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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Elected Officials

Press releases, statements and breaking news from locally elected officials.

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My office fields many inquiries daily in helping our constituents to access beneficial government programs. One program our staff consistently gets questions on is the Medicare Low Income Subsidy/Extra Help Program. Some states previously referred to this as the Medicare Buy-In program. In the past, the program’s application and...
There are a few pieces of legislation before City Council right now that directly affect the quality of life of Pittsburghers, and I encourage your input. I am very encouraged by legislation recently introduced by Councilman Doug Shields entitled Massage Establishment and Practitioner Licensing, Bill 2011-1635, geared toward eliminating sex...
One of the many hats I get to don as a councilman is that of chair of the Urban Recreation Committee, under which purview falls the oversight of the city’s park system. Pittsburgh is blessed with an abundance of green spaces and public parks. They are democratic spaces that...
Potential homebuyers will find that the Northside offers a variety of amenities, including museums, restaurants, coffee shops and friendly neighbors. They will also find many housing options, such as single-family homes, multi-family homes, as well as condos and townhomes. It is important that consumers aren’t caught off guard when...
As Port Authority of Allegheny County riders adjust to the latest service reductions, I have introduced legislation (H.B. 1162) that would reform the process of appointing members to the PAT Board of Directors. Multiple independent analyses of the authority have identified a lack of diverse viewpoints on the board...
The number of children experiencing homelessness is on the rise. In Allegheny County, the number of children receiving homeless services increased more than 38 percent to 875 in January 2009. The average age of these children is 7.5 years old. The report for 2010 is expected to show a further...
A few months ago, I wrote about Team Pittsburgh and its service to the community through its dek hockey program and how that program is utilized as a productive venture for youth in the community. The new dek hockey rink is getting a lot more attention too — it...
This is Pittsburgh: A city with four distinctly different seasons. Our challenge is to keep up with the results of those changing seasons. I’m talking about snow. We all remember the problems we had getting around in the Big Snow Storm of 2010. Hospital workers lived at the hospitals...