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Property Tax/Rent Rebate reminder, protecting your information and more!

(1 day ago)

The deadline to apply for a 2018 Property Tax/Rent Rebate is December 31, and it will be here before you know it! Read more

 

Move to help local communities with broadband, PAsmart grants and more!

(Dec 05, 2019)

I’ve recently introduced a measure that would allow local decision-makers the ability to move ahead in providing reliable broadband service to communities that are unserved or underserved by large Internet service providers. Read more

 

Snyder: Bill would allow local governments to provide broadband service to residents

(Dec 04, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 4 – State Rep. Pam Snyder has introduced a measure that would allow local communities unserved or underserved by larger Internet service providers the ability to move forward in providing their residents with broadband service. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said H.B. 2055 would amend the state’s Municipal Authorities Act to allow local governments the ability to deploy a publicly owned broadband Internet network. “In many areas of our state, including my district, it’s beyond challenging for residents to access affordable, reliable broadband access, and it’s time we give local communities the authority and the ability to provide themselves with fast, high-speed Internet access without having to navigate arcane procedures in order to do so,” Snyder said. “We already know that the lack of such access hampers our abilities to compete on a level playing field, whether it be in economic development, education, or health care. Allowing local decision-makers the ability to move forward in providing this service to their residents is definitely a step in the right direction.” Her bill is currently under consideration in the House Local Government Committee. Read more

 

Snyder announces $4.6 million available in PAsmart grants to connect employers with workers, create new job training opportunities

(Dec 03, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 3 – Industry and education organizations, nonprofits and local workforce development boards are encouraged to apply for a state grant aimed at creating more opportunities for workers, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said approximately $4.6 million in grants is available through the PAsmart Next Generation Industry Partnership program, which connects multiple employers in the same industry with students, workers, and job seekers in a variety of fields, including: Advanced manufacturing. Agriculture and food production. Bio medical and health care. Building and construction. Business services. Education. Energy. Hospitality. Logistics and transportation. Real estate. Finance and insurance. “These grants will connect a variety of employers with job seekers and provide them with the knowledge and skills businesses need, and also meet the career needs and goals of those workers,” said Snyder. “It will help address the critical skills gap expressed by many employers and go a long way toward boosting local economic development efforts.” Grants of up to $250,000 per partnership are available. Eligible grant applicants can also include labor and economic development organizations, libraries, and post-secondary education providers. Any entity may serve as a fiscal agent for all grant Read more

 

PA Farm Bill grant, fraudulent dog license website alert, rifle season hunting and more!

(Nov 27, 2019)

This week, we had some great news to share in Fayette County! Read more

 

Snyder: Fayette County business to benefit from PA Farm Bill package

(Nov 26, 2019)

REPUBLIC, Nov. 26 – Legislation included in the Pennsylvania Farm Bill package will benefit a local community-supported agriculture business in Fayette County, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Westmoreland, said that Republic Food Enterprise will receive a $25,000 grant to help purchase a mobile poultry processing trailer. Her bill, H.B. 1520 , created a $500,000 grant program that reimburses federal meat-inspection costs for small or new processors. Small meat processors are identified as existing entities with sales less than $2.5 million and fewer than 10 employees, or new entities planning to be that size. Her measure was part of the $24 million comprehensive investment into the state’s agriculture industry, which was signed into law in July by Gov. Tom Wolf. “I’m pleased to see one of our local businesses benefit directly from the PA Farm Bill,” Snyder said. “Agriculture is our No. 1 industry, and the ability to support our farmers this way is a huge boon to their efforts, including for the creation of additional job opportunities. “It’s vital we do all we can to support the men and women who work tirelessly to bring great Pennsylvania grown and produced products to our tables each and every day.” Snyder was joined at today’s announcement by Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. A total of 15 projects were funded by the grant program. Read more

 

Snyder announces grant to support, improve active transportation for Waynesburg Borough

(Nov 26, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 26 – Waynesburg Borough in Greene county was awarded a $15,840 grant toward the development of active transportation pams and policies to encourage physical activity, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. The funding comes through the WalkWorks program, a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. “Ensuring access to areas to walk and bike is vital to the health and well-being of our communities,” Snyder said. “We know such physical activity can have enormous benefits, including a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease, but it can also help prevent weight gain and improve overall mental health. I’m confident WalkWorks will have a positive impact in Waynesburg Borough, and I commend them for their efforts to make the community a better place to live.” A total of 10 communities and agencies were selected for the grants, which will help assist communities with the design and execution of plans to emphasize new or improved pedestrian, bicycle and/or transit systems. The goal of the initiative is to implement activity-friendly routes to connect residents and visitors to everyday destinations. More information on WalkWorks program is available here . Read more

 

Bill requiring approval on RGGI, LIHEAP reminder and more!

