Saturday, March 16, 2013
Leap Into S. Patrick's Day with Family Fun at Fifth Avenue Place
This St. Patrick's Day, Fifth Avenue Place is your Downtown Destination! Following the St. Patrick's Day parade, bring the whole family to Fifth Avenue Place and show your Irish spirit with live music, "Lucky Charms" from the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, the cheery face painting leprechaun, or "Putt-for-Prize!" http://www.fifthavenueplacepa.com/fap2/calendar/index2013.shtml
Senate Bill 76 to abolish the school property tax in Pennsylvania has made it out of the Senate Finance Committee this week. Known as the Property Tax Independence Act it was first introduced in January 2013. The bill would replace the school property tax with an increase of the state sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent, an increase in the personal income tax from 3.07 percent to 4.34 percent and more sales-taxable items. Those funds would go to public schools instead of the school property tax.
Do you think the Allegheny County District Attorney's office should re-try Leon Ford Junior on the 5 lesser charges that a jury deadlocked on?