Republican lawmaker calls police after ‘aggressive and belligerent’ call with Democratic colleague over LGBTQ bill
A Philadelphia suburban Republican called the police to his home after a Democratic colleague launched into a late-night, curse-filled tirade against him in a phone call on Monday. In a statement released Tuesday, Rep. Tom Murt, R-Montgomery, claimed that Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, told him in the call that Sims would “ruin” Murt and that […]
Suburban Philly Republican Rep. Tom Murt not running for reelection
The now open 152nd House District seat includes Hatboro and Lower and Upper Moreland Townships in Montgomery County, as well as part of Bustleton in Philadelphia.
Facing veto threat, Pa. House approves bill blocking Wolf from closing centers for the intellectually disabled
The chamber’s 139-55 vote on Wednesday afternoon split both Republicans and Democrats, but reached the two-thirds majorities needed to overcome Wolf’s veto promise.
Bill banning female genital mutilation headed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk | Friday Morning Coffee
The legislation is based on a House bill sponsored by Rep. Tom Murt, R-Montgomery
Should parents be allowed to raid retirement funds to pay for their kids’ needs today?
At the state and federal level, politicians who want to address pressing issues without spending public dollars are looking to let individuals mortgage part of their own future for the good of their kids. One of Pennsylvania’s few remaining moderate southeast Republicans and an arch-conservative former U.S. senator are both pushing plans that would let […]
Redistricting reformers have one more shot at preventing a 2021 gerrymander
The fight to change how Pennsylvania draws its political boundaries is going into overtime.