News Releases

Nov

14

2019

November 14, 2019

Area families will enjoy greater access to a newly renovated playground, thanks to a $40,000 grant, state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, and state Sen. Michele Brooks, R-Crawford/Mercer/Erie/Warren, announced today.   [Read More]

Nov

14

2019

November 14, 2019

Sen. Michele Brooks was pleased to partner with Crawford County communities in bringing home two major grants for Summit Township, through the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.   [Read More]

Nov

12

2019

November 12, 2019

A $730,000 state grant will fund roadway improvements at the Shenango Valley Mall property in Hermitage as part of an overall project to revitalize the site and create a Hermitage Town Center, state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, and state Sen. Michele Brooks, R-Crawford/Mercer/Erie/Warren, announced today.   [Read More]

Nov

12

2019

November 12, 2019

Sen. Michele Brooks and Rep. Tedd Nesbit announced that a $120,671 grant was approved to replace the Ohle Road Bridge in Perry Township, Mercer County.   [Read More]

Nov

12

2019

November 12, 2019

Sen. Michele Brooks announced that a $150,000 grant was approved today to repave South Franklin Street in Cochranton Borough, Crawford County.   [Read More]

Oct

22

2019

October 22, 2019

Sen. Michele Brooks, who chairs the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, joined Senators Scott Hutchinson, Lisa Baker and John Yudichak in announcing that the Committee has approved Senate Bill 906, legislation all four senators sponsored to place a moratorium on closing the Polk and White Haven State Centers.   [Read More]

Oct

15

2019

October 15, 2019

A group of Senators has called on state Inspector General Bruce Beemer to investigate the process that led to the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) announced plans to close the Polk State Center and the White Haven State Center.   [Read More]

Oct

15

2019

October 15, 2019

In an effort to protect the healthcare rights of Pennsylvanians in the event the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is overturned through judicial actions at the federal level, state Senators Steve Santarsiero (D-10), Pam Iovino (D-37), Vincent Hughes (D-7), and Michele Brooks (R-50) announced they will soon be introducing legislation that allows young adults in Pennsylvania to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26 and that prohibits health insurance policies within the Commonwealth from imposing either an annual or lifetime limit.   [Read More]

Oct

07

2019

October 07, 2019

Sen. Michele Brooks announced that Hempfield Township in Mercer County is one of 24 municipalities across the state chosen to receive a state Green Light-Go grant.   [Read More]

Oct

04

2019

October 04, 2019

Senator Michele Brooks (R-50) announced that she will join Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21), Senator John Yudichak (D-14), and Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) in offering legislation that would institute a moratorium on the scheduled closing of the Polk State Center in Venango County and White Haven State Center in Luzerne County.   [Read More]

Oct

04

2019

October 04, 2019

What do high school and middle school students think Pennsylvania should do to keep our farming heritage alive?   [Read More]

Sep

17

2019

September 17, 2019

Two state grants totaling $225,000 will help fund projects to construct and rehabilitate pedestrian trails in Hermitage and extend an existing bike trail to connect sections of Greenville to the athletic complex in neighboring West Salem Township, state Sen. Michele Brooks, R-Crawford/Mercer/Erie/Warren, and Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today.   [Read More]