February 7, 2017 - After the Governor’s budget address, Senator Brooks joined Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati (at podium) and her colleagues to respond and take questions regarding the Governor’s budget address.
January 27, 2017 – Sharon – Senator Brooks along with Representatives Tedd Nesbit and Mark Longietti and Commissioner Scott Boyd helped LIFE-NWPA celebrate the opening of their newest center, serving all of Mercer County located in downtown Sharon.
January 27, 2017 - Sharon - Senator Brooks along with Representatives Tedd Nesbit and Mark Longietti enjoyed celebrating with Living Independence for the Elderly (LIFE) NWPA as they cut the ribbon announcing the opening of a new location in downtown Sharon.
January 25, 2017 – Harrisburg - In a debate over sanctuary cities at a Senate Local Government Committee meeting, Sen. Brooks said the bill is an important public safety measure designed to protect law-abiding citizens and support the police.
January 24, 2017 - Sen. Michele Brooks honored Paralympic gold and bronze medalist Trevon Jenifer on the floor of the Senate Tuesday. Also pictured (left) is Edinboro University coach Jim Glatch.
January 24, 2017 - (Left to right) Edinboro University Coach Jim Glatch, Governor Tom Wolf and State Sen. Michele Brooks honored Paralympic gold medalist Trevon Jenifer at the Capitol on Tuesday. Trevon and Team USA Basketball won a bronze medal in the 2012 London Paralympics and defeated Team Spain to clinch a gold medal in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
January 23, 2017 - Sen. Brooks directed tough questions about public safety to Corrections Secretary John Wetzel and other corrections officials as she spoke out against the possible closure of SCI Mercer at a joint Senate hearing.
January 23, 2017 - In the joint Senate prison closure hearing, Sen. Brooks asked officials about the high number of parolees committing crimes, the anticipated travel time for transferred correctional officers, the facility upgrades already made to the SCI Mercer facility, and the dangers of interrupted treatment.
January 23, 2017 - Sen. Brooks (right, foreground) joined a Capitol rally opposing the governor’s plan to close two state correctional facilities, which would negatively impact jobs, correctional officer and public safety, and all facets of SCI Mercer’s rural home communities.
January 18, 2017 – Grove City – Recently Eric Thomas was presented with the Grove City Area Chamber “Community Service Award”. Along with the surprise presentation by the Chamber, Senator Brooks presented a Senate citation in honor of this recognition.
January 15, 2017 – Hermitage – Senator Brooks was honored to present a Senate citation to the Hickory Hornet football team for winning their 6th straight District X Championship. Coaches, teammates and managers were presented their championship medallion by Senator Brooks and Rep. Longietti to special music and a strobe light in honor of the celebration.
January 13, 2017 – Greenville – In honor of St. Paul’s 150th anniversary celebration kick off, Senator Brooks presented St Paul’s President/CEO Chris Wright with a Senate citation with congratulations.
January 9, 2017, Harrisburg – Senator Michele Brooks spent time at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show visiting with folks back home. Hearing about experiences on her family farm and at the Farm Show, Senator Brooks interviewed Shaila Shannon pictured with her lamb.
January 9, 2017, Harrisburg – Senator Michele Brooks spent time at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show visiting with folks back home. Pictured with Senator Brooks are the Schmidt cousins; Josh and Justin (brothers) and Nolan and Austin (brothers). Nolan was showing his beef while Josh was busy fitting the animals for showing.
January 9, 2017, Harrisburg – Senator Michele Brooks spent time at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show visiting with folks back home. Sara Downs along with her father David visited with Senator Brooks in the show arena prior to showing their beef.
January 9, 2017, Harrisburg – Senator Michele Brooks spent time at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show visiting with folks back home. The Conneaut (CASH) and Union City FFA Chapters traveled to the Farm Show for the Pennsylvania FFA Convention held in the New Holland Large Arena. Seven of CASH’s members were receiving the prestigious Keystone Degree, five their FFA blue jacket and from the Union City chapter, two received their blue jackets. Several members also participated in the square dance completion as well that evening.
January 9, 2017, Harrisburg – Senator Michele Brooks spent time at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show visiting with folks back home. Senator Brooks met up with Laura Dengler from How Sweet it is Maple Products, Saegertown, PA at the Maple Syrup display. Laura shared the process of making maple syrup.
January 9, 2017, Harrisburg – Senator Michele Brooks spent time at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show visiting with folks back home. Emma and Leah Marsteller talked with Senator Brooks about bringing their llamas to the Farm Show. This year is the first time for llamas at the Farm Show. Leah also took the time to explain to Senator Brooks about “felting” and provided a sampling of her work. Little sister Alexa also shared in the fun.
January 7, 2017 – Erie – Senator Brooks had the pleasure to meet Ruth Graham and Windsor Bauders, daughter and granddaughter of Rev. Billy Graham at the People for Life breakfast in Erie.
January 3, 2017 – Harrisburg – Senator Brooks was honored to be an escort along with Senators Folmer and Dinniman for Senator Scarnati as he heads to the rostrum after being unanimously re-elected by members of the Senate to serve as President Pro Tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate for 2017.