News Releases

Mar

03

2021

March 03, 2021

Pennsylvania must provide opportunities for students to return to in-person instruction in schools to protect the mental health and educational development of young people, according to many testifiers at a Senate hearing today.   [Read More]

Mar

01

2021

March 01, 2021

The Senate Education Committee and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a joint public hearing on Wednesday, March 3 at 10 a.m. to explore the many challenges schools have been forced to confront during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Committee Chairs Senator Scott Martin (R-13) and Michele Brooks (R-50).   [Read More]

Feb

25

2021

February 25, 2021

Senator Michele Brooks will hold a tele-town hall event on the progress made on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 1. Joining Sen. Brooks to answer constituents’ questions will be Pennsylvania’s Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam, along with other local health representatives.   [Read More]

Feb

05

2021

February 05, 2021

Sen. Michele Brooks joined her colleagues in supporting a comprehensive $912 million relief package to help businesses and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate Bill 109 received final legislative approval today and was sent to the Governor’s desk for enactment into law.   [Read More]

Feb

04

2021

February 04, 2021

 

The Wolf Administration’s efforts to care for residents of long-term care facilities was called into question again today during a joint Senate hearing regarding the state’s stunted rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.   [Read More]

Feb

02

2021

February 02, 2021

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee and the Senate Aging and Youth Committee will get an update on the state’s efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine during a public hearing on Thursday beginning at 11 a.m.   [Read More]

Jan

20

2021

January 20, 2021

Sen. Michele Brooks announced that Perry Township in Mercer County has been awarded a $3,950,500 grant through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST) to assist with the township’s infrastructure project to help serve the sewage needs of the Hadley and Camp Perry area, which has reported a significant percentage of infrastructure malfunctions.   [Read More]

Dec

28

2020

December 28, 2020

Crawford Advanced Materials, LLC, comprised of both Homeland Fuels Company and Crawford Renewable Energy, was awarded $2 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funds to develop a biodiesel facility within the Keystone Regional Industrial Park in Crawford County, Sen. Michele Brooks announced recently.   [Read More]

Dec

26

2020

December 26, 2020

As hometown fire departments across the Commonwealth struggle to recruit and retain firefighters, Sen. Michele Brooks announced the awarding of a $500,000 state grant to the Corry Fire Department from the highly competitive Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to increase building capacity for the collaboration of multiple local fire departments.    [Read More]

Dec

23

2020

December 23, 2020

As hometown fire departments across the Commonwealth struggle to recruit and retain firefighters, Sen. Michele Brooks announced the awarding of a $500,000 state grant to the Corry Fire Department from the highly competitive Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to increase building capacity for the collaboration of multiple local fire departments.     [Read More]

Dec

23

2020

December 23, 2020

With the opportunity to bring added high-tech manufacturing jobs to Sharon and Mercer County, Sen. Michele Brooks and Rep. Mark Longietti announced the awarding of a $500,000 state grant to JCL Energy, for planned construction on a five-acre plot of land on Dock Street.   [Read More]

Dec

08

2020

December 08, 2020

HARRISBURG – State Senator Michele Brooks (R-50) is partnering with Senator Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) in introducing legislation necessitating insurance coverage for Lyme disease treatment. The pair circulated a co-sponsorship memo December 1st seeking support for the measure, which would ensure antibiotic treatment is available via insurance. “Lyme disease is curable and preventable, and Pennsylvania […]   [Read More]