Lawmakers Learn About Housing Needs of Vets at McKeesport Roundtable

McKeesport – September 5, 2014 - Lawmakers who participated in Friday afternoon’s roundtable discussion at the James R. Brewster Community Center in McKeesport learned first-hand about the needs of veterans and the obstacles they face when they try to find adequate…   Continue reading →

Brewster: Consider Opening PA529 College Savings Plan to Aid Students

Harrisburg, August 29, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today said that opening a PA529 College Savings Plan can help students offset the rising cost of college debt. The program is offered through the state Treasury. “It is important that…   Continue reading →

Brewster: McKeesport Symphony to Receive Arts Grant

McKeesport – August 21, 2015 – The McKeesport Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a ,103 grant by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, state Sen. Jim Brewster said today. “The McKeesport Symphony Orchestra has been a key part of the…   Continue reading →

Hunting Heritage License Plate Legislation Approved

Harrisburg – July 1, 2014 – A proposal authored by state Sen. Jim Brewster that calls for the development of a Pennsylvania Hunting Heritage license plate has been unanimously adopted by the Senate, Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland)…   Continue reading →

Brewster Announces that Independence Day is a “Fish-for-Free Day”

Harrisburg, June 30, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today announced that people can fish for free in Pennsylvania this Friday, July 4. “This fish-for-free program is a great opportunity to try the sport while visiting the beautiful lakes and…   Continue reading →

Brewster: Budget Tricks Not Sustainable

Harrisburg – June 30, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) issued the following statement following the Senate’s passage of House Bill 2328, the state General Fund budget. Sen. Brewster’s comments are as follows: “For yet another year, Governor Tom…   Continue reading →

Brewster’s Redevelopment Legislation Approved by Senate Committee

Harrisburg – June 27, 2014 – Legislation that allows counties to establish a fund to clear dilapidated buildings and prepare sites for redevelopment was approved by the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee today, according to the bill’s sponsor state…   Continue reading →

Brewster: Officer Frank Miller Jr. Legislation Signed into Law

Harrisburg – June 20, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster’s proposal (Senate Bill 1225) to name the exit from the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge to State Route 148 as the “Officer Frank Miller Jr. Memorial Ramp” is now Act 68, following its…   Continue reading →

Brewster Details Redistricting Reform Plan

Harrisburg – June 19, 2014 – Pledging to squeeze politics out of the reapportionment process, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny and Westmoreland counties) unveiled legislation that would reform how state legislative districts are drawn. “Given my recent experience with the…   Continue reading →

Brewster Praises Veterans Housing Preference Legislation: Plan Unanimously Approved by Senate Committee

Harrisburg – June 18, 2014 – Legislation designed to bolster the ability of veterans to access public housing has cleared the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-McKeesport) said today. “Giving veterans preference during the housing…   Continue reading →


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