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PPS ‘status quo’ budget critiqued for special ed, security and long-term implications

Pittsburgh Public Schools’ 2023 budget has been described as “status quo,” but without concrete long-term solutions to stabilize the operating deficit and amid dependency on one-time federal funding, the district’s future financial health could be vulnerable to unforeseen economic changes. The district [PPS] introduced a preliminary general fund budget of $675.9 million for 2023. The…

Gainey budget would spend some parks tax money on trucks — and none via nonprofit conservancy

Brookline’s Moore Park boasts a water spray feature on its playground, an abundance of sports courts and fields and a pool that recently underwent a $900,000 renovation.  Just a 1.5-mile drive away in Beltzhoover, McKinley Park features deteriorating tennis courts, a football field flanked by a corroded retaining wall and a skate park that resembles…


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