Harrisburg – January 24, 2020 – One of the General Assembly’s leading advocates for expanding mental health programs, services and funding said today that this year’s state budget must make mental health a priority. State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) called for more funding and focus on mental health issues during this year’s state budget deliberations.    […]

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Harrisburg – January 22, 2020 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D – Allegheny/Westmoreland) said that $280,000 in PAsmart science and technology grants have been awarded to school districts in the area. “Our students are growing up in a technological world that is advancing at an incredibly fast pace,” Brewster said. “We must make sure that when […]

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Harrisburg – January 21, 2020 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D – Allegheny/ Westmoreland) said today that local fire and EMS organizations in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties will receive nearly $1 million in Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program (FCEMSGP) funds. “It is imperative that our fire and EMS services have the resources they […]

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  HARRISBURG, January 21, 2020 – The McKeesport Housing Authority will be led for the 30th straight year by state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). “It has been my privilege to lead the housing authority over the last 30 years,” Brewster said.  “We have achieved a great many things during my tenure as chair, but we […]

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Harrisburg – January 6, 2020 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D- Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced that he will host two free Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Financial Aid Seminars for high school students and their families. “Financing education after high school can be very expensive, but there are financial aid resources to help students who want to […]

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Harrisburg – December 20. 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that the state Department of Education has awarded Northern Westmoreland CTC $16,930 and A.W. Beattie Career Center $49,650 for new equipment to better align job training programs with high demand jobs. “There is a real need to ensure that individuals in job […]

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Harrisburg – Dec. 18, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D – Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that $1,146,950 has been awarded for various railway track upgrades and expansion projects in the region. “The railways that serve the industrial facilities of our region remain as critical components of highly integrated rail network,” Brewster said. “I am pleased that […]

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Harrisburg – Dec. 13, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D- Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that he was honored to recognize more than 60 local veterans for their service to our country at a Thursday, Dec. 12 breakfast at VFW Post 92 in Lower Burrell. “The veterans who were recognized at the breakfast — and all veterans […]

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Harrisburg – December 12, 2019 – The state Department of Education (PDE) has approved a $29,935 grant for Allegheny Intermediate Unit to purchase equipment to aid instruction for homebound students, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today.  “The funding from PDE will help provide instruction to students suffering from chronic illnesses or medical issues who […]

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