Friday, March 29, 2013

Heads Up: Morning headlines for March 29

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 8:57 AM

City controller/mayoral candidate Michael Lamb has taken some lumps from those who argue he should have done more to unveil alleged financial shenanigans in the police bureau. Now comes this fortuitously timed story in the Post-Gazette, in which we learn that Lamb had "quietly" begun auditing the bureau. Lamb even claims that his initial inquiries may have led a whistleblower to come forth.

In other police news, Deputy Chief Paul Donaldson is drawing a thin blue line in the sand, telling fellow officers to quit spreading "falsehoods" about fellow officers, because it damages morale.

One area where you're not going to see a hell of a lot of debate in this year's mayoral race? Gun control.

Those blue-ribbon analysts at the Rand Corporation say that expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania will be a net benefit to the state. Gov. Tom Corbett, who has previously opposed such an expansion, is said to be "considering" it ... and will have a long-awaited April 2 meeting to discuss the issue with the federal Health and Human Services director Kathleen Sebelius.

A woman in Bethel Park doesn't like the city flying a rainbow flag ... and the Tribune-Review is on it. "Lesbians, gays and transsexuals are honored ... under a flag that many people have died for?" grouses the woman. News flash: Some of the people who fought and died under that flag were gay. The flag doesn't just belong to you. Deal with it.



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