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Grants OK'd for veterans' services; Pepper spray bill introduced; and learn how to save for college, win a $529 college savings account

(May 20, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the Fayette County Department of Veterans Affairs is among the groups approved for grants to expand services for veterans. Also, H.B. 2084 would ensure state prison guards carry pepper spray. Finally, the state Treasurer's Office is giving away a $529 college savings account to raise awareness about how to save for college. Read more

 

Bituminous Coal Queen visits state House of Representatives; Tenmile Creek radiation testing finds acceptable levels

(May 17, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder introduced the reigning Bituminous Coal Queen -- Katlyn Allison of Carmichaels -- to the state House of Representatives and presented her with a House citation congratulating her for her volunteer service, leadership and community spirit. Rep. Snyder also reports that further radiation testing along Tenmile Creek near the Clyde Mine Treatment Facility has found acceptable results in water and sludge samples. Read more

 

Snyder: Tenmile Creek radiation testing finds acceptable levels

(May 13, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that further radiation testing near along Tenmile Creek near the Clyde Mine Treatment Facility in Greene County has found acceptable results in water and sludge samples. Read more

 

Tenmile Creek Interim Update - January 2016 Sampling Summary

(May 13, 2016)

Tenmile Creek Interim Update -- January 2016 Sampling Summary Read more

 

Beware of IRS scams; Whiteley Creek to benefit from $27,800 Growing Greener grant

(May 11, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that fraud artists are peppering residents with a phone scam in which impostors claim to be from the IRS and ask for personal financial information after threatening a lawsuit for unpaid taxes. Please be aware that the IRS will NOT initiate first contact with you about taxes owed through. Also, a $27,800 Growing Greener grant has been awarded for riparian planting in SGL 223 just west of Garards Fort. Read more

 

Snyder warns residents of IRS phone scam

(May 11, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder alerts residents of a telephone scam in which taxpayers receive unsolicited calls from people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service and demanding payment or risk a lawsuit. First and foremost, Rep. Snyder notes, the IRS DOES NOT initiate contact over the phone. Read more

 

Day of Prayer event May 5 at Greene County Fairgrounds; Happy Mother's Day as National Women's Health Week begins May 8

(May 05, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that a local observance of the National Day of Prayer is set for 5 p.m. May 5 at the Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg. And, Mother's Day kicks off National Women's Health Week. Read more

 

PennDOT, Turnpike expanding 70 mph zones; Safer left turn signals -- flashing yellow arrows – coming to Pa.

(May 02, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that starting May 3, 396 additional miles of the turnpike and 400 additional miles of certain PennDOT highways will be converted to 70 mph, including a 33-mile stretch of I-79 from I-70 in Washington County south to the West Virginia border. PennDOT also is implementing a new type of traffic signal -- a flashing yellow arrow -- to replace the circular green indicators for left turns at signalized intersections. Read more

 

CARE -- family caregiver measure – signed into law

(Apr 22, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the governor has signed into law PA CARE -- the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act – which will support senior citizens and their families by keeping Pennsylvanians in their own homes longer. Rep. Snyder says she supported the legislation -- Act 20 of 2016 -- because over 1.6 million family caregivers across the state handling complex medical or nursing tasks will benefit from its provisions. Read more

 

Snyder: Over $390,000 awarded to area first responders

(Apr 20, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that state grants totaling more than $390,000 are coming to 37 fire and ambulance companies in the 50th Legislative District. And, the state House voted recently to extend the vital grant program for another four years. Read more

 

Electronics collection Wednesday at Greene County Fairgrounds; and 2017 bridge projects on tap in Greene County

(Apr 18, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that Greene County residents can dispose of electronic equipment from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Greene County Fairgrounds Arena. Also, PennDOT has scheduled open houses for 5 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the Greene County Maintenance Office to explain and accept public input on two bridge projects set to get under way in 2017 in Morris and Dunkard townships. Read more

 

Workers Memorial Day; reforming child sex crimes laws; medical marijuana legislation heads to governor; and absentee ballots due soon

(Apr 13, 2016)

