Madden: Charter School Reform is Essential

(13 hours ago)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden supports the bipartisan effort to reform charter schools so charters are in line with traditional public schools. She said it's critical that schools across the commonwealth are equitably funded while addressing the burdensome and unfair costs of charter schools and cyber charter schools that get passed along to homeowners via higher property taxes. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Justice assistance, regional policing, and community conservation funding opportunities

(13 hours ago)

Read about the latest state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Madden: Redistricting and reapportionment are politically stressful, but so what? Fairness matters more

(Jan 18, 2022)

This isn’t about us as elected officials. This isn’t about party. This isn’t even about the Legislative Reapportionment Commission, with its bipartisan makeup and nonpartisan appointed chairman. It’s about doing what’s right for Pennsylvanians by putting an end to nonsensical gerrymandering and focusing on fair and equal representation. Read more

 

NEPA Lawmakers: Scranton-to-NYC passenger rail service makes perfect sense for our region

(Jan 08, 2022)

The Scranton-to-NYC corridor would include rail stations in Tobyhanna, Mount Pocono and East Stroudsburg, plus several stops in New Jersey. Read more

 

Madden Stresses Vaccines, Boosters and Masks as COVID-19 Surges

(Jan 06, 2022)

In an interview with Fox 56, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden urges Monroe County residents to get on board with its seniors, who are vaccinated against COVID-19 at 84%, as case counts rise and health care workers are stressed beyond belief. Vaccines and boosters, she said, help protect oneself, as well as one's family and friends, from the worst of the virus. Read more

 

Support for Scranton-to-NYC passenger train project picks up steam

(Jan 04, 2022)

Amtrak’s study of a proposed Scranton-to-New York City passenger train should be done by August, a railroad official said Tuesday. Read more

 

Madden on rise in COVID-19 cases: 'I wish Monroe County would get on board"

(Jan 04, 2022)

"We need people to wear masks, we need people to get vaccinated, we need people to get boosted," Madden said Tuesday. Read more

 

Cartwright, local officials continue support for Scranton-NYC passenger train service

(Jan 04, 2022)

"There is an immediate need for it as thousands of people travel from Monroe County to northern New Jersey and metropolitan New York City every day for their jobs," Cartwright said at an event in Stroudsburg Tuesday. Read more

 

Rep. Madden 2021 Winter Newsletter

(Dec 29, 2021)

Madden's winter newsletter focuses on veterans issues and infrastructure. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Veteran and substance abuse funding opportunities

(Dec 21, 2021)

Read about the latest grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Madden: It's Time to Prioritize Cleaner Energy

(Dec 16, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden supports Pennsylvania's efforts to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative because it's a step in the right direction and puts cleaner energy in the spotlight. With global temperatures rising and more frequent instances of extreme weather causing loss of life and significant damage, RGGI at least puts PA on a collaborative path that will put Pennsylvanians' spirit of innovation, ingenuity and resourcefulness at the forefront as we continue to diversify our energy portfolio and try to preserve the beauty of our commonwealth. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Child abuse and neglect prevention funding and business site development opportunities

(Dec 14, 2021)

Read about the latest state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Bill banking on Pa. organics has Dept. of Ag’s support

(Dec 14, 2021)

“PA Preferred Organic businesses grow all foods under the sun that are healthy for us, and that alone should be a reason to make the program permanent in our commonwealth,” State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, a co-sponsor, said. Read more

 

Pashinski & Madden introduce bill to make PA Preferred Organic Program permanent in the stat

(Dec 13, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 13 – State Reps. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, and Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, have introduced legislation that would make the PA Preferred Organic Program a trademark in Pennsylvania. Since 2019, the PA Preferred Organic Program has been used to increase market opportunities for Pennsylvania farmers. Because of this program, Madden said, Pennsylvania ranks third nationally in organic agriculture sales. “I have an organic farm in my district, Pocono Organics , that provides not only a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables to purchase but has a litany of programs for children of all ages, veterans and adults,” Madden said. “PA Preferred Organic businesses grow all foods under the sun that are healthy for us, and that alone should be a reason to make the program permanent in our commonwealth.” Pashinski, Democratic chair of the House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee , said Pennsylvania has 1,055 certified organic farms and more than 93,000 acres of certified organic land in the state. “Pennsylvanians are increasingly seeking a greater quality, quantity and variety of organic foods at their markets and grocery stores,” Pashinski said. “By making Pennsylvania-produced organic products even more readily available, our farmers can continue to benefit from this rapidly expanding market.” Pashinski noted the program would not compete with other state producers but instead Read more

