Another suggestion made on the smoking ban front would use financial incentives to encourage businesses to go smoke-free. The bill, sponsored by Jack Kelly, appears to have had a tepid reception, despite combining two hot local issues.
America's Hometown reports the first data that I've seen concerning community views on Philadelphia casino proposals. Take-home: feelings about nearby proposals are almost exactly divided, although people in the river wards seem to agree that they'd rather have one slots parlor than two in their part of town.
A PhillyFuture poster looks at possibilities for running a new SEPTA subway along an abandoned rail line along the Parkway. Apparently this has been thought of before by transit junkies, but it hasn't been discussed lately and looks pretty reasonable!
Albert links to his interview at Metro, which includes a photo and some chat about politics and blogging. Hi, Albert!!