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

 

Daley Calls For Open, Responsible Budget

(Feb 09, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley says it's time for lawmakers to put people before politics and take Pennsylvania down a path where schools are funded, those in need get help and our homeowners don't face higher property taxes every year. Read more

 

Rep. Daley Winter 2016 Newsletter

(Feb 09, 2016)

Read Rep. Daley's Winter 2016 Newsletter. Read more

 

CHIP offers kids protection and parents peace of mind

(Jan 29, 2016)

Pennsylvania has a Children's Health Insurance Program that provides free and low-cost health insurance to children. CHIP is not welfare – it covers children of working parents whose employers don't offer coverage and who can't afford private insurance. If you can't afford health insurance for your children, chances are they are eligible for CHIP. Read more

 

Pa. Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Jan 01, 2016)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Read more

 

PA Power Switch: Ask the right questions

(Dec 30, 2015)

In Pennsylvania, you can choose the company that generates your electricity – also known as your electric supplier. This means that you have the power to switch to a competing supplier who can offer the lowest price, or provide a specific service you want, such as “green” or renewable energy. Read more

 

Daley Ready to Work, Ready for a Real Budget

(Dec 23, 2015)

Pa. state Rep.Mary Jo Daley speaks out against the sudden cancelation of the vote on the state’s 177-day-overdue budget scheduled for Wednesday and demands the Speaker bring the House back into immediate session so schools, social services and citizens statewide can get vitally needed funding. Read more

 

Daley blasts House Republicans for leaving Harrisburg without a budget

(Dec 23, 2015)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 23 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, joined her House Democratic colleagues to express frustration with the House being adjourned today without members voting on a full budget. “We have a job to do and House Speaker Mike Turzai needs to realize that,” Daley said. “We are here to work and finally pass a budget and the House Republican leaders refused to call up the budget bill for a final vote.” The House was expected to vote on final passage of S.B. 1073, which is the budget framework agreed to by Gov. Tom Wolf, Senate Democrats and Republicans, and House Democrats. The plan would provide $350 million for education and increase funding for human service providers. The House Republicans backed out of the agreement and drafted their own plan which, Daley said, did not offer the additional funding so desperately needed by public education and human service organizations in Pennsylvania. “This budget process has been frustrating and exhausting because of the House Republicans, and here we are, nearly six months without a budget, and the Republicans have packed up and left Harrisburg,” Daley said. “As of today, Speaker Turzai called the House of Representatives into session on only 43 of the 176 days of the ongoing budget impasse. Speaker Turzai sets the schedule and decides which bills are brought before the House. “I urge my constituents to contact him and let him know their thoughts in Read more

 

Daley blasts House Republicans for leaving Harrisburg without a budget

(Dec 23, 2015)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 23 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, joined her House Democratic colleagues to express frustration with the House being adjourned today without members voting on a full budget. “We have a job to do and House Speaker Mike Turzai needs to realize that,” Daley said. “We are here to work and finally pass a budget and the House Republican leaders refused to call up the budget bill for a final vote.” The House was expected to vote on final passage of S.B. 1073, which is the budget framework agreed to by Gov. Tom Wolf, Senate Democrats and Republicans, and House Democrats. The plan would provide $350 million for education and increase funding for human service providers. The House Republicans backed out of the agreement and drafted their own plan which, Daley said, did not offer the additional funding so desperately needed by public education and human service organizations in Pennsylvania. “This budget process has been frustrating and exhausting because of the House Republicans, and here we are, nearly six months without a budget, and the Republicans have packed up and left Harrisburg,” Daley said. “As of today, Speaker Turzai called the House of Representatives into session on only 43 of the 176 days of the ongoing budget impasse. Speaker Turzai sets the schedule and decides which bills are brought before the House. “I urge my constituents to contact him and let him know their thoughts in Read more

 

Daley: We're Ready to Work

(Dec 11, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley says that she and her House Democratic colleagues are in the State Capitol ready to pass a budget and calls upon the House Speaker to bring the House back into session to work until the budget process is complete. Read more

 

Daley votes to restore funding to provide for better future

(Oct 07, 2015)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 7 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, who today supported the tax component of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget for modest increases in order to restore education funding and provide additional property tax relief, issued the following statement: “After more than three months of Governor Wolf and the Democrats coming to the table for negotiations and the Republicans failing to compromise, the time is now to move forward,” Daley said. “The governor has submitted this compromise that will provide sustainable, recurring and predictable funding to move Pennsylvania in the right direction. Representative Joe Markosek’s amendment presents a fiscally responsible plan to bring Pennsylvania’s economy back to a stable position. “This plan would enact a long-overdue severance tax that will have natural gas drillers paying their fair share, helping to restore the education cuts made by the former administration. It will also ensure property tax relief for seniors and our veterans, and assist in rebuilding the commonwealth’s credit rating. “This funding is a far better alternative to budget stalemates and stop-gap budgets, which result in an unknown future for human service providers and school districts, and result in one-time fixes and gimmicks that would further cut finances in the months to come. “The Republicans say we cannot afford to provide the recurring and sustainable revenues necessary to Read more

