2023 Fall Newsletter

(Oct 18, 2023)

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Email Update: October 16

(Oct 16, 2023)

This week I spoke with members of the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association about the PA House's recent actions on a responsible tax cut plan that supports working families, businesses and communities. This $1 billion tax cut plan, which passed the House last week, will make Pennsylvania more competitive and prosperous while strengthening our workforce by including earned income tax credits for working families and a dependent care tax credit to make childcare more affordable. Read more

 

Email Update: October 6

(Oct 06, 2023)

The Phillies are back in the playoffs and the Bradfords are thrilled for another Red October! I hope everyone enjoys another exciting run toward the World Series. Go Phils!Playoff hopes aside, October is another busy month and we have several community events coming up. I'm looking forward to seeing our neighbors at my upcoming Fall Fest and Senior Fair. More details are below. Read more

 

Email Update: September 29

(Sep 29, 2023)

I joined my House and Senate colleagues to play in the Capitol All-Stars Softball Game this week, an annual bi-partisan charitable game to raise money for the fight against hunger. It was east vs west -- Youse vs Yinz -- playing under the lights of FNB Field in Harrisburg, and Youse took home the title again this year. Now in its 11th year, the annual event has raised nearly $450,000 for Hunger-Free Pennsylvania and Feeding Pennsylvania, which are helping fight hunger in every community, including ours! Read more

 

Email Update: September 22

(Sep 22, 2023)

I was honored to participate in a POW/MIA Flag Raising Ceremony at Skyview Upper Elementary School. The flag will fly at all Methacton School District schools. The POW/MIA Flag states "You are not forgotten." It is a powerful reminder of the heroes who defended our freedom but have not returned home. An estimated 80,000 service members remain missing. Learn more about the POW/MIA Flag from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Our office can provide POW/MIA, Pennsylvanian and American flags. Please contact my office for more information. Read more

 

Email Update: September 15

(Sep 18, 2023)

Thank you to everyone who came to our Family Fair this week! It was wonderful to see so many families and neighbors enjoy an evening at the Elmwood Park Zoo and access important resources from our 70+ vendors. I also want to thank Elmwood Park Zoo for being such a gracious host and our many vendors who provided a wealth of state and local resources to keep our neighbors informed. I also appreciate Phillies Community Ambassador and 1993 National League Champion Milt Thompson for being generous with his time and for taking photos and signing autographs. Read more

 

Email Update: September 8

(Sep 08, 2023)

I joined Gov. Josh Shapiro, my House colleagues and union workers at the Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade to celebrate the immeasurable contributions of the labor movement. I’m grateful for all of those who fought - and continue to fight - to protect and invest in our workers! Read more

 

Email Update: September 1

(Sep 01, 2023)

Happy Labor Day Weekend! While we tend to look at this holiday as a symbolic end of summer, Labor Day is an important reminder of the generations of workers who fought to ensure a 40-hour work week, safer working conditions, paid time off, health benefits, the right to organize and form a union, and more. Read more

 

Email Update: August 28

(Aug 28, 2023)

STAY INFORMED HOW I VOTED CONTACT ME Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTubeDear Neighbor,Students, teachers and staff at Methacton, Norristown Area, Perkiomen Valley, and Wissahickon school districts are headed back to the classroom for another year of learning and growing. Our kids are excited to meet their new teachers, see their friends and start another great year! Read more

 

Email Update: August 18

(Aug 18, 2023)

You and your family are invited to attend my annual Family Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown. We'll have resource tables from state and local organizations sharing important information about services for children and families. We'll also have fun activities, free food, mascots, zoo animals and more. Read more

 

Email Update: August 11

(Aug 11, 2023)

A month after the House and Senate approved the state budget, the Senate has finally taken the last administrative step of signing the document and sending it to Governor Shapiro for his signature. The governor signed the bill while vetoing an unagreed to private school voucher program. Now, our public schools, county human services, and other critical programs will receive critical state funding to operate without interruption. Read more

 

Email Update: August 4

(Aug 03, 2023)

School may be out for the summer, but Norristown Area School District continues to support students in need of nutritious meals. Rep. Greg Scott and I recently stopped by their weekly meal kit distribution. Thank you, Superintendent Chris Dormer, for the invite! Rep. Scott and I were happy to support the program with $150,000 in funding to ensure that students have access to good nutrition through the summer. Read more

