Report finds Pennsylvania lags in early childhood education access, equity
Laura Benshoff, Newsworks
– A new report finds that Pennsylvania lags behind New Jersey, Delaware and 37 other states and the District of Columbia in early childhood education.
Corbett taps GOP aide for Open Records Office
Jessica Parks, Inquirer
– Over appeals from a bipartisan chorus of legislators and open-government groups, Gov. Corbett on Friday appointed Erik Arneson, a Republican Senate aide, as director of the state’s Office of Open Records. The office’s current director, Terry Mutchler, had been serving on an interim basis since her six-year term expired in April.
Penn’s Phi Delta Theta on probation following holiday photo
Lauren Feiner, The Daily Pennsylvanian
– Penn’s chapter of Phi Delta Theta is currently on probation after a controversial holiday photo went viral, according to the fraternity’s international organization. The photo, released on Dec. 14, featured several mostly light-skinned members in holiday attire with a black sex doll.
Mayoral candidate Doug Oliver in a LIHEAP of controversy
Chris Brennan, Daily News
– Doug Oliver’s role as the face of PGW in a television commercial has turned up the heat on his impending candidacy for mayor.
More about Comcast’s “VIP List”
Joel Mathis, Philly Mag
– We told you last month about the report of a Comcast program that offered, ahem, more attentive customer service to politicians, journalists, and other bigwigs who were given cards to access that system.