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2018

November 16, 2018: Conservation Partnership Grants Approved for Area Projects

October 25, 2018: Legislation to Help Ambulance Services Awaits Govs Signature

October 19, 2018: Grant Targets Runoff Pollution from Round Hill Park in Elizabeth Township 

October 18, 2018: Brewster’s Police Training Legislation Approved in House, Senate; Awaits Gov. Signature

October 12, 2018: Recycling Grants Headed for Baldwin and New Kensington

October 10, 2018: Local Fire Companies Awarded Grants to Guard Against Wildfires, Brewster Says

October 5, 2018: Sen. Brewster Announces Area School Safety Grants

October 4, 2018: Brewster Comments on Domestic Abuse Violence Prevention Legislation

October 2, 2018: Brewster Hails $3 million for Steel Valley Trail, McKeesport Multimedia Center, City Parking Garage

September 6, 2018: Brewster Secures $500,000 in Funding for Marine and Rail Terminals in Glassport

September 5, 2018: Brewster: Grant Funds to Aid Renovation at Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics in West Mifflin

August 1, 2018: “The Wall That Heals” is Coming to Renziehausen Park in McKeesport

July 30, 2018: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Funding Awarded to Local School Districts

July 23, 2018: Brewster Appointed to New School Safety and Security Committee

July 12, 2018: “Green Light-Go” Grants Awarded to Monroeville, Versailles and White Oak

June 27, 2018: Re-opening of Route 30 After Landslide Welcomed by Brewster

June 22, 2018: Budget Includes Education, School Safety Dollars, Zero Taxes Hikes

June 13, 2018: Republican Court Gerrymander Soils Bipartisan Redistricting Reform Effort

June 11, 2018: Property Tax, Rent Rebate Deadline Extended for Senior and Disabled Residents

April 12, 2018: Housing Project Funding and Credits Approved for New Kensington

March 28, 2018: School Building Security Features Must be Installed or No State Reimbursement

March 16, 2018: Grant Approved for Solar Energy Program in West Mifflin

March 9, 2018: Sen. Brewster Calls for Armed Security in School Buildings

February 28, 2018: $75,000 Approved for Local Projects to Promote PA Breweries

February 28, 2018: Sen. Brewster Calls for Statewide School Safety Panel

February 26, 2018: State Funds Approved for Traffic Light Enforcement in Allegheny Township

February 9, 2018: Education, Jobs Focus of Budget Proposal, but Local Communities Still Need Help

February 8, 2018: Transportation Grant Approved for Brentwood

January 23, 2018: Brewster Elected Chairman of McKeesport Housing Authority for 28th Year

2017

December 28, 2017: Millions in State Grant Funds Approved for Westinghouse Castle in Wilmerding, Parking Structure in Monroeville, Brewster, Markosek Say

December 13, 2017: Gov. Wolf, Education Sec. Rivera, Sen. Brewster Recognize Kiski Area Achievement

November 28, 2017: Brewster’s Turtle Creek Satellite Office Hours Changed

November 15, 2017: $1 Million Grants to Fund Key Transportation Projects in Allegheny and Westmoreland, Brewster Says

November 14, 2017: Brewster, Markosek: Transportation, Recreation, Public Safety, Flood Mitigation Projects Approved

October 30, 2017: Brewster: Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Coverage Begins Nov. 1

October 25, 2017: Latest News

September 21, 2017: Sen. Brewster’s Senior Wellness and Safety Expo Slated for Sept. 28

July 27, 2017: Brewster Applauds PurePenn at Groundbreaking in McKeesport

July 10, 2017: Brewster’s Police Officers’ Training Commission Legislation Clears Senate

July 7, 2017: Brewster Announces District Outreach Office Locations, Dates and Times

June 27, 2017: Mon-Fayette Expressway Boosted by SPC Vote

June 20, 2017: Brewster Issues Statement on Approval of McKeesport Site for Medical Marijuana Grower Permit

June 19, 2017: Television Program Features Discussion of Opioid Crisis, Brewster’s Legislation

May 5, 2017: Eleven Schools, 180 Students, Leaders Attend Brewster’s Student Government Day Seminar

April 19, 2017: Drug Prevention Recovery Enforcement Act Aimed at Defeating Heroin Epidemic

April 6, 2016: Brewster: Too Much, Too Soon; House Republican Plan to Further Expand Liquor Sales Goes Too Far

March 29, 2017: More than $675,000 in Grant Funding Approved for Seven Local Sewer Projects, Brewster Says

