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2017 Goals

January 19, 2017

I have a number of goals for the next two years of the 2017 – 2018 Legislative Session, beginning with implementation of Act 16 of 2016 – my medical marijuana initiative.[...Read More]

Eliminating School Property Taxes

January 3, 2017

As Senator Argall and I continue to push for elimination of school property taxes with passage of Senate Bill 76, I often think about the impact property has had throughout history.[...Read More]

The Electoral College

December 13, 2016

Several years ago, Dr. James Broussard, an esteemed Lebanon Valley College professor, testified at a time when the Senate was considering legislation to change how our Electoral College votes are determined.[...Read More]

Persistence Pays Off

November 9, 2016

President Calvin Coolidge once said: “nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.”[...Read More]

The Wizard of Oz

October 25, 2016

Toward the end of the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz,” the Wizard ostensibly grants Dorothy’s companions their wishes: the Scarecrow is given a diploma to prove knowledge, the Lion a medal to demonstrate courage, and the Tin Man receives a ticking heart-shaped watch.[...Read More]

SB 1334, HB 1348, HB 1968

October 18, 2016

Senate State Government Committee - October 19, 2016[...Read More]