8/7 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Another poll shows Corbett within single digits, Wolf gets endorsed by DFA and Strouse opens up a Doylestown office. Good morning politicos, here’s the 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.

Statewide
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

Philadelphia
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

SEPA
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

Pittsburgh
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

Southwest
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

NEPA
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

South Central
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

Lehigh Valley
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

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Recreation head salary bump surprises City Council
Williamsport Sun Gazette: School board welcomes assistant superintendent

Opinion
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

Blogs
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

One thought on “8/7 Morning Buzz

  1. PA comrads, do not fear! Future Governor Wolf has already negotiated with the philadelphia democrat machine to have their social justice warriors find thousands of ballots on election day, all pre-marked with straight ballot democrat votes. This will put Wolf over the top and ensure prosperity for all. It will be like the good ol’ days of Fast Eddie Rendell all over again! YES WE CAN!!!

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