Allegheny County Controller calls on PWSA to stop installation of partial lead line replacements ahead of "blitz"

Allegheny County Controller calls on PWSA to stop installation of partial lead line replacements ahead of "blitz"

At a news conference Monday, Allegheny County Controller Chelsea Wagner urged the Pittsburgh Water and Sewage Authority to halt the installation of partial lead line replacements on the city’s public water lines.

Wagner’s comments come ahead of PWSA’s “blitz” plans to install 1,500 partial line replacements on city water lines in the coming months. The water authority installed partial line replacements at approximately 275 residencies across the city from January 2016 to April 2017.

Monday, May 15, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
Categories: Pittsburgh
New statewide reentry council seeks to break down the barriers to successful post-prison life

New statewide reentry council seeks to break down the barriers to successful post-prison life

Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and other local and state officials came together Monday afternoon to announce the beginning of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council.

The council is designed to educate the public, law enforcement, and lawmakers on the importance of prisoner reentry into Pennsylvania communities. It’s intended not only to aid the community, but also make Pennsylvania safer and reduce the 67 percent statewide recidivism rate in Pennsylvania.

Monday, May 15, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf says DNC surplus should’ve been returned to PA taxpayers

Gov. Wolf says DNC surplus should’ve been returned to PA taxpayers

Gov. Tom Wolf over the weekend said a $4 million surplus in funds left over from the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia should have been returned to Pennsylvania’s taxpayers.

Monday, May 15, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Bike to Work Week kicks off in Pennsylvania

Bike to Work Week kicks off in Pennsylvania

On Monday morning a group of cyclists met at the Capitol fountain and rode around the city of Harrisburg to kick off Bike to Work Week. 

The cyclists ended at the front Capitol steps and held a press conference to talk about the importance of the biking community and how PennDOT is working to integrate bicycle and pedestrian activities into their transportation network.

Monday, May 15, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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