Pittsburgh City Council hears testimony on public private partnership

Pittsburgh City Council hears testimony on public private partnership

At protests, hearings and in public comment since spring, many Pittsburgh residents have made it clear that they don’t want the Steel City to accept Peoples Gas’ offer for a public private partnership with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.  

 

But after hearing out constituentscouncil felt it was time to hear from the experts and allow members to have a deeper discussion about what a public-private partnership could mean for the city. 

Friday, September 28, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Tweets of the Week - September 24, 2018

Tweets of the Week - September 24, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, September 28, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Features
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

This week the legislators managed to find time in their hectic session week to take time to strike out hunger in Pennsylvania by playing in the Capitol All-Stars softball game. 

Also this week two major bills passed through the house, Senate Bill 261 and House Bill 2060. Take a look at the video to find out the details for this week's three under three. 

Friday, September 28, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Pittsburgh City Council delays bill on needle exchange program following community objections

Pittsburgh City Council delays bill on needle exchange program following community objections

Rev. Matthew Price has become increasingly distressed witnessing the fallout of the opioid epidemic in Allegheny County, which is why he implored Pittsburgh City Council to move forward with a bill that would allow Prevention Point Pittsburgh to expand its services to Carrick on Tuesday.
Thursday, September 27, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Municipal ID cards pass Philly council

Municipal ID cards pass Philly council

City Council Thursday passed a bill that authorizes Philadelphia to provide municipal IDs for residents.

Philadelphia joins New York and Chicago as major municipalities creating identification cards for their citizens. The bill passed through the Licenses and Inspections Committee last week and earned unanimous approval from the council.

The city is seeking to help undocumented individuals, particularly youth and immigrants, to secure identity with residency and avoid potential confrontation. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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