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


Daley Fights For Most Vulnerable Pennsylvanians

(Mar 23, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley expresses concerns she has over an inheritance tax and the effect it would have on Pennsylvania's most vulnerable people. Read more


Daley to host town hall on redistricting reform March 27

(Mar 21, 2017)

CONSHOHOCKEN , March 21 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, will co-host a town hall meeting on redistricting with Fair Districts PA at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27 at Colonial Elementary School, 230 Flourtown Road in Plymouth Meeting. “Redistricting 101: A Conversation with Fair Districts PA and Rep. Mary Jo Daley” will feature discussion and a question-and-answer segment. Every 10 years following the most recent U.S. Census, the boundaries of Pennsylvania's state House and Senate districts, as well as its congressional districts, must be redrawn to reflect changes and shifts in population. These plans are drawn by five people – the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate, and a fifth member selected by the legislative leaders. If the four members are unable to agree on the fifth member of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court selects the final member. According to Daley, who is a member of the State Government Reform Caucus, politics often plays too big of a role in the process, and bringing attention to the matter is the only way to affect change. “Redistricting reform is one of the most important topics we have to deal with in the legislature because it affects nearly every partisan vote we face in session,” she said. “Too often, the party in power has too much influence on drawing political boundaries, and the process becomes nothing more than gerrymandering. Read more


House, Senate Democrats and Wolf administration officials advocate against ill-conceived Republican health care plan

(Mar 09, 2017)

Calling it a dangerous proposition that hasn’t been properly vetted, state Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Montgomery, was joined today by House and Senate Democrats, as well as officials from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration, to call on Pennsylvania’s congressional Republicans to reject the Trumpcare plan that would devastate Pennsylvania by increasing the deficit and most importantly, leaving millions without access to adequate health care. Read more


Daley: Recovery Rather Than Incarceration

(Feb 28, 2017)

At today's budget hearings with the state Judiciary and Department of Corrections, Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley comments on the financial and societal savings by helping drug offenders with recovery rather than incarceration. Read more


Daley: Treasury Programs Benefit Pa.

(Feb 23, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley talks about what State Treasurer Joseph Torsella discussed in his testimony before the House Appropriations Committee hearings on the state budget proposal. Read more


Daley Fighting for Equitable Education Funding

(Feb 21, 2017)

As three weeks of House Appropriations Committee public hearings on the state budget begin, Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley explains that one of her priorities in the budget process will be seeking equitable funding for education in Pennsylvania. Read more


Daley: Governor’s Budget Plan A Good First Step

(Feb 07, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley says Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal is a common sense plan that makes smart choices to streamline government without compromising services to citizens or raising taxes on the middle class. The next step is the House closely examining the plan in public hearings. Read more


Daley: #RaiseTheWage

(Jan 31, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley emphasizes the need to increase the state's minimum wage to grow the economy for all workers at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at the YWCA in Harrisburg. Read more


Daley reminds constituents to register for health care by Tuesday

(Jan 27, 2017)

Citing the importance of having health insurance, state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, is reminding constituents today that they only have until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 to register for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Read more


Community Connections: Abolition Hall and the Hovenden House spotlighted in video

(Jan 27, 2017)

I am fortunate to represent a district which includes several landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Two of these important landmarks, Abolition Hall and the Hovenden House, located at the intersection of Butler Pike and Germantown Pike, were instrumental in the abolitionist movement. This short video by PFW media provides a glimpse into the rich history of the landmarks and their pivotal roles in Pennsylvania’s part of the anti-slavery movement. Read more


McCarter joined by legislators, advocacy groups to announce formation of Climate Caucus

(Jan 25, 2017)

Citing the very real threat posed by climate change, state Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, was joined today by legislators and advocacy groups to announce the formation of the bicameral Climate Caucus. Read more


Pa. granted extension on REAL ID compliance

(Jan 20, 2017)

Pennsylvania received a limited extension through June 6 to update driver’s licenses to meet requirements under the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, but the General Assembly must still act quickly to comply. Without action, Pennsylvanians could be denied access to federal facilities and eventually even airline travel. Specifically, Pennsylvanians will need federally approved ID for air travel beginning Jan. 22, 2018, and with the limited extension we will need a federally approved ID to access federal buildings, nuclear power plants and military bases beginning June 7, 2017. Rest assured, I am following this issue very closely and am doing everything possible to ensure that we pass comprehensive changes to comply with the federal government. Please visit for the most up to date information on the requirements and remember that my office can help you obtain a birth certificate or driver’s license. Read more


Daley: Enroll in the ACA Today

(Jan 18, 2017)

At a press conference at Philadelphia City Hall, Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley urges people without healthcare to go to and enroll in the Affordable Care Act before the January 31 deadline. Read more


Daley to host student art show

(Jan 12, 2017)

State Rep. Mary Jo Daley will welcome the public to see the artwork of budding artists from the Wissahickon School District to her district office, 815 Fayette St., Suite 200, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. “This annual art show event has quickly become a great way to highlight and enjoy the incredible artistic ability right here in our school systems,” Daley said. “It’s also another wonderful opportunity for folks to gather and provide encouragement to those who have such amazing talent.” Refreshments will be provided during the event. Registration is not necessary to attend, but Daley said constituents with any questions should contact her office at (610) 832-1679 . Read more


Daley sworn in as state representative for third term

(Jan 03, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley today was sworn into office for a third term as representative for the 148th Legislative District during a ceremony in the Capitol. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives swearing-in corresponds with the first Tuesday in January, every two years. This year is Pennsylvania’s 201st legislative session. “ I am honored to continue serving the residents of the 148th Legislative District as their state representative ,” she said. “And while w e face many challenges in the greater commonwealth, I am eager to meet them head-on .” Daley said that she is looking forward to continued work on increasing education funding and the minimum wage, preserving teacher benefits and supporting sensible gun safety laws, among other legislative initiatives. “It’s a distinct honor to represent the community of neighbors, friends and family that I call home,” said Daley, D-Montgomery. “I care deeply about the issues that affect us here, and I will remain a steadfast advocate for all the wonderful people, places and initiatives we have to offer.” Daley’s website is at . Her legislative social media accounts can be found on Facebook and Twitter . Read more


License Your Dog in PA

(Dec 22, 2016)

All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs. An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities. The small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement. Dog licenses are available from your local county treasurer and other licensing agents. Reasons for dog licensing: It’s the law. All dogs three months or older must have a current license. If your dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him back. A license helps animal control and shelters identify your dog and get him back home safely. The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog. License fees support animal control. The annual fee you pay to license your dog helps keep shelters running and supports the work of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations. Read more


Holiday Safety Tips

(Dec 16, 2016)

As family and friends decorate their homes and gather to celebrate the holidays, Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay and Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller offer some tips to ensure everyone stays safe this holiday season. Read more


myCOMPASS Mobile App available now

(Dec 13, 2016)

The myCOMPASS PA online app is now available for download on the Apple and Google Play app stores for use on iPhones and Android smartphones. Among other features, myCOMPASS PA will allow individuals to take photos of necessary documents and upload them directly to their case files through a secure, safe environment. Other key features include: Users will be able to view benefits details after logging in to their myCOMPASS account; Individuals can view their processing status of their applications; and Update case-related information such as address, phone number, email address, and voter registration. In the two weeks after it launched in the Apple store, 4,669 users downloaded the app with 13,680 clients viewing the status of their benefits, 1,568 documents were uploaded, and the app received a 5-star rating. myCOMPASS PA is estimated to save an average of $3.2 million per year by reducing mail processing time, manual information entry, call center calls, postage and printing. Read more