Meet Rep. Bud Cook

State Rep. Bud Cook represents the 49th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving parts of Fayette and Washington Counties.

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The 49th Legislative District consists of part of FAYETTE County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Franklin, Jefferson and Washington and the BOROUGHS of Belle Vernon, Fayette City and Newell and Part of WASHINGTON County consisting of the CITY of Monongahela and the TOWNSHIPS of Carroll, Fallowfield, North Bethlehem, West Bethlehem and West Pike Run and the BOROUGHS of Allenport, Beallsville, Bentleyville, California, Charleroi, Coal Center, Cokeburg, Deemston, Donora, Dunlevy, Elco, Ellsworth, Long Branch, Marianna, New Eagle, North Charleroi, Roscoe, Speers, Stockdale, Twilight and West Brownsville.

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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.

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