Tax cutsappear scuttled for the time being. At least, the state House chose not to vote on the measure before breaking for the primary. Many express shock and outrage. The Inquirer editorial page notes some flaws in the current plan as passed by the Senate, perhaps worthy of another look when lawmakers reconvene.
Olympicsbid to go forward, with visits to a handful of finalist cities in the next week or so.
Polling places may see unexpected shifts in light of a bill just passed by the PA Assembly prohibiting use of private residences for voting. This seems reasonable until it requires that public sites be found, even if they're way out of the precinct in question and hard for residents to get to. An attempt to suppress the effects of Philly voters on upcoming elections? Gov. Rendell vetoed a previous bill along similar lines, so this may not get through (unless he's afraid to have it held against him).
Surveillance proposals have Ray Murphy up in arms, or at least wanting reassurance that there are good reasons. Apparently there was a meeting on the issue this afternoon; it will be put before voters in the primary (12 days off).
PhillyCarShare, a rent-by-the-hour option for going carless, gets yet more recognition, this time finding itself among the finalists for a Harvard award for its collaborative efforts with the city of Philadelphia. yay!
Council seats: at least one contender has spoken up for Mariano's old seat, and there are sure to be more in coming months. Tulin's piece includes a link to an article last year speculating about other likelies.
AA Jane points us to a website of candidate interviews undertaken by the Inquirer in preparation for its endorsements et al. A great resource for those hoping to get to know the candidates in their areas. They didn't hit everybody, by a long shot, but they did talk to all the candidates in each of the primaries under consideration.
PhillyFuture alerts us to an upcoming event that benefits the Committee to End Homelessness, and sounds like fun in its own right, with art, food, and festivity (more description here). Mark your calendar for May 18.