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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

 

Madsen announces more than $136,000 awarded for local fire companies, EMS

(Feb 21, 2024)

“Our communities’ safety hinges on adequately funded emergency responders who bravely serve us in times of need,” Madsen said. “With these grants, we ensure they have the resources, equipment, and training necessary to safeguard our neighborhoods.” Read more

 

2024 Winter Newsletter

(Feb 20, 2024)

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Madsen to host Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program “Walk-in Wednesdays” throughout February

(Feb 05, 2024)

“Stop by my office during ‘Walk-in Wednesdays' to discover the benefits of the expanded Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, check your eligibility, and receive assistance with your application,” Madsen said. “As a strong advocate for the program’s expansion this year, I’m excited to ensure every qualifying resident receives the support they deserve." Read more

 

Keystone Research Reveals 1.34 Million Workers Would Benefit From Proposed PA Minimum Wage Increase

(Feb 01, 2024)

"It’s important for working families to know that they have lawmakers in Harrisburg that are looking out for them,” said Representative Dave Madsen (D-Dauphin County). “They have a state House that's advocating for them as well and some friends in the Senate that want to see wages go up. This report makes it clear that whether we should raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania should no longer be a question." Read more

 

Shred Event

(Jan 16, 2024)

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Email Update: Join me at my upcoming Pardon Expo. Plus, a community update.

(Jan 05, 2024)

Happy New Year! As we step into 2024, I'm filled with an incredible sense of anticipation and determination to work hand in hand with you all towards enhancing our communities. There's much to celebrate and even more to accomplish together.Below you will find info on upcoming events, legislative wins, 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

 

Madsen proposes legislation to foster local, diverse participation in PA’s medical marijuana industry

(Jan 05, 2024)

This legislation aims to address the disparities within our medical marijuana industry while empowering local entrepreneurs and fostering diversity. It's crucial to ensure that all patients have convenient access to the care they need, and this proposal aligns with those objectives. Read more

 

Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities

(Jan 03, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Human Services: OCDEL Keystone STARS Continuous Quality Improvement Who May Apply: Eligible childcare providers will be notified via an eligibility letter from their Early Learning Resource Center. Providers must meet the requirements outlined here . Use: Staff qualifications and professional development, early childhood education programs, partnerships with families and communities, leadership and management, and accreditation costs. Funds: Grant amounts vary by provider. Grant funding comes from $12 million of federal Childcare Development Fund funds. Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2024 More information: Keystone STARS Website Department of Transportation: State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Incentive Program Who May Apply: To be eligible for STIC Incentive funding, the STIC or other equivalent task force, committee or group must be formally established with a charter, include public and private members, meet regularly, and comprehensively consider sources of innovation. Use: The State Transportation Innovation Council Incentive Program provides funding to help STICs foster a culture of innovation and make innovations standard practice in their states. Examples of allowable activities include but are not limited to: developing standards and specifications; developing training to facilitate widespread use of innovation, developing memoranda of agreement; preparing a report summarizing the lessons Read more

 

Madsen welcomes funding for local water and sewer upgrades

(Dec 20, 2023)

“These grants will go a long way to improving stormwater drainage and set our region up for continued success,” Madsen said. “'This funding will not only fortify the reliability of our infrastructure but also pave the way for essential upgrades, promoting sustainable growth and development in our communities.” Read more

 

State Grant Programs Open For Application, Dec. 4

(Dec 05, 2023)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Read more

 

Email Update: Check Out My Upcoming Events and What I've Been Up To

(Nov 06, 2023)

My office will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 7 for election day, and will be closed Nov. 10 for Veterans Day. Remember to exercise your right to vote by going to the polls from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Absentee and mail-in ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on November 7. Locate your polling place on the Department of State’s website. Read more

 

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

Madsen announces more than $136,000 awarded for local fire companies, EMS
Feb 21, 2024

2024 Winter Newsletter
Feb 20, 2024

Madsen to host Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program “Walk-in Wednesdays” throughout February
Feb 05, 2024

Keystone Research Reveals 1.34 Million Workers Would Benefit From Proposed PA Minimum Wage Increase
Feb 01, 2024

Shred Event
Jan 16, 2024

Email Update: Join me at my upcoming Pardon Expo. Plus, a community update.
Jan 05, 2024

Madsen proposes legislation to foster local, diverse participation in PA’s medical marijuana industry
Jan 05, 2024

Grant Memo: Cultural, Health, Environmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Redevelopment Opportunities
Jan 03, 2024

Madsen welcomes funding for local water and sewer upgrades
Dec 20, 2023

State Grant Programs Open For Application, Dec. 4
Dec 05, 2023

Email Update: Check Out My Upcoming Events and What I've Been Up To
Nov 06, 2023