Allegheny County Council
A major vote is set Tuesday night at Allegheny County Council.
In addition to the flights coming and going on the runways of Pittsburgh International Airport, Allegheny County is looking at the economic potential of leasing tens of thousands of empty acres for shale gas drilling.
A member of the Allegheny County Council has been cited for allegedly driving under the influence. Robert Macey, who represents West Mifflin and much of the Mon Valley, crashed in Venango County this weekend.
An Allegheny County councilman says he is “deeply remorseful and ashamed” over a recent drunk driving arrest.
A number of protesters confronted senior officials of UPMC Wednesday evening at a public hearing on UPMC’s tax-exempt status.
In case you missed the Wednesday edition of the KDKA Afternoon News here are some of the highlights.
The 16th Street Bridge will soon be known by a different name.
KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio1020 KDKA today by Allegheny County Councilman Vince Gastgeb.
By a vote of 11-4, the Democratic members of Allegheny County Council pushed through a $784 million budget, saying a tax hike was necessary to avoid deep cuts in human services and community college caused by recent state and federal budget cuts.
The Allegheny County Council passed a 21 percent increase in property taxes. The vote went along party lines, 11-4.
Allegheny County Council formally introduced a bill that would raise taxes for property owners. The bill is likely to pass, but County Executive Dan Onorato could veto it.
Allegheny County Council Democrats proposed a 1 mill property tax increase Monday, part of an effort to curb the effects of $50 million in service cuts.
Republican D Raja admits it’s uphill against Democrat Rich Fitzgerald, so at a KDKA Radio debate moderated by talk show host Johnna Pro, Raja made no apologies for going after the Democrat.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the region’s largest hospital system, is refusing to renegotiate its contract with Highmark in the wake of the insurer’s landmark agreement with West Penn Allegheny Health System.
Listen in as KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek hosts Allegheny County Council President and Pennsylvania Democratic Chairman Jim Burn for Q&A Tuesday!