It has been a busy few weeks as this session has gotten underway. Since my last email, I’ve been able to meet with many community leaders, agencies, and stakeholders as we get to work for the 104th district. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the newly formed Central PA Delegation leadership team as well as the Appropriations Committee! These assignments give me the ability to focus on the needs of Central PA and how our tax dollars are spent. Read more
“These grants provide for much-needed improvements to many areas of our community,” Madsen said. “Sound and sustainable investments in our infrastructure ensures a higher quality of life for our residents, now and for decades to come.” Read more
“These upgrades are long overdue,” said Madsen. “While we all want to see construction start as soon as possible, I’m glad the city is taking time to engage with citizens and gain their opinion on how they want their community to look.” Read more
The newly formed PA House Democratic Central Pennsylvania Delegation issued its first statement today by commending Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposed 2023-24 state budget. Read more
HARRISBURG, March 8 – State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., today hosted a news conference where she introduced legislation that would create a grant program to expand the use of solar energy at school facilities across Pennsylvania. The grant program, “Solar for Schools,” would issue grants to schools for solar energy projects, including costs related to equipment, installation and maintenance of solar energy systems. “This 21st-century landmark program can save local taxpayers and school districts hundreds of thousands of dollars a year,” Fiedler said. “With the savings, local governments can reduce taxes and schools can invest in more teachers. In addition to all those benefits, solar schools projects have immense local benefits such as reducing carbon emissions and creating family sustaining jobs.” At the legislation roll-out, Fiedler was joined today by labor, educational and environmental leaders. The list of labor unions and organizations supporting the legislative effort includes: the PA and Philadelphia Building Trades, AFT PA, PA and Philadelphia AFL-CIO, LIUNA and IBEW. Rob Bair, president of the Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades, said the grant program would create great opportunities for Pennsylvania. “As the sun rises on a new administration, labor and the state legislature can capture that sunlight and turn it into family sustaining jobs, lower energy costs for consumers, and Read more
It was great to meet so many of you at my district office open house! If you weren't able to attend, please feel free to stop in some time or visit RepMadsen.com to learn how my office is working for you. Read more
With the 2022 legislative redistricting, we want to make sure every resident knows where to go for state-related services,” said Madsen. “If you live in Swatara, Highspire, Paxtang, Harrisburg, or Steelton, come and get to know the people who serve our region Read more
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This is the first of many E-Newsletters that I will be sending out to let you know what legislative action I have been and plan on taking on your behalf and just to keep everyone informed on what is going on at the state Capitol. Read more
“These initiatives offer specialized solutions to both the overlooked causes and after-effects of community violence,” said Madsen. “Many times, when we look to prevent gun violence, we look at the acts themselves. These initiatives work to change the environment in which they occur and address the trauma of those involved.” Read more
“I am honored to represent the people of Harrisburg and its surrounding areas,” Madsen said. “It is one of the greatest honors to be asked to be a voice for friends, neighbors, and residents of the 104th Legislative District. " Read more
HARRISBURG, Dec. 7 – To kick off the new legislative session, Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus Majority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, is welcoming the largest class of incoming legislators to the House Democratic Caucus in more than 15 years. “In January, the House Democratic Caucus will proudly swear in the largest and most diverse class of freshmen legislators in over a decade,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “These public servants are already on the ground in their communities, talking to neighbors, and prepared to be their voices in Harrisburg next month. Without a doubt, they will strengthen our legislature with their diverse experience and perspectives.” House Democrats will welcome 26 new members from communities across the state; some from districts that have never before been represented by a Democrat. New members include: Anthony Bellmon (D-Phila.) : Bellmon served in Philadelphia Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s office for eight years, solving housing, student loan and immigration issues. As senior adviser to the congressman, Anthony worked on Capitol Hill advancing policy issues to better the lives of children and working families. Lisa A. Borowski (D-Delaware) : Borowski formerly served as vice president of the Radnor Township School District’s school board, leading the way on crafting one of the Read more
Pennsylvanians in need of energy assistance are encouraged to apply to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for 2022-2023 winter heating season. To see if you qualify, view the table via the link above, and click here to apply online using COMPASS. A paper application can also be found here . Everyone should be able to keep warm during the coldest months of the year, and LIHEAP is a true security blanket for those who are in need. Read more
Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts Uncashed checks, including paychecks Lost stocks and bonds Contents of safe deposit boxes Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies Expired gift cards/gift certificates To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at https://www.patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property/ or call 1-800-222-2046. There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more
Pennsylvanians can enroll in 2023 health insurance coverage through Pennie now until Jan. 15, 2023. Last year, many Pennsylvanians enrolled in health insurance through a Pennie plan and paid lower monthly premiums due to premium subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan Act. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act extended these subsidies until Jan. 1, 2026. Visit Pennie.com/connect or the Pennie Customer Service Call Center at 1-844-844-8040. Read more
PennDOT is currently hiring employees for the Winter Maintenance Program. Employees hired for the Winter Maintenance Program are critical to a safe winter season, and these temporary opportunities are an excellent pathway to a permanent career with PennDOT. For more information on how to apply, click here . Read more
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