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Kim announces $250K for Reservoir Park in Harrisburg

(Nov 18, 2019)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Patty Kim D-Dauphin www.pahouse.com/Kim Kim announces $250K for Reservoir Park in Harrisburg HARRISBURG, Nov. 18 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today announced that a $250,000 grant will be awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to rehabilitate and further develop Reservoir Park in the city of Harrisburg. “I’m so happy we get the chance to make real change with this new grant,” Kim said. “This money will be used for ADA access to promote inclusion and integration of public spaces that we can all enjoy. In addition, I look forward to the installation of nature play equipment and safety surfacing. This will ensure that our children get to play and grow up in a safe playground environment.” Rehabilitation and development of Reservoir Park will include construction of pedestrian walkways, installation of nature play equipment with required safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the Read more

 

10/28/19 – Automated Shuttle Vehicles – Harrisburg

(Oct 28, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Patty Kim. Read more

 

Kim and Rothman to co-chair Policy Committee hearing on automated shuttle vehicles Monday in Harrisburg

(Oct 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 23 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will have a public hearing on automated shuttle vehicles. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in the House Democratic Caucus Room, 418 Main Capitol Building. Media and the public are invited to attend. Kim requested the hearing to examine legislation that would enable the state Transportation Department to authorize the operation of an automated shuttle on an approved route. Rep. Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland, will sit with the Policy Committee as he has been working on this issue with Kim. Fellow state legislators, including Policy Chair Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver, will also be in attendance. Marshall has introduced H.B. 1078 to give PennDOT this authority. After the hearing is over, legislators and the media can take a supervised ride on an automated shuttle. The current agenda is: 10 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks 10:10 a.m. Panelists: Leslie Richards , secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Steve D’Ettorre , deputy secretary of technology and innovation, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development John Lawn , CEO, Hershey Entertainment Eric Rensel , vice president of advanced mobility for Gannett Fleming and representing the Automated Vehicle Coalition 11 a.m. Read more

 

August 2019

(Sep 25, 2019)

August 2019 Expenses District Office Leases: $2621 Steelton District Office: $1,040 New Kline Village District Office: $1,581 Postage: $1104.80 District Office Cleaning: $286 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $21.16 District Office Supplies: $169.56 District Office Utilities: $386.17 Parking/Tolls: $18.60 Rep. Kim does NOT accept per diems Read more

 

July 2019 Expense Report

(Jul 15, 2019)

July 2019 Expenses District Office Leases: $2621 (Steelton District Office: $1,040 (New Kline Village District Office: $1,581 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $21.16 District Office Cleaning: $332 District Office Utilities: $1055.87 District Office Supplies: $91.91 Postage: $208.20 Read more

 

June 2019 Expense Report

(Jun 15, 2019)

June 2019 Expenses District Office Leases: $2621 (Steelton District Office: $1,040 (New Kline Village District Office: $1,581 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $0 District Office Cleaning Services: $120 District Office Utilities: $0 District Office Supplies: $414.59 Postage: $87.15 Read more

 

Statement on Harrisburg School District receivership petition

(Jun 03, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 3 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today gave a statement on the state petitioning the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas to place Harrisburg School District into receivership. “I will work hard to ensure that the newly elected school board members and community will continue to have a say in their school district’s operations. We need the receiver and school board to have a strong working relationship to ensure the plan is executed successfully,” Kim said. “Dr. Janet Samuels has already established ties within the local school district, ensuring that no one has to wait for another look at how important the recovery plan is and allowing us to move forward quickly, with minimal classroom interruptions. Dr. Samuels has my full endorsement. Changes were needed in the Harrisburg School District, and I know that by working hard together, we can take the Harrisburg School District to a unified and stronger future for our children and generations to come.” Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera today petitioned the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas to place the Harrisburg School District into receivership. In it, he recommended that the court appoint Dr. Janet Samuels, the current chief recovery officer, as receiver. When a receiver is appointed, the individual takes operational control of the district, assuming all the powers and duties of the CRO and the board of school directors, except the power to Read more

 

Kim to hold Correctional Town Hall on May 1

(Apr 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 23 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, will host a Correctional Town Hall on Pennsylvania’s state prisons at 6 p.m., May 1 at the Camp Curtain YMCA on 2135 N. Sixth St., 17110. The town hall will provide a forum for constituents to get answers concerning vending machines, virtual video visits, grievances, inmate abuse, PA state prison and parole, Dauphin County prison and probation, who can get (inmate) medical information, and new initiatives. “It’s so hard for people who have loved ones in prison,” Kim said. “I wanted to hold this town hall so members of the community could be more informed about the state prison system and how they could be better advocates for their loved ones.” There will be employers present for interested job seekers, as well as representatives from state agencies to provide information on state programs and services. Kim and her staff also will be there to answer constituent questions. Read more

 

Kim to hold Correctional Town Hall on May 1

(Apr 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 23 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, will host a Correctional Town Hall on Pennsylvania’s state prisons at 6 p.m., May 1 at the Camp Curtain YMCA on 2135 N. Sixth St., 17110. The town hall will provide a forum for constituents to get answers concerning vending machines, virtual video visits, grievances, inmate abuse, PA state prison and parole, Dauphin County prison and probation, who can get (inmate) medical information, and new initiatives. “It’s so hard for people who have loved ones in prison,” Kim said. “I wanted to hold this town hall so members of the community could be more informed about the state prison system and how they could be better advocates for their loved ones.” There will be employers present for interested job seekers, as well as representatives from state agencies to provide information on state programs and services. Kim and her staff also will be there to answer constituent questions. Read more

