Peduto issues executive order outlining self-driving car guidelines

Peduto issues executive order outlining self-driving car guidelines

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has had a sometimes fraught relationship with the self-driving car industry. Monday, surrounded by the area’s industry leaders, he put past differences aside to introduce an executive order outlining guidelines for testing self-driving cars in the steel city.

The result of much collaboration, what’s being called the Pittsburgh Principles will act as an agreement between testers such as Uber and Aurora Innovation and the city with regard to the ever evolving technology surrounding autonomous vehicles. One that covers transparency, safety, and environmental guidelines. 

Monday, March 4, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Minimum wage increase referendum question clears committee

Minimum wage increase referendum question clears committee

Philadelphia City Council’s Law and Government Committee passed a bill and resolution Monday that would ask voters in May to weigh in on the minimum wage debate.

Introduced by Councilmember Cherelle Parker (D-District 9), the non-binding resolution would be a referendum question calling on the General Assembly to provide a decent, living wage. If not passed at the state level, the question would also ask citizens if they think the city should attempt to act independently.

Monday, March 4, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Senate appropriators examine medication-assisted treatment for opioid use

Senate appropriators examine medication-assisted treatment for opioid use

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs testified Monday before the Senate Appropriations Committee in a hearing that largely focused on the state’s efforts to combat opioid use in Pennsylvania. 

At the heart of Pennsylvania’s work to reduce substance abuse is medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, which uses medication to aid outpatient behavioral therapy, the core component of the treatment.
Monday, March 4, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Freshman Focus: Rep. Wendy Ullman

Freshman Focus: Rep. Wendy Ullman

Meet Rep. Wendy Ullman (D-Bucks). She joined The PLS Reporter for our series Freshman Focus to tell us about herself. 

Ullman said she decided to run because she felt that what was going on in her district when it came to government wasn't working and she felt it was something that she could contribute to. 

 

Monday, March 4, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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