Policy Brief


  • Pittsburgh’s 2019 budget presented

    This past Friday the mayor of Pittsburgh submitted the 2019 operating budget to the oversight board (yes, the board is still around).  Budgeted revenues are $579 million and budgeted expenditures are $568 million resulting in a operating surplus of $11.6 … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large

  • Of locks, lagoons & innuendo

    At long last, Congress has appropriated the millions of dollars desperately required to fix the crumbling system of locks and dams on the Monongahela River. It now will be up to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allocate the … Continue reading