From the monthly archives: July 2017

 
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McKeesport – July 27, 2017 – At today’s groundbreaking for PurePenn, one of Pennsylvania’s first medical cannabis facilities, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) offered words of thanks and encouragement to the company for investing in McKeesport and bolstering the economy of the region. 

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By: Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) Limiting opioid prescriptions, mandatory treatment, plus stiff penalties for drug pushers who possess illegal guns – these are the three key weapons in the fight against opioid and heroin abuse.    Those three elements form the bulwark of a legislative package I’ve offered called the “Prevention Recovery and Enforcement Act.” Opioid […]

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By: Sen. Jim Brewster The governor, legislative leaders and lawmakers have spent a good portion of the last six months looking in every nook and cranny in search of revenue to balance the state’s $31.9 billion budget.  What they have been unable to do, however, is to push past ill-founded arguments and industry scare tactics […]

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Harrisburg – July 9, 2017 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that the legislation he offered to change the composition of the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission is long overdue and is a common-sense change that will improve the operation of the commission. The measure, Senate Bill 403, passed the Senate […]

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Harrisburg – July 7, 2017 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that he will again have outreach office hours at various locations throughout the region. “We have had great success with our outreach offices in various parts of the district in the past, and I hope to continue making state services more accessible […]

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