Cook to Present Local Share Account Investigation Findings

Oct. 18, 2021 /

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.

Local Share Accounts: Where Do the Funds Come From?

Oct. 07, 2021 /

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).

Local Share Accounts: What Are They and Why Should You Care?

Sep. 29, 2021 /

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.

Cook’s Upcoming Town Hall Meeting Canceled

Sep. 20, 2021 /

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.

Cook Presents ‘Come Home…GO BIG!’ Initiative to Washington County Commissioners

Sep. 17, 2021 /

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.

Cook to Host Town Hall Meetings

Aug. 25, 2021 /

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.

Cook Supports Voting Rights Protection Act

Jun. 21, 2021 /

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.

Cook’s Office to Hold PennDOT Flagger Safety Training

Jun. 01, 2021 /

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.

Cook Supports Review of Pandemic Response

May. 05, 2021 /

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.

Cook Announces Grant for California Area School District

May. 03, 2021 /

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.

Why Not Here?

Apr. 30, 2021 /

Southwest Pennsylvania, especially the 49th District, is a great place to raise a family, work and enjoy a high quality of life. Our greatest asset is our community that feels like a tight-knit family. On top of that, we have the Mon Valley Hospital, California University, Monongahela River and many outdoor recreation activities to offer. Who wouldn’t want to live here?

Redd Up Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland Counties with Cook

Apr. 26, 2021 /

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) invites you to join his Great American Redd Up event this Friday, April 30, at 9 a.m. The Speers/Belle Vernon Bridge on Interstate 70 is the doorway to three counties – Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland – and needs to send a warm welcome.

CFA Grant Awarded to Washington County

Apr. 21, 2021 /

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Fayette/Washington) announced that a $485,000 Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grant was awarded to Guttman Realty Company. The grant will be used to improve facility modifications for water disposal.