(Nov 21, 2019)

This week, I stood with my colleagues in support of a measure that would require legislative approval before the state could join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI. Read more

 

Snyder supports bill to require legislative approval before Pa. could join regional greenhouse gas effort

(Nov 19, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Pam Snyder today joined several colleagues to support a bill that would require legislative aproval before the state could formally enter the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which requires any carbon-producing power plant to purchase allowances in order to continue to operate. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said RGGI would create an unfair tax burden, lead to the loss of thousands of family-sustaining jobs, and lead to significant economic devastation in her district. She is in support of H.B. 2025, which would require legislative approval before the state Department of Environmental Protection could formally enter RGGI. “RGGI has not shown to be effective in cutting carbon emissions in the nine northeastern states who are currently participating, and I do not believe the governor has the constitutional right to unilaterally enter into such an agreement without legislative approval,” Snyder said. “My region would be adversely and directly impacted by RGGI by forcing energy companies to pay millions of dollars in taxes, and as a result, those jobs will leave our region and devastate our families.” Snyder said the governor’s executive order last month, directing DEP to begin the process of joining RGGI, did not consider these impacts, and adds that joining RGGI could actually raise electricity rates across the state. “Pennsylvania has already Read more

 

Brownsville library, Crucible among the beneficiaries of state tax credits

(Nov 15, 2019)

CARMICHAELS, Nov. 15 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, today said that $709,500 in state tax credits have been approved for the area. “These tax credits will encourage businesses and programs to continue to invest in our region,” Snyder said. Among the projects to benefit from the tax credits are: Brownsville Free Public Library -- $137,500 to expand the library to create a dedicated teen space. The space also can be used by the public. "This expansion will provide opportunities for teens and anyone else who uses the new space to benefit from all of the resources available at the library," Snyder said. Redevelopment Authority of the County of Greene -- $187,500 to increase the number of owner-occupied homes in Crucible. "Blight can be a significant problem and a challenge for the entire community," Snyder said. "Rehabbing homes in coal patch villages can help stabilize the erosion of property values and provide hope and pride in where they live." Tax credits also were awarded to the Greater Washington Community Food Bank: $104,500 for installing solar panels; Fayette County Cultural Trust: $160,000; Fayette County Community Action Agency Inc.: $120,000 for a comprehensive revitalization effort in Uniontown. Greater Washington Community Food Bank will install solar panels to provide electricity for their hydroponics program, creating renewable Read more

 

Vaping information, coat and winter clothing drive and more!

(Nov 14, 2019)

If you’re concerned about the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping, you’re definitely not alone. Read more

 

Snyder: Information, resources available on dangers of vaping

(Nov 12, 2019)

CARMICHAELS, Nov. 12 – As a concerted effort to educate residents – including youngsters – about the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping, state Rep. Pam Snyder said her office is providing information and resources, including a specially created brochure. “While many of us may be familiar with e-cigarettes and vaping in general, what you may not know is just how easily these devices can mimic flash drives, making them easy for youngsters to hide from their parents and caregivers,” Snyder said. “Even though scientists are still trying to fully understand the myriad of health impacts surrounding vaping, what we do know is that it can have serious health consequences. I want to ensure parents, teachers and youngsters are aware of the health dangers, but also know where to go for additional information in the community.” Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the brochure, titled “Vaping and E-Cigarette Information: What You Should Know ” includes pictures of and information about e-cigarette devices, health dangers associated with vaping, and resources for youngsters and parents. Snyder has partnered with the state Attorney General’s Office in speaking about the dangers of vaping at schools in six school districts in recent weeks, with one additional speaking engagement scheduled for later this month. To get a copy of the brochure or for more information, please contact Snyder’s Carmichaels Read more

 

Veterans Brunch reminder, ongoing winter clothing drive and more!

(Nov 07, 2019)

Veterans – please to join me at my special Veterans Brunch this Sunday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carmichaels American Legion, located at 205 E. George Street in Carmichaels.This is just one way my staff and I want to show our appreciation to those who have served our nation and the families who have supported them. Read more

 

Happy Halloween, broadband updates and more!

(Oct 31, 2019)

Little ghosts and goblins will be out in full force, so please consider these Halloween safety tips to keep them safe. Read more

 

Snyder to host veterans’ brunch on Nov. 10

(Oct 31, 2019)

CARMICHAELS, Oct. 31 – In honor of all veterans, state Rep. Pam Snyder will host a free veterans’ brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Carmichaels American Legion, 205 E. George St. “This special brunch is just one way my staff and I want to show our appreciation for our residents who’ve defended our nation and the families who have supported them,” Snyder said. “It’s open to all veterans who have served, whether during war or peacetime.” Snyder added that she and her staff will be on hand at the brunch to answer questions and provide help with any state concern, benefit or program, including veterans’-related programs and services. For more information, please contact Snyder’s Carmichaels office at 724-966-8953. Read more

 

Keeping our kids safe, upcoming Veterans brunch and more!

