Essential Pittsburgh
10:04 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Wednesday Rundown: Mayor Peduto on Act 47 Oversight

Mayor Bill Peduto in January, asking Governor Tom Corbett to keep Pittsburgh under Act 47 oversight until at least 2018.
Credit Mark Nootbaar / 90.5 WESA

These topics air Wednesday June 11, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Mayor Peduto and the Path Out of Act 47  

For 10 years Pittsburgh has been under Act 47 oversight for distressed municipalities. While the city has seen some remarkable improvements in that time, we’ve yet to implement a comprehensive financial management system to address legacy costs of debt, pensions, post retirement benefits, workers compensation along with a financially viable long-term capital plan. Mayor Bill Peduto joins us this month to talk about plans for transitioning out of Act 47 oversight.

When Opposites No Longer Attract

Coming out is a difficult process for anyone. What are the challenges for men and women who have been married, raised families and realize they’re homosexual? That’s the focus of the book When Opposites No Longer Attract by our guest Michael Testa whose experience inspired the book. Also taking part in the conversation is Apryl Loughlin, whose ex-husband came out as gay. 

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