FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Mike Sturla
Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee
State Rep. Mark Cohen
Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on human services cuts Thursday in Harrisburg
HARRISBURG, May 24 – House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, today announced that the committee will hold a public hearing examining state budget cuts proposed to human services from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday in Room 418 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg.
State Rep. Mark Cohen, D-Phila., chairman of the House Human Services Committee, requested the hearing and will serve as co-chairman. The current agenda is:
Ø Deb Beck, president, Drug and Alcohol Providers of PA
Ø Linda Anthony, policy director, Disability Rights Network of PA
Ø Richard Weishaupt, senior attorney, Community Legal Services Inc.
· 11a.m. – Panel two:
Ø Tony Ross, president and CEO, United Way of PA
Ø Paula Bussard, senior vice president of Policy and Regulatory Services, The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of PA
Ø Brinda Carroll Penyak, deputy executive director, County Commissioners Association of PA
· 11:50 a.m. – Closing remarks
The hearing is open to the public and media coverage is invited.