February Monroe Matters

(Feb 24, 2022)

On this episode of Monroe Matters, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden breaks down Governor Wolf's state budget proposal and highlights how Monroe County students could benefit from increased education funding. Also, after commemorating the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting, we discuss Pennsylvania's efforts to keep our schools safe. Finally, we take a tour of Waste Not Technologies to see how they're recycling old yogurt cups into plastic fence posts. Read more

 

Advocates urge lawmakers to get proactive about making Pennsylvania schools safer

(Feb 16, 2022)

Max Schachter and Tony Montalto, two parents who lost children to the Parkland school shooting, shared their personal stories and research about what other states are doing to make schools safer. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Launches Partnership to Help New Moms Build Personal Financial Skills

(Feb 10, 2022)

The department will present a nine-part virtual series to NFP participants on a variety of financial topics, including credit, avoiding fraud and scams, budgeting and spending plans, and saving and investing for long- and short-term goals. Read more

 

Madden Demands Equitable School Funding

(Feb 08, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden stood on the House floor this week to defend Pennsylvania's public schools and call for fair, equitable funding after the majority party Appropriations chair brazenly blamed school boards and local officials for environmental hazards and crumbling school buildings. Madden reminded her colleagues that, as elected state representatives with a budget surplus, they have a responsibility to ensuring children, teachers and school staff are safe in their learning and working environments. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities

(Feb 07, 2022)

Learn about grant programs that are accepting applications. Read more

 

Gov. Wolf: 71 Jobs Coming to Monroe County With Relocation of Black Buffalo 3D Manufacturing Operation to Pennsylvania

(Feb 03, 2022)

“Our team is excited to help create new opportunities in Pennsylvania and make the area a global hub for 3D construction technology,” said Michael Woods, CEO/COO of Black Buffalo 3D. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Violence prevention, economic development, and learning center funding opportunities

(Jan 31, 2022)

Read about the latest state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Madden welcomes $122K in grant funding for area schools

(Jan 28, 2022)

“I’m glad to see this funding make its way back to Monroe County for such an important issue.” Read more

 

Madden: Charter School Reform is Essential

(Jan 25, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden supports the bipartisan effort to reform charter schools so charters are in line with traditional public schools. She said it's critical that schools across the commonwealth are equitably funded while addressing the burdensome and unfair costs of charter schools and cyber charter schools that get passed along to homeowners via higher property taxes. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Justice assistance, regional policing, and community conservation funding opportunities

(Jan 25, 2022)

Read about the latest state grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Madden: Redistricting and reapportionment are politically stressful, but so what? Fairness matters more

(Jan 18, 2022)

This isn’t about us as elected officials. This isn’t about party. This isn’t even about the Legislative Reapportionment Commission, with its bipartisan makeup and nonpartisan appointed chairman. It’s about doing what’s right for Pennsylvanians by putting an end to nonsensical gerrymandering and focusing on fair and equal representation. Read more

 

NEPA Lawmakers: Scranton-to-NYC passenger rail service makes perfect sense for our region

(Jan 08, 2022)

The Scranton-to-NYC corridor would include rail stations in Tobyhanna, Mount Pocono and East Stroudsburg, plus several stops in New Jersey. Read more

 

Madden Stresses Vaccines, Boosters and Masks as COVID-19 Surges

(Jan 06, 2022)

In an interview with Fox 56, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden urges Monroe County residents to get on board with its seniors, who are vaccinated against COVID-19 at 84%, as case counts rise and health care workers are stressed beyond belief. Vaccines and boosters, she said, help protect oneself, as well as one's family and friends, from the worst of the virus. Read more

 

Support for Scranton-to-NYC passenger train project picks up steam

(Jan 04, 2022)

Amtrak’s study of a proposed Scranton-to-New York City passenger train should be done by August, a railroad official said Tuesday. Read more

 

Madden on rise in COVID-19 cases: 'I wish Monroe County would get on board"

(Jan 04, 2022)

"We need people to wear masks, we need people to get vaccinated, we need people to get boosted," Madden said Tuesday. Read more

 

Cartwright, local officials continue support for Scranton-NYC passenger train service

(Jan 04, 2022)

"There is an immediate need for it as thousands of people travel from Monroe County to northern New Jersey and metropolitan New York City every day for their jobs," Cartwright said at an event in Stroudsburg Tuesday. Read more

 

Rep. Madden 2021 Winter Newsletter

(Dec 29, 2021)

Madden's winter newsletter focuses on veterans issues and infrastructure. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Veteran and substance abuse funding opportunities

(Dec 21, 2021)

Read about the latest grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

February Monroe Matters
Feb 24, 2022

Now Open for Applications: Workforce Development, Substance Use Prevention, and Volunteer Fire Assistance Funding Opportunities
Feb 22, 2022

Advocates urge lawmakers to get proactive about making Pennsylvania schools safer
Feb 16, 2022

Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Launches Partnership to Help New Moms Build Personal Financial Skills
Feb 10, 2022

Madden Demands Equitable School Funding
Feb 08, 2022

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities
Feb 07, 2022

Gov. Wolf: 71 Jobs Coming to Monroe County With Relocation of Black Buffalo 3D Manufacturing Operation to Pennsylvania
Feb 03, 2022

Now open for applications: Violence prevention, economic development, and learning center funding opportunities
Jan 31, 2022

Madden welcomes $122K in grant funding for area schools
Jan 28, 2022

Madden: Charter School Reform is Essential
Jan 25, 2022

Now open for applications: Justice assistance, regional policing, and community conservation funding opportunities
Jan 25, 2022

Now open for applications: Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program; preservation planning; and substance abuse education and reduction grant opportunities
Jan 18, 2022

Madden: Redistricting and reapportionment are politically stressful, but so what? Fairness matters more
Jan 18, 2022

NEPA Lawmakers: Scranton-to-NYC passenger rail service makes perfect sense for our region
Jan 08, 2022

Madden Stresses Vaccines, Boosters and Masks as COVID-19 Surges
Jan 06, 2022

Support for Scranton-to-NYC passenger train project picks up steam
Jan 04, 2022

Madden on rise in COVID-19 cases: 'I wish Monroe County would get on board"
Jan 04, 2022

Cartwright, local officials continue support for Scranton-NYC passenger train service
Jan 04, 2022

Rep. Madden 2021 Winter Newsletter
Dec 29, 2021

Now open for applications: Veteran and substance abuse funding opportunities
Dec 21, 2021