Pgh City Council approves plan to spend $335M in federal COVID-19 aid
The city will earmark $7 million for an initiative aimed at strengthening Black businesses and neighborhoods.
Defeated Dem Pgh mayor hopeful Tony Moreno is now running as a Republican
Moreno was registered as a Republican between April 2018 and August 2019.
In Pgh., reformers call for decreased police funding, more community investment
“The safest communities are not the ones with the most police. The safest communities are the ones with the most resources,” one local advocate said.
‘That is how we will lift up our nation’s middle class’: In Pgh, VP Harris touts child tax credit
In her first visit to Pittsburgh since becoming vice president, Harris met with children in a summer camp program at a neighborhood rec center.
Criminal justice reforms, progressive victories, and other takeaways from Pgh.’s historic 2021 primary election | Analysis
Allegheny County voters also approved a ballot initiative that would limit the use of solitary confinement at the Allegheny County Jail. A “yes” on that question received 69 percent of the vote.
A Keystone Election: Meet the 2021 candidates for Pittsburgh mayor
Mayor Bill Peduto has three challengers for the Democratic nomination this time around, all of whom are shining a spotlight on the two-term mayor’s record.
New homeownership support program in Pgh draws praise from Peduto and skepticism from others
The new program known as OwnPGH features a $22 million bond issuance to finance a fund designed to lower barriers to the acquisition of single-family homes throughout the city.
Pittsburgh passed an eviction moratorium. Now its pols are quarreling over who gets credit | Analysis
An economic debate has turned into a political with two of the Steel City's most high-profile pols clashing over it.
Pgh. Mayor Peduto to propose Juneteenth as official city holiday
The proposal would make Juneteenth a paid day off for all city employees, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Good Friday.
What Pgh’s LGBTQ organizers and legislators say must be done post-election
While a Biden victory will mean some wins for the the LGBTQ community, such as overturning Trump’s anti-trans policies, local Pittsburgh leaders and elected officials still realize there are many goals to accomplish, and the fight for equality continues.
Pgh. City Council shifts over $9M away from police, Mon-Oakland Connector in proposed budget
Pittsburgh City Council offered amendments Tuesday to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s 2021 budget proposal.
Uber ends autonomous-vehicle pursuit, sells to Pittsburgh-based Aurora Innovation
Uber's Advanced Technology Group had been working on developing autonomous vehicles for several years in Pittsburgh, and their AVs were tested on Pittsburgh streets.