Guests: Larry Higgs, Jim Engler, Dave Davies
We’re going to cover a few local stories today, and we begin by discussing some of the problems plaguing NJ Transit, as well as the governor’s promise to fix them by the end of the year. NJ Advance Media’s commuting reporter LARRY HIGGS fills us in on the latest. Then, Mayor Jim Kenny’s Chief of Staff JIM ENGLER stops by to talk about the beverage tax – the revenues, funding for the city’s pre-K program, and whether or not the idea for the tax came from recently-indicted union leader, John Dougherty. Speaking of which, we’ll spend the last segment discussing the federal indictment of “Johnny Doc” and his ally on Philadelphia City Council, Bobby Henon. WHYY’s DAVE DAVIES will break down the charges and tell us what this says about Philly politics.