Tweets of the Week - July 22, 2019

Tweets of the Week - July 22, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Thursday, July 25, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Pittsburgh City Council passes inclusionary zoning legislation

Pittsburgh City Council passes inclusionary zoning legislation

To the glee of affordable housing advocates and chagrin of some real estate developers, Pittsburgh City Council passed an ordinance requiring developers to allocate ten percent of any Lawrenceville project featuring 20 units or more for affordable housing by an 8-0 vote on Wednesday. 

“This is really a historic moment, this is one of the major items that was suggested by our affordable housing task force and I think that we were able to apply the right tool to the right neighborhood needs,” Gross said. 
Thursday, July 25, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: News and Views
Senate committee reviews Philadelphia refinery fire

Senate committee reviews Philadelphia refinery fire

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy committee met Wednesday to review the causes and aftermath of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions fire. 
 
A leak in a containment tank led to an explosion in a butane tank on the South Philadelphia refinery June 21st, which sparked a fire that took over 24 hours to extinguish. While there were no casualties, the refinery is now closed, which has led to higher gas prices in the region. According to the mayor’s office, the closure will cost most of the over 1,000 jobs supported by the refinery’s operation. 
Thursday, July 25, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Right 2 Know Episode 16: Will you accept this rose?

Right 2 Know Episode 16: Will you accept this rose?

The temperatures may be cooling off in Harrisburg but the policy talks are heating up in the R2K studio. Justin talks about how the national immigration debate has come to Berks County, while Andrew gives an update on the latest legal challenge to the General Assistance repeal. And, yes, we discuss The Bachelor and how it would be much better with a dose of politics. Like what you hear? Follow us on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.
Thursday, July 25, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh City Council hears from experts on the pros and cons of self-driving vehicles

Pittsburgh City Council hears from experts on the pros and cons of self-driving vehicles

From self-driving cars being testing in the city to the much debated Mon-Oakland shuttle service, the City of Pittsburgh has been ready and willing to invest in a future fueled by Highly Autonomous Vehicles. But after a post-agenda called by Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Deb Gross (D-District 7), advocates and experts advised the city to put the brakes on before making any serious commitments to self-driving cars.

Thursday, July 25, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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