1) Our friends at Franklin & Marshall College have some good news and some bad news, via their latest poll of Pennsylvania voters. The good news? That's reserved for Gov. Tom Wolf; 38 percent of those participating in the poll said Governor Go Time is doing a "good" or "excellent" job so far. Those first results put him below the early results for former governors Tom Ridge and Ed Rendell, but well ahead of Tom Corbett.
2) The bad news from the F&M poll? Former congressman and repeat candidate for the U.S. Senate Joe Sestak is close to wrapping up a walking tour of the state – he finishes on Saturday in Beaver County – but 63 percent of the state's voters don't have a handle on who he is.
3) Harry Reid will not seek another term in the U.S. Senate, the Nevada Democrat announced this morning.
4) Say what you want about Act 89, the transportation funding bill adopted by the state legislature in 2013, but it's doing one of the things it was intended to do: raise money for transportation infrastructure projects, this year to the tune of $214 million on projects in Allegheny County.
5) There are a handful of noisy true believers when it comes to the presidential candidacy of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, but most Republicans agree that Cruz is a divisive figure who has little chance of winning the GOP's nomination.