Pennsylvania Perspective for Thursday, October 27, 2022
October 27, 2022
October 27, 2022
Pennsylvania’s Office of the Budget recently released Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant awards for 2022. RACP projects are authorized in a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity. This year there were 807 applications seeking $2,933,312,080 in capital funding. Yesterday, 309 RACP grants were awarded totaling $465,272,053 with an average award being $1.5 million. A link to the application and award list can be found here. Congratulations to Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies’ eight clients who were awarded nearly $18 million in funding. Please contact a member of our team if you would like more information about RACP grants.
Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court began hearing arguments over the state Medicaid’s coverage ban on abortion. The 1982 Abortion Control Act prohibits Medicaid reimbursements for abortions except for cases of rape and incest. Seven abortion providers filed a petition in 2019 arguing that it violates the Commonwealth’s Equal Rights Amendment. The Tribune-Review has more.
On Monday, the House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order released a report that was very critical of Philadelphia District Attorney Krasner and his office’s practices, but stopped short of calling for his impeachment. Nevertheless, House Republicans moved to file articles of impeachment against District Attorney Krasner. The Philadelphia Inquirer has more.
Parkway Corporation is planning to develop a 304-unit apartment building just off Market Street. It would be 31 stories with two floors of underground parking and 31 units would be reserved for tenants with 60% of area median income. The Philadelphia Inquirer has more.
Both the House and Senate approved a bill that would allow driverless vehicles on public roads. It now awaits Governor Wolf’s signature. The Business Journal has more.
Last week, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey cited the closure of the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center as a contributor to increased gun and youth violence. Now, civic leaders about juvenile centers in the area. The Tribune-Review has more.
Former President Trump will be hitting the campaign trail to support statewide Republican candidates next week. WESA has more.
On Tuesday, Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate John Fetterman debated Republican nominee Mehmet Oz just two weeks before Election Day. As Fetterman continues to recover from a stroke, politicos discuss how his continuing recovery may impact the race.
Former Vice President Mike Pence will appear at a private fundraiser for Congressman Meuser today. WFMZ has more.
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