Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Councilwoman launches bid to become controller

It's official: This year's race for Pittsburgh city controller will be contested.

A little more than a week after confirming she was circulating petitions to run for the office, city Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak formally announced her bid to unseat Controller Michael Lamb, 52, in the city's May 19 Democratic primary. The general election is Nov. 3.

Roxanne Buckels, executive director of the Allegheny County Republican Committee, said the committee is not aware of a GOP challenger for the office at present.

Ms. Rudiak, 35, of Carrick, is in her second term on council.

In a statement, she said she is running "to fight for stronger schools and vibrant neighborhoods" and to "bring fiscal leadership to the controller's office."

"I will ensure that public money is spent with smart fiscal oversight, vision and leadership," she said.

Housing board OKs bonds for Skyline Terrace project

The Pittsburgh Housing Authority board unanimously approved $15 million in short-term bonds Thursday to start the second phase of construction on Skyline Terrace, a 400-unit, $160 million mixed- income project that will replace the Hill District's Addison Terrace development. …

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