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Rep. Snyder introduces bill to ‘beef up’ internet service in rural areas

(Oct 05, 2016)

During a public hearing in August to discuss the lack of high-speed internet service in Greene County, Rep. Pam Snyder said it was time for state lawmakers to demand internet providers “beef up their service” in rural areas. Snyder moved forward with that promise Tuesday by introducing legislation in the state House to upgrade the standard for broadband service in Pennsylvania to increase download and upload speeds for rural customers. Read more

 

Snyder legislation would increase broadband speeds dramatically

(Oct 04, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder has introduced legislation that would upgrade the state standard for broadband service, increasing broadband download and upload speeds exponentially for many rural residents and businesses. “House Bill 2394 would put rural areas on a more equal footing with urban areas in terms of internet, voice, video and wireless service, Read more

 

Fifth annual Greene County Senior Fair on tap Oct. 7 at fairgrounds

(Sep 30, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the fifth annual Greene County Senior Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Greene County Fairgrounds near Waynesburg. Read more

 

Snyder: Telephone Town Hall poll shows aversion to property taxes

(Sep 02, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that a poll during her Sept. 1 Telephone Town Hall shows respondents favor replacing property taxes with sales and personal income taxes by a better than 3-to-1 margin. Another poll question revealed that more than 80 percent of respondents to the poll favor no-excuse absentee voting and early voting mechanisms for elections, which her H.B. 521 would provide. Read more

 

Snyder to hold Tele-Town Hall on Thursday, Sept. 1

(Aug 26, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder is inviting constituents to participate in a live Tele-Town Hall meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 1. Residents will receive an automated phone call at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 inviting them to join the meeting. To participate, people simply remain on the line. Residents also may email questions to Snyder before the Tele-Town Hall meeting at RepSnyder@pahouse.net. Read more

 

Homeless, addicted, suicidal: House Democratic panel holds hearing on heroin

(Aug 24, 2016)

Ashley Potts is a team leader for the crisis diversion unit of Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services. But that’s not why she had the attention of eight state representatives during a policy committee hearing about heroin in Greene County. “At 20 years old, I found myself homeless, addicted to heroin, facing a state sentence and suicidal,” she told the panel. State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Jefferson, hosted the event Read more

 

Snyder: Heroin, Opioid Crisis Everywhere

(Aug 24, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Pam Synder hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee in Jefferson, PA to hear from people on the front lines of the drug crisis in Greene, Jefferson and Fayette Counties. Snyder says rural communities are seeing increases in overdose deaths that can't be ignored. Read more

 

Reps. Pam Snyder, Mike Sturla co-chair House Democratic Policy hearing on opioid/heroin epidemic

(Aug 23, 2016)

Reps. Pam Snyder and Mike Sturla co-host a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing convened in Greene County to solicit input from community leaders and treatment and crisis professionals about how to respond to the drug addiction epidemic harming communities throughout Pennsylvania. Read more

 

House panel hears complaints about slow internet service in rural areas

(Aug 21, 2016)

Educators, state regulators, consumer advocates and officials with several telecommunication companies, testified during a hearing hosted by state Rep. Pam Snyder about how internet service can be improved and whether legislators should make changes. Read more

 

Snyder Pushing for Broadband Service in Rural PA

(Aug 18, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Pam Snyder hosted a House Consumer Affairs Committee public hearing at Waynesburg University to gather information on providing broadband internet service to rural areas across the Commonwealth. Read more

 

Snyder to host Policy Committee hearing on opioid/heroin epidemic in Pa. on Tuesday

(Aug 18, 2016)

CARMICHAELS, Aug. 18 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, will serve as host for a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on the opioid and heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Hall, 1483 Jefferson Road, Jefferson. Requested by Snyder, the public hearing will be co-chaired by House Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. "I urge public participation to learn more about the addiction epidemic that is wreaking havoc throughout Pennsylvania," said Snyder, one of four legislators named to a Joint State Government Commission Task Force charged with tackling opioid abuse. "The deaths and devastation from this scourge will not subside without a comprehensive response." Snyder said the hearing will provide a local perspective on the magnitude of the problem and the strategies needed to counteract its deadly growth. "The epidemic is affecting everyone and its effects were highlighted by the recent report that southwestern Pennsylvania had had the highest drug death rate – almost 33 deaths per 100,000 population – in the state last year," Snyder said. "Heroin and related opioids are at the root of the devastation." The current agenda for Tuesday’s hearing is: 2 p.m. – Welcome and opening remarks 2:10 p.m. – Ashley Potts, team leader, Southwestern PA Human Services, Crisis Diversion Unit 2:30 Read more

