Pennsylvania Perspective for Thursday, April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022
Ahead of an April 27 deadline, over 24 activist groups sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection urging the agency to set stricter rules on the legal limits of PFAS in Pennsylvania’s water supply. The Capital-Star has more.
Senator Scavello (R-Monroe, Northampton) announced that due to concerns about increased crime and violence, he will be spearheading statewide hearings to discuss public safety. Read the press release here.
NCAA officials said the six schools merging into two as part of a public university consolidation plan will be able to keep their own sports teams and continue participating in the Division II leagues. Read more from the Tribune-Review.
As the May primary approaches, several candidates have attacked each other on a variety of fronts. PennLive has more.
After 24 hours of jury deliberation, a federal judge declared a mistrial in the alleged corruption case against Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson. Federal prosecutors said they would pursue a retrial. WHYY has more.
New surveys from the Pew Charitable Trusts indicates that while Philadelphia’s slow economic recovery is good news, continued concerns exist for Philadelphia residents and workers over the safety of the city and real economic opportunities. Philadelphia’s unemployment rate is the second highest among large American cities, despite increases in building permits. Read more from the Inquirer.
Today, Councilmember Jamie Gauthier held a press conference to tout her plan to improve quality of life issues throughout the city with particular emphasis on her district in West Philadelphia. The Inquirer has more.
Pittsburgh’s recent success as a film and television show-making hub spurred representatives from the industry to plead their case before the state Senate, part of a pitch to increase the state’s film tax credits. The Post-Gazette has more.
Pittsburgh’s City Council is postponing final action on a bill to increase regulation on AirBNB properties after a deadly shooting at an AirBNB over the weekend. Read more from the Tribune-Review.
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