Budget Hearing Schedule
2018-19 Budget Hearings
House Appropriations Committee 
Room 140 Main Capitol Building


Budget Hearing Schedule- Printable Version 

Budget Hearings - February 20, 2018

Budget Hearing for Independent Fiscal Office
Testifiers: Director Matthew Knittel; Deputy Director Mark Ryan
Written Submitted Testimony / Revenue Estimate Performance / Economic and Revenue Update
Hearing Transcript
Video of Independent Fiscal Office Hearing

Budget Hearing for Department of Revenue
Testifiers: Secretary Dan Hassell; Amy Gil, Deputy Secretary for Tax Policy; Christin Heidingsfelder, Deputy Secretary for Adminstration; Drew Svitko, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Lottery
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Revenue Hearing


Budget Hearings - February 21, 2018

Job Creation in Pennsylvania
Testifiers: Secretary Denis Davin (DCED), Acting Secretary Jerry Oleksiak (Labor & Industry), James Preston (PHEAA)

Written Submitted Testimony- PHEAA
Hearing Transcript
Video of Job Creation in Pennsylvania

Ensuring Stability of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education 
Testifier: Acting Chancellor Karen Whitney
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of PASSHE



Budget Hearings - February 22, 2018

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

Budget Hearing for Department of Conservation & Natural Resources 
Testifier: Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn; Mike Walsh, Deputy Secretary for Administration; John Norbeck, Deputy Secretary for Parks & Forestry; Lauren Imgrund, Deputy Secretary for Conservation & Technical Services
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Conservation & Natural Resources


Budget Hearing - February 26, 2018

Budget Hearing for Environmental Protection
Testifier: Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Environmental Protection Hearing

Career and Technical Education
Testifiers: 
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript

Video of Career and Technical Education

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


Budget Hearing - February 27, 2018

Reducing Costs in the Correctional System
Testifier: Secretary John Wetzel (Corrections); Chairman Leo Dunn (Probation & Parole)

Written Submitted Testimony - Corrections
Written Submitted Testimony- Probation and Parole
Response to Questions Asked
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Corrections/Board of Probation & Parole

Budget Hearing for Office of Administration- Office for Informational Technology
Testifiers: Secretary Sharon Minnich
Written Submitted Testimony 
Office of Administration Power Point
Hearing Transcript

Video of Office of Administration


Budget Hearing - February 28, 2018

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

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

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


Budget Hearing - March 1, 2018

Combating Opioids in Pennsylvania Pt. 1
Testifier: Secretary 
Hearing Transcript
Video of Combating Opioids in Pennsylvania

Combating Opioids in Pennsylvania Pt. 2
Testifier: Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Hearing Transcript
Video of Combating Opioids in Pennsylvania


Budget Hearing - March 5, 2018

Budget Hearing for Department of Education
Testifier: Secretary Pedro Rivera
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Education Part 1
Video of Department of Education Part 2 

Budget Hearing - March 6, 2018

Budget Hearing for Department of Human Services
Testifier: Acting Secretary Teresa Miller
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Human Services Part 1
Video of Human Services Part 2
Written Response to Questions Asked

Budget Hearing - March 7, 2018

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 Office of Inspector General
Testifiers: Inspector General Bruce Beemer
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Office of Inspector General

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


Budget Hearing - March 8, 2018

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