 

Snyder to host hearing on broadband deployment, internet issues

(Aug 12, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder and the House Consumer Affairs Committee will conduct a public informational hearing at 10 a.m. Aug. 17 at Waynesburg University’s Miller Hall to discuss broadband deployment and issues with internet quality. Read more

 

Snyder: Huge gob pile in Fredericktown targeted for funding, elimination

(Jul 14, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder applauds the selection of the 90-foot-high coal refuse site in Fredericktown, Washington County, for reclamation under a $30 million federal pilot program taking aim at abandoned mine sites. Read more

 

Snyder: $20,000 state grant approved for Waynesburg sewerage

(Jul 01, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that a $20,000 grant has been approved for an engineering study of the Waynesburg Wastewater Treatment Plant and system lines. While applauding the efforts to secure the grant, Rep. Snyder said she supports the borough's efforts to see if some of the grant money can be used to purchase a backup generator in the wake of the recent fire that damaged the plant’s electrical distribution system. Read more

 

Snyder: Budget not ideal, but a solid step forward for Pennsylvania

(Jun 30, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that a 2016-17 spending plan sent to the governor is a workable compromise on key issues such as education funding, taxes, human services and funding programs and services to counter the opioid addiction epidemic. Rep. Snyder said the $31.6 billion plan features an additional $250 million investment in education, with $200 million more for basic education, $25 million more for pre-K, $5 million more for Head Start and $20 million more for special education. Read more

 

Legislative special session called to tackle Pennsylvania's opioid crisis

(Jun 24, 2016)

State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene County, tapped as a member of the Joint State Government Commission Task Force in 2014, said she was encouraged by the “bipartisan resolve” to take on the opioid crisis. Read more

 

Snyder Fights For Corrections Officers

(Jun 21, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Pam Snyder speaks on the House Floor in support of House Bill 2084, which would allow Corrections Officers to carry oleoresin capsicum spray. Read more

 

Snyder Protecting Pa.'s Energy Future

(Jun 16, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Pam Snyder supports legislation that helps guarantee that Pennsylvania will craft its own plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions, protects our energy future and energy jobs and helps to ensure clean air and water. Read more

 

Panel approves bill ensuring pepper spray for state corrections officers

(Jun 14, 2016)

State Reps. Pam Snyder and Timothy S. Mahoney report that the House Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved their legislation that would ensure all state corrections officers are equipped with oleoresin capsicum, better known as pepper spray, to deter prison assaults. Read more

 

Snyder Protecting Prison Guards

(Jun 14, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Pam Snyder speaks to the House Judiciary Committee about her legislation that would allow prison guards to carry pepper spray with them on the job. Snyder's bill was unanimously approved in this committee meeting and now heads to the full House of Representatives for consideration. Read more

 

Rep. Snyder introduces bill to ‘beef up’ internet service in rural areas
Oct 05, 2016

Snyder legislation would increase broadband speeds dramatically
Oct 04, 2016

Fifth annual Greene County Senior Fair on tap Oct. 7 at fairgrounds
Sep 30, 2016

Snyder: Telephone Town Hall poll shows aversion to property taxes
Sep 02, 2016

Snyder to hold Tele-Town Hall on Thursday, Sept. 1
Aug 26, 2016

Homeless, addicted, suicidal: House Democratic panel holds hearing on heroin
Aug 24, 2016

Snyder: Heroin, Opioid Crisis Everywhere
Aug 24, 2016

Reps. Pam Snyder, Mike Sturla co-chair House Democratic Policy hearing on opioid/heroin epidemic
Aug 23, 2016

House panel hears complaints about slow internet service in rural areas
Aug 21, 2016

Snyder Pushing for Broadband Service in Rural PA
Aug 18, 2016

Snyder to host Policy Committee hearing on opioid/heroin epidemic in Pa. on Tuesday
Aug 18, 2016

Snyder to host hearing on broadband deployment, internet issues
Aug 12, 2016

Snyder: Huge gob pile in Fredericktown targeted for funding, elimination
Jul 14, 2016

Snyder: $20,000 state grant approved for Waynesburg sewerage
Jul 01, 2016

Snyder: Budget not ideal, but a solid step forward for Pennsylvania
Jun 30, 2016

Legislative special session called to tackle Pennsylvania's opioid crisis
Jun 24, 2016

Snyder Fights For Corrections Officers
Jun 21, 2016

Snyder Protecting Pa.'s Energy Future
Jun 16, 2016

Panel approves bill ensuring pepper spray for state corrections officers
Jun 14, 2016

Snyder Protecting Prison Guards
Jun 14, 2016