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Treasury Announces Transition to New Unemployment Compensation Prepaid Debit Card Provider

The Pennsylvania Treasury Department has announced the beginning of a transition period to a new prepaid debit card provider for Unemployment Compensation (UC) and State Workers’ Insurance Fund (SWIF) claimants. Claimants of both programs are strongly encouraged to verify that they have their correct mailing address on file with the Department of Labor & Industry […]

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Policy Committee Addresses Neighborhood Nightlife Needs

State Rep. Jessica Benham hosted a PA House Democratic Policy Committee hearing last week to discuss public safety and nightlife improvements, focusing on the South Side neighborhood. Testimonies were heard from residents, police, city officials, and local business owners in a packed room. “Those of us who live here understand the challenges we’ve faced, recently […]

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Fitzgerald Announces New Program to Increase Affordable Housing Supply

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has announced a new pilot program for landlords to be managed by the Department of Human Services (DHS), aimed at increasing the supply of available affordable housing units in the county. “An important component to ending homelessness in Allegheny County is ensuring that there is a continuous supply of affordable options […]

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County Must Improve Wage Verification, Public Reporting on Subsidized Projects, County Controller Says

An audit by Allegheny County Controller Corey O’Connor shows the county’s Department of Economic Development (ACED) must more actively monitor prevailing wage compliance on projects supported by tax incentive programs and should issue public reports demonstrating the benefits of these projects. While Pennsylvania’s Prevailing Wage Act requires workers on public projects to receive a specified […]