7/16 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Breaking news in SD-10, FreshStartPA releases their first ad and Dent’s campaign manager pitches in for Corbett. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

BREAKING: SD-10: Democratic Heavyweights Lean on Cickay to Drop Out: A number of prominent Democrats are seeking to replace Steve Cickay with former congressional candidate Shaughnessy Naughton.

PA-Gov: FreshStartPA Releases First Ad (VIDEO): The PAC created by Tom Wolf unveiled it’s first video today, which attacks Governor Tom Corbett.

Rep. Charlie Dent’s Campaign Manager to Assist Gov. Corbett: Dent’s campaign manager, Sam Chen, will be Governor Corbett’s Northeast Central PA Regional Director.

Reader Poll: Corbett’s Deliberation Hurt His Re-Election Chances: Our readers say that the Governor’s budget decisions will hurt his chances come November.

Reader Poll: Do Financial Reports Affect Your Perception of a Race?: We ask our readers whether the money race changes their views of an election.

PA-8: Fitzpatrick, Strouse clash over VA Scandal: Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick was critical of the Philadelphia VA during a Congressional hearing, but Kevin Strouse believes that his opponent should be chastised for not acting quicker.

PA-10: Brion Announces Campaign Team: Scott Brion, the Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Rep. Marino in PA-10, revealed his campaign team yesterday.

Statewide
PA Independent: ‘Vortex of political hell’ captures Philly’s cigarette tax bill
StateImpactPA: Expert: without fracking boom, U.S. would face oil crisis
StateImpactPA: Protesters arrested opposing natural gas exports

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Federal panel releases recommendations on SEPTA regional rail contract talks
WHYY Newsworks: Fact check: Gov. Corbett’s line-item veto and a billion-dollar debt deal
WHYY Newsworks: Obama to plug infrastructure investments during Delaware visit
WHYY Newsworks: Special-ed cuts won’t hurt students, Philly school officials say
Inquirer: Corbett goes negative on TV, attacks Wolf as tax man
Inquirer: Casey, still an abortion foe, joins push to overturn Hobby Lobby ruling
Constitution Daily: Is House lawsuit against Obama likely to succeed?

SEPA
Montgomery Media: Former congressman Joseph Hoeffel talks ‘lies’ surrounding war in Iraq
Delco Daily Times: Brown’s future with Colwyn is ‘in limbo’
Delco Daily Times: Folcroft Borough Council prez resigns, solicitor terminated
Delco Daily Times: Haverford board votes to appeal Walgreens decision
Delco Daily Times: Pennsylvania AFL-CIO throws support to 10 state lawmakers
Intelligencer: State prosecutor: Sen. Washington can get fair trial in Montco
Intelligencer: New Hope mulls procedure for selecting board volunteers
Bucks County Courier Times: Borough council approves Bristol’s Mill Street project
Bucks County Courier Times: Central Bucks and teachers reach tentative pact
Pottstown Mercury: Lighting the way: Pottstown downtown streetscape project begins
Daily Local News: Resident suggests establishing a historical commission

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Manpower shortage impacting pollution investigations
Tribune Review: Consol raises shale forecast but predicts 2Q loss
Post-Gazette: PUC enforcers oppose ride-share company’s emergency application
Post-Gazette: Former Monroeville chief files federal lawsuit
Early Returns: The gloves come off
KDKA: State Treasurer Says Unclaimed Money Could Be Waiting For You

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Residents hire attorney, ask legislators for help with living quarters dispute
Beaver County Times: Shell presentation set for Beaver residents
Altoona Mirror: Commons receives $2M grant

NEPA
The Times Leader: Luzerne County Council debates capital projects plans
The Times Leader: LCTA employees tell judge ‘hitting the button’ was always common practice
Times-Tribune: Passing Act 47 bill key to city recovery plan
Times-Tribune: Keystone landfill can now treat drilling mud
Citizens Voice: County council to weigh UGI right of way proposal
Standard Speaker: Disgraced legislators’ photo now detail their misdeeds

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees
Harrisburg Patriot: Could Senate Commerce hearing with Mark Emmert preface takedown of NCAA
Harrisburg Patriot: U.S. House passes highway bill as deadline looms
York Dispatch: York has several connections to LeBron-mania in Cleveland
Carlisle Sentinel: Budget bills signed by Corbett get legal scrutiny
Carlisle Sentinel: Pa. Fish & Boat agency seeks gas drilling funds

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Kathleen Kane confirms probe into alleged Vaughn Spencer campaign finance violations
Reading Eagle: Safe Haven law gives new parents in Pennsylvania options if they can’t cope
Morning Call: Schuylkill Products ex-CEO gets prison for federal highway contract fraud
Morning Call: Saucon Valley hearing set for labor complaint against teachers

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Trial ordered in shooting death at NW Pa. party
Centre Daily Times: Deadly heroin case moves closer to trial plea
Centre Daily Times: Judge upholds suit over Marine’s missing heart
Centre Daily Times: Defense rests in Philly judges’ ticket-fixing case

Opinion
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Survey shows state gas drilling support stands at 58 percent
York Dispatch: Toomey works tirelessly for veterans
KYW Newsradio: Giordano: Pres. Obama’s Lack Of Attention To Immigration Crisis A Silver Lining At The Border
Bucks County Courier Times: Mullane: Harrisburg’s porn revenge law flawed
Bucks County Courier Times: Justice delayed
Delco Daily Times: Column: Bipartisan agreement in D.C. a victory for state’s workforce
Daily Local News: Get serious … stop with the doomed symbolic actions
Post-Gazette: Riding high: Pittsburghers can gain from car service competition
Beaver County Times: Forget reducing Legislature; let’s at least cut staffers

Blogs
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup July 15
Commonwealth Foundation: Teachers Unions Putting More Dues Money into Politics
Commonwealth Foundation: Hope and Success in Opportunity Scholarship Program
Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center: Real-Life Impact of Undermining Public Schools: A Philadelphia Inquirer Profile
Above Average Jane: Corporate Personhood and Grammar

July 16th, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments