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RSVP to my next Meet the Rep event, on July 26

(Jul 08, 2024)

Please RSVP to my next Meet the Rep event, this month on July 26! If there's something on your mind related to Pennsylvania - let's have a conversation! RepMaryJoDaley@pahouse.net P*: (610) 832-1679 Hours of Operation - Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more

 

We can process handicap placards and SEPTA Senior Cards at our office!

(Jul 08, 2024)

We can process handicap placards and SEPTA Senior Cards at our office! Please contact my office if you need assistance applying for a handicap placard or SEPTA Senior card. 312 Old Lancaster Rd. Merion Station, PA 19066-1526 P*: (610) 832-1679 Hours of Operation - Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Whitemarsh Township Building 616 Germantown Pike Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 Hours of Operation - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Third Wednesday of the month. We process SEPTA ID cards at this location. Call ahead to confirm that our notary will be there if you need government documents notarized. Read more

 

Daley bill to foster Ireland-Pennsylvania relations passes Pa. House

(Jun 28, 2024)

HARRISBURG, June 28 – The state House today passed a bill that would create a Pennsylvania-Ireland Trade Commission, announced its sponsor, state Rep. Mary Jo Daley. House Bill 2132 , which passed with Republican and Democratic support, would boost Pennsylvania’s economic prospects through fostering international trade and cooperation with Ireland. “Pennsylvania has a rich history of innovation, industriousness and cultural diversity,” said Daley, D-Montgomery. “By establishing a trade commission specifically focused on Ireland, we can tap into the unique opportunities that this partnership presents. Ireland, known for its robust economy and advanced technology sector, offers a gateway for Pennsylvania businesses to expand their reach and increase their competitiveness on the global stage.” Daley said that a Pennsylvania-Ireland Trade Commission could also serve as a bridge, fostering diplomatic relations and ensuring that Pennsylvania remains a key player in international trade discussions. “Strengthening our ties with Ireland would also enhance cultural and educational exchanges, enriching our communities and fostering a greater understanding between our citizenries,” she added. “This can lead to more student exchange programs, joint academic ventures and cultural festivals that celebrate our shared heritage.” Irish companies have nearly 400 locations in Read more

 

REVIEW: Narberth Pride in the Park is June 15

(Jun 10, 2024)

I’m pleased to announce that my office will join with Narberth Pride in the Park from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. Look for our table while you celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community in Narberth and the surrounding area. Read more

 

Daley announces 2 state grants for environmental initiatives in Montgomery County

(Jun 06, 2024)

MERION STATION, June 6 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, today announced that Lower Merion Conservancy and Riverbend Environmental Education Center were each awarded state funding to help promote environmental education and stewardship in the region. Lower Merion Conservancy was awarded $30,000 for its “Connecting our Community to a Salty Situation for Better Water Quality and Climate Resilience,” which seeks to engage students and teachers in water-pollution lessons and in real-time stream data collection. The program also will offer public workshops and hold planting events in the community. Riverbend Environmental Education Center was awarded $29,881 for its “Nature Based STEM Community of Practice for MWEEs” program, which uses the Meaningful Watershed Education Experience framework and provides support to teachers as they incorporate environmental education lessons and activities into their curriculum. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection awarded $980,256 in Environmental Education Grants to 56 projects statewide. “Kudos to Lower Merion Conservancy and Riverbend Environmental Education Center for their hard work applying for these grants and showing that Montgomery County is a great place to invest in new environmental initiatives,” Daley said. “Elevating our environmental stewardship shows that we’re a community who cares about our Read more

 

House passes Daley bill expanding mental health care training for school staff

(Jun 05, 2024)

HARRISBURG, June 5 – A bill that would require high school coaches to receive training on student mental health passed the House Tuesday, announced the measure’s sponsor, state Rep. Mary Jo Daley. House Bill 1367 would help ensure that students, parents and guardians, athletic coaches and extracurricular advisers are all made aware of the availability of mental health services within a school and local community. The bill would also require that athletic coaches receive mental health awareness training similar to training required of other school personnel. A recent study surveying more than 10,000 coaches found only 18% of youth coaches feel highly confident in their ability to link athletes to mental health resources, and 67% want more training and information on the subject. “School professionals already serve a big role in a student’s life, so it only makes sense that we provide critical, lifesaving training to everyone we can on school grounds. For when things are not OK, we need to know that every adult is available to identify and take the steps to help a student find solid ground,” said Daley, D-Montgomery. “It takes training to know when and how to be there for a student especially at a time when nearly half of America’s youth are, in fact, struggling with their mental health.” Specifically, the bill would: Direct the Pennsylvania Department of Education to revise standards for Read more

