PennLive analysis of the proposed cuts shows a real funding bias toward urban centers and small rural districts, and against relatively-wealthy suburban communities. Wolf says it's a correction of a school funding system that doesn't work anymore. Opponents worry it will just prop up schools that don't work.
Ohio Democratic Party schedules vote for new chair
Several Democrats say David Pepper has been heavily courting votes on the executive committee and may have the inside track given an alliance with Nina Turner, a state senator from Cleveland who lost a race for secretary of state this year.
Lawmakers plan to waste no time when the 78th session begins Monday, and with a huge agenda from taxes to education funding and reform, they will need every minute of the 120 days they have to get the job done.
Hogan to take oath as governor Wednesday Larry Hogan, an Anne Arundel County businessman who ran on a promise to "change Maryland," will become Maryland's 62nd governor Wednesday in a noontime ceremony at the State House in Annapolis. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-hogan-wednesday-morning-20150119-story.html
Pennsylvania poll finds early support for Gov. Tom Wolf's budget, tax reform aims
Jeb Bush is backing David Vitter in Louisiana's governor race this year and will appear at a New Orleans fundraiser for the Louisiana Senator April 15. "I am confident Senator Vitter's conservative credentials and reform-minded principles will make him a successful...