Proposed Allegheny County budget calls for $25 million increase, holds the line on property taxes

Proposed Allegheny County budget calls for $25 million increase, holds the line on property taxes

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald presented his 2018 proposed budget to County Council Tuesday evening.

The $905.7 million budget represents a $25.4 million, or 2.8 percent increase over the last year, and also marks the sixth consecutive year that the plan is presented without the use of one-time revenue sources, said Fitzgerald. The proposal also will again hold the line on property taxes for the 16th time in the past 17 years.  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh committee presents a plan for a plan for some of the city's rundown facilities

Pittsburgh committee presents a plan for a plan for some of the city's rundown facilities

A committee reviewing Pittsburgh-owned facilities has recommended the sale, renovation, relocation, demolition, or merger of thirty-one of the cities buildings.

The recommended list includes fire, paramedic, and police stations, as well as recreation and senior centers that have deteriorated or are no longer practical to maintain. The recommendations were based on a report completed by Massaro Construction Management Services earlier this year.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
After Las Vegas mass shooting, PA lawmakers look to ban “bump stocks”

After Las Vegas mass shooting, PA lawmakers look to ban “bump stocks”

After the deadliest mass shooting in US history in Las Vegas last week that left 58 dead—including at least one Pennsylvanian—and over 500 injured, Pennsylvania lawmakers have started the process of introducing legislation to ban so-called “bump stocks,” after-market gun modifications that allow semi-automatic rifles to function similarly automatics.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Newer Perspectives with Rep. Justin Simmons

VIDEO: Newer Perspectives with Rep. Justin Simmons

Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh) joined The PLS Reporter for our latest ongoing series: Newer Perspectives, where we sit down with the legislators who are 35 or younger to see what they bring to the legislature and how their views might be different than their more veteran colleagues.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Gov. Wolf reboots plan to monetize Farm Show Complex through a lease-leaseback

Gov. Wolf reboots plan to monetize Farm Show Complex through a lease-leaseback

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that, as part of his ongoing effort to manage state finances in the absence of a balanced budget, that he is rebooting a plan from his February budget address to monetize the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex through a lease-leaseback provision.

Monday, October 9, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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