12/10 Morning Buzz
Catch up on everything from PA Society: all the new Dems running for Governor, the union v. GOP bar fight, and more! It’s back to work after a long weekend in New York City. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.
Dispatches from PA Society: Here’s the rundown of news and gossip from the Pennsylvania Society festivities. Two new Democrats emerge to run for Governor, what Bob Casey thinks about 2014, and more.
More Dispatches from PA Society: A labor union vs. GOP bar fight, Mike Stack handicaps his Gov bid, openly gay Republican Mike Fleck talks about what he intends to do in the legislature, and more. Here’s the latest news from NYC.
Schwartz for Gov? It looks like Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Montgomery) is exploring her options for a bid for Governor in 2014. She has the campaign cash to make a serious run
12/7 Ups & Downs: It’s Pennsylvania Society weekend, and here’s who had a strong week on the way to New York City.
Fattah Throws Hat Into Fiscal Cliff Ring: Rep. Chaka Fattah has introduced a bill giving the President authority to raise the debt ceiling as necessary, a move widely talked about over the past week.
Capitol Ideas: In New York, it’s candidates and cocktails as Democrats jockey for position.
Capitol Ideas: In speech to biz leaders, Corbett vague on transportation funding plans.
Capitol Ideas: PA elites hit Manhattan for annual PA Society gala.
State House Sound Bites: Auditor General-elect the latest to voice concerns over PA Lottery
State House Sound Bites: Budget secretary says layoffs likely result of coming budget year
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: Casey says ‘fiscal cliff’ talks may change federal cuts
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: Speculation swirls for 2014 governor’s race
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: Pulling back the curtain on PA Society events and sponsors
Capitolwire: Chance encounters at PA Society make the weekend, Corbett says.
Inquirer: The American Debate: Obama will struggle to avoid the second-term curse
Philly.com: Pa. Society could use some younger input
Inquirer: Corbett drops some hints at Pa. Society
Inquirer: U.S. still refusing to arm rebels
Inquirer: Tough opposition to city’s sale of PGW
Inquirer: Numbers don’t add up in disputed $1M grant to Beloff facility
Inquirer: Obama requests $60.4 billion to help area recover from superstorm Sandy
Inquirer: Philly Water Department to phase in 17.5 percent rate hike
Inquirer: Allyson Schwartz hires Democratic Party finance chief as she considers running against Corbett
Philly.com: Philly’s last-minute show of Romney support
Daily News: Nutter announces his own probe — er, ‘fact-finding’ — on voter woes
Philly.com: PA Gov. Corbett: Congress should raise taxes
Commonwealth Confidential: You can dress Pennsylvanians up, but you can’t take them out….
Heard in the Hall: Mayor names group to review election problems
PhillyClout: Nutter launches probe into Election Day problems
PhillyClout: Water bills set to increase over 3 years
PhillyClout: Judge denies union prez request to stop pay raises, givebacks
PhillyClout: Friday’s DN: U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz floats her name for governor
WHYY Newsworks: Steps to Equality
WHYY Newsworks: Notes from the underground: Dilworth Plaza renovation progressing
WHYY Newsworks: Eugene Lang gives $50 million to Swarthmore College
WHYY Newsworks: Local Powerball winner a mystery but ticket a boon to Bucks County store that sold it
WHYY Newsworks: Wyck-Strickland Award dinner honors Alan Greenberger and an historic Germantown house
Phillynow.com: FairVote Takes on Idea to Reform Pennsylvania Voting
KYW Newsradio: Corbett, State Democrats At Odds Over Adding Games To PA Lottery
KYW Newsradio: PA Budget Secretary: Fiscal Cliff Would Cost State $300 Million
KYW Newsradio: Environmentalist Says Fiscal Cliff Threat Not Equal For All
AP: Health care professionals get fee break
AP: Pa. coal mines must install defibrillators
AP: GOP lawmakers say Corbett’s lottery privatization plan needs legislative approval
Tribune Review: Corbett: Proposal to fund transportation, transit agencies to be tied to February budget address
Tribune Review: Federal report says natural gas would benefit economy
Post-Gazette: Corbett says transportation funding plan ready
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania vote totals now official
Post-Gazette: Auditor criticizes Pa. Cyber Charter School
Early Returns: Schwartz for governor?
Early Returns: In NYC, PA society kicks off
KDKA: Corbett To Present Plans for Transportation Changes
AP: Nutter: Team to probe Philly election problems
AP: Corbett speaks at Pennsylvania Society in NYC
Beaver County Times: Electorate demands cooperation, but lawmakers continue to spar
Altoona Mirror: Councilman lobbies to protect charitable tax deductions
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Politicians refine their stances on wind power
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Groups gather against tax credit, area wind farms
Morning Call: Casey calls for delay of medical device tax
Morning Call:DeMint’s Pennsylvania political legacy
Morning Call: Smith spent more than $20 million on U.S. Senate run
Express Times: Bethlehem councilwoman favors stopping leaf collection to save money
The Patriot News: Identifying new revenue sources the biggest challenge to passing transportation funding bill, lawmaker says
The Patriot News: Did Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett hike taxes or fees? It’s up for debate
York Dispatch: Casey seeks deer farmers’ help with chronic wasting disease
Lancaster Online: State senator wants to revise Electoral College for Pa.
Roxbury News: City of Harrisburg’s 2013 Budget process: City Council’s review
North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Local lawmakers, pundit consider fiscal crisis
Delco Daily Times: When it comes pension crisis, Corbett has right idea
The Times Leader: Two new fiascos reminders of old
Times-Tribune: Senate displays its disability
TImes-Tribune: Fund bridges, roads, transportation at the same time
Tribune Review: Obama & nukes: The Weakness Doctrine
Tribune Review: Uncle Onyango
Tribune Review: Living the life of Malia
Tribune Review: Act 2: Undo It
Post-Gazette: Focus on Pa. Cyber: Auditor general’s report reveals pressing problems
Post-Gazette: Morsi’s mess: Egyptian president has made mistakes
Post-Gazette: The way we are: Pittsburgh’s economy is a source of encouragement
Post-Gazette: Mideast folly: U.S. arms find their way to Islamic extremists
Observer-Reporter: Council correct on TIF
Altoona Mirror: Cliff will force millions to pay
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: William Lloyd: Now is prime time for tackling election reforms
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Readers’ Forum 12-9: Toomey office in Richland advantageous
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: No-tax-boost budgets applauded
Keystone Politics: Allyson Schwartz Needs to Flip Flop on Health Care Pre-Governor Race