May 21, 2020
"Miller says dozens of municipalities will now qualify for Act 47, which he points out has only been used a couple dozen times total since the law was enacted 33 years ago."
May 18, 2020
"Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Metropolitan Studies found that in the worst-case scenario, 112 cities, boroughs and townships would be unable to pay their bills with the...
March 15, 2020
Public Source: Why municipal fragmentation makes the wider Pittsburgh region especially vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic
"So what can we do? In the short term, we should focus on scaling up existing platforms for regional coordination across municipalities, like The Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT)."
January 25, 2019
Post Gazette: Hand-offs, not handcuffs: National program for nonviolent criminals may soon be coming to Pittsburgh
If officers are trained, motivated, and provided with “a streamlined process” that emphasizes rehabilitation over punishment, many of them will choose that route, [Cmdr Christopher Ragland] said.