Philadelphia budget hearings resume, airport readies for its mural

    Good morning, Feeders! The Franklin Institute hawks are chirping, the duck boat passengers are quacking and the Eagles might return to Broad Street. And oh yeah,  there are budget meetings.

    Philadelphia City Council resumes its budget hearings today, with presentations from the courts, the defenders association and the district attorney. Tom MacDonald will be there.

    Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey will tour the Navy Yard this afternoon. Lizz Fiedler will have coverage. In the meantime, she’ll be scouting South Broad Street for Eagles sitings. Since a judge has lifted the NFL lockout, players say they’ll return to their training facilities.

    Phil Gregory will be there as N.J. Secretary of State, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno hands down her decision on Olympian Carl Lewis’ Senate run challenge.

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    Peter Crimmins is talking today with a local filmmaker and a mural artist who are working separately on a movie about Lebanon, Pa., and a 50,000-sq. ft. mural at Philadelphia International Airport. Tonight he’s heading to a multi-city story slam contest.

    What are the odds of three brothers winning a prestigious engineering award? A student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology joins his brothers as a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship winner. Carolyn Beeler will find out what makes this family so successful.

    Pennsylvania farmers markets will get technology to accomodate people using digitized government aid cards. Carolyn will talk to farmers market customers and employees about how far-reaching the technology will be.

    Photo opps: Nat Hamilton is heading to Montgomery County where the district attorney is holding a press conference about a drug plane the county seized. Tonight, Kim Paynter is watching the great printer smash. Check for video tomorrow from the Philly Tech Week event inspired by Office Space, in which willing participants hack some printers to death.

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