8/30 Morning Buzz

Harrisburg Capitol stepsThe Corbett administration steps in it on same-sex marriage. Plus more on that F&M poll which showed both the Guv and President Obama in the dumps. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Don’t forget to check back today for the Ups & Downs.

F&M Poll: Obama Job Approval at 34%: The President numbers took a steep slide over the summer. Sens. Casey and Toomey didn’t do too great, either.

F&M Poll: Corbett’s Numbers Reach Historic Lows: The Governor’s approval rating has reached its lowest point ever and few voters believe he deserves to be re-elected.

Corbett Under Fire for Legal Brief Linking LGBT Couples with 12-Year-Olds: Governor Tom Corbett is caught in the middle of an uproar over gay marriage thanks to a legal analogy used by his attorneys which seemed to compare LGBT couples to children.

Philadelphia
Big Tent: One in five Pa. voters say Corbett deserves reelection
Philly.com: Former Philadelphia Councilwoman Joan Krajewski dies
Daily News: First Term Troubles – Corbett’s numbers continue to drop
Daily News: Good thing Corbett’s on vacay
Daily News: Protesters demand release of Philly teen arrested in blind neighbor’s home invasion
Inquirer: Delco tax collector charged with $1.3 million theft

SEPA
Phillyburbs: Bensalem invites parents to Title I conference
Phillyburbs: Forfeited jerseys, comic books and more auctioned by Bucks DA
Phillyburbs: Delayed clubhouse plans bring crowd to Newtown Twp.
Montgomery Media: To strike or not to strike: Everything you need to read about Syria
Montgomery Media: Perkasie inks contract with employees
Montgomery Media: Upper Dublin School District class sizes up in some schools

Pittsburgh
Post Gazette: Pennsylvania seeks $52 million federal early learning grant
Post Gazette: Municipalities in Pittsburgh region prepare disaster declarations after storms
Tribune Review: One-time Fitzgerald political foe to join Port Authority of Allegheny County board
Tribune Review: Judge rules against candidate’s bid to overturn Pittsburgh City Council nomination
WTAE: Pollster: Gov. Corbett’s agenda and voters’ top priorities at odds
WTAE: Senator, Congressmen differ on what U.S. response to Syria should be
Early Returns: F&M: ⅕ favor Corbett reelection
Early Returns: Obamacare battle scenes

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Judge will decide if man can have concealed carry permit back.
Beaver County Times: SEIU challenges county commissioners.
Beaver County Times: Senate committee drills education officials on Common Core.
Beaver County Times: Corbett administration works to develop ‘creative’ Medicaid plan.
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Fayette County rep wins open records fight with state police.

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Attorneys ask to exclude evidence from murder trial in Wayne County.
The Times Leader: US Rep. Matt Cartwright finally opens district office in Wilkes-Barre.
The Times Leader: Tower files lawsuit against Ashley, police chief.
AP: Corbett: Lawyers made poor gay-marriage analogy.
AP: Gun-toting, foul-mouthed Pa. chief won’t back down.
Pocono Record: Pocono public salaries database.
Pocono Record: Officials debate raising the ceiling for public projects.
Pocono Record: Borough council picks mayor to fill vacancy.
News Item: Barletta hosts public forum at Northumberland County Administration Center
News Item: Nolter’s hearing Friday in federal court in W-B.
Citizens Voice: New F&M poll shows governor deeper in the dumps.
Citizens Voice: Special election cost county $17,000.
Citizens Voice: Rally for immigration reform in Scranton held on march anniversary.
Standard Speaker: Immigration act appeal imminent.
Standard Speaker: Senator: Bridge detours to impact transportation debate.
Standard Speaker: Hazleton Area seeds big energy savings.
Wayne Independent: Native is new head of PSBA.
Wayne Independent: Council cancels closed meeting.

South Central
Patriot-News: Comments by Corbett administration attorneys lead to war of words
Patriot-News: LGBT community in central Pa. hails federal tax fairness for gay married couples
Patriot-News: Citing safety, Keystone Progress leader won’t attend meeting addressing cussing police Chief Mark Kessler’s fate
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle to transfer police dispatch to county
Carlisle Sentinel: Possible county land sale partnership moving forward

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: State official: Tax reform is unlikely.
Reading Eagle: Numbers going down for Corbett, Obama.
Morning Call: Allentown four-corner rally opposes U.S. strike in Syria.
Morning Call: Obamacare premiums should hold steady, report finds.
Morning Call: Pennsylvania planning Medicaid changes.
Morning Call: Corbett’s approval ratings drop again.

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: Gas impact fees to defray pipeline replacement cost
Sun Gazette: Refinancing on council agenda
Centre Daily: Drivers adjusting to parking kiosks, app in downtown State College
Centre Daily: Judge loosens travel restrictions on former Penn State president Graham Spanier
Erie Times-News: Court: Erie housing officials not liable for fire
Erie Times-News: Lucas, Thompson to meet residents in Edinboro
Erie Times-News: Erie political junkie alert

Opinions
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: Caution still the best route
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: Signs of excess in tobacco advertising

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