10/15 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Tomalis’ records are unavailable, the Washington Post names the PA-Gov race one of the “most ridiculous campaigns” and we ask who won the third gubernatorial debate. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Work Documents for Tomalis Unavailable Under Open Record Law: FreshStartPA wants access to Tomalis’ records, but the state says they are not available under state law.

Reader Poll: Who Won the Third Gubernatorial Debate?: We ask our readers which candidate won the third gubernatorial debate.

Reader Poll: Corbett Won Second Gubernatorial Debate: Our readers believe that the Governor prevailed for the second straight time.

HD-46: State Rep. Jesse White Releases First TV Ad (VIDEO): The State Representative denounces attacks against him and ties his opponent to Gov. Corbett.

PA-Gov: Washington Post Names PA Gov Race One of the Nine “Most Ridiculous Campaigns” of 2014: The D.C. newspaper recognized the PA-Gov race because of the email scandal.

PA-6: Costello Receives Endorsements from PSEA, NEA Fund: The Republican candidate earns the backing of the most prominent education unions.

PA-7: Meehan Secures IUPAT Endorsement: The International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT) endorsed Republican Congressman Pat Meehan, in his bid for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Statewide
Captiolwire: Prescription drug monitoring bill nearly on its way to governor
Capitolwire: Senate sends riparian buffer bill back to House
PLSReporter: Lawsuit challenging some line-item vetoes could be filed by end of the month
Independent: Medical marijuana bill unlikely to pass this year; faces House scrutiny, Corbett opposition
State House Sound Bites: Senate moves to put any lottery expansion under their thumb
StateImpactPA: Mind ‘the gap’: why more gas means more pipelines

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Health care concessions a tough pill to swallow for city teachers
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. might allow victims to block offenders’ speech
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia’s Revised 5-Year Budget Gets OK Despite Wage Tax Dustup
Inquirer: Labor leaders weighed general strike over SRC action
Inquirer: Fattah’s new chief of staff linked to congressman’s troubled nonprofit
Inquirer: In Pa.’s Eighth District, they meet at last
Inquirer: PICA approves city financial plan, with reservations

SEPA
Daily Local News: Wolf visits Caln, promises increased school funding
Daily Local News: Coatesville Council takes $1.8M from trust fund
Daily Times: Ridley Education Foundation awards $16,130 in grants
Courier Times: Neshaminy debuts middle school model, many residents not happy
Mercury: Tourism district proposed for Pottstown

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: W.Pa. hospitals stress safety to cut employees’ vulnerability to diseases
Tribune Review: State, borough investigate possible drilling water dump in Waynesburg sewer
Tribune Review: Demoted public works foreman sues Economy mayor, council members
Early Returns: Tracking campaign donations in the governor race
Early Returns: Tomalis work records still locked up
Post-Gazette: Kindergarten enrollment drop 11.5 percent in Pittsburgh school district
Business Times: Rothfus: Export more natural gas
Business Times: Report: Car ownership still cheaper than relying on Lyft, Uber in Pittsburgh
Business Times: Why Pennsylvania’s pipeline system could face challenges for growth
KDKA: Lawmakers Hope To Make Assisted Suicide Legal in Pa.
KDKA: Local Congressmen Call For Travel Ban To, From Ebola-Affected African Countries

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Some residents want Charleroi Suboxone clinic closed
Tribune Democrat: Giffords to visit Pennsylvania during 9-state tour on women, guns
Tribune Democrat: Congressional candidates stump in Johnstown

NEPA
Times-Tribune: DEP still investigating Bradford County gas migration 2 years later
Times-Tribune: State police commissioner tells lawmakers manhunt resources adequate
Times-Tribune: State funding could address NEPA’s aging traffic lights
Citizens Voice: Keystone consultant: Without landfill expansion, NEPA will soon have trash problem
Times Leader: NEPA Catholic leaders predict more discussion on homosexuality
Times Leader: Al Flora loses court appeal against Luzerne County
News Item: Zerbe Township to use accounting firm instead of hiring full-time clerk
Standard Speaker: Ambushed police barracks has reopened

South Central
Patriot-News: State Rep. Sue Helm: ‘Staged events’ like debate proposed by Democratic challenger do ‘little to truly educate voters’
Patriot-News: Toomey and Perry rail against EPA rule change on ‘navigable waters’
Patriot-News: Pa. House approves prescription drug database bill
Patriot-News: Senate removes stream buffers for new developments
Patriot-News: When manhunt for Eric Frein is over, senator requests hearing to figure out lessons learned
Patriot-News: Pennsylvania’s legislative term rolls toward closure with a focus on the achievable
York Dispatch: Rep. Schreiber looking for local kids to join college advisory council
The Sentinel: Pennsylvania receives C+ on women’s health
Patriot-News: Wolf’s lead remains strong in raising cash and in polls
Patriot-News: Who are the top donors to Gov. Tom Corbett’s campaign?
Patriot-News: Who are top donors to Tom Wolf’s campaign?
Patriot-News: Who are top donors to Gov. Corbett’s campaign?
Patriot-News: Domestic violence victims speak out for awareness
Patriot-News: Democratic candidate Gene Stilp challenges state Rep. Sue Helm to a debate

