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Local Schools Awarded Over $16,000 in School Safety Grants

Local Schools Awarded Over $16,000 in School Safety Grants

Royersford – October 18, 2019 – Sen. Katie Muth (D-Chester, Berks, Montgomery) applauded the approval of Pennsylvania Safe Schools Targeted Grants awarded to two schools in the 44th District. “The students, faculty, and staff of schools in the 44th deserve to feel...

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Lower Providence Township Approved for Green Light-Go Funding

Lower Providence Township Approved for Green Light-Go Funding

Royersford – October 4, 2019 – Sen. Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) applauded the approval of Green Light-Go funding awarded to Lower Providence Township that will assist with traffic signal upgrades and operations. “Improving transportation safety is a constant...

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Lawmakers, Advocates Call for Emergency Relief

Lawmakers, Advocates Call for Emergency Relief

Harrisburg – September 24, 2019 – Senators Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) and Andy Dinniman (D-Chester) joined Representatives Elizabeth Fiedler (D-Philadelphia), Malcom Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia), Melissa Shusterman (D-Montgomery), and advocates to call for the creation of an Emergency Relief program to help Pennsylvanians who lost financial support through the elimination of the General Assistance (GA) program.

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Muth Hosts Hearing on Ending the Rape Culture Epidemic

Muth Hosts Hearing on Ending the Rape Culture Epidemic

Phoenixville – September 20, 2019 – Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) joined victim-survivors, advocates, and lawmakers for a Democratic Policy Hearing on ending the rape culture epidemic. Muth requested and hosted the hearing with Sen. Tim Kearney...

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Funding Approved for West Norriton Stormwater Project

Funding Approved for West Norriton Stormwater Project

Harrisburg – Sept. 19, 2019 – The Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved funding for the Alexander Drive Basin stormwater retrofit project in West Norriton. “Ensuring that municipalities have improved and updated systems to handle stormwater runoff is paramount...

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Victory Park Approved for ADA Access Improvement Funding

Victory Park Approved for ADA Access Improvement Funding

Royersford, PA – September 18, 2019 – Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) announced funding has been approved for Victory Park to begin the ADA and accessible playground improvement project. “ADA accessibility is important to ensure that all residents of...

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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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State Senate Policy Committee to Convene in Phoenixville

State Senate Policy Committee to Convene in Phoenixville

Harrisburg, PA − September 13, 2019 − At the request of Sens. Katie Muth and Tim Kearney, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing Friday in Phoenixville on addressing institutional and societal rape culture. The hearing is scheduled for...

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Muth: Applications Being Accepted for School Safety Grants

Muth: Applications Being Accepted for School Safety Grants

Royersford – September 12, 2019 – Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) is encouraging local school districts to apply for the School Safety and Security Grant Program and for municipalities to apply for Community Violence Prevention/Reduction grants. “Both...

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Muth Joins Hearing on Rising Prescription Drug Costs

Muth Joins Hearing on Rising Prescription Drug Costs

Havertown – September 11, 2019 – Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) joined Sen. Tim Kearney (D-Delaware/Chester) at the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on the rising costs of prescription drugs.

The hearing was requested by Rep. Mike Zabel (D-Delaware) and was attended by legislators, affordable health care advocates, and health care professionals.

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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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Airport Improvement Grant Approved for G.O. Carlson Airport

Airport Improvement Grant Approved for G.O. Carlson Airport

August 29, 2019 – Royersford – Sen. Katie Muth (D-Chester, Berks, Montgomery) announced G.O. Carlson Airport has been approved for grant funding to help with infrastructure upgrades. “I am proud to see grant funding approved for G.O. Carlson Airport, “ said Muth....

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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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Muth Applauds Signing of Victims’ Rights Legislative Package

Muth Applauds Signing of Victims’ Rights Legislative Package

ROYERSFORD – July 17, 2019 – Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) applauded the governor’s signing of six bills that help to ensure and protect the rights of crime victims in Pennsylvania. “It is important to include the rights of victims in criminal justice...

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Muth Announces Housing Assistance Funding for the 44th District

Muth Announces Housing Assistance Funding for the 44th District

Royersford – July 12, 2019 – Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) announced that the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Authority (PHFA) has approved funding for eight housing assistance programs in the 44th district. “There is a constant need to provide housing...

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Senator Muth Calls for 100% Renewable Energy in Pennsylvania

Senator Muth Calls for 100% Renewable Energy in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA– June 19, 2019 – Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) joined advocates of the clean energy movement today as they rallied to promote renewable energy initiatives at the state capitol. “We have a duty to maintain our values of security, safety,...

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