Briggs urges non-essential businesses to heed guidance from state

(Mar 16, 2020)

State Rep. Tim Briggs urged area businesses to review guidance issued by state officials and thanked those non-essential businesses that have heeded Gov. Tom Wolf’s request to temporarily close. Read more


Coronavirus information and resources

(Mar 13, 2020)

COVID_19 vaccine information Montgomery County COVID-19 vaccine information page Office information: As we work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, my office remains accessible through phone and email. If you need assistance, please call 610-768-3135 and leave a message and we will get back to you. The current advice from experts for prevention and spread of the coronavirus is: Wash your hands often, avoid touching your face, practice social distancing, and stay home if you are sick. Listen to the experts. Thank you for practicing healthy habits and treating each other with respect. Together, we will get through this public health emergency. Health Resources: For the latest information on COVID-19, please find resource pages below from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and from Montgomery County. Both have the latest updates as well as precautionary information, including prevention and preparation resources. Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 page Montgomery County COVID-19 page State Guide to COVID-19: Click here for the state’s guide to COVID-19 resources. The guide is updated often and contains: Vaccine information Testing information Masking guidance Information on unemployment compensation, food assistance and more individual resources Assistance and guidance for businesses Read more


Briggs announces state security grants for local nonprofits serving the Jewish community

(Mar 11, 2020)

KING OF PRUSSIA, March 11 – State Rep. Tim Briggs announced that state grants to support safety and security were awarded to four local nonprofits that serve the Jewish community. The grants, through the Nonprofit Security Grant program established by Act 83 of 2019, were approved today by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Organizations in the 149 th Legislative District were awarded grants as follows: Congregation Beth Hamedrosh - $24,504 Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School - $150,000 Temple Brith Achim - $24,840 Kaiserman Jewish Community Center - $25,000 “These grants will help ensure that all members of our community are able to express their religious beliefs freely – and safely,” said Briggs, D-Montgomery. “I was happy to support the legislation that made these grants possible, and I congratulate the recipients on their successful applications.” The grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations that principally serve individuals, groups or institutions that are included within a bias motivation category for single bias hate crime incidents as identified by the FBI: race/ethnicity/ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender and gender identity. Grants can be used for security enhancements such as safety and security planning, equipment, technology, training, vulnerability and threat assessments, and Read more


School safety grants awarded around Montgomery County

(Feb 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 26 – Montgomery County state representatives today announced school safety and security grants awarded to school districts throughout the county. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee awarded a total of $53.7 million in school safety grants. Montgomery County awards are as follows: Abington School District: $455,550 Agora Cyber Charter School: $143,226 Cheltenham Township School District: $45,000 Colonial School District: $45,000 Hatboro-Horsham School District: $45,000 Jenkintown School District: $30,000 Lower Merion School District: $45,000 Lower Moreland Township School District: $40,000 Methacton School District: $221,370 Norristown Area School District: $467,756 North Montco Technical Career Center: $150,000 North Penn School District: $45,000 Perkiomen Valley School District: $45,000 Pottsgrove School District: $40,000 Pottstown School District: $490,000 Souderton Area School District: $460,437 Springfield Township School District: $40,000 Spring-Ford Area School District: $45,000 Upper Dublin School District: $45,000 Upper Merion Area School District: $45,000 Upper Moreland School District: $40,000 Upper Perkiomen School District: $40,000 Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center: $72,994 Wissahickon School District: $45,000 Below are reactions from Democratic state Read more


Briggs: Governor’s budget proposal includes needed higher education investments

(Feb 04, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 4 – State Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery and a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed state budget for fiscal year 2020-21: “As a member of the PASSHE board, I’m encouraged to see Governor Wolf propose significant investments in the state system so that more students can attend our schools and obtain a quality education, without worrying about drowning in debt later. Supporting students with financial aid and encouraging them to remain in Pennsylvania after graduation will help us build our talented workforce and grow our economy. “We know it’s time for the state system to change so that it can continue to provide a quality and affordable education to Pennsylvania students, and the governor’s proposed investments in financial aid and the redesign of the state system would help ensure we are providing what students need well into the future.” Details on the governor’s budget proposal are available here . 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