From the monthly archives: October 2018

Harrisburg – Oct. 24, 2018 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that legislation to help ambulance services recoup costs of responding to emergencies is set to become law.  “This legislation will financially help ambulance companies who respond to emergencies,” Brewster said.  “Insurance companies will no longer be able to expose emergency responders to […]

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Harrisburg – Oct. 18, 2018 – A $40,000 grant has been approved for the Allegheny County Conservation District to reduce pollution runoff from Round Hill Park in Elizabeth Township, according to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). “Reducing pollution runoff requires focus and resources,” Brewster said.  “The grant to fund work at Round Hill Park will […]

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Harrisburg – October 18, 2018 – The state Senate Republican majority should have approved legislation that would aid victims of sex abuse by priests and dioceses officials, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. Instead, the Senate Republican majority failed to bring to the floor a bill (Senate Bill 261) that included several reforms, including […]

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Harrisburg – October 17, 2018 – Legislation designed to improve police training by altering the composition of the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission has cleared legislative hurdles in both the state House of Representatives and Senate and is headed to the governor for his signature, said the bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland).

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Harrisburg – Oct. 12, 2018 – Baldwin Borough in Allegheny County and New Kensington in Westmoreland County are set to receive grants to support their recycling efforts, according to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). Baldwin will receive $264,681 and New Kensington $98,716. “Recycling grants help municipalities deal effectively with reducing waste and extending the life […]

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Dravosburg, Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Companies Receive Grants  Harrisburg – Oct. 9, 2018 — Two local fire companies In the Mon Valley were awarded grants to help combat wildfires in state forests and undeveloped areas, according to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Department No. 1 is slated to receive $2,775 and Elizabeth Volunteer […]

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McKeesport – October 4, 2018 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today announced a total of $154,000 in state grants to improve safety and security in local schools. “This funding will help establish safety programs, hire additional security personnel and purchase security-related equipment,” Brewster said. “I’m pleased with this round of state support and will […]

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Harrisburg – October 3, 2018 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) issued the following comments related to the Senate’s passage of the domestic abuse violence prevention act.  The bill which would provide additional protections for domestic violence victims who have Protection From Abuse (PFA) orders, passed the Senate today 43-5.  Brewster supported the measure and […]

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