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Brewster Calls for $1 Billion EMS Investment

Brewster Calls for $1 Billion EMS Investment

McKeesport– May 16, 2022 – With National EMS Week commencing on the heels of the announcement of a historic state revenue surplus, state Sen. Jim Brewster today urged the General Assembly to invest $1 billion to bolster emergency medical services organizations...

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Brewster Statement on the Death of Sen. Jim Ferlo

Brewster Statement on the Death of Sen. Jim Ferlo

McKeesport – May 15, 2022 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny) issued the following statement on the death of former Sen. Jim Ferlo: “Senator Jim Ferlo was a fighter, a leader and friend. He stood up for the most vulnerable and was a fierce advocate for those in need....

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Brewster Announces $53k for Arnold Street Improvements

Brewster Announces $53k for Arnold Street Improvements

ARNOLD −  April 22, 2022 − The City of Arnold has been awarded a $53,000 state grant for improvements to Rankin Street, state Sen. Jim Brewster announced today. “Our local communities have struggled to keep up with infrastructure improvements and state...

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Despite Phil’s News, Brewster Says Spring on the Way

Despite Phil’s News, Brewster Says Spring on the Way

Harrisburg, February 2, 2022 – Despite the news delivered by Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog today, State Senator Jim Brewster said there are real signs that spring is on the way. “With due respect to Phil, for thousands of Pennsylvanians like me, this week’s...

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Brewster Again Appointed Secretary of Port Authority Board

Brewster Again Appointed Secretary of Port Authority Board

Harrisburg, January 28, 2022 – State Senator Jim Brewster will serve another term as Secretary of the Board of the Port Authority of Allegheny County. “We are facing very challenging times in public transportation, so we need to work together to rebuild our systems to...

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Brewster Reappointed as Chair of McKeesport Housing Authority

Brewster Reappointed as Chair of McKeesport Housing Authority

Harrisburg – January 28, 2022 – State Senator Jim Brewster will again lead the McKeesport Housing Authority. “It has been a privilege to be the Chairman of the McKeesport Housing Authority,” Brewster said. “We have achieved many things during my tenure as Chair,...

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Brewster Announces $3.4M for Local Anti-Violence Efforts

Brewster Announces $3.4M for Local Anti-Violence Efforts

Harrisburg, December 1, 2021 – Violence prevention efforts in Allegheny County have been awarded more than $3.4 million in state grants, Sen. Jim Brewster announced today. The grants were part of the $30 million in funding secured in the most recent state budget by...

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Brewster Announces Over $1M in Grants for Community Projects

Brewster Announces Over $1M in Grants for Community Projects

Harrisburg, November 19, 2021 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today announced $1,025,000 in state grant funding for community projects in the 45th Senate District. “Local officials are working hard to improve our communities while protecting taxpayers,” Brewster said. “It...

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Community Projects Receive $2.6M Boost

Community Projects Receive $2.6M Boost

HARRISBURG – November 9, 2021 – Community revitalization efforts will receive more than $2.6 million in tax credits to help fund their projects, state Sen. Jim Brewster announced today. “It is gratifying that the efforts of these organizations are being recognized for...

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Brewster: PLCB Critics Conjure Another Round of Weak Brew

Brewster: PLCB Critics Conjure Another Round of Weak Brew

Harrisburg, October 4, 2021 – State Sen. Jim Brewster, Democratic Chair of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, issued the following statement regarding recent action by the state Liquor Control Board to limit purchases of certain alcohol products and the resulting...

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Brewster: Anti-Violence Efforts to Receive $2.6M State Aid

Brewster: Anti-Violence Efforts to Receive $2.6M State Aid

HARRISBURG – September 9, 2021 – Regional organizations aimed at reducing community violence and drug abuse have been awarded more than $2.6 million in state grants, with more help on the way, state Sen. Jim Brewster announced today. “These grants represent an...

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Brewster Asks Leaders to Schedule Vote on Perks Reform

Brewster Asks Leaders to Schedule Vote on Perks Reform

McKeesport, September 2, 2021 – State Sen. Jim Brewster has written to Pennsylvania’s legislative leaders asking for a September vote on his perks reform package, including elimination of ‘per-diem’ payments. In a letter dated August 19, the key lawmaker, who has...

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Sen. Brewster, Rep. Benham to Hold Shredding Event

Sen. Brewster, Rep. Benham to Hold Shredding Event

Allegheny County, August 23, 2021 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) and Rep. Jessica Benham (D-Allegheny) will host a free, on-site shredding event for residents of their shared Legislative District on Saturday, August 28, from 9am– 11am. The event will...

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Brewster to Launch Mobile Veterans Assistance Initiative

Brewster to Launch Mobile Veterans Assistance Initiative

Allegheny County – August 12, 2021 – State Sen. Jim Brewster announced today a comprehensive new effort to deliver services and support to veterans across the 45th Senate District. The initiative will provide face-to-face guidance at five locations, supported by a...

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Brewster Recognized as ‘Sportsman of the Year’

Brewster Recognized as ‘Sportsman of the Year’

McKeesport, July 19, 2021 – State Sen. Jim Brewster has been named “Sportsman of the Year” by the Elizabeth Township Sportsmen Association (ETSA), the group announced Saturday. Brewster, who serves as Democratic Chair of the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee, said...

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