WEATHER: Philadelphia, snow/wind, high of 34; Harrisburg, snow, high of 34; Pittsburgh, snow, high of 36.
NEW FROM CITY & STATE:
* More tax delinquency issues for Philly DA Larry Krasner: A real estate company that lists him as its president was delinquent on $130,000 in taxes owed to the School District of Philadelphia.
SNOW OR SHINE TOMORROW!
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.
On Thursday, 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.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
NEW THIS MORNING:
* Federal prosecutors filed new charges against U.S. Rep. Bob Brady’s former aide Ken Smukler for concealing illegal contributions during his time as a consultant to former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies, according to the Inquirer.
* With the status of redrawn districts virtually assured, some 100 candidates have filed paperwork to run for Congress in Pennsylvania, the Post-Gazette reports.
* Several GOP state lawmakers made good on a threat to seek the impeachment of PA Supreme Court justices involved in the court-ordered redraw of Pennsylvania’s congressional maps, according to the Patriot-News.
* Although he doesn’t own a home in the city, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack insisted that he was a Philadelphian as grumbling spread about residency issues ahead of his reelection, the Inquirer writes.
* Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango – who has campaigned on opposing Obamacare – was caught off-guard after comments he made in 2009 that appeared to support the program resurfaced, the Patriot-News reports.
* Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale was booted off the ballot for lieutenant governor for being too young to qualify as a candidate, according to the Pottstown Mercury.
* Gov. Tom Wolf congratulated four new cabinet members for winning confirmation by the state Legislature, the Patriot-News writes
* Former Drinker, Biddle & Reath prosecutor William McSwain was sworn in as the new U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of PA, the Inquirer reports.
* Although Philadelphia’s jail population is declining, overtime costs soared to $26 million at the Department of Prisons, the Inquirer writes.
* The Citizens’ Voice hails Gov. Wolf’s decision to waive a state rule that required Medicaid to pre-approve the prescription of anti-addiction drugs for patients as part of a trend of needed legislation to put patients first in the state.
* The Daily Times appreciates that the courts have treated the symptoms of gerrymandering in PA, but notes that until drawing congressional maps is taken out of the hands of politicians and entrusted to citizens, the disease will flare up again.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: PA Rep. Michael Driscoll (3/20) … Want to wish someone a happy birthday in our newsletter? Email us their name, job title and upcoming birthday to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Generocity profiles the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and explains why its mission is still so painfully relevant for those citizens wrongfully imprisoned in the state.
* Nonprofit Pro examines five ways that the quest for perfection can harm an organization’s fundraising activity.
8:45 a.m. - the PA House and Senate Local Government Commission will meet. Hearing Room 2, North Office Building, Harrisburg.
9:30 a.m. - the PA Senate Game and Fisheries Committee will meet. Room 8E-B, East Wing, Harrisburg.
10 a.m. - Gov. Wolf will join Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards to provide an update on the winter storm affecting many parts of Pennsylvania. The governor will also recognize PennDOT workers for working through the storm. Philadelphia Maintenance Facility, 1901 Ruffner Street, Philadelphia.
10 a.m. - the Pittsburgh City Council Standing Committee will meet. Council Chambers, City-County Building, Pittsburgh.11 a.m. - the PA Senate will reconvene. Main Capitol, Harrisburg.
All City of Philadelphia government offices will be closed today because of the weather.
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KICKER: “I’m a Philadelphian.” – Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, who is apparently crashing with his mother in Philly, dismisses questions about his residency ahead of a tough reelection. From the Inquirer.