Tag Archives: Allegheny County

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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Fitzgerald and Raja Fight Gets Dirty, Stays Dirty

This is the sort of campaigning that I just detest, and we usually avoid reporting on the bullshit as a result. But gosh this campaign has gotten nasty. Rich to Raja: The evidence submitted in Raja’s lawsuits against his own … 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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Allegheny County Short $15 Million in Corbett Budget

Allegheny County will make additional cuts and dip into its hotel tax accounts to cover a $15 million shortfall created by Governor Corbett’s budget. The cuts will come from the community college system and possibly from mental health services.

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Allegheny Jail’s Suicide Rate Among Nation’s Worst

It’s really not something you boast about, even if you’re a law-and-order politician, but the fact is that Allegheny County Jail has one of the worst suicide rates in the nation. The Post-Gazette published this blockbuster of a story:

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