10/1 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6McGinty reveals Mayoral endorsements, 11 Congressional Republicans back McCarthy for Speaker and tickets are available for the annual Gridiron Dinner. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Sen: McGinty Unveils Mayoral Endorsements: The Senate candidate releases the names of all the Mayors across the commonwealth that are supporting her.

11 PA Republicans Back McCarthy for Speaker: Eleven of the commonwealth’s congressional Republicans endorse Kevin McCarthy to be the next Speaker of the House.

PA Gridiron Tickets Are Now Available: The 85th annual off-the-record dinner will be held in Harrisburg on Oct. 13th.

PA-BGT: Wolf, GOP Leaders Battling for “Rank-and-File” Republicans: The Governor believes he can swing a few votes for his tax plan.

PLCB Named One of the Most Obscure Influential Jobs in the U.S.: Louis Jacobson of Governing included the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board on his nationwide list.

Arkoosh to Give Shapiro and Castor Flu Shots: Val Arkoosh will give flu shots to fellow Montco Commissioners.

PA-16: Pitts Backs Scalise in Leadership Fight: The Congressman is supporting Rep. Scalise’s battle to become House Majority Leader.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Stalemate’s cost to schools: $11 million and rising
StateImpactPA: NPR: Hear how energy policy helps Bush put the ! in Jeb!
PLS Reporter: Capitol Quick Hits for 9.30.15
PLS Reporter: Republicans throw down the gauntlet for Wolf’s tax plan
PLS Reporter: Wolf, Scarnati exchange shots over budget impasse
Capitolwire: As Wolf vetoes stopgap, Auditor General releases ‘conservative’ estimate of school district borrowing costs
Capitolwire: House panel asks state to analyze impact of raising PACE/PACENET income limits
Capitolwire: GOP leaders say Wolf’s budget will come up for a vote next week in state House

Philadelphia
Philly.com: No shutdown: Congress approves bill to keep government open (AP)
Inquirer: Meehan Iran bill prompts Obama veto threat
Inquirer: House proposes extension for rail safety system
WHYY Newsworks: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on Syria: We must push them to the negotiation table
Philadelphia Business Journal: Jim Kenney, Darrell Clarke join union rally for jobs, higher wages
KYW Newsradio: Community forum held on proposed pipeline project in Chester County

SEPA
Daily Local News: Energy upgrades planned for Coatesville
Daily Local News: Discussion on Sunoco pipeline heats up
Pottstown Mercury: Boyertown Area School District to recommend staying within inflation index
Bucks County Courier Times: Penndel to change, streamline budget process
Montgomery Media: Pennridge School Board unanimously approves four-year contract with teachers union
Bucks Local News: Pennsylvania Senate Committee looking to give the state’s firefighters ‘The Boot’

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Republican Presidential Candidate Discusses Oil, Gas Exports During Visit to Pittsburgh
WESA: PA Bill Would Help Young People With Disabilities Gain Employment
WESA: Burgess Introduces Affordable Housing Legislative Package
Pittsburgh Business Times: Congress avoids government shutdown, but more fiscal fights coming
Tribune Review: Republican leaders invite vote on Wolf’s tax plan
Tribune Review: Railroads may get more time to install new remote braking systems
Post-Gazette: Pa. House task force submits recommendations for legalizing medical marijuana
Post-Gazette: Nonprofits come to veterans’ aid to bolster health care in Pennsylvania

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Commissioners: Vehicle bridges receive priority
Altoona Mirror: Bedford OKs 911 system work
Beaver County Times: Regional Transportation Alliance launches with goal to modernize region’s infrastructure

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Scranton strike to continue as no agreement is reached Wednesday
Times-Tribune: Wolf expected to sign mine water bill
Times-Tribune: As rigor increases, state test scores drop
Times-Tribune: PSSA statistics for all PA Schools Database 2014-2015
Times Leader: Mayoral, DA candidates allege District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis used public resources for campaign
Times Leader: Hazleton City Council to ask court to appoint someone to vacant seat

South Central
Patriot-News: Pennsylvania’s House Democrats are game for tax challenge
Patriot-News: Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest tax package, as shared by GOP negotiators
Patriot-News: Work on Capitol East Wing forces different fountain to go pink
Patriot-News: Republicans will roll the dice next week on Wolf’s tax plan – and hope it comes up snake eyes
Carlisle Sentinel: No tax increase likely in Cumberland County 2016 budget
Carlisle Sentinel: County prepping for prolonged budget impasse

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: New credit card chip technology puts businesses on the hook for fraud
Morning Call: What will happen to Allentown students who walked out?
Morning Call: Pa. Supreme Court ends BASD charter school case
Morning Call: Proposed LGBT community center now slated for downtown Allentown
Reading Eagle: Proposed Reading budget calls for 2-mill hike in property tax
Reading Eagle: Albright College announces $19.4 million library renovation

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: County drilling fees will go to traffic study in city’s East End
Sun-Gazette: City sewer rates going up
Erie Times News: New progressive parental leave policy at Erie Insurance in line with recent trends
Erie Times News: Iroquois bomb scare case turned over to FBI after police find similarities across country
Erie Times News: Marked trees at Scott Park won’t be cut down

Opinion
Philly.com: Forfeiture law needs reform
Daily News: DN Editorial: Vow to end poverty
Altoona Mirror: EPA role in VW mess troubling
Bucks County Courier Times: Trouble-free amid troubling security
Times-Tribune: State should illuminate dark money
Times Leader: New state test results display 20 years of standardized problems
Tribune Review: Turnpike collectors: A union-protecting delay tactic?
Post-Gazette: A conversation on Syria: The world waits while Obama and Putin clash
Patriot-News: In new poll, Americans are split on the European refugee crisis
Patriot-News: Bill to limit use of drones by government agencies is not a step in the right direction
Reading Eagle: Follow Kennedy’s advice from 1960: Focus on real issues

Blogs
Citified: 5 Takeaways from Tuesday’s Mayoral Debate
Keystone Crossroads: MacArthur Foundation ‘geniuses’ focus on urban issues
Commonwealth Foundation: Fresh start, or stale policies of decades past?

One Response

  1. Where is the buzz that Jerry Sandusky’s attorney wants an investigation of leaks from Sandusky’s Grand Jury? Where is the buzz about the article in Philly.com about Frank Fina?

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