Harrisburg – June 22, 2018 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today released a statement following the Senate’s passage of a $32.7 billion General Fund state budget for 2018-19.  The spending plan includes more than $160 million in new investments in education – including $100 million more for basic education in addition to increases for […]

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Any loss of life is tragic, and especially so when the victim is so young – like Antwon Rose was. When our police are involved in an incident like this, it is imperative that there be a detailed, thorough and transparent review. We join others in the community in calling for the District Attorney to […]

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Harrisburg – June 13, 2018 – Senate Republicans, without a public hearing and zero citizen input, added a radical court gerrymandering plan to a bipartisan proposal to reform the way congressional and legislative districts are drawn, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. “A sincere and sustained effort by good government groups to better the […]

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Harrisburg, June 11, 2018 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said the property tax and rent rebate program has extended its application deadline to December 31, 2018. The program assists seniors and individuals with disabilities reduce their property tax and rent bills.  Depending on income, seniors may be eligible for rebates of up to $650. “The […]

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Harrisburg, May 25, 2018 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) says Allegheny County Airport has received grant funding for restoration and improvement projects. “Allegheny County Airport is a crucial transportation hub for the area,” Brewster said. “Investing in transportation infrastructure is essential and this funding will be a great help in improving travel to and from […]

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Monroeville, April 20, 2018 – State Sen. James Brewster today announced that LifeSpan Mon-Valley at Olympia Senior Resource Center is receiving a $54,300 Lottery-funded grant. “I am pleased that this money will be used to help the center provide quality services to our senior citizens,” Brewster said. “I will continue to seek ways to help […]

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