HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representative Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) announced two Department of Environmental Protection Growing Greener grants today that will support flood control in the Swatara Creek Watershed in Tremont Township and Pine Grove Borough.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) has appointed Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) to serve as one of five members on the Public Pension Management and Asset Investment Review Commission, which was established as part of Pennsylvania’s public pension reform measure under Act 5 of 2017.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – Residents ages 55 and older in the 125th District are invited to attend Rep. Mike Tobash’s (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) fourth annual Senior Expo on Friday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Pine Grove Hose Hook and Ladder, located at 1 Orchard St., in Pine Grove. More than 40 vendors are expected.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) voted in favor of the state spending plan for fiscal year 2017-18 on Friday. The budget seeks to spend $31.9 billion, a cost-effective plan which grows spending over last year to 0.2 percent. After the vote, Tobash made the following statement:
WHAT: Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) has been working with his area colleagues to organize and invite the public to the Pottsville Revitalization Public Meeting to present an update about the Pottsville Area Development Corporation, Pottsville Business Association and the City of Pottsville, in relation to revitalization efforts planned for downtown. The public is invited to share thoughts about local attractions, restaurants, hotel and businesses which could create additional jobs, generate revenue and improve property values in the community. PA Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Jared Lucas will be providing information about financing programs to current and prospective small business owners in attendance.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – On Saturday, April 29, Rep. Mike Tobash (Schuylkill/Dauphin) will host a Satellite District Office Tour across the 125th District to meet with residents about state and local issues.
WHAT: Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) and PennDOT District 5 Maintenance Manager Tom Rogal, Assistant Maintenance Manager Kevin Kull and District Press Officer Ron Young will be meeting with representatives from local municipalities and Emergency Management Agency (EMA) coordinators from the western part of Schuylkill County to discuss upcoming and recently completed roadwork projects in the district, as well as the snow removal process during the recent blizzard.
Jobs, jobs, jobs. If you’ve heard that phrase once, you’ve heard it 100 times. It’s one of the most talked about issues in our country right now, including right here in Pennsylvania. As the markets have seen good days in the last few weeks, our national economy is still in recovery mode, and many Americans are still looking for family-sustaining work.
WHAT: A new traffic light has been installed at the corner of State Route 901 by Turkey Hill on the Pottsville Minersville Highway. Tobash has been working with Norwegian Township officials to help to initiate this traffic light being placed at this troubled intersection. This ongoing project is the result of local and state officials working together to better the region.
FRACKVILLE – Schuylkill County area lawmakers Representatives Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill), Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill), Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) and Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) thanked Gov. Tom Wolf and Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel for their decision to keep SCI Frackville open and for listening to their case to keep the facility running.
HARRISBURG – Five thousand six hundred and seventy individuals signed petitions to keep the state prison in Frackville open, according to local legislators who spearheaded the effort.
HARRISBURG – For the second year in a row, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) finished first in the Mike Waugh Celebrity Draft Horse Team Event on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show. Tobash, who was sponsored by Yuengling Brewery, competed against 23 of his legislative colleagues in this event.
FRACKVILLE – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representatives Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill), Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) are launching online petitions to encourage Governor Wolf and Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel to keep the state prison in Frackville open.
FRACKVILLE – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representatives Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill), Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) released the following statement regarding the governor’s decision to close two state correctional institutions out of five under consideration, one including SCI Frackville: