The Daley News: September 2019 edition

(Sep 18, 2019)

We're talking job creation, upcoming events, the spotted lanternfly, and more in this month's eblast. Read more


Daley working to make prescriptions affordable

(Sep 12, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley joined the House Democratic Policy Committee to address rising prescription costs across the commonwealth. She discussed the importance of making medications affordable for everyone. Read more


Daley: Let's grow companies here in Pennsylvania

(Sep 06, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley visited Ben Franklin Technology Partners in Bethlehem to discuss the importance of growing and building business across Pennsylvania by investing in startup companies. Read more


Daley Works To Improve Roads, Bridges, & Traffic

(Aug 16, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley joined the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss fixing roads, strengthening bridges and easing traffic congestion across the commonwealth. She explains why transportation must be a top priority. Read more


The Daley News: August 2019 edition

(Aug 15, 2019)

Updates from the Capitol and from my legislative district, including recaps from past events and info on future events. Read more


Daley: We All Have The Right To A Clean Environment

(Aug 14, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley and the House Democratic Policy Committee met with the Office of Environmental Justice and other community organizations and stakeholders in Philadelphia to talk about what can be done to address environmental injustices in Pennsylvania. She points out that ALL of our neighbors, regardless of race or economic status, deserve clean air, water, and soil. Read more


Rep. Daley announces $10 million in project grants to Conshohocken

(Aug 02, 2019)

"These projects not only serve to improve downtown Conshohocken by bringing new restaurants, stores, a hotel and more than 1,500 new parking spaces, they keep jobs and economic stability in our community." Read more


Daley Explains Importance Of Downtown Neighborhoods

(Jul 25, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley participated in a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss ways to revitalize downtown communities. She explains why the success of these areas are critical to the people she serves. Read more


Rep. Daley explains 'No' vote on budget bill

(Jun 26, 2019)

"I received a lot of emails asking me to vote the way I ended up voting." Read more


Daley Supports Pennsylvania State Police Funding Legislation

(Jun 13, 2019)

We must make sure our state police receive adequate funding without dipping into funds dedicated to fixing our roads and bridges. Read more


Rep. Daley announces $25K Keystone Historic Preservation Grant to Merion Friends Meeting

(Jun 06, 2019)

“The preservation of our nation’s history is a key responsibility of the commonwealth, the place where so much of its early development took place. I am so pleased to see this National Historic Landmark receive these funds to help develop a comprehensive preservation plan.” Read more


Rep. Daley announces change to mobile office program

(May 24, 2019)

Starting in June, Daley and staff will schedule visits to senior living facilities throughout the 148th Legislative District. They will also try to accommodate special requests to meet with constituents closer to home when travel might be difficult. Read more


Daley announces school safety funding grant for Colonial School District

(May 03, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 3 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley announced this week that Colonial School District , which includes Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School, Central Montco Technical High School, Colonial Middle School and five elementary schools, will benefit from a funding grant to improve school safety. Operating under the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency , the School Safety and Security Committee awarded Colonial School District a total of $73,775, which is included in the 2018-19 budget. The funds will go toward trauma-informed approaches to education, including trauma support services and behavioral health care. That means hiring or contracting certified guidance counselors, licensed professional counselors, licensed social workers, school psychologists and other professional health personnel; developing collaborative efforts between the schools and behavioral health professionals to identify students in need of trauma support; providing trauma-informed approaches to education in the curriculum; and providing services for children and their families, as appropriate, who have experienced trauma or are at greater risk of experiencing trauma. “It’s incredibly unfortunate these steps are necessary in today’s climate, but there’s no denying the value of these steps,” Daley said. “The safety and security of our children in the schools is of utmost importance, and I’m thankful to the SSSC for their investment in Read more


4/24/19 – Why Unions? – Plymouth Meeting

(Apr 26, 2019)

Materials from House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Mary Jo Daley. Read more


Daley: State DEP invests in propane-powered fleet for Bimbo Bakeries

(Apr 26, 2019)

CONSHOHOCKEN, April 26 – The Bimbo Bakeries Conshohocken facility has been awarded $300,000 from the state Department of Environmental Protection to obtain a propane powered fleet of delivery trucks, state Rep. Mary Jo Daley announced today. The grant is for a fleet of 20 Class 5 delivery trucks covered under DEP’s Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants program. “From both an investment and environmental point of view, this is fantastic news for Bimbo Bakeries and our region,” said Daley, D-Montgomery. “The Wolf administration’s choice to invest here tells us that we’re doing the right things in Montgomery County, and that the public and private worlds can come together to do things like create jobs and reduce carbon emissions.” According to its website, the AFIG Program helps create markets for alternative fuels in Pennsylvania to enhance energy security. The program invests not only in alternative fuels, but the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, fleets and technologies. It aims to best manage Pennsylvania's fuel resources to improve the environment, support economic development and enhance the quality of life here. Staff in Daley’s district office can help area residents and business owners locate and apply for a variety of state grant programs. Read more


