10/28 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos and welcome to the Friday edition of the Morning Buzz.  Be sure to check back with us later today to see who had a good week (and who didn’t) in this week’s Up & Down.

National
PR Newswire: National League of Cities Announces National Speakers at Upcoming Conference
AP: Sen. Casey Criticizes Social Security Administration Over Philly Basement Case
National Journal: Where Republican Presidential Candidates Stand on Jobs, Economy
Real Clear Politics: CBO Agrees With Sen. Toomey: “Impossible To Prove” That Stimulus Created Jobs
Daily Times: Pa. Steelworkers Go To Capitol Hill Fighting For Jobs
Times-Leader: Representatives From Pa. Dairy Farms Come To Capitol Hill
Times Leader: Marino: Bill Offers Safeguards For Electronic Records
Beaver County Times: Rep. Altmire Gets Local Police Money For Vests
Daily American: Rep. Shuster’s Office Comments On Potential Hospital Cuts Through Supercommittee
The Hill: Rep. Schwartz and Others Push The Supercommittee To Tackle Medicare Payments
Tribune Review: Romney brings Republicans to Uptown fundraisers
Tribune Review: Romney at Consol Energy Center today for pair of fundraisers
Early Returns: Daily Satorum: Tears in South Carolina
Go Erie: Santorum to campaign in Iowa
Fiscal Times: The 10 States that Can Elect the Next President
Huffington Post: Be Careful What You Cut
Huffington Post: Joe Sestak: Also Ensuring the Common Good
Detroit Lakes: Franken introduces senior care bill
National and Legal Policy Center: FBI Files Detail Murtha Corruption

Statewide
Capitol Ideas: Governor’s mansion vandalized
Capitol Ideas: A Children’s Treasury Of Voucher Vote Reaction
State House Sound Bites: House vetting English-only bills
State Impact: Impact fee vote
Patriot News: PA to consider a law to list teens as sex offenders
Times Tribune: State Senate OKs Vouchers Bill
PottstownMercury: Pa Senate OKs vouchers bill; House fate uncertain
DelcoTimes: Senate narrowly passes school choice bill, moving voucher battle to state House
Newsworks: Casey wants FEMA hurricane aid in place before winter
Post Gazette: Pa. House bill to permit hunting on Sundays gets hearing
Post-Gazette: Senate panel Oks Maceullus legislation
Tribune-Review: Senate committee wants to triple fines for shale drillers
Post Gazette: Pa. senate OKs school voucher plan
Times-Tribune: Analysis: Pull cork on state booze sales
AP, Indiana Gazette: Smith testifies at corruption trial
PR Newswire: Auditor General Jack Wagner to Get PA Man of the Year Award at German-American National Congress Convention
Pride Source: Anti-bullying measure left out of education bill
Danville News: Disaster Recovery Center to close Friday
Gant Daily: Corbett Announces $84 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 14  Counties
Business Week: PA Government Recommends Limiting Private Liquor Stores
PR Newswire: Corbett Issues Flag Order to Honor World War II Airmen
PR Newswire: Governor Corbett Sings Bill Making PA Preferred Permanent Branding Program of Ag Products, Helps Consumers Identify Local Projects
abc27: Gov. Corbett applauds passage of education reform bill

Philly
Inquirer: Philadelphia cracking down on owners of rundown properties
Inquirer: Corbett may hold line on transit funding
PhillyNow: Mayor Nutter announces crackdown on owners of vacant property
PhillyNow: What does graffiti on Tom Corbett’s house have to do with a former MSNBC host?
6abc: Obama billboard in Chester creates controversy: Update – Mayor responds
6abc: Council takes up new curfew bill
WHYY NewsWorks: Millions more in cuts on the way

