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Op-Ed: Wolf’s State Police Tax Discriminates Against Rural Pennsylvanians

June 08, 2017
Let’s start by getting one thing straight: State Police coverage is not free for anyone in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]

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Statewide Radio System

June 08, 2017
Senator Scott Martin questions Major Diane Stackhouse, Bureau of Communications & Information Services, Pennsylvania State Police, about the statewide radio system during a joint hearing of the the Senate Communications & Technology Committee, the Senate Law & Justice Committee, and the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee.     [Read More]

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State Police Coverage Fees

June 08, 2017
At a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Infrastructure, Environment and Government Operations on the Governor’s proposed municipal fee for State Police coverage, Senator Scott Martin questions the panel of testifiers.     [Read More]

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Amendment to SB 522 (Consolidation of Corrections and Probation & Parole)

May 25, 2017
Note: My amendment to name the new department the Department of Corrections passed with a unanimous vote and will save millions in tax dollars. SB 522 passed out of the Senate on May 24, 2017.     [Read More]

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Protest Preparation Seminar

May 05, 2017
Seminar hosted by Senator Martin for law enforcement, municipal officials and first responders to prepare for protests related to the potential construction of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline through portions of Lancaster County.     [Read More]

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Senate Committee Endorses Collective Bargaining Transparency Measures

April 25, 2017
  The Senate State Government Committee approved two bills today that would improve transparency of the process of negotiating the salaries and benefits of government and school employees.   [Read More]

Senator Martin Proposes Plan to Reduce Medicaid Costs, Improve Patient Outcomes

April 10, 2017
Senator Scott Martin (R-13) introduced legislation today that would help the state take advantage of new technology to reduce Medicaid costs and improve patient care. Listen   [Read More]

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Op-ed: Medicaid Reform is What the Doctor Ordered

March 31, 2017
Healthcare continues to be a subject of intense public debate, and rightfully so.    [Read More]

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The Impact of Heroin Addiction

March 17, 2017
Heroin now exceeds alcohol as the number one addiction in Lancaster County.  This clip is an overview on the devastating social and economic impact this addiction has on county governments.    [Read More]

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Department of Environmental Protection Budget Hearing

March 09, 2017
Senator Martin questions Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.     [Read More]

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Department of Health & Human Services Budget Hearing

March 08, 2017
Senator Martin questions existing department heads during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Governor’s newly-proposed Pennsylvania Department of Health & Human Services.     [Read More]

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Department of Revenue Budget Hearing

March 06, 2017
Senator Martin questions Secretary Eileen McNulty during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.     [Read More]

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Department of Community & Economic Development Budget Hearing

March 06, 2017
Senator Martin questions Secretary Dennis Davin during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development     [Read More]

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PEMA and Fire Commissioner Budget Hearing

March 02, 2017
Senator Martin questions agency officials during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.     [Read More]

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Liquor Control Board Budget Hearing

March 02, 2017
Senator Martin questions LCB board members during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.     [Read More]

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Department of Corrections/Office of Probation & Parole Budget Hearing

March 02, 2017
Senator Martin questions Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel and Chairman of the Board of Probation & Parole Leo Dunn during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the proposed Department of Criminal Justice, merging the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation & Parole.     [Read More]

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Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Budget Hearing

March 01, 2017
Senator Martin questions questions DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources.     [Read More]

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State-Related Universities Budget Hearing

March 01, 2017
Senator Martin questions the university presidents during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the State-Related Universities (Penn State, Pitt, Temple and Lincoln).     [Read More]

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Department of Military & Veterans Affairs Budget Hearing

March 01, 2017
Senator Martin questions questions Adjutant General Anthony Carrelli during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Pennsylvania Department of Military & Veterans Affairs.     [Read More]

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Judiciary Budget Hearing

February 28, 2017
Senator Martin questions administrators and judges during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System.     [Read More]

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Department of Labor & Industry Budget Hearing

February 28, 2017
Senator Martin questions Secretary Kathy Manderino during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Labor & Industry.     [Read More]

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PennDOT Budget Hearing

February 27, 2017
Senator Martin questions PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Transportation.     [Read More]

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Department of General Services Budget Hearing

February 27, 2017
Senator Martin questions Secretary Curt Topper during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of General Services.     [Read More]

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Department of Agriculture Budget Hearing

February 27, 2017
Senator Martin questions Secretary Russell Redding during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Agriculture.     [Read More]

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State Police Budget Hearing

February 23, 2017
Senator Martin questions Commissioner Col. Tyree Blocker during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Pennsylvania State Police.     [Read More]

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State System of Higher Education Budget Hearing

February 23, 2017
Senator Martin questions SSHE Chancellor Frank Brogan during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the State System of Higher Education.     [Read More]

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Attorney General Budget Hearing

February 22, 2017
Senator Martin questions Attorney General Josh Shapiro during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Office of Attorney General.     [Read More]

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Auditor General Budget Hearing

February 22, 2017
Senator Martin questions Auditor General Eugene DePasquale during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Office of Auditor General.     [Read More]

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Department of State Budget Hearing

February 22, 2017
Senator Martin questions Secretary Pedro Cortes during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Pennsylvania Department of State.     [Read More]

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Independent Fiscal Office Budget Hearing

February 21, 2017
Senator Martin questions officials from the Independent Fiscal Office during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings.     [Read More]