1/13 Morning Buzz

Environmentalists praise Corbett. Yes, I said praise. School choice, aka vouchers, are on the agenda in Harrisburg. Rick Santorum’s Presidential aspirations face a roadblock… in his home state. PA politicos continue to digest the repercussions of the Tucson tragedy. It could be organized labor vs. the Democratic party in Cumberland County. And it’s starting to sink in that Ed Rendell won’t be Governor next month.

Good morning politicos, and welcome to the buzz.

PoliticsPA Reports
Cumberland Co Primary could be showdown between labor, Democratic party
Williams, Piccola call school choice a civil rights issue
Environmental group praises Corbett’s DEP pick
New poll offers mixed bag for Santorum, GOP Senate prospects

Headlines
Times-Tribune: Vigil for Giffords held in Scranton
Citizens Voice: Kanjorski in hot water for October comments
Times-Tribune: Barletta has long dealt with threats
PA Independent: Corbett’s PennDOT pick was involved with failed I-80 tolling bid
McKeesport Daily News: Rep. Tim Murphy asserts elected officials should lead by example
Fox Philadelphia: Video: Former Senator Specter on Rep. Giffords shooting
Early Returns: Santorum: Loughner’s family at fault
Early Returns: Santorum makes 8th South Carolina trip
Pennsylvania Ave.: Ethics watchdog group wants Rep. Fitzpatrick investigation
Post-Gazette: The Rendell years: He sought to create opportunity for Pennsylvanians
Tribune-Review: Rendell’s office releases list of end-of-term grant spending
Capitol Ideas: Corbett names husband, wife to senior administration posts
Commonwealth Confidential: Corbett names Chester County lawyer as chief council; names Transportation Secretary
Capitol Ideas: Rendell asks legislators to save adultBasic
AP: Gov.-elect Tom Corbett to decide on money for lawmaker-approved projects
Early Returns: Sestak thank you tour to Beaver
Daily News: Sen. Grassley questions PHA legal fees
Newsworks: Sheriff sweepstakes in Philly
Early Returns: Burgess referenda plan defeated
Times Leader: 7 Luzerne municipalities consider bolting to Columbia County
Patriot-News: Jeffrey Yocum seeks re-election as Lebanon County coroner
Inquirer: Pa. breeder who sold VP Biden a puppy loses license
Delco Times: Rendell highlights new jobs in Chester
Altoona Mirror: State Sen. Eichelberger believes budget will pass on time

Opinions
John Baer, Daily News: Lawmakers need less pay, more common sense
Paul Kanjorski, New York Times: Op-Ed: Bring civility back to Congress
Inquirer Editorial: Congressional Members’ security and the Arizona tragedy
Morning Call Editorial: Governor Rendell’s Legacy
Tribune Review Editorial: Denounces credibility of Delay’s sentence
Post-Gazette Editorial: The Republican House and Health care
Patriot News Editorial: Criticizes pundits for abusing Arizona assassination attempt
Inquirer Editorial: Gov. Christie may have proposed negative legislation for NJ Casinos
Philadelphia Magazine: Rick Santorum for President? Are you serious?
Citizens’ Voice Editorial: Acknowledge high cost of gambling

January 13th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments