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House OKs bill with Madden's academic records transfer language

(Jun 13, 2019)

State Rep. Maureen Madden is pleased the state House of Representatives passed legislation that would require charter schools to share student records with one another within 10 days of receiving the request. Read more

 

Madden Celebrates Opening of Women's Military Museum

(Jun 12, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Women's Military Museum in Mount Pocono. Madden says the museum, founded by Ret. Sgt. Major Claudette Williams, will raise awareness for women who serve and highlight the many roles women have played in the military over the years. Read more

 

Madden leads efforts to crack down on sexual harassment in the workplace

(Jun 10, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 10 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, today joined fellow colleagues at a state Capitol news conference to unveil a package of bills addressing sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace in Pennsylvania. Madden’s legislation would ensure that all workers across the state are safeguarded with legal protections against workplace sexual harassment and discrimination. Currently, these protections under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act only apply to employers with four or more employees. “Because of this, we have left these hardworking employees vulnerable to workplace harassment and discrimination and I plan to continue to defend them and change the laws,” Madden said. Madden’s legislation would protect 314,000 more workers, including full-time nannies, housekeepers and other domestic workers, independent contractors and interns – from workplace harassment and abuse. According to the 2015 census, there are approximately 153,000 companies with four or fewer employees. ###rc/2019/agh l:\print\releases\sexualharrassment.115 Attention news editors: Madden video from today’s news conference can be downloaded here. Read more

 

Madden Hosts Third Annual Women's Day Expo

(Jun 08, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden hosted her third annual Women's Day Expo at Stroudsburg Junior High School, connecting women and men with a variety of state-related and local programs that are available to them and their families Read more

 

Madden to hold free Women’s Day Expo on Saturday

(Jun 06, 2019)

STROUDSBURG, June 6 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, is inviting everyone to her third annual Women’s Day Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Stroudsburg Junior High School, 1901 Chipperfield Drive. Read more

 

I toured the Monroe County Career and Technical Institute and support Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to put millions into career training for our students.

(May 17, 2019)

I am proud to support Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to invest millions of dollars into career training for our students. Read more

 

Madden: Rural Communities Need Broadband Access

(May 16, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden met with rural residents in Price Township to learn about their struggles living without broadband internet access. Madden discussed ways to help get them connected, including Governor Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania initiative, which would invest in rebuilding our state's infrastructure including expanded access to broadband for rural communities. Read more

 

REAL IDs are now available

(May 16, 2019)

As you may know, REAL ID is now available for Pennsylvanians who want one. Effective October 1, 2020, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID to enter federal facilities that require identification, a military installation and board a domestic commercial flight. To get your REAL ID, gather the following documents: Proof of identity: (original or certified copy of a birth certificate or valid, unexpired U.S. Passport or passport card. Social Security Card Two proofs of current, physical PA address: examples include current, unexpired PA license or ID, PA vehicle registration, auto insurance card, or utility bill with the same name and address. Proof of all legal name changes: Certified marriage certificate, court order or divorce decree issued by your county’s family court. Visit one of the 12 PennDOT REAL ID Centers to receive your REAL ID at the time of service or your local PennDOT Driver License Center to receive your REAL ID within 15 business days. You DO NOT need a REAL ID to: Drive. Vote. Access hospitals. Visit the post office. Access federal courts. Apply for or receive federal benefits, such as Social Security or veterans’ benefits. A REAL ID driver's license or photo ID costs a one-time fee of $30, plus a renewal fee ($30.50 for a four-year, non-commercial driver's license or photo ID). More information on REAL ID is available here . Read more

 

Madden Rallies for Infrastructure Improvements

(May 15, 2019)

At a Capitol rally, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden stood with Gov. Wolf and fellow legislators to promote the Restore PA Initiative, a program which would invest in restoring blighted properties, expanding access to broadband internet, and strengthening Pennsylvania's transportation infrastructure. Read more

 

Madden Stands Up For Women’s Rights

(May 14, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden spoke out against legislation that would take away a woman’s right to choose. She explains how House Bill 321 makes false promises to help protect babies with Down syndrome. Read more

 

Academic records would transfer timelier under Madden bill

(May 03, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 3 – State Rep. Maureen Madden is reintroducing legislation that would require school districts and charter schools to share student records with one another within 10 days of receiving the request. Read more

 

Madden brings back $680,726 for school safety programs

(May 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 1 – Two Monroe County school districts were awarded Pennsylvania school safety and security grants totaling $680,726, according to state Rep. Maureen Madden. Read more

 

Reps Madden, McNeill to reintroduce banning pet leasing

(Apr 18, 2019)

