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Brewster Announces $1.2M for Local Community Projects

Brewster Announces $1.2M for Local Community Projects

HARRISBURG, April 21, 2021 – Community projects in the 45th Senate District will receive more than $1.2 million in state grants, Sen. Jim Brewster announced today. “Local officials are working hard to improve their communities while protecting taxpayers,” Brewster...

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Senator Brewster Announces Pandemic Relief Funds

Senator Brewster Announces Pandemic Relief Funds

McKeesport – December 8, 2020 – State Senator Jim Brewster today announced the following state tax credit monies for COVID-19 relief and community development initiatives. “I was pleased to support this initiative that will help our communities overcome some of the...

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Sen. Brewster Votes for State Budget Bill

Sen. Brewster Votes for State Budget Bill

McKeesport – November 20, 2020 – State Senator Jim Brewster today issued the following statement on the final 2020-21 state budget: “With the dire impact of the pandemic as the backdrop, I am pleased that the legislature was able to hold the line on taxes while fully...

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Brewster: $3.7 Million in Water, Sewer Grants Approved

Brewster: $3.7 Million in Water, Sewer Grants Approved

McKeesport – August 19, 2020 – More than $3.7 million in state grant funding for water and sewer projects was approved for municipalities in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said. The Commonwealth Financing...

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Senators Jim Brewster & Pam Iovino Propose $100 Million COVID-19 Grant Program & Financial Relief Package for PA Restaurants & Taverns  

Senators Jim Brewster & Pam Iovino Propose $100 Million COVID-19 Grant Program & Financial Relief Package for PA Restaurants & Taverns  

Allegheny County, PA – July 23, 2020 – Today, State Senators Jim Brewster and Pam Iovino announced a comprehensive proposal to provide emergency relief to Pennsylvania’s restaurants and taverns, which have seen significant financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shutdown. The seven-point plan includes a $100 million grant program to retail liquor licensees using federal CARES Act funds, as well as a suite of policy changes to financially benefit these struggling businesses.

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Turnpike Workers Treated Poorly in Layoff, Sen. Brewster says

Turnpike Workers Treated Poorly in Layoff, Sen. Brewster says

McKeesport – June 4, 2020 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today criticized the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for laying off more than 500 workers with little warning in an extraordinarily difficult economy. “It’s an exceptionally poor way to...

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Brewster: $215 Million in School Safety Grants Pass Senate

Brewster: $215 Million in School Safety Grants Pass Senate

Harrisburg – May 28, 2020 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that the Senate has passed legislation (House Bill 1210) to drive out nearly $215 million to help school districts pay for costs associated with protecting children, cleaning buildings...

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Brewster Bill to Modernize Fish Code Approved by Committee

Brewster Bill to Modernize Fish Code Approved by Committee

Harrisburg – May 28, 2020 – Legislation to modernize the Fish Code and help anglers comply with state licensure requirements was approved unanimously by the Senate’s Game and Fisheries Committee, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said. “The measure...

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