Artículos de opinión
PLCB: un modelo de negocio rentable al servicio de las zonas rurales y urbanas, de nuevo en entredicho
Harrisburg, 13 de julio de 2022 - No es realmente sorprendente que la muy rentable Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) -que no sólo atiende a clientes urbanos y suburbanos, sino que también llega a regiones rurales dispersas- se haya enfrentado a constantes ataques a lo largo de los años...
No one wins: U.S. Steel to ‘Set Aside’ Investment in the Mon Valley
U.S. Steel recently announced plans to shelve a $1.5 billion investment in the Mon Valley Works. The three steel plants that would have benefitted from this historic investment are in Braddock, West Mifflin and Clairton and they employ thousands of skilled workers....
Let Pennsylvanians Decide: Put Marijuana on the Ballot
Op-ed by Sen. Jim Brewster
Let all citizens have their say on legalizing marijuana.
At our fingertips is a potential $581 million generated annually from legalized marijuana that could be used to establish substance abuse treatment facilities to help stem the deadly tide of drug overdoses and deaths across our state.
Widening the View: Municipal Police Training Commission Gains New Perspective
Op-ed by Sen. Jim Brewster and Rep. Barry Jozwiak
The horrific shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh is the latest high-profile example of police officers and other first responders using their training and professionalism in responding to a crisis. By all reports, they acted quickly, courageously, contained the situation and limited the tragic loss of life.
Democratic Senators to Gov. Wolf and General Assembly: Make Rebuilding Manufacturing a Priority
Op-ed by state Sen. John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne), Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia), Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland)
Octubre 23, 2017 − National Manufacturing Day is the first Viernes in Octubre. While noting the importance of manufacturing on this one day is important, the focus on rebuilding our manufacturing base should be a priority for the governor and the General Assembly each day.
Fighting Opioid Abuse: Mandatory Treatment, Opioid Limits, Stiff Sentences for Dealers
By: Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) Limiting opioid prescriptions, mandatory treatment, plus stiff penalties for drug pushers who possess illegal guns – these are the three key weapons in the fight against opioid and heroin abuse. Those...
Energy Extraction Tax Would Help Fill Budget Gaps
By: Sen. Jim Brewster The governor, legislative leaders and lawmakers have spent a good portion of the last six months looking in every nook and cranny in search of revenue to balance the state’s $31.9 billion budget. What they have been unable to do, however,...
Brewster: Too Much, Too Soon; House Republican Plan to Further Expand Liquor Sales Goes Too Far
Op-ed by Senator Jim Brewster Just last year, a significant effort to modernize liquor sales in Pennsylvania was signed into law as Act 39. The new law expands locations where wine can be sold to include grocery stores, restaurants and hotels, allows the direct...
State Troopers Raise Retirement Tsunami Warning Flags
Op-ed Column by Sen. Jim Brewster The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association has posted bright flags warning of a potentially devastating trooper retirement tsunami looming just over the horizon. If the storm comes together and the retirement tidal wave hits, it...
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