Posts by: Christin Brown

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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Harrisburg – February 6, 2019 – Legislation to permit the Pennsylvania Game Commission to authorize hunting on a limited number of Sundays throughout the year (Senate Bill 147) was approved yesterday by the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee, said Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), who is one of the prime sponsors of the measure.  “This is […]

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Harrisburg – February 5, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) issued the following statement concerning Gov. Tom Wolf’s $34.1 billion General Fund budget request.  Wolf proposed his budget during an address before a joint session of the General Assembly today in Harrisburg. Brewster said the proposed budget includes $200 million more for basic education, […]

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  In the wake of the Clairton Coke Works fire, the state Senate and House Democratic Policy committees will hold a joint public hearing on ways to improve air quality, community notification procedures and emergency response. The hearing is scheduled for noon on Thursday, February 7 at the Clairton Municipal Building, 551 Ravensburg Blvd, Clairton, […]

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