Daley, Policy Committee highlight the importance of unions at public hearing

(Apr 24, 2019)

PLYMOUTH MEETING, April 24 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at the UFCW Local 1776 Meeting Hall titled, “Why Unions?” focusing on the role unions play in protecting workers’ rights. Daley requested the hearing to bring together her legislative colleagues from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and stakeholders to discuss the need unions play for workers. "Basic worker rights such as the 40-hour work week, workplace safety regulations, child labor laws and much more. It’s important that we recognize as the workforces evolve and times change, that we must keep up with the times and provide protections workers drastically need,” stated Daley. “Last year, CEO wages went up nearly 18 percent while worker wages stayed stagnant. Unions help to ensure that hardworking men and women are paid family-sustaining wages. When we allow CEOs and big companies to pay low wages, we’re giving them a free pass while their workers must rely on state assistance just to get by,” explained Sturla. “I’m happy to stand with Rep. Daley to support unions and workers who help boost Pennsylvania’s economy.” The committee heard testimony from: Gerald Oleksiak, Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry; and a panel of unions including: Wendell Young IV, President, United Food & Read more


Unions matter now more than ever

(Apr 23, 2019)

Union membership faded after the industrial booms of centuries past, right? Fewer dangerous factories and mines, so no real need for laborers to organize, right? No. In fact, unionization matters now more than ever. Corporations possess inordinate power and influence in Pennsylvania and national politics. Last year’s Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case overturning precedent and the will of our commonwealth’s legislature reinforced this fact by taking even more power from the women and men whose work drives our economy. Therefore, the time is now to stand up to corporate interests and the lawmakers and lobbyists whose priorities seem to be tax cuts for the rich. Capitalism and organized labor go hand in hand as workers continue to fight for fair wages, benefits and working conditions. The first union in the United States – the Federal Society of Journeymen Cordwainers (shoemakers) – started in Philadelphia in 1794. Unions continued growing in Pennsylvania, with our state serving as the epicenter of the coal and steelworkers’ unions. Today, Pennsylvanians continue the fight for workers’ rights, though in decreasing numbers as we see rules and regulations and continuous tweaking that benefit corporations. In the late 1930s, unionization sparked sweeping federal legislation that provided for collective bargaining and set a federal minimum wage. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 10.7 percent of workers today Read more


Daley Studying Maternal Mortality

(Apr 04, 2019)

Pa. state Rep Mary Jo Daley attended a public hearing of the House Democratic Policy Committee to investigate the place of doulas in maternal care and what the state can do to reduce the rising rate of maternal deaths. Read more


Daley applauds more than $4 million in grants to parts of Montgomery County

(Mar 28, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 28 – Funding grants will benefit a variety of local projects, all expected to improve infrastructure and create jobs within Montgomery County, state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced today. "We very much appreciate the investment in our district," Daley said. "These projects, with the help of the grant funding, will improve our community and create jobs for those who live here. I'm grateful to all who helped make this happen." Funding totals for these various projects surpass $4 million, either through the request of the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority via the Local Share Account or Keystone River Crossing Elm with assistance from the Multimodal Transportation Fund . Within the 148 th Legislative District represented by Daley, funds will funnel into projects in Conshohocken and Plymouth Meeting. A grant of $1 million has been issued to assist with the construction of a SORA West Gateway office building and parking garage in downtown Conshohocken. Another $1 million will go toward a SORA West Gateway hotel in the same area. More than $2 million will assist intersection improvements and pedestrian accessibility improvements at the SORA West site. Additionally, $500,000 has been granted to help construct a new retail space at Plymouth Meeting Mall that will be marketed to an arts and crafts purveyor, a craft brewery and several restaurants. These grants, among dozens others statewide, were Read more


Daley appointed to serve on four House committees, chair Women’s Health Caucus

(Jan 30, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 30 – Women’s health and affordable health care, a clean environment, a fair economy for all Pennsylvanians and accountability in government will be in focus for state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, who this week received her committee assignments for the two-year legislative session. Daley was appointed on Monday to serve on the House Ethics, Environmental Resources & Energy, Finance and Health committees. She also will serve as Democratic House chair of the Women’s Health Caucus. “Women’s health, mothers and babies, and the reproductive rights of women have been top legislative proprieties for me since taking office,” Daley said. “It is a great honor to lead the caucus and to serve on committees that have an impact on people’s constitutional rights. These committee assignments will allow me to work on legislation that matters to the people of Montgomery County and beyond. I am eager to be able to continue to advocate for women, protect Pennsylvania’s natural resources and the right to clean air and water, work toward a fair economy for all, and ensure quality health care that people can afford.” Daley said the Women’s Health Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators working together to develop and implement legislation and social policy to protect and respect a woman’s right to make private, personal medical decisions. This is Daley's first term as chair of Read more