Friday, Feb. 9, was the deadline set by the PA Supreme Court for the General Assembly to submit a revised redistricting plan to the governor. The court ruled on Jan. 22, that the 2011 Congressional Redistricting Act was unconstitutional. Short on time to pass a bill, House and Senate GOP leaders submitted a new map to Gov. Tom Wolf that redraws the lines of Pennsylvania's 18 Congressional districts. Democrats in the legislature say they were not consulted. Gov. Tom Wolf rejected the Republican-generated map as partisan gerrymandering and will submit an alternative redistricting plan by the court's Feb. 15 deadline. Other parties can also submit maps and the court can either choose a map or create its own. The court said it will draw lines itself if a plan isn't submitted by Feb. 19. For statewide, PA House and Senate candidates, nomination petitions began circulating this week, but for Congressional candidates, petitions start circulating Feb. 27, per a decision by the PA Department of State. This extra time will allow Congressional candidates to file petitions in newly drawn districts. To discuss these topics, Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal and others are: John Micek, Editorial & Opinions Page Editor, PennLive & The Patriot-News; Katie Meyer, Capitol Bureau Chief with WITF-FM; and Jason Gottesman, Harrisburg Bureau Chief with The PLS Reporter. Our host is Brian Lockman.