Commonwealth Court sides with Pittsburgh over police salary battle

Commonwealth Court sides with Pittsburgh over police salary battle

The Commonwealth Court ruled this week that the Pittsburgh police union union's judicial request for an officer wage increase should be started at the Court of Common Pleas, instead of at the appellate level.  


The seven judge panel heard the case in Pittsburgh in early April after talks between the city and the Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge No. 1 to negotiate a contract for officers broke down, sending the dispute into binding arbitration. 


Tuesday, July 18, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
School district study seeks to address problems in proposed FY 17-18 budget

School district study seeks to address problems in proposed FY 17-18 budget

The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) and Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) hosted a press call Wednesday morning to discuss the findings of plausible implications to school districts with regards to the FY 2017-2018 preliminary budget process.

In his proposed budget, Gov. Wolf committed to increased state education funding for Pre-K by $75 million, although that number was reduced to $25 million in House Republican budget.

Gov. Wolf also wanted to increase efficiencies of the state by cutting the transportation line item for school districts by $50 million. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh City Council gives stamp of approval for police to work Trump inauguration

Pittsburgh City Council gives stamp of approval for police to work Trump inauguration

Officers from the Pittsburgh Police force will be heading to Washington, D.C. to help provide security for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration next week after Pittsburgh City Council signed off on the measure Tuesday morning. 

Thirteen officers and two supervisors will travel to the nation’s capital where they will be sworn in as Deputy U.S. Marshall’s to provide protection along the inauguration parade route on Friday, January 20. 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council committee votes to provide funding for new city police training program

Pittsburgh City Council voted out legislation from the Public Safety Committee Wednesday afternoon that would provide funding for a new city police training program geared towards innovation, community relations, and policy. 

 

Bill 2016-0532 would allow a $430,000 grant from the Heinz Endowment to go towards police-community training at The LUMA Institute, an institution that works with design center thinking on a national level in downtown Pittsburgh.

Thursday, June 30, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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