Madden: It's Time to Prioritize Cleaner Energy

(Dec 16, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden supports Pennsylvania's efforts to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative because it's a step in the right direction and puts cleaner energy in the spotlight. With global temperatures rising and more frequent instances of extreme weather causing loss of life and significant damage, RGGI at least puts PA on a collaborative path that will put Pennsylvanians' spirit of innovation, ingenuity and resourcefulness at the forefront as we continue to diversify our energy portfolio and try to preserve the beauty of our commonwealth. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Child abuse and neglect prevention funding and business site development opportunities

(Dec 14, 2021)

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

 

Bill banking on Pa. organics has Dept. of Ag’s support

(Dec 14, 2021)

“PA Preferred Organic businesses grow all foods under the sun that are healthy for us, and that alone should be a reason to make the program permanent in our commonwealth,” State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, a co-sponsor, said. Read more

 

Pashinski & Madden introduce bill to make PA Preferred Organic Program permanent in the state

(Dec 13, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 13 – State Reps. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, and Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, have introduced legislation that would make the PA Preferred Organic Program a trademark in Pennsylvania. Since 2019, the PA Preferred Organic Program has been used to increase market opportunities for Pennsylvania farmers. Because of this program, Madden said, Pennsylvania ranks third nationally in organic agriculture sales. “I have an organic farm in my district, Pocono Organics , that provides not only a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables to purchase but has a litany of programs for children of all ages, veterans and adults,” Madden said. “PA Preferred Organic businesses grow all foods under the sun that are healthy for us, and that alone should be a reason to make the program permanent in our commonwealth.” Pashinski, Democratic chair of the House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee , said Pennsylvania has 1,055 certified organic farms and more than 93,000 acres of certified organic land in the state. “Pennsylvanians are increasingly seeking a greater quality, quantity and variety of organic foods at their markets and grocery stores,” Pashinski said. “By making Pennsylvania-produced organic products even more readily available, our farmers can continue to benefit from this rapidly expanding market.” Pashinski noted the program would not compete with other state producers but instead Read more

 

Madden: $47K awarded to Children’s Advocacy Center

(Dec 10, 2021)

STROUDSBURG, Dec. 10 – In keeping with her commitment to bring home much-needed advocacy funding, state Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, said a $46,990 grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has been awarded to the Child Advocacy Center of Monroe County. “The Children’s Advocacy Center of Monroe County is dedicated to reducing the occurrence and aftermath of child abuse, while improving the health, welfare and safety of children and families,” Madden said. “Children who have been abused need to be heard. Through multidisciplinary teams of professionals involved in child protective services, children at CAC can get that assistance in a non-threatening environment.” The grant award is as follows: $46,996 for CAC of Monroe County. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Monroe County requested the funding to provide services to the child victims and their non-offending caregivers in their community, promote community awareness on issues related to child abuse, assist multidisciplinary investigative team members with training on issues in the field, and facilitate efficient and meaningful case review while continuing to move toward National Children’s Alliance accreditation. More information on PCCD is available at https://www.pccd.pa.gov/ . Read more

 

Madden brings home $500K for Heritage Center upgrades

(Dec 07, 2021)

The funding, Madden said, will be used to build an addition of approximately 17,000 square feet immediately adjacent to and connected to Stroud Mansion, which is a 12-room house built in 1795 by Jacob Stroud, founder of Stroudsburg and a Revolutionary War colonel. Read more

 

Monroe Matters: Madden Talks Infrastructure with U.S. Rep. Cartwright

(Dec 01, 2021)

In her latest edition of 'Monroe Matters,' Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden sits down with U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright to discuss the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was recently signed into law by President Biden, and what it will mean for Northeast Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder treatment provider and veteran employment funding opportunities

(Nov 29, 2021)

Read the about the latest state grant opportunities. Read more

 

Bob Casey makes stop in Poconos to talk Amtrak, infrastructure

(Nov 29, 2021)

Casey praised state Rep. Maureen Madden (D-115) and U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-8) for their advocacy of the proposed Scranton-NYC route. Read more

 

Madden statement on Christian Hall case developments

(Nov 19, 2021)

I continue to offer my support and heartfelt condolences to Christian Hall’s parents, entire family and friends, and I pledge further support by continuing to work on legislative solutions, including a bill requiring independent investigations by the AG of situations like this. Read more

 

