Daley Explains Importance Of Downtown Neighborhoods

(Jul 25, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley participated in a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss ways to revitalize downtown communities. She explains why the success of these areas are critical to the people she serves. Read more


Rep. Daley explains 'No' vote on budget bill

(Jun 26, 2019)

"I received a lot of emails asking me to vote the way I ended up voting." Read more


Daley Supports Pennsylvania State Police Funding Legislation

(Jun 13, 2019)

We must make sure our state police receive adequate funding without dipping into funds dedicated to fixing our roads and bridges. Read more


Rep. Daley announces $25K Keystone Historic Preservation Grant to Merion Friends Meeting

(Jun 06, 2019)

“The preservation of our nation’s history is a key responsibility of the commonwealth, the place where so much of its early development took place. I am so pleased to see this National Historic Landmark receive these funds to help develop a comprehensive preservation plan.” Read more


Rep. Daley announces change to mobile office program

(May 24, 2019)

Starting in June, Daley and staff will schedule visits to senior living facilities throughout the 148th Legislative District. They will also try to accommodate special requests to meet with constituents closer to home when travel might be difficult. Read more


Daley announces school safety funding grant for Colonial School District

(May 03, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 3 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley announced this week that Colonial School District , which includes Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School, Central Montco Technical High School, Colonial Middle School and five elementary schools, will benefit from a funding grant to improve school safety. Operating under the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency , the School Safety and Security Committee awarded Colonial School District a total of $73,775, which is included in the 2018-19 budget. The funds will go toward trauma-informed approaches to education, including trauma support services and behavioral health care. That means hiring or contracting certified guidance counselors, licensed professional counselors, licensed social workers, school psychologists and other professional health personnel; developing collaborative efforts between the schools and behavioral health professionals to identify students in need of trauma support; providing trauma-informed approaches to education in the curriculum; and providing services for children and their families, as appropriate, who have experienced trauma or are at greater risk of experiencing trauma. “It’s incredibly unfortunate these steps are necessary in today’s climate, but there’s no denying the value of these steps,” Daley said. “The safety and security of our children in the schools is of utmost importance, and I’m thankful to the SSSC for their investment in Read more


4/24/19 – Why Unions? – Plymouth Meeting

(Apr 26, 2019)

Materials from House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Mary Jo Daley. Read more


Daley: State DEP invests in propane-powered fleet for Bimbo Bakeries

(Apr 26, 2019)

CONSHOHOCKEN, April 26 – The Bimbo Bakeries Conshohocken facility has been awarded $300,000 from the state Department of Environmental Protection to obtain a propane powered fleet of delivery trucks, state Rep. Mary Jo Daley announced today. The grant is for a fleet of 20 Class 5 delivery trucks covered under DEP’s Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants program. “From both an investment and environmental point of view, this is fantastic news for Bimbo Bakeries and our region,” said Daley, D-Montgomery. “The Wolf administration’s choice to invest here tells us that we’re doing the right things in Montgomery County, and that the public and private worlds can come together to do things like create jobs and reduce carbon emissions.” According to its website, the AFIG Program helps create markets for alternative fuels in Pennsylvania to enhance energy security. The program invests not only in alternative fuels, but the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, fleets and technologies. It aims to best manage Pennsylvania's fuel resources to improve the environment, support economic development and enhance the quality of life here. Staff in Daley’s district office can help area residents and business owners locate and apply for a variety of state grant programs. Read more


Daley, Policy Committee highlight the importance of unions at public hearing

(Apr 24, 2019)

PLYMOUTH MEETING, April 24 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at the UFCW Local 1776 Meeting Hall titled, “Why Unions?” focusing on the role unions play in protecting workers’ rights. Daley requested the hearing to bring together her legislative colleagues from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and stakeholders to discuss the need unions play for workers. "Basic worker rights such as the 40-hour work week, workplace safety regulations, child labor laws and much more. It’s important that we recognize as the workforces evolve and times change, that we must keep up with the times and provide protections workers drastically need,” stated Daley. “Last year, CEO wages went up nearly 18 percent while worker wages stayed stagnant. Unions help to ensure that hardworking men and women are paid family-sustaining wages. When we allow CEOs and big companies to pay low wages, we’re giving them a free pass while their workers must rely on state assistance just to get by,” explained Sturla. “I’m happy to stand with Rep. Daley to support unions and workers who help boost Pennsylvania’s economy.” The committee heard testimony from: Gerald Oleksiak, Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry; and a panel of unions including: Wendell Young IV, President, United Food & Read more


Unions matter now more than ever

(Apr 23, 2019)

Union membership faded after the industrial booms of centuries past, right? Fewer dangerous factories and mines, so no real need for laborers to organize, right? No. In fact, unionization matters now more than ever. Corporations possess inordinate power and influence in Pennsylvania and national politics. Last year’s Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case overturning precedent and the will of our commonwealth’s legislature reinforced this fact by taking even more power from the women and men whose work drives our economy. Therefore, the time is now to stand up to corporate interests and the lawmakers and lobbyists whose priorities seem to be tax cuts for the rich. Capitalism and organized labor go hand in hand as workers continue to fight for fair wages, benefits and working conditions. The first union in the United States – the Federal Society of Journeymen Cordwainers (shoemakers) – started in Philadelphia in 1794. Unions continued growing in Pennsylvania, with our state serving as the epicenter of the coal and steelworkers’ unions. Today, Pennsylvanians continue the fight for workers’ rights, though in decreasing numbers as we see rules and regulations and continuous tweaking that benefit corporations. In the late 1930s, unionization sparked sweeping federal legislation that provided for collective bargaining and set a federal minimum wage. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 10.7 percent of workers today Read more


