HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) continues to lead the charge for meaningful public pension reform in Pennsylvania. This week, Tobash announced the availability of www.PANeedsPensionReform.com, a new website that outlines Pennsylvania’s current pension crisis. The site also includes details about the hybrid pension plan solution Tobash has developed.
YORK - Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), along with Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks), will host a town hall meeting regarding the need for reform of Pennsylvania’s pension systems.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Warren Kampf (R-Chester/Montgomery) joined with individuals from the education and business communities at a press conference in Harrisburg today to explain some important details of the proposed hybrid pension plan which aims to stop the bleeding from within Pennsylvania’s current public pension systems.
WHAT: Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) will host a press conference to detail some important points of his plan aimed at addressing Pennsylvania’s ongoing public pension crisis and stopping the bleeding from within the current system.
WHAT: Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq will join Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Berks/Schuylkill) on a visit to the Tri Valley School District. Tobash and Dumaresq will meet with Dr. Mark Snyder, Tri Valley School District superintendent, and will visit the Hegins-Hubley Elementary School, the district’s junior-senior high school, and the administrative building. Tobash will also recognize Brittany Smeltz, a senior at Tri Valley High School, for being selected as one of the recipients of the 2014 House of Representatives Scholarships.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash’s (R-Schuylkill/Berks) pension reform proposal would reduce the costs of both the state (SERS) and teacher (PSERS) pensions for taxpayers, but NOT at the expense of retirees or those who remain enrolled in the current systems, he said today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) reminds uninsured and underinsured adults residents of the 125th District of an upcoming immunization clinic that has been planned for the Schuylkill Haven area by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) said today the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has no plan to develop additional Keystone Exams, past the three tests currently required. Tobash received a letter from Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq this week, stating that “The PA Department of Education has no existing plan or schedule of when to pursue the final five Keystone Exams.”
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) will host a Senior Expo on Thursday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Pine Grove HH&L, located at 1 Orchard St., Pine Grove. Tobash invites all residents of the 125th District who are age 55 and older to attend the expo.
HARRISBURG – On Thursday, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) hosted a House Majority Policy Committee tour at Solar Innovations headquarters, with Pine Grove Area High School students enrolled in the “Your Employability Skills” (YES) program.
WHAT: Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) will host the House Majority Policy Committee for a tour of Solar Innovations with Pine Grove Area High School students participating in the “Your Employability Skills” (YES) program to further learn about employment opportunities in manufacturing.
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.