MONROE COUNTY – Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike), Jack Rader (R- Monroe) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) and Sens. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Mario Scavello (R-Monroe/Northampton) sent a letter to the Wolf Administration urging the governor to move Monroe and Pike counties into the yellow phase of the governor’s reopening plan.
HARRISBURG –With most citizens focused COVID-19, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) wanted to highlight and bring awareness to Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Currently, Brown is sponsoring House Resolution 760, which designates May 2020 as Lyme and Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania, and the House is expected to vote on the resolution this week. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted primarily by ticks and is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi.
EAST STROUDSBURG – Working in coordination with local businesses and township officials, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) has sent Gov. Tom Wolf, Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin a letter which includes documents and “real world” examples from many business owners in her district illustrating how they plan to open safely to protect their customers and employees.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) will introduce legislation to extend the taxfiling deadlines for Pennsylvanians who pay school property taxes. The bill is co-sponsored by Reps. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Pike/Monroe) and Steven R. Malagari (D-Montgomery).
EAST STROUDSBURG – After witnessing how short-term rentals may have or could have contributed to the vast spread of COVID-19, especially in northeastern Pennsylvania, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) has drafted legislation aimed at ensuring short-term rental operations would temporarily cease after the governor declares a disaster declaration for the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) today released the following statement regarding her vote in support of Senate Bill 613, which was passed by the House (107-95)
EAST STROUDSBURG – After immense pressure from Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) and other Pocono legislators, Gov. Tom Wolf’s team contacted Brown to inform her that his administration will now classify short-term rentals as “non-life sustaining” as opposed to “essential” on their guidance to business operations as the state combats COVID-19.
EAST STROUDSBURG – Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced today that she will be closing her East Stroudsburg district office to walk-ins until further notice.
HARRISBURG – Seeking to strengthen security and safety for students in the Commonwealth, Reps. Jonathan Fritz (Susquehanna/Wayne), Mike Peifer (Pike/Wayne) and Rosemary Brown (Monroe/Pike) announced that $53.7 million in competitive and meritorious grants will be distributed to 970 public schools across the state.
EAST STROUDSBURG – A project slated to take place in New Jersey has caught the eye of Pennsylvania state legislator, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike). With deep economic and environmental concerns, Brown is demanding answers from federal officials and stronger communication between the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Brown is also asking officials for justification for the up to $200 million in federal funding that has been allocated for this project.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced that the East Stroudsburg Area School District (ESASD) was awarded $88,571 in competitive grants to upgrade and improve their cafeterias.
HARRISBURG – Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike), Jonathan Fritz (R-Wayne/Susquehanna) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) announced that Wayne and Pike Counties will see $893,750 in Local Share Account (LSA) and Dairy Investment Program grants.
HARRISBURG – Seeking to develop and improve Monroe County communities, Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) and Jack Rader (R-Monroe) announced today that Monroe County will see approximately $2.3 million in state funds from the gaming-funded Local Share Account (LSA) grants and Pipeline Investment Program grants.
Judiciary Committee Advances Bills to Combat Human Trafficking
HARRISBURG – After many months of deliberation, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced today that her hands-free cellphone legislation, House Bill 37, was passed by the House with a vote of (120-74).
HARRISBURG – With a continuous shortage of pediatric shift nurses in Pennsylvania, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) introduced House Resolution 501 to bring awareness of this crisis to fellow House members as well as residents of the Commonwealth. Brown announced that the House unanimously adopted her resolution.
EAST STROUDSBURG – Working to enhance local parks and trails in Monroe and Pike counties, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced that Barrett and Smithfield townships (Monroe County), and Pike County received state grants from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) focused on helping conduct a trail study as well as revitalizing a local wellness park.
HARRISBURG – In seeking to encourage schools to incorporate financial literacy into their high school curriculum, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced that her financial literacy graduation credit requirements legislation, House Bill 49, is awaiting Senate concurrence after receiving approval from both the House (161-37) after which approval the bill will head to the governor’s desk.
EAST STROUDSBURG – Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike), along with local students, honored area veterans by hosting an appreciation breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 16, at East Stroudsburg High School South where they served veterans breakfast and highlighted their military service.
PIKE COUNTY – In efforts to bring further economic development to northeast Pennsylvania, Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), and Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne), announced today that Pike County will receive over $700,000 in multimodal grants from the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which will support two major projects in the county.