HARRISBURG – This week, state Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) received his committee assignments for the 2015-16 legislative session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
D. G. Yuengling & Son is the type of private sector manufacturer Pennsylvania leaders should praise and support. Besides being America’s oldest brewing company, it is a Pennsylvania manufacturing success story to be promoted.
The 199th Session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly began on Tuesday, Jan. 6, when members of the state House and Senate were sworn in to office. Pictured, from left, are area lawmakers, Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), Rep. Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill), Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin), and Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill). The 2015-16 legislative session is Knowles’ fourth term, Tobash’s third term, Goodman’s seventh term, and Argall is in the middle of his second Senate term, serving the people in the region.
HARRISBURG – The House Majority Policy Committee announced this week that Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) will serve as a deputy policy chair for the committee during the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to better serve constituents in northern Dauphin County, state Reps. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) are each opening a district office in the area. Changes to the boundaries of state legislative districts went into effect on Dec. 1, which resulted in the need to establish the new locations. Redistricting occurs every decade to reflect shifts in population.
HARRISBURG – With a strong focus on rebuilding the state’s economy since taking control of the House legislative majority in 2011, House Republicans have developed and enacted pro-growth policies that have created an atmosphere where local manufacturing can thrive. Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Lehighton), Jerry Knowles (R-Tamaqua), Tarah Toohil (R-Hazleton) and Mike Tobash (R-Pottsville) made that point Friday at a press conference at Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corporation (KME), a Nesquehoning firm that is a global leader in the manufacture of customized specialty trucks and vehicles.
WHAT: Area members of the House Republican Caucus will discuss state employment advances in the region, including new jobs at a plant in Carbon County. House members will also discuss increases in family-sustaining jobs across Pennsylvania. A local business leader and new employee will also speak.
HARRISBURG – The House unanimously passed Rep. Mike Tobash’s (R-Schuylkill/Berks) House Bill 1816, which contains several education reform measures after being amended in the Senate last week.
HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Berks) joined the majority of his House colleagues in passing Senate Bill 1281, legislation which includes several meaningful public education reform measures. The bill has been sent back to the Senate for its concurrence.
I need to reiterate why Pennsylvania cannot afford the “status quo” when it comes to our state’s public pension system, which currently is sitting $50 billion in the red. I have been working from the front on this issue for months, and I hope the legislature gets an opportunity to vote on the hybrid plan solution we are offering to take the next step in getting us back on track.
LANCASTER – State Reps. Ryan Aument (R-41) and Mindy Fee (R-37), along with Rep. Mike Tobash (R-125), will host an informational town hall meeting focusing on Pennsylvania’s public pension crisis and the urgent need for reform on Monday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. The event, which is open to residents of the 41st and 37th districts, will take place in the Hoffer Auditorium at the Pleasant View Retirement Community, located at 544 Penryn Road, Manheim.
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.