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February 20, 2024

Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office – Part 1

Senator Rosemary Brown questions Director Matthew Knittel during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office.   [Read More]

Brown Releases Statement Following Shapiro’s Budget Address
February 7, 2024

Brown Releases Statement Following Shapiro’s Budget Address

Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) released the following statement in response to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024-25 annual budget address.  [Read More]

Cybersecurity Threats Faced by Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Examined by Senate Committees
January 31, 2024

Cybersecurity Threats Faced by Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Examined by Senate Committees

Cybersecurity threats faced by local governments and municipal authorities were the focus of a public hearing today held by the Senate Communications and Technology Committee, chaired by Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24), and the Senate Local Government Committee, chaired by Sen. Rosemary M. Brown (R-40).  [Read More]

Brown Once Again Calls Upon the National Park Service for Urgency
January 10, 2024

Brown Once Again Calls Upon the National Park Service for Urgency

Sen. Rosemary M. Brown (R-40) contacted the Director of the National Park Service to call for the immediate prioritization of the required federal permit to begin work on Route 611 in Delaware Water Gap, which has been closed since Dec. 6, 2022.  [Read More]

Brown Works for Road Safety, Fairness to Drivers
December 20, 2023

Brown Works for Road Safety, Fairness to Drivers

The reauthorization of the automated speed zone enforcement program was signed into law last week by the governor, according to Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40).  [Read More]

Brown Successfully Enacts Mental Health Study
December 15, 2023

Brown Successfully Enacts Mental Health Study

Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) successfully advocated and strengthened language in House Bill 1300 to direct the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study on Pennsylvania’s 988 suicide and crisis hotline.  [Read More]

Brown to Introduce Legislation to Help Fill Employment Positions in Schools
November 9, 2023

Brown to Introduce Legislation to Help Fill Employment Positions in Schools

Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) will be introducing legislation to allow for annuitants of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) to return to part-time service without temporarily terminating their annuity benefits.  [Read More]

Brown’s First Annual Senator for a Day Event a Success for Students
November 3, 2023

Brown’s First Annual Senator for a Day Event a Success for Students

Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) hosted her first annual Senator for a Day event last week to provide students of the 40th Senatorial District a hands-on learning experience about Pennsylvania’s government.  [Read More]

Brown Joined by Advocates to Urge Passage of Lifesaving AED Legislation
September 19, 2023

Brown Joined by Advocates to Urge Passage of Lifesaving AED Legislation

Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) hosted a press event today urging the Pennsylvania General Assembly to pass her lifesaving legislation. Brown was joined by many advocates, survivors, legislators and members of the Smart Heart Sports Coalition.  [Read More]

Senate Approves Bill Eliminating Regulation that Denies Patients Access to Information about Laboratory Services
September 18, 2023

Senate Approves Bill Eliminating Regulation that Denies Patients Access to Information about Laboratory Services

The state Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Sens. Rosemary Brown (R-40), Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-27) and Tracy Pennycuick (R-24), that would eliminate regulations preventing patients from learning about diagnostic testing and services provided by local clinical laboratories.  [Read More]

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Published: September 15, 2023   |  News Conference: Tuesday, September 19

Brown Hosting Press Event with Smart Heart Sports Coalition and Advocates to Urge Adoption of Lifesaving Measures

Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) is hosting a press event on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. in the main rotunda of the Capitol, located at 501 N. Third Street in Harrisburg, to urge the Pennsylvania General Assembly to pass her lifesaving legislation.  [Read More]

Brown, Local Leaders Host Public Discussion Encouraging Roadway Safety Along Route 191
September 7, 2023

Brown, Local Leaders Host Public Discussion Encouraging Roadway Safety Along Route 191

Following a recent tragedy involving a resident of Paradise Falls Lutheran Association, Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) hosted a community discussion this week with local leaders to encourage roadway safety along Route 191 in Cresco.  [Read More]

Brown’s District Offices Participating in Hunger Action Month
August 31, 2023

Brown’s District Offices Participating in Hunger Action Month

Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) announced today that her offices will be participating in Hunger Action Month and is asking constituents that may have the ability to donate food and resources to assist our local food banks.  [Read More]

