Burns responds to ‘depressing data’ on GJSD student poverty

(Jan 12, 2024)

“The community’s number one focus should be to stop importing poverty via the Johnstown Housing Authority,” Burns said, echoing his longstanding and very public position. “Johnstown will never be able to climb out of this cycle of poverty unless HUD and the Johnstown Housing Authority stop making excuses, and seriously address the issue of people from outside the area coming to Johnstown to obtain public housing and Section 8 Program vouchers.” Read more

 

January 2024

(Jan 11, 2024)

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Burns presents annual Charlie Vizzini Volunteer Award

(Jan 11, 2024)

“Every year it is my honor to recognize one person from our community who has made an incredible impact on the place we call home through their volunteer work,” Burns said. “This year’s winner, Stephanie Urban, is a shining example of what it means to be a volunteer, an individual who has tirelessly worked to help those less fortunate and promote kindness across Cambria County. I want to thank her for her work in our communities and congratulate her on this recognition.” Read more

 

Burns: $6.19 million grant will upgrade Pro Disposal Inc. truck fleet

(Jan 10, 2024)

Burns, D-Cambria, said the grant awarded to Pro Disposal Inc. through the Drive PA Forward program will provide upgraded trucks for use in Johnstown and at the firm’s new Ebensburg facility, where 16 fast-charging plugs will also be installed using the money. Read more

 

Burns seeks more info on Cambria Assistance Office move

(Jan 08, 2024)

“I’m trying to piece this puzzle together on both ends – the vacating of the downtown Johnstown location, and the new tenancy at Hiram G. Andrews Center – so we have the full picture of how and why this proposed change went down.” Read more

 

Burns announces $236,979 grant for environmental projects

(Jan 05, 2024)

“With many land uses, from mining to agriculture and more, there’s always the potential to have sediment and excess nutrients escaping into our waterways,” Burns said. “This grant will help the county focus on ways to implement practices and projects to manage those issues to reduce water pollution and improve the area’s water quality.” Read more

 

Burns baffled at DHS response to Right-to-Know Law request

(Jan 02, 2024)

“They’re only delaying the inevitable, for reasons known only to them,” Burns said. “Either you have a lease or a written agreement for the existing CAO, or you don’t. But if you do, how can that not be a public record? Read more

 

Burns authors resolution to urge Congress to oppose sale of U.S. Steel

(Dec 27, 2023)

“Steel is one of America’s iconic industries,” Burns said. “From good-paying jobs to national security, steel production is part of the backbone of our economy and the fabric of American life. The U.S. cannot afford to be dependent on another country for its access to steel.” Read more

 

Burns sends resolution to Congress to intervene in sale of US Steel

(Dec 27, 2023)

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Burns pledges fight to keep U.S. Steel in domestic hands

(Dec 20, 2023)

EBENSBURG, Dec. 20 – Citing preservation of a robust domestic steel industry as a national security concern, state Rep. Frank Burns, chairman of the House Steel Caucus, is calling for stiff and unified Congressional opposition to the takeover of iconic U.S. Steel by a Japanese company. Read more

 

Burns brings home another $3 million in grants for region

(Dec 19, 2023)

The projects range from water and sewer improvement projects to arts and culture organizations.“One of my priorities as state representative is to ensure that the region receives its fair share of state funding, and this funding is no exception,” said Burns, D-Cambria. “The projects these grants will fund may not be exciting, but they’re important to the region’s quality of life – and perhaps even more importantly, will save local taxpayers money.” Read more

 

Burns obtains new economic development opportunities for Cambria County

(Dec 14, 2023)

On Wednesday, the General Assembly and the governor finalized additional pieces of the 2023-24 state budget, including the Fiscal Code, which creates a Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone for Franklin Borough. Read more

 

Bill giving state licensure boards the tools to prevent fraud passes House

(Dec 13, 2023)

