Candidates Spar Over Allegheny County Jobs: Who is Right?


Two candidates vying for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination have questioned the accuracy of County Executive Onorato’s campaign ads regarding claims of job creation and are suggesting they are misleading. Onorato’s spokesperson fired back at the competitors in a Tribune Review news report saying, “At a time when the entire country is struggling, Allegheny County is performing better (in employment) than the state and the nation.” And he went on to say, “it’s performing better for a reason,” giving credit to the Executive’s efforts to attract economic development funding, balance the budget and hold the line on property taxes.


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