10/26 Morning Buzz

Township Supervisor In Doylestown Considering Run Against Fitzpatrick: According to Roll Call, Doylestown Supervisor Cynthia Philo, a Democrat who ran unsuccessfully against state Senator Chuck McIlhinney in 2010, is considering a run for Congress in Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District.Redistricting Watch: Specific Names And Districts Emerge For Pa. Legislative Chopping Block
Specific names and districts have emerged as targets for the chopping block, as the deadline for Pa. legislative redistricting draws nearer.

Allegheny Exec: The Allegheny County Executive race continues to boil with election right around the corner. Here is what’s been going on over the past few days, including Rich Fitzgerald’s latest attack ad.

The Gloves Are Off In Montco Commissioner Race: With the November election just weeks away, the Montgomery County Commissioner Race is living up to the hype as a race to watch. Democratic and Republican candidates are pulling out all the stops to garner enough votes in time for this heated election.

Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission Makes Recommendations: Encouraging the state lawmakers to take a second look at the recommendations made by Gov. Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, the Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission yesterday released a report calling for a drilling tax, stricter regulations on the permitting process, and a drilling moratorium on state forest lands.

National

Pennsylvania Ave.: Ahead of Next Public Meeting, Sen. Toomey Provides Supercommittee Glimpse
Roll Call: Fitzpatrick Targeted In Pennsylvania
The Hill: Rep. Glenn Thompson: ‘We Can’t Wait’ Is An Odd Slogan For The President
Chicago Examiner: Rep. Meehan To Chair Hearing On Iranian Terror Plot
National Journal: Rep. Schwartz Helps Bring DCCC Candidates To DC
CBS: Will Santorum’s long Iowa slog pay off?ll
Times-Leader: Sen. Casey Advocates Replacing Aging Iron Pipes
The Hill: Rep. Shuster Speaks Out About European Aircraft Emissions Rules
Wall Street Journal: Pennsylvania Increases Its Hold Over Harrisburg
Real Clear Politics: State finishing case in Pa. corruption trial
MSNBC: Santorum hits Romney on same-sex marriage, Perry on football
C-SPAN: Rick Santorum Visits Red Arrow Diner, Manchester, NH
Daily Caller: Santorum: US ‘lost the war in Iraq’
Early Returns: Daily Santorum: A fan’s notes

Statewide

PA Independent: Modified Corbett education reform bill scheduled for Tuesday vote
State Impact: Wednesday vote for impact fee
Patriot News: Political graffiti finds governor’s mansion
Lexology: Auto theft prevention legislation clears Senate committee
Legal News Line: ATRA: Pass Pa. forum-shopping reform
Reading Eagle: Sunday Hunting Controversy
WFMZ: AFC Calls On PA Senate to Pass Comprehensive School Choice Plan
Daily Pennsylvanian: A race that shouldn’t go unnoticed
AP, Tribune Review: Pa. Senate could vote tomorrow on education plan
AP, Tribune Review: State wrapping up case in legislative corruption
Post Gazette: Metcalfe feuds with Democratic legislator at committee meeting
Centre Daily: Corbett signs bill restricting teen drivers
Centre Daily: Local groups join statewide effort, push for tighter gas regulations
Post Gazette: Corbett study: Selling liquor stores could raise $1.6 billion
Post Gazette: State Senate committee approves school voucher program
Tribune Democrat: Auditor general calls for action on Pa. bridges
Beaver County Times: Is Pippy pondering retirement?
AP: Spanier: State Funds Should Stabilize
WHYY NewsWorks: Pa. moves to restrict teens’ use of tanning facilities
PhillyBurbs: Auditor general calls for action on Pa. bridges

Philly

Inquirer: Control of casino funds key issue in Montgomery County
Inquirer: GOP seeking comeback in Lower Merion Township
Intelligencer: Montco campaign hitting stride
Inquirer: Grammer as complex ‘Boss’
Temple News: In return for going green, free SEPTA tokens to be offered Wednesday
Inquirer: McColgan says Oops!
Inquirer: Philadelphia takes steps to end business-unfriendly taxes, fees
Daily News: Heated debate in competitive in race for city’s 10th city council District
Philly Clout: Drive my car
Daily News: Changes in tax laws advance
PhillyNow: Sen. Casey ‘secretly’ bundling for Obama?
PhillyNow: More Philly taxpayer automobile smears
Fox Philly: Occupy Philly’s price tag rises to $430,000
WHYY NewsWorks: Pa. Educational panel backs limited voucher program

