Ongoing budget impasse puts state-related universities in funding jeopardy

Ongoing budget impasse puts state-related universities in funding jeopardy

With Gov. Tom Wolf set to manage the state’s finances given the protracted revenue-related budget impasse currently facing the Commonwealth, state-related universities have yet to get approval of their funding—a combined $650 million—and they are now sounding off about the impact not having that funding might have on their operations.

Thursday, October 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Public calls for the removal of controversial Stephen Foster statue in Pittsburgh

Public calls for the removal of controversial Stephen Foster statue in Pittsburgh

Public commenters at a Pittsburgh Art Commission hearing Wednesday overwhelmingly called for the removal of the controversial Stephen Foster statue from public property, calling it racist and demeaning to black culture.

The Commission scheduled a hearing to gather information and to hear from the public about the controversial statue that was built in 1900 depicting Stephen Foster, a Pittsburgh-born songwriter known for his work with minstrel music, standing over a barefoot black slave playing a banjo. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
As latest revenue deal breaks down, Gov. Wolf steps in to manage state finances

As latest revenue deal breaks down, Gov. Wolf steps in to manage state finances

As the latest attempts by the state General Assembly to reach agreement on budget-balancing revenue broke down Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced he is stepping in to balance the Commonwealth’s books.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Proposed hotel tax increase could hurt chances of Pittsburgh's proposed Sports Commission

Proposed hotel tax increase could hurt chances of Pittsburgh's proposed Sports Commission

The latest effort by lawmakers in Harrisburg to balance this year’s state budget via a five percent hotel tax increase could hurt the chances of a long-sought after Pittsburgh Sports Commission, said Pittsburgh officials Wednesday.

The Pittsburgh Sports Commission is part of an economic development strategy between VisitPittsburgh, the city’s official tourism promotion agency, the Sports Exhibition Authority, with support from the Peduto administration and City Council to recruit major sporting events to the city.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Supporters of Pennsylvania's Pro-Life Clean Energy Campaign call for 100 percent clean energy

Supporters of Pennsylvania's Pro-Life Clean Energy Campaign call for 100 percent clean energy

On Wednesday morning, members of the Evangelical Environmental Network's Pro-Life Clean Energy Campaign held a press event in the Capitol to talk about the threats that oil and gas in Pennsylvania pose to children. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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