Budget Hearing Schedule
2016-17 Budget Hearings
House Appropriations Committee 
Room 140 Main Capitol Building


Budget Hearing Schedule- Printable Version 

Budget Hearings - February 22, 2016
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Independent Fiscal Office
Testifiers: Director Matthew Knittel
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Independent Fiscal Office Hearing

Budget Hearing for Department of Revenue
Testifiers: Secretary Eileen McNulty
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Revenue Hearing

Budget Hearing for Office of Open Records
Testifiers: Director Erik Arneson
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Office of Open Records

Budget Hearings - February 23, 2016
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Treasury
Testifier: Treasurer Timothy Reese
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Treasury Hearing


Budget Hearing for Auditor General

Testifier: Auditor General DePasquale
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Auditor General Hearing

Budget Hearing for Judiciary
Testifier: Justice Max Baer, Justice Debra Todd, Court Administrator Thomas Darr, Budget Administrator Kenneth Crump
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Judiciary Hearing

Budget Hearings - February 24, 2016
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Gaming Control Board 
Testifier: Chairman David Barasch
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Gaming Control Board


Budget Hearing for Aging
Testifiers: Secretary Teresa Osborne
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript

Video of Department of Aging Hearing

Budget Hearing for Public Utility Commission
Testifiers: Chairwoman Gladys Brown
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Public Utility Commission

Budget Hearing for Small Business Advocate/Office of Consumer Advocate
Testifiers: Small Business Advocate John Evans; Acting Consumer Advocate Tanya McCloskey
Submitted Written Testimony Small Business Advocate
Submitted Written Testimony Consumer Advocate
Hearing Transcript
Video of Small Business Advocate/Office of Consumer Advocate

Budget Hearing - February 25, 2016
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Liquor Control Board 
Testifier: Chairman Tim Holden
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Liquor Control Board

Budget Hearing for Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
Testifiers: President James Preston; Nathan Hench
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Hearing

Budget Hearing for Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Testifier: Dr. William Griscom
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Thaddeus Stevens

Budget Hearing - February 29, 2016
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Department of Community & Economic Development 
Testifier: Secretary Denis Davin
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Community & Economic Development

Budget Hearing for Department of State
Testifiers: Secretary Pedro Cortes
Written Submitted Testimony
Video of Department of State
Hearing Transcript

Budget Hearing for Department of Conservation & Natural Resources 
Testifier: Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Conservation & Natural Resources

Budget Hearing for Attorney General
Testifiers: Attorney General Kathleen Kane
Hearing Transcript
Video of Attorney General Hearing 

Budget Hearing - March 1, 2016
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Environmental Protection
Testifier: Secretary John Quigley
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Environmental Protection Hearing

Budget Hearing for Pennsylvania State Police/ Office of Homeland Security
Testifiers: Colonel Tyree Blocker
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Pennsylvania State Police/Office of Homeland Security Hearing

Budget Hearing for Department of Transportation 
Testifier: Secretary Leslie Richards
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Transportation

Budget Hearing - March 2, 2016
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for State System of Higher Education
Testifier: Dr. Frank Brogan, Chancellor
Hearing Transcript
Video of State System of Higher Education

Budget Hearing for State-Related Universities
Testifiers: Dr. Eric Barron (Penn State), Dr. Patrick Gallagher (University of Pittsburgh), Dr. Richard Green (Lincoln), Dr. Neil Theobald (Temple)
Written Submitted Testimony- Penn State
Written Submitted Testimony- Temple
Written Submitted Testimony- Lincoln
Written Submitted Testimony- Pitt
Hearing Transcript
Video of State-Related Universities

Budget Hearing for Pennsylvania Commission on Community Colleges 
Testifier: Elizabeth A. Bolden, President & CEO, PA Commission for Community Colleges; Dr. Nick Neupauer, President, Butler County Community College and Chair of the Board; Dr. John Sygielski, President, HACC
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Pennsylvania Commission on Community Colleges

Budget Hearing - March 3, 2016
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Department of Corrections/Board of Probation & Parole
Testifiers: Secretary John Wetzel (Corrections); Chairman Michael Green (Probation & Parole)
Written Submitted Testimony - Corrections
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Corrections/Board of Probation & Parole

Budget Hearing for Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Testifier: Acting Adjunct General Anthony Carrelli
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Budget Hearing for Department of Labor & Industry 
Testifier: Secretary Kathy Manderino
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Labor & Industry


Budget Hearing - March 7, 2016
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Public School Employees' and State Employees' Retirement Systems
Testifiers: 
Written Submitted Testimony- PSERS
Written Submitted Testimony- SERS
Hearing Transcript
Video of PSERS/SERS

Budget Hearing for Department of Banking and Securities
Testifiers: Secretary Robin Wiessmann
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Banking and Securities

Budget Hearing for Department of Insurance
Testifiers: Commissioner Teresa Miller
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Office of Department of Insurance

Budget Hearing - March 8, 2016
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Department of Health/Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs
Testifiers: Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy (Health); Secretary Gary Tennis (Drug & Alcohol)
Written Submitted Testimony - Department of Health
Written Submitted Testimony- Department of Drug & Alcohol
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Health/Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs

Budget Hearing for Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency/Fire Commissioner
Testifiers: Director Richard Flinn, Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay
Written Submitted Testimony- PEMA
Written Submitted Testimony- Fire Commissioner 
Hearing Transcript
Video of PEMA/Fire Commissioner

Budget Hearing for Department of Education
Testifier: Secretary Pedro Rivera
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Education

Budget Hearing - March 9, 2016
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Department of Human Services
Testifier: Secretary Ted Dallas
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Human Services

Budget Hearing for Department of Agriculture
Testifiers: Secretary Russell Redding
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Agriculture Hearing

Budget Hearing for General Services
Testifiers: Secretary Curtis Topper
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript

Video of Department of General Services Hearing

Budget Hearing - March 10, 2016

Budget Hearing for Office of the Budget
Testifiers: Secretary Randy Albright
Hearing Transcript
Video of Office of the Budget Pt 1
Video of Office of the Budget Pt 2

Budget Hearing for Member Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Member Testimony