12/7 Morning Buzz
It’s Pennsylvania Society! Pa. politicos of all stripes are heading up to the Big Apple to bump elbows and catch up. Some people are hoping to make news as the weekend beings. Good morning politicos, here’s the buzz.
The Full 2012 PA Society List of Events: Here’s a rundown of the events at the weekend-long marathon of dinners and receptions, and see you in New York.
McCord Has a New Spox and $1.4M on Hand: Treasurer Rob McCord has a new spokesperson and more than $1.4 million in campaign cash on hand, both signs that he’s got his eyes on the Governor’s office for 2014.
Jeb Bush to Chair National Constitution Center: Move over Bill Clinton. The former President is handing over the keys to the National Constitution Center to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
First Dem Surfaces for Superior Court: Philadelphia Judge Joe Waters looks likely to toss his hat in the ring for the open Superior Court seat in 2013.
Capitol Ideas: PA Democrats are editors now, too.
State House Sound Bites: Budget secretary says layoffs likely result of coming budget year
State House Sound Bites: WAMs: one less arrow in the quiver, one more scapegoat for failed negotiations
PA Independent: Pennsylvania Society will honor filmmaker who got $48 million in subsidies from state
PA Independent: Senator airs suspicions of lottery bidder’s address
PA Independent: Hands off! Ruling makes it tougher for state to seize private property
StateImpactPA: Shale Country Restaurant Provides Haven from Polarized Gas Debate
StateImpactPA: From Food To Fuel: Olive Oil Powers Pittsburgh Truck
StateImpactPA: Drill Bits: Deep Injection Opposition, Revised Fracking Ban, and Cuomo Repeats Familiar Phrase
Capitolwire: State could lose $300 million if ‘fiscal cliff’ deal not reached.
Capitolwire: Next budget shaping up to be ‘most difficult’ of Corbett administration.
Capitolwire: POINT OF ORDER: A closer look at PA’s economy, by the numbers.
Capitolwire: OFF THE FLOOR: P3s, not driver fees, to form user fee part of Gov. Corbett’s transportation plan.
Daily News: For 2014 governor’s race, is Castor oiling his political machine
Philadelphia: Jeb Bush to chair constitution center
Philadelphia: Camden county schedules gun buyback program
Philadelphia: Montco passes budget, quietly
Philadelphia: Nutter in China, recruiting investment in city
Philadelphia: Christie meets with Obama to discuss Sandy aid
PhillyClout: Back from China, Nutter says trip will help create Philadelphia jobs
PhillyClout: City council approves hearings on Brady’s casino idea
PhillyClout: Day after report on provisional ballots, Nutter meets with city commissioners
Phillynow: More Pa house members ask Corbett to opt out of Medicaid expansion
Tribune Review: Former Pittsburgh mayor wants Strip District redevelopment to provide more public access to riverbank
Post Gazette: Pennsylvania auditor general: PA Charter School part of ‘broken system’
AP: Jeb Bush to lead National Constitution Center
AP: Cost of Pa’s US Senate election totals about $40M
Times Leader: City nears workers’ no-pay day
Times Leader: Hazelton holds budget, considers options
Times Leader: W-B savings uncertain
Times Leader: Officials seeing progress in managing of its deficit
Times Leader: Feds put borough on probation
Times Leader: New budget rejected after mayor breaks tie
Times Leader: Lawton nears picking top managers
Times-Tribune:State budget secretary: $300M in aid dangling over fiscal cliff
Times-Tribune: Scranton’s commuter-tax hearing pushed back one day
Citizens Voice: Griffith questions workers’ comp payments
Citizens Voice: County budgets for chief public defenders
Citizens Voice: Nanticoke adopts $4.9M budget with no tax hike
Citizens Voice: Budget secretary hopes to avoid deep cuts
Citizens Voice: Casey says fiscal cliff debate should include additional stimulus
AP: Pa. coal mines will have to install defibrillators
AP: Casey spent $9M in final 4 months of Senate race
AP: Pa. docs get break from cash-flush license agency
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Despite call for resignation over spoof, Harrisburg Regional Chamber President Dave Black said he will not leave post
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Lebanon County budget holds taxes, but includes layoffs
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Pa. Auditor General-elect Eugene DePasquale questions the urgency in the Corbett Administration’s lottery management privatization discussion
Harrisburg Patriot-News: City Council member calls for Harrisburg Chamber president’s resignation over video lampooning city debt crisis
Roxbury News: PA Secretary of Budget Charles Zogby: 2012-2013 Mid Year Budget Review
Roxbury News: PA Auditor General-elect Rep. Eugene Depasquale: Lottery Privatization Plan
North by Northwest
Campaign ’12: Competition coming for Corbett
Centre Daily Times: $60M in NCAA fines should stay in the commonwealth
Williamsport Sun Gazette: City leadership seeks changes to arbitration
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Scrutiny likely for tax-hike plan
Observer-Reporter: No urgency, transparency in ‘fiscal cliff’ talks
Times-Tribune: Cuts crumble like pie crust
Times-Tribune: Fix districts, then address electoral vote
Times-Tribune: ‘Slumlord tax’ price on blight
Citizens Voice: Plan is a threat to majority rule
Wayne Independent: Kent Bush: Battle inside the GOP heats up
Wayne Independent: Editorial: Compromise or quit, politicians
Wayne Independent: Dave Ramsey: Sallie Mae vs. selling the car
Pocono Record: The initiation of Susan Rice hits rough spots
Pocono Record: White House’s response to ‘fiscal cliff’ is equally pathetic
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Editorial: Unemployed Pennsylvania lawmakers sure find nice gigs
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Thomas Sowell: Fiscal cliff isn’t about economics, it’s about politics
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Op-ed: Pennsylvania lawmakers want ‘shared pain’ for everyone but themselves
Keystone Politics: Tom Corbett Asks the Right Question: What’s the End Goal of Alcohol Reform?
Jon Geeting: Why House Republicans Will Get Nothing In Debt Ceiling Fight
Keystone State Education Coalition: Pa. considers 8 new ‘cyber charters,’ while critics question cost and quality
Commonwealth Foundation: Lawmakers Challenge Obamacare’s “Most Harmful Provisions”
Above Average Jane: Sims Comments on Fleck
Above Average Jane: New Penn Dems Board
Above Average Jane: Where The Action Is At
Above Average Jane: PCN To Televise PA Society Dinner