A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday:
WORST-KEPT SECRET IN PENNSYLVANIA
State Treasurer Rob McCord is expected to announce later today that he's joining the crowd of Democratic candidates for governor next year. McCord has scheduled events at Montgomery County Community College in eastern Pennsylvania and a union hall in Pittsburgh at which he's expected to formally announce his bid for the nomination to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett.
HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER MIKE TURZAI SAYS CORBETT WANTS VOTE ON $2.5 BILLION PACKAGE TO RAISE TAXES FOR ROADS, BRIDGES, MASS TRANSIT
The Pittsburgh-area Republican says Gov. Tom Corbett wants the House to vote on the bill — which the Senate has already approved — even though House Republicans are unhappy about new taxes and fees it contains.
SUPPORTERS OF STATE-OWNED HISTORICALLY BLACK CHEYNEY UNIVERSITY SAY STATE FUNDING FORMULA DISCRIMINATES AGAINST THE SCHOOL
The coalition Heeding Cheyney's Call says the enrollment-based funding formula is unfair to the small school. But the State System of Higher Education says Cheyney already receives three times as much state funding per student than the other 13 state-owned universities.
WHO'S SORRY NOW?
A Pittsburgh-area woman who fatally shot an FBI agent leading a drug raid at her home nearly five years ago wants a federal judge to cut her nearly 16-year prison sentence. Forty-four-year-old Christina Korbe argues she's truly remorseful and rehabilitated.
BEAT 'EM BUCS: PITTSBURGH PIRATES CLINCH FIRST PLAYOFF BERTH SINCE 1992
That season, 21 years ago, is also the last time the Pirates had a winning record. Pittsburgh clinched a wild card playoff spot by beating the Chicago Cubs last night, and remains two games behind National League Central-leading St. Louis with five games to play.