Posts by: Christin Brown

 
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Op-ed by Sen. Jim Brewster  and Rep. Barry Jozwiak

The horrific shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh is the latest high-profile example of police officers and other first responders using their training and professionalism in responding to a crisis.  By all reports, they acted quickly, courageously, contained the situation and limited the tragic loss of life.

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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 – 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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Harrisburg – Sept. 18, 2018 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced today that he was able to acquire nearly $2 million in state grant funding for a wide variety of small water and sewer and recreation projects in communities throughout the Mon Valley, eastern Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties. “The more than $1.7 million in […]

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Harrisburg- July 30, 2018- Nearly a quarter million dollars in total grant funding through U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) has been awarded to Clairton, Duquesne City, East Allegheny, McKeesport, West Mifflin Area, and Kiski Area School Districts, according to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). “Fresh fruits and vegetables greatly benefit […]

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Harrisburg – July 23, 2018 – A longtime advocate of school safety upgrades, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that he was appointed to the new School Safety and Security Committee. The 17-member commission was created in late June with the passage of Act 44.  The goal of the committee is to craft policies […]

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Harrisburg – June 27, 2018 – The reopening of a section of U.S. 30 in East Pittsburgh that was closed due to a devastating landslide last April is excellent news for the region and will be well received by motorists and citizens, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today.  “This is excellent news for area […]

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