Pittsburgh City Council delays bill on needle exchange program following community objections

Pittsburgh City Council delays bill on needle exchange program following community objections

Rev. Matthew Price has become increasingly distressed witnessing the fallout of the opioid epidemic in Allegheny County, which is why he implored Pittsburgh City Council to move forward with a bill that would allow Prevention Point Pittsburgh to expand its services to Carrick on Tuesday.
Thursday, September 27, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Municipal ID cards pass Philly council

Municipal ID cards pass Philly council

City Council Thursday passed a bill that authorizes Philadelphia to provide municipal IDs for residents.

Philadelphia joins New York and Chicago as major municipalities creating identification cards for their citizens. The bill passed through the Licenses and Inspections Committee last week and earned unanimous approval from the council.

The city is seeking to help undocumented individuals, particularly youth and immigrants, to secure identity with residency and avoid potential confrontation. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Uber hands over $5.7 million, updates procedures in data breach settlement to Pennsylvania

Uber hands over $5.7 million, updates procedures in data breach settlement to Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is receiving $5.7 million from a settlement with rideshare giant Uber after the company failed to report a breach of drivers’ confidential data for a year.

Of the total, $1.35 million will go directly to the state’s drivers — in $100 payments to the 13,500 impacted. The rest will go to the state’s consumer protection program.

Thursday, September 27, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Saccone expresses disappointment after bill to reduce legislature size fails to be brought up for vote

Saccone expresses disappointment after bill to reduce legislature size fails to be brought up for vote

Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny) spoke with The PLS Reporter after House Bill 153 failed to be brought up. 

The bill, which was sponsored by Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill), reduces the size of the PA House of Representatives from 203 members to 151 members.

Saccone stated that the bill was amended in the Rules Committee to include the Senate which he believes will now kill the bill. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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