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Central Pa. state representatives laud I-83 South Bridge funding

(1 day ago)

HARRISBURG, July 17 – Three central Pennsylvania House Democrats said they are pleased to welcome historic federal funding for replacement of the John Harris Memorial Bridge. The Federal Highway Administration’s $500 million Large Bridge Project Grant, secured by the Shapiro administration through the Biden administration, is the largest grant in state history for a transportation project, according to Gov. Josh Shapiro . According to PennDOT , the I-83 South Bridge is reaching the end of its serviceable lifespan. In addition to replacing the bridge, the Lemoyne interchange will be reconfigured, the South Third Street bridge in Lemoyne will be replaced, and the viaduct from the Susquehanna River to Cameron Street, including the Front Street/2nd Street interchange, will be reconstructed. “We greatly appreciate the federal and state governments working together to secure this truly historic funding,” said state Rep. Patty Kim, D-Cumberland/Dauphin . “Investing in the greater Harrisburg region is always a wise move. Enhanced infrastructure not only improves daily commutes but also drives economic growth, connects us to opportunities and ensures a resilient and thriving region for generations to come.” “This historic infrastructure funding for the I-83 South Bridge will enhance transportation safety and reliability, create local jobs, and bolster our economy, without Read more

 

E-News Updates from Rep. Madsen

(Jul 12, 2024)

I'm excited to share that we have passed the new state budget for 2024-25! There is plenty to unwrap in this year's budget, so expect a few emails from me on all the good news. First, I want to share the transformative investments we made in education. Read more

 

In Dauphin County, Governor Shapiro and Secretary Browne Announce that $266 Million in 2023 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Checks Will Go Out to Seniors and People with Disabilities Starting July 1

(Jun 27, 2024)

“The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been available to Pennsylvanians for decades and it still remains one of the most important programs to benefit older and low-income families in Pennsylvania,” said Representative David Madsen. “Thanks to the determined efforts of House Democrats and bipartisan support, we are finally providing meaningful relief to seniors and low-income families who have long struggled with rising property taxes and rent.” Read more

 

E-News Updates from Rep. Madsen

(Jun 13, 2024)

In June each year, the House and Senate convene to create the Commonwealth’s budget for the next 12 months. Recently, we had a bipartisan vote to pass a bill that would transform public education funding. I was proud to vote yes on H.B. 2370 and I look forward to continuing to work towards legislating for and investing in the people of this great Commonwealth. Read more

 

Central Pa. Democrats support bill to ensure state government pays stormwater fees

(May 31, 2024)

“Local governments face fines if they fail to comply with stormwater guidelines, and it’s unfair that they are left covering the costs when the commonwealth doesn’t pay up,” Madsen said. “All property owners, including the state, should be held accountable for their contributions to stormwater runoff.” Read more

 

Central PA Democrats endorse H.B. 451 to support municipalities with high tax-exempt property

(May 28, 2024)

"Municipalities with significant tax-exempt properties face unique financial challenges,” said Madsen, D-Dauphin. "This legislation is a win-win for Pennsylvania. It supports communities in need, uses our state's financial strength wisely, and helps ensure that all Pennsylvanians receive the local services they deserve." Read more

 

Madsen celebrates funding for Harrisburg SD

(May 21, 2024)

Supporting our students with comprehensive programs both inside and outside the classroom is essential for their growth and success. Through the 21st CCLC program, we are ensuring that students receive valuable enrichment activities, counseling, tutoring, internships, and more, which are vital for them to thrive academically and personally. Read more

 

Kim, Fleming, Madsen to host free paper-shredding event May 18

(May 10, 2024)

HARRISBURG, May 10 – State Reps. Patty Kim, Justin Fleming and Dave Madsen will host a free paper shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon (or until the truck is full) on Saturday, May 18. The shredding event will take place in the Susquehanna Township Middle School parking lot, 801 Wood St., in Harrisburg. Interested attendees are invited to bring their old, sensitive documents such as tax paperwork, utility bills and bank statements to be securely shredded on site. There is a three-box limit, and the event will be held rain or shine. All material will be recycled. Read more

