10/28 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Senate chooses members for Kane committee, the Supreme Court rules against Wolf and we ask our readers about next week’s election. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA Senate Names Members for Kane Committee: The Senate unanimously created their panel to investigate the Attorney General.

RMU Poll: 43.6% Kane Should Go 15.3% Kane Should Stay: The latest Robert Morris University survey shows a plurality of respondents think the AG should resign.

Reader Poll: Who Will Be Elected to the State Supreme Court?: We ask how the composition of the commonwealth’s highest court will change after Election Day.

Reader Poll: Dwight Evans Will Challenge Chaka Fattah: Our readers believe the State Rep. will take the leap and run against Congressman Fattah.

PA-BGT: Stalemate Hurting Wolf, State Legislators: The four-month impasse has irked voters in the state.

Supreme Court Rules Against Wolf, For Arenson: The Director of the Office of Open Records will stay on.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Sen. Anthony Williams calls for Eakin’s dismissal
State House Sound Bites: Head of Office of Open Records keeping job
StateImpactPA: EPA ordering further natural gas regulations
StateImpactPA: Oil and gas drilling rules finally completed
PLSReporter: Industrial hemp bill gaining grounds
Capitolwire: Supreme Court rules in favor of Arneson, Senate GOP in OOR appointment case
Capitolwire: PA Medical Society wants lawmakers to consider compassionate use program for medical cannabis
Capitolwire: Recess resolution tiff prompts potential Senate stopgap budget veto override votes
Capitolwire: Legislature sends labor dispute bill to Wolf

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Fattah Jr. to present defense
Inquirer: Kane’s office obtained judge’s emails without consent
Inquirer: Sen. Williams called for State Supreme Court Justice Eakin to resign
Philly.com: Negotiations to keep horse tracks open continue
WHYY Newsworks: Stalking law being changed in the House

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County Row race gaining momentum
Pottstown Mercury: Competitive Berks County Commissioners race
Montgomery Media: St. Mary’s Development announces revised plan
Montgomery Media: Financial concerns in Upper Dublin

Pittsburgh
WESA: Special panel to assess whether Kane’s law license matters
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania’s spending during budget impasse hits $27 billion
Tribune Review: Poll finds plurality of Pa. voters think Attorney General Kane should resign
Tribune Review: Pa. Supreme Court says firing of open records director is unlawful
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh region unemployment on the rise
KDKA: Pennsylvania lawmakers taking out loans to make payroll
Post-Gazette: GOP, Dems, Obama reach accord on 2-year budget deal
Post-Gazette: State’s high court rules governor overstepped authority in open records firing
Pittsburgh Business Times: Senate passes cybersecurity bill despite tech industry’s privacy concerns
Pittsburgh Business Times: House votes to revive Export-Import Bank, but Senate path isn’t clear
Pittsburgh Business Times: ‘Process stinks,’ but budget deal removes threat of debt default

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Gov. Wolf loses case to oust Office of Open Records director
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria County election ads turn nasty
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown City Council candidates forum scheduled
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Local economy shows little growth, according to labor market report
Observer-Reporter: Races for two mid-level appellate courts on ballot
Observer-Reporter: Commissioner candidates file latest financial reports
Observer-Reporter: Candidates square off to fill Senate seat in 37th District

NEPA
Citizens Voice: More voicing concern over pipeline project
Citizens Voice: NEPA senators selected to serve on Kane panel
Pocono Record: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responds to gun permitting lawsuit
Times-Tribune: Local unemployment rate drops in September
Times Leader: Bill would allow slot machines at W-B/Scranton airport
Times Leader: Seven candidates seek four seats on Harveys Lake Borough Council

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: Cleona chooses new police chief with troubled past
Lebanon Daily News: Lebanon County candidates file campaign finance reports
Lancaster Intelligencer: Lancaster Chamber of Commerce endorses job protection for gay and transgender people
Lancaster Intelligencer: Scott Martin says he will consider run for Congress if Rep. Pitts does not seek re-election
York Dispatch: York County commissioner candidates answer questions at Crispus Attucks
York Daily Record: Judge, city council campaign finances filed
Patriot-News: Pennsylvania’s legislative Republicans are back at the drawing board in stalled state budget talks
Patriot-News: Wolf administration says new study on pipeline task force is ‘way off’
Patriot-News: Which candidate should shoulder the blame for negative ads in the Cumberland County commissioners race?
Patriot-News: Special Senate committee on Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s ability to serve with suspended law license holds initial meeting

