Daley announces Safe Schools Grant for Kohelet Yeshiva High School

(Nov 04, 2016)

CONSHOHOCKEN, Nov. 4 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced today a Pennsylvania Department of Education Safe Schools Initiative grant for Kohelet Yeshiva High School to help keep students safe from violence. The school will receive $40,000 for the training and salary of a school police officer. “It’s crucial that our schools remain a haven for students to learn and grow without having to be concerned about their safety,” Daley said. “I am pleased this grant will provide the school with a beneficial resource to keep the safety of students, faculty and staff a top priority.” The grant is a critical funding source that allows us to afford a high-caliber school police officer for our school,” said Stuart Gasner, executive director, Kohelet Yeshiva High School. “We commend Representative Daley on her tireless advocacy for this program and ensuring that our students and faculty are protected from any threats.” The money is part of $6.5 million in competitive grants that have been awarded statewide for the training and compensation of school resource officers and school police officers, and to prevent and reduce violent incidents through programs and security equipment. Read more

 

Montgomery County park, companies receive more than $441,000 in state grants

(Oct 24, 2016)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 24 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced today that the area will benefit from two grants totaling $441,835. "These grants will help improve recreational facilities and invest in early child education," Daley said. Whitemarsh Township received a $196,000 state grant to make improvements to Miles Park. They will include new field equipment, dugouts, fences and bases, constructing a rain garden and installing a paved walkway and disability access ramp connecting the park to Joshua Road. "Whitemarsh Township takes great pride in our park and recreational facilities and we are very grateful to the Commonwealth and DCNR for being selected as a recipient of The Miles Park Improvement Grant," said Amy P. Grossman, chair, Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors. "This grant will not only improve stormwater issues and improve safety, but most proudly, it will improve ADA accessibility at Miles Park so residents and all park users can continue to enjoy this regional signature park and its many programs and special events for years to come." Be Amazing, LLC and GM5, LLC received a $245,835 state grant to build and operate a Goddard School in Plymouth Meeting. It is expected to provide premium child care and early childhood education for children ages 6 months to 6 years old. "It’s always great when investments like these are being made to benefit the community," Daley said. "I would like Read more

 

Daley teams up with APPRISE for Medicare counseling

(Oct 20, 2016)

The open enrollment period for Medicare runs through December 7, and I invite you to come meet with a state-trained APPRISE counselor to receive beneficial information about Medicare and other health insurance options for seniors. The meetings will be held in my district office at 815 Fayette St., Conshohocken: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 26 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 16 The APPRISE counselor will discuss Medicare enrollment, Parts A through D, prescription-drug plans, Medicare Advantage plans and other health insurance options. I am co-sponsoring these meetings with APPRISE to help you understand your Medicare and other health benefits. I believe the counselor will help you make sound decisions about what is best for your health care coverage. Please call my office at 610-832-1679 to reserve a seat or for more information. Read more

 

ABLE Act soon to be up and running

(Oct 20, 2016)

Earlier this year, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act – the ABLE Act -- passed the House and the Senate and was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. The law is aimed at helping people living with disabilities and their families be more financially secure. The ABLE Act provides families with a savings account without jeopardizing eligibility for important programs that their loved ones depend on. Under the new law, benefits of the program include: Savings of up to $14,000 each year; Tax-free growth; Use of the account to pay for a wide range of disability-related expenses; Federal and state income tax-free withdrawals when used for qualified disability expenses; and Exemption from the Pennsylvania inheritance tax. The Office of State Treasurer hopes to offer enrollment in the PA ABLE Savings Program in December. Please visit this website for more information, including updates and enrollment materials as the ABLE Act nears implementation. Read more

 

Daley hails $1 million grant for Conshohocken

(Oct 17, 2016)

CONSHOHOCKEN, Oct. 17 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, applauded a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant totaling $1 million to help transform a former brownfield site in Conshohocken into office space and create high-paying jobs. Daley said the grant will assist in paying for the construction of a 300,000-square-foot office building along the Schuylkill River. The project is expected to generate thousands of medical, technological and education jobs for the c ommonwealth within the next three years. "These jobs will keep Pennsylvania competitive, and will also give our young people an incentive either to stay in our area or return home once they finish college," Daley said. "I’m happy this project converts land that has been only marginally useful into improved, state-of-the-art business space that could provide a positive economic impact to our community." Daley thanked Gov. Tom Wolf for approving the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant. The RACP grant program is administered by the G overnor’s Office of the Budget to foster economic, cultural, civic and historical projects with significant potential for improving economic growth and new jobs. Read more

 

Daley to host free paper shredding event Saturday, Oct. 15

(Oct 11, 2016)

CONSHOHOCKEN, Oct. 11 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley announced she will host a free shredding event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 in the Magisterial District Court parking lot next to Staples at 901 Montgomery Ave., Penn Valley. "This event is always a great success and my constituents appreciate an easy and safe way to destroy unwanted documents that contain their personal information,” Daley said. "I'm pleased that my staff and I can provide this public service to protect constituents from identity thieves.” 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

 

Voting info available by text; Deadlines approaching; Voter intimidation against the law

(Oct 11, 2016)

