Politics - Local


 Sen. Mike Stack, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor.

Pa. senator may hold seat, despite lieutenant governor nomination

Wolf’s running mate considers double duty; might retain Senate seat if elected.

about 16 hours ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto's administration has 15 days to respond to the questions from the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.

Oversight body rejects Mayor Peduto's proposed city budget for 2015

The budget is scheduled to be presented to City Council in the second week of November.

3 days ago


 One of the city's new parking meters.

Pittsburgh Parking Authority board approves more revenue for the city

Pittsburgh can expect up to $7 million a year in new revenue from parking meters.

1 week ago


 Panel to consider Allegheny County restaurant grades

Panel to consider Allegheny County restaurant grades

Contingent of restaurant owners reiterate their disapproval of the countywide grading plan.

2 weeks ago


Pittsburgh manager resigns over residency rule

Cosette Grant-Overton resigned Monday after she was confronted with information that she hadn’t fulfilled the city’s residency requirement.

2 weeks ago


Pregnancy rules, lawsuit payments given Pittsburgh council OK

A $100,000 payment was approved to settle a lawsuit brought by a victim of Adam Skweres, a former city police officer.

2 weeks ago


 The David L. Lawrence Convention Center looms over the Allegheny River.

Expert: Public subsidies generally behind convention center hotels

It would be hard to build a privately funded, full-service hotel near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, a professor from Texas said.

2 weeks ago


 "It’s unfair to impose the cost of care for the retired police officer K-9 to the handler of the dog,” Darlene Harris said in a news release.

Councilwoman seeks financial aid for Pittsburgh K-9s after they retire

Darlene Harris’ legislation would provide $500 a year per animal for feeding costs and allocate money for veterinary care.

2 weeks ago


 A line item for park rangers is expected to be included Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's proposed budget.

Fitzgerald to propose 2015 Allegheny County budget Tuesday

For the third year in a row, the budget isn’t expected to require an increase in the county property tax.

2 weeks ago


 A page from a campaign finance report that city Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle filed on May 15, 2013, just days prior to the May 21 Democratic Primary.

Pittsburgh's campaign finance law called flawed

Problems persist with Mayor Bill Peduto’s signature campaign finance law, more than a year after a judge urged a rewrite.

2 weeks ago


Allegheny Regional Asset District eyes largest-ever budget

The county sales tax fund is 5.2 percent ahead of where it was this time last year, a boost RAD officials have attributed to auto sales.

3 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto

Some say Pittsburgh mayor’s school panel on system overhaul lacks focus

As it prepares for its third meeting, the task force is still developing goals.

3 weeks ago


Allegheny County Council to weigh open fire regulations

County Council will soon consider new open burning regulations from the Allegheny County Health Department.

3 weeks ago


 Sen. Richard Kasunic, left, State Rep. Deberah Kula, center, and Sen. Timothy J. Solobay

Control of state Senate up for grabs

Who will control the Pennsylvania Senate come 2015 -- the Republicans who hold the majority now or Democrats?

3 weeks ago


 Mayor Bill Peduto, left, with City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle

City negotiating new pact on nonprofits’ contributions

The mayor and his staff have said discussions have focused on a new agreement structured more along the lines of the Pittsburgh Promise.

3 weeks ago


West Mifflin pressures county on airport

Consol Energy has offered $2.2 million for mineral rights at the airport but plans no drilling anytime soon.

4 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris: "To me, this is nonsense, this is politics."

Pittsburgh council clashes over two delinquent parking tickets

Councilwoman Darlene Harris blasted Mayor Bill Peduto for blaming the past administration for “everything that's wrong with the city.”

4 weeks ago


 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald presents plans for coming months to Allegheny County Council

In two weeks, Allegheny County executive Rich Fitzgerald presents his proposed county budget, which he said will not include a tax increase.

1 month ago



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