Pittsburgh City Council calls on Congress to not support Trump's proposed budget

Pittsburgh City Council calls on Congress to not support Trump's proposed budget

Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor presented a Will of Council before City Council Tuesday morning strongly opposing the “draconian” cuts President Donald Trump has presented in his proposed budget, and to encourage Congress to reject his proposed spending plan. 

“Now is really the time, as a city, and as elected [officials] to reach out to other elected officials on the federal side to say how dramatic this would be to our city and the basic services that we provide,” said Councilman O’Connor at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
As winter approaches, Gov. Wolf and other officials kick off LIHEAP application period

As winter approaches, Gov. Wolf and other officials kick off LIHEAP application period

November 2nd marked the first day of enrollment for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Plan (LIHEAP), a federally funded program administered by Pennsylvania, and Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by other state officials and energy-sector partners to bring awareness to the availability of the program.

For this year’s iteration of the program, Pennsylvania will get about $182 million of $3 billion in available federal funding to administer the grant program, the individual amount of which will be determined based upon an approximated number of participants.

Last year approximately 400,000 households in Pennsylvania participated in the program.

“This is what neighbors do for neighbors,” said Gov. Wolf at a program kick-off event at Harrisburg’s Hamilton Health Center. 

Monday, November 2, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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