Pa. on track to meet Real ID deadline; Protecting veterans’ access to PACE and PACENET; and June 19 deadline for tax amnesty

(May 25, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that Pennsylvania is now on track to fix the Real ID problem with state driver’s licenses. Read more

 

Two scams -- involving unclaimed property and Highmark health insurance -- circulating

(May 22, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that two scams -- involving unclaimed property and Highmark health insurance -- are circulating. Read more

 

Take time to thank our military; ‘Troops to Teachers’ grant program

(May 19, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day are opportune times to reflect on all of our service members worldwide for the hope they bring to the world. Read more

 

Tick threat multiplies; Fish-for-Free Day on May 28; Pension forfeiture measure; and REAL ID bill moves despite detrimental amendment

(May 15, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder provides an update on threats from ticks, the state's free fishing days and legislation dealing with forfeiture of public pensions and REAL ID compliance. Read more

 

Happy Mother's Day! Women's Health Week begins Sunday; Building a better Do Not Call registry; and Coal Queen in the House!

(May 10, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 14, and aims to encourage women to take care of their health. Also, Rep. Snyder voted to make important upgrades to the state’s Do Not Call registry. 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

 

Coal forged our past and can power our future

(Apr 25, 2017)

Coal forged our past and can power our futureCommentary by state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington Read more

 

Protecting impact payments; May 1 deadline for PHEAA grants; minors’ health services bill advances; Workers Memorial Day on Friday

(Apr 24, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder is preparing legislation that would clarify fees from low-producing natural gas wells and ensure fuller payments to communities and programs. Read more

 

Snyder readying bill to safeguard gas well impact payments

(Apr 19, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder is drafting legislation that would clarify fees from low-producing natural gas wells and ensure fuller payments to communities and programs. Read more

 

House approves Snyder bill on minors’ health services

(Apr 18, 2017)

State Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed her legislation that would eliminate confusion over when a minor’s consent is needed for mental health examinations and other health services. Read more

 

April is Safe Digging Month; Opening day of trout season; April 29 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

(Apr 12, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that April is National Safe Digging Month, and 8-1-1 is the national one-call phone number to reach all the utilities in the area when you plan to dig. Read more

 

Snyder: $393,688 grant to replace Masontown water mains

(Mar 29, 2017)

CARMICHAELS, March 29 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, today announced a $393,688 state grant that will substantially fund replacement of leaking water mains along five streets in Masontown. Snyder said the borough is replacing 6,650 lineal feet of faulty water mains, which are compromised and causing inefficiency in the distribution system. The total project cost is $463,163. “I’m pleased to see the lion’s share of funding for this important project coming from the state,” Snyder said. “The borough wants to get rid of its old and problematic galvanized and cement water mains, and this funding helps turn that wish into reality.” The state grant arrives through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s PA Small Water and Sewer grant program, which funds activities to assist with construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system. Eligible projects must have a total project cost between $30,000 and $500,000, and funding is available for municipalities and municipal authorities. Read more

 

More seniors would qualify for vehicle registration fee exemption; House supports measure to honor women veterans

(Mar 28, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports voting for House Bill 188, legislation that would increase the annual income limit for retired people to qualify for a vehicle registration fee discount. Rep. Snyder also supported legislation that would create a special license plate to honor women who have served in our military. Read more

 

Snyder Fights For Faster Internet

(Mar 23, 2017)

At a hearing of the House Consumer Affairs Committee, Pa. state Rep. Pam Snyder discusses the challenges facing residents in her district regarding the quality and availability of phone and internet connections with representatives from Verizon and the Pennsylvania Telephone Association. Read more

 

House panel advances Snyder bill on minors’ health services

(Mar 22, 2017)

State Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the House Human Services Committee has approved her legislation that would eliminate confusion over when a minor’s consent is needed for mental health examinations and other health services. Read more

 

Job seekers welcome at March 31 Greene County Re-Entry Conference & Community Resource/Job Fair

(Mar 22, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that job seekers are encouraged to attend the March 31 Greene County Re-Entry Conference & Community Resource/Job Fair. Please register by March 24. Read more

