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April 18, 2024 4:47 am

Vice President Harris visits Pittsburgh to tout $5.8 billion for clean water, lead pipe removal

During a visit to the Steel City on Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris announced that the Biden administration is dedicating $5.8 billion of federal funding toward lead pipe removal and clean water projects, including more than $200 million in Pennsylvania.

Desperate for affordable housing, some cities sweeten tax breaks for developers

Tax abatements have long been a tool cities use to encourage developers to build homes low-income residents can afford. Developers pay lower property taxes in return for setting aside homes or apartments for potential residents with lower incomes. Cities lose that tax revenue, but they gain affordable housing.