NOTE: There will be no First Read tomorrow. It will return on Thursday.

WEATHER: Philadelphia: a.m. showers, high of 69; Harrisburg: cloudy, high of 69; Pittsburgh: partly cloudy, high of 68.

 

NEW THIS MORNING:

* Piggybacking on a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision last year, Pennsylvania will dramatically expand the number of corporations that have to file state tax returns, the Inquirer reports.

* U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey said President Trump should immediately rethink his decision over the weekend to pull American forces out of northern Syria, WESA writes.

* The Capital-Star has an in-depth interview with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, who expounded on infrastructure, health care, and impeachment.

* Pennsylvania’s court system is telling county judges to make public information about candidates when filling government vacancies by appointment, the AP writes.

* An estimated 21,000 Pennsylvania state government employees can now easily drop their union membership at any time as a result of a change written into their recently ratified labor contracts. Previously, these employees represented by the Service Employees International Union Local 668, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776, and the Pennsylvania State Correctional Officers Association were forced to pay union dues and limited to resigning their union membership in the 15-day window that opened prior to their labor contract expiring, the Patriot-News writes.

* The Capital-Star has a roundup of all of the candidates running for former PA Sen. Mike Folmer’s 48th District seat.

* Philadelphia school district officials may have to abandon their plans to relocate students from two Center City high schools after parent outrage boiled over at a town hall meeting Monday morning, the Inquirer reports.

 

EDITORIAL PAGES:

* The Patriot-News gleans five tips from California’s years-long struggle to end gerrymandering within its borders on how to reform Pennsylvania’s electoral map.

 

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TODAY’S SKED:

10 a.m. - the PA Senate Special Education Funding Formula Commission will meet. Southern Lehigh High School, 5800 Main Street, Center Valley.

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

10 a.m. - the Philadelphia City Council Committee on Finance will meet. Room 400, City Hall, Philadelphia.

1:30 p.m. - the Pittsburgh City Council Standing Committee will meet. Council Chambers, City-County Building, Pittsburgh.

2 p.m. - the PA House Democratic Policy Committee will meet. Teamsters Temple Banquet Hall, 4701 Butler Street, Pittsburgh.

To have your events included in Today’s Sked, please email the information to editor@cityandstatepa.com.


KICKER: “The Supreme Court ruled and whether I like the ruling or not contracts have to conform to the law. That’s why we changed them.” – UFCW President Wendell Young IV. From the Patriot-News.