Kim, Fleming, Madsen release statement on Rite Aid ‘reversal’ of payment to laid-off workers

(Mar 08, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 8 – State Reps. Patty Kim, Justin Fleming and David Madsen released the following statement today upon learning the Rite Aid Corporation chose to “reverse” severance payments to workers laid off as part of the company’s bankruptcy agreement, leading to some of those laid-off workers having already-paid money removed from their bank accounts. “We are disappointed and angered to learn Rite Aid not only isn’t paying laid-off workers the severance pay they are contractually obligated to receive, but Rite Aid actually went so far as to take already-paid money out of workers’ bank accounts. Rite Aid owes a lot of money to a lot of creditors as they navigate bankruptcy proceedings, but the first people who should get paid should be the laid-off workers who need the money they are owed to buy food, medicine, and heat -- not the banks, hedge funds and venture capital firms with billions in cash on hand. “We are calling on Rite Aid to immediately get this money back in the wallets of the people who are owed, to take responsibility for any and all overdraft or late payment fees incurred by those impacted, and to never do this again. “We plan on convening legislative hearings to investigate and will also be consulting with the attorney general as to the legality of such decisions by any corporate entity.” Read more

 

Kim applauds more than $152K in support for local fire and EMS companies

(Feb 22, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 22 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, announced today that fire departments and nonprofit EMS agencies serving the 103 rd Legislative District received more than $152,000 in state grants from the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program. “This support for fire departments and EMS is critical for companies accomplishing their missions,” Kim said. “I will continue to ensure this important grant program is renewed and expanded in our budget. Thank you to all of our heroes in Dauphin and Cumberland counties. Your selflessness reflects highly on our communities.” Grants awarded include: City of Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, $16,951.99. Enola Fire Co. 3, $41,395.81. Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services Inc. Fire $13,839.63. Lower Allen Township DBA/Lower Allen Township EMS, $15,000. Lower Allen Township Fire Department, $16,368.42. Mount Pleasant Fire & Rescue Services Inc., $16,951.99. Rescue Fire Co. No. 1, $16,368.42. West Shore Bureau of Fire, $15,201.29. The grant money can be applied to a combination of up to two projects in the following categories: Construction and/or renovation of the fire company's or ambulance service’s facility. Purchase or repair of firefighting, ambulance, or rescue equipment. Debt reduction associated with the facility or Read more

 

2024 Summer Camp Enrollment Links

(Feb 22, 2024)

Harrisburg Parks + Recreation Harrisburg Parks + Rec hosts their annual summer enrichment program at 8 locations throughout the city. Participants will enjoy weekly field trips, leisure play, arts and crafts, group activities, trips to Jackson Lick Pool and more. Price : Free and includes lunch Program Locations : 15th and Vernon, 4th and Emerald, Cloverly, Gorgas, Norwood and Holly, Reservoir Park, Sunshine Park, and Wilson Park Program Dates : June 12 - August 4 Program Times : 10 AM - 3 PM Monday-Friday To Register : Programs (recdesk.com) Christ Cornerstone Academy Christ Cornerstone Academy Summer Camp includes activities such as STEM projects, arts, cooking, camping, skating, devotions, and trips to Get Air and Hershey Park. Price : $175 Activity Fee. (Childcare network accepted) Program Location : 747 N. Front Street, Steelton, Pa 17113 Program Dates : June 12-August 18 Program Times : 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday To Register : Call 717-939-5800 Camp Curtin YMCA Camp Curtin YMCA host campers at their annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) Camp where they’ll enjoy a full day of fun-filled activities that encourage and promote learning throughout. Read more

 

