1. It's unclear how the Pittsburgh Marathon is going to pay for extra security for the May 5 event post-Boston without blowing its entire endowment. It's in talks with the Ravenstahl administration and other officials. Fellow old-timers may recall city budget woes stopped the race for four years from 2004-2007.
2. A state fiscal office released a report saying Pa will gain federal funding and save state money by expanding Medicaid access via Obamacare. The Corbett admin remains skeptical.
3. Speaking of, the state House banned those getting insurance through the state's Obamacare health exchanges from using it to get most abortions.
4. Other times the state steps away from medical matters, such as when it repealed mandatory motorcycle helmets in 2003. Motorcycle deaths are up in Pa and elsewhere while overall traffic fatalities are down.
5. Due to budget problems the city's longest-running African-American repertory company, Kuntu, has ended its nearly 40-year run. It was launched in 1974.