Madden sets priorities for first term in state House

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – During a ceremony at the state Capitol opening the 2017-18 legislative session, Rep. Maureen Madden took the oath of office to begin her first term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

“My first swearing-in day surrounded by family and friends is exciting, however I’m ready to get down to business with my colleagues and address the issues that are important to residents of the 115th District. We must allocate education funding in a more equitable way, reduce property taxes, and bring good-paying jobs to Pennsylvania,” said Madden, D-Monroe.

She plans to co-sponsor legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, as well as a bill that would end discrimination based on sexual orientation.

“There are environmental issues that concern me, as well. Are we doing everything we can to protect our air, water and land from the fracking of natural gas? I look forward to examining this more closely during the coming months,” she said.

Madden’s constituent service office is up and running at 354 Memorial Blvd., Room 4 in Tobyhanna, 18466. The phone number is 570-894-7905.

She also invites people to visit her website – www.pahouse.com/Madden – which has links to information on state services and includes a form that allows constituents to email her. She also maintains a legislative Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RepMaureenMadden and Twitter feed @RepMadden.