2024 | 2023



  Big Elk Creek State Park
Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Avon Grove High School,
10 Waltman Way,
West Grove, PA 19390
Chester County


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   John Hallas, State Parks Director, DCNR
  •   Hon. Andrew Dinniman, Retired State Senator, 19th Senatorial District
  •   Hon. David Gerstenhaber, Chairman, Franklin Township Board of Supervisors
  •   Hon. Estace Walters, Vice Chairman, Elk Township Board of Supervisors
  •   Hon. Eric Roe, Chester County Commissioner
  •   Anteia Consorto, Save Big Elk Creek
  •   Gary Schroeder, Founder, Friends of White Clay Creek Preserve
  •   George Hundt Jr., Executive Director, Safety, Agriculture, Villages, & Environment




  Historic Tax Cuts
Friday, June 21, 2024
Schoolhouse Art and History Center
2600 South Park Rd.
Bethel Park, PA 15102


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Elizabeth Stelle, Director of Policy Analysis, The Commonwealth Foundation
  •   Connie Ruhl, Executive Director, Bethel Park Chamber of Commerce
  •   Wayne Herrod, Citizen




  Historic Tax Cuts
Thursday, June 20, 2024
St. Francis University
Schwab Hall, Vista Room
132 Franciscan Way
Loretto, PA 15940


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Elizabeth Stelle, Director of Policy Analysis, The Commonwealth Foundation
  •   Robert Sloan, Owner, PJ’s Tavern
  •   Ray Lenz, Citizen




  The Benefit of Republican Tax Cuts, the Detriment of Democrat Property Tax Hikes
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Lower Salford Township Building
379 Main Street
Harleysville, PA 19438


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Andrew Holman, Policy Analyst, The Commonwealth Foundation
  •   Dr. Frank Gallagher, Superintendent, Souderton School District
  •   Hon. Chris Canavan, President, W.B. Homes & Supervisor, Lower Salford Township
  •   Hon. Keith Freed, Tax Collector, Franconia Township




  Historic Tax Cuts
Monday, June 17, 2024
Hazle Township Commons
101 W. 27th St.
Hazle Township, PA 18202


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Andrew Holman, Policy Analyst, The Commonwealth Foundation
  •   Nicarol Soto, Parent
  •   Hon. Mary Labert, Councilwoman, McAdoo Borough Council




  “Democrats’ Education Funding Scheme Fails to Fund Students
Thursday, June 13, 2024
Crestwood High School
281 S Mountain Blvd.
Mountain Top, PA 18707


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   John Macri, President, Crestwood School Board
  •   Rick Nardone, Finance Director, Crestwood School Board
  •   Danielle Petroski, Parent




  Historic Tax Cuts
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Room 418
Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   The Hon. Greg Rothman, Senator, Pennsylvania State Senate
  •   Nathan Benefield, Senior Vice President, The Commonwealth Foundation




  Excellence in Government: Preserving Benefit Integrity
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Room 418
Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Nicholas Adolphsen, Director of State Government Affairs, The Foundation for Government Accountability
  •   Roy Lenardson, Director of State Government Affairs, The Foundation for Government Accountability




  Excellence in Government: Preserving Benefit Integrity
Thursday, May 30, 2024
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Punxsutawney Campus
Room 223
1012 Winslow St.
Punxsutawney, PA 15767 


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Sam Adolphsen, Policy Director, The Foundation for Government Accountability
  •   Roy Lenardson, Director of State Government Affairs, The Foundation for Government Accountability




  Excellence in Government: Preserving Benefit Integrity
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fire Company
1600 Dewey Ave.
Williamsport, PA 17701 


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Sam Adolphsen, Policy Director, The Foundation for Government Accountability
  •   Roy Lenardson, Director of State Government Affairs, The Foundation for Government Accountability




  Positive Impacts of Casinos in Pennsylvania
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Republican Caucus Room
Room 418, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA


