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Smith Reminds Consumers to be Wary of Rebate Offers

MT. LEBANON, Nov. 26, 2014 – – In advance of the largest in-store and online shopping days of the year, state Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) reminds consumers to be wary of manufacturer rebate offers on purchased goods. “Black Friday and……Continue reading »

Officials concerned expansion plan for South Fayette intersection might not be enough – The Signal Item

Construction to reduce traffic congestion around the Route 50 and Washington Pike intersection is scheduled this spring, but some officials from nearby municipalities would like to see more extensive work. PennDOT and the developers of the planned Newbury complex near……Continue reading »

University Blvd Traffic Improvement Through Grant – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Enrollment increases at Robert Morris University and traffic generated by shoppers at Moon Plaza on the opposite side of University Boulevard in Moon will be eased by a $242,500 grant landed in a bipartisan effort by local legislators. The addition……Continue reading »

Op-ed: Matt Smith / Let’s Help Pregnant Women Stay on the Job – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Employers should accommodate mothers-to-be who want to keep working. By state Sen. Matt Smith Pennsylvania lawmakers should do everything possible to enable Pennsylvanians to work. That is why I introduced a proposal this year that would require employers to make……Continue reading »

$250K grant to preserve land in Sewickley – Allegheny/Beaver County Times

SEWICKLEY — The state’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program is giving $250,000 to the Allegheny Land Trust to preserve about 30 acres in Sewickley, state senators said. The protected area includes woodlands along Waterworks Road, according to a news release. The……Continue reading »

Road upgrades set for intersection at RMU in Moon Township – Allegheny/Beaver County Times

MOON TWP. — The state is investing $242,500 to improve what has become a busy intersection at the entrance to Robert Morris University in Moon Township. The money, from the Transportation Infrastructure and Investment Fund will go to the installation……Continue reading »

Health advocates urging extension of SelectPlan for Women through 2015 – Allegheny/Beaver County Times

Several health care organizations and local legislators are fighting to save a program that provides family planning and preventive services to thousands of low-income women in western Pennsylvania and across the state. SelectPlan for Women, which provides no-cost coverage for……Continue reading »

Op-ed: Matt Smtih / Enabling Pa. workers to remain on job – York Dispatch

It is in all of our best interests as lawmakers to do everything we can to enable Pennsylvanians to work and remain employed. This year I introduced a proposal that would have provided reasonable accommodations to help keep pregnant workers……Continue reading »

Diabetes awareness: all sugar not equal – The Almanac

Experts say by 2050, nearly half of Americans are expected to become diabetic. With more than 29 million currently diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed a resolution authored by Senator Matt Smith……Continue reading »

Pennsylvania Senate Approves November As Diabetes Awareness Month – WESA FM

With the incidence of diabetes or pre-diabetes growing in this country, the Pennsylvania Senate has approved unanimously a resolution naming November as “Diabetes Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.” “This disease effects approximately 29 million adults and children nationwide, but tragically over……Continue reading »