PASSHE Integration Plan Update

Oct. 28, 2021 / Embed

At a joint hearing of the House Appropriations and House Education committees earlier this week, lawmakers had the opportunity to question Daniel Greenstein, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). The hearing focused on the system's ongoing integration of universities in the western part of the state and here in the northeast, including Mansfield University. Rep. Clint Owlett posed some questions about the impact of the integration on student scholarships at Mansfield and the university's financial status.

Clearing Streams

Oct. 28, 2021 / Embed

During a meeting of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee yesterday, Rep. Clint Owlett took the opportunity to raise the issue of empowering land owners to clear gravel bars and other debris out of our creeks. This has a negative impact on water quality in the bay, and more importantly for farmers and landowners in our region, it ties their hands on taking the steps necessary to protect against damaging and potentially dangerous flooding.

Conversations with Clint: Redistricting

Oct. 14, 2021 / Embed

On this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett sits down with House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove to talk about why redistricting is so important and the Legislature’s commitment to fairness and transparency throughout the process. This was recorded prior to the committee’s hearing on congressional redistricting held in Wellsboro on Oct. 13.

Conversations with Clint: Supporting Children and Families

Jun. 24, 2021 / Embed

On this episode of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett is joined by Robin Adams, a leading child and family advocate in Tioga County, and her son, Asa, to talk about local and statewide efforts to support children and families impacted by drug abuse and other trauma. They discuss the work of I’mPACT and Asa’s place, two nonprofit organizations Robin founded, as well as legislation (House Bill 253) Owlett sponsored to create a task force to address the growing number of children born to parents with substance abuse disorders.

Conversations with Clint: Voting Rights Protection Act

Jun. 16, 2021 / Embed

In this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett talks with Rep. Seth Grove, chairman of the House State Government Committee and prime sponsor of legislation that would make comprehensive reforms to the state’s Election Code to improve security, integrity and accessibility. House Bill 1300 was endorsed by the committee June 15 and is now awaiting action in the state House.

Conversations with Clint: The Covid-19 Emergency Has Ended

Jun. 10, 2021 / Embed

On this week’s Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett talks with fellow Rep. Andrew Lewis of Dauphin County about action in the state House and Senate to fully TERMINATE Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster emergency declaration. The lawmakers also took the opportunity to talk about upcoming election reform legislation and Owlett’s bill to help children impacted by the ongoing opioid crisis.

House Health Committee Hearing on Fetal Experiments

May. 04, 2021 / Embed

Rep. Clint Owlett questions David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress about reports of fetal experiments being conducted at the University of Pittsburgh. The hearing is one of several being held regarding pro-life and abortion issues.

Task Force to Address Impacts of Opioid Abuse on Infants, Children

May. 04, 2021 / Embed

Rep. Clint Owlett advocates for passage of legislation to help infants born to parents with substance abuse disorders in a meeting of the House Children and Youth Committee. House Bill 253 would establish a task force to focus on the impact of the opioid abuse epidemic on children.

Government Should be Customer-Service Focused

May. 03, 2021 / Embed

Rep. Clint Owlett outlines the need for his legislation (HB 855) to require the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs to offer licensees the option to apply for or renew their business licenses on paper rather than online.

Conversations with Clint: Make Your Voice Heard on May 18 Ballot Questions

Apr. 22, 2021 / Embed

On this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett and Rep. Andrew Lewis of Dauphin County discuss proposed constitutional amendments on the May 18 primary election ballot that give voters the opportunity to weigh in on how the state handles future disaster emergency declarations. The lawmakers discuss the wording of the questions, what they mean and why they voted to put the questions on the ballot.