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September 2017 Expense Report

(Oct 01, 2017)

September 2017 Expenses District Office Leases: $2590 (Steelton District Office: $1,000 (New Kline Village District Office: $1,550 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $3.70 District Office Cleaning: $151 District Office Utilities: $446.32 District Office Supplies: $309.10 Publications: $178.75 Parking/Tolls: $1.75 Postage: $16.04 Legislative Travel/Meetings: $77.01 Food: $61.88 Other Supplies: $3.17 Flags: $45.38 Rep. Kim does NOT accept per diems Read more

 

August 2017 Expense Report

(Sep 01, 2017)

August 2017 Expenses District Office Leases: $2590 (Steelton District Office: $1,000 (New Kline Village District Office: $1,590 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $3.70 District Office Cleaning: $151 District Office Utilities: $946.97 District Office Supplies: $309.10 Parking/Tolls: $6 Postage: $31.06 Legislative Travel/Meetings: $77.01 Food: $61.88 Other Supplies: $6.87 Flags: $45.38 Rep. Kim does NOT accept per diems Read more

 

July 2017 Expense Report

(Aug 01, 2017)

July 2017 Expenses District Office Leases: $2590 (Steelton District Office: $1,000 (New Kline Village District Office: $1,590 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $62.04 District Office Cleaning: $45 District Office Utilities: $44.68 District Office Supplies: $295.98 Parking/Tolls: $3 Postage: $40.27 Legislative Travel/Meetings: $77.01 Rep. Kim does NOT accept per diems Read more

 

June 2017 Expense Report

(Jul 01, 2017)

June 2017 Expenses District Office Leases: $2590 (Steelton District Office: $1,000 (New Kline Village District Office: $1,550 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $3.17 District Office Cleaning: $257 District Office Utilities: $384.07 District Office Sign: $593.13 Postage: $127.07 Communication: $44.68 Rep. Kim does NOT accept per diems Read more

 

May 2017 Expense Report

(Jun 01, 2017)

May 2017 Expenses District Office Leases: $2590 (Steelton District Office: $1,000 (New Kline Village District Office: $1,550 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $62.04 District Office Cleaning: $302 District Office Utilities: $801.11 District Office Supplies: $295.98 Publications: $178.75 Parking/Tolls: $10.00 Postage: $55.38 Legislative Travel/Meetings- $123.39 Security- $240 District Events- $500 Communication- $89.34 Rep. Kim does NOT accept per diems Read more

 

Kim Fighting For Harrisburg's Future

(May 10, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Patty Kim speaks at a Capitol news conference on the Bipartisan Municipal Debt Reform Package (Local Government Unit Debt Act) to address financial transactions that led to the fiscal distress of Harrisburg, other municipalities, and school districts. Read more

 

Children’s Resource Fair is Saturday, May 6 in Harrisburg

(May 02, 2017)

HARRISBURG, May 2 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, will host her Children’s Resource Fair to celebrate summer safety and have fun from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at 1821 Fulton Street in Harrisburg. The fair will feature information about state services, free food, face painting, free prizes and more. State agencies and local organizations will be on hand to provide information on the summer programs available to kids. Kim and her staff also will be there to answer questions and provide information about the Children’s Health Insurance Program, obtaining birth certificates, applying for financial assistance for higher education and other state programs available to the children of the 103rd Legislative District. “It’s a pleasure to put on some fun and function this weekend for families in Harrisburg,” Kim said. “My office and staff are an extremely helpful resource in navigating state services, programs and benefits. I look forward to meeting as many constituents as possible.” Read more

 

Jazz Honored by PA House

(Apr 19, 2017)

Pa. state Reps. Jake Wheatley, Ed Gainey, Stephen Kinsey, Patty Kim and others celebrated April as National Jazz Month in Pennsylvania. With the help of musician Calvin Stemley, they recognized the treasured American art form's contributions to PA and the world. Read more

 

Pa. Tax Amnesty Program runs from April 21 to June 19, 2017

(Apr 13, 2017)

A tax amnesty period for Pennsylvanians will run from April 21, 2017 through June 19, 2017. During this limited 60-day period, the state Department of Revenue will waive all penalties and half of the interest on eligible tax delinquencies for anyone who participates in the 2017 Tax Amnesty Program. For more information, please click here . Read more

 

Valley Forge PA Legislative Appointment Initiative extended to July 1st

(Apr 03, 2017)

Applicants now have until July 1st each year to apply for the LAI to attend Valley Forge Military College in the fall. There is no difference in process or award amounts between 1st-round nominees and 2nd-round nominees. What is the PA Legislative Appointment Initiative? The Pennsylvania Legislative Appointment Initiative (LAI) currently allows each of Pennsylvania’s 203 Representatives, and 50 Senators, to appoint a student from their district as the Commonwealth Scholar for guaranteed admission and a guaranteed partial scholarship to Valley Forge Military College — The Military College of Pennsylvania. A student awarded the Legislative Appointment Initiative Scholarship may receive the award for up to two years. Am I eligible to apply? The Legislative Scholarship is only available to Pennsylvania residents only at Valley Forge Military College, The Military College of Pennsylvania. The minimum academic requirements are a cumulative high school GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale) and a combined verbal and math SAT score of 1000 (or an ACT score of 17). You can apply directly through your local state representative’s or senator’s office or you can apply for the program by applying first to Valley Forge. You must be a Pennsylvania resident. You also must be a legal resident of the district from where you apply. When can I apply? You can apply at any time during your senior year up until July 1st of the year you wish to attend. Read more

