As Mayor Bill Peduto neared the end of his 2017 budget presentation on Monday morning, he called Pittsburghers to action. “We may have to go it alone,” Peduto said. “… No matter what the law in Washington is, you can’t outlaw compassion.” He acknowledged there are “problems that may get deeper, especially for the most vulnerable” in the next four years. But, he said Pittsburgh can be an example of a city that prospers.
Pittsburgh’s paid sick leave law will be back in court this week. On Wednesday, seven Commonwealth Court judges will hear arguments about an ordinance, passed by City Council last year, that gives most private sector employees the right to paid days off for illness. The city, unions and nonprofits are defending the law against a challenge from the state's restaurant association and local businesses. The law has been tied up in a year-long legal battle that probably won't end this week. Here's what you need to know.
Dick LeBeau isn’t walking back into the Steelers’ locker room. The Steelers defense is terrible, and it may not be defensive coordinator Keith Butler’s fault, but in the two years since he took over for LeBeau, Pittsburgh’s defense has gone from bad to worse … to nearly the worst, in terms of NFL rankings.
See the Pittsburgh Premiere of "The Freedom to Marry," directed by Pittsburgh native Eddie Rosenstein, followed by a conversation with Rosenstein, advocate Evan Wolfson and the ACLU-PA’s Vic Walczak.
Where: August Wilson Center for African American Culture at 980 Liberty Ave. (Central Business District)
When: November 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
How much: $25, students $15
The Incline Likes
A: So glad you asked! Here at The Incline, we're looking at things that make Pittsburgh peculiar, from why drivers slow down before the damn tunnels to how Pittsburgh has managed to retain its beloved -h. This week, we take a look at the Pittsburgh potty, that lonely commode sitting in your basement.
Pittsburgh makes the list for best beer towns alongside those such as Milwaukee, Portland and Seattle, per an Infogroup study, WPXI reported. It, however, is noticeably absent from the wine-lovers group. The study also found that, "Residents of beer metro areas are more likely to prefer country music concerts for entertainment."