Agenda/Testimony
Video


Testifiers:
  •   Eric Hausler, Chief Executive Officer, Greenwood Racing Inc (PARX)
  •   Robert W. Green, Chairman, Parx Casino
  •   Ioana Douglas, Director of Environmental Services, PARX Casino
  •   Jerry Fretz, Director of Security, PARX Casino
  •   Rob Bair, President, Pennsylvania Building & Construction Trades Council
  •   Jeff Darwak, Executive Director Bucks County Redevelopment Authority
  •   Brittany Nugent, Contract Manager, ABC Construction




  Job-Creating Tax Reform
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Hearing Hosted by Rep. Tom Jones
East Donegal Township Building
190 Rock Point Rd.
Marietta, PA


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Neal Lesher, Director of Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
  •   Philip Fullerton, President & Owner, John E. Fullerton, Inc.
  •   Eric R. Wenger, CPA, MST, Managing Partner, RKL




  Job-Creating Tax Reform
Monday, April 12th, 2024
East Allen Township Building,
5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.,
Northampton, PA 18067


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Neal Lesher, Director of Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
  •   Melissa Wilbur Morgan, Assistant State Director, NFIB




  Job-Creating Tax Reform
Thursday, April 11
Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce
160 W 6th Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Neal Lesher, Director of Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
  •   Chris Berleth, President, Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce
  •   Carl Marrara, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association
  •   Steven Hall, State Tax Manager, Arconic




  Fueling Pennsylvania’s Future: Liquid Natural Gas
Monday, April 8th, 2024
Republican Caucus Room
Room 418, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Carl A. Marrara, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association
  •   John Bane, Director of Government Affairs, EQT Corporation
  •   Robert Bair, President, Pennsylvania Building & Construction Trades Council




  Balancing Your Budget & Thermostat: Consumer-Focused Energy Policy
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024
Butler County Community College,
Ford City Campus
1100 4th Ave.
Ford City, PA 16226


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Michael Butler, Mid-Atlantic Executive Director, Consumer Energy Alliance
  •   Scott Waitlevertch, Manager of Government Relations, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania
  •   Deb Davis, Manager of Universal Services, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania




  Balancing Your Budget & Thermostat: Consumer-Focused Energy Policy,
hosted by Rep. Jim Gregory
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
US Hotel Tavern,
Liberty Hall, 401 S Juniata St.,
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Michael Butler, Mid-Atlantic Executive Director, Consumer Energy Alliance
  •   Emily Stipe, Senior Manager – Federal & State Advocacy, Vistra Corp.
  •   Steven Kratz, President, Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council




  Balancing Your Budget & Thermostat: Consumer-Focused Energy Policy
Tuesday, March 28, 2024
Salem Township Municipal Building,
38 Bomboy Lane,
Berwick, PA 18603


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Michael Butler, Mid-Atlantic Executive Director, Consumer Energy Alliance
  •   Jack Monahon, General Manager of Operations, Caithness Energy
  •   Dr. Frank Polidora, Supervisor, Butler Township




  Regulating Skill Games
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Republican Caucus Room
Room 418, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA


Agenda/Testimony
Video


Testifiers:
  •   Michael Barley, Chief Public Affairs Officer, Pace-O-Matic, Inc.
  •   Jim DeLisio, Vice President, Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association
  •   Cmdr. Stephen Holmes, Commander, American Legion Post 733




  Safeguarding Our Community From Fraud
Friday, March 8, 2024
Neshaminy Activity Center
1842 Brownsville Rd.
Feasterville, PA 19053


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Hon. Fred Harran, Sheriff, Bucks County
  •   Hon. Jennifer Schorn, District Attorney, Bucks County
  •   Hon. Daniel J. McPhillips, Recorder of Deeds, Bucks County
  •   Nicolette Brown, Director of Customer Care, PECO Energy
  •   Jeane M. Vidoni, President and CEO, Penn Community Bank
  •   Rick Cimakasky, Director of Fraud and Security Management, Penn Community Bank




