Monday, November 30, 2015

POSTED: Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 2:07 PM
Montgomery County Commissioner Chairman Josh Shapiro. (David Warren / Staff File Photo)

The Philadelphia Business Journal is launching a new "Power 76" ranking of the most influential people in Greater Philadelphia.  Among the cohort named today (# 51-76), six have Montco ties.

Montgomery County Commissioners Chairman Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, came in at #61.  

Bill Glazer, the Conshohocken-based developer who is revamping the Curtis Center, in addition to major projects in Conshohocken and other suburban towns, came in at #72.  

POSTED: Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6:22 PM
Democratic Commissioner Josh Shapiro said he also was troubled by the lack of urgency in Harrisburg, but didn't believe Montgomery County's vote would make a difference either way. (Laurence Kesterson/File Staff Photo)

Montgomery County's elected officials agreed Thursday to cover the state's bills for another month -- but not without expressing growing anger that the counties, schools, and other organizations who rely on state funding do not appear to be a consideration in the now four-month-long budget impasse.

"Do the legislature, the governor, either or both, feel pressure from counties that are not backstopping the human services needs?" asked Republican Commissioner Bruce Castor.  "I’m wrestling with the question of whether we are enabling the governor and the legislature to continue with their impasse by making sure that the funds are available for people who need it in our county."

Montgomery County, as of Oct. 1, was owed more than $20 million in reimbursements for drug and alcohol treatment, mental health, elder care, homeless programs, and other state-funded human services.

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Montco Memo, a blog written by Inquirer staffer Jessica Parks, covers police and courts, issues and community news in Montgomery County.

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