 

House Majority Leadership joins community to sound education SOS in Philadelphia

(Jul 31, 2023)

“This is not a Republican issue or a Democratic issue, and it is not a city issue or a rural issue – it’s a Pennsylvania issue,” Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, said. “Equitably funding schools is about investing in Pennsylvania’s future and ensuring that every student regardless of the neighborhood they live in has the tools to thrive academically, socially, and civically. Our state’s future starts now, and it’s time to equitably and adequately fund our public schools.” Read more

 

Email Update: July 28

(Jul 28, 2023)

Our communities thrive because we have so many great services. I'm always appreciative of our first responders, many of whom volunteer their time to put their lives on the line when there is a fire emergency. That is why it's important that we all support our local first responders, including our volunteer-led fire departments. I recently visited Norriton Fire Engine Company to check out their new electronic sign. We are so appreciative of their service to our community. And the sign looks great! I was happy to help secure funding for the signage. Read more

 

Email Update: July 21

(Jul 21, 2023)

Thank you to everyone who came out to last Saturday's free document shredding event, co-hosted by Rep. Joe Webster and me. We were both pleased to help our neighbors protect their identity by safely disposing of sensitive and unwanted documents. We even had a little excitement at our event, and we want to extend a big thank you to the Jefferson Fire Company No. 1 who quickly helped us when one of the trucks overheated! Read more

 

Email Update: July 14

(Jul 14, 2023)

I always enjoy hearing directly from our neighbors on the issues you care about. As part of my ongoing efforts to connect with our neighbors ages 55 and older, I am holding a complimentary breakfast in our communities in the coming weeks. It’s a great opportunity for our 55+ neighbors to express concerns and discuss issues that are important to our community. Read more

 

Email Update: July 10

(Jul 10, 2023)

I hope you’re having a great summer. I always enjoy participating in community events with our neighbors and the Skippack Village 4th of July Parade is one of my favorite annual traditions! My family, my staff and I had a blast seeing everyone along the parade route. Hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day. Read more

 

Email Update: July 3

(Jul 03, 2023)

School may be out for summer, but college students across our area are getting to work at summer internships. We’re fortunate to have four interns this summer. They are learning all about state government and public service working in my district offices. You may have even met with or spoken with them! Read more

 

House Democrats’ aggressive bipartisan agenda results in passage of more than 100 bills to date this year

(Jun 26, 2023)

Harrisburg, June 26 – Just six months into the 2023-24 legislative session, Pennsylvania House Democrats are delivering on their promise to prioritize the issues Pennsylvanians care about by passing more than 100 bills focusing on a variety of critical issues that will improve lives for Pennsylvanians. “I’m proud that House Democrats are continuing to advance a people-first agenda,” Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, said. “In just the past few weeks our caucus has advanced measures that would make more seniors eligible for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, plus increase their rebates. We passed an expanded Child and Dependent Care Enhancement Tax Credit -- because when families can afford childcare, more Pennsylvanians can work. We passed tax credits for people in some of the commonwealth’s most in-demand and understaffed professions like nurses, teachers and police. We’re helping all Pennsylvanians save for retirement using our Keystone Saves Program. And we advanced a long-overdue boost in the state minimum wage, which lags every surrounding state and has kept too many Pennsylvanians in poverty.” “After a dozen years of inaction on issues that Pennsylvanians truly care about, we have put forth a diverse, aggressive and bipartisan agenda that will ensure Pennsylvania is a better place to live, learn and work,” said House Majority Leader Matt Bradford, D-Montgomery. “Our Read more

 

Email Update: June 23

(Jun 23, 2023)

This week the House of Representatives took a major step to address Pennsylvania’s embarrassingly low $7.25 minimum wage by passing a plan with bipartisan support to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026, an annual cost of living increase starting in 2027, and increase tipped minimum wage to 60% of the hourly minimum wage to support our restaurant workers. This will lift up hundreds of thousands of workers across Pennsylvania. Too many Pennsylvanians haven’t had a raise in 15 years, meanwhile the price of everyday household items has soared. The time has come to boost the minimum wage for working families. Read more