1) You can say this about Gov. Tom Wolf: He's trying to do exactly what he spent 2014 telling us he would do. Governor Go Time took us through his budget proposal on Tuesday -- and now the real fun begins.
2) Former Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak officially kicks off his U.S. Senate campaign in Philadelphia today, and he has an interesting bit of information in his back pocket as he does: The incumbent isn't exactly setting himself up as a political juggernaut. A poll released Tuesday by the Robert Morris University Polling Institute shows that just 43.7 percent of Pennsylvania residents have a favorable opinion of Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey; another 25.8 percent say their opinion of the incumbent is not favorable. Mr. Sestak doesn't have much room to gloat – his own party's leaders seemed to be underwhelmed with the prospect of his candidacy last week – but at least we have some solid, attractive options, right?
3) The tea partiers on Capitol Hill are none too pleased, but U.S. House Speaker John Boehner pushed through a clean funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, rather than use the measure to try to take on President Obama's immigration reform agenda.
5) This illustration of the inner workings of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's supply chain can provide fuel for both opponents of privatizing the state's booze sales (the board came through with a request) and those who support getting the state out of the booze business (Indiana County? Really?). Either way, it's a great look at the often byzantine process.