Pittsburgh’s Financial Watchdogs Lose Their Bark

Pittsburgh City Council recently enacted a prevailing wage bill and is now considering a living wage bill.  Both measures will almost certainly increase City spending either directly, by raising the wage rates of its employees, or indirectly, as contractors push the costs back to the City through higher bids.  The question that cries out for an answer is; where are the Act 47 coordinator and the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (the oversight board)? Why are they silent about these legislative efforts?

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