Burns: Wrong for JRA to have preselected buyer for Atrium building

(Feb 21, 2024)

“I’m all for progress, but I’m not for back-door deals,” Burns said, “Who wouldn’t want a $50,000 building where someone else had paid for all the asbestos removal, and had gotten you the OK to avoid expensive sewer replacement, that most homeowners were forced to pay?” Read more

 

Burns: Cambria County AAA pays $122,461 after feds investigate

(Feb 20, 2024)

EBENSBURG, Feb. 22 – As an elected official called on to procure millions in state funding for myriad projects, state Rep. Frank Burns is troubled by the flagged lack of transparency and honesty at the Cambria County Area Agency on Aging, which recently had to pay $122,461 to resolve claims of misspent funds after a federal investigation. Read more

 

Burns secures $200K for Central Cambria, Westmont to continue STEM programs

(Feb 16, 2024)

Back in 2022, Burns helped Central Cambria and Westmont school districts obtain an initial $200,000 -- $100,000 each – for the teacher training and development program for the 2022-23 school year, and again has stepped up to help secure a second round of funding so the districts can continue the program. Read more

 

Burns: $459,376 awarded to local fire, EMS companies

(Feb 15, 2024)

“Our area fire and EMS responders serve our community regardless of time, day or weather, helping us when we need them the most,” said Burns, D-Cambria. “It’s no secret that volunteer companies across the state have been struggling to fundraise and find volunteers. In Harrisburg, I’ve voted for legislation that would help them out, and this funding is another example of our commitment to them.” Read more

 

Burns: Admiral Peary AVTS, Greater Johnstown School District and CTC each awarded $85,000 state grant

(Feb 08, 2024)

“Having access to the latest equipment used in technical fields is vitally important when it comes to preparing youth to enter those fields,” Burns said. “These grants are designed to make sure our students are using the same equipment as their industry peers so they can hit the ground running.” Read more

 

February 2024

(Feb 07, 2024)

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Burns co-sponsored new law that increases rebate amounts and eligibility for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

(Feb 06, 2024)

“This is the largest targeted tax cut in nearly 20 years, with income limits increased so more people qualify and there are larger rebates,” Burns said. Read more

 

Burns to President Biden: Secure the U.S.-Mexican border pronto

(Feb 02, 2024)

EBENSBURG, Feb. 2 – Believing it’s the overwhelming sentiment of his district –and not wanting to see Pennsylvania the next state saddled with billions in migrant care costs – state Rep. Frank Burns has written President Joe Biden urging swift and effective federal action to secure the U.S.-Mexican border. Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Expanded

(Jan 29, 2024)

Thanks to a new law I supported, you could now qualify for the largest targeted tax cut in nearly 20 years. My office can help you apply. Read more

 

Burns, Cambria County Crime Stoppers to host ‘Bless the Badge’ lunch event for 72nd District law enforcement

(Jan 25, 2024)

“The men and women in blue dedicate their lives to protecting others and keeping our streets safe from crime,” Burns said. “This appreciation event is my way of letting these officers know how much they are valued." Read more

 

Burns encouraging local governments to apply for free training program on how to apply for federal grants

(Jan 25, 2024)

The Appalachian Regional Commission is offering a no-cost, nine-week virtual training program called READY Local Governments that will help local government administrators and officials learn about how to identify and plan a project and develop a federal grant application, as well as the regulations and compliance, and risk management, among other related topics. Read more

 

$3.3 million loan awarded for improvements to Ebensburg’s stormwater system

(Jan 24, 2024)

The low-interest loan was awarded by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority so the Ebensburg Municipal Authority can install a new stormwater collection and conveyance system, and replace deteriorated culvert pipes. Read more

 

Burns: $155 million in grants available to schools for safety and security

(Jan 23, 2024)

EBENSBURG, Jan. 23 – Schools of all types should investigate a handful of grant programs with open application windows through the end of February, according to state Rep. Frank Burns. Read more

 

Applications are available for Pa. House of Representative Scholarship

(Jan 19, 2024)

“One of the very first winners of this scholarship was from our region, and I’m hopeful that future winners will be as well. I know we have a lot of hardworking and deserving students, so if you know someone who is eligible, please share this information with them.” Read more

 

Scholarships available for paramedic, AEMT training

(Jan 19, 2024)

Applications for the Individual Scholarship Program, a scholarship for certified emergency medical technicians who are interested in becoming an advanced emergency medical technician or paramedic, are due Feb. 9. Read more

 

Burns: DHS stalls a second time on providing public information

(Jan 18, 2024)

“It’s ludicrous for DHS to need a ‘legal review’ to determine if anything related to the renovation work being done at the Hiram G. Andrews Center – which is state-owned – is a public record,” Burns said of the most recent delay. “Similarly, any reasonable person would assume that all documents related to this move are already on file, and that simple keyword searches of DHS emails could nail down within a few days the information I’m seeking.” Read more

 

Burns supports ending ‘sanctuary cities’ in Pennsylvania

(Jan 17, 2024)

The move by Burns, D-Cambria, adds bipartisan weight to H.B. 1840 – legislation embraced by Burns because he doesn’t think it fair for Pennsylvania taxpayers, at all levels, to be saddled with sky-high costs related to undocumented immigrants. Read more

 

Burns: $263,125 in state grants awarded for outdoor projects

(Jan 16, 2024)

“These are more state grants for our area, which will have a positive impact on the community and the environment – money which otherwise would have gone to another community in another part of the state,” Burns said. “I remain committed to making sure Cambria County and our communities receive their fair stare of state funding – and working to support outdoor opportunities for all ages.” Read more

 

Interim response from DHS re: Hiram G. Andrews office lease

(Jan 12, 2024)

Letter from DHS re: Hiram G. Andrews office lease, RTK status Read more

 

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

 

Burns: Wrong for JRA to have preselected buyer for Atrium building
Feb 21, 2024

Burns: Cambria County AAA pays $122,461 after feds investigate
Feb 20, 2024

Burns secures $200K for Central Cambria, Westmont to continue STEM programs
Feb 16, 2024

Burns: $459,376 awarded to local fire, EMS companies
Feb 15, 2024

Burns: Admiral Peary AVTS, Greater Johnstown School District and CTC each awarded $85,000 state grant
Feb 08, 2024

February 2024
Feb 07, 2024

Burns co-sponsored new law that increases rebate amounts and eligibility for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
Feb 06, 2024

Burns to President Biden: Secure the U.S.-Mexican border pronto
Feb 02, 2024

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Expanded
Jan 29, 2024

Burns, Cambria County Crime Stoppers to host ‘Bless the Badge’ lunch event for 72nd District law enforcement
Jan 25, 2024

Burns encouraging local governments to apply for free training program on how to apply for federal grants
Jan 25, 2024

$3.3 million loan awarded for improvements to Ebensburg’s stormwater system
Jan 24, 2024

Burns: $155 million in grants available to schools for safety and security
Jan 23, 2024

Applications are available for Pa. House of Representative Scholarship
Jan 19, 2024

Scholarships available for paramedic, AEMT training
Jan 19, 2024

Burns: DHS stalls a second time on providing public information
Jan 18, 2024

Burns supports ending ‘sanctuary cities’ in Pennsylvania
Jan 17, 2024

Burns: $263,125 in state grants awarded for outdoor projects
Jan 16, 2024

Interim response from DHS re: Hiram G. Andrews office lease
Jan 12, 2024

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