The state budget is on track for passage today -- Gov. Rendell's last budget will be his first on time -- but John Baer notes that state Senate GOP leader Dominic Pileggi predicts serious deficits in the future and questions how the next governor will be able to deal with that without tax increases.
The murder trial is under way for two men in the 2008 killing of Philadelphia Police Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski. And a Chester cop was shot in the arm yesterday during an exchange of gunfire that left at least one man dead.