Op-eds

Let Pennsylvanians Decide: Put Marijuana on the Ballot

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.

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Widening the View: Municipal Police Training Commission Gains New Perspective

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.

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Democratic Senators to Gov. Wolf and General Assembly: Make Rebuilding Manufacturing a Priority

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)

October 23, 2017 − National Manufacturing Day is the first Friday in October.  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. 

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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,...

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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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MONROEVILLE OFFICE
One Monroeville Center • 3824 Northern Pike, Suite 1015
Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: 412.380.2242 • Fax: 412.380.2249

MCKEESPORT OFFICE
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McKeesport, PA 15132
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New Kensington, PA 15068
Phone: 724.334.1143 • Fax: 724.334.1152

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458 Main Capitol Building • Senate Box 203045
Harrisburg, PA 17120
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ALLEGHENY TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING
*Every Monday and Tuesday • 9:00 a.m. − 4:00 p.m.
136 Community Building Road • Leechburg, PA 15656

BALDWIN BOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY
*2nd Thursday of every month • 10:00 a.m. − 2:00 p.m.
5230 Wolfe Drive • Pittsburgh, PA 15236

BRENTWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY
*3rd Thursday of every month • 10:00 a.m. − 2:00 p.m.
3501 Brownsville Road • Pittsburgh, PA 15227

ELIZABETH TWP. MUNICIPAL BUILDING
*2nd Tuesday of every month • 1:00 p.m. − 4:00 p.m.
522 Rock Run Road • Elizabeth, PA 15037

FORWARD TWP. MUNICIPAL BUILDING
*2nd Tuesday of every month • 9:00 a.m. − 12:00 p.m.
1000 Golden Circle • Elizabeth, PA 15037

LOWER BURRELL MUNICIPAL BUILDING
*2nd Tuesday of every month • 1:00 p.m. − 4:00 p.m.
2800 Bethel Street  • Lower Burrell, PA 15068

MONROEVILLE SENIOR CENTER
2nd Thursday of Every Month • 10:00 a.m. − 2:00 p.m.
6000 Gateway Campus Blvd. • Monroeville, PA 15146

NORTH BRADDOCK MUNICIPAL BUILDING
*Every Monday • 8:00 a.m. − 3:00 p.m.
600 Anderson Street • North Braddock, PA 15104

NORTH VERSAILLES TOWNSHIP BUILDING
*Every Wednesday • 9:00 a.m. − 4:00 p.m.
1401 Greensburg Avenue • North Versailles, PA 15137

PLUM BOROUGH COMMUNITY LIBRARY
4th Thursday of Every Month • 10:00 a.m. − 2:00 p.m
445 Center-New Texas Rd. • Plum, PA 15239

TURTLE CREEK BOROUGH BUILDING
*Every Tuesday • 9:00 a.m. − 4:00 p.m.
125 Monroeville Ave. • Turtle Creek, PA 15145

TURTLE CREEK HUMAN SERVICES CENTER CORP.
*1st Thursday of every month • 1:00 p.m. − 4:00 p.m.
413 Penn Ave. • Turtle Creek, PA 15145

VANDERGRIFT MUNICIPAL BUILDING
*Every Wednesday and Thursday • 9:00 a.m. − 4:00 p.m.
109 Grant Ave. • Vandergrift, PA 15690

WEST MIFFLIN BOROUGH BUILDING
1st & 2rd Tuesday of Every Month • 10:00 a.m. − 2:00 p.m.
1020 Lebanon Rd. • West Mifflin, PA 15122