Audio/Video Archive

September 13, 2012 – Smucker Proposal Would Support New Business Opportunities in Lancaster
October 17, 2012 – Senate Approves Smucker’s Bill to Protect Tax Exemptions for Farms
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May 23, 2012 – Senate Passes Smucker Open Campus Bill
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April 3, 2012 – State Aircraft Oversight Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk
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February 7, 2012 – Senator Smucker responds to Governor Corbett’s budget address, which was delivered to a joint session of the legislature.
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November 3, 2011 – Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on funding for the State System of Higher Education (SSHE).
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June 30, 2011 – Senator Smucker offers Senate floor remarks on legislation he has sponsored, Senate Bill 101, to strengthen penalties for violating the state’s Sunshine Law.
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March 28, 2011 – During the Senate Appropriations Committee for the Department of Labor & Industry, Senator Smucker explores taxpayer savings from changes to Prevailing Wage.
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March 23, 2011 – Senator Smucker questions Chancellor John Cavanaugh during the budget hearing for the State System of Higher Education.
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February 18, 2011 – Senator Smucker appeared as a guest at the Lancaster Chamber’s Annual Business Meeting. Senator Smucker speaks on the issue of Sustainable Cities, one of the Chamber’s high priority advocacy issues.
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February 16, 2011 – Senate Education Committee Takes Extensive Testimony About School Choice

  • Senator Smucker VideoSenator Smucker comments on the value and importance of a good education to Ronald Tomalis, Secretary-Designate of the PA Department of Education.
  • Senator Smucker Video Senator Smucker questions Otto Banks, Executive Director of the REACH Foundation.
  • Senator Smucker Video During the Senate Education Committee hearing, Senator Smucker questions Baruch Kintisch, Senior Attorney of the Education Law Center.
  • Senator Smucker Video Senator Smucker questions Joe Watkins, Chairman of Students First.
  • Senator Smucker Video Michael Crossey, Vice President of the PA State Education Association (PSEA) is questioned by Senator Smucker.
  • Senator Smucker Video Senator Smucker comments on positive impact competition would have on the education system.
  • Senator Smucker Video Senator Smucker questions Ted Kirsch, President of American Federation of Teachers, PA.
  • Senator Smucker Video During the Senate Education Committee hearing on Senate Bill 1, Senator Smucker comments on the report presented by Matthew Brouillette, President of the Commonwealth Foundation.
  • Senator Smucker Video Senator Smucker questions Thomas Gentzel, Executive Director of the PA School Boards Association (PSBA).
January 4, 2011 – Senator Smucker Named Committee Chairman
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March 2, 2010 – Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-13) comments on the looming pension crisis facing the Commonwealth during the budget hearing for the Department of Education.
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March 1, 2010 – Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-13) discusses the need for additional state government spending cuts.
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March 1, 2010 – During the budget hearing for Gaming Control Board, Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-13) comments on the public’s perception that property tax revenues from gaming are not being realized.
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February 23, 2010 – During the budget hearing for the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-13) remarks to Acting Secretary John Quigley about the need for open discussions on Marcellus Shale issues with DCNR.
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February 18, 2010 – During the budget hearing for SERS and PSERS, Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-13) suggests changes to the contribution structure.
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February 16, 2010 – Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-13) stresses the importance of workforce development funding to Labor & Industry Secretary Sandi Vito.
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February 16, 2010 – Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-13) comments to DGS Secretary James Creedon on the use of the competitive bidding process and PLA’s (Project Labor Agreements) for Rockview State Prison in Centre County.
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January 2010 – Senator Smucker Emphasizes Necessity of Budget Reform
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October 9, 2009 – Senator Smucker comments on the passage of a new state budget.
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June 30, 2009 – Senate Republican news conference to urge House action on a state budget that cuts spending and includes no new taxes.
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May 14, 2009 – Public Hearing on Community Revitalization in Times of Budget Stress
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March 5, 2009 – During Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings, Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-13) raises concerns about the cost of the looming spike in state pensions that is coming in the next few years.
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March 4, 2009 – During Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings, Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-13) questions DCNR Secretary Michael DiBerardinis about funding for the Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program.
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March 2009 – In a radio address, Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-13) discusses the hard work that must be done in order to reach a 2009/2010 budget agreement.
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February 26, 2009 – Senator Smucker raises concerns about problem gambling in Pennsylvania.
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February 25, 2009 -Senator Smucker commends Secretary of Agriculture Dennis Wolff on doing more with less, and urges the Administration to do the same.
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February 24, 2009 – Senator Smucker discusses concerns with the growing Department of Corrections budget with Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard.
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February 24, 2009 – Senator Smucker discusses the results of a recent DGS audit report with Secretary Jim Creedon.
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February 23, 2009 – Senator Smucker comments on the need to curb state spending and maintain fiscal responsibility during an economic downturn.
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February 4, 2009 – Senator Smucker responds to the Governor’s budget address
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