10/18 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, and welcome to the Buzz. Joe Biden is in town today, so watch out for traffic in York and near U Penn.

New Corbett PSA: The Corbett administration is airing an ad, paid for by the Department Of Public Welfare, that asks Pa. citizens to report welfare fraud.

Santorum out of Nevada: For months Rick Santorum has publicly opposed changes to frontload the primary schedule. Now the former PA Senator says he won’t play for Nevada.

PA Superior Court: The candidates for PA Superior Court agreed on most issues during a forum on Friday, with one disagreement: the role of outside money in the campaign.

National
Times-News: Steve Welch Campaigns In Erie
Pennsylvania Ave.: Sen. Casey Co-Sponsors First Piece Of Jobs Plan
Pennsylvania Ave.: No One Sells Charlie Dent Halloween Masks?
Politico: Former Herman Cain Iowa staffer joins Rick Santorum
The Hill: Santorum calls SNL sketch ‘bullying’
The Patch: Congress votes: stronger abortion, exchange rate language passed

Statewide
Tribune-Review: Swift Action From Republican-Dominated Legislature Has Not Happened
Patriot-News: Pa. Lawmakers To Proceed With Harrisburg Takeover Legislation
Pennsylvania Ave: This week in Washington
Citizens Voice: Corbett doesn’t walk the walk on the environment
The Times Leader: Casey backs lower rates for fed loans
LifeNews.com: Pennsylvania: Pro-life Tim Burns challenging Sen. Bob Casey
Morning Call: Harrisburg Takeover Legislation To Move This Week
WFMZ: Governor Corbett: Gardener Denver to Create 40 Jobs in Blair County
Times Tribune: New bills seek to speed flood aid
Times Leader: Bankruptcy judge sets Harrisburg arguments for November

Philly
PhillyClout: Veterans Slam David Oh For Misleading Military Claims
Inquirer: Economy puts strain on conservancies
Inquirer: 15,000 walk for AIDS in Philly
Daily News: Occupy protesters insist that they want jobs
Philly Weekly: Occupy Philly deals with accusations of racism
Philly Now: Occupy Philly organizer missing
Pocono Record: Philly educators: Jobs bill will help schools, too

Philly Burbs
Pottstown Mercury: Perk Valley Board takes a look at self funded benefits
Delco Times: Delco races are on
Bucks Local News: Bucks moves polling locations

Pittsburgh
Post Gazette: Allegheny county controller will have new role
Tribune Review: Panel pushes diversity for agencies it funds, but lacks minority members
Westmoreland Times: Governor Tom Corbett’s education reform proposal
Earth Techling: BlueGreen initiatives in new jobs bill

NEPA
The Times Leader: Barletta winning drive for dollars
Times Tribune: Former Lackawana County Commissioner Senio remembered as a conscientious public servant
Times Leader: Luzerne County to allocate $2 million for Market St. Train Station
Times Leader: Local legislators to introduce package for disaster resistance
Standard Speaker: Benefit costs impacting budgets
Go Lackawanna: Barletta winning drive for dollars

South Central
Public Opinion: Care to compare paychecks?
Public Opinion: Franklin County education digest
Public Opinion: Franklin County government meetings
Public Opinion: Franklin County deed transfers
Sentinel: Philly educators: Jobs bill will help schools, too
Sentinel: Harrisburg bankruptcy judge sets arguments for November
Sentinel: Pa. lawmakers introduce disaster-relief bills
Sentinel: Harrisburg chamber to host State of the City
AP, Sentinel: Pa. city officials spend thousands on travel
Sentinel: Joe Biden to visit York elementary school
Sentinel: YMCA hosts youth government leaders
Patriot-News: Harrisburg University receives $400,000 to continue national science education program
Patriot-News: Senate Committee amends Harrisburg takeover bill; floor vote set for Tuesday
Patriot-News: Pennsylvania lawmakers to proceed with Harrisburg legislation
Patriot-News: Cost of Cumberland County Prison, public safety projects draw fire
Daily Record: Pa. Senate bill to restrict public access to autopsy reports
Dispatch: York County budget requests include new personnel, projects
Lancaster Era: Occupy Lancaster gathering draws a diverse group
Lebanon Daily News: Grassroots movement ‘occupies’ Valley

North by Northwest
Erie Times: Occupy Erie under way in Perry Square
Erie Times: U.S. Senate candidate Welch campaigns in Erie
Erie Times: Girl Scouts to offer grant-funded living initiatives in Erie County
Erie Times: Pitt-Titusville to build new dining hall
Erie Times: North East supervisors approve restrictions on natural gas drilling
Erie Times: How Pennsylvania’s representatives in Congress voted
Courier Express: Curwensville schools highest-rated in Clearfield County
Centre Daily Times: Occupy Wall Street, or Penn State: What do you think of the movement?
Centre Daily Times: Occupy Pittsburgh protests at Toomey office
Centre Daily Times: ‘Occupy’ participants in Philly say they really want work
Centre Daily Times:  Can ‘Occupy’ protests last without leaders?
Centre Daily Times: Occupy protesters eye diversity as movement grows
Centre Daily Times: Centre County commissioner candidates discuss 911 system, economic development
Centre Daily Times: Election-year goals of Christian group questioned
Centre Daily Times: ‘Backyard chicken’ draft ordinance makes for decidedly fowl debate in Harris Township
State College: Reaching Retirement, PSU’s DiEugenio Sees Hope for Appropriations ‘Floor’
Voices of Central PA: Centre County MoveOn group holding an assembly at the Alien Street Gates
Voices of Central PA: SolyndraGatePocolypse- are green jobs a bad deal?- and who really pigs out on government money?

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: FEMA aid application deadline looming
Lehigh Valley Live: Phillipsburg School Board gives initial approval to policy requiring employee notification of arrest
Lehigh Valley Live: Bi-county health department still a possibility for the Lehigh Valley
Lehigh Valley Live: Nazareth area, Slate belt chambers to co host Northampton county election candidates event

Opinion
Courier Express: ‘First in nation’ primaries: Why? To elect flip-floppers?
Public Opinion: Peaceful protest is now anti-American?
Public Opinion: Privatize LCB to raise funds for crumbling infrastructure
Public Opinion: Red meat you can eat might be the bigger priority
York Daily Record: Todd Platts is like Mr. Smith
Patriot News: Editorial Cartoon: Occupy Sesame Street
Patriot-News: Pledge list: Lawmakers’ promise puts them in bind
Times Tribune: Corbett gets out of way for polluters

Blogs
PA Budget & Policy Center: Maintain & improve state inheritance tax, don’t eliminate it
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Geeting’s Irresponsible Accusation
Jon Geeting: Harrisburg bankruptcy brings new urgency to municipal consolidation
Jon Geeting: The fiscal conservatism of Tony Simao
Lu Lac: Lu Lac Political Letter Oct. 17
Above Average Jane: The case of Anne Covey and the disappearing co-author
Keystone Politics: “Opportunity Scholarships” are old fights rehashed

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