Pennsylvania continues fight against opioid epidemic

Pennsylvania continues fight against opioid epidemic

On January 10, 2018, Gov. Tom Wolf took what many saw as the dramatic step of issuing a statewide disaster declaration over the opioid epidemic currently gripping the commonwealth.

 

Since that time, Pennsylvania’s governmental entities—from the executive and legislative branches, all the way to local governments—are continuing to step up the fight against opioid abuse and overdose deaths.

Monday, January 29, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
General Assembly starts 2018 with fewer faces and minor shakeups as lawmakers seek to focus on non-budgetary priorities

General Assembly starts 2018 with fewer faces and minor shakeups as lawmakers seek to focus on non-budgetary priorities

As the Pennsylvania General Assembly returned to Harrisburg Tuesday to fulfill its Article II, section 4 state constitutional obligation to meet annually at noon on the first Tuesday in January, it did so with fewer faces, one new face, and a call to move beyond the fiscal debates that have weighed down policy progress in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
2017 primary election wrap

2017 primary election wrap

The results from the 2017 primary election in Pennsylvania are in and, like with any election, while a lot looks set to change, much will continue to remain the same.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman

Pittsburgh International Airport receives largest boost from state improvement grants

Governor Tom Wolf announced Thursday that four airports across the state will receive $5.8 million in state investments for facility upgrades, as well as to promote services and establish new educational opportunities. 

The Pittsburgh International Airport received the largest share of the grant money, getting $2.4 million.
Friday, February 24, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Transportation Committee looks to expand rail line between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg

Transportation Committee looks to expand rail line between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg

The House Transportation Committee met at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday to hear testimony and discuss the possibility of expanding rail service between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. 

“We’re committed to really learning everything we can about it and trying to figure out a way to make this happen,” said Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadephia), Majority Chairman of the committee. “We know this is an important economic tool here in the western part of the state, as well as a convenience to many passengers.”

The committee heard from various transportation stakeholders from across the western region on how the expansion of the Pennsylvanian, or Keystone West, passenger train can help service Pittsburgh center city dwellers, people traveling from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh, and commuters traveling from the surrounding counties and cities such as Altoona and Johnstown to Pittsburgh for work and recreation. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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