Peduto unveils Pittsburgh's newest Climate Action Plan

Peduto unveils Pittsburgh's newest Climate Action Plan

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto released his updated plans to fight climate change in the city this week through the Climate Action Plan 3.0.

First introduced in 2008, the Climate Action Plan includes local goals and strategies to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the city. A re-worked version in 2012 featured steps toward a greenhouse gas reduction target of 20 percent below 2003 levels by 2023.
Thursday, October 5, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Financial Reality Fairs seek to help reduce recidivism

Financial Reality Fairs seek to help reduce recidivism

Multiple private and public partners gathered Thursday morning to discuss five Financial Reality Fairs and to go over what they and the Wolf Administration believe could help reduce recidivism by educating re-entrants on their finances.

Thursday, October 5, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Ongoing budget impasse puts state-related universities in funding jeopardy

Ongoing budget impasse puts state-related universities in funding jeopardy

With Gov. Tom Wolf set to manage the state’s finances given the protracted revenue-related budget impasse currently facing the Commonwealth, state-related universities have yet to get approval of their funding—a combined $650 million—and they are now sounding off about the impact not having that funding might have on their operations.

Thursday, October 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Public calls for the removal of controversial Stephen Foster statue in Pittsburgh

Public calls for the removal of controversial Stephen Foster statue in Pittsburgh

Public commenters at a Pittsburgh Art Commission hearing Wednesday overwhelmingly called for the removal of the controversial Stephen Foster statue from public property, calling it racist and demeaning to black culture.

The Commission scheduled a hearing to gather information and to hear from the public about the controversial statue that was built in 1900 depicting Stephen Foster, a Pittsburgh-born songwriter known for his work with minstrel music, standing over a barefoot black slave playing a banjo. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
As latest revenue deal breaks down, Gov. Wolf steps in to manage state finances

As latest revenue deal breaks down, Gov. Wolf steps in to manage state finances

As the latest attempts by the state General Assembly to reach agreement on budget-balancing revenue broke down Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced he is stepping in to balance the Commonwealth’s books.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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