  Removing Obstacles to Opportunity: Building Pennsylvania
Wednesday, February, 28, 2024
Tamaqua Community Arts Center
125 Pine St.
Tamaqua, PA 18252


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Hon. Mike Tobash, Former State Representative and Principal, Tobash Financial Solutions
  •   Nick Boyle, Developer
  •   Dave Frew, President, Gooseberry Realty
  •   James Moore, Manager & Principal Engineer, Lehigh Engineering



  Removing Obstacles to Opportunity: Growing Pennsylvania’s Agriculture
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Hosted by Rep. Michael Stender
Turbotville Community Hall
41 Church St.
Turbotville, PA 17772


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   William Fink, Facilities Manager, Country View Family Farms
  •   Adam Pritts, Owner, Laurel Hill Trout Farm
  •   Grant Gulibon, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
  •   Robert Garrett, President and CEO, Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce



    A State Lost in Addiction: Pennsylvania's Path to Recovery
Thursday, February, 22, 2024
The Crane Room Grille
3009 Wilmington Rd.
New Castle, PA 16105


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Hon. Joshua D. Lamancusa, District Attorney, Lawrence County
  •   Hon. Richard M. Johnson, D-ABMDI, Coroner, Lawrence County
  •   Coleen Crisci, Certified Recovery Specialist, Unity Recovery
  •   Angelo Papa, Esq., Owner, Angelo A. Papa P.C.
  •   Dr. Mark Matta, CEO and Medical Director, Psych Med Associates, P.C.



    Removing Obstacles to Opportunity to Save the Cokeburg Dam
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Cokeburg Volunteer Fire Department
171 Lincoln St.
Cokeburg, PA 15324


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Hon. Holly Detts-Dranzo, President, Cokeburg Borough Council
  •   Dave Lambert, Chief, Cokeburg Volunteer Fire Department



  Navigating the Future of AI
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology,
UPMC Health Sciences Tower,
222 Chestnut St.
Harrisburg, PA


Agenda/Testimony
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Charles Palmer, Associate Professor and Program Lead of Interactive Media, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
  •   ChatGPT, Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer, OpenAI
  •   Margaret Durkin, Executive Director – Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic Region, TechNet
  •   Madison Gooch, Vice President of watsonx, IBM



  Strengthening Our Rural Communities, hosted by Rep. Parke Wentling
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Penn-Northwest Development Corporation,
3580 Innovation Way,
Hermitage, PA 16148


Agenda/Testimony 
Video

Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Hon. Rod E. Wilt, Executive Director, Penn-Northwest Development Corporation
  •   Jake Rickert, Director of Workforce Development, Penn-Northwest Development Corporation
  •   Tracy Mantzell, Realtor, RE/MAX Select Realty
  •   Brent Fisher, Director of Operations, Joy Baking Group
  •   Michael Walton, CEO, Jamestown Coating Technologies



  Advancing Our Rural Connectivity, hosted by Rep. Rich Irvin
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Huntingdon County’s Bailey Building
Bailey Ballroom
233 Penn St.
Huntingdon, PA 16652


Agenda/Testimony 
Video
Press Release


Testifiers:
  •   Debra Clark-Loner, Executive Director, Huntingdon County Business & Industry
  •   David L. Smead, Jr., Fire Chief, Shavers Creek Valley Community Volunteer Fire Co.
  •   Rachel Papuga, Poject Manager, Alleghenies Broadband, Inc.
  •   Hon. Jeff Thomas, President and Chairman, Alleghenies Broadband, Inc. Board of Directors, and Huntingdon County Commissioner
  •   Dwight Rittenhouse, Board Member, Rural Broadband Cooperative
  •   Todd L. Eachus, President, Broadband Communications Association of Pennsylvania
  •   Brandon Carson, Executive Director, PA Broadband Development Authority