10/4 Morning Buzz

 

 

 

 

 

Good morning politicos, and welcome to the Buzz. See you tonight at the PLCA Gridiron.

Corbett’s Marcellus Proposal: Governor Tom Corbett announced his proposal for Marcellus shale gas drilling legislation yesterday, and reactions have been strong. The legislative outlook for the plan is about as difficult to figure out as the long-term impacts of drilling. Click here to check out the details of his plan, which includes a 75/25 local to state government revenue split.

Another GOPer for Senate: Add a new name to the list. Bedford County pharmacist and one-time 2010 candidate John Kensigner has decided to enter next year’s GOP primary to face Senator Bob Casey.

Conservative shakeup: There’s a bit of a shakeup this week among central PA conservatives. Schuylkill GOP Chairman Joe Sterns will join Sen. Toomey’s office, while Heritage Action PA Director Leo Knepper will replace him as ED of CAP.

National
Market Watch: PA receives federal grant for small businesses
Express Times: Republican Leaders Would Like Chris Christie To Make A Quick Decision On Possible White House Bid
Big Tent: Obama Camp Tags GOP Frontrunners as Extreme
Politico: Lobbyists in on ‘super’ secrets
Early Returns: Daily Santorum: Attention minus
Indiana Gazette: New laws may have impact on voting

Statewide
Morning Call: Corbett Impact Fee Proposal Call for 75/25 Split with Local Governments
AP: Pa. Government Corruption Trial Enters Second Week
Tribune Review: Governor proposes letting counties assess gas well impact fees
Tribune Review: State bill bans devices in road work areas
Post-Gazette: Corbett releases Marcellus Shale oversight plan, fees
Post-Gazette: Voting changes raising concern
Early Returns: Altmire: $700K on hand
Early Returns: Corbett calls for county shale fees
KDKA: Corbett backs fees for natural gas drilling in Pa.
Indiana Gazette: Gas drillers, flood victims vie for housing in Pennsylvania
Capitol Ideas: House set to consider concussions bill today
Capitol Ideas: Corbett impact fee proposal calls for 75/25 split with local governments
WITF: Awaiting a Marcellus Shale plan from Corbett
WITF: Corbett unveils plan to collect impact fee on Marcellus Shale drilling
Altoona Mirror: Revised distress bill gets closer
WITF: Field of challengers to Senator Casey growing
PA Independent: Lawmakers view Corbett’s Shale plan as starting point, October deadline set in Senate
PA Independent: Republicans look to amend prevailing wage requirements
State Impact: What happens next on Corbett’s impact fee? That’s up to lawmakers
AP, Observer-Reporter: Pa. state tax revenues lag expectations by $215 million
State Impact: Corbett announces $40,000-Per-Well impact fee
State Impact: Drill bits: State Dept. Chummy with pipeline lobbyists, Ohio takes PA’s frack water, and Santorum stumps for fracking
WFMZ: PA Governor Corbett Proclaims October as ‘Cyber Security Awareness Month’
WFMZ: Corbett Announces Plan to Implement Key Recommendations of Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission

Philly
Inquirer: David Oh’s Troubles Open Up Philadelphia City Council Race

Philly Burbs
Inquirer: Candidates In Montgomery County Agree For A Change
Intelligencer: Political Accusations Fly Over Right To Know Request In Bucks County

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Altmire raises about $375K in past three months
Early Returns: Exec attack, 10/3

NEPA
Times Tribune: New program to cover cancer screening for underinsured
Citizen’s Voice: Local strains on SPCA
Standard Speaker: Grant will fund local oil pit study
The Daily Review: Commissioner Smith holds a fundraiser
Go Lackawanna: Weekend flap over city contracts ends

North by Northwest
Pocono Record: Veterans Forum In Pike Prompts Politicians To Work On Issues
Go Lackawanna: Electoral Change Opposed
Daily Review: Commissioner Smith Holds Fundraiser

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Referendum to appear on Peters Township ballot

Opinion
Times Tribune: Government’s role keeps jobs afloat
John Baer, Daily News: Little Goes A Long Way For Gov. Corbett
Tribune Review: Impact, not revenue
Post-Gazette: Another study? It’s time the governor acted on past reports
Observer-Reporter: Outstanding choices for Nov. 8 election
Daily News: Dem Party Courtship of Judicial Candidates a Stickup?
Philadelphia Inquirer: Oil and Gas Can Help Economy
Daily News: Letters: Morgan Freeman vs. Herman Cain
Daily News: A Bid For Land Without Peace

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: Evaluating Gov. Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Impact Fee
Commonwealth Foundation: Gov. Corbett’s Natural Gas Fee Proposal Embraces Key Principles
Keystone Politics: Oh’s Military Exaggerations Hamper Council Campaign
PhillyNow: Rick Santorum Doesen’t Stay Awake At Night Worrying About Gay Soldier
PhillyNow: Occupy Philly Says The Anti-Big Bank Revolution Is Coming – Are You Ready?
Commonwealth Foundation: Prevailing Wage Reform Bills Pass Committee
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: J. Willie Reynolds Stands Behind Every Vote, Predicts Victory on E-Day
Leigh Valley Ramblings: Reason for 9.3% Tax Hike? Gracedale
PA Town Hall: Corbett Gas Fee Embraces Key Principles
PA Town Hall: Obama Lacks Jacksonian Instincts
Centrist: A Few Revisions
The Independent, Conservative, Common Sense Oasis: Fat Then Fit Now
Harrisburg Politics: Corbett Punts Impact Fee Decision to Counties
Keystone Politics: A Taxpayers Paying for Home Bowling Alley?
Third and State: Governor’s Drilling Fee Plan Sells Pennsylvanians Short
Third and State: Morning Must Reads: Skill Mismatch Is Back And It Is Still Wrong
Pennsylvania Progressive: Independent Voters Look to Reform Primary Laws
Lulac Political Letter: Shelly Soltis
2 Political Junkies: Um… Now That You Brought It Up
Sights on Pennsylvania: Maybe Government Needs to Go on a Diet
Sights On Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Tax Revenue Increases 6.2% Over Last Year

October 4th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments