Policy Committee explores benefits of clean-energy jobs in Pennsylvania

(Apr 11, 2016)

With testimony presented from multiple industry experts, the House Democratic Policy Committee today held a public hearing at the Capitol on the benefit Pennsylvania’s economy could see by implementing clean-energy jobs. Read more


McCarter: Wolf’s executive order shows need to move on LGBT discrimination bill

(Apr 07, 2016)

State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, issued the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf announced his executive order prohibiting discrimination by state contractors against people who are lesbian, gay bisexual or transgender: “I applaud Governor Tom Wolf for his decision to move forward and take positive action against sexual orientation and gender discrimination that is, frankly, an embarrassment to our state. By signing this executive order, Governor Wolf is attempting to lead from the front and set the right example that the legislature would be wise to follow. Read more


House Democratic Policy Committee to explore Clean-Energy Jobs Monday in Capitol

(Apr 06, 2016)

HARRISBURG, April 6 – House Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the committee will hold a public hearing hosted by state Reps. Steve McCarter, Mary Jo Daley and Leanne Krueger-Braneky on clean-energy jobs. The hearing will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 11 in the House Democratic Caucus Room, 418 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg. The current hearing agenda is: 10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 10:10 a.m. John Quigley , secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection 10:30 a.m. Panel One: Liz Robinson , executive director, Energy Coordinating Agency Ken MacDougal , director of business development, National Electrical Contractors Association – PA-DE-NJ Chapter Nancy Mifflin , Mid-Atlantic regional coordinator, American Association from Blacks in Energy Ron Celentano , president, Pennsylvania Solar Energy Industries Association 11:10 a.m. Panel Two: Kate Ringness , program manager, The American Jobs Project Eric Miller , policy counsel, Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance Khari Mosely , Pennsylvania regional programs manager, BlueGreen Alliance 11:40 a.m. Closing Remarks The hearing is open to the public and media coverage is invited. Read more


McCarter Fights for Lead-Free Water

(Mar 22, 2016)

In the wake of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter discusses the importance of new legislation aimed at protecting Pennsylvanians from potential lead contamination from aging paint and water pipes. Read more


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