News Releases

Apr

26

2017

April 26, 2017

Senator Brooks remembers the victims of child abuse, thanks the caseworkers on the front lines, and urges the public to be vigilant in reporting suspected cases as she offers a resolution declaring April 2017 to be Child Abuse Prevention Month.     [Read More]

Apr

25

2017

April 25, 2017

The Senate approved a bill last Wednesday that provides emergency funding to ease the hardships Pennsylvania’s unemployed workers have endured since three Unemployment Compensation Service Centers were closed late last year. The legislation now goes to the Governor for his signature and enactment into law.   [Read More]

Apr

10

2017

April 10, 2017

Senator Michele Brooks and Representative Tedd Nesbit announced that McKeever Environmental Learning Center in Mercer County is receiving $200,000 in assistance to continue educational opportunities for children.   [Read More]

Mar

29

2017

March 29, 2017

A total of $1.02 million in state funding was released for five local projects by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at its meeting today, according to Senator Michele Brooks.   [Read More]

Mar

20

2017

March 20, 2017

Senator Michele Brooks urges Western Pennsylvania residents affected by the growing heroin and opioid epidemic to join in a special Telephone Town Hall meeting, to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 from the State Capitol in Harrisburg.   [Read More]

Mar

06

2017

March 06, 2017

Residents are invited to learn more about combating Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid crisis during a special Tele-Town Hall meeting, to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 from the State Capitol in Harrisburg.   [Read More]

Feb

23

2017

February 23, 2017

Senator Michele Brooks and Representative Brad Roae are pleased to announce that the Tamarack Lake Project is back on track and construction will commence later this fall.   [Read More]

Feb

14

2017

February 14, 2017

Building upon SCI Mercer’s past performance as one of the most cost-effective prisons in the state, and as one of the most successful in rehabilitation, state Sen. Michele Brooks is pleased to announce that the facility will add a Veterans Service Unit and increase the number of infirmary beds.   [Read More]

Feb

03

2017

February 03, 2017

Residents with questions about federal programs and services are invited to the Greenville office of State Sen. Michele Brooks on Tuesday, Feb. 7 between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to meet with Ashley Franklin from U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s office.   [Read More]

Jan

25

2017

January 25, 2017

On Jan. 23, Sen. Michele Brooks and 18 of her Senate colleagues conducted a four-and-a-half hour hearing on the recent announcement of proposed prison closures.   [Read More]

Jan

25

2017

January 25, 2017

After meeting Paralympian Trevon Jenifer last fall, Sen. Michele Brooks extended an invitation for him to visit Pennsylvania’s state Capitol and, on Tuesday, she had the distinct honor of introducing him on the Senate floor.   [Read More]

Jan

12

2017

January 12, 2017

After joining several of her Senate colleagues in calling for public hearings on the governor’s plan to close two state prisons by the summer, Sen. Michele Brooks welcomed the decision by three state Senate committees to honor their request.   [Read More]