Madden: Enough Study – it’s Time for Action

(Jun 18, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden speaks out against yet another delaying tactic to deny victims of workplace sexual harassment a voice – blasting a call for yet another study of a problem everyone knows is happening instead of moving forward with real solutions to help victims and prevent future abuse. Read more

 

Madden Helps Secure Grant For Feeding Families Ministry

(Jun 14, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden joined Feeding Families Ministry for a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new van which was purchased with grant money Rep. Madden helped secure. The van will help pickup and transport larger food deliveries helping Feeding Families Ministry feed more people in the community. Read more

 

House of Representatives Recognizes Scholarship Winners

(Jun 11, 2018)

Stroudsburg High School student Brendan Zambrano is one of two winners of the 2018-19 Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship. Zambrano resides in Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden's district and plans to attend Temple University in the fall. Read more

 

Rep. Madden brings home $800,000 for Monroe County Airport

(May 25, 2018)

MONROE COUNTY, May 25 – State Rep Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, announced that the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport will receive an $800,000 grant through the state’s Aviation Transportation Assistance Program. The grant will help pay for the $1.6 million total project cost to construct hangars. “Our local airport is an important part of the transportation infrastructure,” Madden said. “The airport employs people within our community and services thousands of flights each year.” In 2017, Madden was successful in acquiring an $800,000 grant to the same airport to upgrade its facilities. In total, Madden was responsible for getting $1.6 million in transportation funding to her region. “I am committed to making this airport a valuable transportation resource and like all other projects, it must be upgraded in order to meet supply demands and keep the jobs here,” Madden said. The state grants are distributed through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, which is a capital budget program funded with bonds. The state grants are matched with local funds. The public use airports in Pennsylvania are eligible for the Aviation Development Program. For more information on aviation in the state visit www.penndot.gov . Read more

 

Wolf delivers MCTI $510k grant

(May 08, 2018)

BARTONSVILLE - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visited the Monroe Career and Technical Institute Friday morning bearing gifts in the form of a $510,000 grant for its welding shop and scholarships for low income students. Read more

 

Stroudsburg student wins House of Representatives scholarship

(May 03, 2018)

HARRISBURG, May 3 – Stroudsburg High School student Brendan Zambrano is one of two winners of the 2018-19 Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship, announced state Rep. Maureen Madden. Read more

 

Madden Announces Grant For MCTI

(Apr 27, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden joined Governor Tom Wolf and school officials to announce a $510,000 grant for the Monroe Career and Technical Institute to help replace aging welding equipment and expand job training programs. Read more

 

Madden testifies at House Labor and Industry Committee hearing on work place discrimination (WITH VIDEO)

(Apr 24, 2018)

State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, today testified before members of the Pennsylvania House Labor and Industry Committee on her legislation that would strengthen protections against sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Madden’s legislation would ensure that all workers across the state are safeguarded. Currently, coverage under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act only applies to employees with four or more employees. “My legislation would protect everyone -- 314,000 more workers, including full-time nannies, housekeepers and other domestic workers, independent contractors and interns -- from workplace harassment and abuse,” Madden said. "For far too long we have left these hardworking employees vulnerable and I plan to defend them.” Madden said small companies and the employees that are instrumental in making those companies successful, are at the heart of Pennsylvania’s economy. She said thousands of employees are without legal protections against sexual harassment and discrimination. “Victims of workplace sexual harassment and discrimination are traumatized, and in many cases scarred for life. My legislation intends to change that scenario,” Madden said. According to the 2015 census, there are approximately 153,000 companies with four or fewer employees. Read more

 

Grants support affordable housing, water project

(Apr 17, 2018)

HARRISBURG, April 17 – State Rep. Maureen Madden said three Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency grants totaling $205,000 were awarded to lessen the low-income housing crisis in Monroe County and to help complete a local water project. Read more

 

Rep Madden wants to put an end to workplace discrimination/sexual harrassment.

(Apr 05, 2018)

State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, today joined in announcing legislation that would strengthen protections against sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace in Pennsylvania. Madden joined Gov. Tom Wolf and House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody at a news conference in Philadelphia to highlight a new package of anti-discrimination bills. Madden’s bill in the package would ensure all workers are provided workplace protections. Specifically, the bill would expand the types of employers that are covered under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act to include all employers, including those with just one employee. Her bill also would add domestic workers and independent contractors in the definition of “employee.” “All employees have the right to work in an environment free of harassment, regardless of the size of the company or their job description,” Madden said. ‘We need to protect everyone, including full-time nannies, housekeepers and other domestic workers, independent contractors and interns so they don’t became prey to workplace harassment and abuse.” The package of bills also includes updating the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act to expand the statute of limitations for filing a workplace complaint to two years, provide for a right to a jury trial, and to include punitive damages and attorney fees. In addition, the legislation would create a sexual harassment prevention Read more

 

Madden lends an ear

(Mar 19, 2018)

