Ciresi introduces bill requiring local school board representation on charter boards

(Aug 19, 2021)

“The basis of good government — responsibility, efficiency and accountability — requires that we have an elected representative who represents the public interest and who can be called to account for how taxpayer money is being spent. My bill would ensure that happens.” Read more

 

Ciresi announces resurfacing for 5 state roads in Western Montgomery County

(Aug 09, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 9 – Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has awarded a $12,900,000 contract to Allan Meyers, LP, of Worcester, Montgomery County, to repair and resurface 17 state roadways in Montgomery County, including five important roads in and near the 146 th District. “Good roads are the backbone of a strong community — they connect us to our workplaces, to our schools, to our houses of worship and to each other,” Ciresi said. “Ensuring a well-maintained infrastructure is an important responsibility of government. This state-funded project will make it easier for my constituents to have safer and more pleasant commutes on important roadways in my district.” The contract will repair and resurface the following roads in the 146 th District: Ridge Pike/Main Street from Route 29 (Second Avenue) to 578 feet west of Limerick Center Road in Trappe and Collegeville boroughs, and Limerick and Upper Providence townships. High Street/West Ridge Pike between Old Township Line Road and Keim Street in Pottstown Borough, and Limerick and Lower Pottsgrove townships. Route 73 (Skippack Pike) between Route 29 (Gravel Pike) and Green Hill Road in Worcester and Perkiomen townships and Skippack Borough. Route 29 (Collegeville Avenue/Second Avenue) between the U.S. 422 Read more

 

Ciresi’s office returns almost $150K in unclaimed property to constituents in 2020

(Jul 29, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 29 – Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, announced his office found and recovered a total of $147,122.63 in unclaimed property from 81 claims for the year 2020, ranking his office No. 2 and No. 3 in the legislature for total amount and submitted claims, respectively, according to the Pennsylvania Treasury. “I am very proud of the work my office has done to proactively search for and locate unclaimed property for residents in our community,” Ciresi said. “These 81 claimants now are in possession of the $147,122.63 that is rightfully theirs thanks to the efforts of my office. This service is offered free of charge to all my constituents, so please contact my office if you think you have unclaimed property.” According to the Pennsylvania Treasury, 1 in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property waiting for them. The Pennsylvania Treasury holds almost $4 billion in unclaimed property, including dormant bank and retirement accounts, stocks, uncashed checks, and military medals. Constituents can search online at the Treasury website for unclaimed property, or contact Ciresi’s office at (484) 200-8265 or https://pahouse.com/Ciresi/Contact . Ciresi’s office can help complete and submit unclaimed property paperwork for processing by the Pennsylvania Treasury. Read more

 

Ciresi highlights $770K in restaurant industry relief for 146th

(Jul 16, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 16 – Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, applauded the award of $770,000 in COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) funding to 19 businesses in the 146 th district. “I am very glad that this critical funding has been awarded, as I repeatedly sponsored legislation to provide life-supporting financial aid to help our struggling restaurants and local businesses during the pandemic,” Ciresi said. “Our restaurants and bars bore the brunt of the pandemic’s economic devastation when they closed down to protect their patrons’ and employees’ health. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude and the financial support necessary to get back on their feet after a brutal year. This CHIRP funding will help them do that.” The funding was distributed to the following businesses: Sly Fox Hospitality Group (Pottstown Borough) - $40,000. Pottstown Center King Buffet, Inc. (Pottstown Borough) - $50,000. S&B Event Concepts and Catering (Perkiomen Township) - $30,000. Limerick Airport Hotel, Inc. (Limerick Township) - $50,000. iCreate Cafe (Pottstown Borough) - $30,000. Trappe Tavern, Inc. (Trappe Borough) - $40,000. Aye Caramba Taco, Inc. (Pottstown Borough) - $35,000. KDC Enterprises (Lower Pottsgrove Township) - $35,000. Latitude Hotels Group Read more

 

July 9 update: Work-search requirements return to UC guidelines in PA

(Jul 09, 2021)

Weekly email also features county updates and local traffic updates. Read more

 

July 1 update: Celebrate Safely this July 4th Weekend

(Jul 01, 2021)

Plus a reminder about fireworks, news on a bill I just introduced, and Route 422 traffic updates. Read more

 

Ciresi bill would fund pandemic recovery trauma-informed training for teachers

(Jul 01, 2021)

“Now more than ever, we need schools and teachers to be educated on how the pandemic may have further impacted ACEs in their students and how they can better assist students in handling this unforeseen and widespread traumatic experience.” Read more

 

Resolution calling for National Infrastructure Bank introduced in Pa. House

(Jun 30, 2021)

