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By the Way… Did You Know… How We Fund Schools in PA?

Jan. 26, 2024  Download

State Rep. Torren Ecker (R- Adams, Cumberland) welcomes House Republican Education Committee Chair Jesse Topper to discuss the Basic Education Funding Commission’s recommendations on funding our public schools.

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School Choice in PA – Generally Assembled – 1-24-24

Jan. 24, 2024  Download

Jason Gottesman and State Rep. Jesse Topper return to discuss School Choice in PA – how we must balance support for public schools with the need to provide quality education options to those in struggling districts. Also, Jason manifests a good day, and a rare golf achievement.

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Too Many Farm Show Milkshakes? – Generally Assembled – 1-10-24

Jan. 10, 2024  Download

Jason Gottesman and State Rep. Jesse Topper return from the holiday season to discuss the wonders of the PA Farm Show – including the milkshakes – how to address issues with public faith in higher education, and the end of an era for Nike Golf.

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No Get Out of Jail Free Card – Generally Assembled – 12-15-23

Dec. 14, 2023  Download

Jason Gottesman and State Rep. Jesse Topper discuss a House Democrat proposal to let convicted criminals out of prison early, urgency to complete legislative priorities before a 3 month recess, and a tax increase under the guise of a family medical leave program.

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Marcell/Topper – Basic Education Funding Update

Oct. 31, 2023  Download

Rep. Marcell interviews Republican Education Chair Jesse Topper on the Basic Education Funding Commission, and their task to revamp how education dollars are spent in PA.

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More than a Podcast - Generally Assembled – 6-23-23

Jun. 23, 2023  Download

Jason Gottesman and Jesse Topper discuss budget negotiations, the results of loose fiscal policy, and how Democrat planning has put the Commonwealth behind the 8-ball when it comes to passing a spending plan on time.

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The Pendulum Will Swing - Generally Assembled – 6-15-23

Jun. 15, 2023  Download

Jason Gottesman and Jesse Topper talk about the difference between governing for show and taking responsibility for the Commonwealth’s finances and the prudence of acting for the present at the expense of the future; Also I-95 and transportation infrastructure.