COVID-19 support for PA business

(Apr 03, 2020)

A collection of information and links to assist local businesses during this COVID-19 crisis. Read more


April 3 COVID-19 update: Gov. Wolf calls for universal masking

(Apr 03, 2020)

Hopefully, the links will provide you with information, answers and even a little peace of mind. Read more


The Best Laid Earth Day Plans…

(Apr 02, 2020)

Has anyone else been struck by the fact that there are parallels between humankind’s initial response to COVID-19 and our acceptance of climate change? Read more


Options for ordering your groceries online

(Mar 31, 2020)

For those interested in skipping the in-store experience, here are several options for ordering your groceries online. Read more


March 27 COVID-19 update: Latest links and resources

(Mar 27, 2020)

It has been 21 days — three weeks — since the first positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Pennsylvania, and the number of positive cases of COVID-19 is still climbing here in Montgomery County, very likely as a result of increased testing. Read more


Community Food Cupboards: What you need to know

(Mar 26, 2020)

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to tighten its grip on the nation, I am increasingly worried about food insecurity gripping our community as well. My office has reached out to local food cupboards with whom we work frequently to inquire about their donation and distribution hours and procedures. Read more


COVID-19 update: Latest links and resources

(Mar 20, 2020)

Tomorrow marks two weeks since we received the first reports of COVID-19 in Montgomery County. It feels like a lifetime. The flood of information has been relentless. Read more


Food bank donation and distribution

(Mar 19, 2020)

My office reached out to local food cupboards with whom we work frequently. Here are three that could use your help to help others. Read more


Latest statewide news and resources regarding COVID-19

(Mar 17, 2020)

With so much information being shared and distributed about the COVID-19 coronavirus, I will do my best to round up some of that key information and share it with you. Read more


Latest updates on COVID-19: Wolf orders statewide shutdown

(Mar 16, 2020)

This is similar to statewide shutdowns recently announced in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Ohio, among others. Wolf said he has no plans to involve the PA National Guard to enforce the shutdown. Read more


NO In-Office Hours for the Next 2 Weeks

(Mar 12, 2020)

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 within Montgomery County and to keep Montgomery County residents safe, Gov. Wolf, in consultation with Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh, has decided to close all schools, daycares, community centers, gyms and state offices in Montgomery County starting tomorrow — Friday, March 13th — for the next two weeks. My district office will be closed to foot traffic as well. Read more


McCarter announces more than $240K in safety grants for area nonprofits

(Mar 12, 2020)

“I do not need reminding, nor should any Pennsylvanian, 11 people were killed, seven people were injured and an entire community was rocked when a gunman terrorized morning Shabbat services at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue in the fall of 2018,” McCarter said. “Increasingly, we live in a time when places of worship need protection. I am very pleased that several in my own community were awarded funds to help their employees and their congregants — our friends and our neighbors — feel more secure.” Read more


Coronavirus/COVID-19 case ID'd in Cheltenham

(Mar 10, 2020)

This afternoon, Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh, M.D., confirmed the first presumptive positive case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our immediate community. Read more


Coronavirus ID’d in Pennsylvania

(Mar 06, 2020)

This morning, Governor Tom Wolf confirmed the first two presumptive positive cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania. Read more


McCarter questions cyber charter reimbursement

(Mar 04, 2020)

Watch a budget hearing back-and-forth between PA state Rep. Steve McCarter and PA Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera about the role of Rivera’s department in overseeing cyber charter school tuition reimbursements when the cost of educating a cyber charter student (an amount the local school district and taxpayers are required to pick up) is greatly inflated by the cyber charter. Read more


Electronics Recycling in Mt. Airy on March 21

(Mar 02, 2020)

Anything that turns on and off will be accepted for environmentally responsible recycling. Batteries are also accepted; lightbulbs are not. Read more


McCarter champions science in Glenside

(Feb 28, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter speaks about the importance of science at an e (as in environmental)-meet and greet hosted by Conservation Voters of PA and other local green groups in Glenside, Pa. Read more


Budget Hearings in Harrisburg

(Feb 28, 2020)

This is budget season in the Capitol, and as a member of the Appropriations Committee, I have been privy to many hours of testimony from the state’s agencies concerning their funding needs and desires. Read more


The Latest on COVID-19 — What You Need to Know

(Feb 27, 2020)

Scientists continue to study COVID-19, the respiratory illness that was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, and is now a global concern. Read more


School safety grants awarded around Montgomery County

(Feb 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 26 – Montgomery County state representatives today announced school safety and security grants awarded to school districts throughout the county. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee awarded a total of $53.7 million in school safety grants. Montgomery County awards are as follows: Abington School District: $455,550 Agora Cyber Charter School: $143,226 Cheltenham Township School District: $45,000 Colonial School District: $45,000 Hatboro-Horsham School District: $45,000 Jenkintown School District: $30,000 Lower Merion School District: $45,000 Lower Moreland Township School District: $40,000 Methacton School District: $221,370 Norristown Area School District: $467,756 North Montco Technical Career Center: $150,000 North Penn School District: $45,000 Perkiomen Valley School District: $45,000 Pottsgrove School District: $40,000 Pottstown School District: $490,000 Souderton Area School District: $460,437 Springfield Township School District: $40,000 Spring-Ford Area School District: $45,000 Upper Dublin School District: $45,000 Upper Merion Area School District: $45,000 Upper Moreland School District: $40,000 Upper Perkiomen School District: $40,000 Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center: $72,994 Wissahickon School District: $45,000 Below are reactions from Democratic state Read more