PA-8: Petri Drops Out: Brian Fitzpatrick is now the clear front-runner in the GOP primary.
PA-6: Q4: Li Stockpiling, Costello Widening Lead: Lindy Li did very well in the last three months of the year, but her numbers still couldn’t compare to Costello’s.
Shapiro Holds $1.3 Million in His Campaign Warchest: The Democratic AG candidate has more than double the cash of his closest competitor.
BREAKING: Fattah Jr. Sentenced to Five Years in Jail: The Congressman’s son will begin his term in prison immediately.
PA-8: Naughton Files Petitions, Becomes First Congressional Candidate on the Ballot: The Democratic congressional candidate filed 1,100 signatures and is the first to make the April 26th ballot.
Reader Poll: Who Do You Believe Will Be the Democratic Nominee in PA-7?: We ask our readers who they think will the Democrats will put up against Congressman Pat Meehan.
Reader Poll: Rand Leads, Hillary and Bernie Battle for Dems: The Kentucky Senator’s well-known online army came out for him.
Jim Roddey Endorses Rubio for President: The current Allegheny County Republican Chairman is the latest Pennsylvanian to support the Florida Senator for President.
Legislative Elections Update
The 46th district contains parts of Allegheny and Washington Counties.
Capitolwire: Point of Order: Wolf’s push to shut down independent pension agency intensifies, but his arguments ring hollow
Capitolwire: Without an agreement on his prior basic education wants, Wolf wants $200 million more
Capitolwire: PA revenues remain ahead of estimates, but only slightly
Pennsylvania Watchdog: High court ruling could free nine Erie killers
PLSReporter: Auditor General bangs the drum on municipal pension reform
PLSReporter: Like spring, budget wishes are coming early this year
Inquirer: Wolf: Give schools $200 million more in 2016-17
Inquirer: Controller: City mailroom is a mess
Inquirer: VA weighs new punishment for Phila. director
Inquirer: Former Philly Mayor Michael Nutter begins CNN gig, stumps for Hillary Clinton
WHYY Newsworks: Musicians rally at City Hall still on as Philly councilman kills music bill
WHYY Newsworks: Philly celebrates Richard Allen, forefather of civil rights, and stamp with his likeness
Philadelphia Business Journal: $35M sale of Montco hospital is completed
Delco Daily Times: Springfield signs deal for new website provider
Delco Daily Times: Upper Darby begins process of long range planning
Pottstown Mercury: Ex DA. Castor: ‘Mr. Cosby was not getting prosecuted, ever’
Montgomery Media: Four Lower Providence police officers promoted
Post-Gazette: Jesse White seeking Democratic nomination to get House seat back
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf seeks millions more for educatio next fiscal year
Post-Gazette: AG Kane says she didn’t raise any campaign cash last year
Pittsburgh Business Times: Councilman proposes changes to city’s real estate appeals process
WESA: Wolf Expected to OK scrubbing Old, Minor Criminal Charges
Beaver County Times: Beaver County District Attorney seeks supporting documents for $3.4 million that went to Friendship Ridge’s new owners
Beaver County Times: State Sen. Pat Stefano’s resolution delay for power plant regulations
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: State comes up short on road and bridge plan
Standard Speaker: Hazleton City Council tackles tax debate tonight
Standard Speaker: Cartwright’s Republican challenger has campaign money
Times Leader: New hire by Mayor Tony George not a Wilkes-Barre resident
Citizens Voice: State budget impasse cost school district up to $50 million to date
York Dispatch: York City Council OKs $1M Rail Trail project
York Dispatch: York native, Senate candidate Fetterman comes home
Patriot-News: Auditor General touts Harrisburg as a financial success (for its pensions)
Patriot-News: AG Kathleen Kane: Dismiss federal lawsuit by ‘insubordinate’ agents
York Daily Record: Wolf: Give $200M more to schools in next Pa. budget
LancasterOnline: Manheim Township school board admits violating state Sunshine Act with closed-door meetings
LancasterOnline: Rep. Bryan Cutler to hold town hall to review Wolf’s next budget address
Reading Eagle: In Reading, Gov. Tom Wolf calls for increased education funding
Reading Eagle: Congressional candidate Dave Naples end bid to unseat Rep. Pat Meehan
Morning Call: FBI probe expands to Lehigh County
Morning Call: After FBI raid, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s campaign fund spent more than $80,000 on lawyers
North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Ferguson Township to look at source water protection ordinance
Centre Daily Times: Centre County commissioners to investigate appointees to elected positions
Go Erie: ETN on WICU: Unified Erie’s plans after meetings
Citizens Voice: Total failure in Harrisburg
Post-Gazette: False promise: The new Mon-Fay segment is a road to nowhere
Post-Gazette: High stakes: Syria and its neighbors need the talks to work
Patriot-News: What is ‘dark money’ and how is it affecting our politics?
Daily News: Difference between MOVE and Bundys is as plain as black and white
Inquirer: Phila. Parking Authority: Cabs’ captive watchdog
Keystone Crossroads: Mayors to states: Help or get out of the way
Commonwealth Foundation: Wolf to PERC: “You’re Fired!”
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Denied Again!!!!!!
PA Budget & Policy Center: A Budget for Pennsylvania’s Future
2 Political Junkies: Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the GOP Presidential Primary Leader