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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HARRISBURG, October 20, 2016 – A vital economic development project planned by Wilmerding-based Allegheny Petroleum Products Inc. at its flagship facility will move forward thanks to a million dollars in state funding secured by state Rep. Joe Markosek (D-Allegheny) and Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) and recently released by Gov. Tom Wolf. Markosek said Allegheny Petroleum […]

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Harrisburg – October 19, 2016 – More than $8 million has been approved to build a new sewage treatment plant in West Elizabeth, according to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). “The financing package approved today is good news because a significant portion of the funding is a grant that does not have to be repaid,” […]

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Harrisburg – October 14, 2016 – A total of $4.2 million in state grant funding has been approved for three important economic development projects in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. In Allegheny County, the former EchoStar Call Center at McKeesport Commons will be redeveloped with a $1 million state […]

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Monroeville – October 13, 2016 – At the request of state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on the role of charter schools in public education. “I hope today’s hearing gives us a better sense of how the charter school system works; how it complements — or detracts […]

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Harrisburg – Oct. 6, 2016 – A new, sweeping charter school reform proposal intended to address transparency, fiscal solvency and accountability issues was detailed today by state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). “Charter schools must be accountable to the taxpayer,” Brewster said.  “They must demonstrate that they are fiscally sound and properly supported by the community. […]

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Harrisburg, Sept. 23, 2016 − State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) will host his Senior Wellness and Safety Expo on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Palisades in McKeesport. The program will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The McKeesport Palisades is located at 100 Fifth Avenue in McKeesport. “The expo will provide important information on health […]

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