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Burns’ offices collecting pet food donations in April

Burns: ‘Regular contact’ with Nanty Glo officials yields $75K grant

(1 day ago)

Burns, D-Cambria, and Councilmember Diane Holby credit a free-flowing and attentive working relationship with creating the dynamic that identified and solved the borough’s problem. Read more

 

Burns: $13,000 state grant helps nonprofit that feeds hundreds

(Apr 12, 2024)

“If our ceiling fell down, that would be a devastating blow, because we wouldn’t have anywhere to keep our food supplies,” Lehman said. “I sent Frank an email on his state website on Nov. 20…I reached out to Frank and said, ‘Is there anything we can do here?’ Read more

 

Burns’ offices collecting pet food donations in April

(Apr 12, 2024)

Those interested in donating non-perishable food items may drop off their items at either of Burns’ offices: 535 Fairfield Ave. in Johnstown and 123 W. High St. in Ebensburg during regular business hours. Read more

 

Burns bill to increase pool of mortuary inspector candidates passes House

(Apr 11, 2024)

HARRISBURG, April 11 – The state Senate has received a bill introduced by state Rep. Frank Burns that would help ensure that funeral homes in the state are operating safely and according to state law. Read more

 

Burns gets Upper Yoder VFC $10K grant for firefighter safety needs

(Apr 11, 2024)

Burns puts his role succinctly: “While at the event, members of the fire company approached me about funding for various equipment they were hoping to obtain. I then went to work to make it happen.” Read more

 

Burns bill would name Cambria Township bridge after longtime Ebensburg mayor

(Apr 10, 2024)

Burns’ bill would name the bridge that carries U.S. Route 22 over Howells Run in Cambria Township after Tsikalas, a WWII veteran and longtime Ebensburg mayor. Read more

 

Burns urges local municipalities to investigate state grant programs that offer millions to improve safety, mobility of traveling public

(Apr 03, 2024)

EBENSBURG, April 3 – For years, state Rep. Frank Burns has made it a priority to inform and encourage local governments, business, non-profits and educational and cultural institutions to apply for a multitude of state grants that become available. Read more

 

Burns questions misrepresented vote

(Apr 01, 2024)

Is it too much for me to ask that the Tribune-Democrat at least get my voting record right? All I want is to get the same treatment and accuracy standard afforded to state Reps. Jim Rigby, Carl Metzgar and Dallas Kephart, whose “No” votes on this bill were correctly published. Read more

 

Burns brings home nearly $1 million for community road, bridge projects

(Mar 26, 2024)

“This is big news for these communities,” Burns said. “Small towns like many I represent could never afford to make these major investments without state funding. I’ve made it my mission to support our communities by helping them to secure grant funds that make projects like these possible.” Read more

 

House committee approves Burns’ ‘American Made Jobs Plan’ to bring back manufacturing

(Mar 20, 2024)

Burns, D-Cambria, said his “American Made Jobs Plan” is a package designed to end our economy’s heavy reliance on China and other countries and reverse decades of unfair trade policies, driven by corporate greed and special interests, that have helped wipe out the middle class in Pennsylvania and Cambria County. Read more

 

Burns: $1.8 million coming to Greater Johnstown SD to support learning in a safe, supportive environment

(Mar 16, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 16 -- State Rep. Frank Burns announced that the Greater Johnstown School District has been awarded $1.8 million to establish safe, healthy and supportive learning environments. “This grant will help GJSD provide safe learning environments to help students grow, while also preventing bullying, violence and hate,” Burns said. “I have made it my mission to address school bullying and I continue to advocate for any effort that can help.” The grant is from the federal Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Stronger Connections Grant to promote social, emotional, physical and mental well-being of students and staff, address family and community engagement and promote equitable and inclusive policies and practices. Since taking office, Burns has worked to address school bullying, from installing buddy benches on playgrounds, and hosting roundtables on school violence, to securing an anti-bullying pilot program for Penn Cambria School District and obtaining grants to promote school safety. “Since taking office, I’ve always worked to make sure our schools are safe environments for our children,” Burns said. “Whether that is providing safety equipment, promoting anti-bullying efforts or supporting our first responders and police officers, I want to make sure school is always a place that kids – and their parents – feel safe.” Read more

 

Burns’ annual Kids’ Fair to be held March 23

(Mar 13, 2024)

Open to children 13 or younger and their guardians, the Kids’ Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Young Peoples Community Center, 300 Prave St. Read more

 

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

 

Burns: ‘Regular contact’ with Nanty Glo officials yields $75K grant
1 day ago

Burns: $13,000 state grant helps nonprofit that feeds hundreds
Apr 12, 2024

Burns’ offices collecting pet food donations in April
Apr 12, 2024

Burns bill to increase pool of mortuary inspector candidates passes House
Apr 11, 2024

Burns gets Upper Yoder VFC $10K grant for firefighter safety needs
Apr 11, 2024

Burns bill would name Cambria Township bridge after longtime Ebensburg mayor
Apr 10, 2024

Burns urges local municipalities to investigate state grant programs that offer millions to improve safety, mobility of traveling public
Apr 03, 2024

Burns questions misrepresented vote
Apr 01, 2024

Burns brings home nearly $1 million for community road, bridge projects
Mar 26, 2024

House committee approves Burns’ ‘American Made Jobs Plan’ to bring back manufacturing
Mar 20, 2024

Burns: $1.8 million coming to Greater Johnstown SD to support learning in a safe, supportive environment
Mar 16, 2024

Burns’ annual Kids’ Fair to be held March 23
Mar 13, 2024

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