pittsburgh-politics

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.

Criminal justice reforms, progressive victories, and other takeaways from Pgh.’s historic 2021 primary election | Analysis

BY: - May 23, 2021

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

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

PGH cop under investigation for misconduct is one the city’s highest-paid employees

BY: - September 17, 2020

Officer Paul Abel Jr. made $156,106 in total compensation last year, records showed. That's more than Mayor Bill Peduto's salary.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto had a bad summer. Does that mean he’s vulnerable to a challenge? | Analysis

BY: - September 9, 2020

It's difficult -- but not impossible -- to unseat a sitting mayor. What would it take, and who would have to run, to beat Bill Peduto?

Pittsburgh braces for COVID-19 body blow to its finances

BY: - May 13, 2020

The city estimated last month it would see a 21 percent decline in 2020 projected revenues, for a total loss of $127 million