Correction: Sen. Bob Mensch is in fact a Republican. It must have been that liberal trend in the Philadelphia suburban demographics that got us.

You may recall we reported last week that some Republican lawmakers, notably minority leader Sam Smith, played hooky on a work day - just as state budget season was getting underway - to make a beeline for the annual House Republican Campaign Committee golf outing in Pittsburgh.

In the interest of fairness, in today's installment of  "where is your legislator?" we report that one Democratic Senator was hard at work hosting his own campaign events on greens in western Pennsylvania.

Over in the East though, the Republicans were doing more golfing.

Out west, it was the Annual Rich Kasunic Golf Classic, where participants paid $250 for a day-long event in Union town, Fayette County, to benefit Sen. Rich Kasunic's campaign committee.

In the East, Republicans teed up for the 4th Annual Senator Bob Mensch Golf Outing at Macoby Run Golf Course in Green Lane. Costs ranged from $35 for the reception only to $2,000 for tournament sponsors (banner and tee sign included).

We can also report that while there may be no headway in budget talks, Smith was doing the people's business today in Pittsburgh and in his home base in Punxsutawney.

Smith's spokesman, Steve Miskin, added, "he spent part of the day harassing me on the phone."

And the budget clock is picking up speed with two weeks and five days to go before the end-of-the fiscal year deadline on June 30.

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