Bill heads to Senate for consideration
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.
HARRISBURG – Following the governor’s budget address on Tuesday, where he presented his proposal for the 2017-18 state budget, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) issued the following statement, outlining his priorities for this budget cycle:
Speaker names Tobash Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness chairman
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:
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.