Losing allies is not good

Aug. 06, 2020 /

State Rep. Brian Sims, to put it politely, lost his temper with State Rep. Tom Murt this week. This is not the first such outburst from Sims, but while he might claim that other outbursts were directed at those who do not support our rights, this time it was aimed at an ally, someone who has consistently been in our corner.

Murt Statement on Threats from Philadelphia Colleague

Aug. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG—Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery) issued the following statement on his conversation with Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) in which Sims threatened Murt after Murt issued a memo along with Reps. Kevin Boyle (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Pam DeLissio (D-Philadephia/Montogmery) and Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) seeking co-sponsors for his legislation to create a LGBTQ+ Bill of Rights:

Murt Requests Clarification on State Mitigation Efforts for Schools

Jul. 17, 2020 /

HARRISBURG—Responding to concerns of Montgomery County parents and teachers, Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) sent a letter to Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera seeking clarification on the state’s COVID-19 mitigation directives for schools.

Murt Office Closed for Two Weeks

Mar. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG: Consistent with the governor’s directive to protect the public from the COVID-19 virus, the office of Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) at 19 South York Road will be closed to the public for two weeks at the close of business today.

Murt to Help Students Pack Food with Students

Mar. 05, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) will join students of Pennypack Elementary School to load a truck with food collected by the students for delivery to Lehman Church for their food pantry.

Upper Moreland Awarded School Safety Grant

Feb. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG—Rep. Thomas Murt (Montgomery/Philadelphia) today announced that the Upper Moreland School District will receive a grant to improve security at its schools.

Murt Announces Grants for Road Improvements

Nov. 12, 2019 /

HARRISBURG- Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved a grant to make pedestrian improvements to sections of York Road in Hatboro, and a second grant to improve traffic flow on Davisville Road near the former Willow Grove Day Camp.

New bill makes female genital mutilation a felony in Pennsylvania

Aug. 02, 2019 /

Female genital mutilation, a form of horrific abuse that affects thousands of women and girls throughout the world, is now a felony in Pennsylvania, thanks to some recently signed legislation. And good timing. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pittsburgh region ranks among one of the top metropolitan areas in the nation for female genital mutilation risk.