From the monthly archives: July 2013

Harrisburg, July 31, 2013 – Today state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) and other members of the Senate Transportation Committee criticized the House of Representatives for its failure to pass a comprehensive transportation funding bill. In June, the Senate passed a $2.5 billion transportation bill in hopes of adequately funding Pennsylvania’s failing bridges and roadways as […]

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Harrisburg, July 30, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) issued the following statement about the recent death of former Gov. William Scranton Jr.: “William Scranton was an honorable and dedicated Governor, and Pennsylvania is stronger because of his work as a leader. He applied that same bold leadership to each of his various roles […]

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Harrisburg, July 19, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today urged Congress to support a program that provides federal funds to municipalities for housing development projects, businesses expansion and infrastructure improvements. “Funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has been essential to areas across Pennsylvania for nearly 40 years,” Brewster said. “To […]

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Harrisburg, July 16, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s (PHFA) approval of two new affordable housing project sites in Allegheny County. “Access to affordable, safe housing is essential to the success of a community,” Brewster said. “I’m pleased that families in McKeesport and Duquesne will have more housing […]

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Harrisburg, July 3, 2013 – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded a Recycling Performance Grant to Monroeville in Allegheny County, announced state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). The Recycling Performance Grant Program provides communities with incentives to recover more waste through recycling and promotes economic growth by expanding the recycling industry. “Recycling is one […]

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Harrisburg, July 3, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced the Heinz Endowments Summer 2013 Youth Philanthropy Interns will accept applications for a new grant to promote safe walking and biking practices. In conjunction with Sustainable Pittsburgh and the Local Government Academy, the innovative “Pedals and Pedestrians” grant is an opportunity for municipalities throughout […]

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Harrisburg, July 1, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today said he was disappointed in the passage of the 2013-14 state budget because it did not adequately fund education, job creation or other critical needs of Pennsylvania. “This spending plan just isn’t good enough,” Brewster said. “For the third year in a row, the […]

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