News Releases

Jul

12

2019

July 12, 2019

After two area grandparents reported intimidating phone calls, in which the caller demanded money for a grandchild in trouble, Sen. Michele Brooks reminds consumers that fraudulent callers are impersonating law enforcement agents or grandchildren– and telling recipients they need to send money right away or risk imprisonment for them or their grandchild.   [Read More]

Jul

12

2019

July 12, 2019

Senator Michele Brooks warns Pennsylvanians to be aware of a scam targeting seniors and people with disabilities who applied for rebates through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.   [Read More]

Jul

11

2019

July 11, 2019

After the Adams Place senior housing project received Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) approval this morning, Sen. Michele Brooks said she appreciated the opportunity to work with and support the residents of the Cochranton community, Borough Council, the CARE group, Tyler Hudson and so many others in helping to make the project a reality for our loved ones.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2019

July 01, 2019

The Pennsylvania Homecare Association today presented Sen. Michele Brooks with the No Place Like Home Legislative Champion Award.   [Read More]

Jun

28

2019

June 28, 2019

Legislation introduced by Sen. Michele Brooks to attack the heroin and opioid crisis and crack down on the abuse of Suboxone (buprenorphine) -- a treatment drug that contains an opioid -- has passed the Senate.   [Read More]

Jun

24

2019

June 24, 2019

Sen. Michele Brooks greeted today’s news of a just-reached 10-year contract between UPMC and Highmark with happiness and appreciation.    [Read More]

Jun

19

2019

June 19, 2019

The Senate completed work on a package of bills today to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic by improving prescription drug monitoring, limiting opioid prescriptions, targeting drug dealers and taking other steps to limit the damage inflicted by the addiction crisis in Pennsylvania communities.   [Read More]

Jun

18

2019

June 18, 2019

Senate Republicans highlighted a package of bills today to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic by improving prescription drug monitoring, limiting opioid prescriptions, targeting drug dealers and taking other steps to limit the damage inflicted by the addiction crisis in Pennsylvania communities.   [Read More]

Jun

14

2019

June 14, 2019

Although progress has been made on this issue, Sen. Michele Brooks reacted with disappointment to Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson’s decision today to let the 2014 Consent Decree between Highmark and UPMC expire as scheduled on June 30.   [Read More]

Jun

13

2019

June 13, 2019

Milk prices have always been volatile, but today’s prices are particularly unpredictable, making it extremely difficult for dairy farmers to plan for the future and ensure their viability long-term.   [Read More]

Jun

13

2019

June 13, 2019

Sen. Michele Brooks reminds residents that there’s still time to submit an application for the Lottery-funded Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. The June 30 deadline has just been extended until Dec. 31, 2019.   [Read More]

Jun

12

2019

June 12, 2019

A package of bills was approved today by the Senate Transportation Committee, chaired by Senator Kim Ward (R-39), reforming Pennsylvania’s vehicle emissions testing program, also referred to as the Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) program.   [Read More]