State Rep. Mike Sturla

Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee

State Rep. Deberah Kula


Hearing Co-Chair




Democratic Policy Committee to hold public hearing

on state budget cuts Tuesday in Uniontown


HARRISBURG, Sept. 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 2 p.m. to

5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Penn State Fayette-The Eberly Campus, The Community Centers Magerko Auditorium, One University Drive, Uniontown.


State Rep. Deberah Kula, D-Fayette/Westmoreland, who requested the hearing, will serve as its co-chairperson. The hearing will consider the impact budget cuts are having on communities in southwestern Pennsylvania as the Policy Committee evaluates what needs will be required for next years state budget.


The updated hearing agenda is:

         2 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks

         2:10 p.m. Education panel:

  Dr. Francis Achampong, chancellor, Penn State Fayette-The Eberly Campus

  Dr. Tammy Stern, superintendent, Connellsville Area School District

  Jesse Wallace, superintendent, Laurel Highlands School District

  Kenneth Meadows, superintendent, Frazier Area School District

  Dr. Philip Savini, superintendent, Brownsville Area School District

  Carl Bezjak, superintendent, Albert Gallatin Area School District

         3:30 p.m. Government and human services panel:

  Andrew Boni, chairman, Perry Township Board of Supervisors

  Charles Matthews, mayor, city of Connellsville

  Tom Karpiak, councilman, city of Connellsville

  Jeff Landy, borough manager, borough of Mt. Pleasant

  Vince Zapotosky, chairman, Board of Fayette County Commissioners

  Steven Handy, chief financial officer, Uniontown Hospital

         4:50 p.m. Closing remarks

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