From the monthly archives: October 2012

Harrisburg – October 22, 2012 – The selective tax credit plan pushed by Republicans in the General Assembly is regressive public policy that makes government pick winners and losers among businesses, state Senator Jim Brewster (D-McKeesport) said today. The legislation allowing employers to keep 95 percent of the state personal income tax they withhold from […]

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HARRISBURG, October 16, 2012 – Speaking on the Senate floor, State Senator Jim Brewster today honored fallen Marine Lieutenant Colonel Christopher “Otis” Raible. An Irwin native, Lt. Col. Raible died last month during an attack in Afghanistan. Brewster and his Senate colleagues unanimously approved a condolence resolution honoring him. “Lieutenant Colonel Raible’s heroic death reminds […]

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McKeesport, October 15, 2012 – State Senator Jim Brewster is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Treasury Department to host free webinars titled “Saving for College with the PA 529 College Savings Program” on Monday, October 22 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, October 24 at noon. “Finding the means to fund a college education is one […]

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McKeesport, Oct. 9, 2012 — State Sen. Jim Brewster and the Forbes Regional Hospital will host a free Senior Wellness and Safety Expo on Friday, October 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the McKeesport Palisades (100 Fifth Avenue, McKeesport, PA 15132). “This free event will feature screenings, services, information, refreshments and door prizes,” […]

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HARRISBURG, October 2, 2012 – Sen. Jim Brewster issued the following statement in response to today’s Commonwealth Court Ruling that delayed implementation of Pennsylvania’s new Voter ID law. “I salute Judge Simpson for his measured decision that will protect eligible voters from being disenfranchised. Regardless of whether or not one thinks this photo ID requirement […]

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