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Snyder: Over $350,000 in grants awarded to area first responders

(Feb 04, 2015)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 4 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, today announced that more than $350,000 in state grants is coming to 34 fire and ambulance companies in the 50 th Legislative District. “First responders are at the core of public safety, and these grants enable them to focus more on saving our lives and properties rather than raising funds,” Snyder said. “These men and women make a tremendous sacrifice, and I applaud their service to our communities.” Funding for the 2014-15 Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program is generated from slot machine proceeds and not General Fund tax revenue, Snyder said. Greene County recipients are: Bobtown-Dunkard Volunteer Fire Dept., $11,791; Bobtown-Dunkard Volunteer Fire Dept. EMS, $7,444; Carmichaels-Cumberland Township Volunteer Fire Dept., $12,622; Center Township Volunteer Fire Co., $12,345; Clarksville & Community Volunteer Fire Dept. EMS,$7,444; Clarksville & Community Volunteer Fire Dept.,$11,514; Crucible Volunteer Fire Dept., $11,514; Graysville Volunteer Fire Co., $11,514; Greensboro-Monongahela Township Volunteer Fire Co., $11,514; Greensboro-Monongahela Township Volunteer Fire Co. EMS, $7,444; Jefferson Volunteer Fire Co., $12,345; Jefferson Volunteer Fire Co. EMS, $7,444; Morris Township Volunteer Fire Co., $11,514; Mount Morris Community Volunteer Fire Co., Read more

 

2015 trout stocking schedules available here!

(Feb 04, 2015)

The 2015 adult trout stocking schedules are now available online. Just click on icon at left. In southwestern Pennsylvania, a Mentored Youth Day will be held on April 11, the Saturday before the April 18 regular opening day of trout season. Read more

 

New Redstone office is open TO SERVE YOU! Funding available for treatment programs for veterans

(Jan 30, 2015)

My new office in Redstone Township is ready to assist Fayette County constituents three days a week with any state matter. Also, applications are being sought from veterans service and statewide charitable organizations for funding for programs benefiting Pennsylvania veterans. Read more

 

Snyder: Small games of chance club licensees get five-month reprieve

(Jan 30, 2015)

Technical problems have forced the state Department of Revenue to suspend a Feb. 1 reporting deadline for clubs with proceeds from small games of chance last year of $20,000 or more. Read more

 

Snyder: PennDOT making safety changes on three area highways

(Jan 22, 2015)

PennDOT is making safety changes at three Greene County intersections after Rep. Snyder requested safety reviews. Read more

 

Snyder lands key committee posts for second term in state House

(Jan 20, 2015)

Rep. Pam Snyder’s appointment to four key committees in the state House provides a strategic opportunity to implement policies advantageous to Greene, Fayette and Washington counties. Read more

 

Applications for 2015 House scholarships available online; Farm Show kicks off Saturday

(Jan 09, 2015)

I hope you’ll pass on this information about the 2015 Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship Program. Read more

 

Snyder begins second term in state House

(Jan 06, 2015)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, began her second term representing the 50th Legislative District today after taking the oath of office. "It is an honor to represent the residents of the 50th District in 2015," Snyder said. “I’m eager to get to work on their behalf because Pennsylvania needs new ideas on energy, public education, family incomes and the state budget.” Snyder said she plans to build on her efforts as a freshman lawmaker that won bipartisan support, including her legislation that ensures a state role in meeting federal mandates affecting energy supplies. “I am committed to being a responsible advocate for southwestern Pennsylvania and working effectively for citizens and communities in the district, as well as the commonwealth as a whole,” Snyder said. “We found common ground on critical energy legislation, and the same focus will produce dividends on fixing the $2 billion shortfall in the state budget and addressing unfair education funding and school property taxes.” Her legislative website, www.pahouse.com/Snyder, features legislative and local information, including her district and Harrisburg offices, and enables constituents to sign up for email updates on state government and regional issues. Constituents also may follow Snyder via her legislative Facebook page, www.facebook.com/RepSnyder, and legislative Twitter account, Read more

 

Hope for Hannah legislation becomes law

(Dec 28, 2014)

Pennsylvania's children have a new protection thanks to Hannah's Law, named after Hannah Ginion of Bristol Township, who suffered from the rare genetic disorder called Krabbe disease. Hannah passed away on Dec. 28, 2014. Read more

 

Beware IRS phone scams

(Nov 29, 2014)

Recently, my office received information about phone calls received statewide in which an individual claimed to be from the IRS and demanded payment on taxes owed. Please be aware – this phone call is a scam, and the IRS will NOT initiate first contact with you on the phone about taxes owed. Always be wary of unsolicited phone calls in which an individual claims to represent a business or government entity and aggressively demands payment. The IRS does not operate this way and will always send official correspondence through the mail to make its first contact with you. Read more

 

HEROIN: What you need to know about Pennsylvania’s Good Samaritan Law

(Nov 24, 2014)

Landmark legislation passed during the 2013-14 Legislative Session now allows first responders, including law enforcement, fire fighters, EMS or other organizations the ability to administer a medication known as naloxone, a life-saving opioid-overdose antidote. The law also allows individuals such as friends or family members who might be in a position to help a person at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose to obtain a prescription for naloxone. Additionally, Act 139 provides immunity from prosecution for those responding to and reporting overdoses. Read more

 

In the News: Dept. of Human Services name change better reflects mission

(Nov 24, 2014)

House Bill 993, which renamed the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare as the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, was signed into law as Act 132 during the 2013-14 Legislative Session. According to advocates for the change, renaming the department was long overdue, and as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, the name change better reflects the department’s mission. Read more

 

Do you need help paying heating bills?

(Nov 24, 2014)

As we get into the coldest months of winter, many people are worried about affording their increasing heating costs. If you or someone you know qualifies, my office could help you take advantage of a program set up to curtail high home heating bills. Read more

 

Apply for health insurance by Feb. 16

(Nov 23, 2014)

The open enrollment period for health care coverage is now underway. If you or someone you know is in need of health insurance, please consider visiting the federal Marketplace at www.HealthCare.gov. Applicants have until Feb. 16, 2015 to enroll. Everyone, no matter what age, needs health insurance. A random accident or unexpected illness could put you in danger of losing not only your good health but also your financial future. Read more

 

Sign up for the Do-Not-Call list

(Nov 22, 2014)

To register for the Pennsylvania and national do-not-call lists, visit http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/dnc.aspx or call 1-888-777-3406. Registration is free. There is a rolling enrollment; individuals may sign up at any time and the registration is good for five years. After that, you can re-enroll. And, signing up on Pennsylvania's list automatically adds those numbers to the national do-not-call list. Read more

 

Weatherizing your home saves you money on energy bills

(Nov 20, 2014)

Last year’s bitterly cold winter left many people struggling to pay higher-than-normal home energy bills. As we head toward the coldest months of the year, there are ways you can winterize your home to keep heat in, cold air out, and money in your pocket. Many businesses offer professional home energy audits, but you can perform your own by inspecting areas where heat escapes and cold air leaks in. Read more

 

Check out charities before making holiday donations

(Nov 20, 2014)

While it may be the season for charitable giving, scammers don't take a holiday. The Pennsylvania Department of State offers a simple way to ensure a charity is legitimate and that your donation will be used properly. Read more