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Annual Report Luncheon Celebrates King of Prussia’s Explosive Growth

From the King Of Prussia Courier, Sunday, April 22: UPPER MERION–From touting the 20 million-plus annual visitors to Kin got Prussia Mall to King of Prussia offering the largest concentration of commercial office, industrial flex building space in suburban Philadelphia, Kin got Prussia District (KOP-BID) gave a sold-out crowd tons of reasons to celebrate the ever-booming town at a recent Crowne Plaza luncheon… “King of Prussia District doesn’t build office buildings, we don’t build industrial buildings or housing developments. We don’t lease property or rent apartments. We don’t do a lot of the things that have brought so much attention to King of Prussia,” said Eric Goldstein, executive director of the seven-year-old organization and keynote speaker. At an earlier luncheon at the Sheraton Valley Forge–which Goldstein missed owing to a bout of the flu–he spoke to the business advocacy group’s partners through a colorful brochure, which detailed several of King of Prussia’s $1 billion completed or burgeoning development projects. From the King of Prussia Courier, March 27: “There is a palpable new energy and new optimism these days,” noted the ailing Goldstein — emcee Bob Hart explained to the crowd that Goldstein had neglected to get his flu shot — in the report. “2016 was a phenomenal year in King of Prussia … Economic development and job growth continued at an impressive rate.” Nowhere was that economic development more in evidence than at King of Prussia Mall, which owner Simon Property Group unveiled last August when its side-by-side malls, The Plaza and The Court, officially merged into a metropolis all its own, with more than 450 retailers and four...

Unemployed Pennsylvanians on Medicaid could lose health coverage under proposed bill

From TribLive.com: (Click here to view original April 17, 2018 article). The state House on Tuesday advanced a bill that would force “able-bodied” adults enrolled in Medicaid to work at least 20 hours a week or complete job training programs to retain their health insurance coverage. The proposed legislation — House Bill 2138 — cleared the House floor on a 115-80 vote. All but five Republicans and just four Democrats voted to send it to the state Senate. Its prime sponsor, Fayette County Republican Matthew Dowling, touted the bill as a way “to help people out of poverty and reliance on the government for aid.” But critics — including health care patient advocates and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf — dismiss the effort as a President Trump-backed attempt by a growing number of GOP legislature-controlled states to scale back on Medicaid programs as federal attempts have faltered to repeal the Affordable Care Act altogether. “We’re calling on the Senate to reject the efforts put forward by the House today, and we’re calling on Gov. Wolf to once again veto legislation that would do more harm to individuals than it would to help them,” said Antoinette Krause, executive director of the Pennsylvania Health Network Access advocacy group in Philadelphia. “Instead of spending millions of dollars in state resources to throw people off health insurance coverage, lawmakers should be looking for ways to reduce barriers to employment, especially in rural areas outside of Pittsburgh.” Wolf did not go so far as to say he would veto H.B. 2138, but he said through a spokesman Tuesday night that he opposes the bill and...

Josh Shapiro is a no-nonsense reformer who is cleaning up county government, getting its fiscal house in order and creating greater efficiency and effectiveness in government. Dr. Val Arkoosh has been a leader in healthcare reform and is bringing her public service expertise to the courthouse. Together they are our Democratic team for County Commissioner!

Josh Shapiro & Val Arkoosh

Montgomery County Commissioner

Democrats Bill Jenaway and Greg Waks have proven that they are the right team to lead Upper Merion forward.

Bill Jenaway & Greg Waks

Upper Merion Supervisor

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