May 15, 2013: Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Stack says there’s a simple, inexpensive step you can take to bring peace of mind for you and your dog.pennsylvania-moment-sen.stack-may’13
May 13, 2013: Senator Stack highlights the continuing problem of high unemployment among returning veterans in Pennsylvania. Here’s more with Senator Stack who brought the issue to light in an address today on the Senate Floor.unemployed-vets-stack
May 6, 2013: Elected officials, including Senator Stack, joined with family members to honor five police officers who died in the line of duty in Pennsylvania in 2012 on Police Memorial Day.police-memorial-stack-wrap
April 29, 2013: Senator Stack is urging his colleagues to take action on a bill that would help spur employment for veterans, a group that faces higher unemployment numbers than average in Pennsylvania.hiring-veterans-tax-credit-stack-wrap
April 26, 2013: With the General Assembly looking for ways to increase revenue so the state can pay its bills, Senator Stack says the legislature and Corbett Administration could plug a potential budget hole by going after uncollected court fines and costs and back taxes. Here’s more with Senator Stack, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.uncollected-fines-taxes-stack-webstory
April 15, 2013: Pennsylvania Moment: There is help for people struggling to make their mortgage payments. Senator Stack has details.pennsylvania-moment-sen.stack-april’13
April 10, 2013: The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee has approved health care legislation that its Democratc Chairman, Senator Stack, says is not really needed.senate-bill-3-stack-wrap
April 8, 2013: Holocaust survivors were honored in a ceremony at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, and Senator Stack was on hand to honor them, saying there are important reasons why their stories need to be told.holocaust-remembrance-ceremony-stack-wrap
April 8, 2013: Democratic and Republican lawmakers are teaming up in Harrisburg to propose nine government reform bills that would hold state elected officials to be more open and accountable to Pennsylvania taxpayers. Here’s more with Senator Stack from today’s State Capitol news conference where he talked about the four bills that he’s introducing.government-reform-bills-stack-remarks
April 2, 2013: The Pennsylvania Senate has recognized April as Autism Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. Here’s more with Senator Stack, sponsor of the Senate resolution intended to help raise autism awareness in the commonwealth.autism-awareness-month-pa-resolution-stack
March 12, 2013: Pennsylvania Moment: Thinking about going to college this fall? Believe it or not, now is the time to apply for financial aid. Senator Stack has some helpful information.pennsylvania-moment-sen.stack-mar’13
March 7, 2013: Senator Stack is urging Gov. Corbett to accept a Commonwealth Court ruling and reinstate the adultBasic Care health insurance program for the working poor in Pennsylvania. Here’s more with Senator Stack, Democratic Chairman of the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee, who’s been fighting to restore the program ever since the governor ended it two years ago.tobacco-fund-court-ruling-stack-webstory
February 21, 2013: Senator Stack is questioning the Pennsylvania Insurance Department’s ability to cover uninsured kids through the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP. Here’s more with Senator Stack, Democratic Chairman of the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee, who said at the department’s Senate budget hearing today that he’s alarmed by the drop in enrollment.chip-insurance-hearing-stack-wrapstory
February 11, 2013: Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Stack says the Pennsylvania Department of Aging has set up a special phone number to answer your questions about care for the elderly.pennsylvania-moment-sen.stack-feb’13
February 5, 2013: Senator Stack responds to the Governor’s Budget Address.2013-budget-speech-reaction-sen.stack
January 15, 2013: Pennsylvania Moment: Sen. Stack has an important message for veterans about their benefits.pennsylvania-moment-sen.stack-jan’13
December 11, 2012: Pennsylvania Moment: Sen. Stack suggests a way you can make this holiday special for families in need
December 10, 2012: Senator Stack says a new state law will help Pennsylvania combat the growing epidemic of methadone abuse.
December 5, 2012: Senate Democrats say a Senate Republican plan to change the way in which Pennsylvania’s Electoral College votes are allocated in presidential elections is wrongheaded and shows poor judgment on what the state Senate’s priorities should be heading into next year. Here’s more with Senator Stack who says the current winner-take-all allocation works just fine and there’s no need to fix a system that isn’t broken.
November 20, 2012: Senator Stack is asking Gov. Corbett to level with the people of Pennsylvania about his plan to privatize the Pennsylvania State Lottery. Here’s more with Senator Stack who questions why the governor would want to privatize something that is working so well.
November 19, 2012: Senator Stack today joined the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to break ground on the much-anticipated $4.7 million improvement project at Benjamin Rush State Park in Northeast Philadelphia, the city’s only state park. Here’s more with Senator Stack who says the improvements will ensure that the community can continue to enjoy the park for years to come.
November 7, 2012: Pennsylvania Moment: Senator Stack says those who need help paying their heating bills this winter should apply for LIHEAP assistance as soon as possible.
