Brewster, HSCC and YWCA to Spur Sign Ups for Heating Assistance

Harrisburg – Nov. 6, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) is teaming up with the Human Services Center Corporation (HSCC) and the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh to spur participation in a valuable program that helps individuals and families lower…   Continue reading →

Brewster: Fire Chief Roundtable Discussion Slated for Nov. 5 at McKeesport High School

Harrisburg, Nov. 5, 2015 – A roundtable discussion with local fire chiefs and state officials will be held this evening, Thursday, Nov. 5 at McKeesport High School cafeteria beginning at 7 p.m. “State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay will help lead…   Continue reading →

Senate Hearing Focuses on Budget Impasse’s Impact on Schools

Harrisburg – October 28, 2015 – At the request of state Sen. Vince Hughes (D-Phila.), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on the devastating impact that the state’s 120-day budget impasse is having on schools across the…   Continue reading →

Brewster: College Financial Aid Seminar at Penn State New Kensington on Nov. 2

Harrisburg – Oct. 27, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), in concert with representatives of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will host a financial aid seminar for prospective college students, parents and others who want to learn…   Continue reading →

Senate Democrats Ask Treasurer to Withhold Payment to Charters

Harrisburg – Oct, 20, 2015 – State Senate Democrats today called on the Pennsylvania state treasurer to “stop payment” on a scheduled disbursement of property tax revenue headed to charter schools. They have sent a letter to state Treasurer Tim…   Continue reading →

Mon Valley Lawmakers Seek Suspension of Payments to Charters

Harrisburg – Oct. 16, 2015 – Mon Valley lawmakers are demanding that the PA Department of Education halt the scheduled payment of state funds to charter schools and cyber-charters until state funds are first paid to public schools or a…   Continue reading →

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 →


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