Leaders react to video confirming Hall's hands were up

(Nov 19, 2021)

State Rep. Maureen Madden called for "an independent, unbiased investigation run by an agency not directly related to the case." Read more

 

McClinton Stands Up to Defend Democracy

(Nov 18, 2021)

Let us return to civility. Let us return to the Democratic process. Let us return to the House of Representatives that Benjamin Franklin entrusted to us. Read more

 

Madden Supports Law Enforcement, Condemns Gun Bill

(Nov 17, 2021)

Before voting against an open carry gun bill, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden emphasized how the legislation would heighten danger for law enforcement during traffic stops, make it easier for people like those who participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection to conceal firearms, and the fact that statistics show violence increases in areas where conceal carry without permits is allowed. Time and energy would be better spent passing legislation designed to actually help Pennsylvanians, she said, not bills that decrease safety within our communities. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance abuse, arts, and career/technical training funding opportunities

(Nov 17, 2021)

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

 

Madden Calls for Campaign Finance Reform

(Nov 12, 2021)

At a State Government Committee hearing on term limits this week, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden argued instead for campaign finance reform, suggesting too much corporate money puts well-meaning, grassroots organizers at a distinct and unfair disadvantage. Term limits, she said, already exist through the power of the ballot box, though she agrees there should be term limits for the President of the United States and the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more

 

Madden Decries Daylight Saving Time

(Nov 09, 2021)

Taking a firm stance against Cher's musical desire to "turn back time," Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden joined the full-throated, bipartisan support to eliminate daylight saving time in PA and across the country. Daylight saving time, she said, "isn't fooling anybody. ... Let's just end this. It's annoying." Read more

 

Madden: Free and Fair Elections are Critical

(Nov 08, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden stressed the importance of properly funding elections across the commonwealth to ensure voters and poll workers are educated, election workers are fairly paid, and elections remain free and fair during debate at Monday's State Government Committee voting meeting. Promoting politically motivated legislation surrounding election law, she said, undermines the will of the people Read more

 

Now open for applications: Workforce development, clean diesel, and DC fast charging funding opportunities

(Nov 01, 2021)

Read about state and other grant opportunities that are taking applications. Read more

 

Pennie's Open Enrollment Period is now open

(Nov 01, 2021)

Pennie is Pennsylvanian's insurance marketplace and provides individuals and families with the ability to shop for high-quality health care plans and easily apply for financial assistance. Read more

 

Madden: Over 40K in agriculture grants awarded to Pocono Mountain School District

(Oct 26, 2021)

"This Farm to School grant program, which is intended to bolster agricultural studies to strengthen the future of the industry, is a win-win for Pocono Mountain School District," Madden said. Read more

 

Madden: It's Time to Prioritize Cleaner Energy
Dec 16, 2021

Now open for applications: Child abuse and neglect prevention funding and business site development opportunities
Dec 14, 2021

Bill banking on Pa. organics has Dept. of Ag’s support
Dec 14, 2021

Pashinski & Madden introduce bill to make PA Preferred Organic Program permanent in the state
Dec 13, 2021

Madden: $47K awarded to Children’s Advocacy Center
Dec 10, 2021

Madden brings home $500K for Heritage Center upgrades
Dec 07, 2021

Monroe Matters: Madden Talks Infrastructure with U.S. Rep. Cartwright
Dec 01, 2021

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder treatment provider and veteran employment funding opportunities
Nov 29, 2021

Bob Casey makes stop in Poconos to talk Amtrak, infrastructure
Nov 29, 2021

Madden statement on Christian Hall case developments
Nov 19, 2021

Leaders react to video confirming Hall's hands were up
Nov 19, 2021

McClinton Stands Up to Defend Democracy
Nov 18, 2021

Madden Supports Law Enforcement, Condemns Gun Bill
Nov 17, 2021

Now open for applications: Substance abuse, arts, and career/technical training funding opportunities
Nov 17, 2021

Madden Calls for Campaign Finance Reform
Nov 12, 2021

Madden Decries Daylight Saving Time
Nov 09, 2021

Madden: Free and Fair Elections are Critical
Nov 08, 2021

Now open for applications: Workforce development, clean diesel, and DC fast charging funding opportunities
Nov 01, 2021

Pennie's Open Enrollment Period is now open
Nov 01, 2021

Madden: Over 40K in agriculture grants awarded to Pocono Mountain School District
Oct 26, 2021