8/7 Morning Buzz
PA-Gov: Keystone Report/Magellan Strategies Survey: Corbett Within 7 Points: The newest Governor’s race poll results show that Corbett may be closing the gap.
PA-Gov: Democracy for America Endorses Wolf: Democracy for America, a progressive nationwide PAC, endorsed Tom Wolf today.
PA-8: Strouse Hosts Office Grand Opening Event: Democratic nominee Kevin Strouse threw a grand opening party for his new office in Doylestown yesterday and talked to attendees about disillusionment in government and how his campaign’s grassroots activism will battle it.
Capitolwire: McCord has no say in Corbett/Senate GOP legal dispute, top Corbett lawyer says.
Capitolwire: Philadelphia school district money woes won’t keep doors closed on charter schools.
Capitolwire: PA State Department makes notice of constitutional amendments.
Capitolwire: PA ranks 10th best school system overall in national survey.
PLSReporter: VIDEO: MacNett discusses potential line-item veto litigation, part I
PLSReporter: VIDEO: MacNett discusses potential line-item veto litigation, part II
PLSReporter: MacNett speaks, discusses line-item veto litigation potential
PLSReporter: Administration letter to McCord argues he has no role to play in line-item veto dispute
StateImpactPA: Pa. faults Chevron for lack of oversight, poor communication in fatal well fire
PA Independent: Poll finds Corbett still behind, but gaining ground on Wolf
State House Sound Bites: Corbett’s “ask” lands with a thud
The Inquirer: Prison for former Traffic Court judge
The Inquirer: No class action payment for thousands whose properties have been sold at sheriff’s sale
The Inquirer: Booker leads by 10 over little-known Bell
Daily News: Man goes to court on drug charges, leaves with murder rap
WHYY Newsworks: Corbett advances cash to Philly schools; Hite says on-time opening still not guaranteed
Pottstown Mercury: Polar Vortex could return to Northeast this fall
Burlington County Times: New weapons charges for accused meth dealer=
Courier Times: Bensalem six-figure heroin bust headed to federal court
Post-Gazette: Hackers steal huge trove of Web data
Tribune Review: State House candidate files ethics complaint against Corbett
WTAE: Obama to go his own way on immigration
Pittsbugh Business Times: DEP: Inexperience, lack of supervision lead to Chevron well fire
Urban Media Today: Police seek community assistance to counter spike in homicides, major crimes
Observer-Reporter: DEP issues report on Chevron gas well fire
Observer-Reporter: FirstEnergy’s Pa. utilities request rate increase
Observer-Reporter: Penn Future limits ties to Sustainable Shale group
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Scam uses bogus email jury notices
Altoona Mirror: Juniata College recognized
Times Tribune: Corbett OKs millions for Philly school district
Citizens Voice: Judgement levied against ex-WVSA director
Wayne Independent: Grants fund records updates
Pocono Record: Frackwater impoundments leak in southwestern Pa., contaminating groundwater
Times Tribune: Taylor councilman turns himself in on forgery, election code violations
Times Leader: County obtains $6.5 million judgement against CityVest over loan default
Harrisburg Patriot News: Corbett falls into crosshairs of government gadfly Gene Stilp’s latest call for an investigation
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Hickernell proposal would require training for those who serve alcohol
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Lancaster County GOP might turn to veteran hand for leadership
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Tom Wolf at Lancaster Convention Center: Pennsylvania can do better
Lebanon Daily News: 102nd state House candidate Jake Long to hold campaign kick-off event
Morning Call: DEP: Human error led to fatal well explosion
Morning Call: Marcellus shale production error
Express Times: Northampton County executive and consultant mix politics public funds, councilmen allege
Tribune Review: Corbett’s meetings: Get a room
Post-Gazette: The poor continue to fall through the health care system’s cracks
York Dispatch: EDITORIAL: Think Loud and hard
Harrisburg Patriot News: Want to retain our best teachers? Base layoffs on performance, not seniority
Pottstown Mercury: Democrat Tom wolf needs to be fully transparent
Commonwealth Foundation: Agreed: Public Resources Should not be used for Politics
Commonwealth Foundation: Seniority Reform is Pro-Child, not Anti-Teacher
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: NorCo Council To Consider Residency Requirement For Cabinet, Row Offices
2 Political Junkies: A Benghazi Debunking Follow-up
Keystone Politics: #PAGov: Republican Poll Confirms Corbett Non-Surge
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup Aug 6: Governor coming to Philly this morning to discuss school crisis