pittsburgh-politics

In Pgh, Maria Montaño is the first openly transgender woman to serve as a mayoral spokesperson

BY: - February 15, 2022

Montaño previously served as a communications specialist with SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania

Longtime Pgh organizer La’Tasha Mayes announces bid for Ed Gainey’s House seat

BY: - January 20, 2022

By Jordana Rosenfeld PITTSBURGH — The campaign to fill Mayor Ed Gainey’s state 24th House District seat  for the remainder of this year’s legislative term is well underway. La’Tasha Mayes, a nationally recognized leader in the field of reproductive justice and founder, president, and CEO of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, is the latest candidate to […]

Pgh Mayor-elect Ed Gainey puts controversial transit project on hold

BY: - December 8, 2021

The action comes as the multi-modal vision of Hazelwood Green becomes more uncertain.

Election 2021: Dems show signs of strength in Pittsburgh and its suburbs | Analysis

BY: - November 7, 2021

Democratic Allegheny County Councilors swept their races this year, including three contested elections.

Pgh anti-eviction advocate is running for constable to reform the little understood Pa. position

BY: - October 14, 2021

Constables serve eviction papers. Former journalist Jacob Klinger wants to use the job to help those in trouble.

Is Pgh City Council poised to wield more clout ahead of mayoral transition?

BY: - October 6, 2021

With Mayor Bill Peduto officially a lame duck, some members of council want to retake control of areas of city government where he ruled

Pgh City Council approves plan to spend $335M in federal COVID-19 aid

BY: - July 20, 2021

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

BY: - June 30, 2021

Moreno was registered as a Republican between April 2018 and August 2019.

In Pgh., reformers call for decreased police funding, more community investment

BY: - June 22, 2021

“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.

Alle. Co. DA Zappala faces rising criticism over reports he retaliated against Black attorney

BY: - June 4, 2021

Ed Gainey, the Democratic nominee for Pittsburgh mayor, has joined the chorus of voices calling for an investigation into Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala.

A Keystone Election: Meet the 2021 candidates for Pittsburgh mayor

BY: - April 21, 2021

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. 

What you need to know about the Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board 2020 ballot question

BY: - October 11, 2020

Here's what you need to know about this crucial ballot question facing Pittsburgh residents this voting season