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Help those less fortunate with Rep. McCarter's food and toy drive

(Nov 04, 2016)

It's important to remember that there are those in our community who still struggle to put food on the table and provide gifts for their children during the holiday season. Find out how you can help. Read more

 

McCarter: Escalating opioid crisis must be dealt with

(Sep 28, 2016)

State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, issued the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf addressed a joint session of the General Assembly on Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic: "We are in the grip of an escalating crisis in Pennsylvania. Last year, nearly 3,400 drug-related overdose deaths were reported in the Commonwealth—an increase of nearly 25 percent from just the previous year. Heroin and opioid addiction and overdose are now the leading cause of accidental death in Pennsylvania, surpassing even motor vehicle accidents. Read more

 

McCarter Working on Infrastructure Solutions

(Sep 15, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Steve McCarter hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee for a public hearing on the growing problems of our crumbling water and sewer infrastructure. McCarter says this is a local and national issue plaguing many municipalities with everything from deteriorating water and sewer pipes to crumbling bridges and roadways with difficult long-term solutions. Read more

 

McCarter chairs Policy Committee hearing on infrastructure issues

(Sep 15, 2016)

State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at Curtis Hall to discuss national and statewide infrastructure issues, including water and sewer infrastructure needs in Montgomery County. Read more

 

McCarter: Curry bridge dedication cements his legacy in our community

(Aug 31, 2016)

State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, was joined by an abundance of community members and local, state and federal elected officials today in designating the bridge at the Jenkintown-Wyncote Train Station the Honorable Lawrence H. Curry Bridge in honor of former state Rep. Larry Curry, who served the 154th Legislative District with intelligence and equanimity for 20 years until his retirement in 2012. Read more

 

Richards, McCarter and others to dedicate bridge to Lawrence Curry

(Aug 17, 2016)

State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, announced today that he will be joined by multiple local, state and federal officials at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Jenkintown-Wyncote Train Station to dedicate the Greenwood Avenue Bridge, which connects Cheltenham and Jenkintown, as the Honorable Lawrence H. Curry Bridge. The bridge dedication was made official by an act of the legislature and the approval of Gov. Tom Wolf. Read more

 

McCarter announces over $150,000 in fire department and EMS grants

(Apr 20, 2016)

State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, announced today that 12 local fire and EMS companies are receiving over $150,000 in state grants. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Jobs and Clean Energy: What's Next?

(Apr 11, 2016)

The Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing in Harrisburg to learn more about clean energy in the Commonwealth, the growing role it plays in keeping the lights on and how to stimulate job growth along with it. Read more

 

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