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Pittsburgh’s tax on visiting pro athletes is unconstitutional, Commonwealth Court finds

BY: - January 12, 2024

Two NHL players and a MLB player sued along with the players' unions for the NFL, NHL and MLB to overturn Pittsburgh’s facilities usage fee.

Pittsburgh Regional Transit gets $150M grant for bus rapid transit project

BY: - June 14, 2023

'The people in our neighborhoods are the greatest winners,' Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey said.

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey speaks during a live-streamed 6/27/22 press conference

Pgh Mayor Gainey submits 26 city properties for tax-exempt status review

BY: - March 28, 2023

City officials said that 10% of the property review was completed so far, with a goal of completing the review by next March.

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Pa. U.S. Rep. Summer Lee celebrates Black achievement during ceremonial swearing-in

BY: - February 19, 2023

'We are going to have to decide what our country is going to be, and who it is going to be for,' Lee said.

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey speaks during a live-streamed 6/27/22 press conference

Pgh Mayor Gainey orders review to make sure city’s big nonprofits are paying fair share in taxes

BY: - January 24, 2023

PITTSBURGH — Mayor Ed Gainey signed an executive order on Tuesday directing the city of Pittsburgh’s finance and law departments to review all tax-exempt properties in the city, to ensure their tax-exempt status meets the state’s legal requirements.  “In the City of Pittsburgh, 34 percent of the property is designated as tax-exempt, that is, the […]

Pittsburgh’s Fern Hollow Bridge to reopen at the end of December, less than a year after collapse

BY: - December 21, 2022

'This is not just a city of Pittsburgh celebration or victory,' Mayor Ed Gainey said. 'This is a state victory because we got it up quicker than ever before.'

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey speaks during a live-streamed 6/27/22 press conference

Pgh Mayor Gainey pleads with lawmakers to fight gun violence

BY: - June 28, 2022

By Ladimir Garcia PITTSBURGH —  Following a string of mass shootings that have shaken the nation this year, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey is urging state lawmakers to take action on gun reform. During a Monday news conference, Gainey joined a slate of community leaders to press for change at the state level. “We are begging […]

This is the anti-violence expert advocates want on Allegheny County’s jail oversight board

BY: - May 5, 2022

University of Pittsburgh professor, and anti-violence expert, Richard Garland says he's the man for the job.

Pgh voters pick replacements for ex-Reps. Gainey, Wheatley in special Pa. House elections

BY: - April 6, 2022

Democrats Martell Covington and Aerion Abney will serve out the unexpired terms of now-Mayor Ed Gainey and his top aide Jake Wheatley.

In Pgh, Maria Montaño is the first openly transgender woman to serve as a mayoral spokesperson

BY: - February 15, 2022

Montaño previously served as a communications specialist with SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania

Pgh Mayor Gainey, state leaders call for more access to syringe exchanges

BY: - February 6, 2022

State law currently prohibits most syringe exchanges. Bills now before the state House and Senate seek to change that.

Longtime Pgh organizer La’Tasha Mayes announces bid for Ed Gainey’s House seat

BY: - January 20, 2022

By Jordana Rosenfeld PITTSBURGH — The campaign to fill Mayor Ed Gainey’s state 24th House District seat  for the remainder of this year’s legislative term is well underway. La’Tasha Mayes, a nationally recognized leader in the field of reproductive justice and founder, president, and CEO of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, is the latest candidate to […]