Capitol Connection

Capitol Connection is a monthly television program, produced by Senate Democrats.


Capitol Connection Schedule April-May 2017

“Capitol Connection” focuses this month on the ongoing negotiations to pass a state budget, and how that budget affects all Pennsylvanians.  It also has important pieces on remembering fallen police officers on Police Memorial Day, unemployment call centers, Growing Greener and the planting of the Hunger Garden on the grounds of the state Capitol. 

Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa is featured taking part in the ceremony for fallen police officers – remembering their service and sacrifice.  Then, in an extended interview, Senate Democratic Appropriations chair Sen. Vincent J. Hughes, talks in-depth about the budget process, how the fiscal challenges Pennsylvania faces can be met, and what issues are involved in the passage of a balanced spending plan. 

Another segment on this month’s show involves Sen. Christine Tartaglione and Sen. Costa talking about legislation signed into law to bring unemployment compensation call center employees back to work.  As you may recall, hundreds of workers were laid off in a dispute when Republicans questioned how prior funding transfers to the Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund were used. 

In another feature, Sen. John Yudichak talks about the state’s Growing Greener program and how it has impacted communities throughout Pennsylvania.   Then, in the shows final portion, Sen. Costa helps plant the legislature’s Hunger Garden.  Products from the Hunger Garden provide healthy food to aid those in need.  The Hunger Garden was first planted in 2010.

Check out the following schedule for viewing times in your area:

  System  Channel  Date Time
  Allegheny Mountain 182 Sunday 8 p.m.
  Chester County   190 Sunday 8 p.m.
  Coraopolis 190 Sunday 8 p.m.
  Greensburg 190 Sunday 8 p.m.
  Harrisburg   190 Sunday 8 p.m.
  Lancaster    190 Sunday 8 p.m.
  Lebanon  190 Sunday 8 p.m.
  Lower Merion 190 Sunday 8 p.m.
  Penn Hills   190 Sunday 8 p.m.
  Philadelphia 190 Sunday 8 p.m.
  Pittsburgh    190 Sunday 8 p.m.
  Pittsburgh Suburbs   190 Sunday 8 p.m.
  Reading 190 Sunday 8 p.m.
  Scranton 190 Sunday 8 p.m.
  Tarentum 190 Sunday 8 p.m.
  Washington 190 Sunday 8 p.m.
  York   190 Sunday 8 p.m.