Burns reminds families to apply for utility assistance

(May 23, 2022)

LIHEAP extended through mid-June Read more

 

Burns: Johnstown should hire more police with $30.7 million in federal money

(May 19, 2022)

Crime in Johnstown is out of control, yet Rep. Burns has seen no plan to hire more police using the unprecedented millions of federal dollars gifted to the city. It’s time for the priority list to change. Read more

 

Burns to introduce legislation banning use of tax dollars on ballot questions

(May 16, 2022)

HARRISBURG, May 16 – After learning the City of Johnstown spent thousands of dollars in city funds to advocate for changes to the city charter on the November ballot, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, is moving to introduce legislation that would ban the use of public funds to influence voters on election ballot questions. “I was appalled when I discovered that there is nothing in law explicitly preventing local governments from spending public tax dollars to influence voters on a ballot question – even when that question directly affects that government entity,” Burns said. “To me this is a clear conflict of interest, one which only furthers the distrust some people have in our public institutions. It’s clear these activities need to end.” Earlier this year, the City of Johnstown was fined $500 for failing to report campaign expenses related to mailers that called on voters to approve several ballot questions. According to reports , shortly before the 2021 general election, then-interim City Manager Dan Penatzer used approximately $2,600 in taxpayer money to send 9,544 mailers urging residents to “Vote YES to Charter Amendments!” that appeared on the ballot. One of the charter amendments in question sought to allow a city manager to live outside city limits. “Local governments and public officials should not be using public dollars to campaign, especially when it relates to questions that impact that Read more

 

Burns supports Rep. Conklin's bill barring people convicted of domestic violence from holding public office

(May 11, 2022)

Pennsylvania’s constitution prohibits people convicted of ‘embezzlement of public moneys, bribery, perjury or other infamous crime’ from serving in the legislature. Read more

 

Burns votes to fight blight in communities

(Apr 26, 2022)

Bills will support, enhance landbank programs Read more

 

Burns: $684,361 in state grants awarded for local road, streetscape projects

(Apr 22, 2022)

Projects will relocate Shaft Road, improve streets in Portage Read more

 

Burns: $200,000 state grant for Greater Johnstown CTC manufacturing program

(Apr 21, 2022)

Funding will help pay for equipment, support, scholarships, and internships Read more

 

Burns: Westmont awarded $700,000 for pedestrian, bicycle connection project

(Apr 20, 2022)

Project will connect downtown to Westmont-Hilltop Junior-Senior High Read more

 

Burns: Tedesco emails reveal Johnstown was weeks away from accepting refugees in November

(Apr 18, 2022)

Vision 2025 CEO also introduced landlord to state Department of Human Services two months ago Read more

 

Burns’ open records bill passes key vote in state House committee

(Apr 14, 2022)

Increasing government transparency should be an ongoing endeavor – not an effort that stops with my bill. Read more

 

Burns introduces bill to strengthen open records law for public officials

(Apr 07, 2022)

Bill will prevent public agencies from running out the clock on requests Read more

 

Burns votes to take on Russia, power up PA energy industry

(Mar 31, 2022)

Resolutions call for action to promote energy independence Read more

 

Burns: Vision 2025 should open board meetings to public

(Mar 29, 2022)

Policymaking nonprofit urged to embrace full transparency Read more

 

Burns to host free Kid’s Fair with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, April 3

(Mar 25, 2022)

Urges families to RSVP today, includes free lunch, crafts, information Read more

 

Burns: $3.2 million for area health care centers

(Mar 24, 2022)

Funding to support direct care workers impacted by pandemic Read more

 

Burns: $449,103 state grant to expand broadband access in Allegheny Twp.

(Mar 22, 2022)

Funding to allow In The Stix Broadband to install 25 miles of fiberoptic cable Read more

 

Burns: $740,350 in additional funding coming to Cambria Co.

(Mar 21, 2022)

Funding for rental, utility assistance program Read more

 

Burns: Fresh documents show Vision 2025’s ‘Human Capital’ refugee plan, long tentacles into other projects

(Mar 16, 2022)

After analyzing a trove of new documents that include an elaborate “Human Capital Plan” crafted and put in motion by Vision Together 2025, state Rep. Frank Burns feels his call for public hearings on the nonprofit corporation’s refugee recruitment plan was warranted. Read more

 

Burns: $364,100 state grant awarded to Cambria Co. Library

(Mar 09, 2022)

Funding will help replace HVAC in library Read more

 

Burns: Vision 2025 can’t see need for public accountability, resorts to name-calling

(Mar 03, 2022)

Vision Together 2025 seems to be doubling down on secrecy, instead of being more forthright and transparent on its plan to recruit Afghan refugees to Cambria County. Read more

 

Burns reminds families to apply for utility assistance
May 23, 2022

Burns: Johnstown should hire more police with $30.7 million in federal money
May 19, 2022

Burns to introduce legislation banning use of tax dollars on ballot questions
May 16, 2022

Burns supports Rep. Conklin's bill barring people convicted of domestic violence from holding public office
May 11, 2022

Burns votes to fight blight in communities
Apr 26, 2022

Burns: $684,361 in state grants awarded for local road, streetscape projects
Apr 22, 2022

Burns: $200,000 state grant for Greater Johnstown CTC manufacturing program
Apr 21, 2022

Burns: Westmont awarded $700,000 for pedestrian, bicycle connection project
Apr 20, 2022

Burns: Tedesco emails reveal Johnstown was weeks away from accepting refugees in November
Apr 18, 2022

Burns’ open records bill passes key vote in state House committee
Apr 14, 2022

Burns introduces bill to strengthen open records law for public officials
Apr 07, 2022

Burns votes to take on Russia, power up PA energy industry
Mar 31, 2022

Burns: Vision 2025 should open board meetings to public
Mar 29, 2022

Burns to host free Kid’s Fair with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, April 3
Mar 25, 2022

Burns: $3.2 million for area health care centers
Mar 24, 2022

Burns: $449,103 state grant to expand broadband access in Allegheny Twp.
Mar 22, 2022

Burns: $740,350 in additional funding coming to Cambria Co.
Mar 21, 2022

Burns: Fresh documents show Vision 2025’s ‘Human Capital’ refugee plan, long tentacles into other projects
Mar 16, 2022

Burns: $364,100 state grant awarded to Cambria Co. Library
Mar 09, 2022

Burns: Vision 2025 can’t see need for public accountability, resorts to name-calling
Mar 03, 2022