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President stresses broadband deployment in rural America; Executive order commits ‘all viable tools’ to better internet access

(Jan 09, 2018)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the president has issued an executive order aimed at increasing access to broadband in rural America. The order mirrors her efforts to align state infrastructure assets to make broadband internet access more accessible. Read more

 

Snyder saddened by Dana Mine closure due to geological problems

(Jan 04, 2018)

The recent announcement by Dana Mining of Pennsylvania LLC that it will close its 4 West Mine near Mt. Morris, which employs 370, offers some important insights about the state of our economy and its health moving forward. The Dana decision shows that sometimes, pure economics and not government policy is the driver of such outcomes. News reports put high production costs – including poor geological conditions – and inability to compete with longwall mining at the center of the company’s decision. In this case, Dana officials say it’s other producers of steam coal, not natural gas or renewable energy, that have made it difficult for them to compete. They were mining the smaller Sewickley seam while using continuous mining machines, not removing the thicker Pittsburgh seam with higher-producing longwall mining machines. Coal remains a nonrenewable resource, and while the industry continues providing good-paying jobs that are desperately needed, the costs of extraction can – as in the case of Dana – become prohibitive in a market where you’re competing not just with other forms of energy, but with other coal producers. In 2013, there were just shy of 50,000 underground coal mining jobs in the United States, including about 6,000 in Pennsylvania. This represents a precipitous drop from the nearly 900,000 employed in 1923, and is part of a steady downward trend. We also can’t discount the effects of mechanization, Read more

 

New law helps veterans receive benefits; 2018 calendar available online; winter coping tips

(Dec 27, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that a measure she supported will help Pa. veterans receive benefits. Act 69 of 2017 will expand the existing Department of Military and Veterans Affairs registry’s reach by bringing other agencies into the process of identifying veterans who stand to benefit. Also, a free 2018 calendar is available online and tips for surviving winter. Read more

 

Washington County Food Bank served $110K state tax credit

(Dec 20, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the Greater Washington County Food Bank has been awarded a $110,000 state tax credit to launch a hydroponics program that will grow 100,000 units of produce annually for distribution throughout the county. Read more

 

Don't forget Jan. 2 deadline for property tax/rent rebates; Bill seeks better internet; Combatting scams and porch pirates

(Dec 19, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder wishes all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year but reminds residents that Jan. 2 is the deadline to file a 2016 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application. Read more

 

Snyder measure seeks internet upgrades in underserved areas

(Dec 19, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder introduces legislation urging federal support for preserving funding available to upgrade internet service in underserved areas of Pennsylvania. Read more

 

2018 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Dec 18, 2017)

Click here and download Rep. Snyder's 2018 Capitol Scenes Calendar. Read more

 

House approves my bill to add motorcycles to lemon law! New position on Agriculture & Rural Affairs panel; CHIP, UC calll center bills advance

(Dec 12, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that her H.B. 74, which would cover motorcycles under Pa.'s Automobile Lemon Law. now heads to the Senate after overwhelming approval in the House. She also reports being assigned to the House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee. Read more

 

House approves Snyder bill to add motorcycles to state Lemon Law

(Dec 12, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the state House has overwhelmingly approved her measure that would cover motorcycles under Pennsylvania’s Automobile Lemon Law. “Motorcyclists deserve this safeguard when serious defects are found,” Snyder said. Read more

 

Washington Twp. awarded $49K state grant for park improvements

(Dec 04, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that Washington Township, Greene County, has been awarded a $49,000 state grant for a variety of improvements at the Township Park. Read more

 

Last week for winter clothing drive; December deadlines for healthcare, Property Tax/Rent Rebates; Outdoor Corps seeking young workers

(Nov 30, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that her annual winter clothing drive concludes Dec. 6. Also, deadlines loom for healthcare open enrollment and Pa.'s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Read more

 

Website links seniors with local services; New law includes cold weather protections for pets; Share the Harvest

(Nov 21, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports on a new state website that helps connect older Pennsylvanians and people with a disability or behavioral health need to services and support systems available in their community. Read more

 

Contact the FCC to preserve $140 million in rural broadband funding; My winter clothing drive benefitting local families is under way

(Nov 13, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder urges support of efforts to preserve nearly $140 million in federal funding intended to increase access to high speed internet service in underserved areas in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Honor and remember our veterans this weekend and every day

(Nov 06, 2017)

As Veterans Day nears, Rep. Pam Snyder reports that her Carmichaels office sponsors monthly Veterans Outreach featuring American Legion service specialists. She also provides a list of state resources for veterans. Read more

 

