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Context: February Board of Trustees meeting

Context: February Board of Trustees meeting

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

February 22, 2019

Today is the Pitt Board of Trustees' February meeting. Here's what to look for.

Editorial: The real consequences of Trump’s fake crisis

Editorial: The real consequences of Trump’s fake crisis

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 10, 2019

Trump is both a hypocrite and wrong to blame Democrats for a lack of resolution to the shutdown, and the longer he blames others for a problem created entirely by himself, the more people he puts at risk.

Editorial: Trump needs to compromise on wall

Editorial: Trump needs to compromise on wall

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 7, 2019

Trump needs to put aside his ego long enough to agree to a compromise, or else the consequences of a prolonged government shutdown will be serious for many Americans.

Editorial: Peduto demands non-profit conscience — Pitt included

Editorial: Peduto demands non-profit conscience — Pitt included

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 15, 2017

Pennsylvania’s lawmakers may have struggled with a budget crisis this year, but Pittsburgh feels a little more confident of its financial competency. In his annual budget address Monday, Mayor Bill Peduto asked the state to remove Pittsburgh’s Act 47 status, an inhibitory financial oversight status meant to aid financially distressed municipalities placed on Pittsburgh in 2003. Now, he claims, the city doesn’t need the oversight. Recognizing the im...

Editorial: PA ballot question doesn’t solve property tax problem

Editorial: PA ballot question doesn’t solve property tax problem

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 9, 2017

If you voted Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s election, you were presented with an interesting ballot question — should the state legislature allow local taxing authorities to exempt 100 percent of any family’s primary residence value when collecting taxes? Pennsylvania voted yes by a margin of 54 to 46 percent, effe...

Editorial: State budget should react to rising prices

Editorial: State budget should react to rising prices

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 29, 2017

When Gov. Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year last week after a four month impasse, it came as a relief to many. Some, however, were more cautious about the release of funds. Republican Speaker of the Commonwealth’s House of Representatives, Mike Turzai, warned speci...

Chancellor: mid-year tuition increases possible

Chancellor: mid-year tuition increases possible

By Rachel Glasser / News Editor

October 12, 2017

A mid-year tuition increase for students is not out of the question if Pennsylvania fails to fund its state-related universities, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Tuesday. [Latest: Gallagher meets with Gov. Wolf to discuss Pitt's funding] In a recent interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the chancellor expressed his con...

Editorial: House revenue plan threatens Pennsylvania

Editorial: House revenue plan threatens Pennsylvania

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 12, 2017

In an email sent to the student body Friday, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher warned Pitt students that if the state fails to pass appropriation bills that fund state-related universities, our school will face serious consequences. But this merely demonstrates the broader issue at hand. The state has y...

Oakland organizations brace for potential budget cuts

Oakland organizations brace for potential budget cuts

By Henry Glitz | News Editor

August 21, 2017

Scattered on the walls throughout the Carnegie Museum of Art’s galleries are small red, white and blue stars with small texts accompanying each. The nearby plaques explain the reason for the stars existence — to highlight the impacts of federal funding on museums and the importance of museums...

Getting Thrifty: the key to living on a student budget

Getting Thrifty: the key to living on a student budget

By Rose Luder | Staff Writer

May 30, 2017

It’s almost the weekend, which means it’s time to make weekend plans. Living on an urban campus in a city like Pittsburgh, students have what feels like a limitless variety of options to choose from. There are numerous places to eat out with a group of friends, and this weekend alone, a popular band co...

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