Proposed legislation on “sanctuary cities” could have impact on Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

Pending state legislation that would punish so-called "sanctuary cities" could have an impact on Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Profiles: Meet Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith (District 2)

Pittsburgh Profiles: Meet Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith (District 2)

Meet Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith (District 2) and learn how she moved from being involved in the city-wide community to running for her seat on city council. We also discuss what she likes to do in her free time and what her district is like.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: VideoPittsburgh

Medical cannabis growers and processors look to open business in Pennsylvania

With the Department of Health’s announcement of the publication of temporary regulations concerning growers and processor of medical cannabis at the end of October, the regulatory landscape is now in place for these entities, largely from established operations in other states, to begin to set up shop in Pennsylvania.


According to the department, the grower and processor temporary regulations outline the financial, legal and operational requirements needed by an individual to be considered for a grower/processor permit, as well as where the facilities can be located.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Pittsburgh Police Chief McLay steps down

Pittsburgh Police Chief McLay steps down

After serving two years as Chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Cameron McLay has decided to leave the Bureau. 


“I have made the decision that I have done as much as I can and now I want to turn it over and pass the torch,” said Chief McLay. 


McLay was hired in September 2014 as the first Police Chief in over 150 to be brought in from outside the force. Mayor Bill Peduto selected McLay to reestablish relationships between communities and leaders citywide; rebuild its internal protocols, controls, and ethics training. 

Friday, November 4, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

ICA makes contingency plans for Pittsburgh budget in light of recent PA Supreme Court casino ruling

During the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority’s (ICA) 3rd Quarter board meeting held Wednesday afternoon, the Authority passed Pittsburgh’s proposed $539 million operating budget continent upon the city verifying within 120 days that it would receive the $10 million it’s owed from Rivers Casino.

Due to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling last week that the local share assessment of casinos in the state gaming law is unconstitutional, Pittsburgh has been trying to ensure that the money stays in the city’s budget.

“We’ve received word already from the Gaming Revenue office and the Secretary of the Budget that they don’t think there is going to be any distribution of any gaming revenue now until the legislature readdresses the legislation that was declared unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court,” said Renny Clark, the ICA’s interim executive director.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh