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Probst votes to return $456 million back to taxpayers

(Jul 07, 2023)

“Families and seniors are losing their homes from local school taxes in Monroe County. Cyber/charter schools take $40 million out of our Monroe County school districts. This practice has gone silent for over two decades and I needed to bring it to light," Probst said. Read more

 

Infrastructure, Housing, Transportation, and Safety Funding Opportunities

(Jul 05, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more

 

Probst: Cyber Charter School Funding Must Be Fair and Equitable

(Jun 28, 2023)

At a House Education Committee meeting, Pa. state Rep. Tarah Probst stresses the importance of fair and equitable funding for cyber charter schools across the commonwealth. Probst says while this legislation begins to address the problem, there is much more work to be done to stop the hemorrhaging of dollars from our brick-and-mortar schools to cyber charters. Read more

 

Probst Co-Hosts Monroe Women’s Expo

(Jun 26, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Tarah Probst co-hosted Rep. Maureen Madden’s 5th Women’s Expo in Stroudsburg, Monroe County. Probst and her staff worked hard with Madden to bring over 80 vendors providing a variety of resources that the women of Monroe County can use to improve their family’s lives. Read more

 

Funding the 500: Revisiting Pennsylvania charter schools after a quarter-century

(Jun 22, 2023)

The lack of accountability for academic performance and the flawed funding scheme represent broken promises to students and taxpayers, Rep. Tarah Probst, D-Monroe, said, adding the windfall charter schools receive sometimes gives rise to waste and outright fraud. Read more

 

Bill to increase state minimum wage moves forward

(Jun 21, 2023)

“Today’s vote is a start that would provide a long overdue raise for more than a million Pennsylvania workers, including thousands of hardworking people in Monroe and Pike counties,” Rep. Tarah Probst said. Read more

 

Probst votes to increase PA minimum wage

(Jun 20, 2023)

“Today’s vote is a start that would provide a long overdue raise for more than a million Pennsylvania workers, including thousands of hardworking people in Monroe and Pike counties," said Probst. Read more

 

Infrastructure, Housing, and Safety Funding Opportunities

(Jun 16, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more

 

Women’s Expo planned by Probst, Madden for June 24

(Jun 08, 2023)

“We will have information on programs that can help everyone in Monroe and Pike counties, and it will be a wonderful opportunity for people to learn so much in one location,” said Probst, D-Monroe/Pike. Read more

 

Monroe County Historical Association breaks ground on new Heritage Center

(Jun 05, 2023)

On hand at the groundbreaking ceremony were state Reps. Maureen Madden and Tarah Probst. Read more

 

You won't be bored in Monroe County this summer

(Jun 02, 2023)

On June 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., State Representatives Maureen Madden and Tarah Probst are holding a Women’s Expo at Stroudsburg High School Cafeteria located on West Main Street in Stroudsburg. Read more

 

Pennsylvania nurses rally in support of Patient Safety Act

(May 17, 2023)

State Reps. Maureen Madden (D-115) and Tarah Probst (D-189), who are both sponsors of the Patient Safety Act, spoke at the rally. Read more

 

Probst lauds $2.39 million in state grants for Monroe projects

(May 16, 2023)

“I am pleased yet again to see this large allocation of grants that will help communities in my legislative district and throughout Monroe County. I would like to thank the CFA board and my colleagues for supporting the grants and recognizing the improvements that will be made to local infrastructure, recreation and the arts, and even community outreach organizations,” said Probst. Read more

 

Cyber Charter School reform hearing held

(May 10, 2023)

State Representative Tarah Probst says reform is needed to ensure a fair education funding system for everyone including taxpayers and students in public education. Read more

 

Policy hearing details need for cyber, charter school reform

(May 08, 2023)

“I have never been shy about saying exactly what is going on, and our current system is taxpayer thievery that has devastated homeowners and local businesses,” said hearing host Rep. Tarah Probst, who represents portions of Monroe and Pike counties. “In the past it has gone unnoticed, and we have had public officials blame increasing school budgets on teachers’ unions. In reality, the reimbursement formula – which isn’t based on actual costs – allows for overinflated tuition payments to cyber and charter schools and has driven school budget increases. We need to reform the law so all schools fall under the same rules.” Read more

 

Fed up with fireworks, Pa. legislator wants to ban consumer-grade sales and increase fines

(May 04, 2023)

Rep. Tarah Probst highlighted the stress fireworks cause to pets and livestock, as well as veterans and people with post-traumatic stress disorder. Read more

 

Rep from Poconos floats bill prohibiting PA consumer fireworks sales

(May 03, 2023)

“One malfunction or one spark could be catastrophic to that municipality,” Probst told the Pocono Record. “This comes from local fire departments, police. It’s extremely dangerous." Read more

 

Spring 2023 Newsletter

(Apr 14, 2023)

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Workforce Development, Infrastructure, and Housing Funding Opportunities

(Apr 13, 2023)

Here are some of the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more

 

As fewer teachers come out of Pa. colleges, lawmakers explore ways to reverse trend

(Apr 12, 2023)

Rep. Tarah Probst, D-Monroe, said inequitable state funding that school districts receive “wrecked us,” not the teachers union. Read more