need for a higher education funding commission and efforts to prepare students to meet employers’ needs during today’s budget hearing.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State-Related Universities

February 26, 2019
Senator Aument asked Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, and Lincoln University to outline their missions & offer feedback on a possible Higher Ed Funding Commission.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Transportation

February 25, 2019
During the PennDOT budget hearing, Senator Aument reminded Secretary Leslie Richards of the economic impact of storm travel restrictions on farmers, and sought an update on replacement of structurally deficient bridges.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Labor & Industry

February 25, 2019
Senator Aument discussed the economic impact of the premature retirement of nuclear plants and the coordination of workforce development efforts with L&I Secretary Oleksiak during today’s budget hearing for the Department of Labor & Industry.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: PA State Police

February 21, 2019
During the PA State Police budget hearing, Senator Aument sought an update on implementation of a new statewide public radio system and the status of an audit conducted on procurement process for this project.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State System of Higher Education

February 21, 2019
Senator Aument discussed the need to more closely examine the mission of the State System of Higher Education -- and the cost to students – with PASSHE Chancellor Dan Greenstein     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Public Utility Commission

February 19, 2019
Senator Aument discusses the challenging, complex issue of keeping nuclear energy viable, and the effect of not including nuclear energy in state Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards with representatives of the PUC.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Revenue/Lottery

February 19, 2019
Senator Aument asked Revenue Secretary Hassell about the Governor’s proposed minimum salary of $45,000 for teachers and the impact of federal tax changes on the PA 592 and ABLE programs.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office

February 19, 2019
Senator Aument asked Independent Fiscal Office Director Matthew Knittel about the impact of public policy decisions on population demographics and economic development.     [Read More]

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Senators Aument, Martin Raise Concerns about Spending, Taxes in Wolf’s Budget Plan

February 05, 2019
Lancaster County Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13) voiced concerns today regarding the level of spending, taxes and borrowing proposed by Governor Wolf in his annual budget address.   [Read More]

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Response to Governor’s Budget Address

February 05, 2019
Senator Ryan Aument offers remarks following the Governor’s budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly.   [Read More]