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Harrisburg – June 26, 2017 – The effort to build the final 14-mile phase of the Mon-Fayette Expressway received a significant boost today when the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) voted to move the project forward, an action that helps pave the way for the construction of the $2.2 billion roadway, Sen Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today.

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Harrisburg – June 21, 2017 – The 2nd Annual “Going for the Goal Sprint Triathlon” will get underway on Sunday, June 25 at 8:00 a.m. at McKeesport High School in McKeesport, Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today.   “This event attracts exceptional athletes from all over the country to compete and experience the beauty of the […]

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Harrisburg – June 20, 2017 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) issued the following statement after the Pennsylvania Department of Health today awarded a medical marijuana grower and processor permit in the City of McKeesport to PurePenn LLC.  The site is located on five-acres of property on Industry Road in the city.   Brewster’s comments […]

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Harrisburg – June 19, 2017 – The “Pennsylvania Report” featuring state Sen. Jim Brewster is focused on the state’s opioid and heroin crisis and Brewster’s legislation to effectively deal with the epidemic. “We need to find new ways to address the opioid crisis” Brewster said.  “My approach is comprehensive in scope and depth and will […]

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Harrisburg – May 24, 2017 – State Sens. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) and Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) reacted to today’s release of the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee report, which examined the financial impact of charter schools in Pennsylvania. Brewster and Hughes have been long-time advocates of changing the state’s charter school law.  Both senators have […]

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Harrisburg – May 5, 2017 – State Sen. Jim Brewster’s seventh annual Student Government Day Seminar, held yesterday at Penn State Greater Allegheny in McKeesport, included 11 local schools, 180 students, political leaders from Allegheny and Westmoreland counties and an array of officials from Harrisburg, Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. “This was an incredible event for […]

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