Pittsburgh council looks for ways to combat climate change

Pittsburgh council looks for ways to combat climate change

Pittsburgh City Council heard testimony from experts on the city’s ambitious, thrice-redrafted Climate Action Plan Tuesday.

Currently the plan includes reducing Pittsburgh’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, cutting transportation emissions in half by 2030 and divesting the city’s pension fund from fossil fuels. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
With Reed in on redistricting, optimism growing among advocates

With Reed in on redistricting, optimism growing among advocates

In a memo from last week, outgoing House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) struck a reformist tone while pointing to votes to limit the size of the legislature and adding transparency to lobbying.

“There is still more which needs to be done, from improving government operations to bringing back faith in our system,” Reed wrote when presenting three new bill ideas to his colleagues.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Rep. Harkins' new bill could improve workplace safety

Rep. Harkins' new bill could improve workplace safety

Rep. Patrick Harkins (D-Erie) sat down with The PLS Reporter to discuss his bill, House Bill 1082, which he says would improve safety in the workplace.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Dermody reintroduces Dem bills as Metcalfe doubles down on majority authority

Dermody reintroduces Dem bills as Metcalfe doubles down on majority authority

Responding to a social media outburst from Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), House Minority Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny) has reintroduced nearly 90 bills from this session — hoping they get sent anywhere besides Metcalfe’s State Government Committee.

The list includes a number of so-called good government reforms, such as a gift ban, campaign finance reform and redistricting, as well as a bill to ban LGBTQ discrimination in private employment.

Monday, May 7, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
NALC's annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to take place Saturday, May 12

NALC's annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to take place Saturday, May 12

Members of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), Rep. Patty Kim (D-Dauphin) and other advocates joined in the Main Rotunda Monday morning to announce the NALC’s 26th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive which will be held this Saturday, May 12.

Monday, May 7, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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