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Philadelphia Magazine is streaming its ThinkFest today. Patrick Kerkstra will talk with Superintendent William Hite about schools, Amy Gutmann will talk with Jim Gardner about the next decade at Penn, Dan Denvir and State Sen. Daylin Leach will discuss pot, and John Fry will share Drexel’s vision for the neighborhood. Full schedule here.
Mike Stack will serve as both Lieutenant Governor and State Senator until May, NewsWorks reports.
Also on NewsWorks, Marc Stier argues that supporters of good government should oppose the sale of PGW.
State Senator Anthony Williams and District Attorney Lynne Abraham will make their mayoral candidacies official next Wednesday. Claudia Vargas points out it would be the second time an announcement from Abraham overlapped with another mayoral announcement. She confirmed she was running the day that Ken Trujillo launched his campaign. Coincidence?
The group that hoped to build the Foxwoods Casino on the Delaware waterfront in South Philly has a bankruptcy hearing today.
And Pennsylvania is facing a budget deficit of almost $2 billion.