Jim Brewster http://wesa.fm en Sen. Jim Brewster Joins Port Authority Board http://wesa.fm/post/sen-jim-brewster-joins-port-authority-board <p>State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) has been appointed to a four-year term on the Port Authority (PAT) of Allegheny County Board of Directors.</p><p>The former mayor of the City of McKeesport was chosen by Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) to be a representative from the Senate Democratic Caucus and is the first member under a new appointment process.</p><p>Brewster, a member of the Senate Transportation Committee, said the new board needs to be able to work together in order to solve the big problems.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:55:54 +0000 Michael Lynch 14873 at http://wesa.fm State Lawmaker Wants to Keep Track Of Financially Distressed School Districts http://wesa.fm/post/state-lawmaker-wants-keep-track-financially-distressed-school-districts <p>A state senator has said he wants information about financially ailing school districts so the state can help out before it’s too late.</p><p>Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny) met with state Education Secretary Ron Tomalis asking for information on all school districts that have been designated for financial watch status or identified for monitoring.</p><p>The problem, however, isn’t that the Department of Education (DOE) is withholding a list from the senator, but Tomalis told Brewster the problem is there currently is no complied list of schools in trouble.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:37:18 +0000 Jared Adkins 8540 at http://wesa.fm Sen. Brewster Wants $$$s for SW PA Transportation Projects http://wesa.fm/post/sen-brewster-wants-s-sw-pa-transportation-projects <p class="p2" style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">A Pittsburgh area state lawmaker is demanding funding for mass transit and completion of the Mon-Fayette Expressway be included in the Corbett administration's transportation&nbsp;package.</p><p class="p2" style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);"> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 23:54:01 +0000 Emily Farah 2287 at http://wesa.fm