Friday's DN: Gov. Corbett tacking to center on Tom Wolf?

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Just engaged Jefferson Rougeau, left, and Steven Creps pose for photographs on the steps of the state Capitol Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa. Gov. Corbett on Wednesday said he will not appeal a ruling by U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III that struck down the state's 1996 ban on same-sex marriage. (AP/File photos)

For the third time in three weeks, Gov. Corbett has surrendered on a controversial public policy that new Democratic nominee Tom Wolf could have used as a potent point of political attack.  Also in Clout today: U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz gets her Pennsylvania history wrong.  And state Rep. Dwight Evans asks voters to admire -- but not eat -- his election day cupcakes.

The Philadelphia School Partnership, a nonprofit that promotes school-choice policies, will pay a $1,500 fine to the city Board of Ethics for failing to register and report as a lobbying group in 2012 and early 2013, according to a settlement signed Wednesday.

And City Council President Darrell Clarke agreed yesterday to add a "safety-net" provision to legislation that would extend a city sales-tax increase so that, even if state lawmakers don't act on the issue this spring, the tax would be extended and the School District of Philadelphia would get $120 million next year.

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