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HARRISBURG, May 20, 2013 – State Sen. Tim Solobay said today that he learned of Emerald Coal Resource, LP’s decision to file a preliminary injunction motion that would force Texas Eastern Transmission, LP to implement required pipeline mitigation work above the Emerald Coal Mine in Waynesburg, PA. Without this mitigation, Emerald Coal Resources, Alpha Natural [...]Continue Reading →
Harrisburg, April 17, 2013 – Senate Democrats’ 2013-14 budget priorities are heavily weighted toward job creation, education investments, strengthening the social-services safety net, modernizing liquor sales and refocusing Pennsylvania’s business tax menu to help small businesses, they announced today at a Capitol news conference. Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said that Senate Democrats will go [...]Continue Reading →
HOUSTON, PA, March 14, 2013 – State Sen. Tim Solobay joined PA Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Alan Walker, state Reps. Jesse White and Brandon Newman, and Pennsylvania Coal Alliance CEO John Pippy for a tour of Caterpillar Inc.’s Houston, Pa. facility, and got a first-hand look at its new state-of- the-art mine [...]Continue Reading →
HARRISBURG, December 14, 2012 – – State Sen. Tim Solobay and state Reps. Pete Daley and Jesse White today announced that two Washington County public schools have received state grants to implement programs to prevent and reduce incidents of violence. Thirty-seven Safe Schools Targeted Grants, two of which were awarded to Fort Cherry School District [...]Continue Reading →
HARRISBURG – Dec. 14, 2012 – State Sen. Tim Solobay and State Sen. Richard Kasunic yesterday asked the Corbett Administration to delay the reporting requirements of Pennsylvania’s new Small Games of Chance Act to give the legislature more time to address concerns raised with the law. In a letter to Gov. Tom Corbett, co-signed by [...]Continue Reading →
HARRISBURG, Nov. 27 – State Reps. Brandon Neuman, Jesse White and Peter J. Daley II, and state Sen. Tim Solobay, announced today that Community Action Southwest has been awarded a $120,000 state grant to help enhance child abuse and neglect prevention programs and outreach efforts in Washington and Greene counties. The legislators said the grant [...]Continue Reading →
HARRISBURG – Nov. 14, 2012 – A pair of local rail projects will receive more than $600,000 to improve efficiency and industry access to markets, state Sen. Tim Solobay and state Rep. Ted Harhai announced today. “The growth of the local economy can only be sustained if we have an efficient transportation system,”Solobay said. “Rail [...]Continue Reading →
HARRISBURG, October 4, 2012 – State Senators Richard A. Kasunic and Tim Solobay today said they voted for the small games of chance reform legislation (Senate Bill 444), but believe it should have gone further to protect and accommodate the interests of volunteer organizations that rely on the games to raise funds in their communities. [...]Continue Reading →
HARRISBURG – June 30, 2012 — Statement by Sen. Tim Solobay on today’s budget passage: “I don’t have a problem making tough choices and voting for a tough budget that reflects a difficult economy. But this budget simply dodges tough choices and responsibility – sending it down the line to local government, school boards, hospitals, [...]Continue Reading →
HARRISBURG, June 27, 2012 – A bill that will extend a grant program for first responders has cleared the General Assembly and is headed to the governor’s desk, state Sen. Tim Solobay announced today. Senate Bill 866 extends the Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program until 2016. Created in 2003 using revenue [...]Continue Reading →