Harrisburg – April 21, 2016 – Senate Democrats representing large and small cities across Pennsylvania stepped forward today to propose an aggressive crime prevention plan that would provide $3.2 million in grants for local police departments. The Safe Streets Law Enforcement Grant Program would enable local officials from cities of all sizes to apply for […]

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Harrisburg – April 1, 2016 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) is sponsoring a senior wellness and safety expo on April 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post 92 Wildlife Lodge Banquet Hall in Lower Burrell. The V.F.W. Post 92 Wildlife Lodge Banquet Hall is located at 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road […]

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Harrisburg, Mar. 23, 2016 − State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) issued the following statement regarding the announcement today that Gov. Tom Wolf will allow a supplemental appropriations bill (House Bill 1801) that would fund schools, agriculture and other budget lines to become law without his approval. Brewster said that while House Bill 1801 is short-sighted, […]

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Harrisburg – Feb. 11, 2016 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today reminded all area students and parents of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Financial Aid Seminars scheduled at several locations in his district.

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Harrisburg – Feb. 10, 2016 – Gov. Tom Wolf’s $32.7 billion budget proposal, which is focused on investing in education and dealing with an estimated $2 billion structural deficit, includes a proposal to institute a Marcellus Shale extraction tax, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. As part of the revenue package outlined to pay […]

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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 (DCNR), the senator said today. The grants, with a total value in excess of $750,000, […]

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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 California University of Pennsylvania. The Senate unanimously confirmed Cassin’s nomination on Dec. 9. She was […]

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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, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. “The ruling validates concerns Representatives (Bill) Kortz, (Marc) […]

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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 boost for education, an additional $ 300 million for human service programs, restoration of key […]

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