Affordable housing measures pass Philadelphia City Council

Affordable housing measures pass Philadelphia City Council

Philadelphia City Council passed ten bills and resolutions in their weekly public meeting on Thursday, focusing on zoning and housing measures. If signed by Mayor Jim Kenney, they will change some tax rules and create more funding for affordable units and programs to assist existing homeowners.
Thursday, October 4, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Sen. Vulakovich talks next steps for fire and EMS commission

Sen. Vulakovich talks next steps for fire and EMS commission

Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) joined The PLS Reporter to discuss Senate Resolution 6, which created a commission to study Fire and EMS systems.
Thursday, October 4, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
PHOTOS: Capitol All-Stars softball game 2018

PHOTOS: Capitol All-Stars softball game 2018

Check out some of the fun photos from the 2018 Capitol All-Stars softball game. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: News and Views
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Pittsburgh City Council hears opposition to needle exchange program

Pittsburgh City Council hears opposition to needle exchange program

Allegheny County has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic over the past few years, with the continued rates of drug overdoses causing concern for residents and elected officials alike.

Some people believe a way to stave off the long term consequences of intravenous drug use in particular could be through needle exchange programs like Prevention Point, a 20-year-old program that operates in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Work zone speed cameras a step closer after Senate passes bill

Work zone speed cameras a step closer after Senate passes bill

After years of working to get Senate Bill 172 passed, Senators David Argall (R-Schuylkill) and Judy Schwank (D-Berks) are a step closer following its final passage in the Senate today, and now need House approval and the governor's signature to see it enacted. 

The bill would establish a five-year pilot program for using speed cameras in active work zones on interstate highways and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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