Hello, friends. Busy morning today, so forgive the brevity.
1. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey speaks at the Allegheny County Courthouse against cuts to the National Energy Technology Laboratory, which has a long history in the Pittsburgh area.
2. Advocacy group Pittsburgh United released a white paper yesterday saying UPMC's low wages are helping erode the middle class.
3. Pittsburgh City Paper delves into the Port Authority's new board structure, which will take some power away from the county executive and make it easier for Republicans to throw wrenches in the works.
5. And Politics PA has a neat story comparing Pennsylvania's redistricting to California's.