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
In search of gender gaps, Pittsburgh launches Gender Equity Commission

In search of gender gaps, Pittsburgh launches Gender Equity Commission

On the first day of Women’s History Month, Pittsburgh unveiled its Gender Equity Commission at a press conference Thursday.

The commission, authorized by legislation signed by Mayor Bill Peduto last year, will now attempt to “dismantle gender inequities in our city” according to commission Executive Director anupama jain.
Thursday, March 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
House's newest face, Austin Davis, jumps into committees, introduces water bill aid program

House's newest face, Austin Davis, jumps into committees, introduces water bill aid program

Newly-elected District 35 Rep. Austin Davis (D-Allegheny) started his state legislative career with a surprising phone call. 

He was in a meeting when his phone buzzed, and an unfamiliar voice said former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wanted to speak to him. 

“We talked about local policy and politics,” Davis said. “She’s really interested in the things I was going to tackle.” 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Gun control animates a week of forums for Pittsburgh council special election candidates

Gun control animates a week of forums for Pittsburgh council special election candidates

In three candidate forums last week, the four candidates in Pittsburgh City Council’s District 8 special election traded ideas and occasional blows as the campaign winds down into the final days. 

With the election scheduled for March 6, the race to fill former councilman, now mayoral chief of staff Dan Gilman’s East End seat has attracted a spirited race between Democrat Sonja Finn, Republican Rennick Remley and independent candidates Erika Strassburger and Marty Healey. 

Monday, February 26, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh to defend Amazon bid privacy in court

Pittsburgh to defend Amazon bid privacy in court

In a press release, the city, Allegheny county, and the Allegheny Conference jointly announced that they filed a court appeal to the state Office of Open Records’ order that their bid become public. 

“The proposal submitted by PGHQ2 was a collective effort by multiple local stakeholders, including the county and city,” the release said. “In addition to the legal arguments, releasing the proposal would put our region at a competitive disadvantage.” 

Friday, February 23, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
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