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Editorial: State budget should react to rising prices

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during the last day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 30, 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...

Gallagher meets with Gov. Wolf amid Pitt funding uncertainties

Gov. Tom Wolf leaves the Cathedral of Learning after meeting with Chancellor Patrick Gallagher amid state funding concerns. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Rachel Glasser and John Hamilton / TPN Staff

October 12, 2017

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf met with Chancellor Patrick Gallagher Thursday morning amid a state budget impasse that's making Pitt's state funding uncertain. Wolf met with Gallagher to "reassure him of his commitment to the state-related universities," Wolf's Press Secretary J.J. Abbott said in an email....

Local leaders address sexual assault

Maggie Kennedy, a junior who is double-majoring in Political Science and Communications, is Pitt's representative for the It's On Us campaign. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Luke Stambaugh / Staff Writer

September 12, 2017

When Alexandra Hope Erickson took her own life during her senior year of high school, her friend Maggie Kennedy couldn’t comprehend it. “I felt like I couldn't breathe. Numb and empty, I shook and I wept and I clung to my family and friends,” Kennedy said. “How could she be gone?” Er...

Lawmakers add legislation to “It’s On Us PA” campaign to combat sexual assault

Pitt's Student Government Board displayed 4,200 signed

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

September 7, 2017

Gov. Tom Wolf expanded the “It’s on Us PA” campaign Wednesday, announcing legislation aimed at ending sexual assault in schools across Pennsylvania. Joined by college students in the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Wolf and state lawmakers announced six new bills focused on improving reporting for s...

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