Kim joins PennEnvironment to urge PA to pursue clean energy production

(Oct 11, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 11 – State Rep. Patty Kim joined representatives from PennEnvironment at a news conference at the state Capitol today marking the release of the organization’s new study ranking Pennsylvania 50th in the nation for percent growth in total solar, wind and geothermal generation since 2013. “If the environmental and weather disasters happening worldwide tell us anything, it’s that we must come together now to develop a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania,” Kim said. “Developing a clean energy economy is the best chance to avoid the full devastating impact of climate change. “The PA Legislature can play a key role in fostering a clean energy economy, but too many bills have been stalled in committee,” Kim said. “I’m calling on my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to realize that time is running out fast. Our children’s and grandchildren’s lives depend on us passing smart, commonsense legislation quickly to turn the tide against the onslaught of climate change.” The study, “Renewables on the Rise 2023,” charts the growth of six key clean energy technologies in states over the past decade: solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging stations. The report demonstrates that clean energy in the commonwealth is growing at a much slower rate than other states. Since 2013, Pennsylvania has seen a Read more

 

Kim praises M&T Bank’s $250,000 investment in Harrisburg University program to foster area entrepreneurs

(Oct 11, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 11 – A longtime advocate for supporting higher education in Central Pennsylvania, state Rep. Patty Kim today praised M&T Bank’s $250,000 investment in the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology at its award ceremony at Strawberry Square in Harrisburg. Kim said money will be used to foster entrepreneurship in Central Pennsylvania by helping CIE assist innovators in their entrepreneurial ventures through programming designed to provide infrastructure and access to resources for startups with a focus on minority- and women-owned businesses. “The partnership between M&T Bank and CIE will provide a major investment in often-overlooked entrepreneurial talent pools -- minorities and women,” Kim said. “This money will help these groups get access to the critical resources they need for their businesses to thrive. Economic equity in Central Pennsylvania is the foundation for a thriving business economy and greater social equality in our region.” Read more

 

Representative Kim Applauds the Passing of ATV Legislation

(Oct 10, 2023)

We need the Senate to pass our bill to allow our 3rd class cities to create strong and enforceable ordinances to crack down on ATV/Dirt-bike riding on city streets. Read more

 

Indigenous Peoples Day is today

(Oct 09, 2023)

Today, we celebrate the Indigenous communities who have shared their wisdom and culture with the world for countless generations. I hope we can come together and continue to better recognize our Indigenous communities by recognizing and righting historical injustices, educating ourselves and serving our communities. Over this long weekend, I encourage you to reflect on the rights and contributions of Indigenous Peoples where you live. Read more

 

Festival de Salud De Otono Para Mayores

(Oct 05, 2023)

Senior Health Fall Festival Read more

 

Pardon Workshops

(Oct 05, 2023)

Pardon Workshops Read more

 

Rent Rebate Workshops

(Oct 05, 2023)

Rent Rebate Workshops Read more

 

Senior Health Fall Festival

(Oct 05, 2023)

Senior Health Fall Festival Read more

 

Senior Health and Resource Fair

(Oct 04, 2023)

Senior Health Fair Read more

 

Pa. bill would allow cities to crack down on illegal dirt bikes, ATVs

(Oct 04, 2023)

State legislators from Pennsylvania's urban areas – including Harrisburg – are hoping a bill that would allow cities to pass their own, stricter rules regarding dirt bikes and ATVs will help curb the problem of off-road vehicles ridden by thrill-seekers on city streets. Read more

 

September 2023

(Oct 01, 2023)

Business Meal – $241.25 - Staff Meeting; mid-year recap, planning for EOY 2023. District Office Utilities – $102.40 District Office Refuse - $18.41 Mailing - $218.54 Office Cleaning - $300.00 Read more

 

Democrats introduce legislative platform to support grandparents raising grandchildren

