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Harrisburg – Sept. 17, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today said he is pleased that more than $500,000 in state grant funding was approved for an array of recreation projects in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. “Our ability to help local communities improve their recreation and public spaces is significantly bolstered by funding that […]

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McKeesport, September 13, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today announced a total of $811,844 in state funds for four local crime reduction and victim services programs. “I am committed to using state resources to strengthen local efforts to curb gun violence and help those who are victimized by crime,” Brewster said. Brewster said the […]

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Harrisburg, September 13, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today announced a total of $26.5 million in state funds for construction work at the community colleges in Allegheny and Westmoreland County. “As our community colleges become a more viable and important educational opportunities for area students, I am pleased that state funds are being used […]

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McKeesport – Sept. 4, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) welcomed Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to Twin Rivers Elementary School today to discuss the governor’s comprehensive plan to reform charter schools.

“Our laws governing the operations of charter and cyber-charter schools need to be reformed.  We need to bring greater accountability and transparency so that our children are well educated, and our taxpayers protected,” Brewster said.

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Harrisburg – Aug. 29, 2019 – The statewide School Safety and Security Committee has endorsed state Sen. Jim Brewster’s (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) plan to create a subcommittee to explore the development of baseline safety and security standards applicable to all schools. “To ensure the safety and security of our students and all who go into public schools, […]

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Harrisburg – August 28, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D- Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that Allegheny County Airport has been awarded a state grant for $900,000 to upgrade airport buildings. “Allegheny County Airport is a regional resource that enhances development potential throughout the Mon Valley,” Brewster said.  “An improved airport, in addition to the new […]

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Join Forces on Collaborate-Educate-Enroll events Harrisburg – August 22, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced today a new outreach partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank on Collaborate-Educate-Enroll events. “My office has worked with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank over the past year to successfully share state services with those who attend […]

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Harrisburg – Aug. 16, 2019 – Seniors can sign up for Port Authority ConnectCards at Senator Jim Brewster’s offices in Monroeville, McKeesport or New Kensington. “Senior ConnectCards enable those over the age of 65 to use public transportation for free,” Brewster said.  “This is an important cost-saver for seniors.” Brewster, who is a board member […]

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Harrisburg – August 15, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that he welcomed Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to change Pennsylvania’s charter school law and institute reforms through administrative action.   “The governor has proposed a significant effort both through executive action and changes in law to make charter schools more accountable and their […]

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August 8, 2019 – Senator Jim Brewster announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved a request to declare a disaster in Allegheny County for damage from storms and flash flooding on July 21 and 22, 2019. “This news is great for residents and businesses of this region who suffered losses from these […]

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