Thursday, May 23, 2013
The June 15 event can help residents destroy sensitive documents and prevent identify theft.
State Senator Matt Smith is partnering with state Rep. Mark Mustio and Moon Township to offer a free shredding event for constituents. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15 in the parking lot of the Moon Township Administration Office, 1000 Beaver Grade Rd., Moon Township. “This is a great opportunity for residents to have their sensitive documents safely and securely destroyed free of charge,” Smith said. Residents can bring boxes of unwanted documents that may contain personal information including Social Security, credit card or bank account numbers. Common types of unwanted items that should be shredded may include credit card statements or applications, bank statements, canceled checks, income tax information and …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
State Sen. Matt Smith and others laud the decision.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has rejected the Corbett Administration’s plan to privatize the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery to a U.K.-based company Camelot Global Services—and Senate Democrats lauded the plan. "It has been clear from the beginning that the Corbett administration’s plan to privatize the management of the lottery was flawed and could potentially jeopardize vital senior programs, " State Sen. Matt Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon said today in a statement. Smith said the plan lacked transparency, noting that the public has not been able to glean specific details about the plan and what it would mean for the many senior programs funded through lottery proceeds. “I was particularly troubled by the drastic expansion …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The team won the 2012 PIAA class AA state championship.
The Moon Area High School girls soccer team was honored Monday in Harrisburg for its 2012 PIAA class AA state championship win. The team was hosted by state Sen. Matt Smith, D-Bethel Park, and Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Moon, for the occassion. The team was recongized on both the senate and house floor, alongside parents, coaches and school faculty members, who made the trip to Harrisburg alongside the team. The girls finished the season with an overall record of 24 wins and two losses, taking home the state championship in November after a 1-0 victory over Archbishop Wood High School. "We are honored as a team to be invited to the state Capitol to be recognized for our hard work and dedication both on and off the field, and in the classroom…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Democrats voice concerns while Republicans lend support for Gov. Tom Corbett's 2013-14 budget.
Western Pennsylvania Democrats had some harsh words for Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed 2013-14 state budget, which he presented Tuesday, while state Republican Party Chairman Rob Gleason called the governor's plan a "balanced and responsible budget that reinvests in Pennsylvania." “The plan presented by the governor is disappointing,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills. “It was long on politics but short on solutions.” State Rep. Erin Molchany, a newly elected Democrat serving South Hills communities said the governor’s "Band-Aid budget does little to make up for the hurt this state has felt from his deep cuts." State Rep. Robert Matzie, a Democrat representing the Sewickley area, said: “New Jersey has Chris Christie as …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The state senator serving Moon Township announces appointments to several senate committees.
Wednesday, January 9
Pennsylvania Sen. Matt Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, has been appointed to the state Senate's finance committee. The senator, who earlier this month was sworn into the seat vacated by former Sen. John Pippy, of Moon, was also named to the professional licensure committee; the game and fisheries committee; and the community, economic and recreational development committee. He will also serve as the Democratic chair of the state government committee, according to an announcement from spokeswoman Lauren Hurley. As a state representative, Smith served as the Democratic vice chair of the House finance committee. Smith's district includes Moon Township.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Matt Smith travels to the state Capitol in Harrisburg for the unusual New Year’s Day swearing-in ceremony to become the new state senator of the 37th District.
Matt Smith’s New Year's Day celebration got off to a good start Tuesday afternoon when he was sworn in as the area’s new state senator. Smith, who previously was a three-term state representative for most of the South Hills, was at the state Capitol in Harrisburg with friends and family for the unusual New Year’s Day swearing-in ceremony. The Mt. Lebanon Democrat takes over the 37th state Senate seat vacated by the retirement of John Pippy, a Republican from Moon Township. Smith defeated D. Raja, a Republican from Mt. Lebanon, in the November election to win the senate seat. “It has been an amazing and humbling journey to arrive at this moment,” Smith said in a statement. “I am thankful to reach this milestone and look forward to returning…
Friday, December 21, 2012
The state grant assists districts in developing anti-violence programs.
State officials have awarded the Moon Area School District $9,764 in grant money to support programs that prevent incidents of violence in the district. Pennsylvania Senator-elect Matt Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, and Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Moon, announced today that the district will receive a portion of the nearly $480,000 Safe Schools Target Grant. Districts are eligible to receive up to $15,000 under the program. The program assists schools in developing anti-violence efforts, and in providing professional instruction to staff, according to a joint statement from Smith and Mustio. From Moon Area Superindent Donna Milanovich: “The district is extremely thankful for the support from the Pennsylvania Department of Education on this endeavor. …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Matt Smith defeated D. Raja for Pennsylvania State Senate with 53% of the vote.
Matt Smith bear hugged supporters and feverishly pumped hit arms in the air moments after learning he had won election to the Pennsylvania State Senate. The normally subdued 3-term state representative showed more emotion than usual after a hard-fought battle against fellow Mt. Lebanon resident D. Raja. Smith takes over the seat formerly held by John Pippy. The district wraps around the South Hills of Pittsburgh from Peters Township up to Findlay. “When you have a message that resonates, then that will trump money every day of the week,” Smith said about being outspent 3-to-1 on the airwaves. “The message we have is resonating with people.” Smith, standing with his wife, Eileen, and three young children, Delaney, Emerson and Jameson, …
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State House 44th District: Republican incumbent state Rep. Mark Mustio defeated Democratic challenger Mark Scappe for the state house 44th district. Both candidates reside in Moon. For results on that race, go here. Results: State Senate 37th District: Pennsylvania Rep. Matt Smith, a Democrat, defeated Mt. Lebanon software CEO and Republican D. Raja for the seat in the 37th senate district. For results on that race, go here. Results: State House 16th District Pennsylvania Rep. Rob Matzie, a Democrat, won re-election against Republican challenger Kathleen Coder in the 16th district, which includes Crescent Township. For results on that race, go here. Results:
Monday, November 5, 2012
A look at Matt Smith, a candidate for Pennsylvania state senate.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Name: Matt Smith Place of residence: Mt. Lebanon Attended college: Yes College: Smith graduted from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and later from Duquesne Law School Job titles held: Attorney Political Information Party affiliation: Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: Pennsylvania Senator Chamber/district: 37 Incumbent/Seat last held by: Former Sen. John Pippy Previous elective offices: Currently serves in the state house for the 42nd legislative district. Was first elected in 2006. P.O. Box 13445 Pittsburgh, Pa 15243 Name: Jake Pawlak Website : http://www.votemattsmith.com Twitter : @VoteMattSmith Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/JoinRaja?fref=ts