An estimated 2 million eligible Pennsylvanians aren't registered to vote. Oct. 11 is the deadline to register before the Nov. 8 election, when candidates for president, U.S. senator and other offices will be on the ballot. Pennsylvania now has online registration at www.votespa.com . Other important deadlines: Nov. 1: Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot; and Nov. 4: Last day to return a completed civilian absentee ballot. To be eligible to vote in Pennsylvania, you must be at least 18 on or before the next election and be a U.S. citizen and resident of the district you are registering in for at least one month before the upcoming election. Pennsylvania recently launched a voter registration text messaging service. Eligible Pennsylvanians can text the word "PA" to "2Vote" (28683) on their smartphones. The user will receive a link that provides direct access to the online voter registration application, voter registration status, polling place locator and link to contacts for county offices and the Department of State. Also, despite a common misconception, people convicted of a crime may still have the right to vote. More information about voting with a criminal conviction in Pennsylvania can be found here . The Department of State’s website votespa.com , available in English and Spanish , offers printable voter registration applications , and a polling place locator . It also includes tips for first-time Read more

 

Daley Celebrates Area Veterans

(Sep 30, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley held a Veterans Tribute Breakfast to honor the local men & women who selflessly served our country. Michael Hansen of Power Home Remodeling was the guest speaker, highlighting their veterans employment program. Read more

 

Laws to help working moms who breastfeed still meet resistance

(Sep 20, 2016)

To spread the net even wider, State Rep. Mary Jo Daley (D., Montgomery) has been fighting for state legislation since 2014. Her most recent effort, House Bill 1100, introduced in May 2015, has remained in the Labor and Industry Committee since a hearing in the spring. Read more

 

Summer 2016 Newsletter

(Aug 19, 2016)

Read Rep. Daley's summer newsletter here. Read more

 

Daley commemorates World Breastfeeding Week in Pa.

(Aug 04, 2016)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 4 – State Reps. Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery) and David Parker (R-Monroe) today announced that they have introduced House Resolution 965 in support of “World Breastfeeding Week” during the first week of August. “Rep. Daley and I have joined forces to stress the need for our workplaces to improve accommodations for breastfeeding mothers,” Parker said. “In addition to this resolution, we have introduced House Bill 1100, which would enable more breastfeeding mothers to have a sanitary place to privately express breast milk for their baby at their workplace. That measure is still pending in the House Labor and Industry Committee.” House Resolution 965 designates Aug. 1–7, as World Breastfeeding Week. This weeklong effort to raise awareness to the health benefits of breastfeeding was designed by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, a group which advocates for a concerted global action to support women who breastfeed. This year’s theme for World Breastfeeding Week is on raising awareness of the links between breastfeeding and the Sustainable Development Goals. By recognizing that breastfeeding is a key to sustainable development, we will value our wellbeing from the start of life, respect each other and care for the world we share. “Study after study makes it abundantly clear – both mothers and children benefit from breast milk,” Daley said. “For most babies, Read more

 

SEPTA implements modified schedule; delays expected

(Jul 05, 2016)

Starting today and throughout the week, SEPTA has announced it will operate on a modified Saturday schedule. Approximately one-third of SEPTA’s fleet of railcars are out of service due to a defect that was discovered early Friday morning and found to impact all Silverliner Vs cars. The modified Saturday schedule will remain in place until further notice. SEPTA has alerted customers that they should expect crowded conditions on trains and once trains reach capacity, they will not make stops to pick up additional passengers. You can find the full modified schedule at SEPTA’s website . Transit riders are also encouraged to look into alternate forms of transportation using buses, trolleys and subways. Information on services to and from each rail station can be found here . Please give yourself extra time if you travel using SEPTA services, as the impact of losing one-third of its rail fleet is expected to be substantial. SEPTA is working with the manufacturer to address the issue, but it is unknown how long the repairs will take. I will continue to provide you with updates on this situation as I receive them from SEPTA, but if you have questions or concerns you may contact SEPTA at this site . Read more

 

Daley Fights For Women's Rights

(Jun 30, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley and members of the legislature's Women's Health Caucus today called for Pennsylvania to repeal a strict abortion law to comply with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and to put women's health first. Read more

 

Daley: A Woman’s Health is Between Her and Her Doctor

(Jun 21, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley speaks out against an effort to pass an unconstitutional law that would give Pennsylvania the most restrictive abortion law in the country, telling the real-world stories of women whose lives and families would have been negatively impacted by this new law. Read more

 

Daley invites constituents to her fourth annual Senior Fair

(May 31, 2016)

CONSHOHOCKEN, May 31 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced she will host her fourth annual Senior Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 17 at Colonial Elementary School, 230 Flourtown Road, Plymouth Meeting 19462. Daley said there will be information on health care, the state Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, prescription drug plans, finding unclaimed property and more. There also will be free health care screenings and refreshments, giveaways and door prizes. “The Senior Fair provides a one-stop shop for seniors to access helpful resources in their community,” Daley said. “This is one of the best-attended events that my office hosts and I always look forward to speaking with the seniors who attend.” Registration is not necessary to attend, but Daley said constituents with any questions should contact her office at (610) 832-1679. Read more

 

Daley announces mobile office changes

(May 13, 2016)

I want to inform you that my staff and I are making some changes to my mobile offices. Read more

 

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