"I called Pat Ford!" is the new, "Don't tase me, bro!" (P-G, Rich Lord)
Pittsburghers would like their political leaders to address the major challenges of our times. (P-G, Chad Hermann)
Former Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Twanda Carlisle today was sentenced to 12 to 24 months incarceration for her role in a kickback scheme that directed some $43,000 in city money to her personal and campaign accounts. (P-G, Rich Lord)
The Mon-Fayette Expressway pendulum swings back to the "on" position, thanks to a public-private partnership and the work of Dan & Luke.
But Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, an outspoken critic of the Mon-Fayette, said it is wishful thinking to expect this toll road to make it into Pittsburgh and the Mon Valley communities.
"I don't believe it's going to happen, especially because it is bad planning at best," said Mr. Fetterman, who was not invited to the Jan. 11 summit. "All these people talk about this highway and economic development, but this is not serious economic revitalization policy." (P-G, Karamagi Rujumba)
What? That doesn't sound at all like local leaders -- making rosy economic forecasts based on faulty assumptions, in order raid taxpayers' wallets to fund public works boondoggles, and to do it all without adequate local input? Absurd on it's face! We would be insulted.