McKeesport, January 25, 2012 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today announced that he will host three student aid seminars for local students and their parents. “In these tough economic times, paying for a college education is a steep challenge,” Brewster said. “It is imperative that college students explore eligibility for every college grant or loan […]

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McKeesport – January 21, 2012 – State Sen. Jim Brewster, who serves as the Democratic chair of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, has been reappointed as Chairman of the Board of the McKeesport Housing Authority. “I am pleased and honored to continue my service as chair of the housing authority board,” Brewster said.  […]

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HARRISBURG, November 2, 2011 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today announced that Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP) is now open for the 2011-12 heating season. LIHEAP provides cash grants to help low-income households to help pay for home heating fuel; and crisis grants for heating emergencies. “As Pennsylvania families continue to struggle due […]

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Harrisburg, Oct. 26 2011 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today said he was disappointed in the state Senate’s approval of voucher legislation “Ninety-five percent of the students in schools across Pennsylvania will receive no benefit from the school voucher program,” Brewster said.  “Yet the families of these students will bear the burden of paying for […]

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Harrisburg, Oct. 19 2011 – The state Senate has unanimously approved Sen. Jim Brewster’s (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) resolution paying tribute to fallen Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki. Kotecki, 40, was gunned down last week while pursuing a dangerous fugitive. He had served with the Lower Burrell Police Department for 18 years. “Anyone who knew Derek Kotecki […]

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McKEESPORT, Sept. 19, 2011 – Sen. Jim Brewster today announced that Pennsylvanians can now apply online to become a notary public. The online system is expected to save time and money. “The new system will enable one to fill out their application, submit it, and obtain the necessary senatorial endorsement while sitting at their computer,” […]

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