Pittsburgh residents weigh in on pending PWSA agreement

Pittsburgh residents weigh in on pending PWSA agreement

In early June, the city of Pittsburgh announced a new agreement with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) full of reforms and promises of a new kind of working relationship.

While the former agreement had expired as of July 5, the proposed agreement is still subject to Pittsburgh City Council approval. Council invited the public to weigh in on the proposal in the form of a public hearing on Tuesday. Although the turnout was modest, with only six speakers participating in public comment, most of those in attendance had a favorable view of the proposal and were hopeful about what it could mean for residents.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Tags: PWSA
Progressives call on lawmakers to 'tax the rich'

Progressives call on lawmakers to 'tax the rich'

On Tuesday, a small but vocal group of liberal activists gathered on the steps of the Capitol to advocate for an idea that they believe will improve Pennsylvania’s economic standing — they want to tax the rich.

 

As part of a nationwide “Tax The Rich” bus tour, progressive groups Tax March and MAYDAY America brought their traveling tour to Harrisburg, where they stumped for policies that would raise revenue by increasing taxes on Pennsylvania’s wealthiest citizens and corporations.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
DePasquale and Dinniman call for school districts to eliminate Keystone Exams

DePasquale and Dinniman call for school districts to eliminate Keystone Exams

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale joined Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-Chester) to discuss how Pennsylvania could be savings tens of millions of dollars every year by eliminating the Keystone Exams.

In 2015, when the No Child Left Behind Act was replaced, the Keystone Exams were no longer required. Federal law does, however, require that all states give a secondary-level standardized test.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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