Voting reform measures possibly headed to November ballots in Allegheny County

Voting reform measures possibly headed to November ballots in Allegheny County

Two petition measures are simultaneously progressing through the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County councils with the goals of enacting election reforms.

Pittsburgh City Council this morning approved of a petition from residents to request a public hearing in front of council to put a question regarding the city’s voting machines on the ballot this November. The ballot resolution requests that “voters be provided with and use new voting equipment for the 2020 presidential election cycle… that utilizes a human-readable, voter-verifiable paper records.”

Thursday, July 27, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
Categories: Pittsburgh
Audit questions cost-efficiency of relocating Allegheny County offices

Audit questions cost-efficiency of relocating Allegheny County offices

An audit by the Allegheny County Controller’s office cast doubt on the county’s ability to save money on recent decisions to relocate several offices from a location in Pittsburgh’s East End.

Chelsa Wagner, Allegheny County Controller, conducted an audit report on the office relocations of several county departments that raised questions about the rationale and cost-efficiency of the moves. The audit covered finances from July 1997 to Dec. 2016.

Thursday, June 1, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Executive supports consolidation of state-level human services-related agencies

Allegheny County Executive supports consolidation of state-level human services-related agencies

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald came out Monday in support of a proposed state-level move to consolidate four human-services related state agencies.

 

In February, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed consolidating the Departments of Human Services, Health, Aging, and Drug and Alcohol Programs into one Department of Health and Human Services.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 36: Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald

This week the podcast heads out to Pittsburgh, where Pittsburgh Bureau Chief Alanna Koll sits down to talk with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. Find out about how he got involved in politics, his love of fish fries, and a some of his favorite moments of being in office. Also, we highlight some of the state's top news items.

Friday, March 3, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
Allegheny County postpones certification of election results

Allegheny County postpones certification of election results

The Allegheny County Board of Elections has decided to delay sending its November 8 General Election results to the state so the county Elections Division can review and respond to recount petitions/affidavits being filed. 


The requests filed Monday are seeking to recount votes of the presidential and U.S. Senate results. 

Monday, November 28, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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