Economic Development and Community Revitalization Impact of Pennsylvania’s Breweries

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Public Hearing

Economic Development and Community Revitalization Impact of Pennsylvania’s Breweries

Monday July 23, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.

Yuengling Brewery 
310 Mill Creek Avenue
Pottsville, PA 17901

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10:00 a.m.       Welcome and Opening Remarks  

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Dave Casinelli, Yuengling Brewery
Dick Yuengling, Yuengling Brewery

 10:05 a.m.       Roundtable Discussion

Krystjan Callahan, Maverick  Strategies
Robert Carl, Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce
Dave Clews, Pottsville Business Association
Bill Covaleski, Victory Brewery
Ryan Dellinger, Senator Vulakovich’s Office
Tom Drogalis, Schuylkill County Historical Society
Jerry Enders, Schuylkill County Visitors’ Bureau
Gina Gargano, Schuylkill County Visitors’ Bureau
Schuylkill County Commissioner George Halcovage
Brian Hansbury, Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation
Representative Doyle Heffley 
Wayne Henninger, Brewers of Pennsylvania
Representative Jerry Knowles
Chris Lampe, Weyerbacher Brewery
Savas Logothetides, Pottsville Area Development Corporation
Fred Maier, Susquehanna Brewing Company
Chad Reichard, Senator Alloway’s Office
Senator Mario Scavello
Jessica Seiders, Yuengling Brewery
Schuylkill County Commissioner Frank Staudenmeier
Debbie Yuengling, Yuengling Brewery
Frank Zukas, Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation

12:00 p.m.      Adjourn

Public Hearing on PA’s Clean Fill and Regulated Fill Standards

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Public Hearing

 PA’s Clean Fill and Regulated Fill Standards

July 9, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.

 Wind Gap Middle School
1620 Teels Road
Pen Argyl, PA 18072

 

10:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks  

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee

Senator Mario Scavello

10:10 a.m. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

George Hartenstein, Deputy Secretary, Waste, Air, Radiation and Remediation

Ramez Ziadeh, Acting Executive Deputy Secretary, Programs

10:30 a.m. Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry

Kevin Sunday, Director, Government Affairs 

10:45 a.m. Citizens Panel

Ty Bartosh, Green Walk Trout Hatchery

Paul Smith, Ret. Director of Transportation & Logistics, Fortune 500 Companies

11:15 a.m. Industry Professionals

Brian Hilliard, Valley Industrial Properties, LLC

Walter Hungarter, RT Environmental Services, Inc.

John Tallerico, Barnsdale Associates 

11:45 a.m. Local Elected Officials

John Bermingham, Supervisor, Upper Mount Bethel Township

David Due, Supervisor, Upper Mount Bethel Township

Mike Harakal, Jr., Mayor, Whitehall Township

Barry Schweitzer, Council Member, Bangor Borough
Member, Bangor Borough Authority

12:15 p.m. Adjourn

Written Testimony Submitted

Catherine Libertz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Eric Andreus, Nestle Waters

John Kulak, resident

State of New Jersey, Commission of Investigation – Dirty Dirt: The Corrupt Recycling of Contaminated Soil and Debris

Workshop on Historic Preservation Tax Credits

Senate Majority Policy Committee
and
Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee

WORKSHOP 

Historic Preservation Tax Credits 

June 18, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. 
Room 461 | Main Capitol – State Capitol
Harrisburg, PA 17120

 

10:30 a.m.       Welcome and Opening Remarks 

  • Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
  • Senator Tom McGarrigle, Chairman, Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee 

10:35 a.m.       Roundtable Discussion

  • Representative Bob Freeman
  • Scott Compton, AIA Pennsylvania
  • Mindy Crawford, Preservation Pennsylvania – Attachment 1, Attachment 2
  • Carling Dinkler, Enhanced Capital
  • Scott Doyle, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission – Attachment 1, Attachment 2
  • Julie Fitzpatrick, Pennsylvania Downtown Center
  • Ron Grutza, Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs
  • Cindy Hamilton, Heritage Consulting Group
  • Bryce Maretzki, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
  • Dave Martens, Zamagias Properties
  • Melissa Morgan, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors
  • Howard Pollman, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
  • Rick Schuettler, Pennsylvania Municipal League
  • Alan Shuman, Shuman Development Group
  • Amy Sturges, Pennsylvania Municipal League
  • Ed Troxell, Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs

12:00 p.m.      Adjourn

Written Testimony Submitted

Policy Briefing Welfare Reform

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Tuesday, June 12, 2018  at 9 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A

Policy Briefing Welfare Reform

 

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee

9:05 a.m. Ron Haskins
Senior Fellow and Cabot Family Chair in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
Presentation

10:30 a.m. Adjourn

Policy Briefing on Welfare Reform

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Welfare Reform 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. 

Hearing Room 1, NOB

 

10:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee

10:05 a.m. Sam Adolphsen
Senior Fellow, Foundation for Government Accountability
Vice President, Rockwood Solutions

11:30 a.m. Adjourn

Free Speech on College Campuses

Senate Majority Policy Committee

PUBLIC HEARING

Free Speech on College Campuses

January 23, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.

Hearing Room No. 1 | North Office Building

State Capitol

Harrisburg, PA 17120

 

 

10:00 a.m.       Welcome and Opening Remarks

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee

10:05 a.m.      Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Joe Cohn, Legislative & Policy Director

Tyler Coward, Legislative Counsel

10:30 a.m.       Widener University Delaware Law School

Rodney A. Smolla, Dean & Professor of Law

10:45 a.m.       Temple University

Dr. Valerie Harrison, Senior Advisor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

11:00 a.m.       Adjourn

Laurel Pipeline

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Laurel Pipeline 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. 