In a big win for working familes in southwestern Pa., Consol wins permits for longwall operations at Bailey Mine

(Nov 03, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that Consol Energy has won permits to mine new sections at the Bailey Mine in western Greene County, protecting the livelihoods of as many as 600 workers for up to five years. Read more

 

Snyder: Consol secures permits for longwall operations at Bailey Mine

(Nov 03, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder, after months of unceasing negotiations, announces that the state Department of Environment Protection today cleared Consol Energy to mine new sections at the Bailey Mine in western Greene County, protecting the livelihoods of as many as 600 workers for up to five years. Read more

 

Rep. Pam Snyder's fifth-annual winter clothing drive begins Nov. 6

(Nov 02, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that her three constituent service offices will again collect winter clothes to benefit area families beginning Monday, Nov. 6. Read more

 

It’s prime time for deer-related crashes; Pa. granted REAL ID extension through October 2018

(Oct 25, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder advises motorists that October, November and December are the months when motorists are most likely to be involved in a deer-related crash – and that insurance companies cannot add a surcharge to auto insurance premiums for such crashes. Also, the state has been granted a REAL ID extension through October 2018. Read more

 

Davis, Snyder sex-offender bill aims to keep children safe near schools

(Oct 24, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 24 – State Reps. Tina Davis and Pam Snyder this week introduced H.B. 1882 , which would restrict convicted sex offenders from living near schools. Under the bill, a sex offender registered under Megan’s Law would not be allowed to live within 2,500 feet of a public, private or parochial school, pre-school or child-care facility in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police report that there are 21,685 registered sex offenders living in the commonwealth, convicted of offenses ranging from possession of child pornography to rape. “Right now, there are no laws preventing offenders from moving in right next door to the school attended by your child, grandchild, niece or nephew,” said Davis, D-Bucks. “Our legislation aims to address this problem and keep kids safe at school and on their way to and from school.” “We must do all we can to protect our most vulnerable citizens from those with a proven record of predatory – and in some cases violent – behavior,” said Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington. “Our legislation simply mandates a buffer zone between an offender and a school or child-care facility to keep children safe. “It’s past time Pennsylvania had a law like this on its books.” Read more

 

Email scam targets tax preparers; Waynesburg U's Yelllow Jacket staff lauded; and electronics recycling to resume next year

(Oct 19, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder warns that an email phishing scam is targeting tax preparers and she provides tip to protect confidential information. Also, Waynesburg University's newspaper staff is lauded. Read more

 

President stresses broadband deployment in rural America; Executive order commits ‘all viable tools’ to better internet access
Jan 09, 2018

Snyder saddened by Dana Mine closure due to geological problems
Jan 04, 2018

New law helps veterans receive benefits; 2018 calendar available online; winter coping tips
Dec 27, 2017

Washington County Food Bank served $110K state tax credit
Dec 20, 2017

Don't forget Jan. 2 deadline for property tax/rent rebates; Bill seeks better internet; Combatting scams and porch pirates
Dec 19, 2017

Snyder measure seeks internet upgrades in underserved areas
Dec 19, 2017

2018 Capitol Scenes Calendar
Dec 18, 2017

House approves my bill to add motorcycles to lemon law! New position on Agriculture & Rural Affairs panel; CHIP, UC calll center bills advance
Dec 12, 2017

House approves Snyder bill to add motorcycles to state Lemon Law
Dec 12, 2017

Washington Twp. awarded $49K state grant for park improvements
Dec 04, 2017

Last week for winter clothing drive; December deadlines for healthcare, Property Tax/Rent Rebates; Outdoor Corps seeking young workers
Nov 30, 2017

Website links seniors with local services; New law includes cold weather protections for pets; Share the Harvest
Nov 21, 2017

Contact the FCC to preserve $140 million in rural broadband funding; My winter clothing drive benefitting local families is under way
Nov 13, 2017

Honor and remember our veterans this weekend and every day
Nov 06, 2017

In a big win for working familes in southwestern Pa., Consol wins permits for longwall operations at Bailey Mine
Nov 03, 2017

Snyder: Consol secures permits for longwall operations at Bailey Mine
Nov 03, 2017

Rep. Pam Snyder's fifth-annual winter clothing drive begins Nov. 6
Nov 02, 2017

It’s prime time for deer-related crashes; Pa. granted REAL ID extension through October 2018
Oct 25, 2017

Davis, Snyder sex-offender bill aims to keep children safe near schools
Oct 24, 2017

Email scam targets tax preparers; Waynesburg U's Yelllow Jacket staff lauded; and electronics recycling to resume next year
Oct 19, 2017