February 27, 2017:  Brewster: Charter School Reform Will Create Partnerships, Reward Students and Protect Taxpayers

February 7, 2017: Brewster: Proposed State Budget is a Blueprint for Change

January 27, 2017: Property Tax and Rent Rebate Help Available at Brewster’s Offices

January 24, 2017: Senate Committee Posts to Help District

January 3, 2017: Brewster Begins Another Term in Senate 

2016

December 6, 2016: Brewster: Long Run Road – Walnut Street Intersection Improvements Funded

October 25, 2016: Brewster Welcomes New State Investments for Recreation Projects in Allegheny, Westmoreland

October 20, 2016: Brewster, Markosek Announce State Funding for Allegheny Petroleum Expansion Project 

October 19, 2016: Brewster: State Funds Approved to Replace West Elizabeth Sewage Treatment Plant

October 17, 2016: Brewster: $4.2 Million for McKeesport Commons, RIDC and New Kensington Development

October 13, 2016: State Senate Hearing in Monroeville Focuses on Charter School Reform

October 6, 2016: Sen. Brewster Proposes Sweeping Charter School Reforms

September 23, 2016: Brewster Senior Wellness and Safety Expo Scheduled for Sept. 29

August 17, 2016: State Troopers Raise Retirement Tsunami Warning Flags

July 5, 2016: Brewster Resolution Calls on Federal Officials to Protect Steel Industry, Jobs

June 30, 2016: Brewster: McKeesport Lawyer, Deputy D.A. Confirmed as Allegheny County Judge

June 24, 2016: Brewster: Inaugural “Going for the Goal Sprint Triathlon” Set for Sunday

June 6, 2016: Brewster: Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Application Deadline Extended

April 1, 2016: Brewster to Host Senior Wellness and Safety Expo in Lower Burrell

March 23, 2016: Brewster: Gov. Announces Budget Decision, Funds to be Released for Schools

February 11, 2016: Brewster Announces PHEAA Financial Aid Seminars

February 10, 2016: Gov. Wolf’s Proposed State Budget for 2016-17 Includes Shale Extraction Tax, Brewster Says

January 29, 2016: Allegheny and Westmoreland County Grant Projects Approved, Brewster Says

2015

December 15, 2015: McKeesport Alum, Brewster Staffer Appointed Cal Trustee

December 7, 2015: Brewster: Budget Makes Key Investments in Education, Human Services, Jobs

December 1, 2015: Brewster’s Plan to Speed Demolition or Rehabilitation of Blighted Property Clears Senate

October 27, 2015: Brewster: College Financial Aid Seminar at Penn State New Kensington on Nov. 2

September 28, 2015: Brewster: Right-to-Know to Seek Information on New Charter School

September 2, 2015: Brewster to Budget Negotiators: Make Education Funding via Shale Tax a Budget Priority

July 2, 2015: Brewster Announces Satellite District Office Locations, Dates and Times

June 30, 2015: Brewster: Better Alternatives to Republican Budget, Votes “No”

June 29, 2015: Brewster Appointed to Seat on Senate Appropriations Committee

June 26, 2015: State Police Job Application Deadline is Tuesday

June 24, 2015: Brewster Supports Senate Democratic Property Tax Relief Plan

May 15, 2015: Multiple Local Bridges Selected for Rapid Replacement, Brewster Says

May 11, 2015: Brewster to Host Senior Wellness and Safety Expo in West Leechburg

May 4, 2015: Brewster Strongly Supports MASD’s Appeal of Charter Ruling

March 23, 2015: Consider Flood Insurance, Prepare for Spring Rains Now, Brewster says

March 3, 2015: Brewster: Tax Relief, Education Funding, Jobs Creation Focus of Budget Plan

February 19, 2015: Help with Property Tax/Rent Rebate Applications Available

February 12, 2015: Brewster Applauds Gov. Wolf’s Plan to Tie Severance Tax to Education Investments

February 2, 2015: Brewster Re-appointed Port Authority Board Secretary

2014

December 17, 2014: Brewster Details “Extraction for Education” Plan

December 9, 2014: Sen. Brewster: “Catch the Value” with Holiday Savings on 2015 Fishing Licenses

November 7, 2014: Brewster: Recycling Grant Awarded to New Kensington

November 6, 2014: Brewster’s District Offices to Serve as “Toys for Tots” Donation Sites

October 29, 2014: Brewster: Affordable Care Act Information Session Scheduled for Nov. 5

