Find out what your friends & neighbors had to say at my latest Telephone Town Hall

(May 17, 2024)

The issues that matter to you, your family, and our communities. Read more

 

Email Update: May 16

(May 16, 2024)

I’m hosting a telephone town hall for our neighbors TONIGHT from 6-7 p.m. Participating is easy – I’ll call you, and all you need to do is answer the phone! Participants can stay on the line to hear about important issues I’m working on to help our neighbors, as well as ask questions or let me know what’s happening in our neighborhood – all from the convenience of home. Read more

 

Email Update: May 10

(May 10, 2024)

Good news! Our local schools have been awarded more than $1.38 million in funding to support their ongoing safety and security efforts as well as school-based mental health and behavioral health resources for students. Ensuring that our children are learning in a safe, supportive setting is critical to their educational success, and I’m grateful that this state funding will help our schools in their efforts to provide a positive learning environment. Read more

 

Email Update: April 19

(Apr 19, 2024)

I recently joined Skippack Township officials to celebrate the township’s award of $182,190 in state funding. This grant will be used to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Cross Road and Spencer Drive. It’s a great investment in our community! I’m grateful that the state is supporting important projects like this one, which will make Skippack Township a better place. Read more

 

Email Update: April 11

(Apr 11, 2024)

Right now in Pennsylvania, it’s unlawful to text and drive. This week, my colleagues and I in the House took a significant step to strengthen that law to include using an interactive mobile device while driving. You can still take a call (using hands-free technology), navigate your travel with GPS, listen to music and even use your device in an emergency. But no one should be doing anything that takes their focus off the task at hand – driving. Read more

 

Email Update: April 5

(Apr 05, 2024)

Get your spring cleaning started and safely recycle your unwanted electronics at a free Electronics Recycling Event that I'm hosting with Rep. Liz Hanbidge this Saturday, April 6 from 9 – 11 a.m. at Montgomery County Community College, 340 Dekalb Pike, Lot 1D (enter off of Cathcart Road), Blue Bell. Read more

 

Email Update: March 28

(Mar 28, 2024)

Spring is in the air and that means there are plenty of events and activities to enjoy in our community. My staff and I aren’t just available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. We’re out and about participating in local events, talking with our neighbors and sharing all the good programs and services that we can provide. Read more

 

Email Update: March 22

(Mar 22, 2024)

The Pennsylvania House approved a $282 million increase to support public transit systems across the state – investments that align with Gov. Shapiro's state budget plan. In our region, SEPTA would get a $182.7 million increase to help address their immediate financial needs and improve service for our communities. Read more

 

Reps. Bradford and Scott announce $1.8 million awarded to Norristown School District

(Mar 15, 2024)

NORRISTOWN, March 15 – State Reps. Matt Bradford and Greg Scott today announced that Norristown Area School District was awarded $1.8 million to support the district’s efforts to create a safe and healthy learning environment for students. This funding, part of $39 million that was awarded to 36 school entities across Pennsylvania, was awarded through the federal Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Stronger Connections Grant. Norristown Area School District can use the funding to promote the social, emotional, physical, and mental well-being of students and staff; address family and community engagement; and promote equitable and inclusive policies and practices. “Students deserve to learn and grow in a school setting that is safe, supportive and inclusive,” said Bradford. “This funding will give Norristown Area School District added resources to ensure that students can focus on learning and teachers and staff can focus on educating and fostering a positive learning environment. I’m grateful to the Biden administration for this federal support and to the Shapiro administration for distributing this important funding.” “Creating safe, healthy environments for kids is key to their success, both academically and personally. This funding will enable us to implement crucial measures that will ensure our children can thrive in an environment free from harm or danger. Our commitment to their safety is Read more

 

Email Update: March 15

(Mar 15, 2024)

I joined Variety to celebrate the official ribbon cutting of their newly constructed 3,000-square-foot multi-purpose cabin. I also got an update on Variety’s plans to renovate their gym and all-abilities athletic field. I’m so happy to have helped secure critical state funding for these projects, which will allow Variety to continue to serve our community and provide incredible programs and activities for children and adults with special needs! Read more

 

