Scarnati on budget: “How we close this out is yet to be seen”

Scarnati on budget: “How we close this out is yet to be seen”

With rank-and-file legislators heading out of town Wednesday and not set to return to Harrisburg until just five days shy of the traditional June 30th budget deadline, legislative leaders were continuing to come up short on an agreement on a spending plan and revenue package that will close out the FY 2016-2017 and FY 2017-2018 budget cycles.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Senate passes bills to aid citizens with lead line repairs while Pittsburgh City Council postpones vote on similar legislation

Senate passes bills to aid citizens with lead line repairs while Pittsburgh City Council postpones vote on similar legislation

Pittsburgh City Council has postponed a vote on legislation that would permit the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to replace homeowners private lead water service lines for one more week.  


The legislation, which was introduced by council last week, was held for further discussion on important remaining questions such as cost and timeline.  


Wednesday, June 21, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman

Categories: Pittsburgh
VIDEO: Gov. Wolf signs bill that creates an alternate pathway for career and technical education

VIDEO: Gov. Wolf signs bill that creates an alternate pathway for career and technical education

On Wednesday afternoon in the Capitol Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 202, a bill that creates an alternate testing pathway for career and technical education.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: DePasquale discusses concerns about Commonwealth's General Fund

VIDEO: DePasquale discusses concerns about Commonwealth's General Fund

After a recent conference call hosted by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and Treasurer Torsella that warned legislators about continued internal borrowing for perennially low General Fund balances, The PLS Reporter sat down with the Auditor General to go more in to depth about the topic. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Speaker Mike Turzai talks about the need for the state to take over the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

VIDEO: Speaker Mike Turzai talks about the need for the state to take over the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) sat down with The PLS Reporter to open up about House Bill 1490, legislation he has sponsored which would place the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority under the oversight of the Public Utility Commission.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: VideoPittsburgh
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