Burns launches effort to broaden LCB board, pare members’ salaries

(May 25, 2021)

Bills would leave governor with just one appointment, decrease pay 40 percent Read more

 

Burns’ in-state tuition for military families bill passes key vote

(May 24, 2021)

Legislation heads to full House for consideration Read more

 

Burns shares results of LCB public information battle

(May 17, 2021)

EBENSBURG, May 17 – As a public service and to underscore the arrogance of the Liquor Control Board, state Rep. Frank Burns is sharing the results of his costly, protracted legal battle with the state agency. The one-page information sheet shows that as of Jan. 1, the LCB was holding 949 liquor licenses available for auction, ranging from a high of 167 in Philadelphia County to a low of zero in 22 others. Burns’ home county of Cambria has 48, which is sixth highest in the state. Given the relative simplicity of the information provided, Burns remains baffled as to why the LCB forced him to go all the way to the state Supreme Court to get it . Without using taxpayer money, Burns continued the public information battle as the LCB appealed every ruling in Burns’ favor, from the state Office of Open Records and Commonwealth Court to the Supreme Court. “The LCB’s big ‘ trade secret ’ that it sought to shield from view at all costs turns out to be one page of numbers that could have been produced in two minutes,” Burns said. “All I wanted was to know how many licenses were available for auction in each county. They made me go all the way to the Supreme Court for this?” Burns said he is posting the now public LCB “trade secrets” on his state website so the media and the public can determine for themselves whether the LCB was justified in the extreme measures undertaken to block its release. Read more

 

Burns calls on governor to suspend state gas tax in wake of pipeline cyber attack

(May 13, 2021)

Says, ‘Give families a break’ as gas prices skyrocket ahead of summer travel season Read more

 

Burns: Disabled veterans should get elk hunting license lottery

(May 06, 2021)

Bill proposes making two permits per year available Read more

 

Burns backs election junk-mail bill

(Apr 28, 2021)

Bill would prohibit excessive, redundant mail from third parties Read more

 

Burns: $22.5 million available for community watershed and water quality projects

(Apr 26, 2021)

Urges schools, local governments and nonprofits to apply Read more

 

Burns: Popular Ghost Town Trail awarded $249,000 state grant for expansion

(Apr 21, 2021)

Funding will assist with expansion loop in Ebensburg, Blacklick Read more

 

Burns: $900,000 in state funding approved for local drinking water projects

(Apr 21, 2021)

PENNVEST grants will help offset costs, keep rates low Read more

 

Burns: $451,900 grant to help with Laurel Ridge recreation access road project

(Apr 21, 2021)

Burns previously worked with local residents to save area from windfarm Read more

 

Burns: $793,000 coming to make Loretto, Portage safer

(Apr 16, 2021)

Grants ensure equality in state funding Read more

 

Burns: Ebensburg awarded $43,000 for Main Street Partnership

(Apr 14, 2021)

Grant to help with impacts of pandemic on program Read more

 

Burns: $414,000 state grant to support tech in schools

(Apr 13, 2021)

Grant will help expand access to STEM in rural areas Read more

 

Burns secures $100,000 state grant for Cambria Heights High School renovation project

(Apr 09, 2021)

Project will create multi-use area for school, community Read more

 

Burns supports victims of child sexual assault, votes to allow 2-year window for civil claims

(Apr 07, 2021)

Bill provides fix for administrative error that sunk constitutional amendment Read more

 

Burns urges care, foresight in dispersing $57.4 million in COVID relief

(Apr 07, 2021)

Calls for ‘strategic investments’ by Johnstown, Cambria County Read more

 

Burns touts recycling grant program; has secured more than $1.8 million for recycling in Cambria County

(Apr 06, 2021)

Program helps offset costs of county recycling programs Read more

 

Burns: Local school bus company awarded $200,000 state grant to replace aging diesels

(Mar 31, 2021)

More efficient diesel buses will improve air conditions Read more

 

Burns: Cambria County schools to see $53.6 million in COVID-19 relief funding

(Mar 30, 2021)

Funding to help schools address academic loss due to pandemic Read more

 

Burns: State grants available for volunteer fire companies

(Mar 25, 2021)

Program to help fund training, equipment to battle wildfires Read more

 

Burns launches effort to broaden LCB board, pare members’ salaries
May 25, 2021

Burns’ in-state tuition for military families bill passes key vote
May 24, 2021

Burns shares results of LCB public information battle
May 17, 2021

Burns calls on governor to suspend state gas tax in wake of pipeline cyber attack
May 13, 2021

Burns: Disabled veterans should get elk hunting license lottery
May 06, 2021

Burns backs election junk-mail bill
Apr 28, 2021

Burns: $22.5 million available for community watershed and water quality projects
Apr 26, 2021

Burns: Popular Ghost Town Trail awarded $249,000 state grant for expansion
Apr 21, 2021

Burns: $900,000 in state funding approved for local drinking water projects
Apr 21, 2021

Burns: $451,900 grant to help with Laurel Ridge recreation access road project
Apr 21, 2021

Burns: $793,000 coming to make Loretto, Portage safer
Apr 16, 2021

Burns: Ebensburg awarded $43,000 for Main Street Partnership
Apr 14, 2021

Burns: $414,000 state grant to support tech in schools
Apr 13, 2021

Burns secures $100,000 state grant for Cambria Heights High School renovation project
Apr 09, 2021

Burns supports victims of child sexual assault, votes to allow 2-year window for civil claims
Apr 07, 2021

Burns urges care, foresight in dispersing $57.4 million in COVID relief
Apr 07, 2021

Burns touts recycling grant program; has secured more than $1.8 million for recycling in Cambria County
Apr 06, 2021

Burns: Local school bus company awarded $200,000 state grant to replace aging diesels
Mar 31, 2021

Burns: Cambria County schools to see $53.6 million in COVID-19 relief funding
Mar 30, 2021

Burns: State grants available for volunteer fire companies
Mar 25, 2021