Brewster: Right-to-Know to Seek Information on New Charter School

Harrisburg – Sept. 28, 2015 – Believing that taxpayers should know how their tax dollars support the operations of the Young Scholars of McKeesport Charter School, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said he will soon file a formal request seeking…   Continue reading →

Republican Stopgap Budget a Non-Starter, Brewster says

Harrisburg – Sept. 18, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that the Senate Republican stopgap budget plan is a non-starter because it represents one-third of an already-vetoed budget and it does not include property tax relief or…   Continue reading →

Brewster to Budget Negotiators: Make Education Funding via Shale Tax a Budget Priority

Harrisburg – Sept. 2, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), who has authored a plan to tie a shale extraction tax to education, said today that budget negotiators must focus their efforts on a responsible shale tax to restore…   Continue reading →

Sen. Brewster to Help Seniors Get Bus Passes in Baldwin

McKeesport – July 29, 2015 – On the heels of the announcement that Port Authority Transit bus routes are being added for Baldwin Borough, state Sen. Jim Brewster today announced that he will hold special satellite office hours at the…   Continue reading →

Brewster: ‘Extraction for Education’ Plan Would Help Move Budget Talks

Shale tax devoted to education; retains local government share Harrisburg – July 21, 2015 – As Pennsylvania continues operating without a General Fund spending plan, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that his “Extraction for Education” proposal could help…   Continue reading →

Brewster Announces Satellite District Office Locations, Dates and Times

Harrisburg,  July 2, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that he will again have satellite office hours at various locations throughout the region. “We have had great success with our satellite offices in various part of the district…   Continue reading →

Brewster: Better Alternatives to Republican Budget, Votes “No”

Harrisburg – June 30, 2015 – Following the passage of the .2 billion Republican budget bill (House Bill 1192) today, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) issued the following reaction: “The Republican budget bill that passed the Senate today is fiscally…   Continue reading →

Brewster Appointed to Seat on Senate Appropriations Committee

Harrisburg – June 29, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) has been appointed to serve on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. “I am very pleased that the Senate Democratic leader recommended me for appointment to this important committee at…   Continue reading →

State Police Job Application Deadline is Tuesday

Harrisburg, June 26, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today said people have until June 30 (Tuesday) to apply for a job with the Pennsylvania State Police. “I urge men and women interested in a law enforcement career to look…   Continue reading →

Brewster Supports Senate Democratic Property Tax Relief Plan

Harrisburg, June 24, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/ Westmoreland) today threw his support behind a new Senate Democratic property tax relief plan that would eliminate school property taxes for 2 million homeowners, reduce property taxes by $ 1,990…   Continue reading →


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