2/12 Morning Buzz

Obama portrait term 2Good morning politicos, the state of our union is strong. Here’s the Buzz.

Biden, PA Dems Push Gun Control in Philly: Only hours after a gunman opened fire on a courthouse in his home state, Vice-President Joe Biden held a roundtable table discussion with local law enforcement officials to discuss gun safety on Monday.

Updated: After DGA Poll, Schwartz “80% In” for Gov: Asked about the 80% rumor at Monday’s gun safety event with VP Joe Biden, Schwartz said, “That’s pretty accurate.”

Mercyhurst Poll: Majority of Pa. Voters Against Arming Teachers: A recent Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics poll found that Pennsylvanians reject the idea of arming teachers by 56%.

Presidential Results by Congressional District: At long last, here are the results of the Obama v. Romney race by congressional district.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: House lawmaker vows another fight on human services block grant
State House Sound Bites: Little buzz within GOP on electoral change plan
PA Independent: Marijuana legalization a PA senator’s pipe dream
PA Independent: Study: Philadelphia construction unions not big on brotherly love
StateImpactPA: Environmentalists Call on EPA to Revisit Range Contamination Case
StateImpactPA: Act 13 Challenge is Costing the State More than $550,000
Capitolwire: House Education panel OKs special education funding bill.
Capitolwire: OFF THE FLOOR: Congresswoman Schwartz takes on Corbett on Medicaid expansion. Gov campaign next?
Capitolwire: Corbett in campaign-mode, selling proposals across the state.
Capitolwire: Allyson Schwartz ’80 percent’ likely to run for governor, key Democrat says.
Capitolwire: Va. Gov. McDonnell tells PA GOP to re-brand or lose elections.

Philadelphia
Philly.com: Canadian marijuana broker pleads; supplied major Philly dealer
Philly.com: Legal status of two Philly charter schools still uncertain
Philly.com: Greene vs. PHA suit on hold
Commonwealth Confidential: Majority of PA voters oppose arming teachers, support gun restrictions
Heard in the Hall: Council’s Got Talent
PhillyClout: Biden brings White House gun-control push to Philly
PhillyClout: City Controller Alan Butkovitz: I’m loved for the enemies I’ve made
PhillyClout: Monday’s DN: Councilman demands city appear at hearing on its prison healthcare contract
CapitolInq: For Menendez, questions, pressure, keep building
WHYY Newsworks: Del. courthouse shooting victim lived in fear, neighbors say
WHYY Newsworks: Pennsylvania Senate advances plan to close Philly Traffic Court
City Paper (Weekly, Wednesday): DA took big bucks from indicted political operative
Phillynow.com: PhillyNow Calendar: This week in civic events, Feb. 11-15
KYW Newsradio: Website Ranks Philadelphia Among The Top Cities For Cheaters
KYW Newsradio: Overwhelming Shock In The Catholic World After Pope’s Resignation
KYW Newsradio: Delaware County Couple Found Dead After Apparent Murder-Suicide

SEPA
AP: Biden: Sense of urgency over gun control measures
AP: Pa. lawmaker reintroducing marijuana legislation
AP: Pa. sends crews to help Connecticut dig out
Delco Daily Times: State Sen. Leach to propose legalization of marijuana in Pennsylvania
Bucks Local News: STATE OF THE NATION: Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick said ‘certainty tough decisions’ are what’s needed from Washington, D.C.

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Beaver Co. judge stop sheriff’s deputies’ private work
Tribune-Review: 13 W. PA projects win millions in state grants
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh police re-examine audio record policy
Post-Gazette: Commonwealth’s legal bill exceeds $550,000 in shale case
Post-Gazette: Struggling Allegheny Co. non-profits scrutinized over taxes
Post-Gazette: More Schwartz (D-Montco) guv talk
Post-Gazette: Schwartz on eighty-percent: “pretty accurate”
Post-Gazette: Baldwin Police Chief: ‘everything is on the table’ in friendly fire incident
CBS: PA Senator introduces bill to legalize marijuana

Southwest
Beaver Co. Times: Company accused of more illegal dumping
Tribune-Democrat: Authority exec. put on leave: chairman declines to comment on reason
Observer-Reporter: Canonsburg borough manager to retire

NEPA
The Times-Tribune: Districts owed more than $1 million in construction reimbursements
The Times-Tribune: State police get more cash in governor’s budget, but it may not overcome wave of retirements
The Times-Tribune: State DEP moving closer to finalizing oil and gas rules
The Times-Tribune: Corbett would close county health centers
Pocono Record: Recycling gets $1.2M in state grants

Lehigh Valley
Pennsylvania Ave: Schwartz on 80 percent Guv run: “That’s pretty accurate”
Morning Call: Joe Biden talks guns in Philadelphia
Morning Call: Pennsylvania Republicans still pushing electoral vote switch
Morning Call: Bipartisan Pennsylvania lawmakers back medical device tax repeal
Reading Eagle: Next generation of city police cameras keeping watch
WFMZ: Easton mayor says moving city hall offices to save money

South Central
AP: Biden to host gun control talk in Philly today
AP: Pennsylvania lawmakers to reintroduce bill that would legalize marijuana in the state
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Jerry Pappert, chair of Banking and Securities Commission, getting $585 an hour working on Corbett’s NCAA lawsuit
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Vice President Joe Biden to PA GOP: ‘I’m coming’ to rural counties to promote gun control
Harrisburg Patriot-News: State Rep. Patty Kim will take mobile office to Heinz Menaker Senior Center
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Rob Teplitz will hold open house at Newbury Township office on Thursday
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Pennsylvanians support Obama gun control measures, new poll says
York Daily Record: Marijuana legislation reintroduced in Pennsylvania
York Dispatch: York lawmakers aim to change gambling rules for social clubs
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Biden: Sense of urgency over gun control measures
Lebanon Daily News: School administrators less than enthusiastic about Corbett plan
Roxbury News: Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board: Category 2 Casino Applicant Presentation

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Legislator calls for impartial investigation into Jerry Sandusky
Williamsport Sun Gazette: After 8 terms borough mayor decides to retire

Opinions
Reading Eagle: Dave Mowery: Tension mounts on pension plans
Reading Eagle: John Forester: Reaching across a widening aisle
Pottstown Mercury: Pa. has bigger issues than Pileggi Electoral College plan
Delco Daily Times: EDITORIAL: Closing Fla. gun loophole is a good idea
Standard Speaker: Drone policy merits review by Congress
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Shoot first, ask questions later
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Lights out on high court TV
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Silly sponsorship
Today’s the Day Harrisburg: Our Leaders Don’t Have To Be Elected
Express Times: EDITORIAL:  Corbett plan breathes new life into Route 22 widening, but is it enough?
Post-Gazette: Harper must go: the police chief is no longer serving Pittsburgh
Observer-Reporter: A necessary move (Postal Service)

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