News Releases

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Crawford, Erie, Mercer and Warren Counties will receive more than $45 million in county block grant funding under the federal CARES Act to help cope with the cost of COVID-19, Sen. Michele Brooks announced today.   [Read More]

May

07

2020

May 07, 2020

A pair of Senate committees took a closer look at some of the most serious challenges facing nursing homes and personal care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic at a joint public hearing today.   [Read More]

May

06

2020

May 06, 2020

The Senate Aging and Youth Committee and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee will examine some of the unique challenges facing nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic during a joint hearing on Thursday, May 7, beginning at 10:30 a.m., according to committee chairs Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and Senator Michele Brooks (R-50).   [Read More]

May

01

2020

May 01, 2020

Members of the Senate Local Government Committee and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee will take a closer look at Governor Wolf’s approach to reopening Pennsylvania during a joint hearing on Monday, May 4, beginning at 10 a.m.   [Read More]

Apr

26

2020

April 26, 2020

Today, Sen. Michele Brooks joined Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin in announcing that several additional Crawford County small businesses were among 160 companies in 43 counties that received funding during the second round of the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA).   [Read More]

Apr

22

2020

April 22, 2020

Sen. Michele Brooks announced that Jamestown School District and Shenango Twp. Municipal Authority received approval for infrastructure projects today from PennVEST, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST).   [Read More]

Apr

21

2020

April 21, 2020

Dairy farmers and industry professionals are invited to participate in a dairy industry conference call this week to address their questions and concerns about how COVID-19 is affecting the industry.   [Read More]

Apr

20

2020

April 20, 2020

Sen. Michele Brooks announced that a comprehensive COVID-19 response measure, Senate Bill 841, which she supported, was signed into law today, allowing notaries public to notarize documents remotely and for local governments to meet remotely and to waive penalties and fees for taxpayers when they submit their property tax payments.   [Read More]

Apr

18

2020

April 18, 2020

A new system is available to provide unemployment assistance to individuals who are self-employed, contractors, gig workers and others who do not traditionally qualify for Unemployment Compensation, according to Senator Brooks.   [Read More]

Apr

03

2020

April 03, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis drains critical resources, Sen. Brooks sent a Letter to Gov. Wolf and Secretary Levine urging them to remember small rural hospitals as they dispense $50 million in funds for personal protective equipment, such as surgical masks and gloves, and staffing needs.    [Read More]

Mar

17

2020

March 17, 2020

It is with regret but in the best interest of public health that Sen. Michele Brooks announces the closure of her district offices to walk-in traffic. However, staff members are still available to take phone calls and receive emails.   [Read More]

Mar

06

2020

March 06, 2020

Sen. Michele Brooks encourages citizens age 55 and older to sign up now for a four-hour refresher driver safety course as a follow-up every three years in order to keep an automobile insurance discount.    [Read More]