Pittsburgh City Council holds post-agenda on employee ownership

Pittsburgh City Council holds post-agenda on employee ownership

When employees have the option to gain stock in their companies with no upfront cost, it’s called an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. To see what such plans could mean for Pittsburgh business owners and employees, Councilwoman Erika Strassburger (D-District 8) called a post-agenda Tuesday to allow council to learn more about their costs and benefits.

In a world with an increasingly unpredictable future for social security, Kevin McPhillips, executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership, testified that employee ownership allows a necessary retirement plan for older employees.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Freshman Focus: Rep. Michael Puskaric

Freshman Focus: Rep. Michael Puskaric

Meet Rep. Michael Puskaric (R-Allegheny) from the 39th district. Puskaric decided to run when he saw that the 39th district was falling behind in business development and he feels he can bring a renewed focus back to business development. 

Find out what other goals Puskaric wants to focus on, why he never envisioned himself in this position and more. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Gov. Wolf, legislators and advocates join to support stronger gun legislation

Gov. Wolf, legislators and advocates join to support stronger gun legislation

Gov. Tom Wolf joined legislators and advocates for Tuesday's CeaseFire PA press conference to show their support for safer communities and stronger gun legislation. 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Cutler striving to "find a solution" to child sex abuse bill

Cutler striving to "find a solution" to child sex abuse bill

House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler expressed optimism Tuesday that his chamber can “find a solution” to help resolve a contentious debate to give victims of child sex abuse the opportunity to file suit against their abusers.

Although Cutler again expressed reservations about a bill that cleared the House last session, which would have created a two-year, retroactive window for victims to file suit, he told attendees of a Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon that he was organizing meetings with various stakeholders on the issue.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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House members propose rule reforms to change how the House runs

House members propose rule reforms to change how the House runs

A group of bipartisan House members joined in the Capitol Media Center Tuesday afternoon to announce a package of rules that they are introducing to help with what they believe will make the House of Representatives more transparent and accountable. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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