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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) will be hosting a joint public hearing of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and the Game and Fisheries Committee, on Monday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m., at the Empire Education Headquarters Auditorium, located at 396 St. Clair Highway, Pottsville.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is again accepting applications for its Small Business Advantage Grant Program to aid small businesses looking to conserve energy and prevent pollution, said Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks).
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will again sponsor a winter maintenance program for 2013 for a variety of positions to supplement the permanent workforce, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) said today.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted in favor of the state’s $28.376 billion budget for fiscal year 2013-14 on Sunday, June 30. Following the House vote, Tobash made the following statements:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) today voted in favor of sending a $28.3 billion budget proposal for the 2013-14 fiscal year to the Senate for its consideration. House Bill 1437 calls for no new or increased taxes, and focuses its spending on core government services, such as education, public safety, health and human services, and the environment.
HARRISBURG – Earlier today, the House unanimously adopted Rep. Mike Tobash’s (R-Schuylkill/Berks) legislation that amends the Pennsylvania Housing Authorities Law to ensure lawful hiring practices.
HARRISBURG – To celebrate the athletic accomplishments of the Tri-Valley High School girls basketball team at the state Capitol this week, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Berks/Schuylkill) welcomed the athletes and their coaches to the state House of Representatives for a citation presentation on Monday, May 6. The team was recently crowned PIAA Class A State Champions.