Culver Analyzes Funding for Community Living Waiver Program

Mar. 10, 2022 / Embed

Pennsylvania's Community Living Waiver program supports individuals with an intellectual disability, autism or developmental disability to live more independently in their homes and communities. During this afternoon's House Appropriations Committee budget hearing, state Rep. Lynda Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) discussed future funding for the program with Budget Secretary Greg Thall.

Culver Questions Budget Secretary About Transportation Funding

Mar. 10, 2022 / Embed

Transportation funding is a hot-button topic in Pennsylvania, especially with the current threat to toll certain bridges across the state. During a March 10 House Appropriations Committee budget hearing, state Rep. Lynda Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) discussed funding options with Secretary of the Budget Greg Thall.

Culver Questions Effectiveness of PA 211

Mar. 09, 2022 / Embed

PA 211 allows all Pennsylvania residents to access customized health, housing and human services information in one place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During a March 9 budget hearing with the Department of Human Services, state Rep. Lynda Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) asked if the service is meeting the needs of those individuals who call.

Culver Examines Human Services Funding During Budget Hearing

Mar. 09, 2022 / Embed

Gov. Wolf is asking for a more than $3 billion increase in human services funding as part of his 2022-23 budget proposal. That is the largest proposed increase in any single line item. Justifying that increase was the focus of the March 9 House Appropriations Committee budget hearing with the Department of Human Services. During her line of questioning, state Rep. Lynda Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) dealt with support for managed care organizations, which is a very complicated issue.

Culver Discusses Nursing Loan Forgiveness Program

Mar. 08, 2022 / Embed

A shortage of nurses existed before the COVID-19 pandemic, which has only exacerbated the problem. Last September, the General Assembly created a student loan forgiveness program as part of a nursing workforce initiative. During the March 8 afternoon's budget hearing, state Rep. Lynda Culver (R-Northumberland/Culver) asked representatives from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to discuss how the program worked.

Culver Questions Penn State on Financial Issues

Mar. 08, 2022 / Embed

They are called "state-related schools," and each year, Penn State, Pitt, Temple, Lincoln and the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine testify before the House Appropriations Committee because of the manner in which they are funded. During the March 8 morning budget hearing, state Rep. Lynda Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) asked Penn State President Dr. Eric Barron about the viability of the school's 20 satellite campuses.

Culver Questions Colleges On Distance Learning Opportunities

Mar. 07, 2022 / Embed

The COVID-19 pandemic forced most colleges and universities into offering only online classes. During a March 7 House Appropriations Committee budget hearing, state Rep. Lynda Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) asked representatives from Pennsylvania's community colleges about the number of students who are still choosing to not return to the classroom.

Culver Questions Labor Secretary About Work Search for Unemployed Individuals

Mar. 02, 2022 / Embed

The work search component of being required to find a job while unemployed has been a problem for both employers and prospective employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. During a March 2, House Appropriations Committee budget hearing, state Rep. Lynda Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) asked Secretary of Labor and Industry Jennifer Berrier questions she hears about work search from constituents in the 108th District.

Culver Questions Ag Secretary About Farm Show Complex Upkeep

Mar. 02, 2022 / Embed

Agriculture is big business in the 108th Legislative District, which I represent and which is always well represented at the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show. I regularly hear from attendees who have concerns about upkeep of the Farm Show Complex, and posed that question to Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding during this morning's House Appropriations Committee budget hearing.

Culver Questions DEP About Recycling

Feb. 28, 2022 / Embed

During a Monday, Feb. 28 House Appropriations Committee budget hearing, state Rep. Lynda Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) questioned PA Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell about concerns regarding the state's recycling program.