We’re back for the last three session days of 2013. I made it down this morning on my usual path, Rte. 22. I left a little early and the roads were in pretty good shape, so I stayed the course. We had a long caucus this afternoon and between Senators covered a lot of ground concerning what we’ll get done in the next couple of days and what we’ll start with in January. No one has forgotten the need for pension reform, arguably the most important financial issue facing Pennsylvanians, and no one has forgotten liquor privatization, although the scope of that issue varies depending on who you talk to. Of course, there are many other bills that are working their way through the process. I have two committee meetings tomorrow including putting 4 bills through the Local Government Committee. These bills cover a range of topics from requiring financial security on public projects to local tax collection issues to public notice requirements to medical examiner funding. None of these bills will be on the front page of our papers tomorrow, but they are important just the same.