Rep. Burns to introduce legislation bolstering Pennsylvania’s economy with American-made products

(Aug 04, 2022)

Pennsylvania Rep. Frank Burns (D-Cambria County) announced he would introduce a three-bill legislative package to rebuild Pennsylvania’s economy with American-made products. Read more

 

Three local early childhood ed programs awarded $1 million in state grants

(Aug 03, 2022)

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) – As a supporter of early childhood education and literacy, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, announced more than $1 million in state grants have been awarded to support Pre-K and Head Start in Cambria County. Read more

 

Burns: Three local early childhood ed programs awarded $1 million in state grants

(Aug 01, 2022)

Funding will help open child care slots, address rising costs Read more

 

Burns secures $20,000 state grant to keep Imagination Library going

(Jul 28, 2022)

Program has sent more than 12,600 books to Cambria County children Read more

 

Veterans Update - Summer 2022

(Jul 27, 2022)

Click here to read the Veterans Update newsletter. Read more

 

Burns: $132,000 state grant awarded for local ATV trails

(Jul 27, 2022)

Tourism and outdoor recreation a major economic driver Read more

 

Burns seeking nominations for annual Charlie Vizzini Volunteerism Award

(Jul 13, 2022)

Award celebrates individual’s outstanding service to their communities Read more

 

Burns: Fiscally responsible budget invests in future

(Jul 07, 2022)

State budget increases education funding while cutting corporate taxes Read more

 

Burns: Protect consumers from tech companies selling personal information

(Jun 30, 2022)

Proposes ‘data broker’ registration, easier opt-out process Read more

 

Burns: $200 million rail investment to bring opportunities, connections to Cambria County

(Jun 27, 2022)

“This major state funding initiative will bring needed infrastructure and safety investments to existing rail lines, potentially allowing for more freight and passenger service to areas like Johnstown and Cambria County,” Burns said. “The railroad has a rich history in our region, and I’m hopeful this major investment will keep that history going forward – and offer new opportunities for businesses and industry in our region.” Read more

 

Burns introduces bill to ban use of public funds for campaign activities

(Jun 22, 2022)

Legislation stems from Johnstown charter amendment incident Read more

 

Burns: $586,381 in state grants awarded to local justice programs

(Jun 08, 2022)

Funding to help probation, parole and education programs Read more

 

Burns urges local districts to apply for funding to prevent school violence

(May 27, 2022)

"While going door to door to talk with residents in our community, many families voiced concerns about public safety after a string of recent, high-profile crimes," Burns said. "Crime and violence are very real concerns and, given the recent school shooting in Texas and several violent events locally in schools, this funding could not be more timely. I urge area school districts to apply." Read more

 

Burns reminds families to apply for utility assistance

(May 23, 2022)

LIHEAP extended through mid-June Read more

 

Burns: Johnstown should hire more police with $30.7 million in federal money

(May 19, 2022)

Crime in Johnstown is out of control, yet Rep. Burns has seen no plan to hire more police using the unprecedented millions of federal dollars gifted to the city. It’s time for the priority list to change. Read more

 

Burns to introduce legislation banning use of tax dollars on ballot questions

(May 16, 2022)

HARRISBURG, May 16 – After learning the City of Johnstown spent thousands of dollars in city funds to advocate for changes to the city charter on the November ballot, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, is moving to introduce legislation that would ban the use of public funds to influence voters on election ballot questions. “I was appalled when I discovered that there is nothing in law explicitly preventing local governments from spending public tax dollars to influence voters on a ballot question – even when that question directly affects that government entity,” Burns said. “To me this is a clear conflict of interest, one which only furthers the distrust some people have in our public institutions. It’s clear these activities need to end.” Earlier this year, the City of Johnstown was fined $500 for failing to report campaign expenses related to mailers that called on voters to approve several ballot questions. According to reports , shortly before the 2021 general election, then-interim City Manager Dan Penatzer used approximately $2,600 in taxpayer money to send 9,544 mailers urging residents to “Vote YES to Charter Amendments!” that appeared on the ballot. One of the charter amendments in question sought to allow a city manager to live outside city limits. “Local governments and public officials should not be using public dollars to campaign, especially when it relates to questions that impact that Read more

 

Burns supports Rep. Conklin's bill barring people convicted of domestic violence from holding public office

(May 11, 2022)

Pennsylvania’s constitution prohibits people convicted of ‘embezzlement of public moneys, bribery, perjury or other infamous crime’ from serving in the legislature. Read more

 

Burns votes to fight blight in communities

(Apr 26, 2022)

Bills will support, enhance landbank programs Read more

 

Burns: $684,361 in state grants awarded for local road, streetscape projects

(Apr 22, 2022)

Projects will relocate Shaft Road, improve streets in Portage Read more

 

Burns: $200,000 state grant for Greater Johnstown CTC manufacturing program

(Apr 21, 2022)

Funding will help pay for equipment, support, scholarships, and internships Read more

 

Rep. Burns to introduce legislation bolstering Pennsylvania’s economy with American-made products
Aug 04, 2022

Three local early childhood ed programs awarded $1 million in state grants
Aug 03, 2022

Burns: Three local early childhood ed programs awarded $1 million in state grants
Aug 01, 2022

Burns secures $20,000 state grant to keep Imagination Library going
Jul 28, 2022

Veterans Update - Summer 2022
Jul 27, 2022

Burns: $132,000 state grant awarded for local ATV trails
Jul 27, 2022

Burns seeking nominations for annual Charlie Vizzini Volunteerism Award
Jul 13, 2022

Burns: Fiscally responsible budget invests in future
Jul 07, 2022

Burns: Protect consumers from tech companies selling personal information
Jun 30, 2022

Burns: $200 million rail investment to bring opportunities, connections to Cambria County
Jun 27, 2022

Burns introduces bill to ban use of public funds for campaign activities
Jun 22, 2022

Burns: $586,381 in state grants awarded to local justice programs
Jun 08, 2022

Burns urges local districts to apply for funding to prevent school violence
May 27, 2022

Burns reminds families to apply for utility assistance
May 23, 2022

Burns: Johnstown should hire more police with $30.7 million in federal money
May 19, 2022

Burns to introduce legislation banning use of tax dollars on ballot questions
May 16, 2022

Burns supports Rep. Conklin's bill barring people convicted of domestic violence from holding public office
May 11, 2022

Burns votes to fight blight in communities
Apr 26, 2022

Burns: $684,361 in state grants awarded for local road, streetscape projects
Apr 22, 2022

Burns: $200,000 state grant for Greater Johnstown CTC manufacturing program
Apr 21, 2022