12/5 Morning Buzz

We have additional Pa. Society events and more. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

The Full 2012 PA Society List of Events: It’s that time of year, politicos: Pennsylvania Society! Here’s a rundown of the events at the weekend-long marathon of dinners and receptions.

Final Episode of ‘Moving Numbers’ is Up: Three years later, and the special election for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania is finally over. The web series ‘Moving Numbers,’ a comedy project of GOP media consultants John Brabender and Leslie Gromis Baker, has debuted its 9th and final episode.

National
Roll Call: Shop Talk: NRCC’s Brock McCleary Joins Pennsylvania Firm

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: State senator takes second run at changing electoral vote divvy
PA Independent: Smith: Budget outlook ‘not rosy or easy’
PA Independent: Pennsylvania sets sight on Jakarta for trade markets
PA Independent: Online transparency efforts coming soon
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: Liquor Control Board using tax dollars to advertise their own brands
StateImpactPA: “At Qatar Climate Talks, UN Head Rejects Warming Doubts”
StateImpactPA: New Plant Will Convert Shale Gas To Liquid Fuels
StateImpactPA: Drill Bits: International Climate Deal-Making, Ohio’s Shale Slog, and House GOP Critical of CDC
Capitolwire: Public vetting of Lottery gaming expansion needed, Democrats say.
Capitolwire: Pileggi reveals new electoral college reform plan.

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer: Flight 93 victims visit capitol for fund-raising push
Philadelphia Inquirer: Pileggi to reintroduce plan to change Pennsylvania electoral vote system
Philadelphia Inquirer: Corbett may face obstacles in bid for reelection
Heard in the Hall: NRA blasts Kane for signing letter opposing federal guns bill
PhillyClout: Mayor Nutter signs agreement with China
PhillyClout: Electric factory billboard proposal gets preliminary ok from council
WHYY Newsworks: Senate leader again pushes for change in how Pa awards electoral votes

SEPA
phillyburbs.com: Commissioners hoping to trim budget, avoid tax hike
Delco Daily Times: Toomey offers ways to avoid country’s ‘fiscal train wreck’

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Allegheny County passes 2013 budget, offsetting increase in property values
Tribune Review: Ex-Beaver County councilman out on bail in homicide case
Tribune Review: Losing Washington County district attorney candidate DiCarlo sues over website
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Controller Budget to be cut in 2013

NEPA
Times Leader: Urban seeks Barrett cell logs
Times Leader: County studies tax collection laws
Times Leader: Jackson Twp. OKs tax hike
Times Leader: Dorrance Twp. taxes steady for 2013
Times Leader: Forty Fort Council proposes 1.1-mill increase
Times Leader: Fire union plans City Hall picket
AP: Pressuring GOP, Obama takes his fiscal plan to Pa.
AP: Pa. lawmakers asked to donate to jailed ex-member
AP: Democrats take aim at bid to privatize Pa. lottery
Times-Tribune: NEPA senator considers ‘slumlord’ tax bill
Times-Tribune: Toomey pitches his plan to solve fiscal cliff
Times-Tribune: Scranton residents address budget at hearing
Times-Tribune: Mixed result on 10 percent departmental cuts in Scranton City budget
Times-Tribune: Burden met to seek commuter tax, city says
Times-Tribune: Former Ransom secretary pleaded guilty to theft charges
Citizens Voice: Firefighters union head: Expect more overtime
Pocono Record: No tax hike in proposed Middle Smithfield budget

South Central
Patriot News: Freed: State could not continue to hold Shaffer after he served his sentence
Patriot News: Tom Corbett returns Christmas tree tradition to Capitol steps
Patriot News: Pa. Democratic lawmakers call on Gov. Tom Corbett to put the brakes on lottery privatization pursuit
Patriot News: Widener grad appointed a U.S. Middle District magistrate judge in Harrisburg
Patriot News: Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett and first lady Susan Corbett to kick off holiday season with Capitol tree lighting
Patriot News: Interview: PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch on what’s ahead in 2013 for transportation funding
AP: Pa. school district says Ten Commandments monument is OK because it endorses morals and history, not religion
AP: Lawmakers asks colleagues to send Brett Feese “some bucks for his inmate account”
York Daily Record: Pa. lottery: State senator asks Corbett for copy of company’s privatization bid
The Evening Sun: Adams DA’s office examined in court reform project
Lebanon Daily News: Lebanon County receives share of Marcellus Shale drilling funds
York Dispatch: Three GOP row officers announce re-election bids
York Dispatch: Platts: Compromise only way to avoid fiscal cliff
York Dispatch: Perry won’t sign Grover Norquist’s tax pledge
Roxbury News: Harrisburg City Council Applicants: From 32 to 6
Roxbury News: Special Report on the Harrisburg Incinerator Forensic Audit: The Parking Lease

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Casey makes case to keep Social Security tax break
Morning Call: Republicans counter with their own ‘fiscal cliff’ plan

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Centre County receives thousands to cover costs from Jerry Sandusky case
Centre Daily Times: Bellefonte:Tax increase proposed for Bellefonte residents
Centre Daily Times: Corman talks 2013 priorities, including transportation, Penn State structure
Centre Daily Times: Democrats take aim at bid to privatize Pa. lottery
Williamsport Sun Gazette: No tax hike for Montoursville
Williamsport Sun Gazette: South Side board re-elects president, vice president
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Taxes to hold steady in Picture Rocks

Opinions
Times Leader: Lead by example: Dump data plans
Times-Tribune: Get return on industrial tax incentives
News Item: If only politicians ‘owed’ taxpayers for their faults
Wayne Independent: Editorial: The fiscal cliff was entirely avoidable
Wayne Independent: Borough must do what is correct
Altoona Mirror: Efforts to curb climate change may not be worth the costs to Americans
Tribune-Democrat: Chairman Shuster a capable choice
The Sentinel: Our View: Patients lose in CRMC spat
Patriot News: Paul Krugman: Republicans’ fiscal cliff plan is tanking
Patriot News: Editorial: Too much of a jolt. FDA needs to crack down on energy drinks
York Daily Record: Out take: If we have money for lottery tickets, we have money for charity
York Dispatch: Editorial: Pennsylvania’s special education formula is broken

Blogs
Jon Geeting: Parking Policy is about allocating scarce space
Jon Geeting: Mike Turzai complains about transit waste standing in front of highway widening boondoggle
Jon Geeting: Not a real counteroffer

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