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Central PA Delegation urges Senate to approve minimum wage increase in honor of Labor Day

(Aug 31, 2023)

“This House has passed several bills to make it easier to form a union when faced with stall tactics by employers," said Rep. David Madsen. "Working class people had not seen the legislature working for them and advocating for them until this Democratic majority formed in the House.” Read more


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(Aug 29, 2023)

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(Aug 22, 2023)

PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development: Keystone Communities Program Who May Apply : Units of local government, redevelopment and/or housing authorities, nonprofit organizations to include economic development organizations, housing corporations, etc., community development corporations, business improvement districts, neighborhood improvement districts, and similar organizations incorporated as authorities. Use : Multiple uses, including: Planning grants (address a particular need or circumstance within a community, undertake a study relevant to an identified need, or study the results of implementing a specific activity) Implementation grants (assist designated KC program communities in implementing critical components of their approved Five-Year Strategy) Façade grants (to stimulate private investment in properties, foster an attractive environment, and preserve the architectural heritage of properties and communities. The grant funds may be used for primary street-facing, exterior building improvements in a defined target area of a downtown or neighborhood such as storefront signs, exterior façade painting, design assistance, etc.) Development grants (available to fund a variety of physical improvements, see program guidelines for full list) Public improvement grants (available to assist communities in a variety of development projects to help Read more


Madsen and Fleming to hold free community shred event Aug. 26

(Aug 15, 2023)

"Our free shredding event offers residents a chance to responsibly declutter and dispose of personal info safely. Shredding prevents misuse and helps keep our community private and secure,” Madsen said. “Join us in protecting your privacy and the environment." Read more


Email Update: Supporting PA's schools, universities, families, and more!

(Aug 15, 2023)

I'm happy to announce that Governor Josh Shapiro has officially signed this year's budget. This milestone comes after nearly a month since the budget passed the House on July 5. Our journey to bring the budget to fruition was riddled with challenges, but I find satisfaction in the accomplishments that our city and state can now boast. Read more


Rozzi and Madsen rally support for UPS Teamsters

(Jul 20, 2023)

“UPS has a choice. They can respect and do right by working people by paying what them they deserve, or come Aug. 1, UPS can face the frustrations of the hardworking people who have made them a success," Madsen said. Read more


Email Update: July 12

(Jul 12, 2023)

Harrisburg lost one of its iconic buildings this week. The Broad Street Market has stood as a centerpiece for our community since 1878 and was one of my favorite places to visit. Thank you, Josh Shapiro, for joining us as we work to restore this historic building. Read more


Harrisburg area Dems release statements on Broad Street Market fire

(Jul 10, 2023)

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I am working with committee Chairman Jordan Harris to see what state resources we can tap to aid in the restoration of our historic market. Ensuring that we get the Broad Street buildings restored to their original luster and safe for use is at the top of my priorities. I am also exploring ways to help the businesses that operate inside the market get up and running again. Harrisburg Fire Co. was promptly on the scene to extinguish the fire and to ensure no one was in danger. Thanks to their rapid response, the fire was contained to the brick building and the 1863 stone building remains undamaged. Their hard work this morning, and every day, is greatly appreciated. Read more


Madsen releases statement on state-related university funding

(Jul 10, 2023)

We take great pride in our esteemed centers of higher education and fully understand our duty to honor their significance through the legislation we enact in the Capitol. My purpose is to cast my vote in support of funding our state schools, rather than causing disruption and turmoil for them. Read more


Madsen releases statement on PA budget passage

(Jul 06, 2023)

"I cast my vote in favor of this budget, understanding that no budget ever achieves all the desired outcomes. Regardless, this budget represents a substantial step forward in addressing the needs of my constituents. I look forward to seeing these initiatives and allocations through and making the most out of this session.” Read more


Solar energy grant program for Pa. school districts gets bipartisan support in state House

(Jul 05, 2023)

Rep. Fiedler's Solar for Schools Passed the PA House. Read more


Email Update: June 22

(Jun 22, 2023)

I hope this email finds you well. Below is some useful information on what I have been doing as representative of the 104th Legislative District. This week, I'm in Harrisburg once again as budget negotiations continue throughout the month of June. As always, please reach out with any questions, concerns, or comments that you may have. You can reach me at and stay up to date on the latest news from the district by following my Facebook and Twitter. Read more


Infrastructure, Housing, and Safety Funding Opportunities

(Jun 16, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more


Email Update: May 25

(May 25, 2023)

I spoke on the importance of supporting and protecting PA workers alongside Harrisburg's Central Labor Council and fellow colleagues. Recently, the House passed a pro-worker bill to extend OSHA protections to the public sector. Read more


Madsen, lawmakers explain merits of four-day workweek bill

(May 23, 2023)

"We certainly do not want to force businesses to adapt to new regulations,” Madsen said. “This idea is our way of introducing a cultural change to our workforce that business owners can experiment with and evaluate for themselves as to whether or not it’s worthwhile. This proposal in question will extend tax breaks to companies who voluntarily reduce employees' working hours, without reducing pay or benefits. It’s a win-win for everyone involved, including PA residents when we reap the benefits of a happy and healthy workforce." Read more


Fiedler, Madsen, Harris join Steelton-Highspire High School solar tour

(Apr 25, 2023)

HARRISBURG, April 25 – Today, state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila.; Dave Madsen, D-Dauphin; and House Democratic Appropriations Chair Jordan Harris, D-Phila.; joined a tour of the solar panel array at Steelton-Highspire High School. The tour was hosted by Generation 180, a nonprofit organization working to inspire and equip people to adopt clean energy. Last year, Steelton-Highspire School District unveiled a solar panel field to power the district’s schools and buildings. Fiedler recently introduced ‘Solar for Schools’ legislation that would create a grant program to fund solar energy projects at school districts, intermediate units, community colleges, and career and technical schools. She said she was pleased to see Steelton-Highspire’s new solar panel field. “Today, we got to see how much positive change solar panel arrays can bring to schools like Steelton-Highspire,” Fiedler said. “If we pass Solar for Schools legislation, we can save schools thousands each year in energy costs, bring federal money for green energy projects back to Pennsylvania, generate good-paying jobs for skilled workers, reduce pollution, create opportunities for hands-on education, and inspire a new generation of leaders.” Madsen, whose legislative district includes Steelton-Highspire School District, praised the school’s leadership. “I am proud of Read more


Email Update: April 21

(Apr 21, 2023)

I hope all is well and that everyone has been enjoying the warm weather. It has been a busy few weeks in Harrisburg and around our community with budget meetings, policy hearings, and events around our district. As always, please reach out with any questions, concerns, or comments that you may have. Read more


Workforce Development, Infrastructure, and Housing Funding Opportunities

(Apr 13, 2023)

State grants are now available for application. Please contact my office for assistance with the application process. Read more


Email Update: March 23

(Mar 23, 2023)

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


Madsen welcomes funding for community projects

(Mar 17, 2023)

“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