Friday, February 22, 2013
The bill would aim to create veteran-friendly programs at Pennsylvania colleges and make it easier for returning veterans to get into or go back to college.
Friday, February 22
Veterans who are transitioning from combat duty to college classrooms would receive special assistance at Pennsylvania colleges, under bipartisan legislation announced by state Rep. Mark Painter. "More than a million veterans and their families are going to college with the financial backing of the federal government through the G.I. Bill and other programs. Thousands of Pennsylvania’s National Guard members are also going to school with the help of state-based tuition assistance," said Painter, D-Montgomery, who discussed the legislation during a news conference at Montgomery County Community College, West/Pottstown Branch. "For those who have given so much, I believe we can do a better job to ensure that they receive a quality education…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Local representative speaks of swearing in, outlook for the future and property taxes.
Wednesday, January 30
After 15 years as the Limerick Tax Collector, Mark Painter said he seems a logical choice for someone to represent the Pottstown, Limerick and Pottsgrove areas. The Representative was sworn in on Jan. 1 and took time during a recent broadcast of "Legislative Journal" to chat about his outlook for the coming years. Painter was joined by his wife, son and daughter-in-law for the swearing in, and said it was a great experience. Painter was named to three committees for the state: agriculture, finance and local goverment. "It's a natural fit," said Painter. Painter noted that property taxes is one of the state, and his local area's, largest points of concern. "It's the number one issue in my district, and for 15 years as a tax collector on the…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The local representative said he will fight Corbett's plan for outside lotto management.
Monday, January 28
Rep. Mark Painter does not agree with Gov. Tom Corbett. Painter says the Pennsylvania governor's plan for privatizing the lottery is not a wise decision. According to a report in the Sanatoga Post, Painter said that he is not in favor of converting the 41-year-old program into a company managed by a foreign company. The article states Painter is one of many representatives to sign an "amicus" or "friend of the court" brief to state his opposition. "The brief supports a lawsuit against the plan filed in December 2012 by the union of some state workers who could lose lottery-related jobs, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees," said the Sanatoga Post article. Painter is a local representative for the areas of Lower…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Painter's office also announced his committee assignments.
Thursday, January 17
State Rep. Mark Painter has a new constituent service office that is open and ready to help Montgomery County residents navigate state government. The office -- located at 600 Heritage Drive, Suite 102, just off High Street in Sunnybrook Village, Sanatoga, PA 19464 -- is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with extended hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The phone number is 610-326-9563 and the fax number is 610-718-5787. Painter noted those numbers are the same as former state Rep. Tom Quigley. "Helping people with their day-to-day concerns involving state government is an integral part of my job as a state representative in addition to crafting and debating legislation at the state Capitol," said …