From the monthly archives: June 2014

 
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Harrisburg – June 30, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) issued the following statement following the Senate’s passage of House Bill 2328, the state General Fund budget. Sen. Brewster’s comments are as follows: “For yet another year, Governor Tom Corbett and his legislative allies have produced a spending plan that creates more hardship and […]

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Harrisburg – June 27, 2014 – Legislation that allows counties to establish a fund to clear dilapidated buildings and prepare sites for redevelopment was approved by the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee today, according to the bill’s sponsor state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). “One of the problems older communities have is that there is […]

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Harrisburg – June 20, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster’s proposal (Senate Bill 1225) to name the exit from the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge to State Route 148 as the “Officer Frank Miller Jr. Memorial Ramp” is now Act 68, following its approval by the governor who signed the bill into law on Wednesday. “I am grateful […]

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Harrisburg – June 19, 2014 – Pledging to squeeze politics out of the reapportionment process, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny and Westmoreland counties) unveiled legislation that would reform how state legislative districts are drawn. “Given my recent experience with the process, I am convinced that significant changes are needed,” Brewster said. “There clearly was too […]

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Harrisburg – June 18, 2014 – Legislation designed to bolster the ability of veterans to access public housing has cleared the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-McKeesport) said today. “Giving veterans preference during the housing selection process is meaningful and appropriate,” Brewster said. “These individuals and their families have made […]

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Harrisburg – June 11, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster’s legislation naming the ramp off of the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge to State Route 148 for Officer Frank Miller Jr. has been unanimously approved by the House of Representatives and now heads to the governor for his signature into law.

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Harrisburg, June 10, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster announced today that hunting and fur-taker licenses for Pennsylvania’s 2014-15 seasons are on sale now. Licenses can be purchased through the Pennsylvania Automated License System website, as well as at Game Commission regional offices. Licenses can also be purchased through more than 600 issuing agents; a list of […]

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Harrisburg, June 10, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster announced today that the deadline for older Pennsylvanians and residents with disabilities to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been extended from June 30to December 31. “This deadline extension is great for those who have not yet applied for this tax rebate,” Brewster said.  “It […]

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Harrisburg, June 4, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) is encouraging seniors to take advantage of a program that provides free vouchers to purchase fresh produce grown in Pennsylvania. “This is an excellent program for both seniors and Pennsylvania farmers because the vouchers will help provide healthy foods to older Pennsylvanians,” Brewster said. The […]

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