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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: GOP Budget Doesn't Plan for the Future

(Aug 25, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter talks about his firm support for public education and human services and why he voted against the political gimmicks put forth by House Republicans. 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: Help All Pa. Students

(Jul 29, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter says it’s time to restore cuts to the public education system so that a child’s education no longer depends on their zip code. McCarter adds the GOP budget plan doesn’t go far enough in bringing back the teachers, staff, extracurricular programs, and classes cut by the previous administration. He warns that the crisis facing Philadelphia public schools could easily spread to the rest of the state, so the time is now to fix public education funding in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

McCarter 2nd Annual Senior Fair

(Jul 20, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter held a Senior Fair for senior citizens and their families to get information and help on senior living and giving back to the community. Read more

 

McCarter: Get Serious About Pa. Budget

(Jul 13, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter says the time is now to pass a state budget that addresses critical needs like education funding. He says the Republican proposal is a continuation of the gimmicks of the past four years, and doesn’t reflect the priorities of Pennsylvanians across the state. McCarter adds he will not support a budget that does not give our schools the resources they need, and a compromise must be reached in time for students to return to classrooms this fall. 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

 

McCarter: Protect Pa. Families

(Jun 30, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter speaks against the GOP pension plan that will devastate Pennsylvania public workers while not providing any relief to the state's pension problems. Read more

 

McCarter: Help All Pa. Students

(Jun 29, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter says it’s time to restore cuts to the public education system so that a child’s education no longer depends on their zip code. McCarter adds the GOP budget plan doesn’t go far enough in bringing back the teachers, staff, extracurricular programs, and classes cut by the previous administration. He warns that the crisis facing Philadelphia public schools could easily spread to the rest of the state, so the time is now to fix public education funding in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

McCarter Stands Up For Students and Homeowners

(Jun 27, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter voted “no” on a bad Pennsylvania budget that does nothing to help restore school funding cuts that have hurt students in our area and does nothing to reduce property taxes for homeowners. Read more

 

McCarter Stands Up Against Theatrics

(Jun 27, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter explains how the Republican chairman of the State Government Committee tried to sneak through an 11-page amendment to a pension bill without allowing members even the time to read it, and how the chairman refused to allow any debate or questions. Read more

 

McCarter slams Republican budget as more gimmicks over governing

(Jun 27, 2015)

Calling the Republican budget proposal more of the same smoke and mirrors seen under former Gov. Corbett, state Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, voted against the budget and vowed to fight for real education funding. "For the fifth year in a row, House Republicans have offered a budget that uses smoke and mirrors and slight-of-hand tricks to appear balanced, when in fact it is far from it," McCarter said. "This budget does nothing to fix the structural deficit while actually increasing it for next year and is more of the same kicking the can down the road that we’ve seen before. Read more

 

McCarter: Court Ruling Keeps Equality Fight Going

(Jun 26, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter talks about how the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality is another step in the journey towards bringing true equality to lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender persons. McCarter continues to fight for LGBT non-discrimination legislation in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

McCarter hails Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality

(Jun 26, 2015)

Calling the ruling a historic victory for equality, state Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, praised today’s Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality while saying there is still work to be done in Pennsylvania. “The Supreme Court has recognized that it is time marriage equality became law across the land,” McCarter said. “Our citizens deserve to enjoy the same rights as their neighbors and friends, and today’s ruling provides LGBT citizens the ability to do so. This is a reason to celebrate, however we are still not done fighting inequality in Pennsylvania. Read more