9/30 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf unveils his latest web video, Chief Justice Castille addresses the AG’s pornographic email scandal and a video confrontation in the Gov race. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Corbett Staffer and Fresh Start Tracker Get in Confrontation (VIDEO): Yet another chapter in the ancient saga of campaigns versus cameras.

Castille Fires Warning at Judges Snared in Pornography Scandal: The Chief Justice of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court threatened punishment for judges involved in the exchange of emails containing pornographic material.

PA-Gov: Wolf Unveils Latest Ad (VIDEO): Tom Wolf’s newest video targets Corbett’s promise to make PA the “number one” state for job creation.

PA-Gov: Corbett Most Vulnerable of GOP’s 2010 Blue State Class: National news outlets examine Gov. Corbett’s odds for re-election.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites:  Top judge warns of more fallout from porn emails
State House Sound Bites: Courts given orders to clear civil case backlogs
State House Sound Bites: Health insurance coming for 600k, but without one program
State House Sound Bites: The problem with life-saving, highly specialized drugs
PLSReporter: Keeping up with the neighbors – Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio
PLSReporter: A look back with state Rep. Todd Rock (R-Franklin)

Philadelphia
Inquirer: VIDEO: Tollefson pleads guilty to $317,000 fraud
Inquirer: VIDEO: Survival expert: Frein’s challenge is to both survive and evade
Inquirer: Ragged carpet, ringing phones: The life unglamorous in City Hall’s ‘secret VIP call center’
Philly.com: Change is in the air
Inquirer: Dems, unions, others rally for hiking minimum wage
Inquirer: Settlement proposed in same-sex marriage case
Inquirer: Chancellor of Pa. state schools targets graduation rates
Inquirer: Kane agrees to deals with vendors in Pa. Turnpike probe
Inquirer: Phila receives $1 million in youth crime prevention grants
WHYY Newsworks: Pennsylvania’s coal industry faces uncertain future
WHYY Newsworks: Act 47 changes near the finish line in Pa
WHYY Newsworks: Outside group airs misleading aid in Pa.’s 6th Congressional District race
Phillynow.com: Philly taking the lead over Harrisburg on hate crimes

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Pa Chief Justice warns of more fallout from porn emails
Delco Daily Times:  Ex-hero cop leaves jail in Philly after rape charges dropped
Delco Daily Times: $100 million bid to save Taj Mahal
Delco Daily Times: Former FBI agent Tom Locke gives stirring 9/11 Chapel speech at Episcopal Academy
Daily Local News: Lawyer: Ex-candidate Walker faces criminal probe
Daily Local News:  Pa. State Police want residents to think before posting to social media

Pittsburgh
WTAE: Councilman fights to shut down South Side bar after weekend shooting
WTAE: Project to revitalize Smithfield Street corridor will include hotel, residential, offices, parking
KDKA: EXCLUSIVE: AG Kane On Releasing Names Of Accused In Porn Scandal
Pittsburgh Business Times: Aquion Energy raises $24.6M
Pittsburgh Business Times: U.S. Bank announces $15.7M in funding support for Henry W. Oliver building
Pittsburgh Business Times: Uber CEO tells U.S. mayors he’s not waiting for regulators to catch up
Post-Gazette: Allegheny Regional District’s preliminary budget is largest ever
Post-Gazette: Pitt gets federal funds to build regional public health training center

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: DEP investigating Northern Cambria heating oil leak, improper draining
Altoona Mirror: Bedford County DA: Voice of group left out of desecration case
Observer-Reporter: Deputy district attorney suspended after judge finds he withheld evidence
Observer-Reporter: Meeting on paratransit reveals shortcomings, pluses
Beaver County Times: Trombetta tries to quash evidence, seeks closed hearing

NEPA
Citizens Voice: LCCC will get $1.8M in training grants
The Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre Township Mayor Carl Kuren speaks out on fire company, thefts
Standard Speaker: New president for boroughs assoc.
Pocono Record: Congressional candidate Dave Moylan campaigns on greater use of coal
Pocono Record: Suit against Stroudsburg School Board members dropped

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: Pa. ambush suspect Frein’s story opened wider by sister, more sources
Daily Record: Saylor pushing bill to address delayed license suspensions
York Dispatch: Pa courts given orders to clear civil case backlogs
York Dispatch: York County officials praise Good Samaritan bill for drug overdoses
Patriot-News: Groups push for raising Pa.’s $7.25 an hour minimum wage
Patriot-News: Harrisburg new city treasurer is Timothy East
Patriot-News: State agrees to pay ex-inmate $25,000 to settle jackhammer injury suit
Patriot-News: Slight repercussions of Chicago airport fire still impacting HIA

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Eric Frein search seems to intensify
Reading Eagle: Crashes up on section of turnpike that begins in Berks since speed limit raised
Express-Times: Bethlehem seeking opinions on new $500,000 directional sign project
Express-Times: NCC gets $10 million grant to train workers for jobs that pay middle class wages
Express-Times: Bethlehem Area School Board holding hearing on charter school expansion

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Head of Pennsylvania Business Council offers talk on politics, policy
Sun Gazette: Area state senators OK medical marijuana
Erie Times News: Domitrovich to stay on bench during ethnics case

Opinion
Daily News: Pornsylvania, where politics is hard-core
Daily News: Editorial: Nicotine patch
Daily News:  Castille: Porn-viewing judges must “pay the piper”
Courier Times: Congress adds to its shame
Delco Daily Times: Editorial: Why Pa. continues to lag behind on health issues
Daily Record: Wolf must lead on York city school reform (YDR opinion)
York Dispatch: EDITORIAL: Organize to take back York streets
Post-Gazette: The UPMC-Highmark health care situation is disgraceful
Post-Gazette: Sen. Pat Toomey has worked hard to create jobs and help families
Post-Gazette: Beware a government that invokes the power of God

Blogs
Pennsylvania Progressive: The Politics of Animal Cruelty
Above Average Jane: Harry Shearer Brings Nixon to Philly
Commonwealth Foundation: AUDIO: Is There Really a Public Pension Crisis?

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 3 Comments

3 thoughts on “9/30 Morning Buzz”

  1. PAINDY1 says:

    WHO DO YOU BELIEVE ON THE NEED FOR GAS EXTRACTION TAX? PILEGGI, TOM RIDGE, GOVERNOR WOLF OR FORMER GOVERNOR CORBETT?

  2. PAINDY1 says:

    CORBETT/BRABENDER FUMBLE THE BALL ON AG PORN. FOR WEEKS THEY IGNORE THE MATTER. NOW CORBETT WANTS TO KNOW EVERYTHING? BAD ADVICE FROM BRABENDER AND HIS MINIONS BABY BRIAN NUTT AND GROMIS-BAKER? IT’S BERLIN 1945 ON THE SUSQUEHANNA!

  3. PAINDY1 says:

    SENATOR WAGNER,THE NEW CORBETT/BRABENDER HIT MAN ASKS SEN. PILEGGI TO RESIGN. THE CORBETT/BRABENDER TEAM ARE COMPLETE MORONS ENLISTING THE HELP OF THIS FRESHMAN SENATOR? WHO HAS BETTER POLL RATINGS IN SEPA: PILEGGI OR CORBETT/BRABENDER? Dominic Pileggi: The Grown-Up in Pennsylvania Politics | Philadelphia Magazine
    http://www.phillymag.com/articles/dominic-pileggi-grown-up/#UlGmItCO2g3UAIPO.03

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