1/4 Morning Buzz

NCAA LogoReactions continue over Gov. Corbett’s decision to sue the NCAA, meanwhile another former Pa. lawmaker heads to jail. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Don’t forget to check back later for the Ups & Downs!

Corbett Rivals Knock NCAA Suit: It didn’t take long for critics to blast Gov. Tom Corbett’s decision to sue the NCAA over its sanctions of Penn State. Democrat John Hanger and Republican Bruce Castor both slammed Corbett.

Brennan Gets Jail Time, Unpaid Leave from Caucus Job: Ex-state Rep. Joe Brennan (D-Lehigh) faces up to 2 years in jail following his conviction for DUI and assaulting his wife. His future employment with the House Democratic caucus is yet to be determined.

Toomey Lands Finance Committee Spot: Sen. Pat Toomey is moving up in the world. The freshman Republican will join the powerful Finance Committee, the first stop for tax reform legislation and other big-impact legislation.

The Best and Worst Ads of 2012: Based on our observations, your submissions, and conversations with Pa.’s top politicos, here is PoliticsPA’s list of the best and worst ads of 2012.

Editor’s note: we’ll be back with the full Buzz (i.e. news clips) on Monday.

January 4th, 2013 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Morning Buzz, Top Stories | No Comments

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