Working For You
It is an honor to work for you and the residents of our district and I take great pride in representing you in Harrisburg. I am aware of the challenges that face our state and I am dedicated to facing those challenges so that together, we can make our communities the best that they can be. As a way for you to keep up with the work that is happening on your behalf, check the stories listed below, and as always, feel free to contact me for more information about any state-related matter.

Choosing Judges: In Pennsylvania, There Must be a Better Way
From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Who says you can’t put a price on justice? In the six-month campaign that ended with the election of three new members of the state’s highest court, the price was $16.5 million.

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Sturla, Cutler Share Optimism for State Budget Compromise
From Lancaster Online
While Harrisburg remains divided on a 128-day-late state budget, two party leaders say they’re optimistic.

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Record Spending in PA Supreme Court Race Fuels Talk of Merit Selection
From Watchdog.org
Pennsylvania voters will elect three new Supreme Court justices Tuesday, but a campaign that smashed records for fundraising has raised the question of whether the ballot box is the best place for judges to earn their robes.

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Pa. House Committee Votes for Merit Selection of State Judges; Positions Bill for First Text on House Floor
From Patriot News
The state House Judiciary Committee gave supporters of merit selection of state appellate court judges a rare, albeit preliminary, victory.

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House Passes Emergency Bill to Release School Payments, Human Services Funding
From Wellsboro Gazette
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today voted 117-83 for an emergency funding bill aimed at getting state funds to agencies, schools and students.

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Budget Impasse is Holding Up Key Fix to Prescription Drug Abuse
From Lancaster Online
As the deadly toll from heroin use and prescription drug abuse continues to rise, a program expected to help save lives remains in limbo.

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Republican Legislators Urge Action on Budget
From Republican Herald
Three Republican legislators said they want Pennsylvania residents to know they are not the stumbling block to a new state budget.

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Pa. House Majority Whip Bryan Cutler Talks Budget with Lebanon Nonprofits
From Lebanon Daily News
Two of Lebanon's busiest nonprofit health care and counseling agencies discussed how Pennsylvania's budget impasse affects them with state House Majority Whip Bryan Cutler and Rep. Russ Diamond.

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Local Republicans Lawmakers Promote Budget Plan
From Pocono Record
With a potential delay of funding to local agencies and programs looming due to a state budget stalemate, regional Republican lawmakers came to Stroudsburg Tuesday to clear air on their spending vs. Governor Tom Wolf’s plan.

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Nursing Homes Watching Pennsylvania Budget Impasse
From The Morning Call
Publicly owned nursing homes may start to feel the pinch if the state budget showdown lingers a few more weeks.

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