Tightly Contested Elections Foreshadow 2018

Tightly Contested Elections Foreshadow 2018

Across the nation, the 2017 General Election was the first major chance for Democrats to win local and state offices following President Donald Trump upset of Hillary Clinton, and in Pennsylvania, state-wide judicial elections provided a slight glimpse at how competitive the 2018 midterm elections could become.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
As leaving Act 47 becomes more of a reality for Pittsburgh, lawmakers agree ICA is no longer needed

As leaving Act 47 becomes more of a reality for Pittsburgh, lawmakers agree ICA is no longer needed

With talks of Pittsburgh leaving Act 47 status by the beginning of 2018 and with a zeroing out of the city’s financial oversight authority’s line item in this year’s state budget, lawmakers and Pittsburgh officials are agreeing that there is no longer a need for the Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority to continue past the end of the year.

“The ICA did its job in helping Pittsburgh get its finances in order and making sure its budget priorities are in the right place,” said House Republican caucus spokesman Steve Miskin. “Now things are happening with a continued positive trend and there’s a feeling that the ICA has run its course and no more funding needs to be expended.”
Tuesday, November 7, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Gov. Wolf signs Administrative Code bill that changes state prison closure process

Gov. Wolf signs Administrative Code bill that changes state prison closure process

Gov. Tom Wolf last week signed the omnibus Administrative Code bill related to budget implementation and, among the changes incorporated in the legislation, is a provision that would change the process by which state prisons are closed.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Six days after lunch meeting, City, Penguins announce Civic Arena site deal

Six days after lunch meeting, City, Penguins announce Civic Arena site deal

The City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Penguins have a tentative deal over the development of the team’s former home, albeit 120 hours later than Mayor Bill Peduto’s prediction. 

As part of the deal to hurry along the oft-delayed development of the 28 acre site connecting the Hill District with Downtown, the Penguins will give up an option that awarded the team the difference between the property value and a $15 million payment. 

That payment from the city’s coffers to the Penguins was a sticking point for Peduto, and it’s removal encourages the mayor about future development. 

Monday, November 6, 2017/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
VIDEO: Through the Years with Rep. Robert Godshall

VIDEO: Through the Years with Rep. Robert Godshall

Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) sat down with The PLS Reporter for our new series "Through the Years."  Find out how things have changed from the time he started as a legislator and how things are today.
Monday, November 6, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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