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Good morning.

1. A handful of votes flipped in the House approving a $2.3 billion transportation funding package that may cost drivers about $3 per week while paying for critical upgrades to roads, bridges and transit systems. It is expected to pass the Senate and be on the governor's desk maybe by tomorrow.

2. Votes flipped the other direction (along with a some abstentions) to torpedo county councilwoman Barbara Daly Danko's park drilling moratorium.

3. By the end of the day yesterday 100 people had already applied for about 40 jobs posted so far on a foundation-backed mayoral website. Pittsburgh Foundation president Grant Oliphant called it "the largest effort in this history of the United States to create an objective municipal hiring process."

4. Philly's open-data guru is doing a talk Thursday about the benefits of releasing government data to the public, and Peduto's incoming innovation officer Debra Lam is already on board.

5. A black teacher from the North Side is suing a white city police officer after the teacher was leg-whipped and sent to the county jail after complaining about the officer's driving . . . outside a meeting on improving community-police relations in Homewood. The county DA's office declined to press charges against the teacher.

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