2020-21 Budget Hearings: Owlett Questions Budget Secretary

Mar. 05, 2020 / Embed

In the final state budget hearing, Rep. Owlett questions Budget Secretary Jen Swails about why the governor is proposing flat funding for school transportation for the next five years when the department is chronically short on funds for this line item, to the tune of more than $150 million in this fiscal year alone.

2020-21 Budget Hearings: Owlett Asks a Question in Department of Human Services Hearing

Mar. 04, 2020 / Embed

Rep. Clint Owlett questions Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller about the agency spending well beyond what was budgeted for it last year and how officials can better anticipate program needs.

Rep. Owlett PASSHE Budget 2020-21 House Appropriations Hearing

Mar. 03, 2020 / Embed

Rep. Clint Owlett questions the chancellor of the PA State System of Higher Education about workforce development and how the university system adjusts to changing needs and demands.

2020-21 Budget Hearings: Owlett Questions Department of Education

Mar. 02, 2020 / Embed

Rep. Clint Owlett questions officials with the Department of Education about significant increase in their general operations spending. More than a third of the annual state budget is dedicated to education (from pre-K through higher education). In fact, the governor is proposing more than $14 billion in funding for education in the 2020-21 fiscal year.

2020-21 Budget Hearings: Owlett Questions PHEAA

Mar. 02, 2020 / Embed

Rep. Clint Owlett asks officials with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) about the governor’s proposed $200 million college tuition scholarship program.

Conversations with Clint: What’s the Real Story with the Governor’s Budget Proposal?

Feb. 27, 2020 / Embed

In this episode of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett talks with fellow Appropriations Committee Reps. Matt Gabler (Clearfield and Elk counties), Seth Grove (York County) and Jesse Topper (Bedford, Franklin and Fulton counties) about the second week of state budget hearings. As members dig deep into the governor’s plan, they find more borrowing, funding for proven programs eliminated in favor of new initiatives, and ultimately, a budget that balances only on paper.

2020-21 Budget Hearings: Owlett Questions Department of Community and Economic Development

Feb. 26, 2020 / Embed

Rep. Clint Owlett questions Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin about "lapsed" funds in the agency's budget and how those could be directed to address our economic growth challenges, such as workforce development and child care.

2020-21 Budget Hearings: Owlett Questions Department of Agriculture

Feb. 26, 2020 / Embed

Recognizing the importance of investing in our state's dairy industry, Rep. Clint Owlett questions Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding about the administration's plans to support this vital sector of our agriculture industry in the upcoming year's budget proposal.

2020-21 Budget Hearings: Department of Transportation

Feb. 25, 2020 / Embed

Rep. Clint Owlett questions Acting PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian about how road and bridge projects are prioritized and funded.

2020-21 Budget Hearings: Owlett Questions Liquor Control Board Officials

Feb. 25, 2020 / Embed

During budget hearings at the state Capitol, Rep. Clint Owlett questions Liquor Control Board officials about efforts to stop underage drinking.