Video Transcripts

Vietnam Veterans Recognition :: March 29, 2016


Senator Jay Costa: Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. And let me start by saying Thank you for the opportunity to participate in today’s very special and important program. I really want to echo the very thoughtful and eloquent and the historical perspective that was offered by my good friend and my colleague is fellow chair of the committee, Senator Randy Vulakovich.

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Found in the ‘Burgh – Rock Bottom Brewery – Part 1 :: February 25, 2016


Senator Jay Costa:  How it is that you’d create different types of what I call blends. I mean, that’s got to be—

Female:  Yeah.

Senator Jay Costa:  The creativity part has to kind of be neat. Knowing, you know, how to combine Irish whiskey with a certain brew or whatever. That sounds like that would be an interesting part of what you do.

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Sen. Costa & Gov. Wolf Budget Teleconference with CCAC :: February 24, 2016


Senator Jay Costa:  Hello, everyone.  My name’s Jay Costa, State Senator here, and the Democratic Leader.  And thank you very much for participating in this sort of live town hall chatter with all the branch campuses of the college.  We want to say thank you very much, and thanks certainly, Dr. Bullock, and everyone involved in helping set this up and make these arrangements.

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Sen. Costa Comments on Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal :: February 9, 2016


Senator Jay Costa:  Well, I think the Governor was very direct. He told the people of Pennsylvania, the General Assembly, that we have a crisis looming here in Pennsylvania. It’s a fiscal crisis. And that we have a job to do, and we have to come to grasp with the reality that we have a two billion dollar structural debt as we’re going forward.

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Senator Costa Floor Remarks on Paycheck Protection Legislation :: October 14, 2015


Senator Jay Costa: Probably the thing that’s most disturbing to me was discussed yesterday when we amended and discussed the amendment that was put up yesterday relating to this implication that there’s something inappropriate or illegal about the activity that’s been a lawful activity for a number of years and continue to find it offensive that that’s how this is being framed.

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Senator Costa and Democrats Press for Shale Tax to Fund $1 Billion Education Investment :: June 2, 2015


Senator Jay Costa: Thank you. Thank you very much, Senator Hughes, and thank all of you for being here, but, more importantly, the viewers out there. We thank you for being engaged in this conversation, because it is probably the most significant conversation in terms of what we’re going to do here, on the policy issues here in Harrisburg, that we’ve faced in many, many years.

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