Good morning, Feeders! We started the day with some light snow and an escaped prisoner, so things are only looking up. Join us, won’t you?
Susan Philips is doing another followup on the DROP ballot challenges to Frank Rizzo, Marian Tasco and Marge Tartaglione. All three have been denied and the candidates will remain on the ballot, though an appeal against Rizzo is likely.
Susan is also connecting with some towns near Marcellus Shale to see if any have considered fracking legislation. Gov. Tom Corbett has suggested the state won’t pursue regulations, but individual towns could.
Jen Howard will bring us a preview of the women’s NCAA tournament as Connecticut rolls into town this weekend. Guard Carolyn Doty is from Doylestown and coach Geno Auriemma is from Norristown.
Maiken Scott is wrapping up an interesting feature on mental health gun laws that states have enacted and enforced to varying degrees, and how new legislation differs. She’s also conferring with our team in Delaware about legislation that would bar people with sexual misconduct offenses from obtaining medical licenses.
Peter Crimmins is working a few different angles of the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Factory fire in New York, which set off protests and legislation regulating the labor force and factory conditions. Peter is tracking some local efforts in honor of the anniversary.
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