FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Mike Sturla
Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee
Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing
on state budget cuts Tuesday in Scranton
HARRISBURG, Aug. 12 – 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 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Scranton High School auditorium, 63 Munchak Way, Scranton.
State Reps. Ken Smith and Kevin Murphy, both D-Lackawanna, requested the hearing and will serve as co-chairmen. The hearing will consider the impact budget cuts are having on communities in northeastern Pennsylvania as the Policy Committee evaluates what needs will be required for next year’s state budget.
The current agenda is:
Ø Rosemary Boland, president, Scranton Federation of Teachers
Ø Bill King, superintendent, Scranton School District
Ø Mike Mahon, superintendent, Abington Heights School District
Ø Richard McDonald, superintendent, Dunmore School District
Ø Joseph Surridge, business manager, Riverside School District
Ø Alan Hall, school director, Blue Ridge School District
Ø Don Broderick, executive director, ARC-NEPA
Ø Joyce Sacco, director of operations, Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
Ø Keith Williams, community organizer, NEPA Center for Independent Living
Ø Michael Hanley, executive director, United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA
The hearing is open to the public and media coverage is invited.