 

Wolf Administration Extends Pennsylvania Home Heating Assistance Program Deadline

(Mar 28, 2017)

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Pennsylvanians struggling to pay home heating bills will now have until April 7 to apply for financial help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The federally funded program was slated to end March 31, 2017, but the Wolf Administration decided that given the unpredictable weather this winter, Pennsylvania would extend the program, giving people extra time to apply for funding. “Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable were able to heat their homes this winter because of LIHEAP,” said Governor Wolf. “By keeping the program open longer, we hope to provide additional assistance to those who are struggling to keep their family warm.” LIHEAP offers assistance in the form of a cash grant sent directly to the utility company or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Some households are eligible for both types of assistance. Cash grants are based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region. In addition to proof of income and household size, applicants must provide a recent bill or a statement from their fuel dealer verifying their customer status and the type of fuel used. “Everyone deserves a safe, warm home. I encourage Pennsylvanians to apply today to ensure they have the necessary resources to stay warm as the climate continues to be unpredictable,” said Department of Read more

 

Kim Honors Fallen Fire Fighter

(Mar 13, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Patty Kim honors Harrisburg Firefighter Dennis DeVoe, who lost his life responding to a fire on March 10, 2017. Read more

 

Kim Wraps Up 2nd Week of Budget Hearings

(Mar 03, 2017)

As a new member of the House Appropriations Committee, Pa. state Rep. Patty Kim is using the budget hearing process to ask hard questions that matter most to her constituents. Read more

 

Kim Asks Hard Questions at Appropriations Hearings

(Feb 24, 2017)

As a new member of the House Appropriations Committee, Pa. state Rep. Patty Kim is using the budget hearing process to ask hard questions that matter most to her constituents. Read more

 

Kim: Governor’s Budget Plan A Good First Step

(Feb 07, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Patty Kim says Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal is a common sense plan that makes smart choices to streamline government without compromising services to citizens or raising taxes on the middle class. The next step is the House closely examining the plan in public hearings. Read more

 

Kim invites constituents to new office opening

(Feb 06, 2017)

State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, announced today that residents of the 103rd Legislative District are invited to the grand opening of her new district office from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at 46 Kline Village. Read more

 

Kim: #RaiseTheWage

(Jan 31, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Patty Kim emphasizes the need to increase the state's minimum wage to grow the economy for all workers at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at the YWCA in Harrisburg. Read more

 

Kim holds Policy Committee hearing on raising minimum wage

(Jan 30, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 30 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on raising the minimum wage. Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, co-chaired the hearing at the YWCA, which discussed the effects of increasing the minimum wage. “Pennsylvania is long overdue for an increase in the minimum wage,” Kim said. “It’s been eight years since the floor was raised to $7.25 in Pennsylvania. In 2016, the inflation-adjusted minimum wage was about one-third below its 1968 level – even though productivity has doubled since 1968.” “When we talk about a minimum wage, we should be talking about a livable wage,” Sturla said. “Pennsylvanians who work 40 hours a week should not be living in poverty. I support raising the minimum wage, and I’m glad the Policy Committee can bring more attention to the issue.” Currently, someone earning minimum wage who works 40 hours per week only earns $15,080, some $4,700 below the poverty line, requiring many people to rely on government assistance programs to get by. Testifiers were Sean Ramaley, deputy secretary at the state Department of Labor and Industry; John Traynor, owner of Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center and the Kitchen Bar; Mary Quinn, president and CEO of the YWCA Harrisburg; and Mark Price, Ph.D., a labor economist from the Keystone Research Center. For hearing testimonies, Read more

 

Patty Kim seeks minimum wage boost

(Jan 24, 2017)

State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, unveiled her updated minimum wage bill at a Capitol news conference today in the Capitol Media Center. During the event, Kim and other lawmakers discussed the merits of phasing in increases that differentiate for small businesses. This proposed change in the minimum wage scale for workers across the commonwealth will be further examined during a public hearing on the matter at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at the YWCA, Highmark Room, 1101 Market St. “In the budget negotiations, minimum wage should be a top priority,” Kim said. “Opponents will say we can’t afford to increase the minimum wage, but I must maintain, as we begin the 2017 legislative session, that this is something we simply cannot afford not to do.” Kim’s proposal includes seven scheduled increases, beginning with $12 per hour effective July 1, with additional 50 cent incremental increases yearly to $15 per hour by 2023. Currently, someone earning minimum wage who works 40 hours per week only earns $15,080, some $4,700 below the poverty line, requiring many people to rely on government assistance programs to get by. At next week's hearing, Kim will be joined by Mary Quinn, president and CEO of the YWCA Harrisburg, Mark Price, Ph.D., a labor economist from the Keystone Research Center, and others to discuss her proposal in more detail. For more information, contact Kim’s office at Read more

 

Pa. granted extension on REAL ID compliance

(Jan 20, 2017)

Pennsylvania received a limited extension through June 6 to update driver’s licenses to meet requirements under the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, but the General Assembly must still act quickly to comply. Without action, Pennsylvanians could be denied access to federal facilities and eventually even airline travel. Specifically, Pennsylvanians will need federally approved ID for air travel beginning Jan. 22, 2018, and with the limited extension we will need a federally approved ID to access federal buildings, nuclear power plants and military bases beginning June 7, 2017. Rest assured, I am following this issue very closely and am doing everything possible to ensure that we pass comprehensive changes to comply with the federal government. Please visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id/pennsylvania for the most up to date information on the requirements and remember that my office can help you obtain a birth certificate or driver’s license. Read more