Conversations with Clint: Leading PA’s Economic Recovery
Mar. 26, 2021 / Embed
On this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett talks with Rep. Josh Kail of Beaver and Washington counties about the Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback initiative. The pro-jobs, pro-families and pro-growth legislative package is designed to aid the state’s economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conversations with Clint: Supporting Child Testifiers
Mar. 19, 2021 / Embed
In this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett talks with fellow Rep. Tim Bonner about legislation to help ensure justice for child victims. House Bill 156 would give courts the option to permit hearsay statements concerning violent or sexual offenses against children when the victim is 16 years of age or under (rather than 12 or under in current law). Rep. Bonner is a former prosecutor and shares some great insights about the challenges of ensuring justice in cases involving child victims and how a change in this law would help.
Conversations with Clint Topic: Coronavirus Aid Update
Dec. 30, 2020 / Embed
Congress has been working on another coronavirus aid package to support struggling families and employers across the Commonwealth and the country. Join me for a conversation with Congressman Fred Keller as we discuss the good, the bad and the ugly about the package, which goes far beyond COVID relief and spends $2.3 trillion. We also touch on some issue priorities for the coming session, including rural broadband expansion, energy development and workforce development.
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.