Pittsburgh, Allegheny County hire law firm to investigate, possibly litigate against opioid producers

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County hire law firm to investigate, possibly litigate against opioid producers

Motley Rice, LLC, a national plaintiff litigation firm, was selected after a request for qualifications went out from both municipalities last December, according to a press release. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
House Republicans plan open floor for Judiciary Committee hearings on public safety and gun violence as Dems introduce assault weapon ban bills

House Republicans plan open floor for Judiciary Committee hearings on public safety and gun violence as Dems introduce assault weapon ban bills

As public polling for an assault weapons ban sits at 2-1 in favor, two bills on the controversial class of firearm could be topics of conversation at open House Judiciary Committee meetings planned for early April.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Strassburger wins big in Pittsburgh city council special election

Strassburger wins big in Pittsburgh city council special election

Beating the nearest competitor by over 30 points and winning every precinct, independent candidate Erika Strassburger fended off both parties’ nominees and another independent to take her former boss Dan Gilman’s old seat on Pittsburgh city council.

Strassburger won 64 percent of the vote in the District 8 race, which includes the neighborhoods on Point Breeze and Shady Side as well as parts of Squirrel Hill and Oakland. Democrat Sonja Finn, a chef and restaurateur captured just under 28 percent. Republican Rennick Remley scored seven percent of the vote, and independent Marty Healey took one percent.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Remley surprises, Strassburger holds lead in fundraising in Pittsburgh special election

Remley surprises, Strassburger holds lead in fundraising in Pittsburgh special election

Heading into the last few days of special election campaigning for Pittsburgh’s open city council seat, one candidate doubled down on their financial edge with another big month of fundraising. 

According to city mandated campaign finance reports, independent candidate Erika Strassburger brought in $52,111 in the last month before March 6 special election for Pittsburgh’s District 8 city council seat. 

Monday, March 5, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
DePasquale to audit Port Authority of Allegheny County

DePasquale to audit Port Authority of Allegheny County

“Through this audit my team will review the Port Authority’s operation and, if necessary, make recommendations to improve how it can better support the growing economy in greater Pittsburgh,” DePasquale said in a release. 

The report will focus specifically on the authority’s hiring practices for police officers and drivers, as well as how the Port Authority manages its service routes. 
Friday, March 2, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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