McKEESPORT, Sept. 2, 2011 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today announced a $36,710 state recycling grant for Allegheny County. The grant will be used to reimburse half of the county recycling coordinator’s salary and expenses. “I am encouraged by the success of the county’s recycling program,” Brewster said. “It’s a plus for our environment […]

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McKeesport, Aug. 16, 2011— Families saving for college have a unique opportunity to start paying for college credits at the current credit rates through a state-run college savings plan, state Sen. Jim Brewster said today.

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McKeesport, August 5, 2011 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today detailed a new state law that protects PACE/PACENET recipients from losing their eligibility due to small Social Security cost of living increases.

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MCKEESPORT, August 2, 2011 – State Sen. Jim Brewster is opposing the Pennsylvania American Water Company (PAWC) request to raise local water rates by 13 percent. He is urging local citizens to speak out on the issue at a local hearing in Dravosburg next week.

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Harrisburg, June 29, 2011 – While disappointed that more state dollars were not restored to local school districts, Sen. Jim Brewster today said the additional state dollars earmarked in the final state spending plan should help local schools make ends meet this year.

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Harrisburg, June 29, 2011 – Calling it a “significant, yet inadequate” budget restoration, Sen. Jim Brewster today said he and state Rep. Marc Gergely were able to obtain an additional $2.825 million in state funding restorations for the Duquesne School District.

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HARRISBURG, June 29, 2011 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today said the new state budget and a state takeover bill aimed at struggling cities will hurt working families, spur drastic local tax increases and could force school districts and municipalities to mergers.

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McKeesport, June 24, 2011 – Sen. Jim Brewster today announced a total of $100,000 in state business development grant funds for local Enterprise Zone projects in Braddock, Clairton, Duquesne, McKeesport, North Braddock, Rankin and Swissvale.

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HARRISBURG – June 20 – As Republican lawmakers and Gov. Tom Corbett continue to adjust the state’s final spending plan behind closed doors, state Sen. Jim Brewster and state Rep. Marc Gergely are pressing that funding for the Duquesne City School District be included in the budget.

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