1/18 Morning Buzz

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Good morning politicos, and welcome to the buzz.

The Inauguration
CBS Radio Pittsburgh: Majority Leader Turzai talks about what the Corbett administration will look like
Patriot-News Commentary: Tom Corbett to usher in striking changes as Pa.’s governor
Times-Tribune: NEPA anti-drilling protestors to rally at Corbett’s inauguration
Post-Gazette: Corbett assembles team for challenges ahead
Inquirer: Pennsylvania’s new governor will face big budget deficit
John Baer, Daily News: Dear Tom: Sincerely, Ed
Capitol Ideas: Corbett to use William Penn’s bible at swearing-in
Scott Detrow, WITF: Snow and sleet could move inauguration

Headlines
Tribune-Review: Failed Senate candidate Sestak wants to stay ‘part of the dialogue’
CBS Radio Pittsburgh: Gov. Rendell grants $1 billion upon departure
Post-Gazette: Casey, colleagues urge pressure on Chinese money policy
Early Returns: Sen. Toomey talks about his trip to Afghanistan
Post-Gazette: Freshman Rep. Mike Kelly wants to make a big difference in new congress
Daily News: Life’s a beach for federal judges
Daily News: How the Virgin Islands and Philly ended up in the same federal circuit court
Early Returns: Rep. Tim Murphy talks mental health on CNN
Inquirer: Former Philadelphia City Controller Jonathan Saidel dredges up memory of regrettable rhetoric
AP: Freshman lawmakers take aim at Pa’s debt crisis
Inquirer: Former Philly mayor Wilson Goode finds peace in pulpit
Inquirer: Philly city council races shaping up to be dramatic
Heard in City Hall: Councilman Kelly not running for re-election to city council
CBS Pittsburgh: Port Authority slowdown under investigation
Patriot-News: Chairmanship of Lebanon County GOP is being contested
Patriot-News: Bob Phillips announces candidacy for Lebanon County commissioner
Times Leader: Politics teen’s passion

Opinions
Chris Freind, Philly Magazine: GOP needs to embrace MLK, get serious about black outreach
Stu Bykofsky, Daily News: Voters, ward leaders should DROP-kick the city council snout-stuffers
Post-Gazette Editorial: Corbett can do better for poor, uninsured workers
Times Tribune Editorial: Recommendations to Gov. Corbett to keep balanced budget
Fox Philadelphia: Buzz Bissinger on Ed Rendell’s legacy
Inquirer Editorial: MLK Day and how to proper observance of it
Patriot News Editorial: The ultimate relevance of MLK is current, not historical

January 18th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 1 Comment

One thought on “1/18 Morning Buzz”

  1. Constance M Tomlin says:

    Re: Rendell signs 1 billion in grants. Preposterous!These people must really think that we citizens are just a bunch of suckers to be robbed of our futures at their whims!!

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