HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s servicemen and servicewomen are now able to have their veteran status included on their state-issued driver licenses or non-driver identification cards, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) announced today.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) was interviewed as part of a recently filmed documentary titled, “Standardized. Lies, money and civil rights: How testing is ruining public education.” Both Tobash and Ali Hobbs, a legislative aide in Tobash’s Schuylkill Haven office, appear in the film.
HARRISBURG – Earlier this week, State Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill-Berks) attended Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget address which he presented before a joint session of the General Assembly. Corbett’s budget plan for fiscal year 2014-15 would spend $29.4 billion, a 3.3 percent increase over the current year’s budget.
POTTSVILLE – Local officials announced five state grants today that will fund watershed improvement projects in Schuylkill County.
HARRISBURG – More than $450,000 in state gaming funds will benefit 39 local volunteer fire and ambulance providers serving communities in the 125th Legislative District in Berks and Schuylkill counties, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-125) said today.
HARRISBURG – With the intent of ensuring today’s students are more familiar with opportunities existing in the modern high-tech manufacturing industry, the state House voted in favor of Rep. Mike Tobash’s (R-Schuylkill/Berks) bill today to allow Pennsylvania’s educators to receive necessary continuing education credits by visiting one of the many manufacturing facilities across the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – In a dual effort to ensure students in Pennsylvania’s public schools are receiving a quality education and that taxpayer dollars are being used wisely, the state House Education Committee conducted a hearing focused on House Bill 1506, which is sponsored by Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and seeks to halt the state Department of Education (PDE) from the development and implementation of further standardized testing for nine years.
HARRISBURG – Working off a recommendation recently made by the Governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Council to connect with teachers and improve curricula through engagement with manufacturers, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) introduced a bill that passed the House Education Committee today to allow school personnel to receive necessary continuing education credits for school board-approved visits to facilities.
WHAT: The state House Education Committee will conduct a hearing focused on House Bill 1506, a measure sponsored by Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) which seeks to halt the state Department of Education (PDE) from the development and implementation of further standardized testing for 10 years.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) reminds residents about satellite office hours that are available on certain days of every month across the 125th District.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and Representative Mike Tobash (R-125) announced a $75,000 grant through the state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority has been awarded to relocate the borough’s wastewater management system as part of the road widening for Route 61.
HARRISBURG – While acknowledging a need to fund necessary improvement to Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) ultimately voted against a bill to make such repairs due to the substantial tax and fee increases that were part of the plan.
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday night, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) joined 58 of his colleagues in the state House in voting on an amendment to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania. The amendment ultimately failed.
Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) will be attending Sapa Extrusions North America’s fourth annual Health and Safety Day. Tobash and other state officials will be attending a portion of this event to applaud Sapa for encouraging safe working conditions for area employees.
HAMBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and Representatives Jerry Knowles (R-124) and Mike Tobash (R-125) urged motorists to use caution and be patient during much-needed upgrades to portions of Route 61 in Berks and Schuylkill Counties.