8/26 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kane’s driver is still working, Boyle is voting against the Iranian nuclear deal and Quinnipiac tests the Governor’s and AG’s approval as well as the 2016 Senate race. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-13: Boyle to Vote ‘No’ on Iran Deal: The Congressman argues in an Op-Ed that the deal increases the chances of war.

Kane’s Driver Still Working in AG Office: Patrick Reese remains on the job despite the fact that he should’ve been suspended by now.

Quinnipiac Poll: PA-Sen: Toomey 48 Sestak 33, Toomey 48 McGinty 32: Democrats have some catching up to do in the 2016 Senate race.

Quinnipiac Poll: 49% Think Kane Should Resign: 27% want the AG to stay on while 24% are unsure.

Quinnipiac Poll: PA-Gov: Wolf’s Approval Down to 45%: The figures show a slight decrease from his approval rating in June.

Reader Poll: Will Joe Biden Run for President?: Will the Scranton native throw his hat in the ring?

Reader Poll: Casey Will Endorse McGinty in Senate Primary: Our readers believe Sen. Casey will throw his support behind Katie McGinty in the Democratic Primary.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Kane eyes release of documents “relevant” to porn emails
State House Sound Bites: Late budget taxes PA schools
StateImpact: Mayors call for city climate action amid Congressional ‘gridlock’
StateImpact: Marcellus Shale drillers fined for methane migration
PLS Reporter:House GOP veto override attempts fall short
PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf on GOP pension offer discussion: “It was just a little confusing to me”
PLS Reporter: VIDEO: ‘The governor has a problem accepting yes as an answer’ says Reed after latest budget meeting
PLS Reporter: As partial veto override attempt looms, budget stalemate rhetoric heats up
Capitolwire: Wolf delays decision on GOP pension plan; House GOP doesn’t delay its budget line-item veto override attempts.
Capitolwire: House panel mulls re-authorization of universal telephone service fund.
Capitolwire: Criminal charges against Kane headed to trial.
Capitolwire: Administration still sticking to funding formula delay ahead of decision on GOP budget offer

Philadelphia
Inquirer: School district administration grows under new plan
Inquirer: Despite charges, top Kane aide to stay
Inquirer: Who could take stand at Fattah trial?
The Big Tent: Money woes aside, Santorum approaches Iowa milestone
Capitollinq: Q Poll: Sestak, McGinty fare the same vs. Toomey
WHYY: Kane may release documents ‘relevant’ to porn emails
WHYY: Pa. budget impasse causes layoffs, cuts at Congreso de Latinos Unidos
WHYY: Doh! Councilman hit with fine for violating contribution rules
Philadelphia Business Journals: City Councilman accepted illegal campaign contribution: Ethics Board
KYW News Radio: Lawsuit Says Phila. School District Fails To Translate Special Education Papers For Parents Who Don’t Speak English

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Morrisville controller sues borough council over access to records
Pottstown Mercury: Spring-Ford School Board may kill per-capita tax
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania Game Commission proposes increasing hunting license fees
Delco Daily Times: Leanne Krueger-Braneky to be sworn in today as state rep
Montgomery News: Conshohocken council accepts resignation of Councilman Matt Ryan

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Sheetz to offer new line of specialty coffee in hope to outcompete Wawa
Post-Gazette: CMU student faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to developing malicious software
Post-Gazette: As revenue declines, power companies lean on surcharges and less on rate hikes
Post-Gazette: New Pennsylvania state police commissioner described as ‘a futurist’
Tribune-Review: Accused office spy for AG Kane won’t be suspended
Tribune-Review: Newly completed buildings point to Seton Hill’s growth trend
Business Journal: CMU gets $35M from Indian IT company
Business Journal: Mylan-Perrigo war of words heats up

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Mayor debate still questionable
Altoona Mirror: Judge rejects dismissal of threat charges
Beaver County Times: Agreement reached in dispute over whether PA Cyber layoffs were approved legally
Beaver County Times: Aliquippa official says public money shouldn’t pay for chairman’s doctorate courses
Beaver County Times: Riverside students head back to class as summer vacation ends

NEPA
Times Leader: Pittston City Council moving forward with renovations of City Hall
Times Leader: Game Commission ready to push for license fee increase
Times-Tribune: Kane attorney fails in attempt to introduce porngate evidence
Times-Tribune: Former Gov. Rendell supports Invenergy project
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County workers returning after post-strike layoffs

South Central
York Daily Record: Senator: Law forfeits civil rights
York Daily Record: York County Economic Alliance supports bill to protect LGBT employees, tenants & consumers
York Dispatch: Rep. Scott Perry’s office out of tickets for pope’s appearance at joint session
Patriot-News: GOP-crafted veto override fails, budget impasse continues
Patriot-News: Rendell, Casey could be called in Fattah racketeering case: report
Patriot-News: House Majority Leader: ‘I’m not sure where we go from here’ after failed veto override attempt

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: State lawmakers from Berks sound off on budget vote
Reading Eagle: City Council restricts gas meters in historic areas
Morning Call: Valley officials push for minimum wage hike

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: 8 candidates file for Millcreek Study Commission ballot
Erie Times-News: Millcreek supervisors likely to approve sale of water assets
Erie Times-News Campaign Blog: Good and bad poll results for Clinton
Centre Daily Times: Hunting license fees could increase for 1st time in 16 years
Centre Daily Times: Centre County Commissioners OK higher cost for Temple Court project

Opinion
Inquirer: Crime and argument
Inquirer: Papal visit an investment for Phila., businesses
Post-Gazette: Right to run: Wolf opposes a ruling on third-party candidates
Tribune-Review: The Pa. pensions debate: Union hypocrisy
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council should OK shelter contract
Centre Daily Times: Spirit of the Pell Grant under attack by federal budget proposals
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: School bells ringing already; Key mission is a timeless one
York Daily Record: Budget battle in Harrisburg is a charade
Patriot-News: Republicans still pander to voters’ worst instincts, especially on immigration: Cynthia Tucker
Express Times: Quarry owners should police themselves
Reading Eagle: Location may be new, but arguments have not changed

Blogs
Citified: UberX Reduces Drunk Driving Deaths, Study Shows
Keystone Crossroads: First in Pa.: state says distressed city of Nanticoke no longer needs oversight
Keystone State Education Coalition: So what exactly is in that Chester Upland Charter Special Sauce?
Commonwealth Foundation: Will Wolf Take ‘Yes’ for an Answer?
Commonwealth Foundation: Why Teachers Need a Bill of Rights
LuLac Political Letter: Message from Bernie the intern

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