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October 14, 2020

Pittsburgh Today: Reset Button

"These municipalities are not going to sit idly by and watch their resources drain away... Perhaps we’re in a position where new and innovative approaches that were unthinkable years ago are now...

August 24, 2020

Public Source: Many arrests are rooted in behavioral health issues. Can this program be an alternative for the Pittsburgh region?

“'Those issues don’t know geographic boundaries,' Raeford said. 'We really have to really be looking at this as a regional challenge.'”

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July 20, 2020

Press Release: City to Implement Pre-Arrest Diversion Program for Low-Level Crimes

"The City of Pittsburgh and CONNECT have been awarded funds to develop and implement a public health-focused, pre-arrest diversion program for people who commit low-level crimes stemming from...

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June 10, 2020

TribLIVE: Municipalities across Pittsburgh region face bleak budget forecasts in wake of coronavirus

“There is no question in my mind that there will be fewer police and firefighters in the commonwealth...if no aid comes in,” said Rick Schuettler, executive director of the Pennsylvania Municipal...

May 21, 2020

90.5 WESA: Study Suggests Dozens Of PA Towns Will Soon Qualify For Act 47

"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."

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May 18, 2020

Pittsburgh Quarterly: Pitt Study: Soaring Municipal Failures Loom

"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...