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Senior Fair at new location – The Almanac

The Eighth annual senior fair hosted by State Senator Matt Smith (D-Mt. Lebanon) will be held Oct. 22 at Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, Scott Township. “This is a one stop shop for area seniors, and a new program……Continue reading »

Smith Lauds Passage of Emergency Epinephrine Bill

HARRISBURG, Oct. 15, 2014 – – State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) today lauded unanimous Senate passage of House Bill 803, which would provide for emergency epinephrine in schools. House Bill 803 is very similar to the current language of Smith’s……Continue reading »

Bill Delivered: Advocates Hope City’s Legislation is Just a First Step in Workplace Rights for Pregnant Women – Pittsburgh City Paper

During a pregnancy, doctors often advise women to stay hydrated and spend less time on their feet. But in most workplaces across Pennsylvania, a pregnant woman could be fired for following her doctor’s orders. “[W]hen an employer denies a pregnant……Continue reading »

State Senate Pass Bill To Bring Energy Efficient Technology Into Commonwealth Buildings – WESA FM

The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that would test energy efficient technologies in state buildings. The State Agency Green Technology Act aims to reduce the commonwealth’s carbon output while saving money, increasing energy conservation and promoting new environmental……Continue reading »

Smith Hails Establishment of Military Commission in State Code

HARRISBURG, Oct. 8, 2014 – – State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) today issued the following statement on Senate passage of House Bill 1550, which would codify the Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission into state law. “Today’s passage of House Bill……Continue reading »

Smith Praises Passage of Bill Classifying Electric Bicycles and Vehicles

HARRISBURG, Oct. 8, 2014 – – State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) today praised Senate passage of House Bill 573, which would legalize neighborhood electric vehicles and pedal-assist electric bicycles in the state vehicle code. “This bill would help bring Pennsylvania’s……Continue reading »

Smith Resolution Declares November as Diabetes Awareness Month in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Oct. 7, 2014 – – The state Senate today unanimously approved Sen. Matt Smith’s (D-Allegheny/Washington) resolution naming November as “Diabetes Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.” Smith stressed awareness and education as vital to ensuring that individuals know how to proactively……Continue reading »

Smith Lauds Passage of Energy Efficiency Pilot Program

HARRISBURG, Oct. 7, 2014 – – State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) today lauded unanimous Senate passage of House Bill 1672, the State Agency Green Technology Act. “Today’s Senate passage is a significant step forward in positioning Pennsylvania as a leader in……Continue reading »

PA Senate to Consider Bill to Allow School Storage of Epi Pens – Philly.com

One in 13 American children under the age of 18 lives with food allergies, and is at-risk for anaphylaxis — a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction. Epinephrine is indicated as the first-line emergency treatment for anaphylaxis, yet it is not currently……Continue reading »

Early education more than a footrace – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

In the “Seinfeld” episode “The Race,” Jerry runs a footrace against his old high school rival Duncan to finally settle who is the faster sprinter. In ninth grade, Jerry got away with starting early, jumping the gun and beating Duncan.……Continue reading »