Pittsburgh City Councilman O'Connor awards recipients of program to hire local graduates

Joined by two different Chambers of Commerce and the Pittsburgh Promise, Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 5) announced the first round of HirePGH Grants.  


Through a partnership with the city, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA (AACCWP), the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and the Pittsburgh Promise, HirePGH has been developed to incentivize the local hiring of Pittsburgh Promise grads through the allocation of $5,500 grants.  

Thursday, June 22, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
House Republicans to float new gaming revenue proposal that axes the local share assessment

House Republicans to float new gaming revenue proposal that axes the local share assessment

A proposal led by Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler) and being floated by the House Republican Caucus to redirect local share assessment payments to Pennsylvania’s General Fund is under increasing consideration as an agreement on gaming expansion revenue is waning.

Thursday, June 22, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Sen. Argall talks about his property tax elimination bill

VIDEO: Sen. Argall talks about his property tax elimination bill

Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill) is the prime sponsor for Senate Bill 76 and he joined The PLS Reporter to give us some more details on the bill that would eliminate the school property tax and raise personal income and sales taxes.

Thursday, June 22, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Campaign for Fair Education Funding seeks $100 million increase for basic education funding formula

Campaign for Fair Education Funding seeks $100 million increase for basic education funding formula

The Campaign for Fair Education Funding held a rally Thursday morning to urge the General Assembly to grant the $100 million increase to basic education funding formula proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Advocates said that the Pennsylvania constitution guarantees each student in the commonwealth receives a thorough and efficient education, but school districts are facing a difficult time funding this provision.

Currently, Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal, along with the House’s proposal, has granted basic education the $100 million the group has hoped for. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
State DEP funds set to add electric vehicles to Pittsburgh's fleet

State DEP funds set to add electric vehicles to Pittsburgh's fleet

Pittsburgh City Council is one step closer to approving the acceptance of two separate grant awards from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to add electric cars to the city’s car fleet and build electric car infrastructure.

Under the legislation, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Jennifer Presutti will have the authority to accept the money awarded from the DEP grants and carry out the programs. The bills passed out of the Finance and Law Committee unanimously Wednesday, and will see a final vote by Council on Tuesday.

Thursday, June 22, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
Categories: Pittsburgh
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