New vaccination requirements for attendance in Pennsylvania schools

(Aug 10, 2017)

Summer is winding down quickly, which means school is just around the corner. I want to ensure that you have the information on required vaccinations with enough time to act before your child’s first day. Please review this information carefully as some of the requirements have changed for Pennsylvania schools, both private and public. Read more

 

Montco Dems pushing for return to Pa. budget talks

(Jul 18, 2017)

Some Pennsylvania lawmakers are getting increasingly upset about the state of the state. It has a budget, but no revenue plan to fund it.Without a funding plan to support the budget, Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Montgomery, said she's worried rating agencies again will downgrade Pennsylvania, driving up the cost of borrowing money."Over the past six years, we've had five credit downgrades that cost us an awful lot of money in increased borrowing interest, more than $100 million," she said Monday.And borrowing is not the way to fund the spending plan, said fellow Democrat Rep. Mary Jo Daley, also of Montgomery County. Read more

 

Daley to host Senior Fair on June 16 in Plymouth Meeting

(Jun 07, 2017)

CONSHOHOCKEN, June 7 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley will host a Senior Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 16 at Colonial Elementary School, 230 Flourtown Road in Plymouth Meeting. Seniors and their families can learn more about tax and rent rebates, SEPTA KeyCards, health care programs and veteran services. There will be door prizes, food and bingo. Bingo starts at 11 a.m., and SEPTA will be there to help individuals sign up for a SEPTA ID card (valid ID is necessary to receive a card). The Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds also will attend, offering the opportunity for constituents to get their veteran ID cards and register their DD-214s (discharge papers and valid ID are required). "I hope to see as many seniors as possible for this unique event," Daley said. "It is always informative to hear from older Pennsylvanians, and it’s a pleasure to help connect them with state services that can improve their golden years." Read more

 

Daley announces mobile office services in Wissahickon Valley Public Library on second Mondays

(Jun 06, 2017)

CONSHOHOCKEN, June 6 – In an effort to better serve constituent needs, state Rep. Mary Jo Daley will hold monthly office hours at the Ambler branch of the Wissahickon Valley Public Library on the second Monday of each month. Beginning June 12, a member of her staff will be available from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. there. The library is located in Ambler Borough at 209 Race St. Daley said that anyone who seeks help with a state-related matter should visit during those hours and come prepared with any paperwork relevant to the matter at hand. Daley’s office can help with handicap placards, many PennDOT services, senior programs – including property tax/rent rebates and Medicare prescription coverage – as well as unemployment compensation claims, birth and death certificates and more. To plan ahead for a visit or for more information, those interested can contact her district office at 610-832-1679. Read more

 

Redistricting

(May 11, 2017)

Pennsylvania State Representative Mary Jo Daley talks about potential changes to the redistricting process. Read more

 

Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

(May 11, 2017)

I recently stopped by Comcast Newsmakers to speak about legislation regarding workplace accommodations for nursing mothers. Read more

 

Daley to host telephone town hall

(May 11, 2017)

CONSHOHOCKEN, May 11 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, invites residents of the 148th Legislative District to participate in a live Tele-Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Residents of Daley’s district will receive an automated phone call at approximately 7 p.m. Thursday inviting them to join the meeting. To participate, people simply need to remain on the line once they receive the call. “I look forward to providing constituents the opportunity to have their voices heard and questions answered without having to leave the comfort of their homes,” Daley said. “I encourage anyone in the 148 th District with a question about any state or local issue to pick up the phone and participate on Thursday.” During the live event, Daley will discuss and take questions on a variety of state issues, and participants will be asked to weigh in on poll questions using their touch-tone phones. Anyone who doesn’t have a chance to speak during the phone meeting will be able to record a question at its conclusion. Questions will be forwarded to Daley’s office for a future response. Those interested also may email questions to Daley before the Tele-Town Hall meeting begins at townhall@pahouse.net . Constituents also can call Daley’s district office at 610-832-1679 to confirm or be added to the list to receive the call. Read more

 

House Democratic Southeast Delegation members oppose overreaching plastic-bag bill

(Apr 25, 2017)

HARRISBURG, April 25 – Members of the House Climate Change Caucus today announced their opposition to an overreaching and environmentally hazardous bill that would prevent Pennsylvania communities from protecting land and water from pollution caused by plastic bags. House Bill 1071 would permanently prohibit municipalities and other local authorities from banning or applying any surcharge or tax on the use of plastic grocery bags. York, Erie, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia represent just a few of the city councils across Pennsylvania that have voiced opposition to H.B. 1071. “This bill hamstrings local governments from protecting their land and water from ecologically hazardous and unsightly garbage,” said state Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery . “Proponents of this bill try to make the case that recycling numbers are up but leave out the fact that proliferation is the real cause for the increase in those numbers. Widespread and growing use is also to blame for the drastic increase in wayward and littered bags, too.” Currently, 165 municipalities across the country have adopted some form of single-use plastic bag fee legislation or bag regulation to positive results. Following implementation of a citywide bag fee in 2010, the presence of bags in Washington, D.C., decreased by 67 percent, saving waste collection services there both time and money. If H.B. 1071 is enacted, constituents would not have the opportunity to press their case for Read more

