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Column | Pittsburgh gun bills fail civil rights and safety

Three bills introduced in December by Erika Strassburger and Corey O’Connor meant to ban assault weapons and accessories contained parts of ineffective and outdated laws.

By Jeremy Wang, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 22, 2019

Pittsburgh’s proposed gun control ordinances were cobbled together by cutting and pasting pieces from ineffective and outdated laws. The results are policies that experts say have serious civil rights implications — without making the City any safer.

Senate Council takes issue with proposed federal tax bill

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he disapproves of the possibility of a new federal tax bill at Wednesday’s Senate Council meeting. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Contributing Editor)

By David Solomon | For The Pitt News

November 16, 2017

The Senate Council started off with heartfelt “goodbyes” to Provost Patricia Beeson, whose hard work Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and other Senate Council members praised. “Her role for the University and for me has been tremendous,” Chancellor Gallagher said. “This will be a year-long ...

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