HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) issued the following statement today after listening to Gov. Tom Wolf’s address before a joint session of the General Assembly and reviewing Wolf’s budget proposal for the 2016-17 fiscal year:
While the process of establishing the state budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year has proven to be anything but easy, the way we go about the budgeting process in general is really quite simple. A budget is merely a projection of how much money there is, and how much will be spent.
HARRISBURG – On Monday, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) joined his House colleagues in unanimously voting in favor of Senate Bill 880, legislation which would delay the implementation of the Keystone Exam as a graduation requirement until the 2018-19 school year.
To me, it’s a no-brainer. The men and women who so valiantly serve our country in the armed forces should be armed themselves. Unfortunately, this is not the reality.
WHAT: A news conference to discuss Gov. Tom Wolf’s created budget impasse, along with its expected impact on constituents and local social services. The lawmakers will also reiterate their opposition to the governor’s $13 billion tax increase over two years on Pennsylvania’s working families, and the impact of a potential natural gas severance tax on local businesses.
HARRISBURG – Earlier today, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed Senate Bill 1, a public pension reform measure that would establish a hybrid 401(K)-type and cash balance pension plan for future state and school employees. Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin), a long-time advocate of public pension reform, issued the following statement in regard to the governor’s announcement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting in favor of a meaningful public pension reform measure on Tuesday that would establish a hybrid 401(K)-type and cash balance pension plan for future state and school employees.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) voted in favor of a fiscally responsible legislative budget proposal which included no tax increases in the state House on Saturday, June 27. After the vote, Tobash issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – On Monday, Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting in favor of the “Protecting Excellent Teachers Act,” a bill aimed at keeping Pennsylvania’s best teachers right where they belong – in the classroom.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) joined his Schuylkill County legislative colleagues in announcing this week that the Schuylkill Technology Center was selected to receive $8,489 through a grant funded by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB).
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – A group of more than 100 educators from North Schuylkill School District were the first to participate in an initiative Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) introduced and has dubbed the “Business Education Partnership.” On Monday, June 8, the group toured two modern manufacturing facilities in Schuylkill County.
Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin), a staunch proponent of promoting technical education and a member of the House Education Committee and Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness, will host a roundtable discussion to connect job creators and educators to discuss the new generation of highly skilled and trained workers.
WHAT: Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) will join more than 100 educators from North Schuylkill School District as they visit two area modern manufacturing facilities as part of an initiative he introduced and has dubbed the “Business Education Partnership,” established under Act 168 of 2014. This plan seeks to support and sustain local economies by encouraging and educating teachers and students about the current job market.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) invites all residents of the 125th District ages 55 and over to his second annual Senior Expo.
HARRISBURG – Applications are now available for Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) said today.