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Airport Authority to sell $48 million in bonds
Morning Call: Study: Cyber charter schools in Pa., across country failing students
Reading Eagle: Berks unemployment rate down to 5 percent
Reading Eagle: Bill to pilot industrial hemp farming clears state Senate committee
Express-Times: Easton Area background checks up for final vote Tuesday

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Commissioners OK extension of STOP Violence Against Women grant
Centre Daily Times: Centre County renews objections to Parks Miller lawsuit
Centre Daily Times: Budget deal’s effect on Medicare and Social Security previews future uncertainty for retirees
Centre Daily Times: House defies GOP right wing, revives Export-Import Bank
Erie Times-News: Pa. budget stalemate continues to hurt Erie nonprofits
Erie Times-News: Erie’s unemployment rate holds steady at 5.5 percent for September
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Susquehanna Township supervisors discuss their positions
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: 5 seek 4 seats in Muncy Borough Council

Opinion
Centre Daily Times: Pennsylvania budget must break status quo: Jeff Sheridan
Erie Times-News: What Erie could learn from Dauphin County
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Coalition can be tool to solve the recidivism riddle
Reading Eagle: Politics getting in the way of finding genuine solutions
Lebanon Daily News: It’s time to wake up and smell the politics
Lancaster Intelligencer: Slots at Pa. airports? That shouldn’t fly
Patriot-News: State senators will bug out for two weeks starting Wednesday – should they stay and get a #PABudget deal?
Carlisle Sentinel: Thomas: Hillary escapes again
Inquirer: Ingredients not on menu
Tribune Review: Retaining judges: A lost cohort
Post-Gazette: Off the boil? Gallup shows the Tea Party may be losing steam
Post-Gazette: County offices: A sleepy ballot still requires careful choices

Blogs
Keystone State Education Coalition: Senate fails to take accountability for school budgets
Citified: Is bullet voting effective?
Citified: Nutter opts to disband SRC

October 28th, 2015 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 11 Comments

11 thoughts on “10/28 Morning Buzz”

  1. Trump says:

    As defacto head of the Republican party, I hereby call on Eakin to resign.

  2. aaron says:

    Of course, the witch hunt turned up so much evidence against Kane that she is surely heading to prison. BUT I HATE FRANK FINA!! Is Sandusky out of prison yet?

  3. aaron says:

    Castille is the guy who wants AG Kane’s job … the one who authorized the witch-hunt … and the guy that leaked grand jury information …. LOL …

  4. Larry says:

    Fake aaron accusing me of being “fake Larry” because fake aaron is HaHaHa, the garbage poster who is off his meds. McCaffery was as corrupt as anyone we have ever had on the Supreme Court. And dumb as a post too.

  5. aaron says:

    you are fake Larry.

    Castille was on the war-path to oust McCaffery. He used the e-mails to achieve his goals. But, when it comes to his buddy Eakin, Castille covers-up for him. Sad … so sad. The Repervlicans are dropping like flies.

  6. Larry says:

    gulag, unlike McCaffery, Eakin never received kickbacks (sorry, “referral fees”) from litigants who appeared before the Supreme Court. That’s why McCaffery resigned, not emails.

  7. gulagPittsburgh says:

    So McCaffery was suspended immediately, but Eakin remains active on the bench, voting to block Gov Wolf from replacing the Open Record chief that Corbett put in place as he went out the door. Corbett wanted his guy in place to block release of his secrets, so it’s not surprising Wolf wanted his own guy.

    Worse yet, the Dems are running an unethical witch that is worse than McCaffery or Eakin. Christine Donohue is not fit to be on any court.

  8. Pat Unger says:

    Not Ready: You won’t be bored when the Press releases the videos that Fina & The Corbett Pervs used their State computers (at work) to send around.

    Unless you find it boring that high-salaried State employees were watching bestiality videos when they should have been protecting the children Sandusky was raping.

  9. HaHaHa says:

    Also, the word on the street is that NONE OF THIS MATTERS, because everything they reported about Kane was true. Sandusky is innocent! PATERNO IS GOD! Clown Car! Corbett Pervs!

  10. Not Ready says:

    I am so bored with Kane’s drip drip release of these emails. At this point, they could not possibly live up to the hype.

  11. HaHaHa says:

    Here’s the REAL Buzz:

    AG Kane has the Inquirer’s e-mails … e-mails of Craig and Angela … the ones who were co-conspirators to Fina & The Corbett Pervs illegally leaking GJ material.

    Kane has the Judge’s e-mails too … the e-mails of the Judge Fina was/is buddies with.

    Do not believe the INKY’s spin on this (the nonsense about “personal” e-mails). The lid is about to be blown off this whole thing.

    POPCORN is in hand.

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