DAILY GRINDER: 9.2 Percent of PA Voters Lack ID
New figures of those lacking valid voter ID in Pennsylvania: 758,000, or, about 9.2 percent of the state’s voters, which is much higher than the Corbett Administration’s original estimates of 1 percent. The new numbers are based on a comparison of voter registration rolls with PennDOT databases.
There simply aren’t enough electronic monitoring ankle bracelets to go around anymore. Which means many of the people who’ve committed alleged violent acts over the last year are getting bail, but having to wait around to actually walk outside jail.
And speaking of which, there’s a hearing today for Monsignor Lynn’s potential house arrest.
SEPTA is beginning a new smart energy/grid project which will essentially save energy by “captur[ing] the braking energy of its trains on the Market-Frankford Line and integrat[e] the captured energy into the regional electric grid.”
Bipartisan cheers! …For keeping the Sunoco refinery open after the Carlyle Group came in and saved the day. Rep. Bob Brady, for instance, recently thanked the United Steelworkers, Mayor Michael Nutter, Governor Tom Corbett and President Tom Corbett for the vision to keep the refinery alive.
The Pennypack wolf-dog has been caught.
Three teens were shot last night during the Welcome America Celebration, around 17th and JFK. One of them was a 16-year-old boy who was shot by police while fleeing the scene when he allegedly pulled his gun.
Corbett is already looking to the fall. Topping his list of issues is dealing with state employee pensions and giving the state a larger role in regulating charter schools.