PA-Gov: Wagner Drops Out: After a brief candidacy, the former Auditor General ends his bid.
PA Young Dems Endorse Wolf & Koplinski: Following a questionnaire and individual interviews, the Young Democrats made their endorsements.
PA-Gov: Schwartz Proposes “Invest PA” Program: The plan provides incentives for manufacturers to grow, hire and stay within the state.
PA-13: Boyle Unveils Philadelphia Endorsements: Democratic congressional candidate Brendan Boyle announced the endorsement of nine elected officials from Northeast Philly today.
PA-10: Troiano Strikes Back over Marino’s Social Security Attack: The independent candidate is accusing the Congressman of being dishonest in his letter on Social Security.
PA-6: NRCC Promotes Costello: The Chester County Commissioner entered the Young Gun program.
Casey Introduces Emergency Services Bill: The bill would reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children program — which was established in 1984.
Stack Introduces Marijuana Reform With Hanger Support: Former Gov candidate stands by current Lt. Gov. candidate as he proposes new legislation to State Senate.
SD-28: Miller Drops Out of Republican Primary: Following his big loss in the special election, Rep. Ron Miller will not seek the Republican nomination in the primary.
Legislative Elections Update:
HD-120: Wyoming Area School Director John Bolin has withdrawn from the race for the Democratic nomination. Bolin, of Wyoming, said he made the decision after reviewing his nominating petitions and discovered that he fell below the required 300 necessary to be placed on the ballot. Democratic candidates Eileen Cipriani of West Wyoming and Gary Mack of Edwardsville remain on the ballot. Aaron Kaufer is the lone Republican on the ballot in the race to succeed retiring state Rep. Phyllis Mundy, D-Kingston.
HD-124: Candidate Jamie Barton withdrew his name from the Republican ballot following a controversial car accident and DUI arrest.
HD-158: Susan Rzucidlo announced today that the Women’s Campaign Fund, a national organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected office, has unanimously voted to endorse her candidacy. This seat is vacant after Chris Ross’s retirement.
HD-163: UFCW Local 1776 backed Democrat Vince Rongione’s campaign to replace retiring Rep. Nick Micozzie (R-Delaware). The union had previously supported Micozzie.
PA Independent: Wagner’s win emboldens hardline conservatives
PA Independent: Activist: PA gifts law should be best in country after ethical lapses
PA Independent: Philadelphia school district suspends seniority rules
Capitolwire: Stack’s pot possession proposals unlikely to progress
The Big Tent: McCord joins challenge to Pa. same-sex marriage ban
PhillyClout: Mayor Nutter gets a private meeting with the pope (sort of)
AP: Jack Wagner drops out of Pa. gov race
The Inquirer: Senator’s aide: ‘Most’ of workday spent on birthday gala
The Inquirer: Deal in sting case provokes sharp debate
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia state senator to go to trial on corruption charges
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. delegation private meeting with pope canceled
WHYY Newsworks: New projects, no new taxes proposed in New Castle County budget address
WHYY Newsworks: Philly to get $100,000 innovation fund
Phillynow.com: Queerest Pope ever may visit Philly
Post-Gazette: Jack Wagner pulls out of governor’s race
Post-Gazette: Two students named to State System of Higher Education board of governors
Post-Gazette: Proposed federal EPA rule would protect streams, wetlands
Post-Gazette: Governor’s schools add agriculture, technology
Tribune-Review: AG Kane approved deal dismissing informant’s charges in sting
Tribune-Review: Allegheny DA to create ‘integrity unit’ to work with local police
UrbanMediaToday: Mayor William Peduto Announces 18 New ‘Love Your Block’ Grant Recipients
Altoona Mirror: County selects firm for data
Altoona Mirror: Forum acts as 80th district primary preview
Altoona Mirror: Blair County splits vote on union dues
Beaver County Times: PennDOT: Four teams to compete for large-scale bridge replacement project
Beaver County Times: Columbia Gas wants to raise rates
Beaver County Times: Nonprofit settles with Beaver County over tax appeal
Times Leader: LCTA still awaiting share from county
Times Leader: Elected collectors stepping up to the plate
Times-Tribune: Peters leaves Kane’s office, declines questions on dropped probe
Times-Tribune: Scranton mayor helped police officer subdue man during melee
Times-Tribune: Government change may mean more change than originally thought
Carlisle Sentinel: Mechanicsburg school district proposes 2 percent tax increase
Patriot News: Early TV ads define contest for governor in 2014
Patriot News: Rep. Daryl Metcalfe calls dibs on moving legislation to end acceptance of cash gifts
Patriot News: Lieutenant governor candidate calls for easing of some Pennsylvania marijuana laws
York Daily Record: Downtown leaders tout safety, redevelopment in York
York Daily Record: In split vote, York County officials approve salary increases for some prosecutors
York Dispatch: State holds hearings about long power outages from February ice storm
Express Times: Warren County landfill expansion study set to begin
WFMZ: Allentown Parking Authority approves sale of land to Butz partnership
Morning Call: Judge Smith’s nomination to federal bench approved by Senate
Morning Call: Parkland looks to shore up $7 million budget gap
Morning Call: Small crop of texting tickets reflects challenge in enforcing new law
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council violated Sunshine Act, media group says
North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Final stage of Route 15 improvements underway
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Montoursville School Board eyeing modest tax hike
Erie Times News Campaign ‘14 Blog: Candidate withdrawal deadline today
Onward State: Rodney Erickson Planned Joe Paterno Tribute, Board of Trustees Shot It Down
Carlisle Sentinel: Our View: Lining up to meet the pope
York Daily Record: Our take: Ron Miller should have disavowed negative campaign
Plan Philly: Councilwoman Tasco: Philly’s new housing plan can’t be compared to NTI
WHYY Newsworks: Hobby Lobby and religious oppression in the workplace
Pottstown Mercury: Treasury Dept. says columnist misrepresented court filing by Pa. Treasurer McCord
Post-Gazette: Sentencing reform: The United States needs to cut the cost of prison
Times-Tribune: Kane should rethink odd approach
Media Trackers: Pennsylvania Bill Could End Philly Transit Strikes
Keystone Politics: #PAGov: Jack Wagner, We Hardly Knew Thee
Keystone Politics: #HD163: Endorsements Swing Left Amid Changing Demographics
Keystone Politics: Corbett Campaign Shamelessly Politicizes the Pope
Keystone Progress: Sens. Casey and Toomey plot secret deal to nominate Tea Party Judge for Western PA District Court
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Aurand Announces State Senate Campaign From Nazareth
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Let’s Raise Some Caine About Kane