Brooks Announces Grants for Lower Burrell, Murrysville

Nov. 15, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced today that local residents will soon benefit from state grant funding that was awarded to Lower Burrell and Murrysville through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP)

Brooks Secures $200,000 in Grants for Fawn, West Deer Townships

Nov. 12, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced two improvement projects in the 54th District that will benefit from an additional $300,000 in state funding approved through the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Fund Grant (GEDF).

Brooks’ ‘Heroes and Helpers’ Legislation Passes House

Oct. 23, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bob Brooks’ (R-Westmoreland/Allegheny) legislation to help recruit more first responders across Pennsylvania by authorizing counties to offer a tax credit against the property tax liability of active volunteers of a fire or emergency medical services (EMS) company passed the House of Representatives unanimously today.

Local Schools Receive Safety Grants, Says Brooks

Oct. 18, 2019 /

MURRYSVILLE – Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today announced almost $85,000 in Safe Schools Grants have been awarded to two school districts in the 54th District by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

Brooks to Host Senior Expo on Oct. 11

Oct. 08, 2019 /

LOWER BURRELL – Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) is inviting senior citizens, their families and caregivers to his annual Senior Expo on Friday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lower Burrell VFW Post 92, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road, Lower Burrell.

Penn Hills School District Must Pay-Up

Jul. 08, 2019 /

In response to your article on July 1, the Penn Hills School District is in debt to the tune of approximately $175 million. Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office said that investigators found gross financial mismanagement.

Brooks Votes ‘No’ on State Budget

Jun. 26, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) voted “no” on passage of House Bill 790, the General Appropriations bill, which spends almost $34 billion.

Brooks Commends Highmark, UPMC Agreement

Jun. 24, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today issued the following statement commending UPMC and Highmark for reaching a new 10-year, in network agreement.

Budget Talks Continue: House Republicans Are Standing Up For Taxpayers

Jun. 05, 2019 /

Since taking office in 2015, Gov. Tom Wolf has introduced or supported 11 different tax hike proposals. In fact, his first budget proposal would have cost taxpayers $12.5 billion over the last three years. This was unacceptable and the members of the Republican House crafted a budget that protected taxpayers from increased taxes. Although I wasn’t in the state House at the time, their prudent work helped prepare us for now.

Brooks to Host Shredding Events in Murrysville, Lower Burrell

May. 22, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – As a free service to the community, Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Westmoreland/Allegheny) will host two shredding events in the coming weeks to give residents of the 54th Legislative District a chance to safeguard themselves against identity theft by having their personal documents securely destroyed.

Brooks Named to Committee Leadership Position

Mar. 22, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Westmoreland/Allegheny) today announced that he has been appointed by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to serve as chairman of the Subcommittee on Cities – Third Class under the Urban Affairs Committee for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.

Brooks Announces $188,000 in State Funding for Fire and EMS Companies

Mar. 18, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Sixteen fire and EMS organizations in the 54th Legislative District have been awarded approximately $188,000 in funding through the Pennsylvania Fire Company and Ambulance Service Grant Program, Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Westmoreland/Allegheny) announced today.

Protecting Innocent Human Life Should Extend to the Unborn

Mar. 13, 2019 /

During the 2017-18 Pennsylvania legislative session, Sen. Michele Brooks sponsored Senate Bill 3, which would have lowered the gestational limit for abortions from 24 weeks to 20 weeks. It also would have prohibited dilation and evacuation as a method of terminating a pregnancy except in limited circumstances and required a personal consultation with a physician who performs the abortion. Previously, the act was silent as to the mode of consultation. The legislation passed the General Assembly but sadly was vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf in December 2017.