Morning Money: First Amendment finance

After Philly teachers ratified a new three-year contract last night, details finally began to emerge about what’s in it: two 3 percent raises and no increases in employee contributions to health benefits.

Clout has a good overview of the five bidders competing for the city’s contract to lobby state lawmakers.

Yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court decision striking down campaign finance laws could erase Pennsylvania’s limits on corporate and union spending in political campaigns.

The state’s unemployment rate jumped to 8.9 percent in December, an increase of four-tenths of a percent from November.

Pennsylvania slots took in more money than their Atlantic City counterparts last month — the first time this has happened.

Finally, state Rep. Samuel E. Rohrer, who is running against Attorney General Tom Corbett in the Republican gubernatorial primary, says that he would tax natural gas deposits and use the money to eliminate school property taxes.

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