Policy Brief

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    We would like to take this opportunity to extend our warmest wishes to our readers, their families and friends for a joyous and happy Thanksgiving Holiday.


  • Ordinances for Life After Oversight

    As we touched upon in a blog last week regarding the Mayor of Pittsburgh’s budget address, at Monday’s meeting of City Council four ordinances regarding budget practices for the City were introduced.  All four would amend existing language in the … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large

  • Lincoln’s Thanksgiving

    It was on Sept. 28, 1863, that Sarah Joseph Hale, a magazine editor, wrote a letter to President Abraham Lincoln urging him to proclaim a national day of thanksgiving.   Not that it was necessarily an observation alien to most … Continue reading