City, advocates push buck back and forth over accessibility enforcement

City, advocates push buck back and forth over accessibility enforcement

After hearing impassioned testimony from disability advocates, Pittsburgh City Council met Wednesday to figure out how well the city enforces federal disability law.

The meeting, called for by Councilwoman Deb Gross (District 7) was in response to an April council meeting where three bills to alter permits and licensing procedures were held up by public comment.

Thursday, May 10, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Hughes' "Pennsylvania Promise" would offer free, reduced college tuition to state residents

Hughes' "Pennsylvania Promise" would offer free, reduced college tuition to state residents

Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) plans to introduce a bill that would provide two to four years of tuition for students at community colleges and state-related universities in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, May 10, 2018/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh council members hope to keep some control after PWSA restructuring

Pittsburgh council members hope to keep some control after PWSA restructuring

Pittsburgh city council Wednesday voted to hold a bill that would change the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority board and governance, as members try to find a way to keep some council oversight over the city’s water system.

The members now plan to hold two future public meetings in June before a final vote at the end of the month.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Saccone introduces bill to ban abortion after heartbeat detected, shaving 18 weeks off current law

Saccone introduces bill to ban abortion after heartbeat detected, shaving 18 weeks off current law

Six months after floating a co-sponsor memo seeking support for a so-called heartbeat bill — which bans abortion if a doctor can detect a heartbeat from a fetus — Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny) has officially introduced the legislation.

“I want to save baby lives,” Saccone said Wednesday. “I’m unashamedly pro-life. When the heartbeat is detected, there’s a baby in there.”

Wednesday, May 9, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Legislators and advocates push for Sunday hunting in PA

VIDEO: Legislators and advocates push for Sunday hunting in PA

Sen. James Brewster (D-Allegheny) and Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) have introduced SB 453 and HB 71, bills that would amend the game law, to allow for Sunday hunting.

The PLS Reporter sat down with lawmakers, stakeholders and the voices responsible for these bills being pushed. 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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