News Releases

Aug

17

2020

August 17, 2020

Sen. Michele Brooks announced that four grants were approved today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to support area water and sewer projects.   [Read More]

Aug

07

2020

August 07, 2020

Education grants have been awarded to help area schools reopen for the 2020-2021 school year, assisting in both online and in-class instruction, state Sen. Michele Brooks said.   [Read More]

Jul

16

2020

July 16, 2020

Sen. Michele Brooks is pleased to announce that the City of Farrell has just been awarded $1.7 million for improvements to local roadways.   [Read More]

Jun

22

2020

June 22, 2020

After serving on a blue-ribbon panel dedicated to promoting firefighter recruitment and retention, and in her ongoing efforts to help Pennsylvania’s fire departments, Sen. Michele Brooks introduced legislation to help increase the ranks of volunteer firefighters through more convenient and accessible training opportunities at local schools and universities.   [Read More]

Jun

16

2020

June 16, 2020

Sen. Michele Brooks encourages every local school to apply now for funding through two new grant programs created last month to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and school employees during COVID-19.   [Read More]

Jun

09

2020

June 09, 2020

Mr. President, I rise to support HR 836, which will immediately end the governor's emergency order, which is rapidly approaching Day 100. This resolution will restore our democracy's fundamental system of checks and balances, and ensure that our most basic liberties are restored to our lives, livelihoods, and loved ones.   [Read More]

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]