10/14 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Harry Reid predicts McGinty wins primary, Arnet backs away from Wolf and Browne’s DUI case is heard. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Sen: Harry Reid Says McGinty Will Win Democratic Primary (VIDEO): The Senate Democratic Leader handicapped the 2016 race.

SD-37: Arnet Keeps Wolf at Arms Length: The Republicans are trying to tie the Governor to the Democratic nominee in next month’s State Senate special election.

SD-16: Browne Arraigned on DUI Charge: The lawmaker’s attorney entered a not guilty plea on State Sen. Browne’s behalf.

More Lehigh Valley Democrats Endorse Giordano: The Superior Court GOP nominee won over several Democratic backers.

Reader Poll: Do You Approve or Disapprove of Papenfuse’s Job Performance?: We ask our readers how they feel about the Mayor of Harrisburg.

Reader Poll: PA Split on Guns: About half would never support any gun control measures, while the rest are open to it.

Statewide
PLSReporter: Senator wants to boost natural gas industry through infrastructure competition
PLSReporter: Corman: There is a “general consensus” that a personal income tax hike will not be part of the final budget
StateImpactPA: Study: Shale gas related water contamination top-down, not bottom-up
StateImpactPA: PA,WV, OH team up on shale gas related manufacturing and chemical development
StateImpactPA: Environmentalists weigh in on Pennsylvania Supreme Court race
Capitolwire: Senate revives paycheck protection debate
Capitolwire: Where do we go from here? Budget negotiations resume.

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: National food chain blames pope visit for poor sales
Inquirer: All Amtrak Train 188 lawsuits will be heard in Phila.
Inquirer: Scientists’ group: Pa. at risk of overreliance on gas for electricity generation
Big Tent: Democrats debate tonight. Will there be fireworks?

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Montco DA, law enforcement work together to fight addiction
Pottstown Mercury: 2 candidates vie for one seat on Spring-Ford Area School Board

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Westmoreland energy company has $1 million stolen
Tribune Review:  Developer proposes $17 million downtown renovation
Tribune Review:  City wants to offer self-insurance due to rising costs
Post-Gazette:  Greenfield Bridge closing
Post-Gazette:  Wolf says he cannot falter in budget debate

Southwest
Beaver County Times:  New facility to process coal byproduct
Beaver County Times:  Service link starts work on new offices
Observer-Reporter:  Associated Pipeline agrees to damage charges
Altoona Mirror:  Special education director quits

NEPA
Times Leader:  West Wyoming man lied to firearms dealer
Times Leader:  Wilkes Barre teacher suspended for showing pornographic video to class
Times-Tribune: Scranton teachers might be reaching agreement
Times-Tribune: Carbondale schools will take out loans

South Central
Patriot News: Pennsylvania’s domestic violence, sexual assault centers will soon start closing due to budget impasse, organizations say
Patriot News: Pennsylvania budget talks are set to resume Wednesday
Patriot News: Wolf admin.’s top lawyer says she’s committed to diversity, fairness: Rhonda Mays
York Dispatch: York County workforce summit highlights partnerships and hiring veterans
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Planned Parenthood to forgo payment in fetal tissue programs
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Commission to Combat Poverty: Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray names 56 to four work groups

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Grant to help Habitat for Humanity do more work
WFMZ: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says he won’t ‘cave’ on demand to fix state’s deficit
Morning Call: Democratic debate: Obama rallies Democrats ahead of 1st debate
Reading Eagle: Crews on scene of accident with entrapment in Union Township
Express Times: Allentown debate party to be 1 of biggest for Sanders supporters
Express Times: Forum spotlights Northampton County government candidates

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: State budget impasse could affect drug and alcohol services
Centre Daily Times: County election board to weigh alternate legal representation
Centre Daily Times: Biden supporters release 2nd ad urging him to run for White House
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Republican candidates share views with Rotary
Erie Times-News: County Council to kick off budget deliberations Oct. 21

Opinion
Reading Eagle: Mediation isn’t prohibited by state mandated process
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Corruption’s high price goes beyond legal fees
Inquirer: Collapse’s uneven consequences
Delco Daily Times: Focus on helping victims during Domestic Violence Month
Pottstown Mercury: The rise of economic illiteracy in the U.S.

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: Tackling Our Structural Deficit Without Tax Hikes
Citizens’ Call: Boyle Calls for Vital Long-term Funding for Transportation
Citified: You Didn’t Imagine It: The Air Was Cleaner During the Pope’s Visit
Citified: Nutter: If You Want to Be Loved, Don’t Be Mayor
Citified: 5 Takeaways From Monday’s Mayoral Debate

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  1. CNN IReport: Stop The Drilling on National Historic Landmarks and State Parks! ‪#‎DurhamTownship‬ ‪#‎BucksCounty‬ ‪#‎PennEast‬ ‪#‎GasPipeline‬ ‪#‎NOW‬ ‪#‎TheTIMEISNOW‬ http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1276619
    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a moratorium on new drilling leases involving public lands January 29, 2015, “This is about striking the right balance,” said Governor Wolf. “Our state parks and forests are unique assets that should be preserved, protected and utilized by our residents for recreational purposes.” How does a gas pipeline exploration permit that will degrade and possibly destroy a National Historic Landmark in the Delaware Canal PA State Park get passed? WHO AUTHORIZED the DRILLING? Durham Township has NOT been shown any permits, nor has Durham Township been provided the list of chemicals PennEast placed in the ground. Yesterday.10-13-2015, PennEast work crews began bore drill testing on the Delaware Canal Pennsylvania State Park Tow Path in Durham Township, Pennsylvania. At the Durham Township Board of Supervisors Meeting last evening, 10/13/2015, I asked the Board to send a Cease and Desist to PennEast on ALL drilling on the Delaware Canal State Park in Durham Township until proof has been shown that ALL permits from Government Agencies involved have been approved. The Delaware Canal is the longest-lived canal in the country, operating for more than a century. The Delaware Canal Pennsylvania State Park is a United States National Historic Landmark, the United States Secretary of the Interior oversees National Historic Landmarks. The Secretary of the Interior, through the National Park Service (NPS), maintains the National Register of Historic Places and oversees the establishment and operations of state, tribal and certified local government programs under the NHPA. The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), an independent federal agency based in Washington, D.C., oversees Section 106 of the NHPA. This program requires federal agencies to take into consideration the effects of their undertakings, such as the licensing of cell tower or the PERMITTING of a GAS PROJECT, ON PROPERTIES LISTED or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended through 1992, states in Section 1 (16 U.S.C. 470) (b) (4): the preservation of this IRREPLACEABLE HERITAGE is in the public interest so that its VITAL LEGACY of cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, economic, and energy benefits will be MAINTAINED and enriched FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS OF AMERICANS. JOIN ME in contacting Governor Wolf, PA State Representatives Marguerite Quinn, State Senator Bob Mensch, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, U.S. Senator Bob Casey and U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, tell them please that a cease and desist must be issued NOW, before any more damage is done to a NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK, the Delaware State Park Canal. ‪#‎StopPennEast‬ ‪#‎ProtectStateParks‬ ‪#‎ProtectNationalHistoricLandmarks‬ ‪#‎ProtectOurDrinkingWater‬ ‪#‎NOW‬ ‪#‎DurhamTownship‬ ‪#‎BucksCounty‬

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