Pittsburgh Mayor issues Executive Orders on affordable housing

Pittsburgh Mayor issues Executive Orders on affordable housing

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issued two executive orders on Tuesday to begin implementing recommendations by the city’s Affordable Housing Task Force, covering ways to protect people from losing their housing. 

“My administration is committed to creating a livable city for all,” said Mayor Peduto in a letter along with the orders. “These executive orders are the first step in a long process to solve not only the challenges of today but to lay the foundations for an equitable Pittsburgh in the future.” 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Department of Environmental Protection gives final approval to PA pipeline project

Department of Environmental Protection gives final approval to PA pipeline project

The Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday that it has awarded final approval to the PA Pipeline Project/Mariner East 2 pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Pennsylvania’s southwestern counties to a Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook, Delaware County.

 

The entire pipeline is a $2.5 billion infrastructure project anticipated to support over 15,000 jobs annually over a two year-period and ultimately have $150 million annual economic impact on the Pennsylvania economy once completed.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
State lawmakers join in legal battle over Philadelphia soda tax

State lawmakers join in legal battle over Philadelphia soda tax

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers recently filed an amicus brief in Commonwealth Court arguing against the legality of Philadelphia soda tax.

 

The group of 36 members from the state House of Representatives and state Senate hailing from 28 counties, encompassing nearly every corner of Pennsylvania say they are directly impacted by the implementation of the tax "because the tax is not Constitutional, violates the law, and will result in lost sales tax revenue collection into the Commonwealth’s general fund, directly impacting the budget and jeopardizing the ability to pass a timely budget and the funding of important services."

Tuesday, February 14, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Capitol behind the scenes- Governor's reception room

Capitol behind the scenes- Governor's reception room

Go behind the scenes with The PLS Reporter and the Capitol Preservation Committee to find out interesting facts about the Capitol. 

In this installment, we find out interesting facts about the governor's reception room.

Monday, February 13, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Freshman Focus: Representative Morgan Cephas (D-Philadelphia)

Freshman Focus: Representative Morgan Cephas (D-Philadelphia)

Meet Rep. Morgan Cephas (D-Philadelphia). Rep. Cephas serves the 192nd Legislative District. Find out what she likes to do in her spare time, why she decided to run and what changes she hopes to make.

Monday, February 13, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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