Obama seeks to cut middle class taxes, whereas Republicans see a tax increase on small businesses (Jim O'Toole)
With another round of state legislative district lines comes another round of legal challenges (Laura Olson)
Former state Sen. John Pippy is jumping right into the PA Coal Alliance lobbying efforts (Erich Schwartzel)
A bunch more on the Corbett admin's contract for a Republican firm to do voter education on the new Voter ID law (TPM). Sample graf on why Eric Holder won't be jumping into Pa fray:
While the Justice Department has challenged voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas it hasn’t done so in Pennsylvania because it isn’t covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, a provision which requires certain states with a history of racial discrimination to have changes to their voting laws precleared by federal authorities. While civil rights groups have sued over Pennsylvania’s law on behalf of clients including a 93-year-old woman who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a challenge from DOJ’s Civil Rights Division likely couldn’t come until after the 2012 election.