 

May 2019 Expense Report

(Apr 15, 2019)

May 2019 Expenses District Office Leases: $2621 (Steelton District Office: $1,040 (New Kline Village District Office: $1,581 Postage: $151.85 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $3.17 District Office Cleaning: $335 District Office Utilities: $1509.07 District Office Supplies: $86.90 Parking/Tolls: $22.75 Food: $276.75 Communication Services: $10.02 Condolences and Congratulations: $76.50 Read more

 

April 2019 Expense Report

(Apr 15, 2019)

April 2019 Expenses District Office Leases: $2621 (Steelton District Office: $1,040 (New Kline Village District Office: $1,581 Postage: $64.40 Security Services: $240 District Office Cleaning: $512 Other Services: $226 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $17.99 District Office Utilities: $613.33 District Office Supplies: $409.67 Parking/Tolls: $23.25 Read more

 

Kim joins in ‘Zero Waste PA’ bill package to address single-use plastics, litter and a ‘throwaway’ society

(Apr 10, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 10 – State Rep. Patty Kim today joined other lawmakers and PennEnvironment to announce a package of bills aimed at addressing single-use plastics, pervasive issues of litter and the various environmental harms caused by a "throwaway" society. Legislation in the “Zero Waste PA” package works to address issues created by a disposable society including single-use plastics such as straws, plastic bags and Styrofoam takeout food containers, electronic waste, funding Pennsylvania’s recycling programs and more. “The rising costs of recycling need to be addressed. My legislation would remedy this problem by authorizing counties to collect a recycling and waste management fee, which would be used to support recycling programs,” said Kim, D-Dauphin. “Every day, unwitting Pennsylvanians are barraged with products that we’re expected to purchase and use, and then throw away. Only, there is no ‘away,’” said PennEnvironment Executive Director David Masur. “Instead, it ends up in landfills where it can cause water pollution, in incinerators that cause air pollution, or blowing around in our neighborhoods in the form of litter. Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our environment, neighborhoods, rivers and oceans for centuries to come.” The measures that would be addressed in the package include: Prohibiting food establishments from using polystyrene containers Read more

 

Kim Applauds Appointment Of New Secretary Of Pardons

(Apr 08, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Patty Kim joined the Lt. Governor and colleagues to announce the new secretary of pardons. She explains why Brandon Flood is the best choice for the position. Read more

 

One Fair Wage means a better life for millions of working Pennsylvanians

(Mar 18, 2019)

It’s time to give hard-working Pennsylvanians their first pay raise in more than 10 years. Many of the men and women in Pennsylvania we entrust with taking care of the people most important to us -- our infants and small children while we work, our older family members, our loved ones with physical and cognitive disabilities -- don't earn enough to raise their own families. These working Pennsylvanians make tremendous sacrifices every day to support our families; we need to show them that we support theirs. Our One Fair Wage proposal makes sure the working people who watch our children, clean our homes and hotel rooms, prepare and serve our food, and even care for our parents and grandparents earn a wage allowing them to support themselves and their families. When we raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania to $12 per hour, guarantee it’s raised annually until it reaches $15 an hour, and tie future raises to the actual cost of food, rent and medicine we make sure workers don’t fall behind again, and also make sure workers can afford to be customers, growing a stronger economy for everyone. And, for the first time in our state’s history, One Fair Wage would set the tipped wage at the same level as the minimum wage. Right now the tipped wage is – and we’re serious -- $2.83 per hour. After taxes, that’s a take-home pay of about $80 a week. The tipped wage has created a system of unfair pay that hurts women and people of Read more

 

March 2019 Expense Report

(Mar 15, 2019)

March 2019 Expenses District Office Leases: $2621 (Steelton District Office: $1,040 (New Kline Village District Office: $1,581 Postage: $62.95 Condolences and Congratulations: $26.50 Event Rental: $926.71 Equipment Repairs: $237 Communication Services: $108.88 District Office Cleaning: $487 Other Services: $226 Security Services: $396 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $21.16 Food: $443.61 District Office Supplies: $149.44 District Office Utilities: $613.33 Flags: $40.66 Read more

 

February 2019 Expense Report

(Feb 15, 2019)

February 2019 Expenses District Office Leases: $2621 (Steelton District Office: $1,040 (New Kline Village District Office: $1,581 Postage: $88.31 Read more

 

January 2019 Expense Report

(Jan 15, 2019)

January 2019 Expenses District Office Leases: $2621 (Steelton District Office: $1,040 (New Kline Village District Office: $1,581 Security Services: $119.67 District Office Utilities: $347.47 Postage: $4452.09 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $0 District Office Cleaning: $240 District Office Supplies: $466.91 Communication Services: $51.10 Read more

 

Harris names deputy whips for 2019-20 legislative session

(Jan 09, 2019)

State Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., today named Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, Rep. Pam DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, and Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene, as deputy whips for the 2019-20 legislative session. Read more

 

Kim: Serve Others This Holiday Season

(Dec 20, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Patty Kim joined the Central PA Food Bank to make and deliver a delicious dinner to members of the Harrisburg community. Read more

 

December 2018 Expense Report

(Dec 15, 2018)

December 2018 Expenses District Office Leases: $2621 (Steelton District Office: $1,040 (New Kline Village District Office: $1,581 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $0 District Office Cleaning: $120 District Office Utilities: $263.66 District Office Supplies: $398.47 Postage: $20.15 Food: $46.45 Communication Services: $53.55 Security Services: $119.67 Other Supplies: $24.38 Read more