Press Releases

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Brewster: Grants Awarded to Local Elementary Schools to Fund Fresh Food Programs
July, 15, 2019 — Today, Senator Jim Brewster announced the award of federal grants to local elementary schools to fund
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Brewster: School Security Funding Included in Budget Package
Harrisburg – June 27, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today said that the state budget package includes $60
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Hunting
Brewster: Sunday Hunting Bill Clears Senate
Harrisburg – June 26, 2019 – Legislation to permit hunting on three Sunday’s throughout the year passed the Senate today
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Teacher Observation
Brewster Supports New Teacher Evaluation System Legislation
Harrisburg – June 25, 2019 – Legislation designed to improve teacher evaluations through the increased use of observation instead of
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Pittsburgh skyline with UPMC and Highmark buildings
Brewster Applauds the Highmark – UPMC Agreement for Open Access to Health Network
Harrisburg – June 24, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) released the following statement concerning the 10-year agreement between
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Brewster Applauds Approval of Sunday Hunting Bill
Harrisburg – June 20, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) applauded the passage of his Sunday Hunting Bill (Senate Bill
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Blighted Property
Brewster’s Legislation to Support Rehabilitation of Blighted Properties Passed Unanimously by Urban Affairs Committee
Harrisburg – June 19, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced that his legislation to provide counties with an option
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Grants
Brewster: Funding Awarded for Crime Victims, Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Programs
Harrisburg – June 12, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
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Students
Brewster: Grants Awarded to Improve Student Performance, Support Community Learning
McKeesport – June 5, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced that several local schools will receive funding through the
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Automated Red Light Enforcement
Brewster: City of McKeesport to Receive Traffic Safety Improvement Funds
McKeesport – May 29, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced that McKeesport is set to receive funding assistance to
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Real Pay, Real Jobs Tour
State Officials and Advocates Kick Off Real Jobs, Real Pay Tour
Pennsylvania − May 20, 2019 − Advocates, lawmakers and state officials will participate in tours and a statewide day of
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Senator Jim Brewster
Brewster Hails Auditor General’s Call for More Mental Health Funding to Reduce Gun Deaths
Harrisburg – April 25, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) – a strong advocate for additional mental health funding
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Brewster: Pitcairn, White Oak to Receive State Grant Funds
Harrisburg – March 26, 2019 – State grant funding including $525,000 for road slide repairs in Pitcairn and $200,000 for
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Brewster: Funding Approved for Crime Victims Programs in Allegheny, Westmoreland
Harrisburg – March 13, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
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Brewster Ties Extraction Levy to Environmental Protection, Education, Security Initiatives
Harrisburg – March 13, 2019 – A new plan to use revenue generated from an energy extraction tax to provide
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Brewster Reappointed to Port Authority Board
McKeesport − March 7, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) was recently reappointed to serve on the board of
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Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Sen. Brewster Welcomes New Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Region
McKeesport, February 25, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today said he is pleased that the Cresco Yeltrah’s CY+
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Brewster Calls for Statewide Vote on Marijuana Legalization
Harrisburg – February 21, 2019 – To provide lawmakers with more information about how Pennsylvanians view the legalization of marijuana,
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Grand opening of the new Tube City Center for Business and Innovation
Brewster Hails Projects to Bolster Mon Valley Economy
McKeesport – February 11, 2019 – At a ceremony at the former Daily News building in downtown McKeesport today, state
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Joint State Legislative Hearing in Clairton Focuses on Improving Air Quality
Clairton, February 7, 2019 – With an overflow crowd of steel workers and concerned citizens in attendance at Clairton City
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