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).
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.
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).
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.
HARRISBURG – Lower Burrell will receive $50,000 to assist with the Veterans Central Park improvement project in a grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced today.
MURRYSVILLE – Following the flooding that caused widespread damage in the area, Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced today that homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by recent storms in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Program.
I am extremely disappointed that Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto shows little concern for your safety and the safety of visitors to the city’s Cultural District, while he simultaneously seeks to increase his own police protection.
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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG - The deadline for older adults and Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2018 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced today.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today announced that school districts in the 54th Legislative District were awarded state grants to help improve student safety.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Westmoreland/Allegheny) issued the following statement in response to the governor’s budget address last week:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Westmoreland/Allegheny) announced today that high school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Westmoreland/Allegheny) today announced that he has been appointed to serve on the House Commerce, Finance, Local Government and Urban Affairs committees for the 2019-20 legislative session. Brooks was sworn into office for his first term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Jan. 1.