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Brewster Reappointed to School Safety Committee

Brewster Reappointed to School Safety Committee

Harrisburg, July 11, 2022 – With a record state investment in violence prevention spending in the new budget, state Sen. Jim Brewster announced today that he has been re-appointed to the School Safety and Security Committee, the chief conduit for intervention programs...

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Brewster Announces $1.6 Million in Housing Funds

Brewster Announces $1.6 Million in Housing Funds

HARRISBURG, June 14, 2022 – Projects in the 45th Senate District aimed at expanding housing and preventing homelessness will get a $1.6 million boost from the state, Sen. Jim Brewster announced today. “Safe and sufficient housing is becoming out of reach for too many...

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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 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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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 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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