Email Update: June 21

(Jun 21, 2024)

Last week, the PA House passed a bipartisan education funding plan will have significant positive impacts, not just for the coming school year, but a real comprehensive plan that finally addresses chronically underfunded and over-taxed school districts and ensures all public schools are fairly funded – all without raising one taxpayer dime. In fact, this plan provides property tax relief to our most underfunded districts. Read more

 

Email UPdate: June 17

(Jun 17, 2024)

Our kids deserve access to every tool and resource to succeed in the classroom. This week, the PA House passed a comprehensive education funding plan with bipartisan support that makes historic investments for the upcoming school year and provides a roadmap for a more equitable funding system. Every PA public school wins with this plan, including Norristown Area, Methacton, Perkiomen Valley and Wissahickon school districts. Read more

 

Email Update: June 10

(Jun 10, 2024)

Pennsylvania is home to more than 2.2 million people ages 65 and older. It’s important that we make sound investments in programs and services that benefit ALL Pennsylvanians, including our seniors. This week, I joined Leading Age PA at the Capitol to highlight the need for investments in our upcoming 24-25 state budget that ensure quality, affordable care for seniors so that our older neighbors have access to the resources they need to live their best quality of life. Read more

 

Email Update: May 31

(May 31, 2024)

My staff and I regularly help our neighbors with a variety of issues, but one of the top services we provide is helping to find you relief on your property taxes and rent. The Property Tax Rent Rebate program provides real relief to thousands of Montgomery County homeowners and renters ages 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The program recently expanded to raise the maximum rebate amount from $650 to $1,000 and raise the income limit to $45,000, not including half of Social Security, for both owners and renters starting this year. Read more

 

Email Update: May 24

(May 24, 2024)

We had great discussions recently at my town hall meetings at Stony Creek Farms in Worcester Township and the Meadows at Skippack, as well as my recent telephone town hall meeting. Read more

 

Find out what your friends & neighbors had to say at my latest Telephone Town Hall

(May 17, 2024)

The issues that matter to you, your family, and our communities. Read more

 

Email Update: May 16

(May 16, 2024)

I’m hosting a telephone town hall for our neighbors TONIGHT from 6-7 p.m. Participating is easy – I’ll call you, and all you need to do is answer the phone! Participants can stay on the line to hear about important issues I’m working on to help our neighbors, as well as ask questions or let me know what’s happening in our neighborhood – all from the convenience of home. Read more

 

Email Update: May 10

(May 10, 2024)

Good news! Our local schools have been awarded more than $1.38 million in funding to support their ongoing safety and security efforts as well as school-based mental health and behavioral health resources for students. Ensuring that our children are learning in a safe, supportive setting is critical to their educational success, and I’m grateful that this state funding will help our schools in their efforts to provide a positive learning environment. Read more

 

Email Update: April 19

(Apr 19, 2024)

I recently joined Skippack Township officials to celebrate the township’s award of $182,190 in state funding. This grant will be used to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Cross Road and Spencer Drive. It’s a great investment in our community! I’m grateful that the state is supporting important projects like this one, which will make Skippack Township a better place. Read more

 

Email Update: April 11

(Apr 11, 2024)

Right now in Pennsylvania, it’s unlawful to text and drive. This week, my colleagues and I in the House took a significant step to strengthen that law to include using an interactive mobile device while driving. You can still take a call (using hands-free technology), navigate your travel with GPS, listen to music and even use your device in an emergency. But no one should be doing anything that takes their focus off the task at hand – driving. Read more

 

Email Update: April 5

(Apr 05, 2024)

Get your spring cleaning started and safely recycle your unwanted electronics at a free Electronics Recycling Event that I'm hosting with Rep. Liz Hanbidge this Saturday, April 6 from 9 – 11 a.m. at Montgomery County Community College, 340 Dekalb Pike, Lot 1D (enter off of Cathcart Road), Blue Bell. Read more

 

Email Update: March 28

(Mar 28, 2024)

Spring is in the air and that means there are plenty of events and activities to enjoy in our community. My staff and I aren’t just available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. We’re out and about participating in local events, talking with our neighbors and sharing all the good programs and services that we can provide. Read more

 

Email Update: March 22

(Mar 22, 2024)

The Pennsylvania House approved a $282 million increase to support public transit systems across the state – investments that align with Gov. Shapiro's state budget plan. In our region, SEPTA would get a $182.7 million increase to help address their immediate financial needs and improve service for our communities. Read more

 

Reps. Bradford and Scott announce $1.8 million awarded to Norristown School District

(Mar 15, 2024)

NORRISTOWN, March 15 – State Reps. Matt Bradford and Greg Scott today announced that Norristown Area School District was awarded $1.8 million to support the district’s efforts to create a safe and healthy learning environment for students. This funding, part of $39 million that was awarded to 36 school entities across Pennsylvania, was awarded through the federal Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Stronger Connections Grant. Norristown Area School District can use the funding to promote the social, emotional, physical, and mental well-being of students and staff; address family and community engagement; and promote equitable and inclusive policies and practices. “Students deserve to learn and grow in a school setting that is safe, supportive and inclusive,” said Bradford. “This funding will give Norristown Area School District added resources to ensure that students can focus on learning and teachers and staff can focus on educating and fostering a positive learning environment. I’m grateful to the Biden administration for this federal support and to the Shapiro administration for distributing this important funding.” “Creating safe, healthy environments for kids is key to their success, both academically and personally. This funding will enable us to implement crucial measures that will ensure our children can thrive in an environment free from harm or danger. Our commitment to their safety is Read more

 

Email Update: March 15

(Mar 15, 2024)

I joined Variety to celebrate the official ribbon cutting of their newly constructed 3,000-square-foot multi-purpose cabin. I also got an update on Variety’s plans to renovate their gym and all-abilities athletic field. I’m so happy to have helped secure critical state funding for these projects, which will allow Variety to continue to serve our community and provide incredible programs and activities for children and adults with special needs! Read more

 

House Democratic Leadership Praises Gov. Shapiro’s Leadership on Clean Energy

(Mar 13, 2024)

“Tackling the growing climate crisis demands a comprehensive approach – one that balances protecting our environment, strengthening our economy and cutting costs for families. Governor Shapiro recognizes that Pennsylvania can and should be a clean energy leader, and House Democrats commend him on his leadership and for prioritizing this critical issue. Read more

 

Email Update: March 11

(Mar 11, 2024)

I want to thank all of our neighbors who dropped off toddler-sized clothing and winter coats at my offices last month. We collected much-needed items to help toddlers and families in need. We dropped off the donations this week at Mitzvah Circle, which does incredible work in our community. I'm always moved - but never surprised - by the generosity of our neighbors! Read more

 

PA 529 College and Career Savings Webinar

(Mar 05, 2024)

State Rep. Matt Bradford and the PA Treasurer Stacy Garrity invite you to a PA 529 College and Career Savings Webinar. Read more

 

Email Update: March 1

(Mar 01, 2024)

House Speaker Joanna McClinton and I recently met with students in the Public Policy Paths class at our alma mater Villanova University. We had a great discussion about leadership, getting involved in the community and what’s going on in the state legislature. I always enjoy returning to Villanova to have these discussions with our future leaders, and I appreciated the warm welcome from the class and their professor Hally Ammons. Read more

 

Email Update: February 16

(Feb 16, 2024)

The application for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is now open, and this year, more of our neighbors will see relief from this program. The maximum rebate amount has increased this year from $650 to $1,000, and the income limit has increased to $45,000 for both homeowners and renters. This means an additional 5,000 Montgomery County homeowners and renters will qualify under these new income limits! Read more