Category Archives: Pittsburgh / SW Region

Read My Long-Form Profile of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

Long-time readers know Bill Peduto is pretty much my political hero. It was great to spend some time in Pittsburgh getting to know him, and his friends, allies, and detractors: In the first 100 days of the Peduto administration, the … More after the jump

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Luke Ravenstahl’s Lawyer Unveils Greatest. Excuse. Ever.

What on Earth! Imagine getting paid to say stuff like this with a straight face: Mr. Ravenstahl referred comment to his attorney, Charles Porter, who said the former mayor took the computer because he was concerned the Peduto administration would … More after the jump

Posted in Ethics, Pittsburgh / SW Region

AIA of PA Recognizes PGH Market Square Place As Model For 21st Century Urban Design

Reblogged from 10,000 Friends of PA: PITTSBURGH, PA – A milestone in the long crusade to revive Pittsburgh’s downtown, the adaptive reuse of Market Square Place a has received an Honor Award from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute … More after the jump

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How Tom Corbett’s Dithering on Transportation Could Hurt the Pittsburgh Recovery

The Pittsburgh economy has been a real bright spot in Pennsylvania during the otherwise-disappointing recovery. The city is adding jobs, the labor force is growing, and this is all leading developers to want to build more buildings downtown. But as Chris Briem points … More after the jump

Posted in Economy, Pittsburgh / SW Region, Transportation Tagged

Democratic Candidate Stole $50k from Taxpayers

It’s not often we reference, or quote from, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, but this one is a whopper and comes to us from the Pennsylvania Progressive. Marty Schmotzer, a Democratic candidate for the special election in the 22nd state house district, … More after the jump

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Reassessment Doom Postponed in Pittsburgh

If you haven’t been tuning in for the reassessment insanity in Allegheny County, treat yourself. 

Posted in Pittsburgh / SW Region, Regional Politics

Mayor O’Connor’s Son Wins Pittsburgh Council Seat

My favorite part of this is that he stands on street corners thanking voters the next day, just like his dad. Not enough politicians are out there doing that. In his first run for office, Mr. O’Connor was buoyed by … More after the jump

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Fitzgerald Coasts to a Win in Allegheny

This isn’t much of a surprise. Do you think he’ll be a good county exec? Rich Fitzgerald easily defeated his Republican challenger, D. Raja, Tuesday in the race to be Allegheny County’s third chief executive. In a confrontation of two … More after the jump

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Antigay IUP Professor Has History of Bullying Students

I’m always torn when it comes to these stories. I was bullied, so I know that it can be terrible. But if we want to respect a diversity of opinions, doesn’t that include those people who think people like me … More after the jump

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Raja Releases Transit Plan for Allegheny County

In the ongoing battle between two candidates who agree on everything, Allegheny County Executive candidate D. Raja released his transit plan. His Democratic opponent Rich Fitzgerald agrees with pretty much all of it. D. Raja held his fifth policy announcement … More after the jump

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