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.
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.