Policy hearing identifies problems and solutions of stormwater management

(2 hours ago)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing Monday in Montgomery County to discuss stormwater management and the impact it has on community infrastructure. Read more

 

Webster introduces legislation aimed at strengthening school boards

(Sep 22, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 22 – State Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, is introducing a package of legislation that would ensure school board members continue to expand their capacity to meet the needs of students across Pennsylvania. Webster’s first bill would increase the number of required training hours for new school board members, from five to 14. Training for reelected school board members, moreover, would be increased from three hours per term to four. The training would include topics such as instruction, fiscal management and operations. “The better informed our school board members are in their decision making,” Webster said, “the more they can ensure our schools are providing the best education possible – while being fiscally sound.” Webster also is introducing a bill that would allow school board members to enroll tuition-free at any institution within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in specified courses that have a connection to their role and responsibilities as school board members. “It is important that we give school board members the ability to learn and refine the required skills of their role,” Webster said. The final bill among the three-bill package would allow school board members to be compensated for their work, subject to the approval of the board itself. Per the bill, any salary approved by the school board would be equal to the compensation limits for an individual locally Read more

 

Webster commends $63,000 grant to improve accessibility of Collegeville Community Park

(Sep 20, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 20 – State Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, today announced the awarding of $63,000 in Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program funding to enhance accessibility at the Collegeville Community Park. According to Webster, the funding was made available through the Commonwealth Financing Authority and wi ll be used to offset the cost of adding an accessible walkway to the basketball and hockey courts, while also repairing and resurfacing the courts in an effort to make them safer. “These improvements to Collegeville Community Park will ensure that it is accessible for all residents, so that everyone can enjoy all that it has to offer,” Webster said. “I'm proud to support Collegeville Borough's commitment to outdoor recreation and shared community space. “I applaud this funding and look forward to seeing these envisioned projects become a reality,” he added. Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program funds can be used to develop, rehabilitate and improve public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails and river conservation. For questions, call Webster’s office at 484-200-8263 or email RepWebster@pahouse.net . Read more

 

September 14 Update: Stream Clean Up & Health Walk

(Sep 14, 2022)

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August 31 Update: Clean Up & Stream Study

(Aug 31, 2022)

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August 25 Update:

(Aug 25, 2022)

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Ciresi, Webster introduce legislation to designate a part of Trappe’s Main Street in honor of State Trooper Branden T. Sisca

(Aug 24, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 24 – State Reps. Joe Ciresi and Joe Webster, both D-Montgomery County, have introduced legislation to rename a portion of State Route 4031 in Trappe Borough in honor of Branden T. Sisca, a Trappe resident and one of two troopers struck and killed by a drunk driver earlier this year. House Bill 2786 would designate part of the route – also known as Main Street – as the Trooper Branden T. Sisca Memorial Highway. Sisca, 29, and another trooper, Martin F. Mack III, were on duty when they were struck and killed by a drunk driver along a section of Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. Trooper Sisca served on the Pennsylvania State Police for 13 months. The governor ordered all flags flown at half-staff in honor of both Sisca and Mack. “The death of State Trooper Branden T. Sisca was a terrible loss for the Trappe community and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” Ciresi said. “As both a volunteer firefighter and a state trooper, Trooper Sisca dedicated his life to protecting Pennsylvanians, some he had known all his life, others strangers. To both, his commitment was total. We’ve chosen to rename the section of Main Street after him because it would be close to the Trappe Fire Company where he volunteered for close to half of his life, and this designation would serve as a reminder of his selfless service and sacrifice.” Born in Norristown on June 23, 1992, State Trooper Sisca and his family were residents of Read more

 

Fall 2022 Newsletter

(Aug 23, 2022)

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Summer Food Drive Update

(Jul 27, 2022)

Summer Food Drive Update Read more

 

July 22 Update: Touring West Norriton Veteran Affairs Clinic

(Jul 22, 2022)

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PA Budget Update

(Jul 13, 2022)

PA Budget Update Read more

 

Reaction to Overturning of Roe v. Wade

(Jun 30, 2022)

Reaction to Overturning Roe v. Wade Read more

 

June 22 Update

(Jun 22, 2022)

June 22 Update Read more

 

Webster secures additional $1 million for two local projects

(Jun 22, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 22 – State Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, today announced the awarding of an additional $1 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding earmarked for two rehabilitative projects in the area. Of that funding, $500,000 was awarded to continue the upgrades at the Jeffersonville Golf Club and another $500,000 will be utilized for improvements to East Main Street in Collegeville. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. “I am happy to see the Jeffersonville Golf Club awarded another $500,000 to construct their new clubhouse,” Webster said. “This latest round of awards puts the total amount invested in the redesign of the Jeffersonville Golf Club well over $3 million. Community investments like this create flourishing local economies that see compounding benefits year after year.” The project is geared toward the construction of a new clubhouse building, which will include a restaurant and a banquet facility to be utilized by the community’s residents. In addition, a pro shop, golf simulators, and storage space for equipment will be included in the construction. The Collegeville rehabilitation is a collaborative effort, focusing on revitalizing Main Street with a more accessible Read more

 

Juneteenth & Update from Harrisburg

(Jun 15, 2022)

Juneteenth & Update from Harrisburg Read more

 

June 9 Update: Roe v. Wade

(Jun 09, 2022)

June 9 Update Read more

 

Montgomery County organizations awarded $494K in state grants

(Jun 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 8 – State Reps. Joe Ciresi, Liz Hanbidge and Joe Webster, all D-Montgomery, today announced that three local children and youth welfare organizations would be receiving $494,102 in state grants to support substance use treatment services and education programs and child abuse victims’ programs in Montgomery County from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The state representatives all expressed how meaningful these funds would be in improving lives in vulnerable or critical situations in the county. “There are many people who are struggling here in Montgomery County -- who desperately need assistance -- and thanks to this funding to these amazing organizations, will get the help they deserve,” Ciresi said. “No one is more vulnerable than a child, and so I am very glad that the Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County has received $199,836 to expand its trauma therapy services and implement a new telehealth trauma therapy program to support underserved victims of child abuse in Montgomery County.” “Addressing the root cause of substance abuse and trauma through comprehensive, evidence-based therapy results in more lives being restored and more success stories being written,” Hanbidge said. “These grant dollars will be earmarked toward ensuring those who need assistance are able to get the high-quality, timely help they Read more

 

June 2 Update: Gun Violence Solutions

(Jun 02, 2022)

June 2 Update: Gun Violence Solutions Read more

 

Webster: Public Safety Over Mass Murder

(May 26, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Webster is asking for compassion from his colleagues across the aisle. As a military veteran, he has seen the devastation and destruction that assault weapons can cause. Read more