11/21 Morning Buzz

Politics is slowing down as the holiday nears, and we have the latest on the fiscal cliff, Gov. Corbett’s recent appearances, and more. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Here at PoliticsPA, we’re thankful for all of our readers. Thanks for making the 2012 cycle our best yet.

Editor’s note: PoliticsPA will be on a limited schedule today. Have a safe holiday and see you back on Monday.

Fiscal Cliff: Who to Watch in the PA Delegation: Here’s a look who to watch for in Pennsylvania’s delegation as talks progress to avoid the fiscal cliff.

Unions Air Fiscal Cliff Ads in Fitz & Meehan Districts: Labor unions want to put two Pa. Republicans on notice. AFSCME, SEIU and the NEA are airing radio ads telling Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick and Pat Meehan to support a debt deal rather than go over the “fiscal cliff.”

Who will be PA’s Most Vulnerable Congressman in 2014? PA saw just one party flip in our congressional delegation this year, and most incumbents won by a comfortable margin. Looking to 2014, which incumbent will have the most to be worried about?

Reader Poll: Sestak Should Challenge Corbett, Edges Casey by 1 Vote: PoliticsPA readers, by one vote, think Joe Sestak should challenge Governor Corbett in 2014.

Statewide
Capitol Ideas: Before county leaders, Gov. Corbett talks transportation, pensions.
State House Sound Bites: Corbett still mum on possible pension reform plan
PA Independent: Post-election, Republicans consider rebranding message, demographics
PA Independent: Audit of Philadelphia election process planned
PA Independent: Pennsylvania lawmakers to make more than $83,800 next year
State Impact: Energy Department Grant Will Promote Nat Gas Vehicles in Philadelphia Area
Capitolwire: Liquor store sale, pension reform and transportation funding on Gov’s priority list for 2013.
Capitolwire: Corbett touts report recommending flat-funding for universities
Capitolwire: Corbett says Medicaid expansion could cost PA billions; Sen. Hughes says PA stands to get more from feds
Capitolwire: Only one company submitted final bid to run Pennsylvania Lottery.

Philadelphia
Philly.com State Sen. Farnese has concerns about new casino, calls for more transparency
Philly.com City Controller announces election audit
Daily News Councilman Greenlee: Paid sick leave bill to return in January

SEPA
Phillyburbs.com Bucks, Montco reject 70 percent of provisional ballots
Bucks Local News Morrisville council approves tentative $5.67-million budget with no tax hike, lower residential trash bills

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Corbett: Fixing roads, bridges a priority for next two years
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public Schools OKs equity plan
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public Schools oppose federal sequestration
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Brentley proposes public access plan
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Corbett lists priorities: pensions, transportation, privatizing liquor sales
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Corman: Transportation before budget
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Santorum’s (almost) PSU archive addition
Southwest
Beaver County Times: Area parks receive DCNR grants
Beaver County Times: Sewickley adopts budget with tax reduction, escrow account for refunds
Beaver County Times: Hydraulic leak shuts down reactor in Susquehanna
Observer-Reporter: Jefferson-Morgan gets good news on retirement obligations
Observer-Reporter: Court seeking letters of interest for Snyder’s replacement
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Top Pa. officials eligible for 2.2 percent raises

Lehigh Valley
The Morning Call: Pennsylvania legislators to get automatic pay raises Dec. 1
The Morning Call: Deely concedes 131st District House race to Simmons
The Morning Call: Bethlehem Council begins tackling 2013 budget
Reading Eagle: Council adopts new amnesty program
The Express-Times: Bethlehem City Council can’t garner majority to pass budget

NEPA
The Times Leader: Lehman Twp. proposes small tax increase
The Times Leader: County manager wants residents’ views at tonight’s forum
Times-Tribune: Corbett skeptical on Medicaid expansion
Times-Tribune: Top Pa. officials eligible for 2.2 percent raises

Opinions
Tribune Review: Obama’s regulatory agenda: Here it comes
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The ID debate: Pennsylvania must sort out its voting law soon
Observer-Reporter: Welcome Hispanic presence
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Handicapping Pennsylvania’s 2014 gubernatorial field

Blogs
Keystone Politics: Multi-family housing wants to recover if cities let it
Keystone Politics: How better land use policy can help PA’a pension crunch
Keystone Politics: Cashless tolls will unlock the option of congestion pricing in PA’s big metros
Jon Geeting: Why Bethlehem residents would pay less with single trash hauler
John Hanger: GE installs 20,000 wind turbine after 10 years in wind business
John Hanger: IEA world energy outlook projects stunning US & global solar numbers

November 21st, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Morning Buzz, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “11/21 Morning Buzz”

  1. PSU forever says:

    Let us not forget the biggest turkey’s this holiday season, those who attacked Penn State but allow military rapes to go on…
    Obama, Casey, and Toomey, but the biggest turkey of all… Mark Critz!

    http://www.citizensagainstmarkcritz.com/

    http://www.change.org/petitions/armed-forces-committee-both-senate-and-congressional-warn-all-potential-enlistees-of-sexual-assault-problem-in-military

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