Region declared a disaster area in wake of June 17 storms; office opened in Uniontown to provide low-interest loan applications, information

(Jul 20, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that much of southwestern Pa. has been declared a disaster area stemming from the June 17 storms and flooding. The designation makes residents, businesses and nonprofits in Greene, Fayette, Washington, Somerset and Westmoreland counties eligible for low-interest disaster loans. A Disaster Loan Outreach Center is now open in Uniontown to help. 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

 

Bridge project to force detours along Crucible Road in Cumberland Twp.; state House of Representatives Archives seeking interns

(Jul 12, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that a section of Route 1021 -- Crucible Road -- will be closed July 18 for almost six weeks to replace a bridge in Cumberland Township, Greene County. Also, the state House of Representatives Archives is seeking interns for the fall semester. Deadline to apply is July 31. Read more

 

Doe licenses go on sale July 11; House rejects plan to study commercialization of state parks; Pa. launches Zika virus prevention campaign

(Jul 05, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reminds hunters that antlerless deer permits go on sale via the U.S. mail on July 11, through county treasurers’ offices. Also, the state House thwarted a measure that would have called on DCNR to investigate entering into public-private partnerships to provide "additional recreational activities" within our 121 state parks. And, information to protect yourselves from mosquito-borne viruses. 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

 

New rules for telemarketers in effect; Don’t miss Pa’s second Fish-for-Free Day on July 4

(Jun 28, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that It is now illegal for telemarketers to ask for payment by cash-to-cash money transfers — like those from MoneyGram and Western Union – and via PIN numbers for cash reload cards like MoneyPak and Vanilla Reload. Also, Monday, July 4, is a Fish-for-Free Day in Pennsylvania – meaning residents and nonresidents can fish legally all day without a license. 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

 

2016-17 hunting licenses now on sale; Bill aims to crack down on distracted driving

(Jun 20, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that Pennsylvania hunting licenses for 2016-17 went on sale June 20 and become effective July 1. Rep. Snyder also notes that the state House has unanimously passed House Bill 853, which would toughen penalties for distracted-driving accidents. The bill now heads to the state Senate for consideration. 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

 

Bill would expand prescription coverage to over 32,000 seniors; Dairy Month in Pa.; and Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program deadline is extended

(Jun 06, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that legislation that she voted for would expand prescription drug coverage to over 32,000 older Pennsylvanians by increasing income eligibility guidelines for the PACENET program. Also, the House OK'd her House Resolution 909 designating June as “Dairy Month” and “Dairy Farmers Appreciation Month” in Pa. Rep. Snyder also notes that the deadline to file a 2015 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application has been extended to Dec. 31. Read more

 

Application deadline for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is June 30; Safe disposal of medications available locally

(Jun 03, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the deadline to file a 2015 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application is June 30, although the deadline is often extended. Also, Pennsylvania’s take-back program is crucial to avoiding and ending opioid and heroin addictions, and drug take-back locations are available. Read more

 

Snyder: Bill would boost local highway maintenance

(Jun 03, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder's House Bill 2123 would provide fairer reimbursements to localities maintaining roadways once part of the state highway system. The reimbursement rate, which hasn’t been increased in 10 years, would increase the maintenance payment from the state Transportation Department to $6,000 a mile from $4,000. Read more

 

Farmers Market Nutrition Program for seniors opening June 1; It’s a fish-for-free day on May 29

(May 27, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the season’s Farmers Market Nutrition Program for older adults opens on June 1. Eligible residents in Fayette, Greene and Washington counties can receive FREE vouchers to purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets. Also, May 29 is a Fish-for-Free Day in Pennsylvania with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED. Read more

 

Remembering our heroes this Memorial Day

(May 24, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder will be speaking at two events May 29 to honor veterans over the Memorial Day weekend. Rep. Snyder will be at Garard’s Fort Cemetery at 11 a.m. Sunday, and at American Legion Post 816, Rices Landing, at 2 p.m. that same day. The lawmaker is urging all to take a moment to remember the true purpose of the holiday. Read more

 

Protect those who face danger daily

(May 23, 2016)

Sunbury Daily Item Editorial: Protect those who face danger daily Read more

 

Grants OK'd for veterans' services; Pepper spray bill introduced; and learn how to save for college, win a $529 college savings account

(May 20, 2016)

Rep. Pam Snyder reports that the Fayette County Department of Veterans Affairs is among the groups approved for grants to expand services for veterans. Also, H.B. 2084 would ensure state prison guards carry pepper spray. Finally, the state Treasurer's Office is giving away a $529 college savings account to raise awareness about how to save for college. Read more

 

Region declared a disaster area in wake of June 17 storms; office opened in Uniontown to provide low-interest loan applications, information
Jul 20, 2016

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

Bridge project to force detours along Crucible Road in Cumberland Twp.; state House of Representatives Archives seeking interns
Jul 12, 2016

Doe licenses go on sale July 11; House rejects plan to study commercialization of state parks; Pa. launches Zika virus prevention campaign
Jul 05, 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

New rules for telemarketers in effect; Don’t miss Pa’s second Fish-for-Free Day on July 4
Jun 28, 2016

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

Snyder Fights For Corrections Officers
Jun 21, 2016

2016-17 hunting licenses now on sale; Bill aims to crack down on distracted driving
Jun 20, 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

Bill would expand prescription coverage to over 32,000 seniors; Dairy Month in Pa.; and Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program deadline is extended
Jun 06, 2016

Application deadline for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is June 30; Safe disposal of medications available locally
Jun 03, 2016

Snyder: Bill would boost local highway maintenance
Jun 03, 2016

Farmers Market Nutrition Program for seniors opening June 1; It’s a fish-for-free day on May 29
May 27, 2016

Remembering our heroes this Memorial Day
May 24, 2016

Protect those who face danger daily
May 23, 2016

Grants OK'd for veterans' services; Pepper spray bill introduced; and learn how to save for college, win a $529 college savings account
May 20, 2016