Posts by: Christin Brown

Pennsylvania − May 20, 2019 − Advocates, lawmakers and state officials will participate in tours and a statewide day of action on Thursday, May 23rd with businesses that choose to pay their employees a living wage. Pennsylvania’s minimum wage remains at a regional low of $7.25 per hour, the minimum still set by the federal […]

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Harrisburg – April 25, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) – a strong advocate for additional mental health funding — applauded state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s recent call for more mental health resources to prevent gun deaths. “A key to reducing reduce gun deaths is properly funding mental health services,” Brewster said.  At a […]

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Harrisburg – March 13, 2019 – A new plan to use revenue generated from an energy extraction tax to provide school funding, safety investments and environmental protection initiatives will soon be introduced by state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). “The ability to use a responsible energy extraction tax to fund worthwhile initiatives in education and environmental […]

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McKeesport, February 25, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today said he is pleased that the Cresco Yeltrah’s CY+ medical marijuana dispensary is opening shop today in New Kensington. “The state’s medical marijuana law has helped patients who suffer from numerous painful and debilitating medical conditions,” Brewster said. “It has also provided economic opportunity […]

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Harrisburg – February 21, 2019 – To provide lawmakers with more information about how Pennsylvanians view the legalization of marijuana, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) is calling for a statewide non-binding referendum. “Citizens should have an avenue to express their opinion on whether marijuana should be legalized,” Brewster said.  “Putting marijuana on the ballot will […]

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Op-ed by Sen. Jim Brewster

Let all citizens have their say on legalizing marijuana.  

At our fingertips is a potential $581 million generated annually from legalized marijuana that could be used to establish substance abuse treatment facilities to help stem the deadly tide of drug overdoses and deaths across our state.

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McKeesport – February 11, 2019 – At a ceremony at the former Daily News building in downtown McKeesport today, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) celebrated the grand opening of the new Tube City Center for Business and Innovation and detailed how a new elevated trail and multi-modal transportation center will bolster the fortunes of the Mon Valley.

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Clairton, February 7, 2019 – With an overflow crowd of steel workers and concerned citizens in attendance at Clairton City Hall, a joint state Senate-House Democratic Policy Committee hearing was held today on ways to improve air quality, community notification procedures and emergency response. The hearing was held in Clairton at the request of state […]

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