Gov. Wolf issues statewide disaster declaration for the opioid crisis

Gov. Wolf issues statewide disaster declaration for the opioid crisis

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday he is issuing a statewide disaster declaration for the opioid crisis.

 

The declaration puts into action a 90 day state constitutionally-limited period where additional state resources can be coordinated and regulations waived en masse in order to jump start an offense against the heroin and opioid epidemic.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Pittsburgh ICA board requests to be dissolved by Harrisburg

Pittsburgh ICA board requests to be dissolved by Harrisburg

The Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Authority held what the board hopes to be their final ever quarterly meeting Monday afternoon.

During the brief meeting, members voted to pass a resolution calling on the state General Assembly to dissolve the Authority now that Pittsburgh has requested to be pulled from Act 47 distress status.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Folmer resolution urges Congress to protect gun rights of medical marijuana patients

Folmer resolution urges Congress to protect gun rights of medical marijuana patients

A resolution introduced this week by Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) urges the U.S. Congress to take action to protect medical marijuana patients who are gun owners or who would like to be gun owners.

Thursday, January 4, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County celebrates two days of inaugurations

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County celebrates two days of inaugurations

In the high-ceilinged auditorium of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial in Oakland, introduced by short films trumpeting success from high rankings on LGBTQ rights to the newly ubiquitous bike lanes, Bill Peduto was sworn in for his second term as mayor of Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon. 


The veteran East End politician’s inauguration capped 24-hour flurry of ceremonies starting Tuesday night that swore in three new elected officials to Pittsburgh and Allegheny county councils as well. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
DEP suspends Mariner East II pipeline project

DEP suspends Mariner East II pipeline project

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced it has suspended Sunoco’s permit to build out the Mariner East II pipeline after repeated violations following the restart of the project in August following a prior temporary suspension.

 

According to the order, issued by DEP on Wednesday, the suspension will last until Sunoco can prove to DEP that it has implemented policies to remedy permit violations.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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