Rep. Snyder reports that the House adopted her resolution designating April 28 as Workers Memorial Day. The House also reformed child sexual abuse laws and sent to the governor a measure legalizing medical marijuana in Pa. Rep. also notes that deadlines loom for requesting and submitting absentee ballots for the April 26 primary. Read more

 

First of four electronics collection events on tap April 20; Tax return help available before April 18 deadline

(Apr 11, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the first of four electronics collection events she's sponsoring with the Greene County Commissioners is set for 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Greene County Fairgrounds Arena, Waynesburg. Also, the state Revenue Department is extending its service hours to help taxpayers by phone before the midnight Monday, April 18, tax-filing deadline. Read more

 

Game Commissioners move on drones, hunting/trapping seasons and more

(Apr 06, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the state Board of Game Commissioners has taken action on a number of significant matters, including the 2016-17 hunting and trapping seasons, a ban on drones in state game lands and turkey seasons. Read more

 

New company bringing 147 jobs to Redstone Twp.; April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

(Apr 04, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that ContactUS announced it will open a 175-seat call center along Roberts Road in Redstone Township, Fayette County. The firm is committed to providing 147 jobs and investing at least $838,000 at the site. Also, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Rep. Snyder recommends putting 1-800-932-0313 into your phone contacts. It’s the toll-free number for Pennsylvania’s child abuse hotline. Read more

 

Cumberland Twp. road to close Monday; bill exempting farm stand signs from fees OK'd; dogs need licenses; and tax help

(Mar 31, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that a section of Crucible Road will close April 4 between Route 88 and Woodring Road in Cumberland Township for a bridge-restoration project. And, the House unanimously OK'd Rep. Snyder's bill that would exempt local farmers' markets and farm stands from state fees for signs. Also, information on how to license your dogs, and free tax help from the IRS. Read more

 

Snyder glad to see 2015-16 state budget stalemate end

(Mar 23, 2016)

HARRISBURG , March 23 – As Gov. Tom Wolf announced today that he will permit the final piece of the 2015-16 state budget to become law Monday, ending a nine-month stalemate, state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, issued the following statement: “Last week, I was one of 13 House Democrats who voted for this latest budget bill , which pushes to $200 million the additional state subsidy for basic education – and does so without raising taxes. It addition to ensuring our schools don’t close, it also provides funding for human services and 4-H programs that are vital in much of our state. “I am glad the governor has decided not to veto this bill. Now we can close the books on the tumultuous current fiscal year and devote our full energies to completing – on time, hopefully – the 2016-17 state budget due June 30.” Read more

 

Snyder bill exempting local farm markets, stands from sign requirement fees passes House

(Mar 22, 2016)

HARRISBURG, March 22 – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Pam Snyder that would exempt from the state's fee requirements signs for local farmers' markets and farm stands along highways. "Our local agricultural businesses such as farmer's markets and farm stands provide fresh, nutritional food to Pennsylvanians, while at the same time enhancing our local business efforts," Snyder said. Current regulations require a permit and fee in order to have an off-premises sign advertising a business. Snyder's legislation would exempt farmers' markets and farm stands from this requirement for any state routes that do not receive federal funding. PennDOT still may set the size, number and proximity of the signs. Snyder introduced the bill after a family-owned farm in her district was told to remove signs advertising their farm stand from the state route right-of-way. "It is important that PennDOT ensures the orderly and effective display of outdoor advertising, while protecting the state's natural beauty along our roadways. But it is equally valuable that family farming should be supported, especially since agriculture is an important industry in our commonwealth," Snyder said. "The bill that passed today would benefit both the farmer and consumers seeking fresh produce, while continuing PennDOT's oversight." The bill now goes to the state Senate for Read more

 

Snyder votes to end protracted 2015-16 budget stalemate

(Mar 16, 2016)

