Kim: Higher wages for higher costs

(May 13, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Patty Kim has older Pennsylvanians and seniors on her mind. Kim is fighting for a budget that returns money back to the people who need it the most. Many older adults have stepped up to help out loved ones and friends while their peers have unfortunately succumbed to a global pandemic. She is working for a higher minimum wage to help their family members and the seniors who have had to go back to work. Read more

 

Kim announces more than $11.5M state investment for local projects

(Apr 25, 2022)

“I was proud to have written to the governor asking for support of several projects, including the Dauphin County Library System’s need for expansion on Walnut Street,” Kim added. “This expansion project will not only allow for the renovation of the 19th century Haldeman Haly House, but it will provide additional space for a children’s center as well as community, conference and counseling rooms." Read more

 

Kim announces $4 million in funds to help transform former Bishop McDevitt site

(Apr 22, 2022)

“This project is essential for the city and its residents,” Kim said. “Unfortunately, blight has been an issue across the state, when vacated buildings become eyesores or a danger and health issue to the community. This funding will allow for this unique building to once again house teaching, education and recreational opportunities for Harrisburg’s young people. The creation of the JEDI Innovation Center is an opportunity to enrich the lives of our residents and make our city a better place to call home.” Read more

 

Rep. Kim announces $900K improvements for Greenbelt, Paxtang Parkway trails

(Apr 20, 2022)

“Residents from Dauphin and Cumberland counties and surrounding areas regularly use the shared trails in our district for recreational opportunities,” Kim said. “We are blessed to have these recreational resources in our backyard, but the time has come to restore some of the severely degraded paved trail so that they can continue to be used and enjoyed for years to come.” Read more

 

Kim announces investment to repair, replace water supply systems

(Apr 20, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 20 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, announced the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, known as Pennvest , has approved a $41.6 million loan to Capital Region Water to repair and replace water supply systems throughout Dauphin County. The first phase of the project aims to replace 6,300 feet of pipe as well as meters and valves to prevent water main breaks in the Allison Hill neighborhood, specifically on Cameron Street, between State and Berryhill streets. “The need to upgrade our water supply systems was necessary to provide safe and reliable access for all our residents,” Kim said. “Everyday access to safe water is essential to public health and safety.” Later phases of the project will consist of upgrading water meters in Harrisburg, Susquehanna Township and the borough of Penbrook, as well as improvements for the DeHart Dam in Rush Township. Capital Region Water serves more than 18,000 customers. Water bills will not be affected because of this work. The project is expected to begin July 13 and be completed on June 1, 2025. Read more

 

Kim announces more than $132K in funding to improve safety

(Apr 14, 2022)

“This program exists in order to provide the necessary funds to update security, training and safety procedures to protect nonprofit organizations from violent attacks, hate crimes and acts of terrorism,” Kim said. “I’m pleased to see funding will be provided to organizations in order to protect local residents and preserve their right to worship and gather in our community safely. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention this program was created after the 2018 shooting at a synagogue in Squirrel Hill, a tragedy that resulted in the death of 11 innocent people loved throughout their community.” Read more

 

PLBC introduces resolution for National Minority Health Month in PA

(Apr 13, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 13 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, along with PLBC members Reps. Stephen Kinsey, Patty Kim and Manuel Guzman, introduced a resolution that would recognize April 2022 as National Minority Health Month in Pennsylvania. The resolution was spurred by National Minority Health Week, which was inspired by the creation of National Negro Health Week in 1915 by Booker T. Washington and the U.S. Public Health Service. The focus was to improve the overall health status of Black Americans and to encourage Black professionals to join the medical field. National Negro Health Week then grew into the National Negro Health Movement to educate the public about continuing health disparities year-round. The U.S. Public Health Service then published National Negro Health News to update on activities of the movement and publish reports on Black health in America. The theme for 2022 is Give Your Community a Boost, which supports the CDC’s recommendation of the Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot as a means to combat the global pandemic. “Minorities are significantly more at risk for both terminal and treatable illnesses,” Bullock said. “But because many do not have access to affordable health care or insurance, the life-saving power of early detection by a primary care physician is hardly ever obtainable. These health disparities were exposed during and because of the recent pandemic.” The Read more

