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Brown’s Legislation to Curb Distracted Driving in Pennsylvania Headed to the Governor
May 9, 2024

Brown’s Legislation to Curb Distracted Driving in Pennsylvania Headed to the Governor

The Pennsylvania State Legislature approved legislation to prohibit the use of handheld cellular and other devices while driving, an initiative long championed by Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40).  [Read More]

Paving the Way: Brown Announces Essential Route 209 Project in East Stroudsburg
April 24, 2024

Paving the Way: Brown Announces Essential Route 209 Project in East Stroudsburg

Sen. Rosemary M. Brown (R-40) announced today the upcoming paving of Route 209 – a project long requested by the community and essential for enhancing local infrastructure. The paving will extend from the Price Chopper in East Stroudsburg to Municipal Drive, covering a crucial segment of the busy thoroughfare.  [Read More]

Protecting Property Rights: Strengthening PA’s Laws Against Squatting
April 22, 2024

Protecting Property Rights: Strengthening PA’s Laws Against Squatting

With the rise of reports of squatter’s rights, my office has received an increase in inquires related to Pennsylvania’s laws on this topic. Constituents have expressed particular concern regarding a viral TikTok video advising illegal immigrants that “if a house is not inhabited, we can seize it.”  [Read More]

Baker, Brown, Flynn Secure More than $23 Million to Improve High-Speed Internet Access in Northeastern Pennsylvania
April 18, 2024

Baker, Brown, Flynn Secure More than $23 Million to Improve High-Speed Internet Access in Northeastern Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (PBDA) announced today that northeastern Pennsylvania is being awarded more than $23 million to increase access to reliable, high-speed internet, according to Sens. Lisa Baker (R-20), Rosemary Brown (R-40) and Marty Flynn (D-22).  [Read More]

Brown’s Landmark Distracted Driving Legislation Passed by House
April 9, 2024

Brown’s Landmark Distracted Driving Legislation Passed by House

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

Brown Introduces Bill Package to Strengthen EMS Funding in Municipalities
April 5, 2024

Brown Introduces Bill Package to Strengthen EMS Funding in Municipalities

Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) announced a three-bill package today that would amend Pennsylvania’s municipal codes to help with emergency medical services (EMS) staffing costs.  [Read More]

Brown: Put the Cellphone Down
March 26, 2024

Brown: Put the Cellphone Down

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

Brown Announces More than $2.5 Million in Grants for Local Infrastructure Improvements
March 26, 2024

Brown Announces More than $2.5 Million in Grants for Local Infrastructure Improvements

Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) announced more than $2.5 million in grants is being awarded for local transportation improvement projects across Monroe, Wayne and Lackawanna counties.  [Read More]

Brown Introduces Legislation to Improve Maternal Health Access in Pennsylvania
March 18, 2024

Brown Introduces Legislation to Improve Maternal Health Access in Pennsylvania

Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) introduced legislation today to update and modernize midwife requirements.  [Read More]

Pennycuick, Brown Announce Clearinghouse for Local Government Cybersecurity Resources
March 6, 2024

Pennycuick, Brown Announce Clearinghouse for Local Government Cybersecurity Resources

Pennsylvania’s thousands of local governments can access resources to combat the constant threat of cyberattacks with a new web clearinghouse unveiled by Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) and Sen. Rosemary M. Brown (R-40).  [Read More]

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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]

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