Madden, McNeill to hold news conference on pet leasing bill Sept. 12 in Stroudsburg

(Sep 07, 2018)

STROUDSBURG, Sept. 7 – State Reps. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe and Jeanne McNeill D- Lehigh, are holding a news conference on their pet safety legislation 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe County (AWSOM), 3129 Godfrey Ridge Drive, Stroudsburg. Special guest speaker will be Kristen Tullo, Humane Society of the United States state director. Sandy Fellin, president of AWSOM, will also attend. The representatives want to stop pet stores from luring customers to buy a cute but expensive pet. They say customers sign what they believe is a loan that will allow them to make monthly payments, only to discover it’s not really a loan, but a lease. Other states such as California and Nevada have enacted legislation to ban the practice and similar legislation is currently awaiting consideration in the New York legislature. For more information contact Madden’s office at (570) 420-2850 . The media is invited to attend. Read more


Rent a pet? Two Pa. lawmakers hope to ban it before it comes back to bite owners

(Aug 31, 2018)

Believe it or not, renting a pet is an option these days - and two Democratic lawmakers want to stop it before it becomes a widespread option for Pennsylvanians in the market for a pet. Read more


Discussing property taxes and shale taxes with Frank Andrews on WILK News Radio on Aug. 28

(Aug 28, 2018)

It was my pleasure to talk to Frank Andrews about what the people of Monroe County had to say about taxes Read more


Madden: Telephone Town Hall poll shows support for natural gas tax

(Aug 28, 2018)

STROUDSBURG, Aug. 28 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, today said a poll during her Thursday Telephone Town Hall shows respondents favor placing taxes on natural gas drilling, while a majority believes the funding generated should be used to reduce property taxes for Pennsylvania residents. “Participants reinforced what I have said for a long time – natural gas drillers should be required to pay the same taxes in Pennsylvania that they pay in other states,” Madden said. “Corporations continue to rake in profits from their work in natural gas drilling while Pennsylvania residents are forced to foot the bill. By taxing these drillers, Pennsylvania would be able to reduce property tax burdens on hardworking families.” When asked about solutions to school violence and ways to ensure children are safe at school, 41 percent believe in expanding access to mental health resources and counseling for at-risk youth, while 28 percent reported investing in resource officers. “Conversations on school safety and understanding how we can protect our children are tough, but extremely necessary,” Madden said. “Providing students with mental health and counseling services while also placing resource officers in schools are the first steps to taking on this epidemic. There is still a great deal to do, and I will continue to advocate for stronger universal background checks and bans on bump stocks.” When asked about best Read more


Miss my telephone town hall on Aug. 23? Check it out here.

(Aug 24, 2018)

Listen to what your friends and neighbors had to say about the issues that mattered. Read more


8/21/18 – School Safety – Stroudsburg

(Aug 23, 2018)

Materials from House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Maureen Madden. Read more


Madden hosts school violence panel

(Aug 23, 2018)

STROUDSBURG — Securing schools from violence was the focus of a Tuesday panel discussion hosted by state Rep. Maureen Madden at Hughes Public Library. Read more


Madden, Policy Committee discuss school safety

(Aug 22, 2018)

STROUDSBURG, Aug. 21 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing at Hughes Library to discuss school safety and the new initiatives that are being funded in the 2018-19 state budget. Read more


Rep Madden to hold roundtable discussion on job creation and better wages Friday

(Aug 22, 2018)

TANNERSVILLE, Aug. 22 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, is holding a Roundtable Discussion: PA Needs Union Jobs at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 at the Northampton Community College Monroe Campus, Room 108 Pocono Hall, Tannersville. Madden said she wants to hear from local working people, and community leaders about how Pennsylvania can work together to unrig the economy and turn law-wage jobs into union jobs for families who need them. The media is invited to attend. For more information, contact Madden’s district office at 570-420-2850 . Read more


At Risk: Small Mobile Home Parks

(Aug 21, 2018)

COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- People living in smaller mobile home parks in Pennsylvania may be at risk when they drink or bathe in water from nearby wells. That's because some of the rules that protect people in larger development parks do not apply to the smaller ones. Read more


Madden to host Tele-Town Hall Aug. 23

(Aug 17, 2018)

STROUDSBURG, Aug. 17 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, invites residents of the 115th District to participate in a Tele-Town Hall at 7 p.m. Aug. 23. Read more


Make sure YOU get the call for my Telephone Town Hall

(Aug 17, 2018)

Want to take part? Please click the link and give us permission to call your cell phone today. Read more


Madden to hold Policy Committee hearing on school safety Tuesday in Stroudsburg

(Aug 16, 2018)

