Attorney General Shapiro kicks off Consumer Protection Week in Pittsburgh

Attorney General Josh Shapiro launched Consumer Protection Week in Pittsburgh today by hosting a forum featuring three western Pennsylvania residents who were victimized by scams- but received restitution with the help of the Office’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP).

“It’s my job to keep Pennsylvanians safe,” said Attorney General Shapiro. “Whether it’s at the street corner, whether it’s in a board room or whether it’s on the other end of a phone line, we take that job very seriously and protecting consumers is chief among them.”

Monday, March 6, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Wolf announces funds for Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh to upgrade facility and programs

Wolf announces funds for Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh to upgrade facility and programs

The Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh is set to receive $12 million in tax credits to help with some much needed improvements to the centers building.

Governor Tom Wolf announced Wednesday that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) has completed $5 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) that will allow all three floors of the 38,000-square-foot building to be updated, allow the shelter to expand and enhance its programs for abused women and their children. 
Thursday, March 2, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Council to vote on proposed vaping ban

Allegheny County Council to vote on proposed vaping ban

A divided Allegheny County Council Health and Human Services Committee voted Wednesday evening to send a proposal banning indoor vaping to the full council for full consideration under a neutral recommendation.

The proposal would prohibit vaping and e-cigarettes everywhere traditional cigarette smoking is not allowed, including health care-related properties, indoor workplaces, restaurants, schools, sports facilities, and transit stations. The proposal was crafted and recommended by the county health department in fall 2016.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council introduces legislation to create new department focused on transportation

Pittsburgh City Council introduces legislation to create new department focused on transportation

Pittsburgh City Council introduced legislation Tuesday that would officially create the new Department of Mobility of Infrastructure. 

The department, tasked with improving the planning, financing and implementation of transportation projects, is the result of a recommendation by a report with the National Association of City Transportation Officials conducted last year.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh International Airport receives largest boost from state improvement grants

Governor Tom Wolf announced Thursday that four airports across the state will receive $5.8 million in state investments for facility upgrades, as well as to promote services and establish new educational opportunities. 

The Pittsburgh International Airport received the largest share of the grant money, getting $2.4 million.
Friday, February 24, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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