 

Harrisburg area lawmakers release statement on death of Justin Johnson

(May 01, 2024)

State Reps. Justin Fleming, D-Dauphin, Dave Madsen, D-Dauphin, and Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, released the following statement regarding the death of Justin Johnson, a 10th-grade student at Central Dauphin High School. Read more

 

Madsen applauds investments in school safety across Pennsylvania

(Apr 26, 2024)

“By prioritizing investments in school safety, we ensure our educational institutions have the resources to adequately provide an environment where students feel secure and supported,” Madsen said. “I commend our local school districts for taking every chance to increase the safety of our learning environments. Thank you to everyone who helped make these investments happen.” Read more

 

New Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(Apr 22, 2024)

Below are multiple state grant programs that are currently open for application. Please contact my office if you have questions. Read more

 

E-News Updates from Rep. Madsen

(Apr 08, 2024)

Below is a recap of the past few weeks and what I've been up to in Harrisburg and around the district. Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter (X), and Instagram for day-to-day updates, and share my e-newsletter sign-up with your neighbors in the district. Read more

 

Madsen celebrates passage of bill to address tenant relocation costs

(Mar 27, 2024)

"Ensuring safe housing means holding landlords accountable for their negligence. My legislation aims to shift the burden from tenants to landlords, providing crucial support to those displaced by unfit living conditions," Madsen said. “We worked with both local landlords and rental housing advocates to ensure that this legislation was balanced and would receive bipartisan support.” Read more

 

Madsen announces $262,407 state grant for HIA improvements

(Mar 26, 2024)

“HIA generates a good deal of economic activity in our area and provides invaluable transportation services. These upgrades will keep our local airport running well,” Madsen said. Read more

 

Kim, Madsen applaud $1.8 million in federal funds to keep schools safe

(Mar 15, 2024)

“This funding fortifies our commitment to safe, supportive learning environments,” Madsen said. “With over $1.8 million dedicated to promoting social, emotional, and physical well-being, as well as addressing issues of bullying and violence, we are empowering educators to cultivate inclusive communities where every child can thrive and succeed.” Read more

 

Rite Aid resolves severance pay issue for laid-off workers after meeting with local lawmakers

(Mar 13, 2024)

"While I’m pleased to see Rite Aid take responsibility for its actions and fulfill its commitments to its former employees, we can’t allow companies to wait until they face public backlash before doing what they are expected to do,” Madsen said. "The resolution of this issue demonstrates the Democrats’ commitment to supporting our workforce and the community at large. Wherever PA workers are facing injustice, we’ll be in numbers.” Read more

 

Kim, Fleming, Madsen release statement on Rite Aid ‘reversal’ of payment to laid-off workers

(Mar 08, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 8 – State Reps. Patty Kim, Justin Fleming and David Madsen released the following statement today upon learning the Rite Aid Corporation chose to “reverse” severance payments to workers laid off as part of the company’s bankruptcy agreement, leading to some of those laid-off workers having already-paid money removed from their bank accounts. “We are disappointed and angered to learn Rite Aid not only isn’t paying laid-off workers the severance pay they are contractually obligated to receive, but Rite Aid actually went so far as to take already-paid money out of workers’ bank accounts. Rite Aid owes a lot of money to a lot of creditors as they navigate bankruptcy proceedings, but the first people who should get paid should be the laid-off workers who need the money they are owed to buy food, medicine, and heat -- not the banks, hedge funds and venture capital firms with billions in cash on hand. “We are calling on Rite Aid to immediately get this money back in the wallets of the people who are owed, to take responsibility for any and all overdraft or late payment fees incurred by those impacted, and to never do this again. “We plan on convening legislative hearings to investigate and will also be consulting with the attorney general as to the legality of such decisions by any corporate entity.” Read more

