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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Harrisburg, June 17, 2011 – Sen. Jim Brewster will attend the sixth annual “Blessing of Our Rivers, Boats, City and People” event at the McKeesport marina beginning at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

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Harrisburg, June 8, 2011 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today provided the following statement on the death of former Sen. Albert V. “Bud” Belan, who represented parts of Allegheny and Westmoreland counties between 1989 and 2000:

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McKeesport, June 2, 2011 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today said the application deadline for the state Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been extended to December 31.

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MONROEVILLE, May 6, 2011 – State Senator Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today announced he will introduce legislation that would place a 7 percent extraction tax on gas drilling to restore education funds, initiate public works projects that benefit local municipalities and protect Pennsylvania’s environment.

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McKeesport, May 5, 2011 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today announced a $1 million state grant for the Municipal Sanitary Authority of New Kensington.

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