In other Tuesday news
- Looks like the merger of Fairmont Parks with the Recreation Department (see background here)is officially moving ahead, and the result may be a ballot measure to be put before voters in November.
- Today's Inquirer is reporting that a minimum wage bill is set to pass the legislature in Harrisburg, which seems like great news, although it is tempered by the fact that the bill in question has been substantially modified from the one originally championed by state Rep. Cohen, Gov. Rendell, and others, and would result in only half of the desired increase. Time for soul-searching among advocates about whether half a cake is better than none.
- Marc Stier is depressed by more shows of conservative pandering by Bob Casey, and muses on the difficult path that Democrats will have to wend between their choices in the primary and then the need to get behind whoever wins that race in order to unseat Santorum in the fall. It's hard to put in a lot of sweat without much enthusiasm...
- Above Average Jane delivers on her promise to provide an interview with Paul Lang, candidate for the PA 6th Senatorial district. It's long and full of details about his district and its needs -- a great resource for those who live there and for others who might like to support a promising progressive candidate for state office.