WEATHER: Philadelphia, partly cloudy, high of 44; Harrisburg, partly cloudy, high of 40; Pittsburgh, partly cloudy, high of 40.
NEW FROM CITY & STATE:
* A bipartisan group of state senators is moving a package of seven bills addressing domestic violence through the chamber, with one already headed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk to be signed into law.
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City & State PA’s 2018 Above & Beyond Awards: Honoring Women of Public and Civic Mind
In honor of Women’s History Month, City & State PA will honor 25 exceptional women from the Commonwealth for their accomplishments across various sectors including politics, health care, education, nonprofits and beyond.
Today, March 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., join us as we shine a light on these powerful women who have distinguished themselves in their respective industries with a special edition of City & State PA magazine at the event's awards cocktail party.
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NEW THIS MORNING:
* GOP PA-18 candidate Rick Saccone conceded to Democrat Conor Lamb days after Republicans threatened to trigger a recount over the neck-and-neck race, the Post-Gazette writes.
* Shannon Edwards – a staffer whose affair with U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy triggered the PA-18 special election – missed a deadline to file paperwork for a planned congressional bid, according to the Tribune-Review.
* PA House Rep. Nick Miccarelli announced that he would not seek reelection following accusations of sexual harassment and abuse logged by multiple women, the Inquirer reports.
* Republican gubernatorial candidates Scott Wagner and Paul Mango have been locked in a bitter and costly ad war ahead of the GOP primary, WHYY writes.
* Mango embraced a poll by an anti-LGBT interest group that shows him in a “statistical dead heat” with Wagner, the Patriot-News reports.
* Officials in rural communities praised a plan outlined by Gov. Tom Wolf to bolster broadband access in remote parts of the state, according to WHYY.
* Some 300,000 PA public school teachers were notified that they may be the victims of a massive government data breach, the Morning Call reports.
* New census population estimates show that Philadelphia has continued to grow – albeit modestly, the Inquirer writes.
* The Inquirer appreciates that Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner is delivering on his campaign promise to disrupt the city’s criminal justice system in a number of ways.
* The Patriot-News’ John L. Micek goes behind the scenes of the “galactically stupid” decision by some of the PA House’s most reactionary members to try to impeach the PA Supreme Court Justices who ended GOP gerrymandering in the state.
* The Patriot-News has an op-ed by Edward W. Stack, CEO of PA-based Dick’s Sporting Goods, who asks Congress to find the same type of determination to enact stronger gun control – much as his company has already done.
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* Generocity explores the Philadelphia Reentry Project’s newly compiled data on recidivism and what took so long to release it.
* The Lancaster-Lebanon chapter of SCORE (formerly known as the Service Corps of Retired Executives) was named the organization’s chapter of the year by the US Small Business Administration, writes the Central PA Business Journal.
10 a.m. - the Philadelphia City Council will meet. Room 400, City Hall, Philadelphia.
10 a.m. - the PA Senate Independent Regulatory Review Commission will meet. 14th Floor Conference Room, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg.
1 p.m. - the Philadelphia City Council Committee of the Whole will meet. Room 400, City Hall, Philadelphia.
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KICKER: “My decision not to seek re-election should in no way be misconstrued by the public or misrepresented by the media as any admission of wrongdoing on my part.” – Rep. Nick Miccarelli, who stepped down in the months following revelations he’d abused multiple women, including a House colleague. From the Inquirer.