 

Daley Supports Plan To Reinvest In Pa. Schools, Residents

(Oct 07, 2015)

State Rep. Mary Jo Daley explains why she voted on a plan to provide recurring revenue to fund Pa. schools, human services and other critical needs, in addition to providing property tax relief to hundreds of thousands. Read more

 

House adopts Daley resolution honoring Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company

(Oct 05, 2015)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 5 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, today thanked her colleagues for their unanimous approval of her resolution to honor a local fire company. House Resolution 522 commemorates the 100 th Anniversary of Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County. Daley welcomed some of the volunteers who were in attendance when the resolution was adopted. “We all know that volunteer fire companies are essential to the safety and wellness of our local areas, and Barren Hill is no different,” Daley said. “Through the years, they have shown tremendous dedication and excellence, so it is fitting that they are honored today.” The Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company was organized in October 1915 after a fire completely destroyed a barn and killed several animals on the property of Whitemarsh Inn. Today, it responds to approximately 500 service calls annually and its volunteers put in more than 8,000 hours a year. Read more

 

Daley: We need a REAL budget

(Sep 24, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley speaks out against a short-term stopgap budget that does nothing more than create another budget crisis for schools and non-profit social service agencies until October and urges the passage of a true compromise budget that delivers long-term, sustainable funding. Read more

 

Daley Supports Online Voter Registration

(Aug 27, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley stood with Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortés today and announced that Pennsylvania is the latest state to launch the convenient option of registering online to vote. Read more

 

Daley applauds launch of online voter registration in Pa.

(Aug 27, 2015)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 27 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, today noted her thrill that Pennsylvanians now have easier access and a more convenient option to register to vote. Daley joined Gov. Tom Wolf, Secretary of State Pedro Cortes and other state and elected officials to announce the launch of online voter registration application at www.register.votespa.com Daley said she has been a big proponent of providing this type of service to Pennsylvanians since she was elected state representative in 2013. “The launch of online voter registration brings Pennsylvania up to speed by making the process to register to vote easier – especially for our young people, who do most things electronically,” Daley said. “It is also beneficial for people who don’t have accessibility to get to an official place to sign up and vote. “The online service is also a cost-saving measure for counties and the state to process applications. It is really a great day for the commonwealth.” House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody echoed Daley’s comments following today’s launch. "Representative Daley and other legislators should be commended for pushing for this change for several years, as should Governor Wolf for finally making it a reality," Dermody said. "Just a few years ago, some in Pennsylvania were trying to make it harder for people to vote by passing restrictive ID requirements and other roadblocks. Read more

 

MJ Daley: PA Budget Too Important to Play Games With

(Aug 25, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley talks about why she supports Governor Tom Wolf's budget proposal. Daley knows that critical support for education and human services is worth fighting for and she stands ready to vote for a responsible budget. Read more

 

Daley: Restore Funding for Pa.'s Most Vulnerable

(Aug 17, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley says that it's time to restore the funding cuts of the past administration to human services and help the Commonwealth's most vulnerable citizens. Read more

 

Daley, Parker commemorate World Breastfeeding Week in Pa.

(Jul 31, 2015)

HARRISBURG, July 31 – State Reps. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, and David Parker, R-Monroe, announced the week of Aug. 1-7 has been declared “World Breastfeeding Week” in Pennsylvania. House Resolution 429, which Daley and Parker co-sponsored and which was unanimously approved by the House in July, designates the first week of August to raise awareness of the health benefits of breastfeeding. The benefits were compiled by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, a group that advocates for a concerted global action to support women who breastfeed. This year’s theme for World Breastfeeding Week is “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make it Work,” a concept Daley and Parker said they are actively advocating for in Pennsylvania. “Research shows that mothers and children benefit from breast milk. For most babies, especially premature babies, breast milk is easier to digest than formula and helps fight against disease,” Daley said. “According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the cells, hormones and antibodies in breast milk help protect babies from illness. For mothers, breastfeeding is linked to a lower risk of health problems such as diabetes, breast and ovarian cancers, and postpartum depression. “Moreover, breastfeeding mothers miss fewer days from work because their infants are sick less often.” Parker said, “I co-sponsored House Resolution 429 with my colleague, Read more