October 24, 2012: A measure that would help Pennsylvania combat the growing epidemic of methadone abuse has cleared the state legislature and is now before the governor for his signature. Here’s more with Senator Stack, a strong supporter of the legislation.
October 11, 2012: Pennsylvania Moment: If you’re looking for help, Senator Stack says there’s a website that will connect you to many of the services the state of Pennsylvania offers.
October 4, 2012: Senator Stack says Commonwealth Court ruling clears up confusion over Voter Photo ID Law. Here’s a Public Service Announcement with Senator Stack that’s being aired on local radio stations.
September 19, 2012: The House passed and sent to the state Senate a bill that supporters say would revive and regulate the practice of “payday lending.” At a hearing on the measure held by the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, Senator Stack says he doesn’t see the need for it.
September 13, 2012: Pennsylvania Moment – Pennsylvania is ready to help you find a job. Senator Stack has details
September 12, 2012: A state Senate panel heard testimony Wednesday in Philadelphia in support of proposed legislation that would create a specific offense for the crime of home invasion and impose a mandatory minimum jail sentence. Here’s more with Senator Stack, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and sponsor of the bill.
September 7, 2012: Home invasions seem to be on the rise across Pennsylvania. That’s why a state Senate committee is holding a public hearing Wednesday, September 12th, in Philadelphia, on legislation that would make it a specific criminal offense. Here’s more with Senator Stack, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and sponsor of the bill.
August 17, 2012: Pennsylvania Moment: If you see that a senior citizen is being abused, you can do something to help. Senator Stack says there’s a hotline number you can call to report elder abuse.
July 30, 2012: In light of recent NCAA sanctions and expected lawsuit settlements, Senator Stack is renewing his call for more financial openness and accountability at Penn State as well as the other state-related universities on how they spend taxpayer’s money. Here’s more with Senator Stack who says Penn State, Temple, Pitt and Lincoln should be covered by the state’s Open Records Law.
July 18, 2012: Pennsylvania Moment: Pennsylvania is ready to help you find the best route when it comes to summer driving. Senator Stack has the details.
July 12, 2012: Commonwealth Court has ruled in favor of continuing two lawsuits filed against the Corbett administration and the Legislature over the discontinuation of the adultBasic health insurance program. Senator Stack says it’s time to get serious about reinstating adultBasic.
July 2, 2012: Hundreds of millions of dollars are given each year to Pennsylvania’s four state-related universities but how those funds are spent is anybody’s guess, according to one state lawmaker. Here’s more with Senator Stack who tried to amend budget bills to require more accountability, transparency and openness.
June 29, 2012: Senator Stack talks about the 2012 state budget.
June 28, 2012: Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Affordable Health Care Act is constitutional, Senator Stack says Pennsylvania is ready for the next steps in implementing the plan.
June 28, 2012: Senator Stack, the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee, gives his reaction in remarks on the Senate Floor to the United States Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision today to uphold the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
June 18, 2012: Senator Stack says, thanks to the CHIP program, no child will be without quality health insurance.
June 5, 2012: Legislation is being introduced in Harrisburg that would prohibit the state from entering into contracts with individuals or companies that have investments in Iran’s energy sector. Here’s more with Senator Stack, sponsor of the measure, who says Pennsylvania should not be doing business with anyone that’s doing business with a country that supports terrorism.
June 4, 2012: Senator Stack urges the Senate and House to restore funding to the state’s Education Accountability Block Grant Program, the Child Care Subsidy Program, and the School Nutrition Incentive Program. In remarks on the Senate Floor today, Senator Stack says students will suffer if funding cuts are allowed to stand.
May 22, 2012: As Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure crisis continues without a long-term funding solution, Senator Stack and several of his colleagues at a State Capitol news conference today, called for a special legislative session to deal with transportation issues.
May 15, 2012: State roads and bridges are crumbling, and Senator Stack told a group of engineering students that waiting to fix them will only add to the cost of repairs, as well as add unnecessary risk for drivers.
May 10, 2012: Senator Stack says a state program provides certain individuals with rebates on their property taxes or rent, and explains who is eligible
May 9, 2012: Senator Stack expresses his disappointment over the budget bill(SB 1466) that passed the Senate 39-8 on May 9th.
May 7, 2012: The 19th Annual Police Memorial ceremony in Harrisburg honored four police officers killed in the line of duty in 2011. Sen. Stack offered a Senate Resolution at the memorial, commemorating the fallen officers for their sacrifice and thanking their families for their support.
May 1, 2012: The state has moved to establish an asset test for Food Stamp recipients. Anyone under the age of 60 who has more than $5,500 in savings and assets,and anyone over age 60 or disabled and who have $9,000 in savings and assets would no longer qualify. Senator Stack says this unnecessarily penalizes the poor and the elderly.
