Daley: Background Checks Make Sense

(May 10, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley says it's time for common sense background checks for firearms purchases to keep guns out of the hands of people living with mental illness or criminals as well as a 48-hour check and waiting period for guns purchased at gun shows. The House Democratic Policy Committee heard from law enforcement and firearms experts about House Bill 1010 that would create these standards in use in other states. Read more

 

A great day in PA - Medical Marijuana now law

(Apr 17, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley took part in Sunday’s bill signing ceremony making Medical Marijuana legal in Pennsylvania – a historic step that will help deliver vitally needed medicine to hundreds of thousands of sick people all across the state. She talks about how compassion was what brought this bill through the legislature and into law. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Jobs and Clean Energy: What's Next?

(Apr 11, 2016)

The Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing in Harrisburg to learn more about clean energy in the Commonwealth, the growing role it plays in keeping the lights on and how to stimulate job growth along with it. Read more

 

Policy Committee explores benefits of clean-energy jobs in Pennsylvania

(Apr 11, 2016)

With testimony presented from multiple industry experts, the House Democratic Policy Committee today held a public hearing at the Capitol on the benefit Pennsylvania’s economy could see by implementing clean-energy jobs. Read more

 

Daley Urges Hearings on Catastrophic Attack on Women’s Rights

(Apr 06, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley says the people deserve a real public hearing on a proposed bill that would put historic restrictions on women’s reproductive rights – the GOP majority pushed the bill through from introduction to committee passage to the House floor in a few days and refused to hold any public hearings or input from medical professionals. Read more

 

Daley to host free paper shredding event April 16

(Apr 06, 2016)

CONSHOHOCKEN, April 6 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley announced she will host a free shredding event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16 in the old “Annie Sez” parking lot next to Staples at 925 Montgomery Ave., Narberth. "This is a great opportunity for my constituents to destroy unwanted documents that contain personal information which could be used by identity thieves,” Daley said. "I'm pleased that my staff and I can provide this public service." Unwanted items that should be shredded include credit card statements, credit card applications, bank statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance records and retirement or pension fund information. Residents are asked to not bring items that include plastics, such as page protectors, binders and checkbook covers; and metals, such as large spring clips, wire from wire-bound notebooks and file folders with metal prongs. Cassettes, binders, plastics, magazines, newspapers and books also will not be accepted. This event is only for residential documents. Business documents will not be accepted. Documents will be shredded on site. For more information, residents may call Daley’s office at 610-832-1679. Read more

 

House Democratic Policy Committee to explore Clean-Energy Jobs Monday in Capitol

(Apr 06, 2016)

HARRISBURG, April 6 – House Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the committee will hold a public hearing hosted by state Reps. Steve McCarter, Mary Jo Daley and Leanne Krueger-Braneky on clean-energy jobs. The hearing will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 11 in the House Democratic Caucus Room, 418 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg. The current hearing agenda is: 10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 10:10 a.m. John Quigley , secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection 10:30 a.m. Panel One: Liz Robinson , executive director, Energy Coordinating Agency Ken MacDougal , director of business development, National Electrical Contractors Association – PA-DE-NJ Chapter Nancy Mifflin , Mid-Atlantic regional coordinator, American Association from Blacks in Energy Ron Celentano , president, Pennsylvania Solar Energy Industries Association 11:10 a.m. Panel Two: Kate Ringness , program manager, The American Jobs Project Eric Miller , policy counsel, Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance Khari Mosely , Pennsylvania regional programs manager, BlueGreen Alliance 11:40 a.m. Closing Remarks The hearing is open to the public and media coverage is invited. Read more

 

Town hall meeting presentation

(Apr 04, 2016)

Check out my power point presentation from my recent town hall meetings. It highlights the state budget, gerrymandering, upcoming events, and more. Read more

 

Daley to host town hall meetings on budget, gerrymandering

(Mar 17, 2016)

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, 122 E. Butler Pike, 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 Read more

 

Daley Supports Redistricting Reform

(Mar 16, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley joined members of the House and Senate in calling for redistricting reforms now, allowing time to enact the potential changes before the next redistricting process in 2020. Read more

 

Daley lauds bipartisan support for redistricting reform

(Mar 16, 2016)

