A 20-year veteran of print journalism, Charlie Deitch started his career at his hometown newspaper covering town councils, hoagie fund-raisers and high-school wrestling. Since then…
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While she was not born in Pittsburgh, "jazzcorner," Lena Horne did live for a time in Pittsburgh
Here is an update we've just posted to the story. A school board member has resigned.
Here's an update to this story that I just filed. The NLRB has denied UPMC's motion:
That's what the current lottery employees said in their plan submitted to the state yesterday. The extra revenue, they say, comes from expanding the system to include Keno and online instant games -- another potential hazard, that we didn't address here -- so all the state has to do is expand it in the confines of the current management system and they predict higher revenues. Either way, it becomes a discussion about whether expanding gambling and making it even more accessible is in the best interest of the citizenry, not just state coffers.
Hi Audrey, good question. From the story:
"Currently the Pennsylvania Lottery is run by a state commission and administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. It is the largest in the country, and last last year contributed about $1 billion to senior programs."
I'm not sure about you Bram, But I know Rich Fitzgerald told me in September:
...However, he said, the law may not wind up having the outcome that Republicans hoped it would.
"Honestly, I think this has energized people," Fitzgerald said. "When you try to deny people their right to something they'll come back and fight even harder for it."
I just checked the links. They should be working now. Thanks
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