Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) hosted his first Women in Leadership Conference at California University of Pennsylvania on Thursday, Nov. 4. Several females from different industries came together to share their stories of leadership and success with attendees.
WHAT: Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) will host a Women in Leadership Conference where several females from different industries will come together to share their stories of leadership and success.
WASHINGTON COUNTY – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) held a press conference titled “Come On Man, it’s the People’s Money” on the Washington County Courthouse steps this afternoon to officially release his findings in his five-year Local Share Account (LSA) investigation. Leading up to the press conference, Cook released three editorials to help those unfamiliar with LSA understand the intricacies of the grant selection process.
WHAT: Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) will hold a press conference to explain what Local Share Accounts (LSA) are, why these grants are important to the 49th District, where the money comes from and where it goes, and next steps for making sure the grant application process is fair, accountable and transparent.
WHAT: Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) will hold a press conference titled “Come On Man, it’s the People’s Money” to explain what Local Share Accounts (LSA) are and his findings on the grant process from the last five years.
By State Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette)
In an editorial released last week titled “Local Share Accounts: What Are They and Why Should You Care?”, I detailed how Act 71 of 2004 (Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act) allowed a small portion of the revenue brought in by casino gaming to be placed into Local Share Accounts (LSA).
In 2004, the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act passed (Act 71 of 2004) with the primary intent of protecting the public from unlawful gaming, followed by enhancing live horse racing. The law was amended to include table games in 2010 and further expanded gaming in 2017, which adds to the complexity of the revenue flow.
WASHINGTON AND FAYETTE COUNTIES – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) will host three concealed carry seminars in the upcoming months.
WASHINGTON COUNTY – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) has announced that his town hall meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 5:30 p.m., has been canceled due to being recalled to session.
WASHINGTON COUNTY – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) recently spoke at the Washington County commissioners monthly meeting about his newest initiative – “Come Home…GO BIG!” The initiative highlights Southwestern Pennsylvania, which consists of Washington, Fayette, Greene, Westmoreland and Allegheny counties, as the best place in the Commonwealth to live and work.
WASHINGTON COUNTY –Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) will speak at the Washington County commissioners monthly meeting about his “Come home…GO BIG” initiative for three minutes.
WASHINGTON AND FAYETTE COUNTIES –Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) will host two town hall meetings in September. The topics to be discussed at both events will focus on election reform and Cook’s initiative to make the Mon Valley a tourist destination; however, Cook will be open to answering any other state or district-related questions attendees may have.
MARIANNA BOROUGH – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced that Marianna Borough has received a $12,000 grant from The Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition. The money will be used for the services of a local consulting firm, Downstream Strategies, to evaluate the former Bethlehem Mine No. 58 site for redevelopment as Miner’s Memorial Park.
WASHINGTON AND FAYETTE COUNTIES – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced that grants have been awarded to several organizations in the 49th District through the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program (FCEMSGP).
HARRISBURG –Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) issued the following statement following the passage of the 2021-22 state budget in the House.
HARRISBURG – House Bill 1300, also known as the Voting Rights Protection Act, will be considered by the full House this week, and Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) is in full support of the legislation.
BELLE VERNON – Rep. Bud Cook’s (R-Washington/Fayette) office will hold a safety training course for those interested in working for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) as a flagger. The one-day course will be held on Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10 Main St., Belle Vernon. Bill Freed, a workforce training and credentialing coordinator with Pittsburgh Community Services Inc., will lead the course.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) stands in support of legislation authored by Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) that would require an in-depth review of the Commonwealth’s response to the pandemic.
WASHINGTON COUNTY – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced that the California Area School District in Washington County has received an agricultural grant. The district will be awarded $9,814.94 for curriculum and experiential learning as part of the Farm to School Grant Program administered by the Department of Agriculture.