 

Region’s wrestlers score big at Hershey; Travel restrictions implemented ahead of winter storm

(Mar 13, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder congratulates the wrestlers participating in the PIAA championships at Hershey. The medalists included Jefferson-Morgan junior Gavin Teasdale, who claimed gold for the third straight year. She also advises that a late-winter snowstorm aiming more at eastern Pa. is forcing some travel restrictions. Read more

 

Snyder measure would help pay basic utilities for volunteer fire companies

(Mar 03, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder introduces legislation that would enable fire relief funds to be used to pay basic utility costs at volunteer fire company stations. Read more

 

‘Extra Help’ can help lower Part D prescription drug plan costs; Free ‘Financial Field Manual’ available for military, veterans

(Feb 23, 2017)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the Extra Help Program is available to help eligible Medicare recipients lower Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) costs. Also, the state Department of Banking and Securities has published a personal finance guide designed to serve all current or former members of the military. Read more

 

Snyder announces nearly $387,000 in local fire department, EMS grants

(Feb 07, 2017)

HARRISBURG , Feb. 7 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, has announced the award of $386,923 in state grants to more than two dozen fire and ambulance companies in the 50 th Legislative District. The grants are made possible by the Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, and can be used toward repairing, building or renovating facilities. The money also can be applied toward the purchase of new equipment, training and certification of staff, or it may go to repay debt related to equipment purchases or facility building and maintenance. “Although they do a tremendous job for our local communities, everyone knows that our volunteer firefighting and EMS organizations face financial challenges,” Snyder said. “They, as well as I, are aware that every penny counts. That’s why I am pleased that the state is providing these much-needed funds.” Snyder noted that recipients still need to complete and return original signed copies of their grant agreements by May 31 in order to receive their money. She urged any department that needs help with this requirement to contact her closest district office. The grant list – by county, department and entity – is as follows: Greene County: $218,284 Bobtown Dunkard Volunteer Fire Department/Ambulance – Fire Company, $12,101; EMS, $7,448 Carmichaels and Cumberland Township Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $13,895. Center Read more

 

Pa. on track to meet Real ID deadline; Protecting veterans’ access to PACE and PACENET; and June 19 deadline for tax amnesty
May 25, 2017

Two scams -- involving unclaimed property and Highmark health insurance -- circulating
May 22, 2017

Take time to thank our military; ‘Troops to Teachers’ grant program
May 19, 2017

Tick threat multiplies; Fish-for-Free Day on May 28; Pension forfeiture measure; and REAL ID bill moves despite detrimental amendment
May 15, 2017

Happy Mother's Day! Women's Health Week begins Sunday; Building a better Do Not Call registry; and Coal Queen in the House!
May 10, 2017

Snyder Recognizes Coal Queen
May 10, 2017

Coal forged our past and can power our future
Apr 25, 2017

Protecting impact payments; May 1 deadline for PHEAA grants; minors’ health services bill advances; Workers Memorial Day on Friday
Apr 24, 2017

Snyder readying bill to safeguard gas well impact payments
Apr 19, 2017

House approves Snyder bill on minors’ health services
Apr 18, 2017

April is Safe Digging Month; Opening day of trout season; April 29 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Apr 12, 2017

Snyder: $393,688 grant to replace Masontown water mains
Mar 29, 2017

More seniors would qualify for vehicle registration fee exemption; House supports measure to honor women veterans
Mar 28, 2017

Snyder Fights For Faster Internet
Mar 23, 2017

House panel advances Snyder bill on minors’ health services
Mar 22, 2017

Job seekers welcome at March 31 Greene County Re-Entry Conference & Community Resource/Job Fair
Mar 22, 2017

Region’s wrestlers score big at Hershey; Travel restrictions implemented ahead of winter storm
Mar 13, 2017

Snyder measure would help pay basic utilities for volunteer fire companies
Mar 03, 2017

‘Extra Help’ can help lower Part D prescription drug plan costs; Free ‘Financial Field Manual’ available for military, veterans
Feb 23, 2017

Snyder announces nearly $387,000 in local fire department, EMS grants
Feb 07, 2017