Harrisburg – June 30, 2015 – Following the passage of the $30.2 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 unbalanced and does not include real dollars for schools, property tax relief for homeowners or […]

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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 this crucial time,” Brewster said. Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) explained his reasons for […]

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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 into this opportunity,” Brewster said. “The State Police is one of the nation’s oldest and […]

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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 for all other homeowners, and provide a $ 500 rebate for most renters. [hdvideo id=58] […]

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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 those with disabilities manage their property tax bills,” Brewster said.  “While we continue to work […]

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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 $1 billion natural gas extraction tax for education. [hdvideo id=55] Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Democratic Appropriations […]

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