Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is steaming mad and he doesn’t care who knows it.
On Tuesday he raved that Pittsburgh Public Schools’ finances should be taken over by the state – the same fate the city had suffered during its own economic troubles from 2004-18.
The reason Peduto thinks the school should submit to a financial recovery plan overseen by a state appointed board?School Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet is proposing a 2.3% tax increase in 2020 for a reserve fund while Peduto’s municipal government allegedly is managing with a surplus.
If the city can manage its finances without a tax increase, wonders Peduto, why can’t the school district?
However, the Mayor’s narrative conveniently leaves out a few pertinent facts.
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