PA labor leaders voice concerns over Trump's Supreme Court pick

PA labor leaders voice concerns over Trump's Supreme Court pick

Rick Bloomingdale, President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO spoke at a press conference Thursday urging Pennsylvania's US senators to vote against Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Thursday, March 16, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Gov. Wolf joined by former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris to tout new opioid prescribing guidelines

Gov. Wolf joined by former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris to tout new opioid prescribing guidelines

In a continued effort to reduce the overprescribing of prescription pain medications, Governor Tom Wolf visited University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Montefiore Thursday to announce new prescribing guideline recommendations for the safe use of opioids in orthopedics and sports medicine. 

“The goal is to figure out how to balance the needs in subsiding and managing pain, but also the needs we have in preventing substance abuse disorders from turning into a death,” said Gov. Wolf during the press conference featuring state and local leaders, as well as former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris. “We have come up with prescribing guidelines that try to address that balance.”

Thursday, March 16, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
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AG DePasquale finds Pittsburgh pension funds continue to slide

AG DePasquale finds Pittsburgh pension funds continue to slide

In a recent audit of Pittsburgh’s municipal pension fund, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said despite the city contributing $41.3 million more to its plans than required, funding levels have dropped to 57 percent during his latest audit. 
From January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2015, Pittsburgh contributed $115.6 million- well above the required $74.2 million minimum payment- to its three employee pension plans, according to the Auditor General. 
Thursday, March 16, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
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Rep. Grove continues charge against Philadelphia Beverage Tax

Rep. Grove continues charge against Philadelphia Beverage Tax

Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) has been a leading voice in Harrisburg circles pushing back against the Philadelphia Beverage Tax, and that voice was amplified this week with the Independent Fiscal Office releasing an analysis of the tax on state revenues requested by Rep. Grove.

 

According to Rep. Grove, he requested the review—and continues to push back against the city’s beverage tax—due to his belief that it is having a negative impact on the city’s economy, which could potentially affect state revenue and spending priorities.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Capitol behind the scenes- The Clocks

Capitol behind the scenes- The Clocks

Go behind the scenes with The PLS Reporter and Jason Wilson from the Capitol Preservation Committee to find out interesting facts about the Capitol. 

In this installment, we find out some interesting facts about those clocks you see all around the Capitol.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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