Report shows Pittsburgh should be putting $60 million into repairs of some of its buildings

The City of Pittsburgh needs to spend an estimated $60 million to repair it’s worn-down buildings and structures, including fire houses, police stations, senior centers, and Public Works facilities.  


That’s according to a report by Massaro Construction Management Services on city-owned facilities released Tuesday by Mayor Peduto’s office. The report was commissioned in 2016 to provide a third-party review of Pittsburgh government facilities to help guide city efforts to fully assess their conditions and explore ways to improve them.  

Tuesday, July 25, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
VIDEO: Rep. Kim's bill would raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024

VIDEO: Rep. Kim's bill would raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024

Rep. Patty Kim (D-Dauphin) joined The PLS Reporter to discuss House Bill 1520. Her bill would raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage in increments little by little until it hits $15 per hour by 2024.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Senate to return to session to work on revenue, budget-related bills

Senate to return to session to work on revenue, budget-related bills

The Pennsylvania Senate announced Monday night that they will be returning to session Wednesday afternoon through Thursday to work on a $2.2 billion revenue plan and other budget-related bills in an attempt to move along the close-out of the FY 2016-2017 and FY 2017-2018 budgets.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Reflection: A look at AFSCME’s role in the passage of Act 5 of 2017

Reflection: A look at AFSCME’s role in the passage of Act 5 of 2017

With several weeks behind the signing of Act 5 of 2017, some leaders of public employee labor unions are reflecting on their role in the process and what they did differently from other pension-reform attempts that eventually led to the enactment of this legislation.

At the beginning of June, the Senate-advanced Senate Bill 1—a pension reform plan that overhauled the current pension system that was used in the commonwealth—was created after six or seven drafts from ongoing negotiations.

The bi-partisan legislation was created through agreement from all four legislative caucuses as well as Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration. 

Monday, July 24, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
Sen. Schwank's bill would protect patients from surprise bills from health care providers

Sen. Schwank's bill would protect patients from surprise bills from health care providers

The PLS Reporter joined Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) to talk about her new bill Senate Bill 678. This bill would protect patients from surprise bills from health care providers.

Monday, July 24, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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