As pipelines spur outrage, House Republicans seek solutions

As pipelines spur outrage, House Republicans seek solutions

Surrounded by the suburban homes of Delaware County and the occasional path of freshly torn earth, the House Republican Policy Committee met earlier this week to discuss pipeline safety.

The meeting was sparked by a drum beat of opposition from southeastern state residents who worry that natural gas pipelines being built near their homes, schools and businesses are unsafe.

Thursday, July 19, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: As Gov. Wolf works to change overtime threshold requirements, certain organizations push back

VIDEO: As Gov. Wolf works to change overtime threshold requirements, certain organizations push back

Gov. Tom Wolf announced in January that he plans to update Pennsylvania’s overtime rules to increase the pay of nearly half a million employees in the state. Employees and employers currently have until August 22 to send in suggestions or comments about this possible change. 
Thursday, July 19, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Pittsburghers jam council chambers to express opposition to UPMC expansion plans

Pittsburghers jam council chambers to express opposition to UPMC expansion plans

More than a hundred registered speakers took to Pittsburgh City Council chambers to voice their opinions, largely skeptical, of a $2 billion expansion of a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital — catching a few members' ears in the process.

UPMC, the multi-billion dollar health care and insurance enterprise, gained council’s approval in 2012 to expand its Mercy campus in Uptown — a rundown neighborhood sandwiched between downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland.

Thursday, July 19, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Philadelphia Parking Authority talks amending powers to possibly give additional funding to city and school district

Philadelphia Parking Authority talks amending powers to possibly give additional funding to city and school district

The Philadelphia Parking Authority implored the state legislature at a public hearing in Philadelphia Tuesday to alter state law so it can generate more money for both the city and the school district. 

To do this, the PPA wants the General Assembly to amend the current delegation of for cities of the first class, of which Philadelphia is the only one.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
O'Brien pulls out of reelection campaign

O'Brien pulls out of reelection campaign

First elected in 2006, Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Philadelphia) will not run for reelection this year.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Department of State lists him as “withdrawn” on its website. The development was first reported by City and State PA.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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