7/1 Morning Buzz
Reader Poll: Who Do You Blame for Missing the Budget Deadline?: With the deadline approaching, we inquire into who the public will blame for the impasse.
PA-Sen: Toomey Releases First 2016 Campaign Ad (VIDEO): The Senator’s premiere commercial focuses his work to protect children from predators.
PA-BGT: Wolf Reassures Government Employees with Budget Crisis Looming: With the deadline closing in, the Governor pledged that state employees will continue to be paid.
Santorum to Keynote Gathering of Anti-SSM Group: The former Senator and presidential candidate will deliver the keynote address of the National Organization for Marriage gala.
Reader Poll: Pennsylvanians Overwhelmingly Approve of DePasquale: The Auditor General got some great numbers from our readers.
Farnese Named Ranking Member of Economic Development Committee: Sen. Farnese will represent the Democratic minority in the state’s Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee.
Capitolwire: Legislature makes history putting liquor, pension bills on Wolf’s desk
PLSReporter: What does a veto say?
PLSReporter: Scarnati gives latest on budget proposal (VIDEO)
PA Independent: Altered pension bill would save PA $11 billion over long term, analysis finds
State House Sound Bites: State-funded programs brace for a long wait
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia’s universal pre-K commission begins work
WHYY Newsworks: ‘Rogue’ clerk’s Pa. legal woes over same-sex marriage licenses coming to an end
WHYY Newsworks: Pennsylvania Senate to try again to outlaw LGBT discrimination
KYW Newsradio: Pa. Senate Sends Budget To Governor
Philadelphia Business Journal: Nutter signs use & lease agreement for PHL Airport
Inquirer: Bucks contractors sentenced for corruption
Inquirer: City Council’s summer recess: Too much of a good thing?
Inquirer: SRC adopts budget, but questions remain
CapitolInq: Booker endorses Hillary
Pottstown Mercury: Confusion abounds over new Pa. law requiring clearances for volunteers
Bucks County Courier Times: Pope Francis’ Philadelphia itinerary for September released
Delco Daily Times: County seeks $5 million from state for storm recovery
Tribune-Review: Port Authority riders weigh in on idea to charge for Connect Cards
Tribune-Review: W.Pa. economy gains momentum as employers increase hiring
Post-Gazette: Casey visits Pittsburgh to raise awareness of summer feeding programs
Post-Gazette: City Council, businesses at odds over South Side parking permit area
Post-Gazette: Councilman Dan Gilman wants license-plate reading technology for residential permits
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh considers new zoning district for Uptown
Early Returns: Toomey’s up with first ad
Pittsburgh Business Journal: ATI’s union contract set to expire at midnight
Pittsburgh Business Journal:DOL proposes extending overtime pay to more workers
WESA: State-Funded Programs Brace For A Long Wait
WESA: Upcoming Legislation Would Legalize Expanded Fireworks Sales In PA
Beaver County Times: Several local legislators share harsh remarks about budget
Beaver County Times: Power plants must continue to comply with new EPA regulations despite murky future
Tribune-Democrat: Commissioners honor Somerset County employees
Tribune-Democrat: Pennsylvania initiates state-run fracking chemical database
Times-Leader: Obama-backed overtime expansion could affect 200,000 Pennsylvania workers
Times-Leader: Luzerne County deficit rises to $16.2 million, draft audit shows
Times-Leader: Pa. Supreme Court will hear appeal in case of former public defender Al Flora vs. Luzerne County
News Item: Democrats Best, Zalar team up for fall commissioners’ race
Pocono Record: Luzerne County manager pledges audit draft delivery
Patriot News: Harrisburg City Council president cancels meeting scheduled for Tuesday night
Patriot News: Pope Francis to meet with inmates during Pennsylvania trip
York Daily Record: Lower tax rate coming for residents in Red Lion Area School District
Carlisle Sentinel: Recycling waste with biosolids
Carlisle Sentinel: Agriculture pollution reduction stagnates but plan is there for success
York Dispatch: York County rep.’s hotel tax bill passes Pa. House
Morning Call: Double SNAP benefits available at some sites in Northampton County
Morning Call: Valley’s unemployment rate holds steady in May
Capitol Ideas: Pat Toomey airs first television ad
Reading Eagle: U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey talks to the Reading Eagle
Express Times: Northampton Generating bit to emit more lead the focus of hearing
North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Phillipsburg hopes for extension of state grant deadline in Cold Stream Dam project
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Developer eyes former visitors center for possible restaurant
Erie Times-News: GE employees in Erie to vote on contract today
Erie Times-News: Regulators say Erie Coke Corp. in compliance
Post-Gazette: Drugged state: Pennsylvania could do more to curb overdoses
Early Returns: Perry on Politics: Once lost, Obama now is found
Pottstown Mercury: Greece an example of living beyond your means
Daily Local News: Government waits to work until the end
Delco Daily Times: Health care reform must reduce high costs
Bucks County Courier Times: Feeble formula: Privatization lite
Centre Daily Times: Freeze State College school taxes
Patriot News: PennLive shouldn’t stifle healthy debate about topics such as gay marriage
Reading Eagle: Legislature should follow equitable subsidy proposal
Inquirer: Anti-discrimination bill’s time is now, Daryl
Inquirer: Come together to avoid shutdown
Inquirer: School funding formula will boost Pa. economy
2 Political Junkies: John Oliver on Transgender Rights
Above Average Jane: Report on Pennsylvania Wage Theft
PA Budget & Policy Center: Backroom Republican Budget Scores ZERO On Voters’ Main Priorities
Commonwealth Foundation: Has Wolf Dropped His Unpopular Tax Demands?
Commonwealth Foundation: The Myth of the Modest Pension
Keystone Crossroads: Pennsylvania’s population becoming older, more diverse
Keystone Politics: Republicans Using Fiscal Code to Undermine DEP’s Authority to Regulate Oil and Gas Drilling
Citified: Will the Pope Shame City Hall Into Fixing Its Atrocious Prison Problem?
Citified: The Brief: Why No One in Philly Smokes Anymore