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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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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 is imperative that the money now being generated is used to expedite work on structurally […]

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Harrisburg – May 11, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) is sponsoring a senior wellness and safety expo on May 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the West Leechburg Fire Hall. The West Leechburg Fire Hall is located at 1116 Gosser Street in West Leechburg. “The wellness and safety expos that I […]

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Harrisburg – May 4, 2015 – While Young Scholars of McKeesport won its appeal to establish a new charter school in McKeesport, the fight “isn’t over by a long shot,” state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. “I am pleased that the school board in McKeesport has signaled that it will appeal the recent ruling […]

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Harrisburg – April 8, 2015 – Bringing services that are available in his district offices directly to communities throughout Allegheny and Westmoreland counties, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that he will again have satellite office hours at various locations throughout the region. “It has been my priority to provide citizens with easy access […]

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Harrisburg – April 2, 2015 – The deadline to apply for help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program has been extended to May 1, according to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland.) “The home heating program is valuable and useful and I am pleased that the deadline to apply has been extended,” Brewster said. “The […]

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