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Allegheny and Westmoreland County Grant Projects Approved, Brewster says

Harrisburg – Jan. 29, 2016 – Four grants for projects designed to improve recreational opportunities in the Allegheny and Westmoreland County portions of state Sen. Jim Brewster’s (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) district were awarded by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources…   Continue reading →

Allegheny and Westmoreland County Grant Projects Approved, Brewster Says

Harrisburg – Jan. 29, 2016 – Four grants for projects designed to improve recreational opportunities in the Allegheny and Westmoreland County portions of state Sen. Jim Brewster’s (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) district were awarded by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources…   Continue reading →

McKeesport Alum, Brewster Staffer Appointed Cal Trustee

Harrisburg – Dec. 15, 2015 – Sarah Cassin, a McKeesport and California University of Pennsylvania alum, who serves as legislative director to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) has been approved as the newest member of the Council of Trustees of…   Continue reading →

Brewster: Court Ruling Validates Charter Funding Concerns Raised by Democrats

Harrisburg – Dec. 11, 2015 – Commonwealth Court’s ruling that the Department of Education cannot shift tax relief money to pay charter schools validates objections raised by Mon Valley lawmakers that were reinforced by Senate Democrats’ efforts to stop payments,…   Continue reading →

Brewster: Budget Makes Key Investments in Education, Human Services, Jobs

Harrisburg – Dec. 7, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) released the following statement after a $ 30.5 billion bipartisan state budget proposal cleared the Senate on a 43-7 vote today. The spending plan includes a $ 460 million…   Continue reading →

Brewster’s Plan to Speed Demolition or Rehabilitation of Blighted Property Clears Senate

Harrisburg – Dec. 1, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said that he is pleased that his bill allowing counties the option of establishing a new demolition and rehabilitation fund was unanimously approved by the Senate last week. “Creating…   Continue reading →

Brewster, HSCC and YWCA to Spur Sign Ups for Heating Assistance

Harrisburg – Nov. 6, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) is teaming up with the Human Services Center Corporation (HSCC) and the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh to spur participation in a valuable program that helps individuals and families lower…   Continue reading →

Brewster: Fire Chief Roundtable Discussion Slated for Nov. 5 at McKeesport High School

Harrisburg, Nov. 5, 2015 – A roundtable discussion with local fire chiefs and state officials will be held this evening, Thursday, Nov. 5 at McKeesport High School cafeteria beginning at 7 p.m. “State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay will help lead…   Continue reading →

Senate Hearing Focuses on Budget Impasse’s Impact on Schools

Harrisburg – October 28, 2015 – At the request of state Sen. Vince Hughes (D-Phila.), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on the devastating impact that the state’s 120-day budget impasse is having on schools across the…   Continue reading →

Brewster: College Financial Aid Seminar at Penn State New Kensington on Nov. 2

Harrisburg – Oct. 27, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), in concert with representatives of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will host a financial aid seminar for prospective college students, parents and others who want to learn…   Continue reading →

 

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