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McCarter Honors Local Fallen Soldier

(Mar 15, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter honored the life and supreme sacrifice of Staff Sergeant Peter Taub, who was killed in action in Afghanistan. Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms available at my office

(Feb 15, 2016)

Forms for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2015 tax year are available at my district office – and my staff is ready to help you file yours for free ! The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded and the maximum standard rebate is $650. Claimants must reapply for rebates every year because they are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid each year. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of deceased claimants who lived at least one day in 2015 and meet all other eligibility criteria. The oft-extended deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2015 is June 30, 2016, and the rebates normally are distributed by the Deparment of Revenue beginning July 1. So, the sooner you file, the sooner you will receive your money. Read more

 

McCarter: Budget Path Taken Should Be Responsible; Signals "Give Some To Get Some" Approach

(Feb 10, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter is imploring his fellow members of the General Assembly to stop kicking the can down the road and show true leadership in passing a responsible state budget. 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

 

Budget bottleneck a disservice to Pennsylvania

(Feb 09, 2016)

State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, issued the following statement following Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2016-17 budget address today: "Unfortunately, today’s budget address comes at a time when we still are without a budget for the previous fiscal year. That is a disservice to all Pennsylvanians and shows a serious gap in leadership in state government. We now have two budgets on our plate and are stuck in a static position because some members of the General Assembly would rather put politics before people. 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

 

McCarter ready to return to Harrisburg after line-item veto of budget

(Dec 29, 2015)

State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, today echoed Gov. Tom Wolf’s call for the General Assembly to return to session, in light of the governor’s line-item veto of a $30.3 billion budget plan passed by the Senate last week. “The Republicans passed a fiscally irresponsible budget that increases the deficit and cuts education funding by $95 million,” McCarter said. “Governor Wolf’s line-item veto rejects the Republican’s education cuts and out-of-balance budget, while still directing emergency funding for key services.” Read more

 

McCarter: We're Ready to Work

(Dec 11, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter says that he and his 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

 

McCarter’s Office Ready to Serve You

(Dec 01, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter’s office at 115 E. Glenside Ave., Suite 8 in Glenside is open Monday through Friday, and his team of caring professionals is ready to do what it takes to cut the red tape and make state government work harder for you. Just stop by or give them a call at 215-572-5210 and find out how they can help you and your family. Read more

 

McCarter invites constituents to help local families through food, toy drives

(Nov 12, 2015)

State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, announced today his office will be participating in the local Toys for Tots program as well as sponsoring a food drive. “The holidays are a time to be thankful for everything we have, including time to spend with friends and family,” McCarter said. “However it’s important to remember that not everyone is as fortunate, and many people need just a little help to brighten their holidays. Donating an unwrapped toy or helping to put food on a struggling family’s table may seem like a small gesture, but it can really change a family’s holiday season.” Read more

 

McCarter Honors Harvey Crudup

(Oct 20, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter honors the life, memory, and service of Harvey Crudup - a former Philadelphia police officer, champion for youth development, leader and mentor in his community. Read more

 

McCarter: Make IRRC Processes Better

(Oct 20, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter speaks out against adding additional, cumbersome regulations to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) processes. Read more

 

McCarter: Budget Needs to Move Pa. Forward

(Oct 07, 2015)

Comparing the dimming of the lights in the House Chamber to the dimming of leadership in the General Assembly, Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter speaks in favor of restoring funding for education and lowering property taxes for Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

McCarter: Republicans continue never-ending budget gimmicks

(Sep 24, 2015)

State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, issued the following statement in response to the Republican attempt to pass a stopgap budget rather than negotiate a real budget with Democratic leadership and Gov. Tom Wolf: “Republican leadership again has called members of the House back to Harrisburg for another game of political showmanship. Pennsylvanians deserve a quality budget that funds our education system and human services, but instead all we get are half-measures and ploys that will only further exacerbate Pennsylvania’s deficit and provide no relief to our citizens. Read more

 

McCarter 3rd Annual Senior Fair

(Sep 14, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter hosted more than 90 vendors to his third annual Senior Fair to give the people of the 154th Legislative District access to the resources and information they need for state and local services. Read more

 

McCarter: Another stunt shows Republicans aren’t ready to negotiate

(Aug 25, 2015)

State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, released the following statement on the Republican attempt to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of H.B. 1192, the General Appropriations bill for the 2015-16 fiscal year: “Again during this budget season, the Republican leadership has chosen a stunt over real negotiations and a true attempt at compromise. We saw this in June and I hoped we wouldn’t see it again, but today they decided to waste taxpayer time and money in a game of political showmanship. Read more

 

McCarter: Wolf needs to veto pension bill

(Jul 08, 2015)

State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, released the following statement today calling on Gov. Tom Wolf to veto Senate Bill 1, which would overhaul the state pension system and is currently awaiting action on his desk: "Senate Bill 1, which was rushed through the legislature last week without proper hearings or debate, is a bad bill for Pennsylvania and necessitates Governor Wolf use his veto power to stop this flawed bill from becoming law. Read more

 

McCarter: We must do better for Pennsylvania

(Jul 01, 2015)

State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, issued the following statement after Governor Tom Wolf vetoed the 2015-2016 state budget: "Governor Wolf made the right decision in vetoing a smoke and mirrors budget that includes more one-time funding sources the likes of which we’ve been seeing for the past four years. The Republican leadership team did not confer with Democrats to craft this budget, but it certainly seems like they took a page out of former Governor Corbett’s playbook. Read more