2024-25 State Budget Hearings: Department of Human Services

Mar. 06, 2024 / Embed

During the state budget hearing with the Department of Human Services, Rep. Mike Cabell asked Secretary Val Arkoosh what she thought of his bill that would help to prevent fraud by requiring a National Provider Identification Number for all Medicaid service providers in the Commonwealth.

2024-25 State Budget Hearings: Department of Education, Part. 2

Mar. 05, 2024 / Embed

During the state budget hearing with the Department of Education, Rep. Mike Cabell asked department officials about Kooth, the online mental health platform for students that’s being used in some Luzerne County school districts. Issues have been raised about the lack of parental involvement in the process, among other concerns.

2024-25 State Budget Hearings: Department of Education, Part. 1

Mar. 05, 2024 / Embed

During the state budget hearing with the Department of Education, Rep. Mike Cabell questioned Secretary Khalid Mumin about the school funding formula included in the governor's spending plan which appears to be a direct attack on rural school districts.

2024-25 State Budget Hearings: Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

Feb. 27, 2024 / Embed

During the state budget hearing with the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Rep. Mike Cabell asked Secretary Latika Davis-Jones what's being done to streamline the regulation process so providers can focus on treatment.

2024-25 State Budget Hearings: Department of State

Feb. 27, 2024 / Embed

During the state budget hearing with the Department of State, Rep. Mike Cabell asked Secretary Al Schmidt how election officials can ensure the security of mail-in ballot drop boxes across the Commonwealth.

2024-25 State Budget Hearings: Department of Labor and Industry

Feb. 26, 2024 / Embed

During the state budget hearing with the Department of Labor and Industry, Rep. Mike Cabell asked Secretary Nancy Walker about the department's response during the COVID-19 pandemic and requested assurances it will not engage in the same kind of enforcement overreach in the future.

2024-25 State Budget Hearings: Department of Corrections

Feb. 23, 2024 / Embed

During the state budget hearing with the Department of Corrections, Rep. Mike Cabell asked Secretary Laurel Harry about employee salaries whether the department’s budget request includes funding for wage increases.

2024-25 State Budget Hearings: Department of Agriculture

Feb. 22, 2024 / Embed

During the state budget hearing with the Department of Agriculture, Rep. Mike Cabell asked Secretary Russell Redding for an update on the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay and its impact on Pennsylvania.

2024-25 State Budget Hearings: PA Department of Emergency Management

Feb. 21, 2024 / Embed

During the state budget hearing with the PA Department of Emergency Management, Rep. Mike Cabell asked Executive Deputy Director Jeffrey Boyle what they’re doing to address the state's critical shortage of 911 emergency dispatchers.

2024-25 State Budget Hearings: Department of Community and Economic Development

Feb. 20, 2024 / Embed

During the state budget hearing with the Department of Community and Economic Development, Rep. Mike Cabell asked Secretary Rick Siger why a number of companies have recently chosen to locate in other states instead of Pennsylvania.