HARRISBURG , March 16 – Saying the specter of closed schools and crippled human services must not come to fruition, state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, voted for a budget bill put forth by the Republican legislative majority today. Snyder said that with only three months left in the current fiscal year, and with budget wrangling between GOP leaders and Gov. Tom Wolf still ongoing after nine months, it’s time to wrap up the tumultuous 2015-16 budget and start focusing on the 2016-17 spending plan due June 30. "We’re able to put this one to bed without raising taxes – and still get an extra $50 million for basic education, pushing that total fiscal-year increase to $200 million," said Snyder of her affirmative vote for H.B. 1801. "I don’t want to see schools close, I want to see human services and 4-H funded, I don’t want to further put our Penn State Extension Services and county commissioners in fiscal predicaments. "Certainly, I would like to see more state funding for basic education. But when it looks like there’s a greater chance of public schools closing their doors than getting more money, we’ve got to acknowledge the reality of the situation and act accordingly. After nine months, this saga must end." Snyder said a constant theme as she’s traversed the 50th Legislative District is resolving the budget impasse and the adverse impact the inability to strike a lasting Read more

 

My bill to unfetter farm stands, fresh produce advances;

(Mar 14, 2016)

The House Transportation Committee today OK’d my legislation that would exempt signs for farm markets and fresh produce from PennDOT permit and fee requirements. I understand the need for restraint for signage, and my House Bill 1561 would still allow PennDOT to set specifications regarding size, number and proximity in the rights-of-way. However, family farming is an important facet of Pennsylvania’s economy, and exempting smaller-scale signs notifying consumers of the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables would not upset the regulatory apple cart, so to speak. I had the legislation drafted after a local family farm notified me that it was directed to remove its signs along a state route. H.B. 1561 would not affect sign regulations along highways receiving federal funding. The legislation is now available for consideration by the full House. Jefferson-Morgan’s Teasdale and Bowlen shine at wrestling championships 10 from region compete at PIAA tourney in Hershey Congratulations to Jefferson-Morgan High School wrestlers Gavin Teasdale and Bill Bowlen for their sterling accomplishments at the PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships at Hershey. Teasdale captured his second straight state championship, storming through the 113-pound division by scoring technical falls in every match. The sophomore remains undefeated in his high school wrestling career. Bowlen won the silver medal in the 195-pound division, registering two pins along Read more

 

Grants OK'd for veterans' services; Pepper spray bill introduced; and learn how to save for college, win a $529 college savings account
May 20, 2016

Bituminous Coal Queen visits state House of Representatives; Tenmile Creek radiation testing finds acceptable levels
May 17, 2016

Snyder: Tenmile Creek radiation testing finds acceptable levels
May 13, 2016

Tenmile Creek Interim Update - January 2016 Sampling Summary
May 13, 2016

Beware of IRS scams; Whiteley Creek to benefit from $27,800 Growing Greener grant
May 11, 2016

Snyder warns residents of IRS phone scam
May 11, 2016

Day of Prayer event May 5 at Greene County Fairgrounds; Happy Mother's Day as National Women's Health Week begins May 8
May 05, 2016

PennDOT, Turnpike expanding 70 mph zones; Safer left turn signals -- flashing yellow arrows – coming to Pa.
May 02, 2016

CARE -- family caregiver measure – signed into law
Apr 22, 2016

Snyder: Over $390,000 awarded to area first responders
Apr 20, 2016

Electronics collection Wednesday at Greene County Fairgrounds; and 2017 bridge projects on tap in Greene County
Apr 18, 2016

Workers Memorial Day; reforming child sex crimes laws; medical marijuana legislation heads to governor; and absentee ballots due soon
Apr 13, 2016

First of four electronics collection events on tap April 20; Tax return help available before April 18 deadline
Apr 11, 2016

Game Commissioners move on drones, hunting/trapping seasons and more
Apr 06, 2016

New company bringing 147 jobs to Redstone Twp.; April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Apr 04, 2016

Cumberland Twp. road to close Monday; bill exempting farm stand signs from fees OK'd; dogs need licenses; and tax help
Mar 31, 2016

Snyder glad to see 2015-16 state budget stalemate end
Mar 23, 2016

Snyder bill exempting local farm markets, stands from sign requirement fees passes House
Mar 22, 2016

Snyder votes to end protracted 2015-16 budget stalemate
Mar 16, 2016

My bill to unfetter farm stands, fresh produce advances;
Mar 14, 2016