Partly my head, partly my host. Day's almost over, and here's what I've got to offer:
- Apparently Curt Weldon is trying to campaign from undercover, keeping to private fundraisers where he won't have to talk to reporters about recent embarrassments. That can't keep up! Meanwhile, Sestak defends sailors from an offhand Weldon remark.
- The State Senate approved lobbyist disclosure legislation; whether the House will sign on this time is yet to be seen. Meanwhile, the House approved a bill to let Philadelphia set its own campaign finance laws; no word on whether the Senate will sign off too -- Dan UA hopes so.
- The Inquirer endorses Lois Murphy in the 6th District US House race, although calling it a close choice.
- The Daily News reviews the messy legislative history surrounding casinos and local rights to oversee their development, describing it as a ping pong match among powerful movers and shakers.
- The Urban Warrior is on the tail of renegade towing companies in Philadelphia, doing the job that L&I can't be bothered with.
- Speaking of parking, Inga Saffron looks at pros and cons of the parking proposal to give Philadelphia Museum of Art visitors more spaces on the hill behind...
- AAJane was at another political face-fest, this one including Barak Obama, and she gives us her impressions of all who appear (including her first glimpses of Bob Brady).
- Temple Law is leading the pack at getting its graduates through the PA bar exam -- congrats!
- Independence Hall to really go fenceless -- sounds like even the current crappy barriers might be on their way out. I'll be watching with anticipation on this one!
- Finally, two new hefty essays from Marc Stier: one on what social justice would mean for Philadelphia, and the second offering a concrete example of how social justice can be achieved by everyday public policy (here via sewer improvements).
Hopefully both my head and Blogger will be running a bit more smoothly by tomorrow!