Policy Brief

Pittsburgh MSA jobs data disappoints

Summary: A recent Policy Brief (Vol. 21, No. 6) outlined the 2020 statewide job losses owing in large part to the pandemic lockdowns.  As that Brief noted, nearly every sector in the state posted employment declines.  Data for the Pittsburgh … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large

There’s a name for this ‘public policy’ behavior …

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is criticizing a deal in which a nonprofit community development group cut a deal with a private developer to fund “community needs” in return for accepting that developer’s revised plan to build an office tower in … Continue reading


Pittsburgh’s proposed 2021 budget

The mayor of Pittsburgh delivered the state of the city message and presented the 2021 operating and capital budgets to City Council on Nov. 9. The proposed operating budget will have $569.9 million in total revenues, $563.7 million in total … Continue reading