PWSA, Veolia reach settlement, drawing criticisms from Pittsburgh water advocates

PWSA, Veolia reach settlement, drawing criticisms from Pittsburgh water advocates

A messy round of lawsuits between the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and the private water company Veolia ended in a settlement the authority announced Thursday afternoon, leaving some water advocates aggrieved.

In the settlement, PWSA will avoid paying $5 million in fees to Veolia from the contract the authority and corporation first signed in July 2012, then extended until December 2015.

Thursday, January 25, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Republican state legislative leaders file gerrymandering decision stay petition with US Supreme Court

Republican state legislative leaders file gerrymandering decision stay petition with US Supreme Court

Citing the lack of a final opinion from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Thursday, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) filed a petition with the US Supreme Court to stay the enforcement of the decision in League of Women Voters v. Commonwealth.

Thursday, January 25, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Latest Treasury Task Force hearing highlights severity of retirement crisis

Latest Treasury Task Force hearing highlights severity of retirement crisis

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella held a third hearing Thursday that outlined the severity of the state’s lack of private sector retirement security.

Thursday, January 25, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Two shale gas friendly candidates face off in Washington county special house race

Two shale gas friendly candidates face off in Washington county special house race

With the election four months away, both Democrats and Republicans already have candidates lined up for a Washington county special election in what could be a tough battle, as national attention focuses on southwestern Pennsylvania over the 18th Congressional special election.

Scheduled for May 15, the special election was scheduled after former 48th District representative Brandon Neuman resigned December 31 last year to take over as a Washington county judge.

Thursday, January 25, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Candidates line up to fill seat being vacated by Rep. Marsico

Candidates line up to fill seat being vacated by Rep. Marsico

Republican and Democratic candidates are quickly lining up to fill a vacancy in Pennsylvania’s 105th House District less than a week after long-time Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) announced he would be vacating the seat and retiring following the end of the current legislative session.

Thursday, January 25, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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