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McKeesport – Sept. 27, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that PennDOT’s District Executive Cheryl Moon-Sirianni acted quickly, decisively and in the interest of public safety when she ordered the temporary closure of the Route 51 Bridge between Elizabeth and West Elizabeth following a cable support failure. “The temporary closure of the […]

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McKeesport – September 25, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D- Allegheny/Westmoreland) will host a free shredding event at the Allegheny Township Municipal Building Parking Lot, 136 Community Road in Leechburg. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. “Securely disposing of personal documents and records is incredibly important,” Brewster […]

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McKeesport – Sept. 24, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D- Allegheny/Westmoreland) will host a Senior Wellness and Safety Expo in McKeesport this Thursday, Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McKeesport Palisades, 100 Fifth Avenue. “Hosting this event is an excellent opportunity to provide valuable information to our seniors,” Brewster said. “It is […]

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Harrisburg – Sept. 17, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today said he is pleased that more than $500,000 in state grant funding was approved for an array of recreation projects in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. “Our ability to help local communities improve their recreation and public spaces is significantly bolstered by funding that […]

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McKeesport, September 13, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today announced a total of $811,844 in state funds for four local crime reduction and victim services programs. “I am committed to using state resources to strengthen local efforts to curb gun violence and help those who are victimized by crime,” Brewster said. Brewster said the […]

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Harrisburg, September 13, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today announced a total of $26.5 million in state funds for construction work at the community colleges in Allegheny and Westmoreland County. “As our community colleges become a more viable and important educational opportunities for area students, I am pleased that state funds are being used […]

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McKeesport – Sept. 4, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) welcomed Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to Twin Rivers Elementary School today to discuss the governor’s comprehensive plan to reform charter schools.

“Our laws governing the operations of charter and cyber-charter schools need to be reformed.  We need to bring greater accountability and transparency so that our children are well educated, and our taxpayers protected,” Brewster said.

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Harrisburg – Aug. 29, 2019 – The statewide School Safety and Security Committee has endorsed state Sen. Jim Brewster’s (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) plan to create a subcommittee to explore the development of baseline safety and security standards applicable to all schools. “To ensure the safety and security of our students and all who go into public schools, […]

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Harrisburg – August 28, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D- Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that Allegheny County Airport has been awarded a state grant for $900,000 to upgrade airport buildings. “Allegheny County Airport is a regional resource that enhances development potential throughout the Mon Valley,” Brewster said.  “An improved airport, in addition to the new […]

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Join Forces on Collaborate-Educate-Enroll events Harrisburg – August 22, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced today a new outreach partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank on Collaborate-Educate-Enroll events. “My office has worked with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank over the past year to successfully share state services with those who attend […]

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