Philly Burbs
Times Herald: Shapiro amendment would make gaming revenue more accessible to county
Pottstown Patch: Matthews: Tax Increase Necessary
Ambler Gazette: Commissioner candidates all pledge to right country’s finances
Jewish Exponent: Local elections: A look at what’s ahead?
PottstownMercury: House repeals law withholding contractor’s taxes
PhillyBurbs: Like manna from Harrisburg: Towns get pensions windfall
DelcoTimes: 3 of 4 Delco Senators back school voucher bill; passes first test
DelcoTimes: Steelworkers keep fighting for refinery jobs; plan march on Marcus Hook
DelcoTimes: City council candidates debate issues at DCCC
DelcoTimes: Red-light enforcement cameras OK’d by Pa. Senate
Montgomery Media: Commissioner candidates all pledge to right county’s finances
BucksLocalNews: Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld at Valley Forge Military Academy
Intelligencer: Montco chairman sees possible tax for next year
Mainline Times: Manayunk Bridge: A Bridge to Everywhere

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Candidate Raja lays out agenda for his first 100 days in office
Post-Gazette: Poverty indicators show Pa. has work to do
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh preparing for worldwide youth summit
Post-Gazette: Municpal News 10/27/11
Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Toomey Watch
Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission bonds downgraded to ‘negative’
Early Returns: Raja: Fitz picks pols over people
Early Returns: Fitz: More on Raja lawsuits
WTAE: Raja responds to ad taking aim at lawsuits with employees

NEPA
Times Tribune: State’s Role, Obligations Debated In Wake of Scranton Union Ruling
Times Leader: Dairy farms seek remedy
Times Leader: Marino: Bill Offers safeguards for electronic records
Citizens Voice: Crowd Backs Leighton In W-B Mayoral Candidate Debate
Standard Speaker: Despite Billions In Work, Bridge Problem Remain
Daily Review: GOP Candidates For County Office Speak In Towanda
Go Lackawanna: Lackawanna County Borrowing Plan Approved

South Central
Patriot News: Are red light cameras worth it in Harrisburg?
Patriot News: Derry Township School District may increase taxes
Patriot News: Harrisburg may have another interested buyer for the incinerator
Patriot News: State reports purging 113,000 Medicaid cases since July
Patriot News: Questions of the week: Should the state take over Harrisbugh?
Reuters: Special report: Harrisburg

North by Northwest
Centre Daily: Commissioner candidates debate budget issues
Sun Gazette: Authority approves upgrades

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Four District Council Seats Up in Northampton County
Morning Call: Lehigh DA race gets heated
Morning Call: Northampton County Council candidates debate Gracedale, taxes
Reading Eagle: Spencer, McHale spar over business plans
Reading Eagle: Exeter hopefuls air plans

Southwest
Somerset Daily American: Job creation key in commissioners race
Somerset Daily American: Election board makes changes for Nov. 8
Daily Courier: Westmoreland commissioner candidates hammer one another
Daily Courier: Single district judge race contested in Westmoreland
Daily American: Proposed cuts could be devastating to hospitals

Opinion
Daily News: Vouchers: Pass
Tribune Review: The Thursday wrap
Post Gazette: Cheers to action: The governor gets the goods on a liquor monopoly
Post Gazette: No access, no loan: Allegheny County must send UPMC a message
Go Erie: Politicians lose touch
Times Leader: Our Endorsement For District Attorney: Jackie Musto Carroll

Blogs
Tony Phyrillas Politics: Newspaper Endorses Bruce Castor, Jenny Brown for Montgomery County Commissioner
Pa Budget and Policy Center: Maintain and improve state inheritance tax, don’t eliminate it
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Tom Carroll: The Movie
Lehigh Valley Independent: Tom Corbett is doing it wrong
2 Political Junkies: Mitt, meet the 99%
Green Party of PA: Last election party for Cheri Honkala before the general election
John Hanger: Uncle Sam slims down energy consumption
Centrist: Rep. Joe Pitts: The extinction of the chocolate bunny

October 28th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Playbook, Presidential, Top Stories | No Comments