Harrisburg, Sept. 5, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced three upcoming financial aid seminars available to students seeking post secondary education. “Post secondary education is an important step for students to reach certain career goals, but far too many students find it difficult to pay the steep price tag,” Brewster said. “Thankfully, financial […]

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Harrisburg, August 27, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said he is not surprised by PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch’s decision last week to weight restrict about 1,000 bridges in Pennsylvania. “This is about public safety,” Brewster said.  “The legislature failed to pass a transportation bill that provided enough funds to repair Pennsylvania’s structurally deficient […]

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Harrisburg, Aug. 20, 2013 – The chairmen of the Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee are working to build bipartisan support for a bill that would eliminate school property taxes. Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill) and Senator Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny) chair the committee with oversight of issues impacting housing across the state. “We heard plenty […]

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Harrisburg, Aug. 14, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) was appointed for a four-year term to the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Allegheny County as a representative from the Senate Democratic Caucus. “I’m honored that Sen. Costa (D-Allegheny) appointed me to this position,” Brewster said. “Public transportation has always been a […]

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Harrisburg, August 9, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced the start of a public immunization clinic in Westmoreland County. The program begins on Tuesday, Aug. 13. The Pennsylvania Department of Health will host the monthly clinics to vaccinate adults and children at its Southwest District Office in Greensburg at 233 W. Otterman St. […]

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Harrisburg, August 7, 2013 – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded a Recycling Performance Grant to New Kensington in Westmoreland County, said state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). “This not only promotes better practices for the environment,” Brewster said. “It also encourages economic growth by expanding the city’s recycling industry.” The grant of more […]

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Harrisburg, August 7, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said he is pleased that Allegheny County school districts will receive millions of dollars worth of grants that benefit pre-kindergarten children. “Pre-K Counts helps provide half-day and full day pre-kindergarten services to children across Pennsylvania,” Brewster said. “Thanks to an increase in funding in this […]

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Harrisburg, August 2, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded a Recycling Performance Grant to North Versailles Township. The grant will provide the community with the incentive to recover more waste through recycling. “This not only promotes better practices for the environment,” Brewster said. “It […]

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Harrisburg, August 1, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced McKeesport will receive $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to make safety and security improvements at its public housing properties. “I’m very pleased that McKeesport was selected to receive this competitive grant,” said Brewster, chairman of the McKeesport Housing […]

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Harrisburg, July 31, 2013 – Today state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) and other members of the Senate Transportation Committee criticized the House of Representatives for its failure to pass a comprehensive transportation funding bill. In June, the Senate passed a $2.5 billion transportation bill in hopes of adequately funding Pennsylvania’s failing bridges and roadways as […]

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