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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


Programs Now Open for Applications 10/31/23

(Nov 03, 2023)

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Resources for Gun Violence Victims Needs Assessment & Technical Assistance Initiative Who May Apply: For-profit organizations, non-profit organizations with a 501c3 status, and institutions of higher education. Applicants must: 1. Demonstrate subject matter expertise and significant experience in the field of mass violence/trauma-informed responses. 2. Have significant and recent experience working with local, state, and federal agencies in conducting needs assessments and developing technical assistance, training and resources related to incidents of mass violence. 3. Commit to performing work within PCCD-specified funding ranges and timelines. Use: The primary purpose of this initiative is to assess the needs of gun violence victims/survivors in communities across Pennsylvania in order to develop and pilot a new strategy to coordinate outreach and service delivery in an area with chronic and/or increasing levels of gun violence. Funds: Funding for this program comes from federal Byrne SCIP State Share funds and PCCD expects to fund one grant with a budget not to exceed $1,000,000 over two years. Application Deadline: October 31, 2023 More information: PCCD Website < > Historical & Museum Commission: Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program Who May Read more


Central Pennsylvania state representatives to hold Veterans Day breakfast Nov. 9

(Oct 24, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 24 – State Reps. Justin Fleming, D-Cumberland, David Madsen, D-Dauphin, and Patty Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland, will hold a Veterans Day Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at the AFSCME Conference Center, 150 S. 43rd St., Harrisburg. A delicious breakfast will be offered to veterans in recognition of their service. The state representatives and their staff will be available to help with state related issues and questions attendees might have. “We wanted to celebrate and honor those who sacrificed their time with their families and their personal comfort to put their lives at risk for our country and our freedoms,” a statement by the representatives said. “We encourage all area veterans to come and enjoy some delicious food, meet fellow servicemembers and learn about state services benefitting veterans.” Residents who are veterans and would like to attend can click on the link associated with their state representative below to RSVP: Rep. Justin Fleming: . Rep. Patty Kim: . Rep. David Madsen: . Read more


Madsen appointed vice chair of Housing and Community Development Committee

(Oct 23, 2023)

With the role of majority vice chairman comes an increased responsibility and opportunity to be a leading voice for the communities facing housing, development, and economic growth issues. Read more


Email Update: Check Out My Upcoming Events

(Oct 18, 2023)

Following the tragic shootings in Steelton, Mayor Dent and I felt compelled to provide our community with a platform for expressing emotions and fostering healing. It is my belief that uniting as neighbors in challenging times is crucial for our collective well-being. I hope to see you there. Read more


New Legislation Will Help Curb Off-Road ATVs

(Oct 10, 2023)

I support stronger ordinances for enforcement of ATV/Dirt Bike off-road vehicle use on Harrisburg streets. Read more


Pa. bill would allow cities to crack down on illegal dirt bikes, ATVs

(Oct 04, 2023)

State legislators from Pennsylvania's urban areas – including Harrisburg – are hoping a bill that would allow cities to pass their own, stricter rules regarding dirt bikes and ATVs will help curb the problem of off-road vehicles ridden by thrill-seekers on city streets. Read more


State Grant Programs Open For Application (10/03/2023)

(Oct 03, 2023)

PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy (JJSES) Initiative Who May Apply: Any private non-profit agency, any private for-profit agency, public agency, or unit of local government. Applicants must: Have experience in implementing statewide initiatives in collaboration with state agencies. Demonstrate a long-term commitment to the JJSES implementation process. Agree to work collaboratively with the Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers, the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission, and PCCD to support county JJSES efforts and the coordination and planning of training opportunities. Use: This project is meant to be statewide and not specific to local service areas. Funds for the proposed project may be used to support any of the following: Training, technical assistance, and materials on evidence-based practices; Conferences, regional forums, etc. related directly to JJSES; strategic plan development; data collection and analysis; victim accountability strategies; reducing racial and ethnic disparities strategies; and more. Funds: Federal Title II Formula Grant funds are being announced to support this initiative over a two-year project period. PCCD expects to fund one grant. Matching funds are not a requirement of this funding opportunity, but a sustainability plan must be included as part of the Read more


Madsen invites residents to Cybersecurity Safety Seminar

(Oct 03, 2023)

In an age where our lives are increasingly intertwined with the digital realm, the need for cybersecurity awareness has never been more vital,” Madsen said. “I cannot emphasize enough the importance of staying informed in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. Read more


2023 Newsletter

(Sep 22, 2023)

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Email Update: Upcoming events, community resources and important updates

(Sep 22, 2023)

