Harrisburg – May 6, 2014 – Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jim Brewster (D-McKeesport) that honors fallen McKeesport police officer Frank Miller passed the Senate unanimously and is headed for the state House of Representatives for consideration.

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Harrisburg – May 6, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-McKeesport) said today that he was pleased that Plum, White Oak and Twin Rivers Council of Governments (COG) were set to receive performance grants for recycling since the funding will help the communities continue cleaning the environment and promoting economic development. Plum Borough will receive […]

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Harrisburg – April 30, 2014 – School Districts, local governments, state agencies, corporations or businesses that operate diesel fleets have until June 10 to apply for 2014 Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grants, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-McKeesport) said today. “The grants will help local government, nonprofits and businesses who have diesel fleets run those vehicles […]

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Harrisburg – April 23, 2014 – The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) 2014-15 State Grant application deadline is May 1, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-McKeesport) reminded constituents today. “The application deadline applies to all first-time and renewal applicants so it is important that all students act now to ensure they are considered for grant […]

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HARRISBURG, April 1, 2014 – Sen. Jim Brewster’s (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) legislation that would honor the memory of McKeesport Police Officer Frank Miller, Jr. was reported from the Senate Transportation Committee today with a unanimous vote. Miller, 25, was killed in a gun battle while on duty in McKeesport on November 10, 1993. Brewster’s bill would designate […]

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McKeesport – April 1, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster said today that he was “honored” to be recognized by Auberle for his work benefitting children and families in the Mon Valley. Officials at Auberle recognized Brewster as a Community Partner at their March 31 banquet. “I am honored to be recognized as a Community […]

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McKeesport – March 25, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today reminded area residents that he is holding a senior expo in New Kensington this Thursday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sons of Italy club. The Sons of Italy club is located at 1010 Fifth Avenue. The services and screenings […]

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Harrisburg – March 19, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster’s proposal that would create a hunting heritage license plate was amended into legislation that cleared the Senate unanimously and is now under consideration in the House of Representatives. “I am pleased that provisions of my legislation were included in this bill,” Brewster (D-Allegheny) said. “This […]

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McKeesport – March 13, 2014 – Three separate grants to bolster recycling and pollution control have been awarded to Alcoa Technical Center, Westmoreland County and Allegheny County, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today. “Allegheny and Westmoreland counties have been awarded grant funding under the Recycling Performance Grant Program that will help support their recycling […]

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McKeesport – March 6, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny) said today that new revenue generated by the recently adopted transportation funding law has resulted in Port Authority (PAT) service changes, and additional improvements will be phased-in later this year. “I fought for passage of the transportation funding plan because it will result in […]

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