Burns invites veterans to Aug. 24 free appreciation lunch

(12 hours ago)

“Honoring our veterans in this way is a longstanding tradition for me that I refuse to give up,” Burns said. “I’ve always respected their service and sacrifice, but the older and wiser I get, the greater my appreciation grows. " Read more

 

Burns: PA budget provides $12 million boost for Cambria Co. schools

(Jul 12, 2024)

EBENSBURG, July 12 – Noting that compromise was once again the order of the day to get something done in Harrisburg, state Rep. Frank Burns said he supported the $47.6 billion state budget approved Thursday because of its centrist, bipartisan appeal. Burns, D-Cambria, said once Republicans and Democrats in the state House and Senate, in conjunction with the governor, hammered out their differences, neither side got exactly what they wanted – but acceptable middle ground was found. “It takes a lot of hard work to get any state budget passed, and this year was no different,” Burns said. “The key is not to get something done fast, but to get it done right, in a thoughtful, methodical way. “The new state budget provides more than $12 million in additional funding for Cambria County schools, boosts state police funding by $74 million, cuts taxes and costs, and provides tax breaks for small businesses. Those are some of my top, longstanding priorities – and the fact that they were addressed in such a positive way provided the impetus for my ‘Yes’ vote.” Burns said he doesn’t see how anyone can quibble with his decision to support a state budget that invests more in students, makes communities safer through added police protection, sets the stage for business growth, and helps people keep more money in their pockets. “As an elected official who spends a considerable amount Read more

 

Burns won’t accept paycheck until PA has a budget

(Jul 05, 2024)

Burns said that he’s traditionally gone without a paycheck as long as the state budget is unfinished, most notably during the nine-month impasse of 2015-16, because of a strong belief that legislators should set an example. Read more

 

Burns legislation to allow PA to join interstate compacts sent to the governor

(Jul 03, 2024)

This change in law facilitates Pennsylvania’s entry into interstate compacts, which allow a licensee to practice in other participating states with just one license. Previous efforts to implement the compacts passed into law were unsuccessful without this fingerprinting process in place. Read more

 

Steeples Project receives $17,500 grant to save former parish rectory that survived 1889 Johnstown Flood

(Jul 02, 2024)

“This is an opportunity to save history, by reusing existing buildings that are architectural treasures in their own right, while also creating something new that will contribute to the economy,” Burns said. “But the rectory roof is in dire need of repair, which if not addressed threatens the building’s structural integrity. This grant will help with those efforts.” Read more

 

Burns: $405,000 awarded to help the county with homelessness, affordable housing

(Jun 21, 2024)

“One of the barriers to housing can be the lack of financial literacy – how to budget, manage finances and save, and make yourself self-sufficient,” said Burns, D-Cambria. “This funding will be used to help educate people to make themselves self-sufficient to put them on the path to homeownership or be good tenants.” Read more

 

Burns asks governor to open state police substation in Johnstown

(Jun 13, 2024)

“Everyone who lives here and is a law abiding citizen can attest to how bad the situation has become. It is no coincidence – nor was it a big surprise to us – that after a prisoner escaped from and eluded police in Philadelphia in February, a Fugitive Task Force found and arrested him in Johnstown, 200 miles away,” Burns wrote.“As the City of Johnstown struggles under the weight of a devastating mix of poverty and crime, fueled by a huge transient public housing population coming largely from Philadelphia, I am asking for your help to bring things under control by establishing a State Police Substation in the city.” Read more

 

Spring 2024

(Jun 10, 2024)

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Burns brings DCED secretary to Johnstown for walking tour

(Jun 04, 2024)

“We talked about the need for a grocery store downtown, a new public safety building and the removal of hundreds of blighted properties in our neighborhoods,” Burns said. “We visited the old Ideal Market building, which is now vacant and for sale, and the recently vacated Rite-Aid pharmacy building.” Read more

 

Burns: $200,000 grant headed to Brownstown Borough

(May 24, 2024)

“They came to me explaining the situation, and I made it a priority, because we can get more bang for the buck by working in tandem with the gas company and water authority to create efficiencies,” Burns said.Burns, D-Cambria, said since the gas company was planning to replace its lines, he quickly embraced the idea of having the water company do its own line replacement at the same time because, “Working together stretches everyone’s dollar further.” Read more

 

Burns: $650,000 coming to Cambria County for 4 projects

(May 22, 2024)