 

Daley invites residents of the 148th Legislative District to ‘Meet the Rep’ event

(May 21, 2024)

MERION STATION, May 20 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, is hosting a meet and greet for constituents from the 148 th Legislative District from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, at the Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Parkway in Wynnewood. This is an opportunity for residents to engage directly with Daley and her staff on various state government-related matters. Daley and her team will be available to help with state government-related programs and services. Whether residents have questions about local initiatives, need assistance navigating government resources, or want to discuss any concerns, Daley said the meet and greet is the perfect platform to voice opinions and get the help that’s needed. "Engagement with our community is essential for effective representation," Daley said. "I am excited to meet with constituents face to face and offer assistance wherever possible.” To ensure a productive and organized event, RSVPs are required. Please call 610-832-1679 or email RepMaryJoDaley@pahouse.net to register in advance. Read more

 

Daley highlights bill for mental health training at schools

(May 20, 2024)

HARRISBURG, May 20 – As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, during a Capitol news conference today highlighted the need for school coaches to receive mental health training. Her legislation (H.B. 1367) would help to ensure that students, parents and guardians, athletic coaches and extracurricular advisors are all made aware of the availability of mental health services within a school and/or local community. The bill would also require that athletic coaches receive mental health awareness training similar to training required of other school personnel. “We expect our school professionals to be there for our children, so with modern concerns facing us, it’s imperative that we keep fresh the training resources that give our teachers and coaches the ability to do their jobs,” Daley said. “Nearly half of America’s youth struggle with mental health before turning 18. Unfortunately, teenagers might not come forward and might be fearful of seeking help because they don’t think it would be ‘mentally tough.’” “I stand today before you as someone who made a comeback from an injury that felt like the end of the world, and it likely would have been if not for the support of my coaches,” said Brynn Neidgh, a student-athlete at York Suburban who spoke in support of the bill. A recent study surveying more than 10,000 Read more

 

Daley, Briggs to hold Sunday morning paper shredding event on May 19

(May 08, 2024)

MERION STATION, May 8 – State Reps. Mary Jo Daley and Tim Briggs will hold a paper shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon, or until the truck is full, on Sunday, May 19. The free event will take place at Har Zion Temple, 1500 Hagys Ford Road in Penn Valley. Residents who live in the 148 th or 149 th Legislative districts are encouraged to bring their old, sensitive documents such as tax paperwork, utility bills and bank statements to be securely shredded on site. There is a three-box limit, and the event will be held rain or shine. “Securely shredding paper can help reduce the incidence of identity theft, plus the paper will be recycled,” said Daley, D-Montgomery. “I hope to see you there.” “This is a great opportunity to secure some peace of mind and extra space,” Briggs said. “Events like these provide a valuable service and give us the opportunity to connect with the community.” More information for those interested is available by contacting Daley’s office at 610-832-1679 or Briggs’ office at 610-768-3135. Read more

 

REVIEW: My Senior Fair is Thursday, May 9

(May 06, 2024)

I will be holding my Senior Fair from 10 a.m. to noon this Thursday, May 9 at Kaiserman JCC, 45 Haverford Road in Wynnewood. Read more

 

Daley legislation to expand use of Alkaline Hydrolysis in PA passes House

(May 01, 2024)

HARRISBURG, May 1 – A Pennsylvania House bill providing for a human cremation process known as alkaline hydrolysis passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today, said Rep. Mary Jo Daley, sponsor of the legislation. Alkaline hydrolysis, sometimes called water cremation, is a method of cremation that uses an alkaline solution and a pressurized steel chamber to break the body down to an ash component. The combination of the alkaline solution, pressure, and heat creates the ash, similar to flame cremation, which requires high amounts of energy. “As the demand for cremation builds, it’s important to note that heat over 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit is necessary – and that requires a lot of energy consumption in crematoriums,” said Daley, D-Montgomery. “When people think that cremation offers a greener end of life than a burial does, it’s important to keep this perspective in mind.” Water cremation is estimated to use about a quarter of the energy traditional cremations use, according to the Mayo Clinic. "The proposed legislation aims to provide Pennsylvanians with interment choices that are not only kinder but also environmentally sustainable compared to existing options," Daley said. “Complex problems require complex solutions, and it is important to keep up with these advancements in end-of-life care.” “Cremation is typically seen as a more Read more

 

Daley fights ‘use or lose’ leave policies in Pa. with bill protecting workers

(Apr 29, 2024)

