New Media Campaign launched to help Pennsylvanians understand new health insurance options

New Media Campaign launched to help Pennsylvanians understand new health insurance options

On Thursday afternoon, Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman announced a new media campaign that has been created to help Pennsylvanians understand new health insurance options during open enrollment, which is now November 1 through December 15th.

Thursday, October 26, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
While passing affordability measures, PWSA plans to raise rates to fund infrastructure spending

While passing affordability measures, PWSA plans to raise rates to fund infrastructure spending

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority attempted to reconcile the competing demands of affordability and improvement at its bi-weekly board meeting Thursday morning.

 

To meet an order from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the PWSA board passed a resolution for emergency procurement of resources to execute three new infrastructure projects. The projects include upgrades to an older reservoir due to concerns that holes in the cover could lead to contamination from animal droppings.  Those concerns led to a precautionary boil advisory for 18,000 homes in August. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Full slate of budget-balancing bills await Gov. Wolf’s action

Full slate of budget-balancing bills await Gov. Wolf’s action

It took almost four months beyond the traditional June 30 deadline, but House lawmakers on Thursday wrapped up sending a full slate of budget-balancing bills to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk in what is likely their last best effort to end the FY 2017-2018 budget process.

Thursday, October 26, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Rep. Saccone's new bills would remove license suspensions for non-driving offenses

VIDEO: Rep. Saccone's new bills would remove license suspensions for non-driving offenses

The Clean Slate Act has gained attention across Pennsylvania by offering people with certain types of misdemeanors the chance for courts to seal their records, after which they would be available to law enforcement but not the general public.  

Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny) introduced two bills that would add onto the Clean Slate Act by helping people with criminal records by removing the license suspensions for non-driving offenses.

Thursday, October 26, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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