Daley to host town hall meetings on budget, gerrymandering

CONSHOHOCKEN, March 17 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, will host three town hall meetings for residents of the 148th Legislative District later this month.

Daley said during these meetings, she will provide constituents with an update on the 2015-16 budget and discuss the recent budget hearings for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Daley also will address the issue of gerrymandering, which is attempting to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries to create partisan-advantaged districts. 

“Many of my constituents had expressed their concerns regarding Pennsylvania’s current budget status. They see the political struggles that we are facing in Harrisburg to provide the commonwealth with a fully funded and responsible budget,” Daley said. “I have also heard from many residents on the need for redistricting reform in Pennsylvania.

“By hosting these town hall meetings, I can have more intimate dialogue on these important issues and receive input from my constituents that I will take back to Harrisburg.”

Daley’s town hall meetings will be held:

  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 24, Ambler Borough Hall, 131 Rosemary Ave., 19002. 
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Road, 19004.
  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 31, Conshohocken Borough Hall, 400 Fayette St., 19428.

Daley said she invites all of her constituents to attend, and those who do also may obtain important information on such issues as the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, health care and family services.