HARRISBURG, April 29 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley is introducing a House bill to limit employers in Pennsylvania from enacting “use it or lose it” leave policies at workplaces. So called “use it or lose it” paid time-off policies prevent employees from carrying over or cashing out their leave after a certain period has passed, such as the end of a calendar year. While new leave may be provided to employees, typically under these policies, any time earned but not used is forfeited without compensation. “We want to prevent any trend toward employers using these policies because paid time off is money earned by a worker; those wages and time must not be allowed to be taken back,” Daley said. “Workers deserve fair protections in state law against unscrupulous practices, and that’s what this bill would do.” Use-or-lose policies are prohibited in California, Colorado, Montana, and Nebraska. In these states, while employers may place caps on vacation and other leave accruals, unused accrued paid time off is generally considered wages that, once earned, cannot be taken away from employees. Daley is seeking co-sponsorship among her Republican and Democratic colleagues in the House. “While it may seem easy to those in some professions to encourage workers to use their vacation and other paid time off, many employees are denied the use of leave multiple times by their supervisors,” Read more

 

Daley announces May 9 Senior Fair in Wynnewood

(Apr 25, 2024)

HARRISBURG, April 25 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley will host her annual Senior Fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 9 at Kaiserman JCC, 45 Haverford Road in Wynnewood. This free event will feature numerous vendors all under one roof – including state, federal and local agencies, veterans’ organizations, insurance providers, community organizations and more. Main Line Health is slated to provide blood pressure screenings, and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office will be making a presentation on scams relevant to seniors, as well. People 65 or older with a photo ID will be able to apply for or renew a SEPTA Senior Key Card at the event. SEPTA will accept the applications, and the cards will be mailed out to seniors once they are processed. “There’s something for every senior at the fair,” Daley said. “The aim is to improve the quality of life for area seniors, and I thank all of the fantastic vendors who will help deliver their services to our neighbors.” Read more

 

Daley: Graffiti incident does not reflect values of Wynnewood

(Apr 01, 2024)

MERION STATION, April 1 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, today released the following statement regarding antisemitic graffiti at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El. “We stand with the Jewish community. Hate has no home here. It is deeply troubling that some still stoke hate, division, and fear in our own backyard. But I am confident that acts like the one we saw over the weekend are feeble in the face of a united community. The memories of these affronts are overcome by the knowledge that when someone commits an act of harm against a community, the community carries on in the face of adversity. “We hope that police find the perpetrator and that justice can be carried out. And finally, we know that this act in no way accurately reflects the community we know and love.” Read more

 

Daley invites Whitemarsh and Lower Merion residents to ‘Meet the Rep’ event

(Mar 28, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 28 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, is hosting a meet and greet for constituents from the 148 th Legislative District from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4 at the Whitemarsh Township Building, 312 Old Lancaster Road, Merion Station. This is an opportunity for residents to engage directly with Daley and her staff on various state government-related matters. Daley and her team will be available to help with state government-related programs and services. Whether residents have questions about local initiatives, need assistance navigating government resources, or want to discuss any concerns, Daley said the meet and greet is the perfect platform to voice opinions and get the help that’s needed. "Engagement with our community is essential for effective representation," Daley said. "I am excited to meet with constituents face to face and offer assistance wherever possible.” To ensure a productive and organized event, RSVPs are required. Please call 610-832-1679 or email RepMaryJoDaley@pahouse.net to register in advance. Read more

 

Daley announces 2 state grants for area construction projects

(Mar 26, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 26 – Two separate state grants were awarded to KGSB Investor LLC and Saint Joseph's University for those entities to complete needed pedestrian safety infrastructure in the area, said state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery. The grants originate from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, which provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth. KGSB Investor LLC received $1,378,176 to build safe walkways accounting for bike, car and bus traffic at their planned mixed-use community in the City Ave District, Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township. Saint Joseph’s University is receiving $727,930 to build an ADA-compliant pedestrian pathway at Kelly Academic Plaza in Lower Merion Township. "Congratulations to our grant recipients,” Daley said. “By receiving funding to construct pedestrian pathways, you're not just building paths; you're paving the way for safer, more accessible communities. Your dedication to enhancing walkability is truly commendable." Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development. The CFA was established Read more

 

Honoring St. Patrick's Day in the Capitol

(Mar 22, 2024)

Pardon the cliché, but spring has sprung and with it, another year of my and my colleagues’ work honoring St. Patrick’s Day is in the books. Read more

 

Khan to introduce bipartisan legislation to assist small businesses impacted by natural disasters