HARRISBURG, March 16 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, today joined House and Senate Democrats and Republicans at the state Capitol to rally support for redistricting reform legislation. The bipartisan and bicameral redistricting reform group and its legislation has seven core principles: Assign redistricting authority to an independent citizens commission; reform both congressional and legislative redistricting; prohibit districts from being drawn to favor or discriminate against a political party or candidate; use statistically sound methodology when setting district boundaries; ensure transparency in the process with meaningful opportunities for active public participation; make all districts as equal in population as possible with a minimum range of deviation; and respect political subdivisions and communities of interest. "The political representation currently in Pennsylvania has made the commonwealth a national example of gerrymandering at its worst," Daley said. "Redistricting should result in a fair map, putting aside partisan interests and protecting the interests of the voters." Daley added that as a member of the redistricting reform group, she has authored legislation ( H.B. 878 ) that would create more openness and fairness in the redistricting process. "My legislation would require a commission to consider plans drawn by Pennsylvania residents, hold public meetings on those plans, and establish a website to share the Read more

 

Daley: Is PA Meeting Adult Disability Needs?

(Mar 09, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley asked Ted Dallas, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services about the Act 150 program and if it is meeting the needs of the Pennsylvanians that need it. The program helps qualified persons to continue to live in their home with support and services paid for by the state. Read more

 

Daley: Ag Funding a Priority

(Mar 09, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley questions Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding about the unique role the University of Pennsylvania plays in assisting the Ag Department. Daley also stresses the need to continue funding and supporting the Department of Agriculture in the upcoming budget. Read more

 

Daley Inquires About Female Inmates & Mental Illness

(Mar 04, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley asks Pennsylvania Corrections officials about female inmates in the system and the role mental illness plays in how they got there and how they are treated. Read more

 

Daley: State Funding Critical to College Costs

(Mar 03, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley spoke with Pennsylvania college and university officials about the role state funding plays in keeping higher education affordable for students. Read more

 

Daley: University Funding Cuts Impacts Statewide

(Mar 03, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley inquired about the role state funding plays in keeping the Penn State Agricultural Extension Program running in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. Funding cuts could lead to the closing of the program. Read more

 

Daley: Budget Crisis Looms Over Community Colleges

(Mar 03, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley speaks with college officials during a House Appropriations hearing on Pennsylvania's budget to find out the real impacts that can come from a continuing budget crisis. Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms available at my office

(Feb 15, 2016)

Forms for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2015 tax year are available at my district office – and my staff is ready to help you file yours for free ! The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded and the maximum standard rebate is $650. Claimants must reapply for rebates every year because they are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid each year. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of deceased claimants who lived at least one day in 2015 and meet all other eligibility criteria. The oft-extended deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2015 is June 30, 2016, and the rebates normally are distributed by the Deparment of Revenue beginning July 1. So, the sooner you file, the sooner you will receive your money. Read more

 

Daley calls for support of Wolf’s right path for Pa.

(Feb 10, 2016)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 10 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, released the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2016-17 budget proposal: “Governor Wolf has laid out a responsible budget plan that would finally put Pennsylvania back on track by balancing the budget and funding our schools properly. It is similar to his proposal that he presented during his first year as governor, which faced much resistance and still does to this day. “The governor has presented a choice for Pennsylvania: We can either follow a path with a budget that will invest in education, eliminate the deficit and put the commonwealth fiscally on the right footing; or we can continue down the same path that we have been traveling without putting the needs of our schools, our middle class and our homeowners first. “We are now dealing with an embarrassing and frustrating situation. Pennsylvania remains without a fully funded and responsible budget for 2015-16 and we will soon be holding budget hearings on the governor’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, so we have a lot of work to do. The legislature must finish its job that was vacated in December when the Speaker of the House adjourned session without a final vote on the budget framework. “It’s way past time for Republicans to stop playing politics and start working with Governor Wolf and Democrats to be honest and transparent with the people of Pennsylvania. We need to pass a Read more

 

PACE prescription programs benefit seniors

(Feb 10, 2016)

PACE, PACENET and PACE plus Medicare are Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults, offering low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents, age 65 and older. As of this year, the legislature passed a law excluding Social Security Medicare Part B premiums from being counted towards income levels. Read more