10/9 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6A complete recap of the third gubernatorial debate, veterans throw charges at Wolf and the Attorney General and Chief Justice are set to discuss the pornographic emails. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: The Third Gubernatorial Debate: An in-depth look at the third gubernatorial debate between incumbent Tom Corbett and challenger Tom Wolf.

PA-Gov: Veterans Hurl Vietnam-Related Accusations at Wolf: The candidate points out he served in the Peace Corps during that time.

PA Attorney General, Chief Justice to Meet…About Porn Emails: The latest chapter in this strange saga.

PA-12: Rothfus Portrayed as Advocate for Veterans Rights in Latest Ad (VIDEO): The Sewickley Republican released his new TV ad “In Honor”, detailing his accomplishments as a champion for Veterans Affairs.

Fmr. Senator Mike Waugh Passes Away at the Age of 58: The York County Senator retired earlier this year.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Senate Appropriations Committee amends EITC, CRIZ tweaks into House Bill 91
Capitolwire: Senate poised to pass bill codifying Corbett’s ‘Ready to Succeed’ scholarships but time appears to be running out
PA Independent: Despite tensions over tables, Penn State speech policy checks out, professor says
StateImpactPA: Commonwealth Court takes up issue of drilling in state parks and forests
StateImpactPA: Report: police sharing intelligence on activists with gas industry
PLS Reporter: Time now the biggest enemy of bill allowing legislative oversight of carbon emissions standards compliance

Philadelphia
Daily News: SRC benefits overhaul could be a game-changer
Inquirer: Kane, Castille reach a deal over porn emails
Inquirer: Phila. students protest SRC’s canceling teachers’ contract
Philly.com: SEPTA seeks new mediation to avoid strike
Newsworks: As Pa. legislative session ebbs, tougher penalty for illegal guns in Philly awaits action
Newsworks: Harrisburg mayor calls for more support from business community
Newsworks: Uber angst triggers protest by Philly taxi drivers
City Paper: Why health-care cuts for Philly teachers are likely to hurt schools, too

SEPA
Mercury: Limerick nuke plant leaks 100 gallons of bleach into the Schuylkill River
Courier Times: ‘Hannah’s Law’ unanimously passes state Senate
Intelligencer: Mike Fitzpatrick visits Middle East, meets rebels

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Insurers back away from Corbett’s Medicaid expansion plan
Tribune Review: Castille, Kane working to get Pa. chief justice copies of judges’ emails
Tribune Review: Pa. needs to encourage development of cogeneration technology
Tribune Review: Judge rules Ravenstahl owes attorney of suspended officer $514
Tribune Review: South Fayette commissioner waives preliminary hearing on insurance fraud charges
Tribune Review: Two more resignations tied to pornographic emails on state computers
Early Returns:  Turning up volume in the campaign for governor
Post-Gazette: Frein described ambush in writing
Post-Gazette: Final gubernatorial debate set for tonight in Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Study: Pennsylvania struggles to conserve energy

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Judge stays Baumhammers’ execution in racial slayings
Beaver County Times: Communication gap between teachers, parents, stunt STEM growth, study finds
Beaver County Times: Republican Good Government Rally addresses Beaver County issues
Observer-Reporter: EPA proposing rule to protect rain-dependent streams under federal law
Altoona Mirror: Forum sheds light on city issues
Tribune Democrat: Police to give update on Frein ambush
Tribune Democrat: Final debate looms for Wolf and Corbett

NEPA
Times Tribune:: Bomb making supplier, guns seized from Frein home
Times Tribune: Chilling details of sniper attack revealed; additional charges filed against Frein
Times Leader: Pa. porn email scandal prompts another resignation
Times Leader: 4 Northeast states stand together against heroin
Times Tribune: Mellow case weak from the start
Time Tribune:  Marino points to growing influence, ability to work across the aisle
Pocono Record: Wives of state troopers fundraiser approaches $180,000

South Central
Patriot News: Pennsylvania Chief Justice Ronald Castille will get briefing on Attorney General’s porn emails Friday
Patriot News: Silver Spring Twp. supervisors accept resignation of police superintendent
Patriot News: Dauphin County Technical School could save $1M with bond refinancing
York Daily Record: District, charter mix proposed in York City
York Daily Record: York budget hearings, White Rose TV, Human Rights Commission Come Under Scrutiny
Intelligencer/Era: Lancaster County move out of almshouse to cost $1.8 million
Intelligencer/Era: Wolf allies call for Corbett campaign to fire Lancaster man named in porn scandal
Lebanon Daily News: Cedar Haven employees have health insurance but can’t prove it
Carlisle Sentinel: Mechanicsburg Borough Council considers tax increases for 2015 budget

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: PennEast Pipeline broadens proposal, announces Northampton County route
Express Times: West Ward neighbors bring wrath to Easton council
WFMZ: Allentown announces ‘tweet my jobs’ program
Reading Eagle: Gov. Corbett, Tom Wolf debate in Pittsburgh area
Reading Eagle: Amazon.com case before Supreme Court likely to ripple to local labor
Capitol Ideas: Fitzpatrick studies ISIS funding on Mideast trip

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Traffic concerns raised for potential Patton Township sports complex
Centre Daily Times: Information fair gives public chance to view, comment on State High project
Sun Gazette: Taking Action
Campaign 14’ Blog: Hilary Clinton to campaign for Wolf

Opinion
Pocono Record: Clean water is everyone’s right
Pocono Record: Letter: Brown is no ‘independent’ but hews to Corbett
Pocono Record: Aurand supports severance tax for new revenues
Pocono Record: State rep voted against needed gun law
Times Leader: Our Opinion: Keep Medicare penalties at region’s hospitals in perspective
Times Leader: Dave Spigelmyer: Benefits of exporting Pennsylvania’s natural gas are undeniable
Tribune Democrat: Laying out the facts in the Pennsylvania governor’s race
Times Online: Rothfus voted against family values
Times Online: ‘Penny poll’ issues backed by McClelland
Post-Gazette:  Email controversy shows need for more women in government
Post-Gazette:  My questions about DEP have been answered
Post-Gazette: On small business, Sen. Pat Toomey disappoints
Mercury: Editorial: Pottstown schools test scores reflect year of change
Courier Times: Arrogance personified
Inquirer: Making tracks
Patriot News: Wolf and Corbett get in final jabs in Pittsburgh debate: John L. Micek
Patriot News: Pa. industry leaders take aim at EPA’s power plant rule: Six takeaways
Sun Gazette: Awareness only part of the answer to job opportunities in state
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Regional planning good for eastern Berks communities

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: Access to Care Still a Burden to Bear

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments