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Harrisburg, July 5, 2016 − The state Senate adopted a resolution sponsored by state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) that urges the President and other federal officials to strongly enforce trade laws to protect the domestic steel industry from unfair foreign competition. “The domestic steel industry is in dire need of help from Washington,” Brewster said. “We […]

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  Harrisburg, July 1, 2016 − The state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today approved more than $400,000 in grant funding to help complete a key bridge reconstruction project at Keystone Commons, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. “The grant funds approved today will be used to reconstruct the AWR Bridge at Keystone Commons,” Brewster said. […]

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Harrisburg, June 30, 2016 − David L. Spurgeon, a McKeesport lawyer who currently serves as Deputy District Attorney in Allegheny County, has been confirmed by the state Senate as the newest member of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today.   Brewster released the following statement concerning Spurgeon’s confirmation: “David […]

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Harrisburg, June 24, 2016  − The inaugural “Going for the Goal Sprint Triathlon” will get underway on Sunday, June 26 at 8:15 a.m. at McKeesport High School in McKeesport, honorary chairman Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. “The triathlon will bring exceptional athletes to McKeesport to compete in the first of its kind event for […]

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Harrisburg – June 6, 2016 – The application deadline for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program has been extended from June 30, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016 according to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). “Opening the application window wider will help attract more applications and result in greater relief for qualifying seniors, widow, widowers and people […]

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Erie – May 5, 2016 – At the request of state Sen. Sean Wiley, the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing today on problems related to gas drilling in the Lake Erie watershed. “We need to make responsible and measured decisions about where we can expand – as well as where we should […]

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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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