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By the Way… Did You Know… How Immigration Affects PA?

Feb. 12, 2024  Download

State Rep. Torren Ecker (R- Adams, Cumberland) welcomes Rep. Mike Cabell (R-Luzerne) to discuss the effects of illegal immigration on our country and our Commonwealth, and what state lawmakers can do to remedy the situation.

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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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By the Way… Did You Know… About the PA Preferred Program?

Jan. 11, 2024  Download

State Rep. Torren Ecker (R- Adams, Cumberland) welcomes Lela Reichart, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Sterman Masser, Inc. – lifelong advocate of farmers and the PA Preferred program.

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By the Way… Did You Know… About Striving for Safe Communities

Oct. 05, 2023  Download

State Rep. Torren Ecker (R- Adams, Cumberland) welcomes Reps. K.C. Tomlinson and Kristin Marcell to discuss legislation designed to make the communities we live in safer. Reps. Marcell and Tomlinson say they have noticed the crime issues that have been plaguing Philadelphia moving to the surrounding communities.

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By the Way… Did You Know… How the Game Commission is Funded?

Sep. 27, 2023  Download

State Rep. Torren Ecker (R- Adams, Cumberland) welcomes Don Rank from Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, and Alex Kozak, Pennsylvania Field Manager for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. The panel discusses the diversion of funds from the Game Commission to another conservation group, which would jeopardize funding from the federal government, while also compromising fundraising efforts in PA.

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By the Way… Did You Know… What are the Effects of Minimum Wage?

Jun. 29, 2023  Download

State Rep. Torren Ecker (R- Adams, Cumberland) welcomes Greg Moreland, State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business, to discuss recent efforts to increase the minimum wage in PA and in our nation as a whole – and how such a change would impact working families across the Commonwealth.

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By the Way… Did You Know… How Does the State Budget Work?

Jun. 26, 2023  Download

State Rep. Torren Ecker (R- Adams, Cumberland) welcomes fellow Reps. Thomas Kutz, Kristen Marcell, and Mike Cabell for a frank discussion about their first budget as lawmakers and as members of the House Appropriations Committee.