1/19 Morning Buzz

Governor Tom Corbett. We’re still getting used to that.

Yesterday was the big day. Make sure to check out PoliticPA’s extensive coverage of the Inauguration, the accompanying anti-Marcellus protest, and the Inaugural Ball.

In other news, Comcast won FCC approval for its merger with NBC Universal, making PA the media capital of the world. PA pols jocey to be more anti-China. Glenn Beck disses Philly (we’ll take Philly in a fight any day of the week) And the Tribune Review endorses Joe Sestak, sort of.

Good morning politicos, and welcome to the buzz.

PoliticsPA’s Inaugural Coverage

The Post-Gazette reported that Gov. Corbett and Lt. Gov. Cawley started their day by attending mass. It was a beautiful service – the Cawley family brought up the gifts.

Then, in the Senate Chamber Lt. Gov. Cawley was sworn in.

Despite the weather, the inauguration of the Governor was held outside much to the delight of Marcellus Shale Protestors. Here you can watch video of the protest led by Gas Truth. We also have reactions from other lawmakers about the protests.

Here is the text of the speech Gov. Corbett gave after taking the oath of office. His speech echoed themes of civility that emerged after the tragedy in Tuscon.

The Patriot-News did a feature on Corbett’s approach to the law as Attorney General and how that may affect the way he goes about the job of Governor.

Soon after being inaugurated, Gov. Corbett moved quickly to remove the e-traces of Gov. Rendell, according to Commonwealth Confidential.

The inauguration of Gov. Corbett left a vacancy at the Attorney General’s office which will be filled by William Ryan Jr. according to the Patriot-News.

At the inaugural ball, William Penn made an appearance. Could this be an attempt to pander to tea partiers?

Headlines
PhillyClout: Former Speaker of the House and current State Rep. Dennis O’Brien to run for the at-large seat in Philadelphia’s city council
The Hill: Used to being the underdog, Santorum bets the house on 2012 Iowa Caucuses (h/t Early Returns)
Fox Philadelphia: Tom Corbett faces daunting finance problems
Early Returns: State visit meets state politics
Pennsylvania Ave.: Pictures from Sen. Toomey’s trip to Afghanistan
Pennsylvania Ave.: Rep. Dent said “This is a center-right country, and we need to govern it that way
ABC Philadelphia: Philadelphia-based Comcast wins FCC approval to take over NBC-Universal
Times-News: Sestak to thank Crawford County supporters this week
Fox Philadelphia: Glenn Beck Dumps on Philadelphia
Heard in City Hall: Mayor Nutter to draw Laborers support
Heard in City Hall: Caller threatens Philly city council candidate
Tribune-Review: Dems to elect Palmiere as new Allegheny County councilman
Tribune-Review: Dowd announces re-election campaign for Pittsburgh city council
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County council head seeking halt to reassessment
Early Returns: McDonald Roberts publicly declares candidacy for Allegheny County Controller
Patriot-News: Harrisburg budget goes into effect without Mayor Thompson’s signature
The Times-Tribune: Peer-review panel for EPA fracking study includes six Pa. scientists
The Times-Tribune: Rendell’s group releases report on implementing health care reform mandates
The Times-Tribune: Washo dropping out of Lackawanna commissioner race
Daily News: Councilman Clarke sends letter to Corbett wanting to discuss gun control
Inquirer: Montgomery County Republican Commissioners Chairman won’t run for reelection
Inquirer: Glenn Beck insults Philly and is blasted by Philadelphia Police Lt.

Opinions
Patriot-News Commentary: Corbett’s silence over Marcellus Shale protests is disturbing
Elmer Smith: Rendell begins new career as political activist
Daily News: Rendell leaving will hurt Philly
Post-Gazette: Corbett Era will be one of fiscal restraint
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County should evaluate gas drilling options around Pittsburgh Airport
Tribune-Review: PHEAA official’s salary is appalling
Tribune-Review: Sestak should be advisor in military matters
Inquirer: PA needs federal funds to slow down foreclosures

January 19th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 3 Comments

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