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Citing Amtrak Accident, Rendell Goes For Quick Passage Of Transportation Bill

“Forty-eight percent of Pittsburgh’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete,” former Gov. Ed Rendell declared in Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon.

05/13/2015

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Consumer Advocate Says Governor’s Sales Tax Plan Could Make Things Worse

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf wants to expand the sales tax to include a list of items that aren’t taxed now.

03/18/2015

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Governor Looks To Expand Sales Tax To Boost Funding For Education

They are things you buy all the time – from non-prescription drugs to candy to concert tickets and haircuts – and they are all tax-free in Pennsylvania. That is, at least for now.

03/18/2015

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Gov. Wolf Tours New Castle School, Pledging More State Money

New Castle Area School District gave Gov. Tom Wolf quite a welcome, as he pitched his budget plan of $400 million more in state money for basic education funding.

03/18/2015

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VisitPittsburgh Funding On Hold, County Controller Wants Explanation Of “Undercover Boss” Contribution

VisitPittsburgh won’t get nearly $700,000 in funding until it explains the $25,000 contribution to the show “Undercover Boss,” says Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner.

01/23/2015

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PennDOT Rolls Out Effort To Upgrade Traffic Lights

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says a new program to help pay for traffic signal upgrades should reduce congestion.

10/08/2014

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Avoiding Scams Like Alleged KFC Scarred Child Hoax

The story that started a fund for a 3 Year Old kicked out of a KFC turns out to be a hoax. Are there more stories like this out there? How common are they?

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Jerome Bettis Surprises Young Athletes With $64K For Sports Programs

He may be retired, but Pittsburgh Steeler great Jerome Bettis still has all the moves.

06/24/2014

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Survey Paints Bleak Picture Of Pa. School Funding

A survey of the financial condition of Pennsylvania’s public schools shows a discouraging pattern of property-tax increases, cutbacks in school programs and employee layoffs.

06/05/2014

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PennDOT Releases Road Improvement Projects For 2014

PennDOT is revealing its plans for your money. Those higher fees for drivers are going help foot the bill for 250 transportation projects statewide, nearly two dozen of them right here in southwestern Pennsylvania.

04/03/2014

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Pittsburgh Public Schools Drops Idea Of Acquiring August Wilson Center

A western Pennsylvania school district has abandoned the idea of acquiring Pittsburgh’s struggling August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

02/28/2014

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Pittsburgh Public Schools First Up In Statewide Education Audit

Any way you do the math, Pittsburgh Public Schools, as well as some suburban schools, are seriously in danger of a flunking grade in financial health.

01/27/2014

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RMU Cuts 7 Varsity Sports, Says Funding Spread Too Thin

Robert Morris University announced Tuesday it would be cutting seven of its varsity sports.

12/03/2013

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PennDOT To Target Key Bridges & Roads With New Funding

If you think the road and bridge repair this past summer was pretty intense, wait until you see what happens next year.

11/22/2013

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Lights Stay Out At Hartwood Acres For Second Straight Year

More than 3 Miles of holiday lights once lead the way to the mansion at Hartwood Acres.

10/29/2013

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