July 10 update: Thankful for First Responders, and More Help from the Montco Small Business Grant Program

(1 day ago)

Whether it’s the pandemic, the ongoing fight for social justice, or rogue thunderstorms that blast our region, 2020 remains a year filled with challenges we must face together. Read more

 

July 9 Update: In-person appointments resuming next week at my district office

(Jul 09, 2020)

Starting Monday, July 13, we will have limited hours and will only be available by appointments made in advance. Masks will be required. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. Read more

 

July 2 update: Masks are now mandatory

(Jul 02, 2020)

What was very recently highly recommended is now a requirement: You must wear a mask when in public. The order was signed Wednesday by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine under the Disease Prevention and Control Act. Read more

 

Unemployment compensation benefits extended 13 weeks

(Jun 30, 2020)

The current extended benefits period began May 3, 2020, but benefits are not payable until an individual has exhausted PEUC benefits. Extended benefits (EB) will begin with the week ending July 4 and are payable only for weeks of unemployment DURING an EB period. Read more

 

June 26 update: As we move to green, funding is soon available for local businesses hurt by COVID-19

(Jun 26, 2020)

My weekly email features updates on reopening and coronavirus, opportunities for business, a look at police reform, and more. Read more

 

Small Business Assistance grants available

(Jun 25, 2020)

Applications are expected to be available June 30 for a new program aimed at providing critical funding to local businesses hurt by the coronavirus. Read more

 

June 19 update: Celebrate freedom on Juneteenth

(Jun 18, 2020)

Please join me in honoring the resilience, courage and determination of the enslaved and their descendants and all Americans who seek to learn about the past and better understand the institutions and experiences that shape our nation. Read more

 

June 12 COVID-19 Update: Thankful for measured leadership and small business grants

(Jun 12, 2020)

The idea of “going back to normal” – at least in terms of what “normal” meant pre-pandemic – is simply absurd, and it unnecessarily puts lives at risk. Read more

 

McCarter announces safety grant for Cheltenham Township

(Jun 11, 2020)

The stated goal of the PCCD is to improve justice systems, make crime victims’ lives more livable, and communities safer. Read more

 

Be aware of unemployment fraud

(Jun 08, 2020)

I wanted to alert you to recent fraudulent activity linked to the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. Read more

 

June 5 COVID-19 Update: Montgomery County moves to Yellow Phase

(Jun 05, 2020)

I’m happy to report that thanks to your sacrifices and efforts flattening the curve in Montgomery County, Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed amended yellow-phase orders placing Montco into the yellow phase. Read more

 

We deserve better than commissioner’s incendiary declaration

(Jun 03, 2020)

“We need leaders who understand that the murder of George Floyd is a cathartic moment in American history that should be acted upon immediately by leaders that envision a better world without division and hate. Commissioner Gale has sadly failed his most important test and should resign immediately.” Read more

 

Cheltenham establishes curfew 8 p.m., June 1 until 6 a.m., June 2; Montgomery County voters have until June 9 to return mail-in ballots

(Jun 01, 2020)

Cheltenham establishes curfew 8 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. tomorrow, June 2; Mail-in ballot deadline extended to June 9 Read more

 

May 29 COVID-19 Update: Continuing to protect ourselves and our community

(May 29, 2020)

This week, we passed a grim milestone: The number of people in the United States who have died from COVID-19 surpassed 100,000. These people are not merely numbers — they are our family, our friends, our neighbors and our doctors and nurses. But the magnitude should serve as a reminder of the acute cost of this terrible virus — and of the continuing need to protect ourselves and our community. Read more

 

May 22 COVID-19 update: Sacrifices worth honoring

(May 22, 2020)

Although the calendar has seemed to move reluctantly these last two months, move it has. And this Monday is Memorial Day. It is a time to remember and to honor the people who died while serving in our armed forces — people who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and for all of us who enjoy the freedoms afforded us here in “the home of the brave.” Read more

 

May 15 COVID-19 update: Promising signs as we fight through this crisis

(May 15, 2020)

There are all wonderfully promising signs, improvements that were hard-fought and that we as Pennsylvanians should celebrate. Yet we cannot lose sight of the fact that COVID-19 still remains a powerful presence in our lives and, especially, the lives of our doctors, nurses and healthcare providers. Read more

 

May 8 COVID-19 update: Opportunities to make improvements for our commonwealth

(May 08, 2020)

What can we do while we’re at home so that we emerge from our isolation to a better world than we had before the pandemic shuttered our public lives? This is the question I and my fellow Montgomery County legislators ask ourselves as we caucus by videoconference and phone. It is the driving force behind of my staff’s work during this time of so much struggle. Read more

 

MAY 1 COVID-19 update: Incremental reopening process will soon begin

(May 01, 2020)

Here in Montgomery County and the collar counties of Philadelphia, where hundreds of new positive cases of COVID-19 continue to be announced every day, we need to continue to do the only thing that scientists can say with absolute assurance works: Keep social distancing. Keep washing our hands. Keep wearing masks. Keep playing it safe. Read more

 

April 24COVID-19 update: Slow but steady wins the race

(Apr 24, 2020)

It’s been seven weeks since the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Pennsylvania, and six weeks — or is it a lifetime? — since we in Montgomery County have been sheltering in place. During that time, we have all worked mightily to flatten the curve in Pennsylvania, and we have succeeded in stopping the virus’ most insistent spread. Read more

 

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

(Apr 22, 2020)

While much progress has been made over the past 50 years, we are still working to protect the same core principles the first Earth Day promoted: clean air, clean water and clean land. Read more

 

July 10 update: Thankful for First Responders, and More Help from the Montco Small Business Grant Program
1 day ago

July 9 Update: In-person appointments resuming next week at my district office
Jul 09, 2020

July 2 update: Masks are now mandatory
Jul 02, 2020

Unemployment compensation benefits extended 13 weeks
Jun 30, 2020

June 26 update: As we move to green, funding is soon available for local businesses hurt by COVID-19
Jun 26, 2020

Small Business Assistance grants available
Jun 25, 2020

June 19 update: Celebrate freedom on Juneteenth
Jun 18, 2020

June 12 COVID-19 Update: Thankful for measured leadership and small business grants
Jun 12, 2020

McCarter announces safety grant for Cheltenham Township
Jun 11, 2020

Be aware of unemployment fraud
Jun 08, 2020

June 5 COVID-19 Update: Montgomery County moves to Yellow Phase
Jun 05, 2020

We deserve better than commissioner’s incendiary declaration
Jun 03, 2020

Cheltenham establishes curfew 8 p.m., June 1 until 6 a.m., June 2; Montgomery County voters have until June 9 to return mail-in ballots
Jun 01, 2020

May 29 COVID-19 Update: Continuing to protect ourselves and our community
May 29, 2020

May 22 COVID-19 update: Sacrifices worth honoring
May 22, 2020

May 15 COVID-19 update: Promising signs as we fight through this crisis
May 15, 2020

May 8 COVID-19 update: Opportunities to make improvements for our commonwealth
May 08, 2020

MAY 1 COVID-19 update: Incremental reopening process will soon begin
May 01, 2020

April 24COVID-19 update: Slow but steady wins the race
Apr 24, 2020

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary
Apr 22, 2020