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 taking reservations for his Dec. 12 bus trip to the state Capitol

(Nov 16, 2023)

"Our state Capitol is one of the most beautiful buildings in the country, and in December the Capitol will be decorated for the holidays,” Burns said. "If you are interested, I urge you to reserve your seat now.” Read more

 

Burns announces grant opportunity for law enforcement

(Nov 15, 2023)

“As much as $14 million is available, which is able to support approximately 2,000 new, full-time officers statewide,” said Burns, D-Cambria. “An additional police presence in our region can help stave off crime and address community safety concerns.” Read more

 

Burns to host popular ‘Concealed Carry’ event

(Nov 14, 2023)

Law enforcement representatives will speak on the rules and regulations regarding firearm transport and use in Pennsylvania – including primers on concealed carry, the Castle Doctrine, using firearms for personal protection and related legal liabilities. Read more

 

Governor signs Burns bill to preserve in-state tuition for students of reassigned military families

(Nov 09, 2023)

“Military families make huge sacrifices, including having to leave the comfort and stability of the communities they love when they are deployed out of state,” Burns said. “But a student whose family is reassigned should not have to forfeit the benefit of the in-state tuition rate they anticipated because their parent is fulfilling their duty to our country." Read more

 

Burns collecting nonperishable food, new toys for those less fortunate

(Nov 08, 2023)

His offices in Johnstown and Ebensburg will be collection points for nonperishable food and Toys for Tots. Read more

 

Burns: Southmont receives $24,375 to improve physical activity for residents

(Nov 02, 2023)

“I’m always looking for opportunities to enhance our region with state grants, and this one is no exception,” said Burns, D-Cambria. “Improving recreational opportunities and the ability for folks to safely get around on one’s own steam can enhance the region’s quality of life, and that can make all the difference in attracting companies and jobs to the region.” Read more

 

Burns: Cambria County Assistance Office owned by City of Philadelphia Trustee

(Oct 30, 2023)

Researching the controversial Cambria County Assistance Office move to Upper Yoder Township, state Rep. Frank Burns has unearthed that the office’s longtime location in downtown Johnstown is quizzically owned by the City of Philadelphia Trustee. Read more

 

Parents of school bullies would face up to $750 fine, community service under Burns bill

(Oct 26, 2023)

“Bullying is underreported and often unaddressed in any meaningful way,” said Burns, who introduced similar legislation in the past. “When it’s not addressed, bullying can escalate quickly from taunts and hurtful online posts to physical assaults and -- in worst cases -- suicide. Holding students, parents and school officials at all levels accountable is the only way to put an end to this scourge.” Read more

 

Burns: HUD permits demolition of public housing units

(Oct 23, 2023)

Noting that Johnstown’s current population has plummeted to “well under half” of what it was 50 years ago, giving it “far more public housing than small cities of comparable population, Burns wanted to know: “Is there a path for cities in Pennsylvania to reduce the number of public housing units within city limits? If so, what is the process to do so?” Read more

 

Information about the PCCD Local Law Enforcement Support Grant Program

(Oct 20, 2023)

Learn more about PCCD's Local Law Enforcement Support Grant Program. The deadline to apply for the first round of grants is Nov. 13, but further rounds will take place until all money is expended. Read more

 

Rep. Burns to host free lunch for veterans Nov. 4

(Oct 20, 2023)

“My staff and I love hosting this event for our veterans,” Burns said. “It’s the least we can do to honor their service and thank them for dedicating their lives to our safety.” Read more

 

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

Burns taking reservations for his Dec. 12 bus trip to the state Capitol
Nov 16, 2023

Burns announces grant opportunity for law enforcement
Nov 15, 2023

Burns to host popular ‘Concealed Carry’ event
Nov 14, 2023

Governor signs Burns bill to preserve in-state tuition for students of reassigned military families
Nov 09, 2023

Burns collecting nonperishable food, new toys for those less fortunate
Nov 08, 2023

Burns: Southmont receives $24,375 to improve physical activity for residents
Nov 02, 2023

Burns: Cambria County Assistance Office owned by City of Philadelphia Trustee
Oct 30, 2023

Parents of school bullies would face up to $750 fine, community service under Burns bill
Oct 26, 2023

Burns: HUD permits demolition of public housing units
Oct 23, 2023

Information about the PCCD Local Law Enforcement Support Grant Program
Oct 20, 2023

Rep. Burns to host free lunch for veterans Nov. 4
Oct 20, 2023