News Releases

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]

Jun

05

2019

June 05, 2019

Sen. Michele Brooks responded with cautious optimism to UPMC’s announcement today that it will not seek pre-payment from out-of-network Highmark Medicare Advantage members after the Consent Decrees end on June 30, 2019.   [Read More]

May

30

2019

May 30, 2019

Senator Michele Brooks joined a group of Senate Republicans, led by Senator Kim Ward (R-39), in announcing a package of bills today to reform Pennsylvania’s vehicle emissions testing program, also referred to as the Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program.   [Read More]

May

22

2019

May 22, 2019

Sen. Michele Brooks announced that a $300,000 grant was approved today to improve infrastructure for the Keystone Regional Industrial Park in Greenwood Township, Crawford County.   [Read More]

May

20

2019

May 20, 2019

Senator Michele Brooks announced today that Jamestown Area School District was awarded a $25,000 state grant to help improve student safety.   [Read More]

May

08

2019

May 08, 2019

VIDEO: Following a Capitol news conference, Senator Michele Brooks discusses a package of bills passed by the Senate in recognition of the tremendous contributions of Pennsylvania’s agriculture community to the state’s economy and heritage, and to ensure farming operations remain an important part of the state’s future.     [Read More]

Apr

30

2019

April 30, 2019

In an ongoing effort to better protect our children in local schools, school safety grants were awarded today to six school districts in Mercer, Erie, and Warren Counties, Sen. Brooks announced today.   [Read More]

Apr

16

2019

April 16, 2019

One of the first bills to pass the Senate this session was Sen. Michele Brooks’ legislation to add the growing number of urgent care centers to the list of safe havens where a parent in distress may surrender his or her newborn.   [Read More]