 

Winter 2022 Newsletter

(Mar 29, 2022)

Here's the digital copy of the newsletter mailed throughout the 103rd Legislative District in winter 2022. Read more

 

As prices rise at the pumps, it’s time to raise the minimum wage

(Mar 23, 2022)

An increase in the minimum wage to $12 would directly benefit 765,000 Pennsylvania workers. Increasing it to $15 would benefit a staggering 1.5 million workers - or nearly 25% of the commonwealth’s work force. Read more

 

Kim to host Rent Rebate Workshop for Seniors

(Mar 14, 2022)

If you are 65 or older, a widow or widower age 50 or older or a person with disabilities 18 and older, join us on Tuesday, March 15 at our Kline Village office or on Thursday, March 17 at our Steelton offices. Join us from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- both offices will provide you with assistance. Read more

 

Community update: Summer employment opportunities, become a citizen sponsor

(Feb 02, 2022)

Find summer employment opportunities for college students, learn about legislation to make government more transparent and become a citizen sponsor for measures to reform our criminal justice system in this month's community update. Read more

 

PennDOT Summer Maintenance Program for college students

(Jan 27, 2022)

Find more details on PennDOT's Summer Maintenance Program here. Read more

 

Kinsey seeks solutions for problems in Pa. prison system

(Jan 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., held a news conference today with House and Senate colleagues and prison-reform advocates to discuss legislation to help address systemic problems in Pennsylvania’s prison system. Kinsey was joined by House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila., House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, D-Phila., state Reps. Amen Brown, Danilo Burgos, Joe Hohenstein, Darisha Parker and Brian Sims, all D-Phila.; Tim Briggs, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez and Joe Webster, all D-Montgomery; Bob Brooks, R-Westmoreland/Allegheny; Gina Curry, D-Delaware; Manuel Guzman, D-Berks; Dianne Herrin, D-Chester; Carol Hill-Evans, D-York; Patty Kim, D-Dauphin; Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny; Maureen Madden, D-Monroe; Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery; and Regina Young, D-Delaware/Phila.; along with state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Phila. and Anton Andrew from PA Prison Society. “Right now, in Pennsylvania and the entire United States, we have a prison system that does not work,” Kinsey said. “We must pass legislation to reform this system, so that those incarcerated have a chance to live dignified lives when they’re serving their sentence and when they’ve completed it.” The lawmakers are seeking enactment of several bills that would improve the prison system for incarcerated people and their families as well as save taxpayer dollars, including: Probation and Parole Reform: Earned Compliance Read more

 

Now open for applications: Project Safe and Smart and Rural Health Funding Opportunities

(Dec 07, 2021)

Read the about the latest state grant opportunities. Read more

 

Community update: Two important projects in Harrisburg receive funding

(Dec 02, 2021)

Learn more about two projects that recently received state funding in Harrisburg. In this month's update we also have details on important state programs that could save you money. Read more

 

Kim announces $500K in funding to curb gun violence in Harrisburg

(Dec 02, 2021)

“I’m hopeful that this grant will provide the funds needed to not only address violence in the city of Harrisburg but also decrease the gun violence in our city,” Kim said. “State funds will be used to help local organizations and community aides to work at the street level to make changes that will have a positive impact in our community.” Read more

 

Kim announces $150K grant for Reservoir Park updates

(Nov 30, 2021)

“The city of Harrisburg has some beautiful parks, however, there is a need for updating and improving some of our green spaces,” Kim said. “This grant will allow the city to improve and revitalize Reservoir Park as well as support families and young children by providing them with a new and safe space to play.” Read more

 

Community update: News from the PA House of Representatives

(Nov 01, 2021)

Here's an update on what happened around our community and in the PA House of Representatives during the last month. Read more

 

Community update: Assistance workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 5

(Oct 04, 2021)

Register to attend my assistance workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 5. Also find out the latest work being done in Harrisburg and throughout our community. Read more

 

Learn more: Three steps to SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

(Oct 04, 2021)

Find the Three-Step Process document that details the application process and does a good job setting expectations about that process. Read more