(Oct 24, 2019)

Two Greene County districts this week were awarded Safe School Targeted Grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to help them with any safety or security-related equipment needs. Read more

 

Snyder: Resolution to create broadband-focused task force passes committee

(Oct 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 23 – A resolution designed to move the state forward in providing high-speed broadband services to all areas of Pennsylvania – notably in unserved and underserved areas of the state – passed unanimously in the House State Government Committee today, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said House Resolution 64 would establish a legislative task force that would direct the Joint State Government Commission to create an advisory committee to conduct a study on the delivery of broadband services in unserved and underserved areas of the state. Once completed, the committee would report its findings and recommendations to the House. “Today’s vote on this resolution gets us that much closer to providing reliable, affordable access to all Pennsylvanians,” said Snyder. “Our state cannot effectively compete in education, economic development, or in health care without reliable broadband access, and I remain committed to making that happen, regardless of where you live in Pennsylvania.” The resolution will be forwarded to the House chamber for further consideration. Read more

 

Snyder announces Safe Schools Targeted funds awarded to two Greene County school districts

(Oct 21, 2019)

CARMICHAELS, Oct. 21 – The Central Greene and West Greene school districts were each recently awarded Safe School Targeted Grants to help districts with any safety and security-related equipment needs, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the competitive 2019-20 Safe Schools Targeted Grants from the state Department of Education are awarded to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents, purchase needed equipment, and provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers. The Central Greene School District received $23,686 and the West Greene School District received $20,000. “These funds will help our districts in their ongoing efforts to keep our school students and teachers safe and secure and focus on learning,” said Snyder. This funding is part of the $7.3 million in School Safety Grants the Pennsylvania Department of Education is awarding to both public school districts and non-public schools throughout the commonwealth. Read more

 

Help for our coal-impacted communities, winter clothing drive and more!

(Oct 17, 2019)

As you know, I’ve been a long-time advocate for our coal workers and their families, and this news from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help our communities to create new jobs and economic opportunities, including expanding broadband access. Read more

 

Snyder launches annual winter clothing drive to benefit families in need

(Oct 16, 2019)

CARMICHAELS, Oct. 16 – State Rep. Pam Snyder today announced she is launching her annual winter clothing drive to help local families in need. “I’m urging residents to donate new or gently used winter clothing –including coats, jackets, gloves, mittens, scarves and hats of all sizes – to help our less fortunate neighbors,” said Snyder. “My district offices will be collecting these items now through November 15.” Coats may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the following district offices: 104 S. Market St., Suite 101, in Carmichaels. 93 E. High St., Room 215, in Waynesburg. Donations will also be accepted on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Snyder’s Brownsville office, located at 113 Thornton Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Snyder said she is again partnering with the Waynesburg Salvation Army, the Masontown Helping Hands Ministry and Crosskeys Human Services of Brownsville to distribute the coats locally. More information is available by calling Snyder’s Carmichaels office at 724-966-8953. Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate reminder, protecting your information and more!
1 day ago

Move to help local communities with broadband, PAsmart grants and more!
Dec 05, 2019

Snyder: Bill would allow local governments to provide broadband service to residents
Dec 04, 2019

Snyder announces $4.6 million available in PAsmart grants to connect employers with workers, create new job training opportunities
Dec 03, 2019

PA Farm Bill grant, fraudulent dog license website alert, rifle season hunting and more!
Nov 27, 2019

Snyder: Fayette County business to benefit from PA Farm Bill package
Nov 26, 2019

Snyder announces grant to support, improve active transportation for Waynesburg Borough
Nov 26, 2019

Bill requiring approval on RGGI, LIHEAP reminder and more!
Nov 21, 2019

Snyder supports bill to require legislative approval before Pa. could join regional greenhouse gas effort
Nov 19, 2019

Brownsville library, Crucible among the beneficiaries of state tax credits
Nov 15, 2019

Vaping information, coat and winter clothing drive and more!
Nov 14, 2019

Snyder: Information, resources available on dangers of vaping
Nov 12, 2019

Veterans Brunch reminder, ongoing winter clothing drive and more!
Nov 07, 2019

Happy Halloween, broadband updates and more!
Oct 31, 2019

Snyder to host veterans’ brunch on Nov. 10
Oct 31, 2019

Keeping our kids safe, upcoming Veterans brunch and more!
Oct 24, 2019

Snyder: Resolution to create broadband-focused task force passes committee
Oct 23, 2019

Snyder announces Safe Schools Targeted funds awarded to two Greene County school districts
Oct 21, 2019

Help for our coal-impacted communities, winter clothing drive and more!
Oct 17, 2019

Snyder launches annual winter clothing drive to benefit families in need
Oct 16, 2019