Proposed advisory board on bike lane infrastructure in Pittsburgh close to final passage

Legislation to create an advisory board on bike lane infrastructure is one step closer to final passage in the City of Pittsburgh. 

In order to address the rising trend of increased bike lanes across the city, Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith, sponsor of the legislation, hopes the advisory board will allow biking stakeholders, the administration, and residents to work together to decide where the popular mode of transportation should and shouldn't be constructed. 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Gov. Wolf, Mayor Kenney blast Senate-passed abortion bill

Gov. Wolf, Mayor Kenney blast Senate-passed abortion bill

Gov. Tom Wolf was joined in Philadelphia Wednesday by Mayor Jim Kenney, Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) and abortion rights advocates to reiterate his promised veto of Senate Bill 3, legislation that passed the Senate earlier this month that would restrict abortions to only occur before 20 weeks and ban so-called dismemberment abortions in Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Commonwealth Court reasserts school district autonomy in creating own police force

Commonwealth Court reasserts school district autonomy in creating own police force

A panel of the Commonwealth Court Wednesday delivered an opinion that reasserted the authority of school districts to create their own police force.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
In absence of state action, Pittsburgh City Council shows support for local needle exchange program

In absence of state action, Pittsburgh City Council shows support for local needle exchange program

A Will of Council introduced Tuesday in Pittsburgh City Council to re-locate a clean needle exchange program in the city turned the focus on the state’s prohibition to allow such places to exist. 

Prevention Point Pittsburgh (PPP), a nonprofit organization that provides health services to injection drug users, is moving one of its three locations to the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force in the neighborhood of East Liberty with the hope of expanding their reach and their services. 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Gov. Wolf sat among pre-k students while pushing for more program funding as part of his budget

Gov. Wolf sat among pre-k students while pushing for more program funding as part of his budget

Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday joined pre-K students in his reception room where he discussed the importance of investing early in Pennsylvania's youth. Gov. Wolf stated he has proposed a $75 million increase in pre-k and early childhood education as part of his 2017-2018 budget proposal.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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