A Look Ahead for the Week of Feb. 26, 2023

Now in the second week of annual state budget hearings, the Pennsylvania House and Senate are continuing to examine funding and other policy proposals for various state agencies.

In the House, hearings begin on Monday with the Department of Insurance and the Department of Labor & Industry. Tuesday’s agenda features the Department of State and the Department of Health, as well as the Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs. On Wednesday, lawmakers will review funding for community colleges and the Departments of Environmental Protection and Conservation & Natural Resources, followed by judiciary and state-related universities on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Senate Appropriations Committee will meet on Tuesday to review funding the PA Fish and Boat Commission, the PA Game Commission, and the Department of Agriculture. Wednesday’s hearings will both be focused on the Department of Education, while Thursday’s hearings will feature discussion on the Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

A full schedule of this week’s budget hearings is provided below.



Monday, February 26, 2024:

  • 10:00 AM: Department of Insurance
  • 1:00 PM: Department of Labor & Industry

Tuesday, February 27, 2024:

  • 10:00 AM: Department of State
  • 1:00 PM: Department of Health/Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs

Wednesday, February 28, 2024:

  • 10:00 AM: Community Colleges
  • 1:00 PM: Department of Environmental Protection/DCNR

Thursday, February 29, 2024:

  • 10:00 AM: Judiciary
  • 1:00 PM: State Related Universities



Tuesday, February 27, 2024:

  • 9:30 AM: PA Fish and Boat Commission/PA Game Commission
  • 1:00 PM: Department of Agriculture

Wednesday, February 28, 2024:

  • 9:30 AM: Department of Education
  • 1:00 PM: Department of Education (continued)

Thursday, February 29, 2024:

  • 9:30 AM: Department of Environmental Protection
  • 1:00 PM: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board


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