Brewster Bill Honoring Fallen McKeesport Police Officer Approved by Committee

HARRISBURG, April 1, 2014 – Sen. Jim Brewster’s (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) legislation that would honor the memory of McKeesport Police Officer Frank Miller, Jr. was reported from the Senate Transportation Committee today with a unanimous vote. Miller, 25, was killed in a…   Continue reading →

Brewster’s Work on Behalf of Children and Families Recognized by Auberle

McKeesport – April 1, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster said today that he was “honored” to be recognized by Auberle for his work benefitting children and families in the Mon Valley. Officials at Auberle recognized Brewster as a Community…   Continue reading →

Brewster: Senior Expo to be Held Thursday in New Kensington

McKeesport – March 25, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today reminded area residents that he is holding a senior expo in New Kensington this Thursday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sons of Italy club….   Continue reading →

Brewster’s Proposed Hunting Heritage License Plate Clears Senate

Harrisburg – March 19, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster’s proposal that would create a hunting heritage license plate was amended into legislation that cleared the Senate unanimously and is now under consideration in the House of Representatives. “I am…   Continue reading →

Brewster Applauds Grant Funding for Recycling and Pollution Control Programs

McKeesport – March 13, 2014 – Three separate grants to bolster recycling and pollution control have been awarded to Alcoa Technical Center, Westmoreland County and Allegheny County, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. “Allegheny and Westmoreland counties have been…   Continue reading →

Brewster: New Transportation Funding Leads to PAT Service Improvements

McKeesport – March 6, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny) said today that new revenue generated by the recently adopted transportation funding law has resulted in Port Authority (PAT) service changes, and additional improvements will be phased-in later this…   Continue reading →

Brewster Says Free Tax Filing Available from IRS Website

McKeesport – March 5, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny) said today that taxpayers may be eligible for help filling out their tax forms through an IRS website and can e-file their taxes for free from the site. “The IRS…   Continue reading →

Brewster: Property Tax/Rent Rebate Application Assistance Available For Free at Local Offices

Harrisburg – Feb. 26, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny) said today that help completing Property Tax and Rent Rebate forms is available in any of his three local district offices. “My staff is trained and prepared to help…   Continue reading →

Brewster: Gov’s Budget Falls Short

Harrisburg – February 4, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster said today that Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed .4 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 falls short of the mark on education, jobs, human services funding and health care. “I am…   Continue reading →

Brewster Re-appointed Secretary of Port Authority Board

Harrisburg – January 31, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster has been re-appointed secretary of the board of the Port Authority of Allegheny County. “As a member of the Senate Transportation Committee and former mayor of an economically struggling city…   Continue reading →


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