10/12 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6PA is split on marijuana, Donohue hits the airwaves and the Governor appoints two new Chairs. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

10/9 Ups & Downs: What’s more damaging: votes, emails or polls? Answer: Lawsuits. See who made this week’s list!

PA-Gov: Wolf Appoints Two New Chairmen: Thursday Gov. Wolf appointed chairmen of the State Athletic Commission and the Gaming Control Board Thursday.

Quinnipiac Poll: PA Split on Recreational Marijuana: Men in the Keystone State support full legalization, while women almost unanimously support medical marijuana.

Quinnipiac Poll: President Obama’s Approval Rating Stuck at 42%: President Obama’s approval rating shows little improvement since August.

Donohue Unveils First TV Ad (VIDEO): The Superior Court Judge joins her fellow Democratic nominees on the airwaves.

Sunday Show Preview: October 11, 2015: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: British MP studies fracking on trip to PA
StateImpactPA: Pennsylvania study finds link between gas drilling and premature births
Capitolwire: Budget impasse inciting ‘manifestation of animosity’ between public and charter schools
Capitolwire: Is Wolf’s ‘honeymoon’ with PA voters over?

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: House Republican turmoil makes business nervous as debt limit looms
Philadelphia Business Journal: GOP presidential candidate to deliver keynote at Penn conference
Inquirer: Philly mayoral debate Monday to be streamed live on WHYY
Inquirer: Pa. budget crunch squeezes Catholic schools
Inquirer: In budget mire, far apart

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks Lawmaker: Unregistered home contractors should face felony charges
Bucks County Courier Times: Volunteers needed to help Bucks County prisoners transition into society

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Fugitive Katz left investment properties in shambles
Tribune Review: 5 day Baptist convention to discuss violence
Tribune Review: 10,000 spectators at 30th annual Columbus Day Parade
Post-Gazette: Mayor Peduto trying to oust ICA
Post-Gazette: Tie for Commonwealth Court seat

Southwest
Beaver County Times:  Property code issues now face higher penalties
Beaver County Times:  Cornell School District backs out of merger with Moon
Altoona Mirror:  Lack of funding hurts Blair counseling service
Altoona Mirror:  Valley View to be privately run

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Eales Preserve ready for bikers
Times-Tribune: Meals on Wheels struggles due to budget impasse
Wayne Independent:  Shale-gas development to be discussed in webinar October 15
Wayne Independent:  New website for Upper Delaware Council

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Searching local crime with The Sentinel’s Cumberland County Insight
Carlisle Sentinel: Active Shooter Safety: Department of Homeland Security information on shootings
Carlisle Sentinel: Elder Care: Traditional (original) Medicare versus Medicare Advantage Plans
York Dispatch: Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase next year
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Partisan divide keeps budget impasse going more than 100 days later
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray at anti-violence vigil warns shooters ‘you haven’t gotten away with something’
Patriot News: Bill would protect domestic violence victims from fees to disconnect from abusers’ cellphones
Patriot News: Cumberland County dentist announces run for Pennsylvania Senate District 31 seat

Lehigh Valley
Capitol Ideas: State budget impasse could force Allentown schools to borrow $50M
Express Times: Easton-area Planned Parenthood protest again part of national effort
Reading Eagle: Berks commissioner says fighting substance abuse problems is wise use of funds
Reading Eagle: Harry Deitz: There still is a long way to go to improve the political stage

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: County receives millions in state housing money
Centre Daily Times: John Boehner’s here to stay, for now, with nothing to lose
Centre Daily Times: House Republicans ask: Can anyone lead us?
Erie Times-News: Toomey still leads in Senate race
Erie Times-News: Two supervisor candidates, two forums in Millcreek

Opinion
Lebanon Daily News: Speaker Boehner should go immediately
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Mayor’s Commission to Combat Poverty in Lancaster must be a game changer
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Let’s all stand against violence
Reading Eagle: Council, mayor late with their concern over VA facility
Altoona  Mirror: Wolf must reconsider approach to budget crisis
Tribune Review: House Republicans should use long weekend to reconsider
Delco Daily Times: America must continue to fight heroin epidemic
Pottstown Mercury: Op-Ed: Pa.’s Right-to-Know law has been successful
Pottstown Mercury: Op-Ed: Three strikes and you’re out, Gov. Wolf
Bucks County Courier Times: No budget deal in Harrisburg? Oh, happy days for taxpayers!
Daily Local News: Heroin addiction’s insidious reach is growing
Times-Tribune: Refusal to govern costly for school efficient school functioning
Daily News: Budgeting Blame
Inquirer: Left, right and wrong

Blogs
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Elmy’ Email Problem
Pennsylvania Progressive: Eakin Emails Leaked by Kane
2 Political Junkies: Jack Kelly Sunday
Citified: This Bill Would Ban Cigarette Sales In Drug Stores
Citified: Op-Ed: 7 Way To Fight Poverty In Philly
Keystone Crossroads: Ideas Worth Stealing: Community land trusts as a way to maintain affordable housing

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