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 →

Brewster: ‘Extraction for Education’ Plan Would Help Move Budget Talks

Shale tax devoted to education; retains local government share Harrisburg – July 21, 2015 – As Pennsylvania continues operating without a General Fund spending plan, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that his “Extraction for Education” proposal could help…   Continue reading →

Brewster Announces Satellite District Office Locations, Dates and Times

Harrisburg,  July 2, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that he will again have satellite office hours at various locations throughout the region. “We have had great success with our satellite offices in various part of the district…   Continue reading →

Brewster: Better Alternatives to Republican Budget, Votes “No”

Harrisburg – June 30, 2015 – Following the passage of the .2 billion Republican budget bill (House Bill 1192) today, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) issued the following reaction: “The Republican budget bill that passed the Senate today is fiscally…   Continue reading →

Brewster Appointed to Seat on Senate Appropriations Committee

Harrisburg – June 29, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) has been appointed to serve on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. “I am very pleased that the Senate Democratic leader recommended me for appointment to this important committee at…   Continue reading →

State Police Job Application Deadline is Tuesday

Harrisburg, June 26, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today said people have until June 30 (Tuesday) to apply for a job with the Pennsylvania State Police. “I urge men and women interested in a law enforcement career to look…   Continue reading →

Brewster Supports Senate Democratic Property Tax Relief Plan

Harrisburg, June 24, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/ Westmoreland) today threw his support behind a new Senate Democratic property tax relief plan that would eliminate school property taxes for 2 million homeowners, reduce property taxes by $ 1,990…   Continue reading →

Property Tax and Rent Rebate Filing Deadline Extended to Dec. 31, Brewster Says

Harrisburg – June 16, 2015 – The deadline for filing for a property tax or rent rebate has been extended to Dec. 31, 2015, according to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). “This is an important program that helps seniors and…   Continue reading →

Democrats Press for Shale Tax to Fund $ 1 Billion Education Investment

Harrisburg – June 2, 2015 – Legislative Democrats gathered in the state Capitol for a news conference today to highlight the broad and deep support in the General Assembly for legislation that would create a new billion natural gas…   Continue reading →

Multiple Local Bridges Selected for Rapid Replacement, Brewster says

Harrisburg – May 15, 2015 – Seventeen bridges in state Sen. Jim Brewster’s Senate district have been selected for PennDOT’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, the senator said today. “As a strong supporter of the transportation financing plan, I think it…   Continue reading →


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