8/31 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6The Supreme Court looks to suspend Kane while supporters rally to her defense and Toomey and Sestak team up against McGinty on Iran. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

8/28 Ups & Downs: Emails, polls and online voter registration. See who made this week’s list!

BREAKING: Board Seeks to Suspend Kane’s Law License: The move would effectively leave the Attorney General in limbo.

PA-Sen: Toomey, Sestak Slam McGinty’s Silence on Iran: The proposed nuclear accord has become a major talking point in national Senate races.

SD-31: Rep. Regan Looking to Move Up: The two-term State Rep. is running for State Senate.

Supporters Start Change.org Petiton for Kane: The petition is addressed to various elected officials throughout the commonwealth.

Sunday Show Preview: August 30, 2015: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: Clean Air Council sues Sunoco over Mariner East 2 Pipeline Plan
StateImpactPA: Emails show how Wolf, DEP unfriended fracktivist from pipeline group
PAIndependent: PA school choice advocates get big win in court
Capitolwire: Chester Upland School District teachers and support staff vote to work without pay
Capitolwire: Wolf implements online voter registration; House GOP miffed

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: An embattled AG, the canned soup savior and the actress who inspired the Birkin are women to watch
Philadelphia Business Journal: City Council rethinks Drexel University food truck bill after backlash
WHYY Newsworks: Avenue to suspend Kane’s law license could spark legal fight
Inquirer: Billy Meehan Clambake gets Philly’s GOP in the mood
Inquirer: Schools cut back as budget standoff continues
Inquirer: At Democrats’ Minnesota meeting, anxiety over Clinton
Inquirer: The Christie Chronicles

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Pa. vaccination rates among worst in nation
Pottstown Mercury: Report: Action against Pa. A.G. Kane sent to Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Bucks County Courier Times: Health care costs rising for consumers, employers, providers
Bucks County Courier Times: New U.S. Citizens welcomed at ceremony at Pennsbury Manor in Falls
Bucks Local News: Richboro poised for new business additions as key projects move forward, including Addisville Commons

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Surveillance Society: Could toys play with data from children?
Post-Gazette: 22 Pittsburgh schools to use discipline aimed more at understanding than punishment
Post-Gazette: Budget impasse leaving House Democrats in the lurch
Post-Gazette: Top official resigns from state Office of Inspector General
Tribune-Review: Survey finds no clear fix to achieving racial diversity in Westmoreland County
Tribune-Review: Board members bring business attitude to nonprofit August Wilson

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Developer brews plan for old jail
Altoona Mirror: Stream getting altered
Beaver County Times: Ch-ch-ch-changes: Turn and face the strange
Beaver County Times: Shell Chemicals starts building bridge over Route 18 in Potter Township
Beaver County Times: New Times editors promise continued commitment to community

NEPA
Times Leader: Attorney challenges Wilkes-Barre Area School Board to answer 10 questions on school project
Times Leader: Back-to-school preparations often exclude vaccines in PA
Times-Tribune: School districts face challengers with negotiating contracts
Times-Tribune: Warehouse fire still smoldering in Scranton
Times-Tribune: The Future of Faith: Priest shortage latest crisis facing Diocese of Scranton

South Central
Patriot-News: Kane supporters petition to halt AG’s law license suspension
Patriot-News: Hillary Clinton has handled email controversy ‘atrociously,’ ex-Gov. Rendell says, report
Patriot-News: Gov. Tom Wolf to attend Red Land’s World Series championship game
Patriot-News: Porn email scandal forces resignation of Pa. fraud investigator
Carlisle Sentinel: Conservation District presents awards
Carlisle Sentinel: Little League World Series: Red Land drops World Series game to Japan in slugfest

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Report: Road projects won’t pollute Lehigh Valley air
Morning Call: Few units left in newly opened Strata Flats in downtown Allentown
Morning Call: New rules proposed for tractor-trailers in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Morning Call: A first day for full-day kindergarten in Bethlehem
Express Times: Allentown teachers claim pension issue ongoing, district disputes
Express Times: 700 attend stirring Vietnam memorial unveiling at Easton High

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: ‘Missing’ player unveiled at field
Sun-Gazette: Festivities welcome world
Erie Times: Sestak, McGinty speak in Erie at Progressive Summit
Erie Times: Erie-area districts bring iPads into classrooms
Erie Times: PennDOT announces maintenance schedule

Opinion
Inquirer: Brennan: The perils of overdoing it when going after political rivals
Inquirer: Shrinking silly season
Pottstown Mercury: Kane wins battle, but may still lose the war
Patriot-News: ‘Porngate’ emails are graphic and offensive, but how do they exonerate Kathleen Kane?
Morning Call: Point/Counterpoint: Planned Parenthood positions under fire
Bucks County Courier Times: Dubious dogfight
Delco Times: Gun violence is a disease with no cure
Tribune-Review: Trumpeting ObamaCare: The Medicaid factor
Tribune-Review: U.N. Watch: More propaganda
Post-Gazette: Integrated force: Again, the military leads the way on inclusion
Post-Gazette: Democracy online: The state enters a new era in voter registration
Tribune-Review: U.N. Watch: More propaganda

Blogs
Citified: The GOP’s No-Show Election
Citified: Council’s New Hires: $105k for a Graphic Designer & a Social Media Maven
Commonwealth Foundation: Putting Students First in Chester Upland
2 Political Junkies: Judge: Connellsville 10 Commandments Monument is UNCONSTITUTIONAL (And Yet It Can Stay??)
2 Political Junkies: Watch PA State Reps doing the Whip and Nae Nae

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