Pittsburgh City Council approves money for outside lobbyists, early pre-k task force and new transportation department

Pittsburgh City Council approves money for outside lobbyists, early pre-k task force and new transportation department

Pittsburgh City Council gave final votes on a number of pieces of legislation Tuesday, including bills that would provide $128,000 to outside lobbyists to address the city’s legislative priorities in Harrisburg and Washington. 
At the state level, the City hopes Malady & Wooten, Inc. will address issues such affordable housing, paid sick leave legislation, funding for RACP projects and other priorities before the state General Assembly, while at the federal level the focus for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney will be more on a consent agreement between Alcosan and the EPA on storm water requirements, transportation funding, and building a relationship with the new Trump administration. 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
House Appropriations Committee approves budget vehicle

House Appropriations Committee approves budget vehicle

The House Appropriations Committee Monday took the first in what is sure to be a series of long legislative steps to approving a FY 2017-2018 budget by unanimously approving and advancing vehicle legislation to the full House.

Monday, March 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Committee advances bill to study implementation of cross-state health insurance sales

Committee advances bill to study implementation of cross-state health insurance sales

The House Insurance Committee Monday took a step to advance legislation that would require the Pennsylvania Insurance Department to study how to best implement the legalization of selling health insurance policies across state lines.

Monday, March 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Lawmakers share new legislation to end illegal immigration in the Commonwealth

Lawmakers share new legislation to end illegal immigration in the Commonwealth

Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) joined other members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives where they announced the introduction of legislation that supporters say would help prevent illegal immigration in the Commonwealth.

Monday, March 13, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Sen. Langerholc one of many to rally against removing individuals with disabilities from their workplaces

Sen. Langerholc one of many to rally against removing individuals with disabilities from their workplaces

Sen. Wayne Langerholc (R-Cambria) was one of many legislators who rallied to prevent residents of Pennsylvania with disabilities from being forced out of their workplaces and day programs. 

According to advocates, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is attempting to force individuals with disabilities to spend 75 percent of their time in the community and away from their workshops and programs.

Monday, March 13, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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