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Salus University Awarded $500,000 in State Grants

(Aug 02, 2019)

Dear Friends, I’m pleased to announce that Salus University has been awarded $500,000 in state grants to help develop its Physician Assistant Program. I also wanted to remind you that my office is accepting food donations throughout the month of August and to let you know about my upcoming Coffee with McCarter on Saturday, August 24, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. RACP Grant Awarded to Salus University I’m proud to report that Governor Wolf has released $500,000 in grant funds to Salus University’s Physician Assistant Program from the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). This deserving project will help develop Pennsylvania’s healthcare delivery team by preparing graduates to be physician assistants. The RACP funds will help renovate two 50-seat traditional, lecture-style classrooms into collaborative learning environments, renovate its clinical procedures lab, and add a patient treatment simulation lab. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program helps spur economic growth through regional economic, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. Mark Your Calendar for Coffee with Read more

 

McCarter: $500,000 grant awarded for Salus University program

(Aug 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 1 – State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, today announced a $500,000 grant has been awarded to Salus University’s Physician Assistant Program from the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. “I am pleased to see the state make a meaningful investment in our community,” McCarter said. “This project will help to develop Pennsylvania’s health care delivery team by preparing graduates to be physician assistants.” The RACP funds will help renovate two 50-seat traditional lecture style classrooms into collaborative learning environments, renovate its clinical procedures lab and add a patient treatment simulation lab. RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs. Read more

 

SEPTA Plans Major Expansion of Jenkintown-Wyncote Train Station

(Aug 01, 2019)

Dear Friends, I wanted you to know about SEPTA’s plans for expanding the Jenkintown-Wyncote Train Station—including accessibility improvements—and the Open House SEPTA is hosting next week where you can hear more and ask questions. SEPTA and JOSS Realty will be holding an open house next week to share and discuss their plans for expansion and retail development for the Jenkintown-Wyncote Train Station. T he open house will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 7 at the historic Jenkintown-Wyncote Train Station at 2 Greenwood Avenue. Representatives from SEPTA and JOSS Realty will be there to answer questions on their proposed improvements. If you have any questions, I encourage you to bring them with you to the open house. On any and all matters related to state government, don’t hesitate to call (215) 572-5210 or email RepMcCarter@PAHouse.net . Sincerely, Steve McCarter Pennsylvania State Representative Read more

 

McCarter Working to Save Hospitals and Healthcare Jobs

(Jul 23, 2019)

I'm working with the House Democratic Policy Committee on answers to how the state can keep hospitals from ceasing operations, ensure access to quality healthcare for all and continue to develop new doctors for Pennsylvania's communities. Read more

 

A Bill That Opens the Door to Arming School Employees Passes the House

(Jun 28, 2019)

Yes, we need to make our schools and our society safer. But the hardening of schools and the proliferation of guns in our country will not do that. In fact, I fear, it will make our children and our society far less safe. Read more

 

The Supreme Court got it wrong on gerrymandering

(Jun 27, 2019)

With all due respect, the Supreme Court got this one wrong. Voters should be picking their elected officials. Elected officials should not be picking their voters. Read more

 

Why I voted 'NO' on 2019-20 state budget

(Jun 26, 2019)

I am in Harrisburg to fight for the commonwealth and for the people within it. Budgets are opportunities to do what’s right. There’s simply not enough right about this one. Read more

 

Rep. McCarter reacts to budget spending plan

(Jun 25, 2019)

The purpose of our budget is to set the priorities to move the commonwealth forward. That includes putting our seniors, children, schools and environment first. This proposal fails to do so, and I voted no. Read more

 

Beware of scam calls targeting Property Tax & Rent Rebate recipients

(Jun 21, 2019)

If you received a scam call and provided banking or other personal information, call your bank to report the potential fraud. Read more

 

McCarter: PCCD grants to assist Women’s Center of Montgomery County and other agencies

(Jun 17, 2019)

The statewide funding through the PCCD is designated to help improve the justice system and to make communities safer for all citizens. Read more

 

Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Sighting in Jenkintown

(Jun 07, 2019)

There have been confirmed identifications in Upper Dublin Township, Flourtown, Ambler, Wyndmoor and now in Jenkintown. Read more

 

D-Day anniversary: Honoring our heroes 75 years after Normandy

(Jun 06, 2019)

The result was an overwhelming victory for the West, for liberty and for democracy, and a catastrophic defeat for Nazi Germany and the evils it stood for, including antisemitism, racism and violence. Read more

 

REAL ID: Do You Really Need to Get One?

