Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cashing Out: Big bonus for library boss

- City Controller Alan Butkovitz released a report criticizing allegedly illegal bonuses to a former Free Library head. (Inky) - Pittsburgh’s City Council wants a moratorium on natural gas drilling while the state looks at new industry regulations. (PG) - State Rep. Jane Orie and her sister, state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, have been accused of threatening the district attorney leading an investigation into the senator’s campaign practices. (PG) - The city of Harrisburg might be close to a deal restructuring its debt that would help it avoid bankruptcy. (PN)

Cashing Out: Big bonus for library boss

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  • City Controller Alan Butkovitz released a report criticizing allegedly illegal bonuses to a former Free Library head. (Inky)
  • Pittsburgh’s City Council wants a moratorium on natural gas drilling while the state looks at new industry regulations. (PG)
  • State Rep. Jane Orie and her sister, state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, have been accused of threatening the district attorney leading an investigation into the senator’s campaign practices. (PG)
  • The city of Harrisburg might be close to a deal restructuring its debt that would help it avoid bankruptcy. (PN)

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