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Two projects get $3.1 million in state funding

Two projects get $3.1 million in state funding

ROYERSFORD — Two projects in Senate District 44 have received $3.1 million in funding from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). Resources for Human Development received a $2.5 million RACP grant for the construction of a new facility to house the...

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Renewable energy deserves bigger push

Renewable energy deserves bigger push

Oil prices spiked in the ’70s, and so did the cost of living. We all complained about that, but I don’t remember anyone griping about their phones. We couldn’t move them very far, so we sometimes couldn’t reach someone or would miss important calls. Few of us could...

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Wall Street Is Fleecing a Bunch of Teachers

Wall Street Is Fleecing a Bunch of Teachers

A new era in the decade-long battle by retirees and whistleblowers to halt massive transfers of wealth out of retirement funds and into Wall Street firms could be at hand, thanks to the case of Katie Muth. Muth, a Democratic Pennsylvania state senator, is one of...

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$3.2M in state infrastructure grants announced

$3.2M in state infrastructure grants announced

A set of six infrastructure grants announced by state officials will bring more than $3 million to roads, trails and sidewalk projects in the region. The grants all come through the Pennsylvania Financing Authority through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program...

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Sen. Muth Presents Korean Ambassador For Peace Medals to Vets

Sen. Muth Presents Korean Ambassador For Peace Medals to Vets

ONEY BROOK, PA — State Sen. Katie Muth, D-44, visited a Chester County retirement community last week to bestow honors upon aging veterans during a special Veterans Day ceremony. Muth, who represents parts of Montgomery and Chester Counties, presented four Korean...

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New PA Water Quality Bill Would Hold Industry Accountable

New PA Water Quality Bill Would Hold Industry Accountable

HARRISBURG — A state senator from Montgomery County has joined with a state representative from Lancaster to introduce legislation in both chambers of the General Assembly that they say is designed to help improve water quality across the commonwealth. State Sen....

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New legislation would increase Pennsylvania welfare benefits

New legislation would increase Pennsylvania welfare benefits

The cost of living in nearly every part of the country has increased, particularly in cities, since former President Bill Clinton signed the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program into law in 1996 as part of his welfare reform agenda. The TANF program...

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Legislators hear of water woes from pipeline neighbors

Legislators hear of water woes from pipeline neighbors

HARRISBURG — “All I want is good water,” said military veteran and Johnstown, Cambria County, resident Ron Shawley. Shawley told three elected officials, reporters and the public, during Wednesday morning’s event at the state Capitol Rotunda, about living 20 feet from...

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Sen. Muth To Host Veterans’ Expo In Late October

Sen. Muth To Host Veterans’ Expo In Late October

OAKS, PA — A veterans' expo has been scheduled for later October, the event a chance for local military vets to meet one another and learn about various veterans' services and benefits. The event, which is scheduled for Oct. 30 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center...

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Sen. Muth Blasts State DEP Following Pipeline Criminal Charges

Sen. Muth Blasts State DEP Following Pipeline Criminal Charges

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA — A local state lawmaker who is passionate about environmental legislation and issues has come out and addressed criminal charges recently filed by the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro against builders of the Mariner East 2...

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Sen. Muth Hosts Hearing To Address PA Hazardous Waste Loophole

Sen. Muth Hosts Hearing To Address PA Hazardous Waste Loophole

HARRISBURG, PA — Members of the public are invited Thursday to attend a hearing of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee that will discuss proposed legislation to close a hazardous waste loophole in the state. State Sen. Katie Muth, D-44, who chairs the...

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Climate change advocates push for ‘Go 100 PA’ legislation

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Some Pennsylvania lawmakers and climate change advocates are urging the state to go green. Sen. Katie Muth, who serves parts of our region, joined her Democratic colleagues and members of the nonprofit PennEnvironment in Harrisburg Tuesday. They were...

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PA Rape Kit Tracking Bill Would Empower Sex Assault Victims

PA Rape Kit Tracking Bill Would Empower Sex Assault Victims

"If we are serious about empowering victims and increasing transparency, we need to establish a tracking system that gives victims timely access to their evidence and updates on their cases," Muth, whose district represents Lower Providence and nearby Montgomery...

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Sen. Muth Praises School Masking; Urges Others To Follow Suit

Sen. Muth Praises School Masking; Urges Others To Follow Suit

"Parents from throughout our district and across the Commonwealth have contacted our office supporting our efforts to make classrooms safe," Muth states on her state website. "They have serious concerns about the health of their children and for good reason –...

