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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

 

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

 

Greene County schools sharing $10K state grant for career awareness

(Sep 29, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the five public school districts in Greene County will share a $10,000 state grant to prepare students for careers through collaborative activities and a countywide career awareness day. Read more

 

Sixth annual Greene County Senior Fair on tap Oct. 6 at fairgrounds

(Sep 26, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the sixth annual Greene County Senior Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Greene County Fairgrounds near Waynesburg. “The Senior Fair provides a one-stop shop for seniors to access helpful resources in their community,” Snyder said. Read more

 

Snyder cuts ribbon on a multi-million dollar bridge project

(Aug 30, 2017)

WAYNESBURG, Aug. 30 – After four years of construction, state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, proudly cut the ribbon on a $15.1 million bridge project in Waynesburg today. “Thousands of drivers rely on the Freedom Bridge on a daily basis,” Snyder said. “Those using route 19/21 will now be able to get from one end of the community to the other without being forced to take a detour.” The project began in the spring of 2013 but ran about a year behind schedule because PennDOT had to not only replace the road bridge going over Ten Mile Creek but the former railroad overpass nearby in order to successfully expand traffic from two to four lanes. This created complications and extended the completion date. “Bridges and roadways deteriorate over time,” Snyder explained. “It’s my responsibility as an elected official to ensure transportation upgrades are top priority in order to keep our community safe and running efficiently.” Gulisek Construction LLC was the contractor for the project. Read more

 

Snyder: Scams maintain unrelenting pace in region

(Aug 24, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder issues an alert about the latest scam to hit southwestern Pennsylvania -- bogus Internal Revenue Service agents seeking personal data through threatening or aggressive phone calls. Read more

 

East End United Community Center awarded $307K grant

(Aug 08, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the East End United Community Center in Uniontown has been awarded a $307,252 grant for its 21st Century After School Program offered at the center and in the Central Greene School District. Read more

 

Does Southwestern Pennsylvania deserve better, faster internet?

(Jul 20, 2017)

Rural Pennsylvania deserves the same affordable and adequate service almost all people and businesses enjoy in the cities and suburbs. By completing this online petition, you will help the effort to bring better internet service to rural Pennsylvania. Please note that all fields in the petition must be completed. Read more

 

Greene County awarded $750,000 grant for Dunkard Valley waterlines

(Jul 14, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the Greene County commissioners have been awarded a $750,000 federal grant for waterline work in Monongahela Township. The grant is crucial to alleviating water shortage and quality issues that have plagued residents for many years. Read more

 

Snyder launching two-pronged campaign to improve broadband internet service

(Jul 13, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder is launching a two-pronged effort to expand availability of high-speed internet service with an appeal to Microsoft to include Pennsylvania in its broadband expansion effort and a four-bill legislative package. Read more

 

House hails West Greene Lady Pioneers, PIAA softball victors

(Jun 27, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder salutes the West Greene High School Lady Pioneers softball team, the Class A state champions, before the state House of Representatives. Read more

 

Snyder: No truth to casino attack mailer

(Jun 21, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that an attack mailer claiming she supported “big gambling interests” over senior citizens is patently false and laughably ridiculous. Read more

 

Snyder Fights For Jobs

(Jun 20, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Pam Snyder speaks at a Capitol labor rally in defense of jobs that provide a family sustaining wages, good benefits and a Pennsylvania worker's right to unionize. Read more

 

Snyder: Firm awarded permit to grow medical marijuana near Carmichaels

(Jun 20, 2017)

HARRISBURG, June 20 – A medical marijuana greenhouse operation near Carmichaels is one of 12 such facilities granted licenses today by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced. Snyder said AGRiMED Industries LLC will grow and cultivate medical cannabis on 61 acres off Thomas Road in Cumberland Township, as part of a $25 million investment. Snyder said this is good news for those suffering from a variety of illnesses and the local economy. “I favored allowing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania because it will alleviate the pain of those who suffer from a variety of medical conditions,” Snyder said. “Tightly regulated and secure growing and processing facilities were going to be sanctioned in the commonwealth as an inevitable result. “I’m glad to see that one of them was chosen for placement in the 50 th Legislative District, because we’re looking at 40 jobs right off the bat and 100 workers within five years, according to news reports.” Snyder said medical marijuana cannot be distributed in any form that can be smoked, and thus is limited to pill, oil, liquid or topical ointment form. “I’m pleased to have worked with Cumberland Township, Greene County and state officials on bringing the facility to our area,” Snyder said. “But in reality, this is an offshoot of the larger purpose of the law, which brings relief to those afflicted with 17 medical conditions that can Read more

 

Snyder: Remove barriers that deter participation in elections

(Jun 13, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder advocates for action on her legislation that would provide early voting and no-excuse absentee balloting for Pennsylvania voters. Read more

 

Consumer Affairs panel advances bill to protect motorcyclists’ investments

(Jun 12, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the House Consumer Affairs Committee has approved her measure that would cover motorcycles under Pennsylvania’s Automobile Lemon Law.“If you buy or lease a new motorcycle with defects affecting its safety, value and use, the manufacturer should fix it – the same as with cars and trucks," Snyder said. Read more

 

Snyder wins unanimous vote on bill honoring local Vietnam War hero

(Jun 05, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder, recalling how his death in Vietnam shook the community, wins House approval of her measure that would name a Greene County bridge as the Private First Class Brent A. McClellan Memorial Bridge. Read more

 

Snyder reiterates support for Mon-Fayette Expressway

(Jun 05, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder emphasizes her continued support for extending the Mon-Fayette Expressway 14 miles to the Interstate 376 – Parkway East – in Monroeville. “Extending the expressway to Monroeville has been and remains the priority with me,” Snyder said. “Its completion is vital to Fayette County, eastern Greene County and the entire Mon Valley.” Read more

 

Snyder, commissioners sponsoring electronics collection June 14

(Jun 01, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that she and the Greene County commissioners will hold their second electronics collections event of the year from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 at the Greene County Fairgrounds Arena. Read more

 

Snyder Recognizes Coal Queen

(May 10, 2017)

As the Democratic chairman of the 88-member House Coal Caucus, Pa. state Rep. Pam Snyder was proud to introduce the 2016 Bituminous Coal Queen, Morgan Voithofer of Carmichaels, to the House this week. The 17-year-old honor student at Carmichaels High School is the 63rd coal queen selected during the Coal Queen Pageant held annually in August as part of the King Coal Show in Carmichaels. This year’s show is set for Aug. 19-26. Read more