“When we seek care from a medical professional, help from an accountant, services from an engineer or treatment for a sick pet, we rely on well-trained, licensed professionals,” said Burns, chairman of the House Professional Licensure Committee. “Their certifications, permits and licenses give us peace of mind that they can safely and effectively perform their duties. Read more

 

Burns: $15,000 awarded for museum, historical society

(Dec 11, 2023)

According to Burns, the Cambria County Historical Society has been awarded $4,000, and the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, $11,000 from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Read more

 

Burns strives to keep Cambria Assistance Office in Johnstown

(Dec 04, 2023)

“I think it’s important to independently verify, before this office moves to an area outside the city, how the requirements of the Downtown Location Law were factored in,” Burns said. “DHS is required to follow this law – and if they haven’t, they should be able to show why.” Read more

 

November 2023

(Nov 27, 2023)

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Burns: Celebrating Johnstown’s ‘municipal excellence’ premature

(Nov 27, 2023)

“As the state representative whose district includes Johnstown, my definition of ‘municipal excellence’ must be based on far different criteria than what you and your department’s executive team used to make this determination,” Burns wrote. Read more

 

Burns encouraging PA Highlands, Admiral Perry, Greater Johnstown CTC to offer Google Career Certificates to make more job opportunities available

(Nov 27, 2023)

“The governor has touted this public-private partnership as a way to connect classroom learning to job-ready skills development at the university level,” said Burns, D-Cambria. “But I think we need to expand this even more to give students other opportunities to learn the skills needed for good-paying jobs without the need for a college education. Read more

 

Burns brings $1.2 million back to Jackson Township for natural gas pipeline

(Nov 21, 2023)

“The extension of this pipeline not only will enable Waste Management to convert its truck fleet to compressed natural gas, but it will create 120 full-time jobs,” Burns said. “Getting natural gas to the Jackson Township Business Park is critical to attracting additional businesses and jobs to the area.” Read more

 

Burns: Nearly $36,000 in tax credits awarded to support workforce training program

(Nov 21, 2023)

“The training will provide a pathway to good, family-sustaining jobs and will help meet a regional demand for trained workers,” Burns said. “Students who graduate will have the license and certification to fill local openings, and employers will find more of the skilled workers they need to stay competitive.” Read more

 

Burns responds to ‘depressing data’ on GJSD student poverty
Jan 12, 2024

January 2024
Jan 11, 2024

Burns presents annual Charlie Vizzini Volunteer Award
Jan 11, 2024

Burns: $6.19 million grant will upgrade Pro Disposal Inc. truck fleet
Jan 10, 2024

Burns seeks more info on Cambria Assistance Office move
Jan 08, 2024

Burns announces $236,979 grant for environmental projects
Jan 05, 2024

Burns baffled at DHS response to Right-to-Know Law request
Jan 02, 2024

Burns authors resolution to urge Congress to oppose sale of U.S. Steel
Dec 27, 2023

Burns sends resolution to Congress to intervene in sale of US Steel
Dec 27, 2023

Burns pledges fight to keep U.S. Steel in domestic hands
Dec 20, 2023

Burns brings home another $3 million in grants for region
Dec 19, 2023

Burns obtains new economic development opportunities for Cambria County
Dec 14, 2023

Bill giving state licensure boards the tools to prevent fraud passes House
Dec 13, 2023

Burns: $15,000 awarded for museum, historical society
Dec 11, 2023

Burns strives to keep Cambria Assistance Office in Johnstown
Dec 04, 2023

November 2023
Nov 27, 2023

Burns: Celebrating Johnstown’s ‘municipal excellence’ premature
Nov 27, 2023

Burns encouraging PA Highlands, Admiral Perry, Greater Johnstown CTC to offer Google Career Certificates to make more job opportunities available
Nov 27, 2023

Burns brings $1.2 million back to Jackson Township for natural gas pipeline
Nov 21, 2023

Burns: Nearly $36,000 in tax credits awarded to support workforce training program
Nov 21, 2023