PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/27 Edition

Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend. There was more in the way of editorials than news this weekend (understandably), but a few stories stick out. Dan Malloy at the Post-Gazette has the weekend’s most thorough piece, a look at the GOP’s redistricting strategy. In other news, former House Speaker Kenneth Lee passed away, sharks are circling the Foxwoods casino license, and a growing chorus calls for pension reform. PoliticsPA had extra time to read the Sunday opinions thanks to the postponement of the Eagles game.

Weekend Headlines:

Post-Gazette: Republicans’ won’t get greedy with redistricting but will try to protect current seats.

Patriot News: Former Pennsylvania House Speaker Kenneth Lee dies at 88

Post-Gazette: New York’s Marcellus moratorium vs. Pennsylvania’s piecemeal development and regulation.

Inquirer: Some lawmakers don’t want Foxwoods license limited to Philly, seek statewide bids.

Eagletarian: Winter storm postpones Eagles game till Tuesday.

Morning Call: Can urban mayors work with Corbett? Small cities face a host of challenges, but no longer have an ally in Ed Rendell.

Tribune Review: State Rep. Mahoney hosts free Christmas dinner for the needy.

Tribune Review: Profiles State Senator-elect Jim Brewster and his refusal of perks

Weekend Opinions:

Inquirer Editorial: Service is Specter’s legacy

Inquirer Editorial: Corbett contributors wield major influence in new administration.

Patriot News Letter to the Editor: PA AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale defends the recent pension reform law.

Patriot News Editorial: Former legislators’ pensions reveal need for change

Al Paschall, Times Herald: Commissioners Hoeffel and Matthews demonstrate politics as usual

Brad Bumstead, Tribune Review: Dream pensions for legislators

Salena Zito, Tribune Review: Redistricting Ain’t What it USed to Be

Times-Tribune Editorial: Scranton City Council needs to get real about budget

Post-Gazette Editorial: State Supreme Court should allow cameras.

December 27th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments