Pittsburgh high school students call on city council to invest in affordable housing

Pittsburgh high school students call on city council to invest in affordable housing

Since 2017 the City of Pittsburgh has had an unorthodox method of deciding the fate of a portion of future budgets. From 25 of the city’s best and brightest high school students, Pittsburgh City Council hears a recommendation on portion of the budget should best be spent. This year, after a rigorous application process and a crash course in local government the students requested that council allocate $125,000 of the 2020 capital budget towards a community land trust.
Thursday, May 9, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Right 2 Know Episode 6: Sit down with Pardons Secretary Brandon Flood

Right 2 Know Episode 6: Sit down with Pardons Secretary Brandon Flood

This week we talk with Brandon Flood, secretary of the Board of Pardons, on his personal background, as well as his plans to move the agency forward, criminal justice reform and even fashion tips. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.


Thursday, May 9, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - May 6, 2019

Tweets of the Week - May 6, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Thursday, May 9, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Longtime Philadelphia grocer calls for end to sweetened beverage tax

Longtime Philadelphia grocer calls for end to sweetened beverage tax

Jeff Brown is a name known to veteran policymakers in Harrisburg. He’s been involved with the Fresh Food Financing Initiative and helped launch programs that to prevent “food deserts” across the state. Now, the Philadelphia supermarket owner could use some help in his own backyard. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week around the Capitol the legislature passed a highly debated bill that will give a $100 million increase to the Educational Improvement Tax Credit, the House Health Committee approved legislation to ban abortion for babies based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, and Exelon announced Three Mile Island will officially be closing. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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