9/9 Morning Buzz

PA-Governor-Mansion2A new candidate for Governor, a new candidate for Congress, and much more. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Dems Launch ‘Kick Out Corbett’ Site: The PA Democratic Party has created a website to attack Governor Corbett over his past positions and controversies.

Allentown Mayor Pawlowski Launches Bid for Governor: Mayor Pawlowski announced his candidacy on national TV Sunday morning. He will also embark on a nine-day, twenty-three county kick-off tour.

PA-12: Hugya Announces Run for Congress: The former Chief of Staff to Rep. John Murtha announced his bid to replace his old boss. The seat is currently held by Rep. Keith Rothfus.

State Rep. Dick Hess Dead at 74: The Transportation Committee Chairman had served fourteen terms in the State House. Altogether Dick Hess spent the last forty-eight years of his life in public service.

Val Arkoosh Releases First Campaign Video: The Democratic candidate for PA-13 released her first ad, a biographical web video. The ad highlighted Arkoosh’s experience as a physician and healthcare expert.

Shuster Launches a Halvorson Fact Checker: Rep. Bill Shuster started an online “fact checker” to counter what he called primary opponent Art Halvorson’s distortions of his record.

9/6 Ups & Downs: A high-profile week for Allyson Schwartz, while Governor Corbett laid low. See who made the list.

Statewide
PA Independent: Week in Review: Courts, consultants and early campaigning
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: Former justice defending PA marriage law comes from GOP-backing firm
StateImpactPA: Anticipated Audit Of PA DEP May Show Trouble In The Water
AP: Changes to Pennsylvania endangered species laws proposed

Philadelphia
Inquirer: The judge who could not be bribed
Inquirer: Phila. drops appeal of firefighters arbitration award
Daily News: Fumo appeals to U.S. Supreme Court
Daily News: Nutter raises white flag in firefighters standoff
Newsworks: Philly public school parents go over legal strategy
Newsworks: Former state Supreme Court judge to defend Pa. in ACLU suit over same-sex wedding ban
CBS: Philadelphia schools to open amid budget chaos
CBS: Philadelphians join the world in a universal prayer for peace for Syria
NBC 10: NBC10 @ Issue Sen. Toomey Talks Syria

SEPA
Phillyburbs: Summer 2013 had third most expensive gas prices on record
Phillyburbs: How crooked contractors skirt state law
Phillyburbs: Bucks County rallies against U.S. involvement in Syria
Montgomery Media: North Penn Goodwill Services provided canteen services for firefighters at Dietz & Watson blaze
Montgomery Media: As the Bengali population increases, teachers learn more about their culture

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Allentown mayor Pawlowski will run for Pa. governor
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County’s court programs expedite cases, cut backlog
Post-Gazette: While Pittsburgh’s produce terminal shutters, other cities’ markets are ramping up
Post-Gazette: Obama plan to bomb Syria protested in Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Mobile 9/11 museum at Heinz Field benefits injured vets
Tribune-Review: Tuskegee Airmen exhibit to open
UrbanMediaToday: First City Council Candidate Forum 2013
Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania secretary of Education expects easier transition when she steps aside

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Free clinic gives care to those in need
Altoona Mirror: HASD agreement ready for board vote
Altoona Mirror: Rep. Dick Hess dies after surgery
Tribune-Democrat: Right on schedule: End of summer brings completion of road projects
Tribune-Democrat: Another school says no

NEPA
The Times Leader: Borough rallies for ailing councilman
AP: Pa. transit plan faces obstacles
Times-Tribune: Republican nominee for mayor has history of unpaid debt
Times-Tribune: Auditor general hints at DEP water monitoring problems
News Item: Shamokin gets more FEMA money for pedestrian bridge
Standard Speaker: County names flood authority director

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: East Penn school director Fuller gets on election ballot
Morning Call: Lower Macungie commissioner: residents asking about Costco
Reading Eagle: Penn State Praised for reforms in response to Sandusky scandal
WFMZ: Northhampton County Council hears new plan to save Braden Park
Express Times: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski declares candidacy for Pennsylvania governor on MSNBC
Express Times: Lehigh Valley, New Jersey lawmakers split on Syria attack

South Central
CBS 21: Harrisburg Parking Rates Could Skyrocket
Lancaster Intelligencer: Will Pennsylvania legalize marijuana? Advocates say it’s a matter of time
Today’s the Day: Harrisburg City Council Secures A Financial Advisor
Record Herald: GOP chair Dwight Weidman challenges elected officials

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: State College Area school board expected to choose final high school project concept at Monday meeting
Onward State: 2014 Pa. Gov. Candidate Ed Pawlowski to Visit Penn State Thursday

Opinions
Philadelphia Inquirer: Schools open amid angst
Reading Eagle: Legislatures, not tax collectors, hold the key to fairer school taxes
Temple News: Trust in the board?
Post-Gazette: The doctor crisis: A key bill counters the looming physician shortage
Citizen’s Voice: Atrocities on both sides make action in Syria murky
News Item: Corbett’s sizzle has fizzled
Wayne Independent: Eugene Robinson: Not in the national interest
Patriot-News: Bumsted’s ‘Keystone Corruption’ offers fresh and compelling account of 100 years of politics gone wrong
Patriot-News: Obama’s reticence towards Syria might aid his midterm goals
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Congress should not allow NRC to keep breaking the law
Lancaster Intelligencer: Legal discrimination
Lancaster Intelligencer: New Pa. bridge restrictions
Record Herald: Obama Impeachment Watch Part LVII: the Common Sense Approach

Blogs
Keystone Politics: Congressional candidate’s spokesman impersonated a John Edwards aide, sold drugs, and stole a car
Keystone Politics: Stop Polluting the Field
Keystone Politics: “Ready for Hillary” group hosting kickoff event in Philly
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Donovan Plans Protest at Pawlowski Announcement
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Severson Loses Bid For $1.2 Million From Senate GOP
John Hanger’s Facts of the Day: Stunning Fact: Deutsche Bank Projects 50,000 Megawatts Of Solar In US By 2016 As Solar Shakes Energy World
John Hanger’s Facts of the Day: Market Competition Pushes Prius To Achieve 55 MPG To Remain Top Seller
2 Political Junkies: Jack Kelly Sunday
2 Political Junkies: Really? Objective NEWS From The Trib?
Commonwealth Foundation: Say it ain’t so! Joe Makes Bank from the PLCB

September 9th, 2013 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments