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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.

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Spending Like There’s No Tomorrow - Generally Assembled – 6-8-23

Jun. 08, 2023  Download

Jason Gottesman, Mike Straub and Jesse Topper talk about the Budget passed by House Democrats that would spell fiscal disaster for the Commonwealth, what should be done to address a shortage of teachers in PA, and golf merger news.

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Getting Down to Business - Generally Assembled – 5-25-23

May. 25, 2023  Download

Jason Gottesman, Mike Straub and Jesse Topper talk about the politicization of House proceedings, and the upcoming responsibilities that lawmakers must concentrate on in the coming months. Also, hot golf takes.

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Was There A Dunkin Discount? - Generally Assembled – 4-28-23

Apr. 28, 2023  Download

Jason Gottesman and Jesse Topper discuss how the Democrat-run House’s slow start is already exerting budget pressure, how the pandemic response has affected the labor market, and Jesse’s first “senior moment.”

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The North Star of Education - Generally Assembled – 3-31-23

Mar. 31, 2023  Download

Jason Gottesman, Mike Straub, and Jesse Topper discuss how the Commonwealth must re-imagine our public education system to better serve students, and how this will affect budget negotiations; also – stories of learning to drive and baseball’s opening day.

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By the Way… Did You Know… About Modernizing Education?

Mar. 29, 2023  Download

State Rep. Torren Ecker (R- Adams, Cumberland) sits down with Reps Jesse Topper and Thomas Kutz for a discussion on the future of education funding in PA – what should our priorities be for both k-12 and higher education in the Commonwealth?