Harrisburg – Dec. 6, 2018 – Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin is slated to receive a $223,000 grant to acquire equipment for the airport facility, Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced today. “The Allegheny County Airport is a tremendous asset and an important part of the region’s transportation network,” Brewster said. “The grant funds will […]

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Op-ed by Sen. Jim Brewster  and Rep. Barry Jozwiak

The horrific shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh is the latest high-profile example of police officers and other first responders using their training and professionalism in responding to a crisis.  By all reports, they acted quickly, courageously, contained the situation and limited the tragic loss of life.

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Harrisburg – Nov. 16, 2018 – Several state grants were approved to fund conservation partnership projects in Monroeville, Brentwood and Glassport in addition to the Great Allegheny Passage in Elizabeth Township and Lincoln Borough, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today.  “These grants will not only open up areas for recreation, but they will enhance […]

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Harrisburg – Nov. 5, 2018 –State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) reminds residents that home heating assistance is available through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). “We have started to experience cold weather in the area as the winter months approach,” Brewster said. “LIHEAP is a lifeline for families who are struggling to afford home […]

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McKeesport – Oct. 30, 2018 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D- Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced today that $450,000 in School Safety and Security grants were awarded to various school districts in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.  The grant funding was authorized by the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. “Pushing resources out […]

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Harrisburg – Oct. 24, 2018 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that legislation to help ambulance services recoup costs of responding to emergencies is set to become law.  “This legislation will financially help ambulance companies who respond to emergencies,” Brewster said.  “Insurance companies will no longer be able to expose emergency responders to […]

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Harrisburg – Oct. 18, 2018 – A $40,000 grant has been approved for the Allegheny County Conservation District to reduce pollution runoff from Round Hill Park in Elizabeth Township, according to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). “Reducing pollution runoff requires focus and resources,” Brewster said.  “The grant to fund work at Round Hill Park will […]

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Harrisburg – October 18, 2018 – The state Senate Republican majority should have approved legislation that would aid victims of sex abuse by priests and dioceses officials, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. Instead, the Senate Republican majority failed to bring to the floor a bill (Senate Bill 261) that included several reforms, including […]

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