Pittsburgh URA approves Civic Arena deal changes in 3-2 vote

Pittsburgh URA approves Civic Arena deal changes in 3-2 vote

A deal to rework the Civic Arena agreement between the city of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Penguins was confirmed with three changes by the Urban Redevelopment Authority Wednesday afternoon, with one vote to spare. 

In a 3-2 decision, the board of the URA passed the deal, reached last week, to remove a $15 million option payment to the Penguins that created an incentive for the National Hockey League team to a sit on the 28 barren acres that connect the Hill District and Downtown. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Advocates continue to push Pittsburgh City Council to fund Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund

Advocates continue to push Pittsburgh City Council to fund Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund

Encouraged by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s budget address calling on City Council to fund an affordable housing policy, over thirty housing and community development activists organized before the chamber Wednesday to continue the Mayor’s push to fund affordable housing across the city.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
General Assembly, associated agencies sit on $95 million in reserve funds

General Assembly, associated agencies sit on $95 million in reserve funds

The Legislative Audit Advisory commission released the audit of the General Assembly’s finances for FY 2016-2017, reporting that the legislature and its associated agencies have combined reserves of $95 million.

The reserves represent surpluses over the $325 million appropriated to the General Assembly in FY 2016-2017.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
DePasquale asks for suggestions for better gun safety measures

DePasquale asks for suggestions for better gun safety measures

At a press conference Wednesday morning Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced that he hopes to issue a special report on gun safety by fall of 2018 and he will be taking any suggestions in how to find a better solution to gun safety measures in hopes of reducing firearm injuries and deaths. 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Lawmakers introduce legislation to ban sexual misconduct non-disclosure agreements in Pennsylvania

Lawmakers introduce legislation to ban sexual misconduct non-disclosure agreements in Pennsylvania

A group of Democratic Senators led by Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) on Wednesday announced the introduction of legislation aimed at banning the use of non-disclosure agreements in settlements of sexual misconduct allegations.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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