 

Daley earns ‘Distinguished Advocacy Award’ from American Cancer Society

(Apr 25, 2017)

HARRISBURG, April 25 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, received the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s “Distinguished Advocacy Award” today for her work to prevent the repeal of the electronic cigarette tax last year. The award was presented during ACS CAN’s Day at the Capitol event. “It is a privilege to receive an advocacy award from such a distinguished organization,” Daley said. “ACS CAN is an important partner in the push for smart policies to treat and prevent cancer. I thank them for recognizing the importance of minimizing the use of electronic cigarettes by ensuring they are taxed the same as other tobacco products.” ACS CAN’s “Distinguished Advocacy Award” is presented to select officials who have demonstrated leadership and commitment in the area of cancer-related public policy advocacy. “It was an honor to award Representative Mary Jo Daley the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Distinguished Advocacy Award,” said Diane Phillips, director of government relations for ACS CAN in Pennsylvania. “Representative Daley was awarded for her work last year to prevent the rollback of the recently implemented electronic cigarette tax.” Because of Daley’s leadership, ACS CAN said the effort to roll back the tax did not make it through the House before the end of last session and it remains difficult for this issue to gain Read more

 

Daley, McCarter to host town hall on environmental issues

(Apr 20, 2017)

HARRISBURG, April 20 – State Reps. Mary Jo Daley and Stephen McCarter, both D-Montgomery, will host an environmental town hall meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at the Ambler Borough Hall, 131 Rosemary Ave., in Ambler. Both Daley and McCarter are members of the bipartisan, bicameral Climate Caucus, which was formed to provide a free-flowing and informal discussion forum for legislators to address all manner of issues relating to climate change in Pennsylvania -- jobs, industry, manufacturing, clean air, clean water, and specific regional impacts among them. Both said the need for detailed, up-to-the-minute information and dialogue surrounding climate change is now greater than ever. “I am delighted to co-host a Town Hall in Ambler Borough on the environment along with my colleague, Representative Steve McCarter,” Daley said. “We are also pleased that Matt Stepp of PennFuture will join us for a lively discussion on important issues that affect all of us.” The evening will include a discussion about the following topics: Impact of climate change; Environmental protections and regulations nationwide and within Pennsylvania; Impact of budget and regulatory changes on clean air and water; What citizens can do to help protect the environment in Pennsylvania Storm water management; and Methane; “Our climate is changing. 2016 was the nation’s second-warmest year on record and the Read more

 

RSVP for my Environmental Town Hall on April 27

(Apr 19, 2017)

Our climate is changing. 2016 was the nation’s second-warmest year on record and the 20 th straight year the U.S. was warmer than average. But the context in which we’re experiencing climate disruption is also changing. The new administration in Washington, D.C., is taking an aggressive approach in rolling back many previously enacted environmental regulations, which means it’s more crucial than ever that legislators and citizens alike actively engage in issues of climate change at a state level. Please join me and Rep. Steve McCarter in doing exactly that. RSVP below to attend our Environmental Town Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, in Ambler Borough Hall, 131 Rosemary Ave., Ambler, PA 19002. We will discuss the impact of climate change, environmental protections and regulations nationwide and within Pennsylvania, the impact of budget and regulatory changes on clean air and water, and what you can do to help protect the environment in Pennsylvania. Click here for more information. Read more

 

4/13/17 – Why Investing In Early Childhood Development Programs Matters? – Merion Station

(Apr 17, 2017)

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

 

Daley: Early Education Critical To Success

(Apr 13, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to stress the importance of properly funding early childhood education programs in Pennsylvania. Early education is vital for a child's success later in life. Read more

 

Daley, Policy Committee discuss importance of early childhood education

(Apr 13, 2017)

