In debate, four GOP gubernatorial candidates push for less government, differ on reforms

In debate, four GOP gubernatorial candidates push for less government, differ on reforms

Answering rapid fire questions on property taxes, gerrymandering and marijuana, the four Republicans vying to challenge sitting Democratic Governor Tom Wolf mostly held back from swiping directly at each other Saturday night.

Held on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus in Pittsburgh, the debate showcased a uniform platform among all four candidates — that Pennsylvania’s government is inefficient, its taxes high, its budget bloated and its regulations burdensome.

Sunday, January 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Future plans for Pittsburgh transit define 35th House District special election race

Future plans for Pittsburgh transit define 35th House District special election race

While many American political races often become referendums on issues like abortion or gun control, the campaign to fill former Representative Marc Gergely’s seat is divisive because of a different issue: bus routes.

Austin Davis, a Democrat, and Fawn Walker-Montgomery, a Republican, are facing off in the January 23 special election to replace Gergely, a Democrat, after he resigned last fall over criminal charges related to an illegal gambling ring.

Friday, January 19, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Republican candidate joins crowded Pittsburgh city council special election

Republican candidate joins crowded Pittsburgh city council special election

The fourth and presumably final candidate to make the Pittsburgh city council District 8 special election ballot will be Republican Rennick Remley. 

 

Remley, manager of corporate relations at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, could not be reached immediately for comment.  

Thursday, January 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Philly, Pittsburgh both named finalists for new Amazon HQ

Philly, Pittsburgh both named finalists for new Amazon HQ

Pennsylvania's two biggest cities are both finalists for Amazon’s HQ2 that sent elected officials across the country running to their planners to craft their golden ticket for $5 billion in investment and 50,000 new jobs.

Both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh were listed as one of the 20 finalists Amazon announced with a page on their website posted Thursday morning. In total, 238 cities and regions applied for the second headquarters after Amazon announced its plans in the fall 2017.

Thursday, January 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Breaking trend, Pittsburgh chef Finn wins Democratic nod for March special election

Breaking trend, Pittsburgh chef Finn wins Democratic nod for March special election

Restaurateur and activist Sonja Finn won the Democratic nomination to run for Pittsburgh’s open District 8 city council seat in a special election on March 6. 
Sunday, January 14, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
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