Smith Slams Governor’s Budget Plan

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG –Today, Gov. Josh Shapiro unveiled his budget priorities for the 2024-25 fiscal year. State Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) issued the following statement in response:

Smith Stresses Importance of Public Comment on Broadband Digital Equity Plan

Nov. 30, 2023 /

PUNXSUTAWNEY – State Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) is encouraging constituents to participate in the public comment period for the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority’s Digital Equity Plan. This plan is required to access Pennsylvania’s share of $2.75 billion in federal funds to expand broadband access in the Commonwealth.

Smith’s Bill to Restart Key BLCE Program Passes House

Nov. 16, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) announced his bill to restart a Pennsylvania Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (BLCE) program allowing minors to take part in compliance checks for liquor establishments has overwhelmingly passed the House. If signed into law, the program would continue through the end of 2027.

Transportation Committee Advances Smith Legislation Allowing the Use of Safety Cables When Towing Vehicles

May. 22, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) today announced that the House Transportation Committee has approved his legislation to expand safety options for towing. House Bill 497 would allow the use of safety cables when towing vehicles. When two vehicles are connected by certain hitches or devices, current law requires safety chains to be equipped in order to prevent the tow bar from hitting the ground should the tow bar fail or become disconnected.

Smith Vehemently Opposes Discriminatory Legislation

May. 02, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) cast a no vote for House Bill 300, legislation Democrats have dubbed the “Fairness Act.” He issued this statement following the vote:

Smith to Host Annual Senior Expo on Sept. 23

Sep. 19, 2022 /

PUNXSUTAWNEY –– Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) will host his annual Senior Expo on Friday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Punxsutawney First Church of God, 23 Skyview Drive.

IUP Punxsy Culinary Arts Academy Awarded Second $1 Million State Grant for New Educational Facility Construction Project

Apr. 22, 2022 /

PUNXSUTAWNEY - Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) and Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) today confirmed Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and its acclaimed Academy of Culinary Arts will receive a second $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for a major Jefferson County construction project to replace a 32-year-old learning facility.