Harrisburg – February 27, 2017 – The relationship between school districts, charter schools, students and taxpayers would be fundamentally realigned and restructured if comprehensive charter school reform legislation soon to be introduced by state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) was enacted, the lawmaker said today. “The goal of my legislation is to realign and redefine how […]

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Harrisburg – February 7, 2017 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) released the following statement concerning Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18:

“The proposed $32.3 billion General Fund budget cuts more than $2 billion in expenses, calls for spending slightly more than 1 percent over last year and deals with a looming $3 billion deficit without a broad-based income tax hike.

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Harrisburg – February 1, 2017 – State Senate Democrats said that Gov. Tom Wolf should call a special session of the General Assembly to ensure that legislation that results in significant property tax relief or total elimination is passed and signed into law this session.

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HARRISBURG, February 1, 2017 – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that the 2017 adult trout stocking schedules are now available online and on the PFBC’s “FishBoatPA” mobile app. Anglers can easily search the trout stocking schedules for locations and dates of interest. To view the list, simply go to www.fishandboat.com, click […]

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Harrisburg – January 27, 2017 – Help in accessing the state’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate program for eligible seniors, widows and widowers aged 50 plus and people with disabilities 18 years of age or older is available in each of state Sen. Jim Brewster’s (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) district offices, the lawmaker said. “I would encourage constituents […]

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Harrisburg – January 23, 2017 – State Sen. James Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today his Democratic committee chairmanships and his membership on key committees will help push key issues that are important to the citizens of Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. “I am very pleased to be appointed Democratic chair of the Law and Justice and Game […]

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Harrisburg – January 3, 2017 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) was sworn in today for another term in the state Senate serving citizens in portions of Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.

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Harrisburg – December 6, 2016 – A state grant of $316,100 has been approved to improve the Long Run Road – Walnut Street intersection in the City of McKeesport, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/ Westmoreland) said today.  “In order to continue the redevelopment of the region, it is critical that our road network is improved,” […]

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Harrisburg – October 24, 2016 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said that he welcomes new state investment in communities throughout his district after today’s announcement that the state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved grants for key recreation projects in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties. At a morning meeting in Harrisburg, the CFA approved four projects […]

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