Pittsburgh URA approves program to fund replacement of old lead lines across the city

Pittsburgh URA approves program to fund replacement of old lead lines across the city

The Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) board approved a program Thursday that would provide financial assistance to property owners looking to replace their lead water service lines. 
The Replace Old Lead Lines (ROLL) program, would be available to low income residents who make below 120 percent of the area median income (AMI). The maximum amount for the loan would be $10,000 with a three percent interest rate- the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is estimating requested loans will begin at $6,000. 
Thursday, March 9, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Philadelphia regulatory review special committee leadership announced

Philadelphia regulatory review special committee leadership announced

Philadelphia City Council on Thursday took the first steps in trying to tackle a city-wide effort on regulatory reform by naming three co-chairs of a special committee formed to undertake regulatory review efforts.

 

The co-chairs, named by City Council President Darrell Clarke, will include At-Large City Councilman Derek Green, City Commerce Director Harold Epps, and Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Rob Wonderling.

Thursday, March 9, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia
Wolf administration sues IBM over failed unemployment compensation system upgrade

Wolf administration sues IBM over failed unemployment compensation system upgrade

As questions about unemployment compensation system funding continue to percolate at the state Capitol, the Wolf administration announced Thursday that it is suing IBM over failed UC information technology system upgrades.

Thursday, March 9, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Rep. O'Brien shares details of proposal that would provide a tax credit for student loan interest

Rep. O'Brien shares details of proposal that would provide a tax credit for student loan interest

Rep. Mike O'Brien (D-Philadelphia) joined The PLS Reporter to discuss his proposal that would provide a tax credit for interest paid on students loans.

Thursday, March 9, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Pittsburgh to hire outside lobbyists to address legislative priorities in Harrisburg and Washington

Pittsburgh to hire outside lobbyists to address legislative priorities in Harrisburg and Washington

Pittsburgh City Council is set to approve $128,000 for the city to hire two lobbyists to address legislative priorities of Pittsburgh in Harrisburg and Washington. 

Debated Wednesday in the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, the two pieces of legislation would provide $62,000.00 to Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney for “professional consulting services for federal government affairs and legislative services” on behalf of the city, and $66,000.00 to Malady & Wooten, Inc. for the same services at the state level. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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