Kim: State awards $145,000 in grants to local CTE schools for new equipment

(Feb 09, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 8 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, announced today that Dauphin County Technical School has been awarded a grant of $85,000 and the Cumberland Perry Area Career & Technical Center a grant of $60,000 by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the purchase of new equipment to help train students in skills required for high-demand occupations. “Our career and technical students need best-in-class educational opportunities so they will be able to thrive in the highly competitive 21 st century global economy,” Kim said. “These grants will make possible the hands-on experience with first-class equipment students need today to build careers in high-demand, high-paying fields. “Students from the 103 rd District are thriving in Dauphin County Technical School and Cumberland Perry Area Career & Technical Center and are going on to have lucrative careers in their chosen fields,” she said. “I believe Pennsylvania would ensure its economic growth for years to come by making sure that more students benefit from these CTE grants.” Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024-25 state budget proposal calls for more than $121 million for career and technical education, and $15 million for career and technical education equipment grants. Read more

 

January 2024

(Feb 01, 2024)

District Office Lease - $2,000 Bulk Mailing Newsletter - $4,261.23 Janitorial Services – $300 Postage - $194.22 Read more

 

Rep. Kim's Weekly E-News Update

(Jan 12, 2024)

Kim Jan. 12 Email Read more

 

December 2023

(Jan 01, 2024)

Event Flyer Mailing Service - $2,484.63 Janitorial Services - $375 Trash/Refuse Removal - $18.58 Postage - $175.70 Read more

 

Kim helps bring more than $4 million in state grants to 103rd District

(Dec 19, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 19 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, announced that she helped secure $4,023,908 in state grants for the 103rd district. “The health of the people in my district is of paramount importance to me, and this grant money will help ensure the purity of the water they drink by supporting critical water infrastructure projects,” Kim said. Kim said, “I am also glad that the artistic expression and the sciences will be supported through arts funding to important cultural organizations in the district.” Funds distributed through the H20 PA Program provide for single-year or multi-year grants to municipalities or municipal authorities to assist with the construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm water projects. Act 54 of 2022 appropriated $205.4 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds to the H2O PA – Water Supply, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Projects Program. $3.5 million for Capital Region Water’s Paxton Creek Interceptor Site Preparation project. Funds distributed through the Small Water and Sewer program provide for small water, sewer, and storm system water infrastructure projects. Act 54 of 2022 appropriated $105.6 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds to the PA Small Water and Sewer Program. $93,500 for Camp Hill’s Creek Road Pump Station Improvements project. $250,000 for Wormleysburg Borough’s South Front Street Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Read more

 

Rep Kim's Weekly E-News Update

(Dec 18, 2023)

Rep Kim's Weekly E-News Update, Dec, 18 Read more

 

Kim applauds passage of Senate bill to extend PACE/PACENET benefits

(Dec 11, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 11 – Majority Chair of the House Aging & Older Adult Services Committee Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, applauded the House’s passage of legislation (SB 607) to extend the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment moratorium when determining eligibility for the state’s prescription drug programs for seniors. The legislation is identical to Kim’s H.B. 1184, which passed the House unanimously on June 13. “Like my bill, the Senate’s legislation would provide critical safeguards to Pennsylvania's seniors’ health and wellness by ensuring they can continue to access essential medications through the PACE and PACENET programs without undue financial burdens,” Kim said. “The bill would enable nearly 29,400 more seniors to remain eligible for these lifesaving programs.” Currently, PACE and PACENET programs benefit approximately 231,000 older Pennsylvanians, offering critical support and access to vital medications. When Social Security COLA increases occur, some older Pennsylvanians discover they exceed income eligibility thresholds and are no longer eligible for these programs. Thanks to the last extension in 2021, approximately 10,000 PACE and PACENET cardholders were able to retain their benefits despite Social Security COLA increases. That moratorium is set to expire on Dec. 31, 2023. “It is of the utmost urgency that we extend the moratorium as soon as possible as time is Read more

 

November 2023

(Dec 01, 2023)

Food for West Shore Marching Band Capitol Visit - $98.85 Janitorial Services – October and November combined - $600 Trash/Refuse Removal – 18.66 Read more

 

Rep. Kim's Weekly E-News Update

(Nov 06, 2023)

Rep Kim's Weekly E-News Update Read more

 

