City Controller releases Pittsburgh's 2017 annual financial report

City Controller releases Pittsburgh's 2017 annual financial report

Pittsburgh City Controller Michael Lamb released the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 2017 Tuesday. Lamb reported that Pittsburgh, whose fiscal year ended New Year’s Eve, is on the road to financial stability, but still has much room to grow.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Activists emphasize importance of speed cameras on Roosevelt Blvd, work zones

Activists emphasize importance of speed cameras on Roosevelt Blvd, work zones

Last week The PLS Reporter caught up with Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill) and Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) to discuss Senate Bill 172The bill would create a five-year pilot program for the use of speed cameras in active work-zones and also on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia. 


On Tuesday morning a handful of activists joined to discuss more in-depth the reasons speed cameras are needed on the Roosevelt Boulevard.

Executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Sarah Clark Stuart, led the press conference and also explained to The PLS Reporter the importance of these speed cameras.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Industry critics pan latest severance tax proposal

Industry critics pan latest severance tax proposal

If Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement Monday that he is again pushing for a severance tax appeared familiar to those listening, so too seemed the gas industry’s reply.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
Thomas: "There's got to be a way for us to have a win-win" on soda tax

Thomas: "There's got to be a way for us to have a win-win" on soda tax

On Tuesday afternoon the House Commerce committee brought up House Bill 2241, Rep. Mark Mustio's (R-Allegheny) bill that preempts local taxation of sweetened beverages in Pennsylvania. It prohibits any municipality from levying such a tax while invalidating the current soda tax in Philadelphia.

The bill passed out of committee but not before Rep. Curtis Thomas (D-Philadelphia), minority chairman of the committee, brought up his concerns and offered amendments. Following the vote he spoke with the PLS Reporter about what happens now.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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