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Community Gathering 1 Year After Ashwood Apartments Fire

Community Gathering 1 Year After Ashwood Apartments Fire

NORTH COVENTRY TOWNSHIP, PA — One year after the Ashwood Apartments went up in a blaze that displaced 50 families, officials are lauding the "Herculean" community effort the followed and that they say demonstrates what it means to love your neighbors.

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Lawmakers react to Sen. Folmer’s resignation

Lawmakers react to Sen. Folmer’s resignation

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The resignation of Republican state Sen. Mike Folmer, following his arrest on child pornography charges, shocked his constituents and his colleagues in Harrisburg. "I did talk to him on a regular basis towards the beginning of my tenure, but as the...

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Otten and Muth to Hold Series of Town Halls this Month

Otten and Muth to Hold Series of Town Halls this Month

EXTON, September 3, 2019 – State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester, will hold three town hall meetings this month to address topics such as the cost of living, youth mental health and more. Sen. Katie Muth will co-host two of the three meetings. Town halls will...

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Pa. just eliminated general assistance. The need for it hasn’t gone away

Pa. just eliminated general assistance. The need for it hasn’t gone away

By Katie Muth, Maria Collett and Lindsey Williams

This week marks the end of General Assistance (GA) as we know it. The life-saving program that has helped thousands of Pennsylvanians get back on their feet and bridge the gap to self-sustainability ended on Aug. 1.

After a difficult battle through the legislative process and an underhanded maneuver to tie the elimination of GA to millions of dollars of hospitals, we accept that the program will cease to exist. However, that does not mean that the need has vanished.

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Lawmakers talking death penalty at State Capitol

Lawmakers talking death penalty at State Capitol

Executions have become a rarity in Pennsylvania with Governor Tom Wolf instituting a moratorium on the death penalty. Now, some lawmakers want to take it a step further and abolish the death penalty in the state.

A Pennsylvania inmate has not been executed this century with the last one happening in 1999, but there are still plenty of inmates sitting on death row and some lawmakers think it’s doing more harm than good.

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Pa. AG Shapiro holds roundtable on Title X at Planned Parenthood office

Pa. AG Shapiro holds roundtable on Title X at Planned Parenthood office

LOWER POTTSGROVE — Attorney General Josh Shapiro was in Lower Pottsgrove Friday to discuss reproductive rights and Title X funding.

“Every day we are fighting in court to protect women’s rights and particularly to protect healthcare and reproductive rights. Fights that we’ve won, 20, 30, 40 years ago, we’re fighting again,” Democrat Shapiro said to the group.

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PA Legislators Propose Abolishing The Death Penalty

PA Legislators Propose Abolishing The Death Penalty

Democratic lawmakers in Pennsylvania have announced legislation that would abolish the death penalty in the state.

In presenting the Death Penalty Repeal Act, legislators argued that too many innocent inmates wound up death row due to an imperfect justice system.

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Sen. Muth: End Pa. death penalty

Sen. Muth: End Pa. death penalty

A state senator whose district includes portions of Chester, Montgomery and Berks counties joined two Philadelphia legislators Tuesday in calling for the end of the death penalty in Pennsylvania.

State Sen Katie Muth, D-44th, of Royersford, announced the introduction of a bill that would repeal the use of capital punishment in the state, alongside state Sen. Sharif Street, D-3rd, and state Rep. Christopher Rabb, D-200th, both of Philadelphia.

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Top environmental official’s reconfirmation hearing delayed over pipeline concerns

Top environmental official’s reconfirmation hearing delayed over pipeline concerns

A state Senate committee postponed a planned confirmation hearing for one of Pennsylvania’s top environmental officials, after a bipartisan group of lawmakers raised concerns about his agency’s involvement in controversial gas pipeline project.

The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee met Tuesday morning to vote on the nominations of Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell and Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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Limerick Fire Department receives $84K state grant for consolidation

Limerick Fire Department receives $84K state grant for consolidation

LIMERICK — State Sen. Katie Muth, D-44th Dist., has announced that the Limerick Fire Department has been approved for grant funding that will help the department’s consolidation efforts.

The department will receive $84,520 to assist with legal fees and other costs associated with renaming and rebranding.

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