State Rep. Mike Sturla

Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee

State Rep. Pam DeLissio


Hearing Co-Chair  



Democratic Policy Committee to hold public hearing on

state budget cuts Thursday in Philadelphia


HARRISBURG, July 26 – House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the committee will hold a public hearing on state budget cuts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at St. Joseph's University, Mandeville Hall's Teletorium, at the corner of 54th St. and City Ave., Philadelphia.


State Rep. Pam DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., requested the hearing and will serve as co-chair. This hearing will consider the impact budget cuts are having on communities in southeastern Pennsylvania as the Policy Committee evaluates what needs will be required for next year’s state budget.


The current hearing agenda is:

  Stacy Levitan, executive director, Judith Creed Homes for Adult Independence

  Kevin Kelly, vice president and chief financial officer, Inglis Foundation

  Carol Jones, director of Care Management, Inglis Foundation

  Mark Davis, Esq., director of Public Policy, JEVS Human Services

  Steve Brandt, principal, Roxborough High School

  Josie Baxt, senior student, Saul Agriculture High School

  Jose Peguero, parent, Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School

  Rebecca Poyourow, parent, Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School

  Bernard Guet,  executive director, Roxborough Development Corporation

  Jane Lipton, executive director, Manayunk Development Corporation

  Gina Snyder, executive director, East Falls Development Corporation

  Cheryl Whitfield, vice president of Human Resources, Inglis Foundation


The hearing is open to the public and media coverage is invited.