"Investing in infrastructure is not only a basic responsibility of government, but an imperative to be ready for the future," Ciresi, D-Montgomery, said. "We need the NIB to address a significant backlog of maintenance needs in everything from roads and bridges to water mains, and to create a modern, state-of-the-art infrastructure for the 21st century without needing to raise taxes – accommodating our growing population, creating jobs and driving innovation." Read more

 

Ciresi votes ‘no’ on state budget, citing missed opportunities to invest surplus in education and infrastructure

(Jun 25, 2021)

“We should have done better. Just know that I will continue working tirelessly for students, for infrastructure and transit, for health care and reduced property tax burdens. The fight continues.” Read more

 

June 25 update: Missed Opportunities in the State Budget

(Jun 25, 2021)

Weekly email includes other legislative updates, the latest on Route 422 road work, and a salute to our COVID-19 progress. Read more

 

Ciresi: Schools Need Equitable Funding

(Jun 24, 2021)

Schools like the Pottstown School District need more funding so they can survive events like the pandemic. Read more

 

Ciresi: Everything Our District Needs

(Jun 23, 2021)

He says the biggest fight is for equitable school funding to make sure his school districts have the money they need to invest in our children and save taxpayers money on local property taxes. In addition, he’s fighting hard for public transportation and a study to restore Reading-Philadelphia passenger train service. Read more

 

Ciresi: Fair and Equitable Education Funding

(Jun 23, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Ciresi introduces Julia Smith, a student at Pottstown School District, to talk about how her school district is underfunded. Read more

 

PA House Dems stand with election officials to defend democracy, preserve voter access

(Jun 22, 2021)

Pennsylvania House Democrats today voted against legislation that would make it more difficult for Pennsylvanians to vote, and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee and county executives shared their concerns. Read more

 

June 21 update: 422 & 202 Lane Closures

(Jun 21, 2021)

Plus, I share my support for health care workers. Read more

 

Ciresi: Our Health Care Workers Deserve More

(Jun 16, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Ciresi stood with healthcare workers from across Pennsylvania as they rallied at the state Capitol for better wages and safer staffing levels. Ciresi says their sacrifices helped us through the pandemic and they deserve better. Read more

 

June 11 update: Fair Funding, Vaccine Updates, and Route 422 Lane Closures

(Jun 11, 2021)

As budget negotiations continue in Harrisburg, I wanted to share several updates with you on education fair funding, fire department assistance, vaccine updates, and more. Read more

 

Ciresi’s fair funding bill seeks to rectify disparities in PA school districts

(Jun 11, 2021)

“It’s time to commit ourselves to using real data based on actual need to fund education, which is the reason we created these formulas in the first place. H.B. 1595 would put Pennsylvania back on track to fairly distributing education dollars so that we can achieve equitable funding for every student.” Read more

 

Miss my Telephone Town Hall? Listen to the discussion here.

(Jun 11, 2021)

Find out what our friends and neighbors had to say about the issues that matter. Read more

 

Ciresi: Fully Funding Public Education

(Jun 08, 2021)

We want school children to have every opportunity, whether they reside in a rich, middle class, or economically disadvantaged district. Read more

 

Ciresi introduces bill requiring local school board representation on charter boards
Aug 19, 2021

Ciresi announces resurfacing for 5 state roads in Western Montgomery County
Aug 09, 2021

Ciresi’s office returns almost $150K in unclaimed property to constituents in 2020
Jul 29, 2021

Ciresi highlights $770K in restaurant industry relief for 146th
Jul 16, 2021

July 9 update: Work-search requirements return to UC guidelines in PA
Jul 09, 2021

July 1 update: Celebrate Safely this July 4th Weekend
Jul 01, 2021

Ciresi bill would fund pandemic recovery trauma-informed training for teachers
Jul 01, 2021

Resolution calling for National Infrastructure Bank introduced in Pa. House
Jun 30, 2021

Ciresi votes ‘no’ on state budget, citing missed opportunities to invest surplus in education and infrastructure
Jun 25, 2021

June 25 update: Missed Opportunities in the State Budget
Jun 25, 2021

Ciresi: Schools Need Equitable Funding
Jun 24, 2021

Ciresi: Everything Our District Needs
Jun 23, 2021

Ciresi: Fair and Equitable Education Funding
Jun 23, 2021

PA House Dems stand with election officials to defend democracy, preserve voter access
Jun 22, 2021

June 21 update: 422 & 202 Lane Closures
Jun 21, 2021

Ciresi: Our Health Care Workers Deserve More
Jun 16, 2021

June 11 update: Fair Funding, Vaccine Updates, and Route 422 Lane Closures
Jun 11, 2021

Ciresi’s fair funding bill seeks to rectify disparities in PA school districts
Jun 11, 2021

Miss my Telephone Town Hall? Listen to the discussion here.
Jun 11, 2021

Ciresi: Fully Funding Public Education
Jun 08, 2021