October 27, 2014: Brewster Announces PHEAA Financial Aid Seminars in November

October 16, 2014: Brewster Pleased by the Senate’s Passage of Domestic Violence Legislation

September 30, 2014: Brewster Announces Free Senior Expo in McKeesport

August 21, 2014: Brewster: McKeesport Symphony to Receive Arts Grant

July 1, 2014: Hunting Heritage License Plate Legislation Approved

June 30, 2014: Brewster: Budget Tricks Not Sustainable

June 27, 2014: Brewster’s Redevelopment Legislation Approved by Senate Committee

June 20, 2014: Brewster: Officer Frank Miller Jr. Legislation Signed into Law

June 19, 2014: ‘Brewster Details Redistricting Reform Plan

June 12, 2014: ‘Officer Miller’ Ramp Designation Legislation Passes House, Goes to Gov

May 23, 2014: Brewster Announces Grant to Fund Flood Repairs for Yough River Tributary

May 21, 2014: Upgrades to McKeesport, Elizabeth Borough Intersections Funded, Brewster Says

May 8, 2014: Arnold to Receive Grant Funds to Support Recycling, Brewster Says

May 8, 2014: Brewster’s Student Government Day Scheduled for Friday at Penn State Greater Allegheny

May 6, 2014: Brewster: Recycling Grants for Plum, White Oak, and Twin Rivers COG

May 6, 2014: Brewster’s Legislation Honoring Slain Police Officer Clears Senate

April 23, 2014: Brewster: PHEAA Grant Application Deadline Looms

April 1, 2014: Brewster’s Work on Behalf of Children and Families Recognized by Auberle

March 25, 2014: Brewster: Senior Expo to be Held Thursday in New Kensington

March 20, 2014: Brewster’s Proposed Hunting Heritage License Plate Clears Senate

March 13, 2014: Brewster Applauds Grant Funding for Recycling and Pollution Control Programs

March 6, 2014: Brewster: New Transportation Funding Leads to PAT Service Improvements

March 5, 2014: Brewster Says Free Tax Filing Available from IRS Website

February 27, 2014: Brewster: Property Tax/Rent Rebate Application Assistance Available For Free at Local Offices

February 4, 2014: Brewster: Gov’s Budget Falls Short

January 31, 2014: Brewster Re-appointed Secretary of Port Authority Board

January 17, 2014: PA Voter ID Law Struck Down in Court

2013

June 11, 2013: Property Tax/Rent Rebate Application Deadline Extended

June 10, 2013: Brewster Recognizes Local Medical Services Providers for Their Flu Prevention Efforts

June 6, 2013: Brewster Releases Statement on Senate Passage of Transportation Funding Legislation

May 13, 2013: $300 Million Education Common Core Mandate Threatens Graduation

May 7, 2013: Brewster Honors Clairton Bears High School Football Team and Coach

May 3, 2013: Brewster Urges Families to try Fishing on “Fish-for-Free” Days this Year

April 29, 2013: Sen. Brewster Applauds Highmark- WPAHS Merger

April 17, 2013: Brewster Named Vice Chairman for Legislative Budget & Finance Committee

March 27, 2013: Brewster: Home Heating Assistance Program Deadline Extended Through April 26

March 21, 2013: Sen. Brewster Comments on House Passage of Liquor Privatization Bill

March 4, 2013: Brewster Reacts to the Administration’s Lack of Focus in Budget Hearing on Education

February 27, 2013: Sen. Brewster Says 2013 Trout Stocking Schedules Now Available

February 22, 2013: Sen. Brewster Urges Use of 2-1-1 Human Service Hotline

February 14, 2013: Sen. Brewster Applauds Attorney General’s Rejection of Lottery Privatization Scheme

February 5, 2013: Brewster on Corbett Budget: “Don’t use Students as Pawns in Liquor Privatization Battle”

January 28, 2013: Sen. Brewster Elected Vice Chair of Budget and Finance Committee

January 17, 2013: Brewster Blasts Corbett for lack of Transparency/Public Input on Prison Closing Decision

2012

December 11, 2012: Brewster Reminds Seniors of Dec. 31 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline

June 7, 2012: Brewster Announces September Office Hours

May 31, 2012: Senator Brewster Offers Free Help with Property Tax/Rent Rebate Applications

May 10, 2012: Sen. Brewster Calls Senate Budget Approval a Step Forward

May 4, 2012: Brewster Announces State Grant for Monroeville Tech Center

February 15, 2012: Sen. Brewster Offers Free Student Aid Seminars