5/31 Morning Buzz

state 1 0602 dcg 24000.jpgWhat crazy hijinks will an elected official get him or herself into next! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

And don’t forget to check back today for the Ups & Downs!

Rep. White Admits to Anonymous Online Smears: State Rep. Jesse White, under fire after a KDKA investigative report, admitted Thursday that he engaged in online attacks via comment boards and on local websites under various aliases.

Wozniak Floats Lt. Gov Bid: State Sen. John Wozniak of Johnstown may try to get on the Democratic ticket in 2014. He’s considering a run for Lieutenant Governor.

Updated: PA-13: Margolies Is In: Former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky’s newly-formed campaign made its official announcement Thursday morning.

Statewide
PA Independent: Lawmakers point to poor roads report amid PA transportation debate
StateImpactPA: Rep. Jesse White Apologizes for Online Bullying of Shale Gas Supporters
StateImpactPA: Minuteman Denies Wrongdoing after Raid by Federal and State Authorities
Capitolwire: Feds tell Costa receipts tax OK, but won’t let PA keep CHIP
AP: Central Pa. Town To Debate Lifting Longstanding Ban On Food Carts
Times Leader: Pa. union for guards sues over 2009 deal

Philadelphia
Philly.com: Video: Out & about at the Governor’s Residence
Inquirer: Council advances Nutter’s cigarette tax
The Big Tent: Margolies says she’s running for Congress to end gridlock
PhillyClout: Council pumps brakes on Nutter’s $ request to cover raises for nonunion workers – Byran
Daily News: Council shoots down bill for kids’ late fees
WHYY Newsworks: Corbett makes another pitch for Pa. transportation funding plan
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. lawmakers reject Nutter tax-collection proposals
WHYY Newsworks: Councilman wants to give some Philly taxpayers breathing room
WHYY Newsworks: Black Clergy of Philadelphia opposes Pa. liquor privatization plan
WHYY Newsworks: Impasse immediate over plan to revise Pa. pension system
City Paper: Could Philly school funding question be left to courts?
Phillynow.com: Are Pennsylvania Republicans getting ready for Medicaid expansion?
CBS Philly: School Reform Commission Votes On Stripped Down Budget Tonight

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Chesco is ready for large pandemic outbreaks, feds say
Philly Burbs: Willingboro school board approves funding to keep construction going
Delco Times: Philly school leaders to vote on ‘doomsday’ budget
Delco Times: Federal agents raid headquarters of Folcroft defense contractor
Delco Times: School officials blast education funding formulas
Montgomery News: Springfield commissioners provide updates on storm-water, development plans in Oreland
Montgomery News: VIDEO: Decarcerate PA rallies in Norristown to stop prison expansion
Montgomery News: Abington School Board anticipates no tax increase

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Rep. Jesse White apologizes for making online anti-drilling comments under false names
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh’s Citizen Police Review Board suggests permits for private security companies
Post-Gazette: House offers plan to boost Pennsylvania spending
Early Returns: Ravenstahl in CBS report on UPMC
Tribune-Review: SEC closes probe of West Penn Allegheny as losses mount
Tribune-Review: Shaler officials, teachers unable to reach contract agreement

Southwest
Observer Reporter: State deputy secretary visits Greene Arc
Observer Reporter: White apologizes for anonymous comments
Altoona Mirror: Andrews pulls out of November’s judicial election
Altoona Mirror: Toomey: US financial path troubling
Altoona Mirror: Spring Cove comes under fire
Tribune-Democrat: Housing panel’s meeting heated
Tribune-Democrat: Political backing remains steadfast

South Central
Patriot-News: Palmyra administrators support Common Core Standards
Patriot-News: Furloughed workers say they will stop spending money, look for part-time jobs
Patriot-News: Paterno family lawsuit seeks to save Penn State from acts of its leaders
Carlisle Sentinel: Official: Companies showing interest in developing in former Carlisle industrial sites
York Daily Record: York County School of Technology students score above the state, national average in exams

NEPA
Times Leader: Kingston’s Chief Calls it Quits
Times Leader: Request to change life sentence is denied
Times Leader: W-B Council asked about shootings, after hours club and banner on Public Square
Times Tribune: Local unemployment rate drops; region still has highest rates in state
Times Tribune: Rally held in recognition of Lackawanna County’s treatment court and Judge Barrasse
Times Tribune: Election results in Luzerne County will be certified next week
Times Tribune: Bad roads cost local motorists $1,320 a year, report says
Times Tribune: Joyce, Jarbola earn nominations via write-in votes as Lewis mulls dropping out
Citizens Voice: County officials mull new reassessment
Citizens Voice: W-B Area Budget includes property tax hike
Pocono Record: Stroudsburg school district revives Ramsey closure
Standard Speaker: Hazleton council finalizes city’s new income tax rates
Standard Speaker: Hazleton school board will hire principal, vice principal

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Mayor Pawlowski dismisses police chief search moderator
WFMZ: Immigration reform rally held at Toomey’s office
Express Times: Two Democrats to interview for Lehigh County executive replacement
Express Times: Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone reports more than $32 million in tax revenue from 2012
Express Times: Bethlehem cancels planning commission meeting

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Secretary: ‘Muddled’ rights delay decisions
Sun-Gazette: Elementary schools safe from closing
Sun-Gazette: Jury: Cop’s pin seizure violated rights
Erie Times: Erie County Council race vote recall rescheduled to Monday
Erie Times: Erie School Board votes to accept proposed 2013-14 budget

Opinions
WHYY Newsworks: To get young Philadelphians to vote is to fight against apathy
Post-Gazette: Welcome choice: Obama considers Comey to head the FBI

Blogs
Keystone Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for May 30, 2013
Commonwealth Foundation: Poll: Support for Parental Choices in Education Growing
Commonwealth Foundation: Charter School Rescues Students, Community
Above Average Jane: DePasquale on Bridges and Roads
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: State Reps Can Be Trolls, Too

May 31st, 2013 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments