PIKE COUNTY – Today, the governor again vetoed another bipartisan piece of legislation, House Bill 2787, showing his complete disregard for the rights our local school officials have to make and enforce their own decisions regarding district sports and extracurricular activities. Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) gave the following statements, expressing their disappointment.
EAST STROUDSBURG - With many more people taking advantage of the summer weather and outdoors, State Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike), Monroe County Coroner Tom Yanac, Pocono Mountain Visitor’s Bureau (PMVB) President and CEO Chris Barrett, and Public Affairs Specialist Kathleen Sandt of the National Park Service at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA) came together to enhance the importance of wearing a life jacket, especially on the Delaware River.
HARRISBURG – Responding to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (PIAA) and the governor’s decision to prohibit spectators from attending any fall sports games for the upcoming school year, State Representative Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is speaking out and has joined over 60 House Republicans in sending a letter requesting them to reverse or modify their rulings. Brown provided the following statement on this matter.
HARRISBURG – Due to the ongoing crisis, there has been a severe national shortage of blood donations. These donations are vital for hospitals and trauma centers’ effectiveness. To help combat this shortage, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) today partnered with the American Red Cross and sponsored a local blood drive at RGB Plaza in East Stroudsburg.
WHAT: Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R- Monroe/Pike) is sponsoring a local blood drive to help combat the ongoing blood shortages due to COVID-19.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) joined House members in passing HB1841 and HB1910, legislation focused on reshaping law enforcement practices and strengthening police-community relations across the Commonwealth. This legislative package received bipartisan support and now goes to the Senate for consideration.
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.
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