Education, corrections top final week of budget hearings

Budget hearings conclude this week in the Capitol with the final round of agency chiefs appearing before House and Senate appropriations committtees.

Expect interesting discussion when Education Secretary Ron Tomalis testifies before the Senate today and Corrections Secretary John Wetzel testifies before the House.

Budget hearings are being live-streamed on both the House GOP and Senate GOP websites. In case you missed any testimony, you can also find tapes hearings on the sites.

Today in the House -

10:00AM Department of Corrections/Board of Probation & Parole

1:00PM State System of Higher Education

2:30PM Pennsylvania Commission on Community Colleges

3:30PM Gaming Control Board

Today in the Senate

9:30am Department of Education

11:00am Department of State

1:00pm Department of Corrections/Office of Probation and Parole

Later this week in the House:

March 5

9:30AM Department of Agriculture

11:30AM Department of Conservation & Natural Resources

2:00PM Department of Health/Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs

3:30PM Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

March 6

9:30AM Department of Public Welfare

1:30PM Public Utility Commission

Small Business Advocate/Office of Consumer Advocate

3:00PM Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency/State Fire Commissioner

March 7

10:00AM Budget Secretary - Office of the Governor/Executive Offices

1:00PM Member Testimony

Later this week in the Senate

March 5

9:30am Department of Public Welfare

1:00pm PASSHE

3:00pm Department of Agriculture

March 6

9:30am Deptartment of Transportation

1:00pm Department of Labor & Industry

3:00pm Department of Banking & Securities

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