Philly Burbs

Courier Times: Corbett signs Bucks Rep. Kathy Watson’s teen drivers bill
Glenside News and Globe: Curry co-sponsers disaster aid legislation
PottstownMercury: Voters with housing woes giving up on politicians
DelcoTimes: Democratic D.A. candidate’s law license remains inactive
DelcoTimes: Corbett says Pa. liquor privatization bill ‘the place to start’

Pittsburgh

WTAE: County Exec. Debate
Post-Gazette: Judicial verdict: Wecht and Boockvar for the appellate courts
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh councilman wants public input on new boundaries
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh councilman wants to increase tax abatements
Tribune Review: Occupy Pittsburgh rallies outside PNC headquarters
Post Gazette: Councilman wants public involved in Pittsburgh reapportionment
Post Gazette: Mayor, council spar over funds for community groups
Early Returns: New Raja plan due Wednesday
Early Returns: Liquor privatization study released
Early Returns: Report: Ferlo seat could be moved
Early Returns: Null space: why GOP exec win is tough
KDKA: With two weeks left, county executive race heats up

NEPA

Times Leader: Panel makes drilling proposals
Times Tribune: Court Ruling Could Cost Scranton $10 Million, Stoking Fires of Budget Battle
Citizens Voice: County Refunds Brulo’s $96k Pension
Citizens Voice: State AG to Look Into Complaint About W-B City-funded Security Systems Standard Speaker: Lawmakers Come Together In Support Of Flood Bills

South Central

Patriot News: Susquehanna School District may see $11 million grant balance
Patriot News: Plans to expand Carlisle Airport
Patriot News: Five items jockey for spot on Pennsylvania Legislature’s agenda
Patriot-News: Steel companies, unions form a group to lobby for policies to help the industry in Pennsylvania
Lancaster Era: Citizen’s arrest leads to charges
Patch: House Approves Quigley Crack Down on Retail Theft
Patch: Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission Issues Findings
Carlisle Sentinel: Corbett launches state takeover of Harrisburg
South Central: Jonestoown solar firm diversifies, expands

North by Northwest

Courier Express: Manager looks at whole picture
Sun Gazette: Local frack water recycling facility toured by officials
Sun Gazette: Legislators to explore gas drilling policies at hearing

Lehigh Valley

Reading Eagle: Sunday hunting controversy
Morning Call: Partisan politics rules in Bethlehem school board race
Express Times: Tatamy Council Race Has Five Candidates, Four Seats

Southwest

Observer-Reporter: Peters Township Urges No Vote On Gas Question
Tribune-Review: Mineral Rights Issue Could Delay Sale Of Amphitheatre Property
Tribune-Democrat: 911 System To Improve Sharing Of Information

Opinion

Altoona Mirror: Ag Vote Just The Start
Intelligencer: Lovely rhetoric but no substance
Patriot News: Fewer rules, not vouchers, needed to improve schools
Patch: More should be done to keep Americans working
Inquirer: State Senate needs to act on SRC nominations
Inquirer: Where GOP, Occupy agree
Daily News: New Neighborhood Improvement District gets hearing
DelcoTimes: Biden plays fast and loose with with the facts
Tribune Review: Tuesday takes
Post Gazette: Immoderate attack: A state group wants no-compromise Republicans

Blogs

Huffington Post: Would Rep. Pitts Abortion Proposals Violate Human Rights?
Commonwealth Foundation: Rep: Pa. Ed needs 1st class not third world results
Commonwealth Foundation: Highlights from Governor’s Liquor privatization summary
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Meet LC Commissioner candidate Geoff Brace
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Meet all LC Commissioner candidates here
Lehigh Valley Independent: Who should eat the losses?
NEPArtisn: A brief look at the Scranton City Council race
2 political junkies: Occupy Pittsburgh update
Above Average Jane: Linda Hee for Montco recorder of deeds
Keystone Politics: No decline in voter support for alcohol reform

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