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A

 

 

9:30 a.m.         Welcome and Opening Remarks

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Tom Killion

9:35 a.m.         Panel #1

Christopher A. Ruggiero, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Monroe Energy, LLC

Mike Lorenz, Executive Vice President Petroleum Supply, Sheetz

10:00 a.m.       Panel #2

David Arnold, Vice President, Domestic Pipelines for Buckeye Partners, L.P.

Dave MacGregor, Principal, Post and Schell – Attachment 1 – Forbes

10:30 a.m.       Adjourn

Written testimony submitted:

Commonwealth Foundation
Allegheny Institute
Steamfitters

Reforming Pennsylvania’s School Property Tax System

Senate Majority Policy Committee

PUBLIC FORUM 

Reforming Pennsylvania’s School Property Tax System 

September 20, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. 

Bethlehem Township Municipal Building
4225 Easton Avenue | Bethlehem Township, PA 18020

 

6:00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks                
Senator Lisa Boscola, 18th Senatorial District, and Chair, Senate Democratic Policy Committee
Senator David G. Argall, 29th Senatorial District, and Chair, Senate Majority Policy Committee              

6:10 p.m.

Summary of School Tax Reform Legislation in General Assembly

6:15 p.m.

Senate Bill 76 Overview
Ron Boltz, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations
Jim Rodkey, Lebanon County

6:30 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion

All attending Senators
Jack Gross, Member, Greater Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors
Cass Chies, Member, Greater Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors
Darrin Youker, Director of State Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Ron Boltz, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations
Jim Rodkey, Lebanon County Property Rights Committee
Jeff Garis, Outreach and Engagement Director, PA Budget and Policy Center

7:15 p.m.

Public Comment/Questions

7:55 p.m.

Adjournment and Closing Remarks
Senator Lisa Boscola

Roundtable on Blight/Revitalization Issues

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Roundtable

Blight/Revitalization Issues 

September 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Hamot Campus
118 East 2nd Street | Erie, PA 16507

 

10:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Dan Laughlin

10:10 a.m. Roundtable Discussion

Sonya Arrington, Erie City Council
Jeremy Bloeser, Executive Director, Bayfront Eastside Task Force (BEST)
David Brennan, Erie City Council
John Buchna, Executive Director, Erie Downtown Partnership/Main Street Program
Heather Caspar, Executive Director, Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network
Dave Deter, Executive Director, Erie Redevelopment Authority
Edward DiMattio, Erie County Council District 6
Mark Dombrowski, VP, Government Relations, Erie Insurance
Sean Fedorko, Radius Co-Work
Anna Frantz, Executive Director, Our West Bayfront
Charles “Boo” Hagerty, Chief Development Officer, Hamot Health Foundation
Dr. Walter Iwanenko, VP of Academic Affairs, Gannon University
Vicki Leap, Chief of Staff, Representative Parke Wentling
Christina Marsh, Senior Vice President, Erie Insurance
Raymond Moluski, UPMC
Tim Necastro, President & CEO, Erie Insurance
Rick Novotny, Executive Director, Erie County Redevelopment Authority
Benjamin Pratt, Vice President, Growth Partnership, Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership
Erika Ramalho, Government Relations, Gannon University
Jake Rouch, Vice President, Economic Development, Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership
Amy Schmidt, Chief of Staff, Representative Ryan Bizzarro
Sheila Sterrett, Senator Pat Toomey’s office
Dr. Keith Taylor, President, Gannon University
Katrina Vincent, Director of Real Estate, Corry Redevelopment Authority
Chip Wachter, Kidder Wachter Architecture & Design
Tim Wachter, Knox Law Firm
Brett Wiler, Director of Research, Grants, and Business Outreach, Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership
Kathy Wyrosdick, Director of Planning, Erie County
Beth Zewe, Edinboro University

11:50 a.m. Public Comment/Questions

12:00 p.m. Adjourn

                           

Blight/Revitalization Issues

Senate Majority Policy Committee

PUBLIC HEARING 

Blight/Revitalization Issues 

September 6, 2017 | 10:00 AM

Hollidaysburg Area Public Library
1 Furnace Road | Hollidaysburg, PA  16648

 

10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr.                              

10:10 a.m.

Roundtable Discussion

State Representatives:
Representative Rich Irvin (R-81)
Representative John McGinnis (R-79)
Representative Judy Ward (R-80)-Amanda Walker

Center for Rural Pennsylvania:
Barry Denk, Director
Jonathan Johnson, Senior Policy Analyst

Penn State University:
Dr. Chris Fowler, Assistant Professor, Geography

Blair County:
David McFarland, Director, Blair County Planning Commission
Trina Illig, Grants Coordinator for Community Development

Franklin County:
Bonnie Zehler, Franklin County Housing Authority
Mike Ross, Franklin County Area Development Corporation

Huntingdon County:
Mark Colussy, Director, Huntingdon County Planning & Development
Dwight Rittenhouse, Mount Union Lumber & Supply, Inc.

City of Altoona (Blair County):
Matthew Pacifico, Mayor
Marla Marcinko, Manager
Rebecca Brown, Manager, Codes & Inspections
Daniel Stants, Esq., GHSCOS Attorneys At Law
Williamsburg Borough (Blair County):Theodore Hyle, MayorWells Township (Fulton County):Carl D. Souders, Supervisor

11:20 a.m.

Public Comment/Questions

11:30 a.m.

Adjourn