(Mar 22, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 22 – State Rep. Tarik Khan, D-Phila., announced that he plans to introduce legislation with a bipartisan group of legislators to assist small businesses that are affected by natural disasters. Khan said he will be joined by state Reps. Jamie Flick, R-Lycoming/Union; Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery; Jason Ortitay, R-Washington/Allegheny; and Jose Giral, D-Phila, in introducing the legislation. the legislation would create a Small Business Catastrophe Savings Account, which would allow for small businesses to deposit pre-tax dollars into a specially designated savings account. Small businesses would be able to deduct this amount from their taxes; however, they would only be permitted to use these funds to help recover from a natural disaster when their insurance claim does not cover the full cost of rebuilding. If the small business needs the money in the future for another unrelated reason, the money could be withdrawn, but the business would need to remit all taxes owed. “Small businesses are the backbone of our local economies, and we must do all that we can to ensure a natural disaster -- that they have no control over -- does not completely upend their business,” Khan said. “This legislation is fair and gives these businesses the opportunity to be better prepared financially in the case of one of these catastrophes.” The lawmakers expressed their belief that allowing Read more

 

Khan ‘Michael’s Law’ Bill Highlighted in House Committee Hearing

(Mar 21, 2024)

PHILADELPHIA, March 21 – Today, the Pennsylvania House Tourism and Economic and Recreational Development Committee held a hearing at the Woodmere Art Museum about legislation introduced by state Rep. Tarik Khan, D-Phila. Khan’s bill would require venues to waive admission fees for personal care attendants. This legislation is called “Michael’s Law” in honor of Michael Anderson, a Pennsylvania man with cerebral palsy, who was forced to pay a dual fee for entrance to a local museum because he required a paid personal-care aide to accompany him. “People with disabilities who require a personal care attendant should not have to pay double admission to go to a venue — once for themself and one for their vital caregiver,” Khan said. “Just as we wouldn't charge a EMT to enter a stadium because they were responding to a 911 call, we shouldn’t be charging people twice to enter a venue. This simple allowance opens venues for persons often marginalized in our society, and it is the right thing to do.” Committee Chair Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, echoed Khan’s sentiment for this legislation. “This legislation will help to ensure that those with disabilities are able to bring their caregivers with them to visit sports arenas, museums, theaters, and other venues,” she said. The committee heard from testifiers Read more

 

REVIEW: PA Budget Hearings Begin Next Week in Harrisburg

(Feb 16, 2024)

I write to you before state budget hearings begin next week in Harrisburg. An essential part of creating Pennsylvania’s fiscal spending plan each year, hearings are the stage for many critical discussions about Pennsylvania’s state government services. It’s where the governor’s cabinet is most accessible to the General Assembly, in a public setting. Read more

 

RSVP to my next Meet the Rep event, on July 26
Jul 08, 2024

We can process handicap placards and SEPTA Senior Cards at our office!
Jul 08, 2024

Daley bill to foster Ireland-Pennsylvania relations passes Pa. House
Jun 28, 2024

REVIEW: Narberth Pride in the Park is June 15
Jun 10, 2024

Daley announces 2 state grants for environmental initiatives in Montgomery County
Jun 06, 2024

House passes Daley bill expanding mental health care training for school staff
Jun 05, 2024

Daley invites residents of the 148th Legislative District to ‘Meet the Rep’ event
May 21, 2024

Daley highlights bill for mental health training at schools
May 20, 2024

Daley, Briggs to hold Sunday morning paper shredding event on May 19
May 08, 2024

REVIEW: My Senior Fair is Thursday, May 9
May 06, 2024

Daley legislation to expand use of Alkaline Hydrolysis in PA passes House
May 01, 2024

Daley fights ‘use or lose’ leave policies in Pa. with bill protecting workers
Apr 29, 2024

Daley announces May 9 Senior Fair in Wynnewood
Apr 25, 2024

Daley: Graffiti incident does not reflect values of Wynnewood
Apr 01, 2024

Daley invites Whitemarsh and Lower Merion residents to ‘Meet the Rep’ event
Mar 28, 2024

Daley announces 2 state grants for area construction projects
Mar 26, 2024

Honoring St. Patrick's Day in the Capitol
Mar 22, 2024

Khan to introduce bipartisan legislation to assist small businesses impacted by natural disasters
Mar 22, 2024

Khan ‘Michael’s Law’ Bill Highlighted in House Committee Hearing
Mar 21, 2024

REVIEW: PA Budget Hearings Begin Next Week in Harrisburg
Feb 16, 2024