Budget Hearing Schedule

FY 2013-14 Budget Hearings
House Appropriations Committee 
Room 140 Main Capitol Building


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Budget Hearings - February 19, 2013
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 Dan Meuser; Deputy Secretary for Tax Policy Dan Hassell; Deputy Secretary for Administration Chuck Erdman; Deputy Secretary for Taxation Tom Armstrong; Todd Rucci, Executive Director for the PA Lottery
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Revenue Hearing

Budget Hearing for General Services
Testifiers: Secretary Sheri Phillips; Deputy Secretary for Administration James Henning
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript

Video of Department of General Services Hearing

Budget Hearings - February 20, 2013
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Environmental Protection
Testifier: Secretary Michael Krancer
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Environmental Protection Hearing

Budget Hearing for Judiciary
Testifier: Chief Justice Ronald Castille
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Judiciary Hearing

Budget Hearing for Pennsylvania State Police/ Office of Homeland Security
Testifiers: Colonel Frank Noonan, Commissioner; Lt. Colonel George Bivens; Director of Staff Services Marc Infantino; Lt. Colonel Scott Snyder; Lt. Colonel Huascar Rivera 
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Pennsylvania State Police/Office of Homeland Security Hearing

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 Hearings - February 21, 2013
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Auditor General 
Testifier: Auditor General Eugene DePasquale
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Auditor General

Budget Hearing for Treasury Department
Testifier: Treasuerer Rob McCord
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Treasury Department

Budget Hearing for Attorney General

Testifier: Attorney General Kathleen Kane
Hearing Transcript
Video of Attorney General

Budget Hearings - February 25, 2013
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Testifier: Major General Wesley E. Craig
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Budget Hearing for State-relateds (University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, Lincoln University) 
Testimony of Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, PITT

Testimony of President Rodney Erickson, PSU
Testimony of Dr. Neil Theobald, President, Temple
Testimony of Dr. Robert Jennings, President, Lincoln
Hearing Transcript
Video of State-relateds (University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, Lincoln University)


Budget Hearing for Department of Transportation 
Testifier: Secretary Barry Schoch
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Transportation

Budget Hearing for Mass Transit Agencies
Testimony of Capital Area Transit General Manager William Jones
Testimony of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority General Manager Joseph Casey
Testimony of Crawford Area Transportation Authority Executive Director Tim Geibel
Hearing Transcript
Video of Mass Transit Agencies

Budget Hearings - February 26, 2013
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Liquor Control Board 
Testifier: Chairman Joseph E. Brion
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Liquor Control Board

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

Budget Hearing for Department of Banking & Securities
Testifier: Secretary Glenn Moyer
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Banking & Securities

Budget Hearing for Department of Aging  
Testifier: Secretary Brian Duke
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Aging

Budget Hearing - February 27, 2013
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Department of Education 
Testifier: Secretary Ronald Tomalis
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Education

Budget Hearing for Public School Employees Retirement System/State Employees Retirement System 
Testifiers: Jeffrey Clay, Executive Director (PSERS); David Durbin, Executive Director (SERS)Hearing Transcript
Video of Public School Employees Retirement System/State Employees Retirement System

Budget Hearing for Office of Open Records 
Testifier: Terry Mutchler, Executive Director
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Office of Open Records

Budget Hearing - February 28, 2013
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Department of State 
Testifier: Secretary Carole Aichele
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of State

Budget Hearing for Department of Community & Economic Development 
Testifier: Secretary C. Alan Walker
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Community & Economic Development

Budget Hearing for Insurance Department 
Testifier: Commissioner Michael Consedine
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Insurance Department


Budget Hearing - March 4, 2013
Budget Hearing Summary

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

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

Budget Hearing for Pennsylvania Commission on Community Colleges 
Testifier: Diane Bosak, Executive Director
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Pennsylvania Commission on Community Colleges

Budget Hearing for Gaming Control Board 
Testifier: Chairman William Ryan
Hearing Transcript

Budget Hearings - March 5, 2013
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Department of Agriculture 
Testifier: Secretary George Greig
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Agriculture

Budget Hearing for Department of Conservation & Natural Resources 
Testifier: Secretary Richard Allan
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Conservation & Natural Resources

Budget Hearing for Department of Health/Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs
Testifiers: Acting Secretary Michael Wolf (Health); Secretary Gary Tennis (Drug & Alcohol)
Written Submitted Testimony - Department of Health
Written Submitted Testimony - Department of Drug & Alcohol
Video of Department of Health/Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs

Budget Hearing for Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology 
Testifier: Dr. William Griscom, President
Hearing Transcript
Video of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Budget Hearings - March 6, 2013
Budget Hearing Summary


Budget Hearing for Department of Public Welfare 
Testifier: Secretary Gary Alexander
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Public Welfare

Budget Hearing for Public Utility Commission
Testifiers: Chairman Robert Powelson (PUC)
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Public Utility Commission

Budget Hearing for Small Business Advocate/Office of Consumer Advocate
Testifiers: Small Business Advocate Steven Gray; Consumer Advocate Tanya McCloskey
Hearing Transcript
Video of Small Business Advocate/Office of Consumer Advocate

Budget Hearing for Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency/State Fire Commissioner
Testifier: Glenn Cannon, Director
Hearing Transcript
Video of Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency/State Fire Commissioner

Budget Hearings - March 7, 2013
Budget Hearing Summary

Budget Hearing for Budget Secretary - Office of the Governor/Executive Offices
Testifier: Secertary Charles Zogby
Hearing Transcript
Video of Budget Secretary - Office of the Governor/Executive Offices

Budget Hearing for Member Testimony 
Hearing Transcript
Video of Member Testimony