STROUDSBURG — More than three dozen residents filled the room as State Rep. Maureen Madden spoke about issues and fielded a gambit of questions during a town hall event she hosted on Saturday morning. Read more

 

Madden: Our Children Shouldn’t Be Scared To Go To School

(Mar 14, 2018)

Frustrated by the growing deaths at the hands of gun violence, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden participated in a PA Safe Caucus news conference to demand action on gun to ensure the safety of students and the protection of communities across the commonwealth. Read more

 

Madden Hosts Community Connections Expo

(Mar 10, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden hosted her Community Connections Expo at The Mountain Center in Coolbaugh Township, bringing over 50 vendors under one roof to help connect the community with the many state and local programs and services available to them. Read more

 

Madden hosting town hall on March 17

(Mar 05, 2018)

STROUDSBURG, March 5 – State Rep. Maureen Madden invites residents to join her for a town hall meeting on March 17. Read more

 

Madden sponsoring Community Connections Expo

(Feb 26, 2018)

TOBYHANNA, Feb. 26 – Area residents are invited to join state Rep. Maureen Madden for a Community Connections Expo that will include various government agencies plus local businesses and organizations. Read more

 

Madden: Invest In Education and Infrastructure

(Feb 06, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden reacts to Gov. Wolf's budget address, saying his proposed investments in education, infrastructure, and a natural gas extraction tax will help move the state forward and do good things for all Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

Winter 2018 Newsletter

(Jan 31, 2018)

Stay up to date with what's going on locally and in Harrisburg by reading my latest newsletter. Read more

 

Rep. Madden appointed to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee

(Jan 29, 2018)

State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, according to House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody. Madden, who is co-chairwoman of the Legislative Ski Caucus, noted how important tourism is to Monroe County and the Commonwealth as a whole. “I am honored to have a seat on the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee,” Madden said. “This committee has broad oversight over the main economic engines in my home district. This appointment will allow me to pursue one of my main goals as an elected official: expanding the economic opportunities available to business owners, employees and future employees in my district. “Pennsylvania is ranked one of the top 10 tourism states in the nation. Millions of people visit Pennsylvania annually, supporting over 500,000 jobs and accounting for close to $20 billion of the Commonwealth’s Gross Domestic Product.” Madden also noted that 20 operating ski resorts in Pennsylvania generated $700 million in economic activity, directly and indirectly, for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Madden is also a member of the following committees: Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Children and Youth, Education, Game and Fisheries, Human Services and Policy. Read more

 

Madden sets Town Hall on Wednesday in Tobyhanna

(Jan 29, 2018)

TOBYHANNA, Jan. 29 – State Rep. Maureen Madden will hold a Town Hall meeting for residents of the Coolbaugh Township and Tobyhanna areas to discuss community issues and state-related concerns. The discussion will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Pocono Mountain Library, 5500 Municipal Drive, Tobyhanna, 18466. “Being a voice in Harrisburg for Monroe County residents is a responsibility I take seriously. It is a crucial part of my job to hear their concerns directly and ensure they are represented in the Capitol. I look forward to speaking with my neighbors about the issues in the community and how I can better represent them in Harrisburg,” said Madden, D-Monroe. The first-term lawmaker is planning an additional Town Hall in February for Price Township and Paradise Township residents, as well another in March for Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg and Stroud Township residents. When locations and dates are finalized, Madden said they will be announced via her social media, facebook.com/RepMaureenMadden , on Twitter @RepMadden and her website www.pahouse.com/Madden . People also can sign up to receive email updates from Madden’s office via her website by clicking on the “Stay Connected” banner at the top right side of her page. Read more

 

Rep Madden helps steer $1.86 million to 115th District for projects

(Jan 23, 2018)

S tate Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, today announced the 115 th Legislative District and surrounding area will benefit from $1.86 million in state funding. “Working in concert with my colleagues across the aisle and in the Senate, we have been able to fund a number of extremely important projects in Monroe County,” Madden said. The awards and projects are: < > for building enhancements to the Terrafina LLC project in East Stroudsburg, which is expected to create 120 high-paying jobs within three years of completion. This award resulted from a combined effort between state Sen. Mario Scavello and Madden. < > for rehabilitation of the Lake Swiftwater Dam. This was also a joint effort between Scavello and Madden. < > for improvement of a community athletic complex in Stroud Township. Madden worked with state Rep. Rosemary Brown and Scavello on this project. < > to the Pocono Alliance for the purchase of an office building in Stroudsburg to meet their clients’ needs. The Pocono Alliance serves as an advocate and change agent, operating anti-poverty empowerment programs. Madden and Scavello teamed up to help obtain funding for this project. < > for the Pocono Mountain Regional EMS to purchase new powered lift assist stretchers for its station. State Sen. John Blake secured the funding for this project jointly with Madden. < > to Feeding Families Ministry to purchase vehicles to serve residents from their food Read more