From the monthly archives: December 2015

Harrisburg – Dec. 15, 2015 – Sarah Cassin, a McKeesport and California University of Pennsylvania alum, who serves as legislative director to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) has been approved as the newest member of the Council of Trustees of California University of Pennsylvania. [frame align=”right”][/frame]The Senate unanimously confirmed Cassin’s nomination on Dec. 9. She […]

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Harrisburg – Dec. 11, 2015 – Commonwealth Court’s ruling that the Department of Education cannot shift tax relief money to pay charter schools validates objections raised by Mon Valley lawmakers that were reinforced by Senate Democrats’ efforts to stop payments, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. “The ruling validates concerns Representatives (Bill) Kortz, (Marc) […]

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Harrisburg – Dec. 7, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) released the following statement after a $ 30.5 billion bipartisan state budget proposal cleared the Senate on a 43-7 vote today. The spending plan includes a $ 460 million boost for education, an additional $ 300 million for human service programs, restoration of key […]

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Harrisburg – Dec. 1, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said that he is pleased that his bill allowing counties the option of establishing a new demolition and rehabilitation fund was unanimously approved by the Senate last week. “Creating the mechanism to help counties address housing issues is one important step that we can […]

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