Lehigh Valley
Capitol Ideas: Winter utility shut-offs law poised for renewal in Pa.
Capitol Ideas: Ebola puts Lehigh Valley hospitals on alert
Capitol Ideas: Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders
Capitol Ideas: State police commissioner: Frein would strike again
Reading Eagle: Candidate endorsements: Nov. 4 general election
Reading Eagle: Reading Health System chief financial officer leaving post
Express-Times: Congressman’s new video touts Easton’s economic revitalization (watch it here)
Express-Times: ‘Right now, we’re at a total impasse’: Saucon board on teacher contract

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Republican candidate wants to seek consensus on pension reform
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Student charged in Penn State threat
Centre Daily Times: Paterno family amends lawsuit against NCAA and Penn State
Centre Daily Times: State crime commission chairman Mark Zimmer joins Treasurer Rob McCord in NCAA opposition

Opinion
Times Leader: Charging new ‘fees’ instead of raising taxes might be more palatable for politicians, but not public
Times Leader: Corruption’s influence on Luzerne County worth a deeper look
Post-Gazette: 20th House District: For refreshing change, it’s Republican Tom Fodi
Post-Gazette: Promises broken? State regulators are right to challenge Highmark
Mirror: No ground broken in debates
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Corbett’s signature brings new weapon to overdose fight
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Another local firm expands on wings of gas industry
Reading Eagle: Manhunt going beyond ridiculous
Reading Eagle: Corbett is cleaning up mess left behind by Rendell
York Dispatch: LETTER: State needs to fund rehabs
York Dispatch: OP-ED: Wagner offers reality check on judicial vacancies
Patriot-News: Tom Corbett broke his no-tax pledge – remember that on Election Day: Gary J. English
WHYY Newsworks: An elected school board for Philly? No thanks
Philadelphia Daily News: DN Editorial: OUR SICK STATE
Philly.com: Tom Wolf’s dumb idea about SRC
Daily Local News: Casinos were no jackpot for state’s taxpayers
Bucks County Courier Times: Do-nothing legislature

Blogs
Above Average Jane:  State Legislation I: State Senate Meddling with Gun Safety / Domestic Violence Legislation
Above Average Jane: State Legislation II: Hate Crimes

3 Responses

  1. Congratulations to PAINDY1 for his nomination to the nonexistent blogger Pulitzer Prize for ersatz journalism. No one deserves this chimerical honor more than him. He is no sunshine patriot. Not one to shrink from service to his country when times get tough. He is the winter soldier and he fights against the tyranny of the Acting Governor and his minions who shear the taxpayers of this state to adorn their castles in foreign climes.

  2. WHILE WE FIND TALK ABOUT A PULITZER (WHICH DOES NOT EXIST FOR ANONYMOUS BLOG COMMENTERS) FLATTERING, WE WANT TO REMIND YOU OF WHAT BOTHERED US IN THE FIRST PLACE: 1. WE BELIEVE PA SHOULD BE GOVERNED BY AN ELECTED GOVERNOR. WE SAY NO TO THE UNELECTED SHADOW RULE OF BRABENDER AND HIS MINIONS NUTT AND GROMIS-BAKER. 2. WE THINK CAMPAIGNS SHOULD BE SERIOUS ENDEAVORS. THEY SHOULD NOT BE ABOUT GENERATING CASH FLOW FOR A VIRGINIA DC CONSULTANT. IF BOB GUZZARDI HAD RUN FOR GOVERNOR, WE MIGHT HAVE THE SAME RESULT (MOST LIKELY A STRONGER SHOWING) BUT LESS CASH WOULD HAVE BEEN EXPROPRIATED FROM OUR STATE TO VIRGINIA! 3. WE FIND THE EXPLOITATION OF GOP DONORS FOR CAMPAIGNS WITH NO CHANCE OF WINNING ABHORRENT! WE LIKEN IT TO SENDINNG THE HITLER YOUTH TO FIGHT THE SOVIET WAR MACHINE AT ITS PEAK IN 1945. 4. THE PAGOP NEEDS A BIGGER MESSAGE THAN “WE ARE FOR TH WHITE FOLK!” WE WON’T WIN THE PULITZER, BECAUSE WE DON’T QUALIFY, BUT PA WILL GET A FRESH START! GOOD BLESS YOU GOVERNOR WOLF! YOU HAVE SOME DAUNTING CHALLENGES!

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