Daley Studying Maternal Mortality

(Apr 04, 2019)

Pa. state Rep Mary Jo Daley attended a public hearing of the House Democratic Policy Committee to investigate the place of doulas in maternal care and what the state can do to reduce the rising rate of maternal deaths. Read more


Daley applauds more than $4 million in grants to parts of Montgomery County

(Mar 28, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 28 – Funding grants will benefit a variety of local projects, all expected to improve infrastructure and create jobs within Montgomery County, state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced today. "We very much appreciate the investment in our district," Daley said. "These projects, with the help of the grant funding, will improve our community and create jobs for those who live here. I'm grateful to all who helped make this happen." Funding totals for these various projects surpass $4 million, either through the request of the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority via the Local Share Account or Keystone River Crossing Elm with assistance from the Multimodal Transportation Fund . Within the 148 th Legislative District represented by Daley, funds will funnel into projects in Conshohocken and Plymouth Meeting. A grant of $1 million has been issued to assist with the construction of a SORA West Gateway office building and parking garage in downtown Conshohocken. Another $1 million will go toward a SORA West Gateway hotel in the same area. More than $2 million will assist intersection improvements and pedestrian accessibility improvements at the SORA West site. Additionally, $500,000 has been granted to help construct a new retail space at Plymouth Meeting Mall that will be marketed to an arts and crafts purveyor, a craft brewery and several restaurants. These grants, among dozens others statewide, were Read more


Daley appointed to serve on four House committees, chair Women’s Health Caucus

(Jan 30, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 30 – Women’s health and affordable health care, a clean environment, a fair economy for all Pennsylvanians and accountability in government will be in focus for state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, who this week received her committee assignments for the two-year legislative session. Daley was appointed on Monday to serve on the House Ethics, Environmental Resources & Energy, Finance and Health committees. She also will serve as Democratic House chair of the Women’s Health Caucus. “Women’s health, mothers and babies, and the reproductive rights of women have been top legislative proprieties for me since taking office,” Daley said. “It is a great honor to lead the caucus and to serve on committees that have an impact on people’s constitutional rights. These committee assignments will allow me to work on legislation that matters to the people of Montgomery County and beyond. I am eager to be able to continue to advocate for women, protect Pennsylvania’s natural resources and the right to clean air and water, work toward a fair economy for all, and ensure quality health care that people can afford.” Daley said the Women’s Health Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators working together to develop and implement legislation and social policy to protect and respect a woman’s right to make private, personal medical decisions. This is Daley's first term as chair of Read more


Daley sworn in for 4th term as state legislator

(Jan 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, was sworn in today at the state Capitol to begin her fourth term representing the 148 th Legislative District. Daley said that she that she will continue to strongly fight for the rights of all Pennsylvanians regardless of gender, race, religion, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identification or any other status. In addition, she co-sponsored 30 gun safety bills, encompassing topics such as school safety, background checks and registration and licensing, among others. She also hosted a public hearing on environmental education programs, hoping to expand programs across the commonwealth to support local students. “I am honored to continue serving as the voice for my neighbors and everyone in the 148 th district in the General Assembly,” Daley said. “I will continue fighting for what is best for our community and for all of Pennsylvania. I am ready to continue my work and dedication to community service, social justice and protecting our environment.” Daley said that she also looks forward to working with other House Democrats on their recently unveiled Plan4PA , a comprehensive strategy focused on putting people first. Major components of the plan include job creation, affordable health care, a fair economy and quality schools. Education continues to be a priority for Daley, she said, and she wants to see investments in education so that Read more


More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans

(Nov 08, 2018)

As Veterans Day nears, I wanted to share information on programs that benefit veterans and their families. To those from Montgomery County who have bravely served our country, thank you and Happy Veterans Day. Read more


Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Nov 01, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more


10/24/18 – Environmental Education Programs – Gladwyne

(Oct 26, 2018)

Materials from House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Mary Jo Daley. Read more


Daley, Policy Committee explore environmental education programs

(Oct 24, 2018)

GLADWYNE, Oct. 24 –State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on environmental education programs at the Riverbend Environmental Education Center. Daley was joined by Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and state legislators from across the commonwealth. The committee discussed the importance of establishing environmental education programs to support the career paths of local students. Daley said that the committee’s work would help expand environmental education programs across the state, as the demand for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs increase, due to environmental needs and industry innovations. “Today’s hearing was a productive discussion on environmental education programs designed to help preserve our environment and prepare our youth to become future leaders in this field,” Daley said. “For the sake of our children and the generations to come, we must learn more about keeping our communities safe and sustainable.” Sturla added, “Implementing environmental educational programs in our communities is an important responsibility. We need to better prepare our students for brighter futures. I applaud Representative Daley for being a leader on this issue.” The committee heard testimony from Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn; Riverbend Environmental Read more


Daley announces $794,036 in recycling grants for Montgomery County

(Oct 17, 2018)

State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced four municipal recycling programs in her legislative district have been awarded state grants totaling $794,036. Read more


Daley announces school safety grants for area schools

(Oct 04, 2018)

State Rep. Mary Jo Daley announced that a Merion Station school and the Wissahickon School District were both recipients of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s competitive Safe Schools Targeted grant totaling $100,000. Read more