Democratic state House hearing in Lackawanna County focused on rail service

(Aug 30, 2023)

During the hearing, State Rep. Maureen Madden said many people who live in Monroe County and the Poconos are from New York and New Jersey. "This is really a long time coming for us," she said. "This is a no brainer." Read more

 

Bad government: Once again, the Pennsylvania Senate fails to come through for survivors of childhood sexual abuse

(Aug 23, 2023)

"It is despicable to use childhood sexual abuse survivors as pawns to win partisan political advantage." Read more

 

Transportation, Safety, Housing, and Redevelopment Opportunities

(Aug 21, 2023)

Check out some of the latest programs now open for applications. Read more

 

Steps taken in battle with opioid addiction

(Aug 13, 2023)

In another smart development, the state House has passed a bill introduced by Democratic Rep. Maureen Madden of Monroe County, enabling county jails to provide treatment access at least equal to that in the state prison system. Read more

 

Gov. Shapiro Signs Bill Expanding PA's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

(Aug 10, 2023)

Samuelson said the bill received overwhelming, bipartisan support in both the state House and state Senate, and thanked the HB 1100’s primary co-sponsors, State Reps. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, Ismail Smith-Wade-El, D-Lancaster, Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, and Maureen Madden, D-Monroe. Read more

 

E-MAIL, JULY 31: Budget helps to fund local schools

(Jul 31, 2023)

Monthly email also tackles statute of limitations reform, opioid addiction treatment in county prisons, services available at my district office, and more. Read more

 

House Reps: Run For One Office At A Time

(Jul 27, 2023)

One of the memorandums was submitted by Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, with support from Reps. Mark Gillen, R-Berks, and Maureen Madden, D-Monroe. Read more

 

Pennsylvania's addiction treatment database grows

(Jul 17, 2023)

“If it is our intention to rehabilitate people and to make sure they come out of prison in the best possible shape, in the best possible recovery, why on Earth wouldn’t we do this?” Madden said. “In the long run, we’re saving money by not reincarcerating people.” Read more

 

Pennsylvania Expands Directory to Simplify Access to Addiction Services

(Jul 17, 2023)

Representative Maureen Madden, a Democrat who sponsored HB1515, argued that expanding treatment for inmates could not only benefit the incarcerated individuals but also improve the overall prison system. Read more

 

Shapiro Administration Announces Low-interest Loans Available after Fire Destroys Shopping Center in Monroe County

(Jul 14, 2023)

More than a dozen businesses were affected by the fire and will be eligible to seek financial assistance. The SBA offers long-term repayment options to keep payments affordable, with terms up to a maximum of 30 years. Read more

 

Bill would expand jail access to opioid treatment

(Jul 12, 2023)

All Pennsylvania county jails except for Cambridge Springs are eligible for the grant through the current pilot program established by Act 80 in 2015, said state Rep. Maureen Madden, D-115th, who drafted the legislation that passed 199-4 on Friday, July 7. Read more

 

County jails need medication for drug addiction too, lawmakers say

(Jul 10, 2023)

House Bill 1515 – introduced by Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Tobyhanna – lets county jails use all FDA-approved medications for MAT, instead of limiting it to naltrexone (also known as Vivitrol). Read more

 

Madden bill to expand jail access to opioid addiction treatment medication passed by House

(Jul 07, 2023)

“My bill opens the grant program so that county jails, if they choose to do so, have greater flexibility in terms of medication options for individuals who are overcoming addiction while incarcerated and before release,” she said. Read more

 

Madden applauds historic increase in education funding in 2023-24 budget

(Jul 06, 2023)

“Here in our part of Monroe County, our public schools will get a deserved bump via this statewide historic investment in K-12 education. It’s part of a $717 million increase in education funding that will provide relief to districts that are struggling financially." Read more

 

Madden: Educators Support Budget

(Jul 06, 2023)

During debate Wednesday evening on H.B. 611, the state budget bill, state Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, acknowledged that while education advocates preferred the original House Democratic budget bill, they are still supportive of the amended version because of its notable increases in funding education. After voting in support of this 2023-24 budget, Madden said it's now time to turn attention toward statute of limitations reform for victims and survivors of childhood sexual assault. Read more

 

Infrastructure, Housing, Transportation, and Safety Funding Opportunities

(Jul 05, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more

 

Pa. House passes $45.5B budget bill, now heads to governor’s desk

(Jul 05, 2023)

“I want to stand in support of HB 611,” Madden said. “And I’d like to mention that I’ve heard from many of our education advocates, and while they acknowledge that the House bill that we sent originally was a much better bill, they are happy with the funding of education in this bill, and because we’re trying to achieve equity.” Read more

 

Pa.’s $45.5B budget bill gets House OK but could have long wait to get to governor

(Jul 05, 2023)

During the brief House debate of the budget bill, Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe County, noted the general fund budget the House passed that spent almost $1.4 billion more than the Senate budget bill was a better bill but the education advocates she heard from are happy with the education funding in this bill in trying to achieve equity as a February Commonwealth Court ruling ordered in declaring the school funding system unconstitutional. Read more

 

E-MAIL, JUNE 30: Voting to help people like you

(Jun 30, 2023)

Recapping the Women's Expo, recent legislation, statute of limitations reform, satellite office hours, Juneteenth and more in my monthly e-newsletter. Read more

 

Madden, Rozzi Discuss Statute of Limitations Reform

(Jun 29, 2023)

In her latest episode of Monroe Matters, state Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, welcomes state Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, whose ongoing fight for survivors of childhood sexual abuse defines his decade in office. Together, Madden and Rozzi go through the history of this fight, the legislative attempts to bring justice to survivors, and where the statute of limitations reform battle stands today. Read more

 

Democratic state House hearing in Lackawanna County focused on rail service
Aug 30, 2023

Bad government: Once again, the Pennsylvania Senate fails to come through for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Aug 23, 2023

Transportation, Safety, Housing, and Redevelopment Opportunities
Aug 21, 2023

Steps taken in battle with opioid addiction
Aug 13, 2023

Gov. Shapiro Signs Bill Expanding PA's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
Aug 10, 2023

E-MAIL, JULY 31: Budget helps to fund local schools
Jul 31, 2023

House Reps: Run For One Office At A Time
Jul 27, 2023

Pennsylvania's addiction treatment database grows
Jul 17, 2023

Pennsylvania Expands Directory to Simplify Access to Addiction Services
Jul 17, 2023

Shapiro Administration Announces Low-interest Loans Available after Fire Destroys Shopping Center in Monroe County
Jul 14, 2023

Bill would expand jail access to opioid treatment
Jul 12, 2023

County jails need medication for drug addiction too, lawmakers say
Jul 10, 2023

Madden bill to expand jail access to opioid addiction treatment medication passed by House
Jul 07, 2023

Madden applauds historic increase in education funding in 2023-24 budget
Jul 06, 2023

Madden: Educators Support Budget
Jul 06, 2023

Infrastructure, Housing, Transportation, and Safety Funding Opportunities
Jul 05, 2023

Pa. House passes $45.5B budget bill, now heads to governor’s desk
Jul 05, 2023

Pa.’s $45.5B budget bill gets House OK but could have long wait to get to governor
Jul 05, 2023

E-MAIL, JUNE 30: Voting to help people like you
Jun 30, 2023

Madden, Rozzi Discuss Statute of Limitations Reform
Jun 29, 2023