Policy Brief

The Rivers Casino after 10 Years

Summary: In August 2009 the Rivers Casino had a long-over-due grand opening.  After a tumultuous start, it gained its footing and recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.  We have documented the casino’s performance over the years and, in this Policy Brief, … Continue reading


Philly may try to alter police residency requirement

Two years before state law was changed to allow police residency as a subject of collective bargaining in Pittsburgh certain police officers in Philadelphia won the right to move outside of that city’s limits.  The current contract between the police … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large

Will we ever face the music?

There’s a spot-on, very eye-opening, passage found in a Jeffery Fraser article in the fall edition of the Pittsburgh Quarterly magazine on Greater Pittsburgh’s continuing population “leakage.” To wit: “The region may be a case study of resiliency, but for … Continue reading