Philadelphia City Council passes $4.4 billion budget

Philadelphia City Council passes $4.4 billion budget

Before recessing for the summer, Philadelphia City Council on Thursday passed a $4.4 billion operating budget for FY 2018.

Friday, June 16, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 45: Rep. Joe Markosek (D-Allegheny)

We have a budget-focused podcast this week where we sit down with House Appropriations Committee Democratic Chairman Joe Markosek (D-Allegheny) to discuss where things stand with developing a balanced FY 2017-2018 spending plan, what House Democrats hope to see out of the budget and related bills, and what needs to be done to rid Pennsylvania of its perennial structural deficit.

Friday, June 16, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
Pennsylvania voters announce lawsuit over alleged gerrymandering

Pennsylvania voters announce lawsuit over alleged gerrymandering

On Thursday afternoon, in the Capitol, Pennsylvania voters announced that they have filed a lawsuit in Commonwealth Court alleging partisan gerrymandering in Pennsylvania's congressional districts.

Thursday, June 15, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Allegheny County DA says charges not warranted against Pittsburgh ICA, former director

Allegheny County DA says charges not warranted against Pittsburgh ICA, former director

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday that it will not pursue criminal charges against the agency overseeing Pittsburgh’s finances or its former executive director.  


In April 2016, the office of Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala initiated an investigation into the operation and expenditures of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (ICA), and the duties of its former executive director Henry Sciortino, the ICA’s only employee.  

Thursday, June 15, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
VIDEO: Sen. Aument opens up about independent Inspector General legislation

VIDEO: Sen. Aument opens up about independent Inspector General legislation

Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) joined The PLS Reporter to talk about his bill, Senate Bill 527 and how he feels it will do in the House, why it is important, and how it is different than past pieces of similar legislation.

Thursday, June 15, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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