State DEP funds set to add electric vehicles to Pittsburgh's fleet

State DEP funds set to add electric vehicles to Pittsburgh's fleet

Pittsburgh City Council is one step closer to approving the acceptance of two separate grant awards from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to add electric cars to the city’s car fleet and build electric car infrastructure.

Under the legislation, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Jennifer Presutti will have the authority to accept the money awarded from the DEP grants and carry out the programs. The bills passed out of the Finance and Law Committee unanimously Wednesday, and will see a final vote by Council on Tuesday.

Thursday, June 22, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Scarnati on budget: “How we close this out is yet to be seen”

Scarnati on budget: “How we close this out is yet to be seen”

With rank-and-file legislators heading out of town Wednesday and not set to return to Harrisburg until just five days shy of the traditional June 30th budget deadline, legislative leaders were continuing to come up short on an agreement on a spending plan and revenue package that will close out the FY 2016-2017 and FY 2017-2018 budget cycles.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Senate passes bills to aid citizens with lead line repairs while Pittsburgh City Council postpones vote on similar legislation

Senate passes bills to aid citizens with lead line repairs while Pittsburgh City Council postpones vote on similar legislation

Pittsburgh City Council has postponed a vote on legislation that would permit the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to replace homeowners private lead water service lines for one more week.  


The legislation, which was introduced by council last week, was held for further discussion on important remaining questions such as cost and timeline.  


Wednesday, June 21, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman

Categories: Pittsburgh
VIDEO: Gov. Wolf signs bill that creates an alternate pathway for career and technical education

VIDEO: Gov. Wolf signs bill that creates an alternate pathway for career and technical education

On Wednesday afternoon in the Capitol Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 202, a bill that creates an alternate testing pathway for career and technical education.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: DePasquale discusses concerns about Commonwealth's General Fund

VIDEO: DePasquale discusses concerns about Commonwealth's General Fund

After a recent conference call hosted by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and Treasurer Torsella that warned legislators about continued internal borrowing for perennially low General Fund balances, The PLS Reporter sat down with the Auditor General to go more in to depth about the topic. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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