Video makes Philadelphia appealing to Gaddafi, Casey talks PHA-related legislation

    Good morning, Feeders. Monday brings us tax day and its accompanying protests, as well as some big moves on the local front in terms of endorsements and legislation.


    We’ll have visuals from two tax day protests from the Tea Party and Tom MacDonald will check in with both, while he also reports on the budget hearing for Philadelphia’s Board of Pensions and Retirement and the official announcement of the “ban the box” legislation.

    U.S. Sen. Bob Casey will join Philadelphia Housing Authority Interim Director Michael Kelly to will discuss legislation that targets sexual harassment in federal agencies. Lizz Fiedler will head to the 11:30 a.m. press conference.

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    She’s also reaching out to local Republicans about a video circulating with the help of Republican mayoral candidate John Featherman. Featherman’s four-minute YouTube video includes subtitles of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi eyeing real estate in Philadelphia — a one-party town.

    Peter Crimmins is still riding the Philadelphia Orchestra bankruptcy story. He’ll bring us the latest developments.

    In New Jersey, Phil Gregory will follow up in the challenge to Senate candidate Carl Lewis’ residency qualifications.

    Carolyn Beeler will talk to industry experts about the potential merger of Johnson & Johnson and medical device company Synthes. Taunya English is reaching out to a Drexel University graduate student who’s plan for health care reform next steps won big at a contest. Her idea? Automatic opt-in.

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