April 17, 2012: Senator Stack Honors Six Holocaust Survivers at the Holocaust Memorial.
April 17, 2012: Six Holocaust survivors were honored in a ceremony at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, and Senator Mike Stack was on hand to honor them. He says there are important reasons why their stories need to be told.
April 10, 2012: The Corbett Administration is asking private companies to submit bids to run the state Lottery as a way of increasing profits. Senator Stack says the Lottery seems to be doing that on its own, and questions how we want to spend Lottery profits.
April 3, 2012: State Senators recently got into a heated floor debate over the use of the term “Obamacare,” the widely used nickname for the federal Affordable Care Act. Senator Stack, Democratic Chairman of the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee, has his own nickname for Gov. Corbett’s health care and education agenda.
March 2, 2012: Senator Stack and Senate Democratic Policy Committee to examine impact of adultBasic Health Insurance Program termination.
February 21, 2012: Senator Stack reminds seniors that they can get help paying for their prescriptions.
February 7, 2012: Senator Stack took to the floor of the state Senate to speak out against passage of legislation to impose a fee on Marcellus Shale gas drilling, saying the bill doesn’t generate enough revenue or do enough to help the Commonwealth or its communities.
January 24, 2012: Senator Stack speaks on Senate Floor to strongly denounced the Corbett administration’s plan to establish asset tests to determine eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients.
January 24, 2012: Senate Democrats to Denounce Plan to Place Asset Tests on SNAP Recipients.
January 19, 2012: PA Moment :: There’s assistance for low-income Pennsylvanians who need help paying their heating bills, but there’s not as much funding as in years past. Sen. Stack advises you to apply early.
December 13, 2011: PA Moment ::: It doesn’t take much to lend a hand this holiday season. Senator Stack has a suggestion.
November 16, 2011: Stack: Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Bill Panders to Foreign Gas Drillers
October 26, 2011: Senator Stack Honors Late Father and Aunt Maureen; Touts Innocence Commission Bill During Pennsylvania Senate Session
September 7, 2011: Participants in Special Care, Highmark’s low-income insurance program that was promoted by the Corbett Administration as a replacement for the expired adultBasic program, could see a rate hike starting next year. Senator Mike Stack says Special Care wasn’t affordable before the proposed rate hike and adultBasic should be revived.
June 28, 2011: Senator Stack Decries the Lack of Fairness for the Pennsylvania Middle Class in the State Budget
June 20, 2011: PA Moment :: Make your summer driving easier. Senator Stack advises you to check with PA 511 before heading out.
June 17, 2011: Senator Stack says Senate Democrats aren’t the only ones calling for restoring education funding in next year’s state budget. Retired military leaders are also urging state lawmakers not to go along with the governor’s proposed cuts.
June 8, 2011: Senator Stack and Senate Democrats Warn of House Republican Budget Proposal’s Impact on Health Care and Hospitals Across Pennsylvania
May 20, 2011: PA Moment :: Senator Stack tells what you can do if you suspect abuse of an elderly person
May 20, 2011: Full-Day Kindergarten on chopping block in many school districts if Gov. Corbett’s proposed cuts to education funding are approved.
May 2, 2011: Senator Stack joined fellow lawmakers, Gov. Corbett and members of the law enforcement community to pay tribute to officers killed in the line of duty in a ceremony marking Police Memorial Day in Pennsylvania.
April 20, 2011: PA Moment :: If you’re out of work and need help finding a job, Senator Stack has some advice.
April 18, 2011: Senate Democrats continue to unite behind reviving the adultBasic Care health insurance program for Pennsylvania’s working poor
March 14, 2011: PA Moment :: Senator Stack says that, thanks to state law, Pennsylvania parents with autistic children can get help paying for their care.
March 14, 2011: Senator Stack has offered legislation to revive or replace the adultBasic healthcare program, which expired on March 1st due to a lack of funding.
February 28, 2011: Senator Stack Says State Should Not Allow adultBasic Care Health Insurance Program to Die
February 17, 2011: Senator Stack again urges state lawmakers to surrender their reserve funds to keep the state’s adultBasic Insurance program running.
February 14, 2011: Sen. Stack joined Sen. Larry Farnese at a press conference calling upon the members of the legislature to focus their attention to the immediate needs of Pennsylvanians.
February 14, 2011: PA Moment – CHIP makes sure Pennsylvania’s kids are covered when it comes to health insurance. Senator Stack has the details.
February 9, 2011: Stack Announces Legislation to Save AdultBasic Health Insurance Program
January 2011: PA Moment – Don’t let your family go without heat this winter. Sen. Stack says you can get halp paying your heating bill.