More Disabled Veterans Would Receive Property Tax Relief Under Pennycuick & Brown Legislation
August 2, 2023

More Disabled Veterans Would Receive Property Tax Relief Under Pennycuick & Brown Legislation

Senators Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) and Rosemary Brown (R-40) have teamed up to introduce legislation aimed at providing property tax relief to more disabled Pennsylvania veterans by allowing them to reduce the assessed value on their property in relation to their disability rating.  [Read More]

TOMORROW: Brown Hosting Free Senior Expo
July 17, 2023

TOMORROW: Brown Hosting Free Senior Expo

Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) invites Pennsylvanians aged 50 and older, as well as caregivers, to a Senior Expo tomorrow, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pocono Mountain Swiftwater Elementary Center located at 135 Academic Dr., Swiftwater.  [Read More]

Senator Brown States, Emergency Funds Require Emergency Action Now
July 13, 2023

Senator Brown States, Emergency Funds Require Emergency Action Now

Sen. Rosemary M. Brown (R-40) and officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) secured emergency funding in January and have been working diligently behind the scenes to acquire the necessary permits and specialized labor to address the safety concerns on Route 611 – which has been closed since December due to rockslides. The goal is to reopen this critical roadway for motorists, even just to one lane.  [Read More]

Brown’s Legislation for Lifesaving AEDs Passes Education Committee, Heads to Full Senate
June 26, 2023

Brown’s Legislation for Lifesaving AEDs Passes Education Committee, Heads to Full Senate

Sen. Rosemary Brown’s (R-40) bill requiring schools to have an automatic external defibrillator (AED) present at all schools and athletic events was approved unanimously this week by the Senate Education Committee.  [Read More]

Brown’s Legislation to Prevent Distracted Driving Deaths Passes Senate
June 22, 2023

Brown’s Legislation to Prevent Distracted Driving Deaths Passes Senate

Legislation prohibiting the use of cellular and other hand-held devices while driving passed today in the Senate, according to the bill’s prime-sponsor, Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40).  [Read More]

Brown Advocates for AEDs In School Sports Requirement During Project ADAM National Meeting at Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania
May 4, 2023

Brown Advocates for AEDs In School Sports Requirement During Project ADAM National Meeting at Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania

Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) on Wednesday spoke at the Project ADAM 2023 National Meeting about the importance of having automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools and at interscholastic athletic events, including practices, should a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) event occur.  [Read More]

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May 1, 2023

May 2023 Legislative Report – Camp Freedom

May 2023 Legislative Report – Camp Freedom  [Read More]

Brown’s Bill for Land Bank Environmental Protections Passes Senate
April 27, 2023

Brown’s Bill for Land Bank Environmental Protections Passes Senate

A bill extending environmental liability protections to land banks, sponsored by Sen. Rosemary Brown, passed in the Senate this week.  [Read More]

Brown Issues Statement on Women’s History Month, Preparing Future Female Leaders
March 31, 2023

Brown Issues Statement on Women’s History Month, Preparing Future Female Leaders

In recognition of Women’s History Month coming to an end for 2023, Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) has issued the following statement:  [Read More]

Brown Announces More than $5 Million in Grants Coming to the Region
March 16, 2023

Brown Announces More than $5 Million in Grants Coming to the Region

Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) today announced more than $5 million in grants is being awarded for local projects.  [Read More]

Brown Forms Senate Mental Health Caucus, Prioritizes Communities
March 2, 2023

Brown Forms Senate Mental Health Caucus, Prioritizes Communities

Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) invited Senate colleagues to join her newly-formed Senate Mental Health Caucus to bring awareness to mental health issues in Pennsylvania.  [Read More]

Senator Rosemary Brown to Host Telephone Town Hall on March 15
March 2, 2023

Senator Rosemary Brown to Host Telephone Town Hall on March 15

Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) will host a telephone town hall for residents of the 40th Senatorial District on Wednesday, March 15, beginning at 11 a.m. The program will focus on constituents’ questions and concerns, as well as Brown’s legislative priorities.  [Read More]

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