Monroeville's Joe Markosek bounced Philadelphia appropriations kingpin Dwight Evans from the #3 leadership spot in the House minority . . . so forget that Dems lost the House in this crucial reapportionment year. Let's party!
The P-G has this on Markosek's neighboring representative Paul Costa of Turtle Creek (who we hear is in line to take over the Allegheny County House delegation, with Frank Dermody and Dan Frankel taking other leadership posts):
State Rep. Paul Costa faces a court hearing next week after he was cited for possessing marijuana near Heinz Field Oct. 3 at a tailgating party before a Steelers game.
Mr. Costa, D-Wilkins, was charged with prohibited acts, a misdemeanor. His attorney, Phillip DiLucente, said that Mr. Costa was accused of passing a marijuana cigarette to another man in a parking lot near Clark Bar & Grill, located in the 500 block of Martindale Street.
He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in Pittsburgh City Court on Nov. 24 at 8 a.m.