(Sep 26, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 26 – Pennsylvania House Aging and Older Adults Committee Majority Chair Patty Kim was joined by fellow Democratic state representatives and grandparents’ rights advocates in the Capitol on Tuesday to introduce a legislative platform to support grandparents and kin caregivers raising young relatives in Pennsylvania. “In Pennsylvania today, grandparents or other relatives are the primary caregivers for an estimated 202,000 children whose parents are absent for a number of reasons,” said Kim, D-Dauphin, Cumberland. “These grandparents and relatives are doing truly heroic work taking care of these vulnerable children, but they need critical financial, educational, and health care supports from the state to help them raise their grandkids. Our legislative package will go far in ensuring that caregivers have short term emergency help and that children remain with their grandparent and kin caregivers.” The legislative program includes: Kim’s H.B. 1688, which would establish a grant program to allow Area Agencies on Aging to assist in specific instances where grandparents need short-term emergency help to address the personal care needs of the grandchild who is living with them. Many grandparents supporting grandchildren are low-income households depending upon social security, Medicare and Medicaid. They aren't always equipped to address emergency personal needs of the child or children for whom they are caring. Read more

 

Weekly update: 9/18/22

(Sep 15, 2023)

For those of us who lived through September 11, 2001 – we will always remember where we were when we got the news, what we did and how we felt. Although years have passed by, the impact of those attacks goes far beyond the thousands of tragic deaths that occurred that day. Read more

 

August 2023

(Sep 12, 2023)

Tent/Canopy for Summer Events - $134.98 Janitorial/Cleaning - $300.00 Trash/Refuse - $27.00 Read more

 

Kim's Weekly Update: 9/8/23

(Sep 08, 2023)

Now that school has started and we’re heading into the Fall season, I would like to share some information and update you on my upcoming district events. Read more

 

Happy Labor Day!

(Aug 31, 2023)

Happy Labor Day! Read more

 

Kim announces $95,400 in state funding to provide fresh fruit and vegetable to area schools

(Aug 17, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 17 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, announced that $95,472 in state funding has been awarded to three area schools to provide fruits and vegetables to students under the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Benjamin Franklin School $56,520 Downey School $27,792 Premier Arts and Science Charter School $11,160 Through the program, the schools will receive reimbursement for the cost of making free fresh fruits and vegetables available to students during the school day. These fresh fruits and vegetables must be provided separately from the lunch or breakfast meal in one or more areas of the school during the school day. “To help our students make smart choices in what they eat, we need to make sure that healthy choices are available,” Kim said. “According to the CDC, childhood obesity has tripled since the 1970s and, most recently, kids gained weight even faster during the pandemic. This FFVP funding will help area schools play a fundamental role in preventing obesity by teaching students to make smart health choices by offering tasty, fresh fruits and vegetables as snacks. Thanks to this federal funding, our schools will be teaching kids how to live healthy lives.” The goal of FFVP is to introduce children to fresh fruits and vegetables, to include new and different varieties, and to increase overall acceptance and Read more

 

Rep. Kim's Bi-Weekly Update

(Aug 11, 2023)

Rep. Kim's Bi-Weekly Update Read more

 

Kim joins Shapiro for Property Tax/Rent Rebate expansion bill signing

(Aug 10, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 10 – House Aging & Older Adult Services Committee majority chair, state Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, joined Gov. Josh Shapiro at the West Shore Senior Center in New Cumberland for the ceremonial signing of H.B. 1100. The new law expands the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program to nearly 175,000 more Pennsylvania seniors and people with disabilities and doubles rebates for many of the 400,000 people who already qualify. A co-prime sponsor of H.B. 1100, Kim said that the bill delivers the largest targeted tax break for Pennsylvania seniors in nearly two decades. The new income limits and increased rebates from Act 7 of 2023 will be used when the 2024 program opens. “As majority chair of the Aging & Older Adult Services Committee, I’ve heard from many Pennsylvania seniors and individuals with disabilities about how important it is for them to stay in their homes for their health and sense of wellbeing,” Kim said. “The PTRR expansion will provide a critical financial lifeline to members of our families, friends and neighbors that will help enable them to keep up with the cost of living.” Act 7 of 2023 will increase the income limit to $45,000 for both homeowners and renters and raise the maximum rebate amount from $650 to $1,000. The overwhelmingly bipartisan passage of the law marks the first time the program has been updated since 2006 and the first time since 2009 that the income limits to qualify for Read more