HARRISBURG, APRIL 18 – States Reps. Maureen Madden, D- Monroe, and Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, are circulating a legislative memo requesting cosponsors to reintroduce their pet safety legislation. The representatives want to stop pet stores from luring customers into buying cute but expensive pets through lease agreements. Under the terms of lease contracts, customers enter into a long-term payment agreement, which often results in them paying far more than what they would have by purchasing the pet outright, with large balloon payments at the end of the lease. “Unfortunately, customers eventually discover that they were deceived when they signed the pet lease,” Madden said. “Sadly, when a customer lacks the financial ability to make a payment, their pet is repossessed and often finds its way back to a shelter.” According to the Federal Trade Commission, pet leasing is not considered illegal; however, companies may be held responsible since they have an obligation to clearly state that customers are entering into a lease agreement. “We need to protect pet owners from the unnecessary stress and trauma of losing a pet should they be unable to make payments and lose a pet due to repossession,” McNeill said. “For many of us, pets are more than just companions, they are family.” Madden said other states such as California, Nevada and New York have enacted legislation to ban the practice. Madden and McNeill said Read more

 

Madden: $2.4 million awarded to East Stroudsburg

(Apr 17, 2019)

State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, helped to obtain a $2.4 million Pennvest low-interest loan to perform extensive work on the Middle Dam in East Stroudsburg. The Middle Dam provides the drinking water to East Stroudsburg residents. The existing water supply piping is over 100 years old. “The major benefit of this project is to improve water service to thousands of people in my district due to failing water lines,” Madden said. “This Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority funding will help to defray the cost of the $8 million dollar project.” Madden said the work will involve replacing the existing raw water supply intake and transmission pipeline from the intake structure of Middle Dam to the East Stroudsburg Water Filtration Plant. “One of my top priorities since taking office is to address the district’s outdated and crumbling infrastructure and this $2.4 million is included on my list of projects that will help to improve people’s lives,” Madden said. Read more

 

Rep. Madden appointed to lead Subcommittee on Recreation

(Apr 10, 2019)

State Rep Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, recently was appointed Democratic chairwoman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee’s Subcommittee on Recreation for the 2019-20 legislative session. Madden said tourism is a $40 billion industry in Pennsylvania and Monroe County contributes to that. “I am thrilled to be named chair of the Recreation Subcommittee,” Madden said. “I represent Monroe County and we are in the heart of the Poconos where people visit from in and out of state to ski our slopes, visit our water parks and casinos, shop at our stores and go to our state parks, so I will continue to build on what we already have in the tourism industry.” House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, D-Allegheny, said Madden was appointed to the committee because she fully supports and promotes the tourism industry, not only in Monroe County, but across the state. “Maureen Madden has earned this new leadership role and its responsibility,” Dermody said. “She puts people first and makes sure that Monroe County has a strong voice in Harrisburg.” Rep. Mark Longietti is Democratic chairman of the House Tourism and Recreation Development Committee. “Representative Madden works with great dedication and energy to broaden resources and enhance life for the residents of her district,” Longietti said. “I’m delighted that she will chair the Subcommittee on Recreation because I know she will Read more

 

Rep. Madden joins SEIU at state Capitol rally for better workers' rights

(Apr 09, 2019)

State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, members of the Service Employees International Union and legislative colleagues rallied in favor of raising the minimum wage, safe workplaces and for union rights. The Keystone Worker Protection Pledge was unveiled. “I believe that all Pennsylvania workers deserve a living wage, a safe work environment and the freedom to form unions,” Madden said. Along with her colleague, state Rep. Tom Mehaffie, Madden has reintroduced her Workplace Freedom Act legislation (H.B. 1178) that would allow public sector workers to form a union with a simple majority card check vote, rather than the lengthy bureaucratic process that workers currently have to go through. Madden first introduced the legislation in 2018 in response to the Janus vs AFSCME Supreme Court decision, an unprecedented attack on the right to organize. “We stand together in an effort to strengthen and expand the rights of Pennsylvanians so they can join a union, be paid a living wage and be employed in safe workplaces,” Madden said. Read more

 

Madden Disappointed in Vote to Outsource Pocono Mountain School District Transportation Jobs

(Apr 03, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden says she is extremely disappointed that the Pocono Mountain School Board didn't stand with their community and voted to fire 200 people with their decision to outsource transportation services. Read more

 

Madden Talks Criminal Justice Reform at East Stroudsburg University

(Mar 30, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden visited East Stroudsburg University to discuss the importance of criminal justice reform here in Pennsylvania. Madden says putting a stronger focus on education and helping our children succeed would go a long way to reducing our prison population. Read more

 

Madden Promotes Restore Pennsylvania Initiative

(Mar 28, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden toured the old International Boiler Works building in East Stroudsburg, which is being considered for funding through Gov. Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania program to redevelop the property and revitalize the area with new businesses and jobs. Read more

 

Madden: Your Rights Don’t Get Smaller Because Your Employer Does

(Mar 26, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden joined advocates in Harrisburg to fight back against workplace discrimination. She explains how her legislation would help protect all Pennsylvanians. Read more