Wolf tours state for voters' thoughts ahead of February redistricting deadline

Wolf tours state for voters' thoughts ahead of February redistricting deadline

As Harrisburg dusts off its cartography skills, Governor Tom Wolf attended his third panel in three days Thursday afternoon in Pittsburgh to hear Pennsylvania voters’ thoughts on what the state’s new congressional map should look like. 

“I’m trying to understand what the people of Pennsylvania say is a fair map,” Wolf said. “We can bring all the experts together, but in the end it comes down to what values we have as citizens.” 
Thursday, February 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Two candidates in, one deciding, for open race to fill Mustio’s seat

Two candidates in, one deciding, for open race to fill Mustio’s seat

Long-time Republican Allegheny County representative Mark Mustio is retiring this year, triggering an open race for his long red district among a slew of other senior GOP retirements. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Following affordable housing debate, Pittsburgh city council looks to keep better track of tax credits

Following affordable housing debate, Pittsburgh city council looks to keep better track of tax credits

Following a year of bean counting to fund the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, a new bill proposed by two Pittsburgh City Council members is hoping to keep better track of the city’s development dollars. 

The bill, sponsored by Councilwoman Deb Gross (District 7) and Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 5) would require yearly audits by the City Controller’s office of the city’s tax credits and abatements. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Republican Remley faces, wins legal challenge to stay on District 8 ballot

Pittsburgh Republican Remley faces, wins legal challenge to stay on District 8 ballot

Turning to two lawyers and an Allegheny County elections official in front of him Tuesday morning, Judge Joseph James chuckled from his seat. 

“The regular cast of characters,” James said. “What would an election be without the three of you?” 

James was hearing a legal challenge to Republican Rennick Remley’s candidacy in the District 8 city council special election, which the candidate won after a few hours of deliberations by the judge.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
At forum, Pittsburgh District 8 candidates make case for special election

At forum, Pittsburgh District 8 candidates make case for special election

The main disagreements that broke through the steady pace of questioning were mostly over whose background was best suited to joining city council.
Monday, January 29, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
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