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Harrisburg – June 25, 2019 – Legislation designed to improve teacher evaluations through the increased use of observation instead of standardized testing is a significant step forward, according to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). Brewster voted in support of Senate Bill 751, which passed 38-11.  The legislation now heads to the state House of Representatives […]

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Harrisburg – June 24, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) released the following statement concerning the 10-year agreement between Highmark and UPMC to permit in-network access to UPMC doctors and hospitals.  The agreement was announced less than a week before those with Highmark insurance would have lost in-network access to UPMC doctors and facilities.  […]

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State Sen. Jim Brewster is warning residents of a scam targeting Property Tax or Rent Rebate recipients. Brewster’s office was notified of a scam that consists of unsolicited calls from a person claiming to work for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. The caller says an application for Property Tax or Rent Rebate has been approved […]

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Harrisburg – June 20, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) applauded the passage of his Sunday Hunting Bill (Senate Bill 147) out of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The legislation, which would authorize the Game Commission to allow Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania for up to three Sundays, will be brought to the Senate floor for a vote.

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Harrisburg – June 19, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced that his legislation to provide counties with an option to establish a demolition and rehabilitation fund for blighted property has been unanimously approved by the Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee. Senate Bill 438, which would amend the Real Estate Tax Sale Law, will […]

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Harrisburg – June 12, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has awarded funding to various organizations and programs in the region to help victims of crime, domestic violence and substance abuse. “The funding is earmarked for programs to help those struggling in local communities,” […]

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McKeesport – June 5, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced that several local schools will receive funding through the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program. “Enriching and enhancing the education of our students is a priority for both our schools and the community,” said Brewster. “These grants will assist local schools in finding […]

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