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Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read this morning

Published by Andrew McGill on .

breakfastsausageHappy day-after-St. Patrick's Day, or perhaps the worst Monday ever.

1. A high school student's school project became the first major debate between the six mayoral candidates, with the hopefuls fielding questions from Obama Academy students and others. Didn't appear to be a great deal of disagreement, but they only had a minute or so to answer questions.

2. Gov. Tom Corbett is focusing his plan to privatize the Pennsylvania on Keno, a casino game with the worst odds in the house. Though he wants to start with a slower version, video Keno accounts for 70 percent of gambling revenue in West Virginia -- and two-thirds of the calls to the state's problem-gambling hotline.

3. Moving along in the vice squad: The state House Committee Liquor Control Committee will consider Corbett's $1 billion plan to privatize the state's liquor stores. No witnesses, just a debate and a vote. It'll head to the House floor if passed forward.

4. Once again, the angry, vengeful spirit of Penn State coach Joe Paterno is dogging the university's trustees, with supporters calling on the college to disavow a unfavorable report at this weekend's board meeting. Not that we haven't heard this before.

5. The Inquirer fleshes out Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane's nightly nightmares about Mexican drug cartels

And lastly, PA legislature sez: Have a happy Daffodil Days Awareness Week!

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