Auditor General releases report criticizing Allegheny County Port Authority

Auditor General releases report criticizing Allegheny County Port Authority

A week after organizers rallied for lower fares and better access, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released an audit levying a number of criticisms at the Allegheny County Port Authority Thursday.

While DePasquale praised the authority for addressing the fiscal and contractual concerns raised in previous years, the report released said the authority’s buses have a long way to go service wise.
Thursday, December 13, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Grandparents raising grandchildren key focus on fighting the opioid crisis

Grandparents raising grandchildren key focus on fighting the opioid crisis

In the midst of “Stop Overdoses in Pa.: Get Help Now Week," three heads of Pennsylvania state agencies joined to announce the formation of a new initiative to help combat the opioid crisis, specifically in terms of helping households in which children are being raised by their grandparents.

Thursday, December 13, 2018/Author: Stephany Dugan
Categories: News and Views
New rules limiting air pollution, methane for natural gas industry gets first DEP committee hearing

New rules limiting air pollution, methane for natural gas industry gets first DEP committee hearing

Even as President Donald Trump helmed as the federal government reconsiders a push for stricter air quality regulations, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection is poised to forge ahead with the initiative following late Obama-era instructions.

 

The state Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee discussed this early draft of new rules for oil and natural gas industries at a meeting Thursday morning.

Thursday, December 13, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: PA hosts first free naloxone event across the state

VIDEO: PA hosts first free naloxone event across the state

As part of 'Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week', Pennsylvanians can visit 80 locations across the state where they are able to pick up free naloxone.

The Wolf Administration is working hard to reduce the amount of fatal drug overdoses during this opioid epidemic and they are hoping that naloxone will save lives and get more people into recovery.

Thursday, December 13, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Mayor, Controller quarrel over soda tax report

Mayor, Controller quarrel over soda tax report

A report released Tuesday by the Philadelphia City Controller on soda tax revenue has re-opened debate over the spending and motivation of the controversial measure. When the report raised concerns on how the money is being held before allocation, the city’s administration defended their methodology and made some accusations of their own.

The Controller’s office reported the total revenue from the tax since its inception in 2017 at $137 million through September 2018, the start of fiscal year 2019 on programs, while over $101 million remained in the General Fund. 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
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