Pittsburgh Mayor announces executive order creating paid safe leave policy

Pittsburgh Mayor announces executive order creating paid safe leave policy

Mayor Bill Peduto Tuesday announced an executive order creating a paid safe leave policy for city employees facing intimate partner violence. Once enacted, the policy will allow victims paid time off to deal with matters such as obtaining medical care, finding safe housing, and filing Protection from Abuse orders if necessary.  

Tuesday, April 3, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
House Democrats urged to support animal fighting legislation

House Democrats urged to support animal fighting legislation

The House Democratic Policy Committee held a public hearing in Pittsburgh Wednesday to discuss animal fighting and heard testimony from animal welfare advocates urging them to support legislation Rep. Dom Costa (D-Allegheny) is reintroducing to make animal fighting a racketeering offense.

Costa, a former Pittsburgh police chief, first introduced the bill, HB 1197, in April of last year. It was referred to the House Judiciary Committee and has stayed there ever since. Costa brought forward a similar bill in the 2015-16 session.

Thursday, March 29, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Pittsburgh City Council introduces legislation to monitor spending

Pittsburgh City Council introduces legislation to monitor spending

Two Pittsburgh City Councilmembers are proposing legislation to better monitor city spending in the midst of ongoing legal problems and growing concern over a police contract.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
People with disabilities talk to legislators at Pittsburgh summit

People with disabilities talk to legislators at Pittsburgh summit

At Representative Dan Miller’s (D-Allegheny) annual Disability Summit, a group of bipartisan leaders gathered to hear from advocates, people with disabilities, and their loved ones Friday afternoon outside of Pittsburgh.

Miller, with other lawmakers such as Rep. Austin Davis (D-Allegheny) and Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington) spoke with people with disabilities about their experiences and heard their suggestions on accessible public infrastructure, anti bullying policies, and access to assistance.

Friday, March 23, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Lamb conducts audit of Pittsburgh permitting department

Lamb conducts audit of Pittsburgh permitting department

City Controller Michael Lamb released a performance audit of City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections Thursday.
Thursday, March 22, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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