Kim and DHS secretary highlight beginning of LIHEAP season

(Nov 01, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 1 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, joined Department of Human Services Secretary Valerie Arkoosh and representatives from the Public Utility Commission at a news conference at the Tri County Community Action offices in Enola today to highlight the beginning of LIHEAP season. “As the cold weather sets in, financially vulnerable Pennsylvanians may need assistance paying for heat to ensure the health and welfare of their families,” Kim said. “From young families to seniors on fixed incomes, LIHEAP has been a lifesaver, ensuring that utility companies don’t cut off heat in the dead of winter and put lives at risk. I urge qualifying Pennsylvanians to apply for LIHEAP online through COMPASS or at their local county assistance office.” The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP, season began Nov. 1 and provides cash grants to low-income families to help them pay their heating bills. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants . The cash grant is a one-time payment sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider to be credited on the recipient’s bill. These grants range from $300 to $1,000 based on household size, income and fuel type. Households experiencing a heating crisis may be eligible for additional benefits through the LIHEAP crisis program. Emergency situations include: Broken heating Read more

 

October 2023

(Nov 01, 2023)

Food for Veterans Appreciation Breakfast - $666.67 Registration Fee – State of the City Address - $75.00 District Office Refuse - $18.57 Office Supplies - $230.18 Read more

 

Join us at our Veterans Day Breakfast

(Oct 31, 2023)

weekly email Read more

 

Upcoming Events

(Oct 26, 2023)

Upcoming Events Read more

 

Central Pennsylvania state representatives to hold Veterans Day breakfast Nov. 9

(Oct 24, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 24 – State Reps. Justin Fleming, D-Cumberland, David Madsen, D-Dauphin, and Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, will hold a Veterans Day Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at the AFSCME Conference Center, 150 S. 43rd St., Harrisburg. A delicious breakfast will be offered to veterans in recognition of their service. The state representatives and their staff will be available to help with state related issues and questions attendees might have. “We wanted to celebrate and honor those who sacrificed their time with their families and their personal comfort to put their lives at risk for our country and our freedoms,” a statement by the representatives said. “We encourage all area veterans to come and enjoy some delicious food, meet fellow servicemembers and learn about state services benefitting veterans.” Residents who are veterans and would like to attend can click on the link associated with their state representative below to RSVP: Rep. Justin Fleming: https://www.pahouse.com/fleming/Form/?id=1521 . Rep. Patty Kim: https://www.pahouse.com/Kim/Form/?id=1521 . Rep. David Madsen: https://www.pahouse.com/madsen/Form/?id=1521 . Read more

 

Kim receives Legislator of the Year Award from National Association of Social Workers

(Oct 24, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 24 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, today received the Legislator of the Year Award from the National Association of Social Workers Pennsylvania Chapter in recognition of her work as chair of the PA House Aging & Older Adult Services Committee and for her advocacy of legislation to improve state services and public programs. “The work that social workers do in Pennsylvania is important and lifesaving,” Kim said. “It is an honor to receive this award from a group of professionals that have devoted their lives to helping people.” Read more

 

Kim to hold senior health fall festival October 27

(Oct 23, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 23 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, will hold a free Senior Health Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 in the courtyard of the Cumberland Court Apartments, 1111 Capital St. “I wanted to hold this fall festival to support our senior community,” Kim said. “My free senior fair will bring resources and services in one place so our community’s seniors and their caregivers can easily get their questions answered. I hope residents who need assistance can take advantage of this valuable community resource.” There will be over 20 different vendors at the fair, offering everything from refreshments and door prizes to blood pressure screenings, vision checks, stress management and fall risk assessments. Attendees are encouraged to wear their ugliest fall sweater as there will be an ugly fall sweater contest. Kim and her staff will be present to provide constituents with information on state government-related programs and services. Inquiries can be directed to Kim’s office at (717) 303-3715 . Read more

 

Pardon Workshop

(Oct 16, 2023)

Pardon Workshop in the District Office Read more