“These grants will help support the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities, and these are investments I wholeheartedly support,” said Burns, D-Cambria.•East Conemaugh received $50,000 for its Main and Greeve streets demolition project.•Ebensburg received $50,000 for its façade improvement project.•Johnstown received $50,000 for its façade improvement program for 2023-24.•Pittsburgh Gateways Corp. received $500,000 for the Pitt-Johnstown Future Works at the Jupiter Building, 430 Main St., Johnstown. Read more

 

Burns: $300,000 grant to repave Franklin Borough main roads

(May 20, 2024)

“I told them places like Franklin Borough tend to be forgotten about. But I’m not going to let them be forgotten about,” Burns said. “I encourage the little municipalities to apply for this stuff, and help them apply, and thus they’re getting more money.” Read more

 

Johnstown Senior Center receives $52,829 competitive state grant

(May 15, 2024)

This award was one of 45 competitive grant awards for Senior Community Centers throughout 26 counties within the commonwealth. The grant funding is appropriated by the General Assembly with proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery. Read more

 

Burns to host annual Senior Fair Friday, May 31 at the Bottle Works

(May 14, 2024)

State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, will host his annual Senior Fair for Cambria County’s senior citizens from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 31 at the Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave., Johnstown. Read more

 

Burns: $25,000 grant awarded West Hills Regional Fire Department

(May 13, 2024)

“I went to their annual banquet and talked to the chief and several members about their needs, and we were able to get them this grant,” said Burns, D-Cambria. “As a result, they will be able to do their jobs more efficiently – and more safely.” Read more

 

Burns commends Johnstown officials who scuttled JHA request

(May 09, 2024)

Burns, D-Cambria, said the votes to deny a Johnstown Housing Authority request cast by Mayor Frank Janakovic, Deputy Mayor Michael Capriotti and Councilwoman Marie Mock mean the city will not be a co-applicant on the JHA’s application for a $500,000 federal planning grant. Read more

 

Burns: Johnstown leaders should reconsider pricey Central Park redo

(May 09, 2024)

EBENSBURG, May 9 – Noting that removing residential blight, building a new police/fire station and bringing a grocery store downtown are far more impactful projects, state Rep. Frank Burns wants Johnstown City Council to reconsider spending $6 million to $8 million to completely redesign Central Park. Read more

 

Burns: $50,000 state grant delivered for repairing Brownstown VFC building

(May 09, 2024)

“They contacted our office for help to repair their building,” Burns said, “And we got them what was needed to prevent further water damage.” Read more

 

Burns: $100,000 grant to mitigate Nanty Glo Borough flooding

(May 08, 2024)

Burns, D-Cambria, said he pursued state help for the 2,500-person borough to address an immediate problem, but also as part of a long-range upgrade plan. Read more

 

Burns: $47,200 grant for Cambria Twp. VFC to buy new EMS vehicle

(May 06, 2024)

“I had a meeting in Colver with several members of the fire company and when they showed me the condition of their emergency vehicle, I knew we didn’t have much time to waste,” Burns said. “Their vehicle was having serious electrical issues and would randomly stall out and shut down. Read more

 

Burns invites veterans to Aug. 24 free appreciation lunch
12 hours ago

Burns: PA budget provides $12 million boost for Cambria Co. schools
Jul 12, 2024

Burns won’t accept paycheck until PA has a budget
Jul 05, 2024

Burns legislation to allow PA to join interstate compacts sent to the governor
Jul 03, 2024

Steeples Project receives $17,500 grant to save former parish rectory that survived 1889 Johnstown Flood
Jul 02, 2024

Burns: $405,000 awarded to help the county with homelessness, affordable housing
Jun 21, 2024

Burns asks governor to open state police substation in Johnstown
Jun 13, 2024

Spring 2024
Jun 10, 2024

Burns brings DCED secretary to Johnstown for walking tour
Jun 04, 2024

Burns: $200,000 grant headed to Brownstown Borough
May 24, 2024

Burns: $650,000 coming to Cambria County for 4 projects
May 22, 2024

Burns: $300,000 grant to repave Franklin Borough main roads
May 20, 2024

Johnstown Senior Center receives $52,829 competitive state grant
May 15, 2024

Burns to host annual Senior Fair Friday, May 31 at the Bottle Works
May 14, 2024

Burns: $25,000 grant awarded West Hills Regional Fire Department
May 13, 2024

Burns commends Johnstown officials who scuttled JHA request
May 09, 2024

Burns: Johnstown leaders should reconsider pricey Central Park redo
May 09, 2024

Burns: $50,000 state grant delivered for repairing Brownstown VFC building
May 09, 2024

Burns: $100,000 grant to mitigate Nanty Glo Borough flooding
May 08, 2024

Burns: $47,200 grant for Cambria Twp. VFC to buy new EMS vehicle
May 06, 2024