Chris discusses New Jersey’s Senate Primaries, a court ruling granting a Philadelphia police officer his job back, and a rodeo clown banned by the Missouri State Fair. He also talks to Larry Kane about his book about The Beatles and Dan Balz about his book on the 2012 Election.
Chris reviews the crisis that may prevent Philadelphia Schools from opening on time, NBC News’ reaction to the networks planning of a Hillary Clinton mini-series and Democratic efforts to draw Governor Tom Corbett into a battle over gay marriage. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3′s Beasley Reece, and Comedian Aries Spears.
Rob Dubow says the Philadelphia school district’s budget woes could get worse if City Council doesn’t approve a bill to make permanent the once-temporary hike in the sales tax.
Chris addresses the Republican spat between Chris Christie and Rand Paul, Governor Tom Corbett’s decision to defend Pennsylvania’s version of the Defense of Marriage Act, and the closure of U.S. embassies around the Middle East. He talks to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel, Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup, and foreign policy expert Ed Turzanski.
The project is designed to improve traffic flow through the midatlantic region.
Pennsylvania officials are asking a court to stop Montgomery County from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Chris returns from a trip to St, Louis to discuss the Phillies struggles against the Cardinals, President Obama’s falling poll numbers, and the circus surrounding Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign in New York City. He also talks to Chris Butler on Finance Friday, Dick Yuengling from the Yuengling Brewery, and CBS 3′s Beasley Reece.
Chris covers to the verdict, media coverage, and political aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial, a Bay Area television station that wrongly reported the names of the crew in the plane crash at the San Francisco airport, and a proposed smoking ban on the Jersey shore beaches. He also talks to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup.
On Thursday, Kane announced she will not defend the state’s ban on gay and lesbian marriages from a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and a local law firm.
Defending Pennsylvania’s law effectively banning same-sex marriage against a legal challenge in federal court will fall to Gov. Tom Corbett.
Harper Polling, run by a former national Republican campaign strategist, finds that only 26 percent of those surveyed believe Corbett merits re-election.
The state Senate inserted Medicaid expansion language into the state welfare code, part of the package of bills to enact the budget, but the House removed it.
Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania is on hold for the summer as the state Senate backed away from its standoff with the House on the issue.
The failure of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s agenda in the final weeks of the legislature’s spring session is another setback for a governor heading toward an election year with abysmal poll numbers.
The state senate favors expanding Medicaid, as provided for under the Affordable Care Act, while House Republicans do not.