 

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities

(Mar 06, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Agriculture: Commonwealth Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Who May Apply: State and local organizations, producer associations, academia, community-based organizations, and other eligible specialty crops stakeholders. Use: The purpose of the Program is to enhance, but not replace, the Federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program by establishing a Commonwealth Specialty Crop Block Grant Program for specialty crops that are not currently eligible for grant payments under the Federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, or that are otherwise designated high-priority specialty crops by the Secretary. Funding for the Program will assist the growth, certification of seed and marketing of these eligible specialty crops. Funds: $460,000 in funding is available. Application Deadline: April 19, 2024 More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Department of Agriculture: Farm Vitality Planning Grant Who May Apply: Farmers, prospective farmers, and others may apply. Use: Strategic business planning to expand or diversify farms or support transition of ownership. Funds: $500,000 in funding is available. Grants shall not exceed $7,500. Application Deadline: Applications will be received until funds are exhausted. More information: Pennsylvania Bulletin Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement Who May Apply: Local law enforcement Read more

 

Roundtable discusses contributions of Children’s Advocacy Centers

(Feb 29, 2024)

“After listening to the discussion of officials in the room, I was struck by a lack of universal coverage across the state, particularly in rural areas with no CACs in close proximity,” said Rep. Dave Madsen, who represents portions of Harrisburg, Highspire Paxtang and Steelton and Lower Swatara and Swatara Townships in Dauphin County. “CACs step in to meet children at their level to provide safety, and while they have seen growth in the last 25 years we learned that there’s more work to be done in making sure all children have these resources.” Read more

 

Email Update: Budget update, helpful resources, and news from Harrisburg

(Feb 22, 2024)

Below you will find info on the 2024-2025 State Budget, upcoming events, information on useful programs and resources, and what I've been up to in Harrisburg and around the district. Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter (X), and Instagram to day-to-day updates, and share my e-newsletter sign-up with you neighbors in the district. Read more

 

Central Pa. state representatives laud I-83 South Bridge funding
1 day ago

E-News Updates from Rep. Madsen
Jul 12, 2024

In Dauphin County, Governor Shapiro and Secretary Browne Announce that $266 Million in 2023 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Checks Will Go Out to Seniors and People with Disabilities Starting July 1
Jun 27, 2024

E-News Updates from Rep. Madsen
Jun 13, 2024

Central Pa. Democrats support bill to ensure state government pays stormwater fees
May 31, 2024

Central PA Democrats endorse H.B. 451 to support municipalities with high tax-exempt property
May 28, 2024

Madsen celebrates funding for Harrisburg SD
May 21, 2024

Kim, Fleming, Madsen to host free paper-shredding event May 18
May 10, 2024

Harrisburg area lawmakers release statement on death of Justin Johnson
May 01, 2024

Madsen applauds investments in school safety across Pennsylvania
Apr 26, 2024

New Agricultural, Educational, Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
Apr 22, 2024

E-News Updates from Rep. Madsen
Apr 08, 2024

Madsen celebrates passage of bill to address tenant relocation costs
Mar 27, 2024

Madsen announces $262,407 state grant for HIA improvements
Mar 26, 2024

Kim, Madsen applaud $1.8 million in federal funds to keep schools safe
Mar 15, 2024

Rite Aid resolves severance pay issue for laid-off workers after meeting with local lawmakers
Mar 13, 2024

Kim, Fleming, Madsen release statement on Rite Aid ‘reversal’ of payment to laid-off workers
Mar 08, 2024

Grant Memo: Agricultural, Educational, Public Safety, Redevelopment and Additional Grant Opportunities
Mar 06, 2024

Roundtable discusses contributions of Children’s Advocacy Centers
Feb 29, 2024

Email Update: Budget update, helpful resources, and news from Harrisburg
Feb 22, 2024