The Incredible Jake Haulk finds common ground with Chelsa Wagner on transit funding -- at least to a point. He wants the "massive legacy costs" and "operating efficiency issues" of the Port Authority to get addressed. (Tribune Review)
County row office consolidation was supposed to help, right? (Mark Rauterkus)
Same blogger endorses David Adams for District 9. (Mark Rauterkus)
The P-G Ed Board hated on Luke for sassing the Ethics Board, and it is now hating on Luke for botching the Pittsburgh Promise:
The idea is still simmering, though. Mr. Roosevelt said that "very significant talks" were being held about getting the program funded. The consulting firm McKinsey & Co. is helping to define the details, and a couple of temporary employees of the district are devoting some of their time to it. That would seem to be the key to enlisting support for the plan.
Editorial Comment: That does not sound encouraging.
The Mark Belko P-G article and the Bonnie Pfister Trib article must both be set aside for intensive scrutiny. Here is a selection from the latter:
But Gamrat was skeptical that the Penguins will pay much attention to development beyond the arena walls.
"People tend to forget that the goal of an arena or stadium is to get people to spend as much money inside as possible -- not outside," he said.
Here is an even better one:
A master plan for the surrounding land will not be contemplated until the arena is built and occupied, Conturo said.