Quick Tuesday rush-through
- Pennsylvania has six immigration-related bills in process, joining numerous states in dealing with this issue locally. The phrase "alien invasion" was actually invoked here. Yeesh. Let's crack down on unethical employers, and lay off the poor schlubs who find themselves without heat in winter.
- Regional experts look into better flood control for the Delaware River basin.
- PA Clean Sweep leader Russ Diamond may not manage the signatures needed to get him on the ballot for Governor. It seems unlikely he'd manage the votes either.
- A large teacher's organization that backed Lois Murphy in 2004 has decided to endorse incumbent Jim Gerlach this time around for the 6th Congressional race.
- Brian Lenz (candidate for the state House) writes a letter to the editor of the Mainline Life, reprinted here with a couple of other letters in praise of him.
- The Daily News feels that Philadelphia's violence rate merits declaring a state of emergency and maybe even calling in the National Guard. Their editorial is joined by a number of related stories, including one summarizing the ideas of the presumtive mayoral candidates. Dan at YPP thinks the National Guard idea is a bit off-base.
- It's crazy hot, and heat is dangerous. Take it seriously.
- Second quarter fundraising numbers are out. Here are some summaries and analysis from Above Average Jane and Tom Ferrick.
- Friedman lets us know that Nutter will announce his mayoral campaign this Saturday.
- Marc Stier offers the third installment of his ruminations on progressive goals, called The Politics of Hope. Does that guy sleep?