MERION STATION, April 13 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at Saint Joseph’s University on the importance of investment in early childhood development programs in Pennsylvania. “Children are incredibly impressionable and medical reports consistently state that the most rapid brain development happens between ages 3 and 4. A recent study confirmed that children who did not participate in early learning is 70 percent more likely to be arrested for a violent crime by 18. That number is staggering, and the precise reason why we need to continue to stress the need for investment in early childhood education. I see it as a down payment in our future and I thank the Policy Committee for coming to hear testimony on how and why we should make this investment,” Daley said. House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, added, “Studies show, time and time again, that early childhood education is worth the investment. Every $1 invested returns $7 back to Pennsylvania. Better prepared children, higher test scores and reduced crime rates are all benefits of that investment. I’ll continue to support investing in our children at this hearing and in our state budget.” Testifiers included Ailene Keys, maternal child health supervisor, Montgomery County Health Department; Nadine Miller, program improvement administrator, Montgomery County Office of Read more

 

Daley: We Must Regulate Recovery Houses

(Apr 12, 2017)

As Pennsylvania continues to fight the Opioid epidemic, Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley says that we must regulate recovery houses to provide the safest environment for both residents of recovery homes and the surrounding communities. Read more

 

Daley to host Policy Committee hearing on Why Investing in Early Childhood Development Programs Matters

(Apr 10, 2017)

MERION STATION April 10 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D- Montgomery, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss the importance of investment in early childhood development programs in Pennsylvania. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 13 at Saint Joseph’s University, Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center, 390 N. Latches Lane. The current agenda is: 10 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks 10:10 a.m. Panel One: Ailene Keys, MSW, LSW , maternal child health supervisor, Montgomery County Health Department Nadine Miller, program improvement administrator, Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth Maggy Saad , parent Cathleen Palm , founder, Center for Children’s Justice 10:50 a.m. Panel Two: Shaun Elliott , president and chief executive officer, Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA Zakiyyah Boone , vice president of child care, Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA Bruce Clash , Pennsylvania state director, FIGHT CRIME: INVEST IN KIDS 11:30 a.m. Closing remarks Read more

 

Daley: Mandatory Minimums Do Not Work

(Apr 05, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley took to the House floor to fight against bringing back mandatory minimum sentencing. Daley argues that these laws create a justice system ripe for discrimination and abuse. They allow some prosecutors to use the threat of mandatory minimums to force plea bargains from defendants without quality representation, and to arbitrarily seek longer prison terms for certain defendants and not others. Read more

 

Daley: Equal Work Deserves Equal Pay

(Apr 04, 2017)

On April 4, Equal Pay Day, Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley rallied at the State Capitol for measures that will ensure women receive equal pay for an equal day's work Read more

 

Valley Forge PA Legislative Appointment Initiative extended to July 1st

(Apr 03, 2017)

Applicants now have until July 1st each year to apply for the LAI to attend Valley Forge Military College in the fall. There is no difference in process or award amounts between 1st-round nominees and 2nd-round nominees. What is the PA Legislative Appointment Initiative? The Pennsylvania Legislative Appointment Initiative (LAI) currently allows each of Pennsylvania’s 203 Representatives, and 50 Senators, to appoint a student from their district as the Commonwealth Scholar for guaranteed admission and a guaranteed partial scholarship to Valley Forge Military College — The Military College of Pennsylvania. A student awarded the Legislative Appointment Initiative Scholarship may receive the award for up to two years. Am I eligible to apply? The Legislative Scholarship is only available to Pennsylvania residents only at Valley Forge Military College, The Military College of Pennsylvania. The minimum academic requirements are a cumulative high school GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale) and a combined verbal and math SAT score of 1000 (or an ACT score of 17). You can apply directly through your local state representative’s or senator’s office or you can apply for the program by applying first to Valley Forge. You must be a Pennsylvania resident. You also must be a legal resident of the district from where you apply. When can I apply? You can apply at any time during your senior year up until July 1st of the year you wish to attend. Read more

 

Daley announces state grant for area sewer renovations

(Mar 30, 2017)

CONSHOHOCKEN, March 30 – Commonwealth Financing Authority this week approved two PA Small Water and Sewer grants to improve and rehabilitate area sewer infrastructure, announced state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery. One $404,750 grant was awarded to Conshohocken Borough for lining nearly 3,000 feet of 20- and 22-inch sewers in the borough. Another $100,000 grant was awarded to Plymouth Township to replace 800 feet of 10-inch pipe with an 18-inch new sewer main pipe at the Plymouth Road Interceptor and install eight new manholes along the main. “These improvements will help drastically extend the life of sewer infrastructure in the area, and the grant funding helps offset costs to users,” Daley said. “The state recognized a great opportunity to invest in Plymouth and Conshohocken residents and infrastructure.” Under auspices of the Department of Community and Economic Development and backed by the CFA, the PA Small Water and Sewer grant program funds activities to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system. Eligible projects must have a total project cost between $30,000 and $500,000, and funding is available for municipalities and municipal authorities. Read more