TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

State Senate OKs restructuring of Port Authority's board

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 5:39 p.m.
 

The state Senate passed a bill on Wednesday to restructure Port Authority of Allegheny County's board of directors.

Approved by a 31-18 vote, the bill would allow the Allegheny County executive to appoint six of 11 members to the board, down from all nine members now. The governor and legislative leaders from each of the four caucuses would appoint the remaining five members.

Board members from the two caucuses in the party opposite from the county executive would have authority to table votes on a range of significant matters, including the hiring of a CEO.

The House approved the measure on Monday in a 203-0 vote. The new appointees will join the board 60 days after the legislation is signed by Gov. Tom Corbett.

Tom Fontaine is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7847 or tfontaine@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Plum students protest orders to keep mum about sex cases
  2. Coach Johnston trying to figure out why Penguins ‘fell off a cliff’
  3. Pirates notebook: Wainwright injury doesn’t sway Hurdle on DH
  4. Crosby, Malkin want to remain in Pittsburgh
  5. Injured Penguins optimistic about returning next season
  6. Police arrest 2 after shots fired in North Side
  7. Washington’s Shelton grows into big role, looks forward to draft
  8. McKees Rocks council president arrested after SWAT standoff
  9. Behind starter Liriano, Pirates complete sweep of Diamondbacks
  10. NASA head tells Pitt grads their generation will ‘walk the face of Mars’
  11. Counselors available at Hempfield after crash kills student