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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signs legislation on firearms and gun violence

A car drives over the Roberto Clemente Bridge into downtown Pittsburgh. Photo Date: March 29, 2019. Photo Credit: (RMU Sentry Media/Gage Goulding)

John Blinn, News Editor

April 10, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Mayor Bill Peduto has signed legislation to regulate firearms. Mayor Peduto signed the regulations on Tuesday and the bills were approved by the Pittsburgh City Council last week. The mayor was joined by friends and family members of the victims of the Squirrel Hill Tree of Life Synagogue...

Legislation introduced fights pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

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Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

March 19, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Councilperson Erika Strassburger introduced the legislation that protects people from pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. The legislation, introduced on Feb. 26, protects pregnant individuals and people seeking to become pregnant, as well as their partners. This requires employers...

Mayor Peduto announces $2 million plan to upgrade child care facilities

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Gage Goulding, News Editor

February 21, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Mayor Bill Peduto announced a $2 million fund to upgrade child care facilities. The City of Pittsburgh Childcare Quality Fund will be introduced to Pittsburgh City Council on Feb. 19. Earning higher designations from the state is the target of the plan that will unveil grants to upgrade...

Allegheny Co. Executive Rich Fitzgerald submits three bills and six appointments to County Council

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Michael Delehanty, Contributor

January 25, 2019

PITTSBURGH — Allegheny county executive Rich Fitzgerald submitted three bills to County Council for consideration or referral at a meeting on Jan. 22. The first bill was ordinance ratifying amendments to the Health Department's Rules and Regulations, Article XXI "Air Pollution Control" to adopt...

Mayor Bill Peduto submits 2019 budgets to Pittsburgh City Council

Roberto Clemente bridge with downtown Pittsburgh in the background.

Jess Zaccarelli, Contributor

November 15, 2018

PITTSBURGH - On Nov. 13, Mayor Bill Peduto brought the 2019 Operating and Capital budget proposals before Pittsburgh City Council. There were no tax increases in the new budget and more spending on priorities such as landslides and flooding, facilities, and paving. These are the first budgets Mayor...