Join me and the Attorney General’s office to gain information on protecting yourself from online threats and scams. This seminar will inform constituents about learning the best practices for securing their digital presence, using strong passwords, identifying phishing attempts, and safeguarding sensitive data as well as provide you with information on your legal obligations and rights regarding data protection. Constituents will also have an opportunity to network with cybersecurity experts and law enforcement agencies which can be valuable for constituents to establish contacts for seeking assistance in case of cyber incidents. Read more


Safety, Housing, Environmental, and Redevelopment Funding Opportunities

(Sep 12, 2023)

PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: COVID Mitigation for Counties Who May Apply : This funding is available to 66 Pennsylvania counties. Each county’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board will be responsible for coordinating the application for their county and local confinement facilities, as funding is limited to that purpose. Use : Per the requirements of the CDC’s award, this grant has 15 allowable activities which are designed to detect, diagnose, trace, and monitor SARS–CoV–2 and COVID–19 infections, and mitigate the spread of COVID–19 in confinement facilities. These activities include hiring personnel related to testing/mitigation efforts, purchasing laboratory equipment used for COVID-19 testing, purchasing supplies, test kits, and other tools related to rapid identification of COVID-19, contracting with testing agencies, purchasing software and technology to track COVID-19, and other related activities. Funds : A total of $9,624,626 is available to 66 counties. Application Deadline : September 19, 2023 More information : PCCD Website Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2024-25 Medical Marijuana Act Enforcement Who May Apply : Eligibility for these funds is open to municipalities and regional police departments proposing to implement projects and programs Read more


Email Update: Delivering for working people – like you

(Sep 01, 2023)

You shouldn’t have to work until you die. Kids should be kids, not forced to work dangerous jobs. Workers should be able to stand together, not be alone & powerless against management. Every worker deserves a safe workplace. Parents shouldn’t have to choose between a job and safe childcare. Shady employers shouldn’t be able cheat the system to steal from workers – or the taxpayer. These are all simple, all-American ideas that make sense, right? Yet, these are just ideas, not laws here in Pennsylvania. These ideas are all bills House Democrats passed with bipartisan support. Read more


Central PA Delegation urges Senate to approve minimum wage increase in honor of Labor Day

(Aug 31, 2023)

“This House has passed several bills to make it easier to form a union when faced with stall tactics by employers," said Rep. David Madsen. "Working class people had not seen the legislature working for them and advocating for them until this Democratic majority formed in the House.” Read more


Report a Pothole

(Aug 29, 2023)

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(Aug 22, 2023)

PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development: Keystone Communities Program Who May Apply : Units of local government, redevelopment and/or housing authorities, nonprofit organizations to include economic development organizations, housing corporations, etc., community development corporations, business improvement districts, neighborhood improvement districts, and similar organizations incorporated as authorities. Use : Multiple uses, including: Planning grants (address a particular need or circumstance within a community, undertake a study relevant to an identified need, or study the results of implementing a specific activity) Implementation grants (assist designated KC program communities in implementing critical components of their approved Five-Year Strategy) Façade grants (to stimulate private investment in properties, foster an attractive environment, and preserve the architectural heritage of properties and communities. The grant funds may be used for primary street-facing, exterior building improvements in a defined target area of a downtown or neighborhood such as storefront signs, exterior façade painting, design assistance, etc.) Development grants (available to fund a variety of physical improvements, see program guidelines for full list) Public improvement grants (available to assist communities in a variety of development projects to help Read more


Madsen and Fleming to hold free community shred event Aug. 26

(Aug 15, 2023)

"Our free shredding event offers residents a chance to responsibly declutter and dispose of personal info safely. Shredding prevents misuse and helps keep our community private and secure,” Madsen said. “Join us in protecting your privacy and the environment." Read more


Email Update: Supporting PA's schools, universities, families, and more!

(Aug 15, 2023)

I'm happy to announce that Governor Josh Shapiro has officially signed this year's budget. This milestone comes after nearly a month since the budget passed the House on July 5. Our journey to bring the budget to fruition was riddled with challenges, but I find satisfaction in the accomplishments that our city and state can now boast. Read more


Rozzi and Madsen rally support for UPS Teamsters

(Jul 20, 2023)

“UPS has a choice. They can respect and do right by working people by paying what them they deserve, or come Aug. 1, UPS can face the frustrations of the hardworking people who have made them a success," Madsen said. Read more


Email Update: July 12

(Jul 12, 2023)

Harrisburg lost one of its iconic buildings this week. The Broad Street Market has stood as a centerpiece for our community since 1878 and was one of my favorite places to visit. Thank you, Josh Shapiro, for joining us as we work to restore this historic building. Read more