Conversations with Clint Topic: Center for Dairy Excellence

Oct. 14, 2020 / Embed

The Center for Dairy Excellence was established to provide assistance to Pennsylvania’s dairy farming families and to act as a catalyst for strengthening the industry. It also works to inspire the Commonwealth’s next generation of dairy farmers. Rep. Clint Owlett was recently appointed to serve on the center’s board of directors. On this edition of Conversations with Clint, he is joined by Jayne Sebright, the center’s executive director, to discuss the important work they do.

Conversations with Clint: Veto Override Fails

Sep. 23, 2020 / Embed

On this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett is joined by Rep. Mike Reese of Westmoreland and Somerset counties, prime sponsor of legislation that would have allowed our LOCAL school officials to make decisions about school sports, activities and spectators. The House returned to session this week to attempt to override the governor’s veto of House Bill 2787. While it initially passed the House with a veto-proof majority of 155 “yes” votes, two dozen members changed their vote on Wednesday, causing the effort to fail.

Conversations with Clint: The Latest from the State Capitol

Sep. 04, 2020 / Embed

On this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett outlines key issues addressed by the state House during its Sept. 1-2 session. The issues include election reforms; ensuring local control for school sports, activities and spectators; the failed attempt to override the governor’s veto of a bill to end his COVID-19 emergency declaration; and the challenges facing the restaurant industry.

Conversations With Clint: Covid-19 Impacts

Aug. 28, 2020 / Embed

On this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett is joined by Rep. Seth Grove of York County and Rep. Tina Pickett of Bradford, Sullivan and Susquehanna counties to discuss several COVID-19-related issues. They include contact tracing, restaurant impacts, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of the governor’s policies on readmitting COVID-positive residents in nursing homes, the secret deal that allowed the Carlisle Car Show to far exceed the governor’s attendance limits on outside events and more.

Conversations with Clint: CARES Money Helps Counties Deal with COVID-19

Aug. 07, 2020 / Embed

In this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett highlights the importance of local control in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and specifically in awarding grants to help local businesses, municipalities, first responders, nonprofit organizations and more. Guests on the program are Marc Rice, director of risk management for Tioga County, and Matt Williams, Bradford County planning director.

Conversations with Clint: Fighting for Your Right to Know

Jul. 23, 2020 / Embed

In this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett talks with York County Rep. Seth Grove about his bill to ensure Right-to-Know requests from the media, members of the public and lawmakers are handled even during times of emergency. The bill passed the House and Senate unanimously, but the governor has threatened to veto.

Conversations with Clint: Howdy Sheriffs!

Jul. 09, 2020 / Embed

In this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett invites Sheriff C.J. Walters of Bradford County and Sheriff Frank Levindoski of Tioga County out to his back porch to answer questions about concealed carry during the pandemic and other efforts to keep their communities safe.

Conversations with Clint: Back to School at Mansfield University

Jun. 26, 2020 / Embed

In this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett talks with Dr. Charles Patterson about Mansfield University’s plans to bring students back to campus safely despite COVID-19 and other efforts to help the university grow and thrive in the future.

Conversations with Clint: Dealing with COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities

Jun. 19, 2020 / Embed

Rep. Owlett talks with Zach Shamberg of the PA Health Care Association about the great work long-term care providers do on a daily basis and how they are working to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19.

Conversations with Clint: How Do You Budget in a Pandemic?

Jun. 05, 2020 / Embed

On this week’s episode of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett is joined by a frequent guest, Rep. Seth Grove of York County, for a discussion of the recent enactment of a short-term, “bridge” budget that covers the first five months of the 2020-21 fiscal year. The rationale behind adopting a short-term budget is to give lawmakers and the administration more time to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on revenue collections for the year.