Pittsburgh and state officials discuss possible implications of proposed Affordable Care Act repeal

Pittsburgh and state officials discuss possible implications of proposed Affordable Care Act repeal

As U.S. House members debate a vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in Washington, Pennsylvania officials met in Pittsburgh Thursday to discuss the impact the move would have for state residents.

During a press conference at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller said that because of the ACA, 6.1 million Pennsylvanians benefit from access to free preventive care services, 5.4 million can’t be denied health insurance coverage because of a pre-existing condition, and 4.5 million are no longer subject to annual and lifetime limits that used to be placed on covered benefits. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh paid sick leave ordinance faces significant roadblocks

Pittsburgh paid sick leave ordinance faces significant roadblocks

A proposed state law to end paid sick leave policies in cities like Pittsburgh isn’t the only barrier the city faces in enacting an already passed paid sick leave ordinance. 

The ordinance, passed by Pittsburgh City Council in August 2015, would require businesses with 15 or more employees to accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 35 hours worked to a maximum of 40 hours. Employers with fewer than 15 employees would have to provide upward of 24 hours annually under the measure. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Capitol behind the scenes- Capitol Restoration

Capitol behind the scenes- Capitol Restoration

Go behind the scenes with The PLS Reporter and Jason Wilson from the Capitol Preservation Committee to find out interesting facts about the Capitol. 

In this installment, we find out some interesting facts about the Capitol's restoration.
Thursday, March 23, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Wednesday brought multiple press conferences to the Capitol

Wednesday brought multiple press conferences to the Capitol

Starting with the American Red Cross, the Capitol saw lots of press conferences throughout Wednesday. 

Representatives from American Rep Cross joined to discuss certain safety measures.

Later lawmakers joined to discuss priorities of the PA SAFE Caucus which brings light to state firearm and public safety. 

Next Sen. Arthur Haywood (D-Montgomery) and Sen. Vincent Hughes(D-Philadelphia) joined others to announce a new plan to gain additional revenue for the Commonwealth. 

Lastly, several Democratic lawmakers joined to discuss the effects the commonwealth would face if the Affordable Care Act would be repealed.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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PA game, fish commissions one step closer to setting own licensing fees

PA game, fish commissions one step closer to setting own licensing fees

After unanimous approval Tuesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission are one step closer to being able to set their own licensing fees.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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