Banning books and x-ing out cartoon characters has more in common with censorship than effectively righting a wrong. We should all be concerned about where that train is headed. Read more
Legislation would name bridge on Route 219 after first responder Janice Keen-Livingston Read more
Urges local governments, organizations to apply for funding Read more
‘Make life difficult for criminals, not law-abiding gun owners’ Read more
$7.3 billion in federal aid means no new state taxes needed Read more
Urges bipartisanship in fight against unfair trade Read more
Small businesses could receive up to $50,000 Read more
New state plan will make vaccine available for educators Read more
Says smokers should be treated like everyone else Read more
U.S. Small Business Admin will focus on stimulus funding for local businesses Read more
HARRISBURG, Feb. 19 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, is announcing several available grant programs to promote Pennsylvania’s hemp products, support the specialty crop industry, and preserve historical landmarks. “One of my goals as your state representative is to make you aware of the grants being offered by the state. As a result, I’ve secured more than $200 million in grant money for our district since taking office,” Burns said. “Applying for these grants will give our local organizations great opportunities to show just how important our district is to the success of Pennsylvania.” Staff members in Burns’ office are standing by to help any person or organization apply for these opportunities. Grant programs available with approaching deadlines include: Agricultural Hemp Promotion, Education and Export Promotion Matching Grant Program -- For nonprofit agricultural product promotion and marketing organizations for projects aimed at increasing sales, export or consumer awareness of Pennsylvania hemp products. Eligible projects may include regional or national promotion. The deadline is March 5. Federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program -- For state and local organizations, producer associations, academia, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders. This is for Read more
Three bridge-naming bills include inaugural first responder honoree Read more
Bill would leverage Guard expertise in logistics, communications Read more
Wolf’s proposal a ‘starting point’ subject to negotiation with GOP Read more
EBENSBURG, Jan. 29 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, is encouraging high school seniors to apply for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship. Each year, the program awards two students a four-year scholarship to help with the cost of tuition and fees of a college, university or career school in Pennsylvania. Burns said a resident of the 72 nd District was one of the first students awarded the scholarship. Brea Neri, who graduated from Windber Area High School, won in 2011. “I want to make sure students and their families are aware of this opportunity that could help them lessen the financial burden of continuing their education,” Burns said. “Private donors contribute to the scholarship, which means no taxpayer or public money is used to fund the program.” Burns said to be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a minimum 3.0-grade point average. Other factors taken into consideration for the award include a student’s commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, and financial need. Applicants will also need to submit an essay on the topic of how the state’s government can adapt to ensure it will respond to the needs of students, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and current recession. The scholarship program is administered by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. Students can find more information and apply online through Read more
Lawmaker pledges to continue bipartisan work for region Read more
Change would require legislative approval after 21 days Read more
Grant marks another investment in recreation economy Read more
Senate Republicans and their leader Mitch McConnell shouldn’t have hesitated to approve $2,000. Read more
State Supreme Court declines LCB appeal Read more
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