PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 1/6 Edition
The Congressional delegation was sworn in, and reporters no longer have to include “-elect” when referring to Senator Pat Toomey. The State Senate special election will be held March 15. Allegheny County pols look to move up the chain. A plan to create jobs, improve infrastructure and strengthen pensions in the Post-Gazette. And finally, Reps. Holden and Altmire apparently saw one of the 5,000 different GOP commercials this cycle – they voted against Nancy Pelosi for Speaker.
Good morning politicos and welcome to the buzz.
PoliticsPA: Rep. Marino takes heat for fancy swearing-in fundraiser
PoliticsPA: Corbett’s health pick: Upgrade in job description, downgrade in real estate
PoliticsPA: Scarnati announces March 15th special election to fill seat of former Sen. O’Pake
Early Returns: Reps. Altmire and Holden buck party and vote against Pelosi for Speaker in ceremonial roll call vote
Times-News: Sen. Pat Toomey has been sworn-in
Wayne Independent: Marino to be sworn in
The Times-Tribune: NEPA Republican freshmen sworn in
Post-Gazette: Corbett picks Pittsburgh attorney William Ward for Chief of Staff
Union-Leader: Rick Santorum hires Mike Biundo to head his PAC in New Hampshire (h/t Early Returns)
Early Returns: Rep. Altmire will not support healthcare repeal vote
Early Returns: Murtha-tied lobbyist calls for mercy in sentencing
The Citizens’ Voice: New era in NEPA’s Harrisburg delegation
Capitol Ideas: The House Bipartisan Management Committee met and did not approve any changes to rules regarding health benefits and car leases
The Citizens’ Voice: Nat’l gas co. preps 1st Marcellus well pad
AP: Pa. Farm Show expected to attract a large crowd
Post-Gazette: Commissioner Bayla of Westmoreland County is not running for re-election
Heard in City Hall: Former Brady aide wants to oversee Philly elections
Heard in City Hall: DA to back Nutter but what about State Sen. Williams?
Tribune Review: State Rep. Chelsa Wagner may have her sights set on County Comptroller…
Post Gazette: …And so might State Rep. Kotik.
Patriot News: Cumberland and Chester are 2 of 20 counties in US to get AAA credit rating
Patriot News: Corbett’s inauguration is pricier than most
Frank Rapaport, Post-Gazette: Public-private partnerships hold great promise for Pennsylvania
Inquirer Editorial: Corbett needs to enforce Marcellus rules strictly
Inquirer Editorial: When Rendell advises caution on casino, listen
Patriot News Editorial: Corbett should snuff out emerging conflicts of interest
Dick Polman, Newsworks: Could we be seeing a change in the way the filibuster works?
The Times-Tribune, Editorial: Proposed ethics rules more of the same