Pittsburgh City Councilman O'Connor awards recipients of program to hire local graduates

Joined by two different Chambers of Commerce and the Pittsburgh Promise, Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 5) announced the first round of HirePGH Grants.  


Through a partnership with the city, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA (AACCWP), the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and the Pittsburgh Promise, HirePGH has been developed to incentivize the local hiring of Pittsburgh Promise grads through the allocation of $5,500 grants.  

Thursday, June 22, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
PA Supreme Court rules transferring natural gas revenue earned on state land to General Fund is unconstitutional

PA Supreme Court rules transferring natural gas revenue earned on state land to General Fund is unconstitutional

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that royalties from oil and gas leases on state forest lands must be used for conservation of the state’s public natural resources, not used for general budget fund purposes.  


The four justices in the majority- Justice Christine Donohue, Debra McCloskey Todd, Kevin M. Dougherty, David N. Wecht- wrote an opinion stating that Article 1, Section 27 of the state constitution, known of as the Environmental Rights Amendment, does not give the state government a right to spend proceeds from the sale of publicly owned oil and gas for non-conservation purposes, even if they are generally used for the public good.  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: News and Views
Senate approves lead task force, considers legislation to help replace private contaminated water lines

Senate approves lead task force, considers legislation to help replace private contaminated water lines

The Senate approved legislation earlier this month to create a bipartisan task force with the hopes of investigating the scope of Pennsylvania’s lead exposure problem.  


Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) introduced the resolution with the knowledge that lead exposure can threaten the health and well-being of every Pennsylvanian- especially seniors and children.  


The resolution calls for an advisory committee of the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a review of state law and public policy related to lead exposure and abatement practices and then submit a report to the task force and full Senate within 18-months.  


Monday, June 19, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Allegheny County state legislative delegation activity for the week of June 12

The state General Assembly wrapped up another legislative session week. 

Here's what the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County delegations were up to. 

Friday, June 16, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County DA says charges not warranted against Pittsburgh ICA, former director

Allegheny County DA says charges not warranted against Pittsburgh ICA, former director

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday that it will not pursue criminal charges against the agency overseeing Pittsburgh’s finances or its former executive director.  


In April 2016, the office of Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala initiated an investigation into the operation and expenditures of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (ICA), and the duties of its former executive director Henry Sciortino, the ICA’s only employee.  

Thursday, June 15, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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