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Brewster Honors Veterans in Lower Burrell

Brewster Honors Veterans in Lower Burrell

Harrisburg – December 13, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D- Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that he was honored to recognize more than 60 local veterans for their service to our country at a Thursday, Dec. 12 breakfast at VFW Post 92 in Lower Burrell. “The veterans who...

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Brewster: Sunday Hunting Bill Signed into Law

Brewster: Sunday Hunting Bill Signed into Law

Harrisburg – November 27, 2019—Legislation permitting hunting on three Sundays throughout the year was signed into law today by Gov. Tom Wolf, according to Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland.) Brewster co-prime sponsored the measure (Senate Bill 147) along...

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Brewster to Host Senior Wellness and Safety Expo

Brewster to Host Senior Wellness and Safety Expo

McKeesport – Sept. 24, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D- Allegheny/Westmoreland) will host a Senior Wellness and Safety Expo in McKeesport this Thursday, Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McKeesport Palisades, 100 Fifth Avenue. “Hosting this event is an excellent...

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Brewster Welcomes Governor to McKeesport to Talk Charter School Reform

Brewster Welcomes Governor to McKeesport to Talk Charter School Reform

McKeesport – Sept. 4, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) welcomed Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to Twin Rivers Elementary School today to discuss the governor’s comprehensive plan to reform charter schools.

“Our laws governing the operations of charter and cyber-charter schools need to be reformed.  We need to bring greater accountability and transparency so that our children are well educated, and our taxpayers protected,” Brewster said.

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Brewster Welcomes Gov. Wolf’s Charter Reform Initiative

Brewster Welcomes Gov. Wolf’s Charter Reform Initiative

Harrisburg – August 15, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today that he welcomed Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to change Pennsylvania’s charter school law and institute reforms through administrative action.   “The governor has...

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Brewster: School Security Funding Included in Budget Package

Brewster: School Security Funding Included in Budget Package

Harrisburg – June 27, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) today said that the state budget package includes $60 million for school district safety initiatives.  “There are a great many needs to fill in helping school district improve safety...

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Brewster: Sunday Hunting Bill Clears Senate

Brewster: Sunday Hunting Bill Clears Senate

Harrisburg – June 26, 2019 – Legislation to permit hunting on three Sunday’s throughout the year passed the Senate today on a 36-14 vote according to Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), one of the bill’s prime sponsors. “This is an incredibly important piece...

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Brewster Supports New Teacher Evaluation System Legislation

Brewster Supports New Teacher Evaluation System Legislation

Harrisburg – June 25, 2019 – Legislation designed to improve teacher evaluations through the increased use of observation instead of standardized testing is a significant step forward, according to state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). Brewster voted in...

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Brewster Applauds Approval of Sunday Hunting Bill

Brewster Applauds Approval of Sunday Hunting Bill

Harrisburg – June 20, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) applauded the passage of his Sunday Hunting Bill (Senate Bill 147) out of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The legislation, which would authorize the Game Commission to allow Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania for up to three Sundays, will be brought to the Senate floor for a vote.

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