(Jun 03, 2019)

Included is everything you need to know about the REAL ID — who needs it and how to get it. Read more

 

The Mounting Threat to Women’s Reproductive Rights

(May 20, 2019)

I assure you, I will continue to vote my stance that politics should have no part in one of the most complex decisions a woman will ever make. Read more

 

McCarter joins with Gov. Wolf, bipartisan and bicameral legislators and climate experts to announce Climate Action Plan, Pa.’s entry into U.S. Climate Alliance

(Apr 29, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 29 — State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, joined with Gov. Tom Wolf, state Sens. Steve Santarsiero, Art Haywood, Jay Costa, House Democratic Leader Rep. Frank Dermody, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell, fellow members of the Climate Caucus and others to announce Pennsylvania’s climate action plan and its membership in the U.S. Climate Alliance . “Thanks to all of you for helping to support this next step in Pennsylvania’s plan to deal with the problem of climate change,” said McCarter, founder and co-chair of the Pennsylvania Climate Caucus . “Hardly a week or even a day goes by that we’re not reminded of the changes happening across our planet, our nation and this commonwealth. Emerging heat waves, rampant wildfires, drought and devastating floods have all become the new normal. “The scientific community has been very clear: What we are witnessing now is only the beginning of what has surely become humanity’s greatest concern. By joining forces here today, this group of legislators and climate experts plan to honor our commitments to act, find climate solutions, and protect our workers and communities from the ravages of social and economic change caused by climate change.” With dozens of legislative supporters standing with McCarter, Wolf, Santarsiero, Dermody and others Monday at the Capitol Media Center in Harrisburg, the group announced Read more

 

4/22/19 – The Future of Nuclear Energy – Wyndmoor

(Apr 26, 2019)

Materials from House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Steve McCarter. Read more

 

Twenty years after Columbine, much has changed, much has not

(Apr 24, 2019)

Today I joined Jami Amo, a Willow Grove resident and gun safety activist; state Sen. Art Haywood ; and Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh at a Jenkintown event hosted by CeaseFirePA , Moms Demand Action and Orange Wave to mark the 20 th anniversary of the horrific Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999. Amo (pictured) is a survivor of that shooting. Twenty years ago, I was a teacher. I taught high school history for 35 years before joining the legislature. I know the halls and classrooms of high schools. I know how schools operate. And I can imagine exactly how Amo, her fellow students and her teachers felt at Columbine. On that day -- April 20, 1999 -- my life and the lives of all of us in public education changed. The Columbine massacre hit us like 9/11 hit most Americans. It is a date that separates all that came before and all that was to come after. But it is also a date after which not enough has changed in terms of comprehensive gun safety legislation. I find that almost incomprehensible. One of the reasons I became a legislator was to fight for public schools, teachers and our young people. But it is our young people -- not the legislators with whom I share the House Floor in Harrisburg -- who have lately been leading the way on this issue. They are cutting through the noise surrounding gun ownership in America, and they are getting results. According to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence , 67 new gun safety laws were Read more

 

Future of nuclear energy focus of McCarter’s House Democratic Policy Hearing

(Apr 22, 2019)