House Democratic Leadership Praises Gov. Shapiro’s Leadership on Clean Energy

(Mar 13, 2024)

“Tackling the growing climate crisis demands a comprehensive approach – one that balances protecting our environment, strengthening our economy and cutting costs for families. Governor Shapiro recognizes that Pennsylvania can and should be a clean energy leader, and House Democrats commend him on his leadership and for prioritizing this critical issue. Read more

 

Email Update: March 11

(Mar 11, 2024)

I want to thank all of our neighbors who dropped off toddler-sized clothing and winter coats at my offices last month. We collected much-needed items to help toddlers and families in need. We dropped off the donations this week at Mitzvah Circle, which does incredible work in our community. I'm always moved - but never surprised - by the generosity of our neighbors! Read more

 

PA 529 College and Career Savings Webinar

(Mar 05, 2024)

State Rep. Matt Bradford and the PA Treasurer Stacy Garrity invite you to a PA 529 College and Career Savings Webinar. Read more

 

Email Update: March 1

(Mar 01, 2024)

House Speaker Joanna McClinton and I recently met with students in the Public Policy Paths class at our alma mater Villanova University. We had a great discussion about leadership, getting involved in the community and what’s going on in the state legislature. I always enjoy returning to Villanova to have these discussions with our future leaders, and I appreciated the warm welcome from the class and their professor Hally Ammons. Read more

 

Email Update: February 16

(Feb 16, 2024)

The application for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is now open, and this year, more of our neighbors will see relief from this program. The maximum rebate amount has increased this year from $650 to $1,000, and the income limit has increased to $45,000 for both homeowners and renters. This means an additional 5,000 Montgomery County homeowners and renters will qualify under these new income limits! Read more

 

Email Update: February 13

(Feb 13, 2024)

Last week, Governor Josh Shapiro unveiled his 2024-25 budget proposal. This plan makes key investments without raising taxes or diminishing our state’s healthy surpluses. The governor’s plan builds on last year’s historic investments in education to propose a historic $1.1 billion increase in public education. It also includes savings to school districts through a cyber charter school reform plan to better align tuition with the actual costs of providing an online education. Locally, the proposed increases to our school districts include: Read more

 

2024 Winter/Spring Newsletter

(Feb 09, 2024)

Read my latest newsletter for more information on my work in Harrisburg and upcoming community events. Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders Praise Governor’s Budget Proposal

(Feb 06, 2024)

HARRISBURG, February 6 – Pennsylvania House Democratic Leaders today issued the following statement on Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024-25 state budget proposal, which makes important investments in education, jobs and communities, creating new opportunities for strengthening Pennsylvania without raising taxes: “Governor Shapiro laid out a comprehensive proposal that builds on last year’s historic investments in education while recognizing the important work of the Basic Education Funding Commission. House Democrats remain committed to fulfilling our constitutional and moral obligation to fund our public schools to ensure that every child, regardless of their ZIP code, has access to a quality public education. We look forward to working with the governor and our colleagues to deliver on that obligation. “As our economy continues to strengthen, this is a critical moment in time to invest in our workforce and economy. Governor Shapiro’s proposal prioritizes investments that will attract and retain businesses while growing our workforce. “We’re very encouraged that this plan makes key investments without raising taxes or diminishing our healthy surpluses. “To be clear, House Democrats insist that we fulfill our constitutional and moral obligation to fund our public schools; that we do more to invest in our colleges and universities; that we make smart investments to attract and retain businesses Read more

 

Email Update: February 5

(Feb 05, 2024)

The application for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is now open. This program provides real relief to thousands of Montgomery County homeowners and renters. This year, more of our neighbors will see relief from this program. The maximum rebate amount has increased this year from $650 to $1,000, and the income limit has increased to $45,000 for both homeowners and renters. This means an additional 5,000 Montgomery County homeowners and renters will qualify under these new income limits! Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders Commend Governor Shapiro's Plan to Strengthen Our Workforce and Economy

(Jan 30, 2024)

Pennsylvania House Democratic Leaders' statement on Gov. Josh Shapiro’s comprehensive economic development plan for Pennsylvania: Read more