 

Madden: $47K awarded to Children’s Advocacy Center

(Dec 10, 2021)

STROUDSBURG, Dec. 10 – In keeping with her commitment to bring home much-needed advocacy funding, state Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, said a $46,990 grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has been awarded to the Child Advocacy Center of Monroe County. “The Children’s Advocacy Center of Monroe County is dedicated to reducing the occurrence and aftermath of child abuse, while improving the health, welfare and safety of children and families,” Madden said. “Children who have been abused need to be heard. Through multidisciplinary teams of professionals involved in child protective services, children at CAC can get that assistance in a non-threatening environment.” The grant award is as follows: $46,996 for CAC of Monroe County. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Monroe County requested the funding to provide services to the child victims and their non-offending caregivers in their community, promote community awareness on issues related to child abuse, assist multidisciplinary investigative team members with training on issues in the field, and facilitate efficient and meaningful case review while continuing to move toward National Children’s Alliance accreditation. More information on PCCD is available at https://www.pccd.pa.gov/ . Read more

 

Madden brings home $500K for Heritage Center upgrades

(Dec 07, 2021)

The funding, Madden said, will be used to build an addition of approximately 17,000 square feet immediately adjacent to and connected to Stroud Mansion, which is a 12-room house built in 1795 by Jacob Stroud, founder of Stroudsburg and a Revolutionary War colonel. Read more

 

Monroe Matters: Madden Talks Infrastructure with U.S. Rep. Cartwright

(Dec 01, 2021)

In her latest edition of 'Monroe Matters,' Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden sits down with U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright to discuss the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was recently signed into law by President Biden, and what it will mean for Northeast Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder treatment provider and veteran employment funding opportunities

(Nov 29, 2021)

Read the about the latest state grant opportunities. Read more

 

Bob Casey makes stop in Poconos to talk Amtrak, infrastructure

(Nov 29, 2021)

Casey praised state Rep. Maureen Madden (D-115) and U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-8) for their advocacy of the proposed Scranton-NYC route. Read more

 

Madden: Charter School Reform is Essential
13 hours ago

Now open for applications: Justice assistance, regional policing, and community conservation funding opportunities
13 hours ago

Now open for applications: Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program; preservation planning; and substance abuse education and reduction grant opportunities
Jan 18, 2022

Madden: Redistricting and reapportionment are politically stressful, but so what? Fairness matters more
Jan 18, 2022

NEPA Lawmakers: Scranton-to-NYC passenger rail service makes perfect sense for our region
Jan 08, 2022

Madden Stresses Vaccines, Boosters and Masks as COVID-19 Surges
Jan 06, 2022

Support for Scranton-to-NYC passenger train project picks up steam
Jan 04, 2022

Madden on rise in COVID-19 cases: 'I wish Monroe County would get on board"
Jan 04, 2022

Cartwright, local officials continue support for Scranton-NYC passenger train service
Jan 04, 2022

Rep. Madden 2021 Winter Newsletter
Dec 29, 2021

Now open for applications: Veteran and substance abuse funding opportunities
Dec 21, 2021

Madden: It's Time to Prioritize Cleaner Energy
Dec 16, 2021

Now open for applications: Child abuse and neglect prevention funding and business site development opportunities
Dec 14, 2021

Bill banking on Pa. organics has Dept. of Ag’s support
Dec 14, 2021

Pashinski & Madden introduce bill to make PA Preferred Organic Program permanent in the stat
Dec 13, 2021

Madden: $47K awarded to Children’s Advocacy Center
Dec 10, 2021

Madden brings home $500K for Heritage Center upgrades
Dec 07, 2021

Monroe Matters: Madden Talks Infrastructure with U.S. Rep. Cartwright
Dec 01, 2021

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder treatment provider and veteran employment funding opportunities
Nov 29, 2021

Bob Casey makes stop in Poconos to talk Amtrak, infrastructure
Nov 29, 2021