May 22, 2018 - Lt. Gov. Mike Stack joined Sen. Brooks and four eighth-grade students from St. Michael’s in Greenville on the Senate floor. The students - Jude Yurisic, Sarah Gonzalez, Julianne Johnson, and Halle Murcko, served as guest pages, and attended constituent and committee meetings.
May 22, 2018 - Sen. Brooks explained the legislative process and Senate voting procedures, and shared interesting anecdotes about the artwork on the Senate floor, to St. Michael’s guest pages and chaperones from Greenville - Mike and Jude Yurisic, teacher Jennifer Petrucci, Sarah Gonzalez, Julianne Johnson, and Halle Murcko.
May 9, 2018 --The Greenville FOP Memorial Ceremony, held in Wentling Park, saluted the proud service and courage of our local heroes who reached the end of their watch.
May 1, 2018 –Students from Titusville High School’s Stand Tall program, along with history teacher Scott Tenney, visited the Capitol to advocate for a change in Pennsylvania’s legal age to purchase cigarettes.
April 25, 2018 - Sen. Lisa Baker and Sen. Brooks were among the senators who took part in a joint hearing on flooding issues with the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.
April 25, 2018 - Meadville City Manager Andy Walker was an excellent testifier at a joint Senate hearing today, sharing the story of our region’s ice jam in January which caused flooding in low-lying areas and a well-coordinated local emergency response.
April 17, 2018 –The Northwest legislative delegation turned out in force to meet with our local farmers from Erie, Crawford, Warren, Mercer, Venango, Forest, Beaver, Lawrence, Butler, Clarion, Armstrong, Indiana and Jefferson Counties to discuss the dairy market, local tax reform, rural broadband access, agro-tourism, and other key agricultural and economic issues.
April 16, 2018 --Sen. Pat Stefano and Sen. Brooks teamed up with some enthusiastic young bocce players for a very special "Special Olympics" tournament in the Capitol's East Wing.
April 12, 2018 --The husband and wife team of Clark and Carole Hall were honored as Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce Citizens of the Year. Sen. Brooks presented them with a Senate citation after a surprise announcement by the Chamber.
April 11, 2018 – Sen. Brooks joined Sen. John DiSanto and two state representatives in a lively panel discussion regarding “Cutting Red Tape and Reducing the Regulatory Burden in PA” at the NFIB of PA’s annual conference at the Hilton in Harrisburg.
April 5, 2018 –The richly deserving Stainbrook family was chosen to receive the Crawford County Farm Bureau’s Ag Legacy Award. Although Wayne is no longer with us, Sen. Brooks was honored to present a formal Senate citation to his wife Jessie and his family for their work with the PA Environmental Coordinator Program, 4-H, dairy promotion, the Crawford County Fair and so many other valuable local endeavors.
March 19, 2018--Sen. Brooks listens to Sen. Ryan Aument (far left) along with Sen. Scott Martin as they ask a wide-ranging series of questions on the heroin and opioid epidemic, grandparents’ rights, Lyme Disease, rural access to health care, and more in considering the nominations of Acting Secretaries Rachel Levine (Dept. of Health), Teresa Miller (Human Services) and Jennifer Smith (Drugs and Alcohol).
March 2, 2018 – Sen. Brooks hosted the Grove City Show Choir and Chamber Singers at the Capitol, who sang and danced in the Rotunda for an admiring crowd.
March 2, 2018—As part of “Music in our Schools Month,” Grove City High School traveled to Harrisburg to perform to some favorite show tunes, and then toured the many sights and sounds of the Capitol.
March 2, 2018 – The woes of P.J. Funnybunny were shared with an attentive third-grade class at Conneaut Valley Elementary School, when Sen. Brooks read “It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny” by Marilyn Sadler.
February 6, 2018 –Sen. Brooks and her Senate and House colleagues listened to the governor’s budget address, as he outlined his plans to increase funding by more than $1 billion, including for career and technical education and workforce development.
February 6, 2018 --Sen. Brooks joined Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Yvonne Longenecker at the Farm Bureau’s Cornucopia event in the Capitol’s East Wing Rotunda, showcasing the finest and freshest products from our local farmers.
February 2, 2018 –Sen. Brooks joined Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego, Sen. Jay Costa and fellow members of the SR 6 Commission in a lively subcommittee dialogue designed to devise strategies for recruiting and retaining firefighters, to include her legislation to expand online training opportunities for both career and volunteer firefighters.
February 1, 2018 - Thiel College President, Dr. Susan Traverso, joined Sen. Brooks in honoring recipients of the Louis and Barbara Thiel Distinguished Service Award at the college’s Founders Day celebration. Among the honorees presented with a state Senate citation were Tom Roberts, Executive Director of the Hope Center for Arts and Technology in Sharon, and Michael P. Walton, CEO and co-owner of Jamestown Coating Technologies in Jamestown, and Jamestown Powder Coatings in Girard, who also serves as board president of the Hope Center.
January 29, 2018 – International archery champion Calvin Smock of Fredonia, joined by his wife Janet, 17-year-old Allison Smartsport of Hickory High School, and Bill Whitman, were introduced by Sen. Brooks to the full Senate and honored for their many archery awards. Smock has attracted a worldwide following since his international team win in France recently.
Jan. 20, 2018—Sen. Brooks presented flowers and a Senate citation to Rosemarie Palmiero at Wesbury Retirement Community in Meadville as Mrs. Palmiero celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends.
January, 17, 2018 - Meadville – Sen. Brooks helped to organize an informative heroin and opioid roundtable with Attorney General Josh Shapiro and state and county leaders at the Crawford County Courthouse.