10/25 Morning Buzz

Wecht on TV: Democrat David Wecht of Allegheny County is the first statewide candidate on television in the 2011 cycle. The Superior Court hopeful’s campaign today began airing a cutesy 30 second ad on broadcast and cable in southwestern Pa.

Occupy Pat Toomey: About a dozen protesters, armed with makeshift posters and a lifesize cutout of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, gathered outside the Senator’s Allentown office Monday morning.

Inky Endorses Singer & Schmidt: The Philadelphia Inquirer has endorsed the two newcomers and reformers for City Commission, the body that oversees elections in the City of Brotherly Love.

National
Washington Times: Rep. Holden Comments On Harrisburg’s Financial Woes
AP: Pennsylvanians Split Donations Between Obama, GOP
Inquirer: Obama, GOP Rivals Close In Money Race
Daily Beast: Democrats Avoid Obama
Houston Chronicle: Hundreds rally in support of Iranian opposition
Washington Times: Debt incinerates holiday parade in Pennsylvania’s capital
Early Returns: Romney in Pgh Thursday
WJAC: Pennsylvania voters split donations to presidential campaigns

Statewide
Capitol Ideas: GOP backs prevailing wage changes
State Impact: NY tougher than PA on drilling industry
AP: PA state law riddled with exemptions
Morning Call: Gov. Corbett Declares Fiscal Emergency In City Of Harrisburg
Kaiser Health News: Defense and Docs: Perfect Together?
Reading Eagle: Sun Sets On Solar Subsidies In PA
WFMZ: DEP Offers Emergency Stormy Relief Grant Funding For Small Businesses
Daily Pennsylvanian: Philadelphia Writing Project celebrates 25 years
Business Week: Harrisburg Receivership Bill Shows States
Gas Business Briefling: PA county association now supports Corbett’s impact fee
Times Leader: Corbett Launches State Takeover Of Pa Capital
State College News: Pa. Redistricting Could Bring Huntingdon Lawmaker into Centre Co.
Tribune Review: Four candidates pursuing pair of statewide appeals-court posts
Republic: Prosecution testimony nearly finished in Pa. government corruption
Post-Gazette: Gov. Corbett formalizes fiscal emergency in Harrisburg
Post-Gazette: Citizens commission makes shale drilling recommendations
Early Returns: PN: Liquor privatization looking dim
Early Returns: Feds study Murtha-tied firm
Altoona Mirror: Officials disagree over impact of Harrisburg’s financial woes
Go Erie: Census Bureau: Poverty in Pa. up 1 percent
Centre Daily: Pa. split donations between Obama, GOP
Centre Daily: Gov. Corbett launches state takeover of Pa. capital

Philly
Philly Inquirer: Pa. House Speaker to testify in corruption case
Philly Inquirer: Chesco D.A. candidates clash on experience, goals for office
Philadelphia Weekly: Occupiers Question City’s Dilworth Plaza Plans
Philadelphia Weekly: Report from inside “Occupy Eric Cantor”
CBS Philly: Philadelphia Lawmakers move toward alteration of city’s business taxes
WHYY Newsworks: Can Philly force the ‘Occupiers’ to leave?
WHYY Newsworks: Citizen’s Marcellus Shale panel counters Corbett plan for Pa.
WHYY Radio: New blood on the School Reform Commission: Cary, Pritchett, & Ramos
WHYY Newsworks: Plan to revamp abortion clinic regulation stalls in Pa.

Philly Burbs
Intelligencer: Montco candidates turn to tea leaves for answers
Intelligencer: Casino revenue becomes issue in Montco campaign
PottstownMercury: Pennsylvanians split donations between Obama, GOP
PhillyBurbs: Four Monaco candidates battle for two black robes
PhillyBurbs: Commissioners candidates debate issues
BucksLocalNews: Bucks County Commissioner candidates meet toe-to-toe in Doylestown forum
BucksLocalNews: Bucks County is looking for public input on 2011 Comprehensive Plane
Times Herald: County commissioners dissatisfied with response to gaming bill
Clarksville: Redistricting could change legislative voting lines for Montgomery County

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Four candidates pursuing pair of statewide appeals-court posts
Post Gazette: Politico misses mark on Pgh visit
Post Gazette: Daily Santorum: Savage moves on
Patriot-News: Nationwide crisis hits midstate hospitals with drug shortages
Patch: Five Things You Need to Know This Week
Post Gazette: More attacks in exec race
KDKA: Gov. Corbett begins state takeover of Harrisburg’s finances

NEPA
Times Tribune: Placehold Becomes Political Issue
Times Tribune: Protesters Fight Wall Street, Cold Temperatures

South Central
Public Opinion: Adams County family fights SPCA
Sentinel: Carlisle airport gets feasibility study
Patriot News: Harrisburg city council wants what’s best for city
York Dispatch: Occupy York plans gathering in front of Chamber of Commerce
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle Off the Record: Platts ready to answer your questions
Patriot-News: Sen. Casey reports nearly $4 million in war chest

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Casey, Toomey favor judge
Centre Daily Times: Misleading on ‘jobs’
Courier Express: Four council positions open in Reynoldsville

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Education Budgets are Tight; Foundations Help Where They Can

Southwest
Tribune-Democrat: Burden on Pa. taxpayers to report purchases
Tribune Review: Family ties raised as issue in county treasurer’s race
Tribune Review: Community’s finances focus of Jeannette council hopefuls
Tribune Review: Preserving district is focus of Leechburg board hopefuls
Tribune Review: Library to host meet, greet

Opinion
Pottstown Mercury: The intensity gap
DelcoTimes: The mayor and the president
Larry Medaglia, Reading Eagle: There is no deficit
Philly Inquirer: Best bets for commissioner
Delco Times: As war ends, Iraq left to stand on its feet
Pottstown Mercury: Senate Dems watch as job crisis grows
Post-Gazette: Judicial verdict: Wecht and Bookvar for the appellate courts
Commonwealth foundation: Ackerman: School Choice necessary to reform failing schools

Blogs
PolicyMic: English-Only Language Legislation Hurts America
Think Progress: If Republicans Try To Manufacture A Clean Energy Scandal With Fisker
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Who is Tony Simao?
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: This week’s candidate nights
NEPartisan: Politically, do you know where you stand?
Pennsylvania Progressive: Attack video targets Tyler Courtney
Pennsylvania Progressive: No Revenue for public transportation and corporations need another tax loophole for their jets
Keystone Politics: Republicans divided on fracking impact fee

October 25th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments