Sen. Brewster Calls Senate Budget Approval a Step Forward

HARRISBURG, May 9, 2012 – State Sen. Jim Brewster provided the following comments after the Senate today voted 38 to 9 in favor of a revised version (Senate Bill 1466) of the 2012-13 state budget:

“While I hope we can do more to restore funds in the weeks ahead for important services and programs, this budget is a solid step in the right direction.

“With our improved economy brightening the state’s revenue picture, there is more room to restore funds that Gov. Corbett proposed cutting in his February budget proposal. While holding the line on taxes, this spending plan restores funding to our public schools, colleges and human service programs." » Continue Reading

Brewster Urges Retention of Mon Valley Based Senate Seat

Harrisburg – May 7, 2012 – In his testimony before the state Legislative Reapportionment Commission today, state Sen. Jim Brewster urged the commission to retain a state Senate seat based in the Greater Monongahela River Valley.

Brewster explained that as a result of its position as a critical manufacturing center for various industries, including the burgeoning Marcellus Shale industry, the Mon Valley is in the midst of a sustainable economic recovery. » Continue Reading

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