Pittsburgh City Council approves $250K for bicentennial debt

Pittsburgh City Council approves $250K for bicentennial debt

Pittsburgh City Council approved a measure Tuesday morning that would cover $250,000 in remaining costs from the city’s year-long bicentennial celebrations. 

About $1.5 million was covered by private investors such as nonprofits and foundations for events like parades, festivals, parties, marathons and walks around the city, but that wasn’t quite enough. 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
New partnership offers free Uber rides to victims of domestic violence in Pittsburgh

New partnership offers free Uber rides to victims of domestic violence in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Gilman (District 8) announced a new partnership Tuesday afternoon between ride-sharing company Uber and the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh to provide free ride for victims of domestic violence needing to get to safe shelter. 

“As Pittsburgh moves to a new economy and brings in new economic partners, we have to work together to also recognize the importance of corporate and social responsibility and making sure that we’re reaching out to the people of our communities when they need it most,” said the Councilman. “This partnership will enable victims to arrive at the shelter safely and free of charge.” 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Gary Tennis leaves as head of Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

Gary Tennis leaves as head of Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

The Wolf administration announced Tuesday afternoon that Secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Gary Tennis will be leaving the administration.

 

In Tennis’s absence, Deputy Secretary Jennifer Smith will serve as Acting Secretary.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Senate committee loads natural gas minimum royalty bills

Senate committee loads natural gas minimum royalty bills

For the third session in a row, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) has introduced a bill to give natural gas royalty owners additional tools to ensure they get paid the royalty payment owed to them and to further ensure that the payment occurs within a timely fashion.

 

Tuesday, that bill passed the committee he chairs—the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee—by a unanimous vote.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Lawmakers, advocates shine light on negative impact of potential ACA repeal

Lawmakers, advocates shine light on negative impact of potential ACA repeal

Lawmakers and advocates joined together Monday to inform the public of the effects of the possible Affordable Care Act repeal. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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