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:
WHAT: Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) will take the oath of office and officially be sworn-in for his fourth term serving the people of the 125th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
WHAT: An 1886 hose cart, originally belonging to the Liberty Hose Company No. 2 in Lykens, which has been on display at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg, will be returned to the fire company on Friday.
HARRISBURG – Legislation designed to provide career and technical education students with greater flexibility in fulfilling their graduation requirements has been introduced by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin).
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) invites all residents of the 125th District who are age 55 and older to his third annual Senior Expo. The expo is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Pine Grove Hose Hook and Ladder, located at 1 Orchard St., in Pine Grove. More than 50 vendors are expected.
WHAT: Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) will announce that the Berrysburg Municipal Authority has been selected to receive a PennVEST grant/loan package at the authority’s monthly meeting. The project will consist of replacing the existing system with two new sequencing batch reactors, two new aerobic digesters and an ultraviolet disinfection system. The existing clarifier will be repaired and re-fitted to serve as a sludge holding tank. The grant portion of the package totals $178,134, and the loan totals $521,866 with a 360-month term, and interest rate of 1 percent.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – In an effort to provide information about Pennsylvania’s concealed carry laws and the Castle Doctrine, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) will host a Concealed Carry Seminar on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 6-9 p.m. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Wiconisco Fire Engine Company No. 1, 387 Arch St., in Wiconisco.
HARRISBURG – In continuing his efforts to address Pennsylvania’s massive public pension debt, which totals more than $56 billion, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) joined the majority of his House colleagues in favorably voting for a pension reform plan, which he has sponsored. Tobash’s plan takes an important step in implementing public pension reform. Current employees are not affected, and billions in savings are expected as the state moves its pension systems into the 21st century.
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday afternoon, the House State Government Committee voted in favor of Rep. Mike Tobash’s (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) legislation to establish a reformed retirement benefit plan, containing both defined benefit and defined contribution components, for future state and public school employees. After the vote on House Bill 1499, Tobash made the following statement:
HARRISBURG, April 21 – The state has awarded $1.4 million in grants to fire and EMS companies across Schuylkill County, state Reps. Neal P. Goodman, Jerry Knowles, and Mike Tobash and state Sen. David G. Argall announced.
It’s mid-April, and K-12 students have only a few more weeks until the 2015-16 school year is in the books. This is the time of year where classes and curricula should continue, while students and teachers prep for spring field trips and other end-of-the-year events the kids worked hard for and look forward to all year.
HARRISBURG, April 8 – Pottsville will receive a $274,500 grant that will help improve sidewalks in a section of the city targeted for revitalization, state Reps. Neal P. Goodman and Mike Tobash and state Sen. David G. Argall announced.
HARRISBURG, April 1 – The Schuylkill Conservation District will receive a $67,024 grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection to again monitor water quality on the Upper Swatara Creek, state Reps. Neal P. Goodman and Mike Tobash and state Sen. David G. Argall announced.