WEATHER: Philadelphia, sunny, high of 39; Harrisburg, sunny, high of 40; Pittsburgh, partly cloudy, high of 36.


* The impact of a federal judge’s ruling that struck down the Affordable Care Act won’t be felt by Pennsylvanians until next year at the earliest as appeals wind their way through the system, the Morning Call reports.

* As of Sunday, Philadelphia had recorded 333 homicides – an 11 percent jump over last year and the highest number in a decade, CBS-3 writes.

* Philadelphia City Councilman Derek Green is pushing for the creation of a city version of the Congressional Budget Office to analyze the fiscal impact of public policy initiatives, the Tribune reports.

* School districts in the commonwealth continue to struggle with how to administer medical marijuana to students while adhering to conflicting state and federal laws, the Post-Gazette reports.

* Attorney Billy Ciancaglini became the first Republican candidate to declare for next year’s Philadelphia mayoral election, WHYY writes.

* Montgomery County will debut some 400 new voting machines that will generate paper trails by the May 2019 primary, according to WHYY.

* A new study has raised a host of questions about the oversight systems in place to protect youths who have been placed in foster care facilities in the state, WESA writes.


* The Inquirer, citing inaction by state and federal lawmakers, sides with a proposal by PA Rep. Dan Frankel to let cities create their own gun control legislation.

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10 a.m. - the Pittsburgh City Council will meet. Council Chambers, City-County Building, Pittsburgh.

10 a.m. - Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney will deliver remarks at an event hosted by Bisnow which will highlight investment and business trends around Philadelphia this year and discuss the future of Opportunity Zones. Yards Brewing Company, 500 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia.

11 a.m. - Mayor Kenney will deliver remarks at a ceremonial bill signing for the Power Purchase Agreement, a key project ensuring Philadelphia commits to using 100% renewable energy by 2030. Mayor's Reception Room, Room 202, City Hall, Philadelphia.

12 p.m. - Mayor Kenney will deliver remarks at an event to highlight Philadelphia Parks and Recreation's Older Adult Program and celebrate the city’s senior residents. Marriott Grand Ballroom, 1201 Market St, Philadelphia.

2 p.m. - Mayor Kenney will deliver remarks at a press conference to unveil plans for the installation of new municipal cameras in order to deter illegal dumping. Corner of Venango & Hutchinson (off of 9th & Venango/Rising Sun), Philadelphia.

5:30 p.m. - Mayor Kenney will join City officials at “El Barrio es Nuestro” (The Neighborhood is Ours) community meeting to provide an update on the City’s emergency response to fighting the opioid epidemic. McPherson Square Library, 601 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia.

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KICKER: “Considering that we have an almost infinite amount of needs and a finite amount of resources, a third-party entity that can give us a perspective on the financial impact of implementation legislation ... may provide us additional information about how we tweak the initiative going forward.” – Philadelphia City Councilman Derek Green on why he wants to see the creation of an independent fiscal office for the city. From the Tribune.