8/29 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf maintains wide lead over Corbett, we take a look at an internal Corbett campaign memo and profile Wolf’s campaign team. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: F&M Poll: Wolf 49 Corbett 24: The latest Franklin and Marshall poll shows the Democratic candidate with a 25 point lead.

PA-Gov: Internal Memo: Corbett Down 7 Points: An internal memo shows the Governor’s re-election effort within striking distance.

Staff Profile: Tom Wolf’s Campaign Team: We take an in-depth look at the Democratic gubernatorial nominee’s staff.

F&M Poll: President Obama’s Approval Rating Steady at 34%: The latest Franklin and Marshall poll shows the President’s approval rating in PA unchanged from June.

PA-Gov: Corbett Ties Wolf to Rendell, Obama in New Ad (VIDEO): The Governor is unleashing his most negative commercial yet in response to bad polling news.

PA-Gov: HHS Accepts Corbett’s Medicaid Plan: The federal government announced today that it has given the green light to Corbett’s HealthyPA plan.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: How layout of a community can affect our health
State House Sound Bites: Advocates praise Medicaid waiver decision, but with a caveat
State House Sound Bites & AP: Waiver to use Medicaid money for private insurance approved
PA Independent: With school budgets tight, prevailing wage again goes under microscope
PA Independent: No rest for the death industry as it awaits high court decision
PA Independent: Three things to know: New poll shows Corbett trailing Wolf by 25 points in PA gubernatorial race
StateImpactPA: New study shows gas workers could be exposed to dangerous levels of benzene
PLSReporter: Study gives Pennsylvania barely passing marks in economic performance and job growth
Capitolwire: AG Kane’s subpoenas seek location of leases on public lands, corporate information

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: U.S. allows Corbett alternative to Medicaid expansion
KYW Newsradio: Camden police make public outreach a top priority
The Inquirer: After gaffe in Philly, VA head calls for review of training programs
The Inquirer: Former aide’s guilty plea raises questions for U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah
Philly.com: ‘Made in America’ street closures, SEPTA detours
Philly.com: Hearing in Bucks on opiate abuse is set for Thursday

SEPA
Daily Local News: Exelon seeks meeting over NRC security finding
Daily Local News: Collegeville man launches write-in campaign for Pa. governor
Montgomery Media: Upper Dublin Rite Aid robbery suspect admits robbing three other pharmacies
Delco Daily Times: Lower Chi man charged with bringing gun into fed building in Philly
Delco Daily Times: Chester woman convicted in straw purchase case

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Feds approve compromise on Corbett’s alternative Medicaid program
Tribune Review: Uber and Lyft say they’ll rely on PennDOT inspections for safety
Early Returns: New poll: Wolf edges ahead
Post-Gazette: DEP publishes official determinations of damaged water supplies related to oil and gas operations
Pittsburgh Business Times: PUC weighs changing regulations after Uber, Lyft cruise into market
Pittsburgh Business Times: Report: Pennsylvania receives D- for job growth

Southwest
Beaver County Times: County seeks permanent end to private security by deputies
Observer Reporter: W. Pa. township sued over gas drilling
Altoona Mirror: Water authority unveils alternative

NEPA
Times Leader: Officials defend use of public money for Schott
Citizens’ Voice: Glodzik often denied involvement in scandal
News Item: Shamokin receive DCED loan, prepares to pay vendors
News Item: Mount Carmel council meets with auditor
Standard Speaker: Technicality may save Hazelton mayor’s budget lawsuit

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: East Hempfield officials hope new guidelines protect rural area north of 283
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: State wins approval to expand Medicaid by using federal funds to buy private plans
Carlisle Sentinel: Former Harrisburg treasurer surrenders on theft charges
Harrisburg Patriot News: That’s human waste you’re smelling in Cumberland County field, but DEP says it’s OK
Harrisburg Patriot News: Corbett claims ‘historic’ achievement in Pa. plan to use Obamacare expansion funds
Harrisburg Patriot News: Medicaid expansion advocates react to federal approval of Corbett’s Healthy Pa. plan
Harrisburg Patriot News: With about two months to go, Tom Wolf’s lead in Pa. gubernatorial race grows slightly in new poll
Today’s the Day Harrisburg: Harrisburg City Treasurer John Campbell Makes A Statement, Resigns In Light of Charges Against Him
York Dispatch: Wolf maintains double-digit lead over Corbett in latest poll
York Daily Record: York eyes earned income tax hike
York Daily Record: Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in Pa. gov race
Lebanon Daily News: Poll shows Tom Wolf maintaining lead in Pa. governor’s race
Lebanon Daily News: Lebanon 9-12 group protests Gingrich’s school property tax stand

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Federal OK means 500,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage
Morning Call: Bob Casey says volunteer program could ease burden of caring for aging relatives
Express Times: ‘We’re not afraid of the chief,’ Nazareth councilman says, declines cupcake
Express Times: Allentown teachers union president condemns superintendent for environment of ‘disrespect and incompetence’
Express Times: Lehigh County budget has no tax hike, official vows not to sell Cedarbrook
Reading Eagle: No hacks reported at Berks County banks
Reading Eagle: Reading School District finalizes pact with superintendent
Reading Eagle: Wolf maintains big lead over Corbett in governor’s race, F&M poll finds
WFMZ: Poll shows Tom Wolf maintaining lead over Tom Corbett in race for Pennsylvania governor

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News Campaign ‘13 Blog: Corbett poll numbers low again
Centre Daily Times: State College Area School District fires back in College Heights lawsuit
Williamsport Sun Gazette: 220 Dilemma
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Mayor proposes baseball park enhancements
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Impact study release on hold

Opinion
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Could Ferguson happen here? Sessions make it less likely
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Mandatory sentencing didn’t work as planned
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Mandatory minimum sentence still a valuable tool
York Dispatch: EDITORIAL: NAACP takes the lead in community-police relations
Harrisburg Patriot News: Scranton’s pension fund will be broke in 3-5 years, report: Thursday Morning Coffee
Harrisburg Patriot News: The race for Guv is going to tighten up, right? Right?: John L. Micek
Pottstown Mercury: Chesco Democrats continue to fight among themselves
Daily News: The riots & other forces hurt North Philly, but it is working to jump back
Tribune Review: The IRS scandal: Do the Lois Lerner emails still exist?
Times Leader: Can the Fed solve unemployment?
Express Times: EDITORIAL: Parental irresponsibility, lax gun law add up to tragedy in Arizona
Morning Call: Margaret Carlson: Rick Perry’s comeback headed off at the pass
Erie Times-News: Our View: We can’t become numb to gun violence
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Ferguson: A tragic loss balloons into an unneeded confrontation

Blogs
Keystone Politics: #PAGov: Doing Medicaid the Corbett Way Imposes Hefty Corruption Tax on PA Taxpayers
Keystone Politics: PA Working Families Makes its First Endorsement
PA Budget and Policy Center: GIVING AWAY THE GOLDEN EGG: SHALE TAX REVENUE COULD TOP $1 BILLION BY 2015-16

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