Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Story of the day: The state Supreme Court guarantees another couple weeks of uncertainty over Voter ID with a ruling returning the case to a lower court for another look. Frustrated responses from opponents of the law can be found here and here.
The county Board of Health is slated to vote on new pollution guidelines this afternoon. The new regulations have been seven years in the making, but face last-minute opposition from some corporations who participated in drafting them, prompting some eye-rolling from environmentalists.
A state Senate panel wants Gov. Tom Corbett to temporarily suspend executions in Pennsylvania. As noted here previously, the death penalty is suddenly a focus of attention because of the case of Terrance Williams, who next month could become the state's first prisoner to be executed while fighting the sentence in decades. For us western Pennsylvanians, here's a decidedly unsentimental look at the crimes that landed Williams on death row.
Battle of the heavyweights: Once again, the battle over weights and measures has touched off ugly words between county executive Rich Fitzgerald and county Controller Chelsa Wagner. Inspection stickers that display Wagner's name prominently are appearing on gas pumps and other measuring devices around town, and Fitzgerald accuses Wagner of defying an ordinance passed by council.
Is anyone else getting the feeling that not all is well at PA Cyber School?