Pittsburgh, Allegheny County join national initiative to make homes greener and safer

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzergald joined together Friday, along with other area officials, to enter into a national initiative to make the region's housing stock more efficient and healthy.

Pittsburgh joins 19 other cities nationwide by participating in the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI)- a partnership between the Mayor’s Office, other government agencies, and nonprofit service providers to deliver housing intervention programs for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County residents living in energy inefficient, unhealthy, and unsafe homes.
Friday, July 21, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 47: Remembering the Quecreek Mine Rescue with former DEP Sec. David Hess

This week, we talk to former DEP Secretary David Hess, who reflects on the Quecreek Mine Rescue as we approach the event's 15th anniversary.
Friday, July 21, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
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Tweets of the Week - July 17, 2017

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and other around Pennsylvania state government. 

Friday, July 21, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
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Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana program implementation remains on time, but applicants question license decisions

Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana program implementation remains on time, but applicants question license decisions

Pennsylvania’s timeline for implementation of the Commonwealth’s medical marijuana program remains on track, despite some outside of the government involved in the process noting concerns with how the program has gotten off the ground.

Thursday, July 20, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
Legislation allowing PWSA to replace private lead water lines moves forward without defined funding

Legislation allowing PWSA to replace private lead water lines moves forward without defined funding

Pittsburgh City Council voted Wednesday to move ahead with a plan to replace the city’s privately owned lead water service lines without support from the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Council voted 6 to 1 to move two bills along to a full vote on Tuesday to approve the bills’ final amendments. Councilwoman Darlene Harris (District 1) was the lone abstention, though Councilman Corey O’Connor stated he intended to abstain on the vote before leaving the council chamber prior to the vote. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
Categories: Pittsburgh
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