Policy Brief

  • When Will the ICA’s Lights Go Out?

    Summary: In December a hearing was held by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to decide whether or not to rescind Act 47 distressed status for the City of Pittsburgh. If rescinded, the separate Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (ICA … Continue reading


Colin McNickle at Large

  • Weekend essay: Time to sow

    The snows have left us, albeit temporarily, replaced by a weekend with just enough hint of the spring a long 10 weeks hence to make us antsy for it. While there will be no hint of green in the outside … Continue reading