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Senator Tom McGarrigle

In this Edition:
  • TOMORROW: Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Seminar
  • The 2015 Legislative Year in Review
  • SEPTA and Local Officials Cut Ribbon for 69th Street West Terminal Project
  • Tax Help in the 26thDsitrict
  • Congratulations New Eagles Scouts!
  • Constituent Services

TOMORROW: Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Seminar

On Feb. 4 at 2 p.m., I’ll be hosting a free seminar on the Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program that will help you understand what documents are needed for the rebate application.

It will be held at the Easttown Library, 720 First Avenue in Berwyn.

The seminar will also provide an opportunity to schedule an appointment with our staff in March to help you fill out and send in your application directly to the Department of Revenue. Assistance is also available throughout the filing period in my District Office.

Please RSVP to Nick Cocco at 610-853-4100 or


The 2015 Legislative Year in Review

I was honored to have been elected last fall to represent Pennsylvania’s 26th Senatorial District, which includes parts of Chester and Delaware counties.

My staff and I work hard for the middle-class families in our district to serve as their voice in the State Senate and help them cut through the red tape and bureaucracy at state agencies. This year, I’m anxious to continue working with my colleagues to keep our communities safe, improve our education system, and keep a watchful eye on Harrisburg’s spending.

As the second year of the 2015-2016 legislative session gets underway, I wanted to provide you with a 2015: In Review. In addition to an outline of the legislative process and my committee assignments, the Review includes a recap of events throughout the district. These include our Cyberbullying Seminar Series, Kids Expo, Identity Theft Prevention Fair and our Senior Expo.

I hope you take a few minutes to read through this publication, which includes valuable information on what my office can do for you. I’m looking forward to continuing to serve as your State Senator with respect, integrity and community involvement.

Senator McGarrigle helps cut the ribbon of Crozer-Keystone’s comprehensive new outpatient facility, Crozer-Keystone at Broomall, on January 15. The facility is now accepting new patients for most services.

Senator McGarrigle presents certificates of recognition to the 5th & 6th Grade Team of the St. Francis of Assisi for winning the Class A Parade of Champions.

SEPTA and Local Officials Cut Ribbon for 69th Street West Terminal Project

The 69th Street Transportation Center is a multi-modal facility, serving passengers on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line, Norristown High Speed Line, trolley Routes 101 and 102 and 18 bus routes. Renovations at West Terminal include:

  • Reconstructing pedestrian ramps to terminal platforms, the North and Center Platforms and canopies and Center Platform waiting area
  • Partially reconstructing the South Platform
  • Replacing track and road surface
  • Enhancing safety and security efforts by installing cameras
  • Furthering SEPTA’s commitment to sustainability by incorporating design features, including a green wall and green roofs to reduce storm water drainage; energy efficient LED lighting; and architectural elements in the passenger waiting area that will allow for increased natural light and reduced energy use.

The $19.6 million 69th Street Transportation Center West Terminal Improvements Project was part of SEPTA’s “Rebuilding for the Future” capital program. The work was funded through the Federal Transit Administration Bus and Bus Facility Livability Grant Program and Pennsylvania Act 89.

Tax Help in the 26th Dsitrict

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and older. Click here to find help nearest to you.

PathWays PA will offer free tax preparation in Greater Philadelphia, Camden and Delaware County from January 25 to April 15 2016. Schedule your appointment online today!

Congratulations New Eagles Scouts!

Richard Foster David Yingling

Zachary Thorton (Not Pictured)


If you have questions or concerns with anything involving Pennsylvania state government, or would like to express your opinion on an issue, please do not hesitate to contact me. My staff and I pledge to strive to make state government more accessible and helpful to you. Listed below are several of the services that I invite you to utilize. (Our offices are listed at right.)

My staff and I can help you by providing…

What you can do for me…

  • Let me know your problems. When you encounter bureaucratic red tape and frustration, tell me about it.
  • Let me know when your community organization or municipality is seeking state funding.
  • Do you need an answer in regard to state government? Maybe I have one. If not, I will certainly try to obtain the answer for you.
  • Feel free to call, write, or stop in to my offices to share your opinions on pending legislation. I can best serve you when I know your feelings and have the benefit of your ideas.



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Harrisburg, PA 17120-3026
(717) 787-1350
Fax (717) 787-0196
TTY (800) 364-1581

5037 Township Line Road
(corner of Dermond Rd. & Township Line Rd.)
Drexel Hill, PA 19026-48211
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Toll Free (866) 853-4102

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