WYNDMOOR, April 22 – State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing in the Springfield Township Administration Building on the future of nuclear energy and its impact on alternative energy portfolio standards. “It’s imperative that we consider our environment and economy when we look to the future of nuclear energy. The protection of jobs and growing a greener portfolio of energy sources is critical in the evaluation of nuclear generation in Pennsylvania,” McCarter said. McCarter is co-introducing legislation that would modernize Pennsylvania’s renewable energy standards by expanding the Alternative Portfolio Standards Act Tier 1 requirement from 8% to 30% by 2030. The bill also would provide several protections that control costs for electricity customers and would direct the Public Utility Commission to study the benefits of a renewable energy storage program. The committee heard testimony from: Steve Aaron , member, Nuclear Powers Pennsylvania; Chad Trainer, legislative director, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO; Asim Haque, executive director of strategic policy and external affairs, PJM; Mark Szybist, senior attorney of Climate and Clean Energy Program, The National Resources Defense Council; Rob Altenburg, director, PennFuture Energy Center; Mandy Warner, senior policy manager of programs, Environmental Defense Fund; and Tom Schuster, senior campaign representative, Sierra Club. Hearing Read more

 

Comitta, McCarter seek to modernize Pennsylvania’s renewable energy standards

(Apr 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 17 — At a Capitol news conference, state Reps. Carolyn T. Comitta, D-Chester, and Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, joined state Sens. Art Haywood, Thomas H. Killion and Steven J. Santarsiero to call attention to climate change, its grave impacts and the urgent need to modernize the commonwealth’s renewable energy standards. Comitta and McCarter are both members of the bicameral, bipartisan Pennsylvania Climate Caucus. Comitta is vice chair; McCarter is its founder and chair. Their bill and a Senate companion bill introduced by Haywood, Killion and Santarsiero both seek to implement stronger renewable energy goals within the commonwealth to create good jobs, cut pollution and ensure a sustainable and prosperous Pennsylvania for future generations. “I am proud to join the calls for modernizing the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards,” Comitta said. “Our state has already made important investments in alternative and clean-energy technologies, but we must do more. Adjusting our electrical energy requirements to 30 percent by 2030 will solidify our path to reducing our carbon footprint and advance Pennsylvania toward becoming a national energy leader.” The Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act was a forward-looking policy when it was enacted in 2004. But in the intervening years, Pennsylvania has fallen behind neighboring states like New Jersey and Maryland, which have enacted stronger energy standards, creating Read more

 

Salus University Awarded $500,000 in State Grants
Aug 02, 2019

McCarter: $500,000 grant awarded for Salus University program
Aug 01, 2019

SEPTA Plans Major Expansion of Jenkintown-Wyncote Train Station
Aug 01, 2019

McCarter Working to Save Hospitals and Healthcare Jobs
Jul 23, 2019

A Bill That Opens the Door to Arming School Employees Passes the House
Jun 28, 2019

The Supreme Court got it wrong on gerrymandering
Jun 27, 2019

Why I voted 'NO' on 2019-20 state budget
Jun 26, 2019

Rep. McCarter reacts to budget spending plan
Jun 25, 2019

Beware of scam calls targeting Property Tax & Rent Rebate recipients
Jun 21, 2019

McCarter: PCCD grants to assist Women’s Center of Montgomery County and other agencies
Jun 17, 2019

Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Sighting in Jenkintown
Jun 07, 2019

D-Day anniversary: Honoring our heroes 75 years after Normandy
Jun 06, 2019

REAL ID: Do You Really Need to Get One?
Jun 03, 2019

The Mounting Threat to Women’s Reproductive Rights
May 20, 2019

McCarter Honors La Salle College High School Boys Ice Hockey Team
May 01, 2019

McCarter joins with Gov. Wolf, bipartisan and bicameral legislators and climate experts to announce Climate Action Plan, Pa.’s entry into U.S. Climate Alliance
Apr 29, 2019

4/22/19 – The Future of Nuclear Energy – Wyndmoor
Apr 26, 2019

Twenty years after Columbine, much has changed, much has not
Apr 24, 2019

Future of nuclear energy focus of McCarter’s House Democratic Policy Hearing
Apr 22, 2019

Comitta, McCarter seek to modernize Pennsylvania’s renewable energy standards
Apr 17, 2019