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Brewster to Serve as Democratic Chair of Two Senate Committees

Harrisburg – Jan. 15, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) has been selected to serve as Democratic chair of two standing committees of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 2015-16 session. “I am honored to be chosen to lead Democrats…   Continue reading →

Brewster: New Hunting Heritage Plate Available in Feb.

Harrisburg – Jan. 13, 2015 – Hunters and outdoor-sports enthusiasts will soon be able to obtain a license plate for their vehicles honoring Pennsylvania’s hunting heritage, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will…   Continue reading →

Tax Advantages, Savings Boost for 529 Contributions, Brewster Says

Harrisburg – Dec. 17, 2014 – To better manage the cost of higher education and cut tax liability this year, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today reminded students and parents that contributions to an approved college savings plan by Dec….   Continue reading →

Brewster Details “Extraction for Education” Plan

Harrisburg – Dec. 16, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) will soon introduce a plan that would earmark revenue from a new shale gas extraction tax for public schools while retaining current well impact fees that support local government…   Continue reading →

Sen. Brewster: “Catch the Value” with Holiday Savings on 2015 Fishing Licenses

McKeesport – Dec. 9, 2014- State Sen. James Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that the holiday season will come early for many anglers this year as a result of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s “Catch the Value” discounted license…   Continue reading →

Brewster Announces $ 95,000 Grant for City of Arnold

McKeesport, December 5, 2014 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today announced a $ 95,000 state grant for the City of Arnold to implement a five year financial management plan and operation strategy. “These funds will help officials from Arnold establish…   Continue reading →

Brewster Outreach in Vandergrift and Allegheny Township

Harrisburg – Dec. 3, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today reminded Allegheny Valley residents that they are welcome to visit the Vandergrift Municipal Building and the Allegheny Township Municipal Building, in addition to his New Kensington office, to…   Continue reading →

Brewster: Recycling Grant Awarded to New Kensington

Harrisburg – Nov. 7, 2014 – A ,944 state recycling performance grant has been awarded to New Kensington, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said. “Recycling performance grants were developed as incentives for communities to increase the amount of material recovered…   Continue reading →

Brewster’s District Offices to Serve as “Toys for Tots” Donation Sites

Harrisburg – Nov. 6, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster’s district offices in Monroeville, McKeesport and New Kensington will serve as donation/drop off sites for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. “Toys for Tots is a wonderful program…   Continue reading →

Home Heating Aid Can Help Families Manage Energy Costs, Brewster Says

Harrisburg – Nov. 3, 2014 – Help with home heating costs is available to eligible families through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) reminded area residents. “Families can use LIHEAP funding to offset heating…   Continue reading →

 

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