STROUDSBURG, Aug. 16 – In alignment with the House Democratic Caucus’ Plan4PA, state Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, announced she will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing to discuss school safety. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Hughes Library, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg. Madden, who serves on the House Education Committee, said she requested the hearing because ensuring that Pennsylvania schoolchildren can learn and teachers can teach in a safe and secure environment are vital to the learning process. Madden will be joined by a number of state representatives from across the commonwealth, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. The current agenda is: 5:30 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks 5:40 p.m. Panel One: Marcus Brown Deputy chief of staff, office of Gov. Tom Wolf Derin Myers Acting executive director, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency Lt. Joseph Sparich Troop N Stroudsburg station commander, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Kevin Jancewicz Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Risk & Vulnerability Assessment Team member, Pennsylvania State Police 6:20 p.m. Panel Two: Jill Shoesmith Educational director, Evergreen Community School Sarah Henry Student, Evergreen Community School Olivia DeRosa Member, The Acceptance Project Taha Vahanvaty Read more


Madden Fights for Affordable, Accessible Health Care

(Jul 25, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden participated in a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Allentown to discuss a bill that would provide protections for Pennsylvanians who need health care but have a pre-existing condition. Read more


Madden: Reduce the Wait for Services for the Disabled

(Jul 24, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden participated in a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss the importance of state and local services in helping people with physical and intellectual disabilities. With large numbers of eligible people stuck on waiting lists, Madden hopes to find ways to increase funding and availability for those needing these vital programs. Read more


Rep. Madden responsible for $1.4 million state traffic grant in Monroe County

(Jul 12, 2018)

MONROE COUNTY, July 12 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, is pleased that Monroe County will get $1.41 million from the state’s Green Light-Go Program. Madden said the state funding will help with traffic signal systems in Pocono Township at seven intersections along State Routes 611 and 715, at 10 intersections along U.S. Route 209 in Smithfield Township and Middle Smithfield and in Stroud Township adding an intersection to the existing system and a traffic light signal system at four intersections along State Route 611. “My constituents will be able to walk and ride across these busy intersections much safer and with ease,” Madden said. “One of my main concerns as a legislator is making the roadways easier, safer and quicker to travel on and these projects do just that.” The Department of Transportation’s Green-Light-Go program was established in 2013 as a traffic signal modernization and improvement program for critical corridors designed to improve safety and mobility by reducing congestion and improving efficiency on key state highways. The program is competitive, requiring an at least 20 percent match for municipalities, counties or planning organizations that request assistance. Projects that qualify for the program include study and removal of unwarranted traffic signals; traffic signal retiming; development of detour, special event and operations plans, LED replacement, asset management, real-time monitoring of Read more


Madden Hosts Womens Day Expo

(Jun 23, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden hosted her second annual Women's Day Expo at Stroudsburg High School, bringing women together to celebrate their strength, diversity and success in the community and to help connect them with a variety of programs and services that are available. Read more


Madden: Keep Families Together

(Jun 21, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden rallied with colleagues and advocates to fight for immigration reform that ensures families stay together and aren’t ripped apart at the border. Read more


Rep. Madden praises state budget with educational funding hike and no tax increase

(Jun 20, 2018)

HARRISBURG, June 20 – State Rep Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, said she is pleased that all school districts in the 115 th Legislative District have received funding increases in the recently passed 2018-19 state budget that also contains no new taxes. “While I am pleased that the House passed the state budget with these education increases, I am still hopeful that in the near future all school districts will be funded fair and equitability," Madden said. Madden is co-sponsoring legislation ( H.B. 2501) authored by state Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Phila., which would require that 100 percent of state funds are distributed through the fair funding formula effective immediately. Madden said Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts still suffer from the greatest funding disparity in the nation. “Your ZIP code should not determine the school funding in your district. School districts with the greatest student poverty are always hit hardest,” Madden said. The Monroe County lawmaker said the $32.7 billion fiscal plan will help move her district forward by investing in initiatives that benefit families. “Everyone in Pennsylvania deserves access to a quality education, child care, and better resources and services, and this budget does just that,” Madden said. Read more


Rep Madden to hold Women's Day Expo on Saturday

(Jun 19, 2018)

State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, is inviting everyone to her second annual Women’s Day Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at the Stroudsburg High School Cafeteria, 110 W. Main St. in Stroudsburg. “It is important for women of all ages to learn about the different state-related and other local programs available to them and their families,” Madden said. “I am encouraging women and men to visit the expo and find out how available programs may suit their needs.” Madden said that there are over 50 agencies and organizations participating, including Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Monroe County Transit Authority, PHEAA, the Lehigh Valley Health Network, East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Monroe County Women’s Commission. Those interested can contact Madden’s office at (570) 894-7905 or (570) 420-2850 for more information. Read more