10/19 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Congressional fundraising reports, Rubio visits SEPA and a plurality think Kane should resign. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

10/16 Ups & Downs: A DUI, a retirement and some intriguing endorsements. See who made this week’s list!

PA-8: Q3: Santarsiero Raises $160K, Has $331K COH: The Democratic candidate filed his latest fundraising report.

PA-6: Q3: Parrish Raises Just $29,000: The Democratic candidate currently has $26,445 cash on hand.

Rubio Visits Chester County: The presidential candidate was the featured guest at the Chester GOP Fall Reception.

PPP Poll: 45% Believe Kathleen Kane Should Resign: A plurality of respondents think the Attorney General should step down.

PA-6: Q3: Costello Raises $251K, $739K COH: The GOP Congressman pulled in about 60% of last quarter’s total.

Sunday Show Preview: October 18, 2015: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Appellate candidates discuss range of ‘opinions’ at judicial forum
Capitolwire: PA’s ‘extreme political gridlock’ causes negative outlook, Moody’s says
PA Independent: PA Auditor General uncovers ‘disturbing’ education policy trends
StateImpactPA: Federal court rejects township’s waste water disposal ban
StateImpactPA: Amid budget battle, royalty issue comes to the surface
PLSReporter: Gov. Wolf: “I’d certainly be willing to talk to anything that would close that budget deficit in a real way”

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: Rubio stops in KoP for Chester County GOP reception
WHYY Newsworks: Frustrated nonprofits ponder the silent treatment for Pa. politicians
WHYY Newsworks: States, including Delaware, go after unclaimed property, use it to patch budgets
WHYY Newsworks: Philly City Council leader getting $2K raise
Inquirer: Clinton, Christie – and Rubio – lead area fundraising
Inquirer: Wolf, Republicans talking budget, but not with each other

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Haverford Republicans refuse to participate in annual League of Women Voters forum
Bucks Local News: Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick: ‘Not one cent in sanctions relief for Iran’ until victims of Iranian terrorism are compensated
Bucks Local News: Ten Bucks County Democratic organizations endorse Santarsiero in his bid for 8th Congressional District seat
Bucks Local News: Candidates for Bucks County Commissioner to face the issues during public debate at the Bucks County Community College in Newtown
Pottstown Mercury: Election 2015: 8 vie for 5 seats on Phoenixville school board
Daily Local News: Supervisors voted to grant funding for roads

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times: Federal judge nixes township’s ban on natural gas wells
Pittsburgh Business Times: Investment in Pittsburgh tech plunges 64 percent in 3Q
Post-Gazette: Candidates for Pennsylvania Superior Court differ on role of the court
Post-Gazette: Special interest groups in Pennsylvania funding ads targeting Supreme Court candidates
Post-Gazette: Toomey bill seeks to address national heroin epidemic
Post-Gazette: Diversion of gambling revenues to Pennsylvania charter schools drawing flak
Early Returns: Outside money makes an appearance in supreme court race
Tribune Review: Former Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett reprises role as teacher with college courses
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh gains national reputation as hub for preventing computer hacks
Tribune Review: Tom Smith, conservative who challenged Casey for Senate, dies at 67
WESA: Annual Revenue For PA Casinos Jumps $6 Million With Table Games
WESA: As Charter Schools Become Divisive, Two Parents Give Their Take

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: No agreement reached in Peters Township schools
Altoona Mirror: Blair County Prison puts staffing plan on hold
Altoona Mirror: Bill shows little hope for road fund boost
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Bar owners want another chance at gambling
Beaver County Times: Math is a problem for Pennsylvania schoolchildren

NEPA
Citizens Voice: District Attorney race turns negative as election nears
Standard Speaker: Budget standoff drives new attention to gambling
Times Leader: Local school districts and colleges slow to stock drug that counters overdoses
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna commissioner candidates discuss economy
Times-Tribune: Carbondale aims to boost early learning

South Central
Patriot-News: Dauphin County Dems recognize importance of Pa. Supreme Court vacancies
Patriot-News: Wolf makes pitch for a budget that breaks from ‘status quo’
Patriot-News: Are Justice Eakin’s emails ‘just jokes’ or a darker cloud on the Pa. Supreme Court?
Patriot-News: Out-of-state travel by Pa. employees continues despite budget impasse
Patriot-News: Activist’s complaint asking for disbarment of Kathleen Kane spurs inquiry
Carlisle Sentinel: Big Spring senior dedicates time to CARE initiative, dual-enrollment program
Carlisle Sentinel: The community comes together to celebrate 30th anniversary of Project SHARE
Central Penn Business Journal: Dinner could be next deadline for state budget

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Patient denied access to her medical records
Morning Call: Brent Saunders, Parkland grad, is the Lehigh Valley’s $150 billion dealmaker
Morning Call: Western Pa. congressman for House speaker?
Morning Call: John Cusick, Lori Vargo Heffner compete in Northampton County’s battleground District 3
Reading Eagle: Police pensions cause tension for municipalities
Reading Eagle: Pottstown partnership spending at $100,000 for the year

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: City council, mayor, county commissioner forums this week
Sun-Gazette: Governor: Property, corporate taxes too high
Sun-Gazette: Attorneys volunteer to help with heroes’ wills
Daily Times: Gatesburg rallies to replace stolen statues
Daily Times: Punkin’ Chunkin’ raises money for the Howard Fire Company

Opinion
Inquirer: The race that isn’t
Daily News: Letters: Bernie’s always stood for blacks
Philly420: Waiting to feel the Bern
Delco Daily Times: State government not serving the voters
Delco Daily Times: In Harrisburg, don’t bet on leadership
Patriot-News: With Supreme Court election, voters have a chance to clean house – they should take it
Patriot-News: Stuck in campaign mode, Wolf is making it harder to get a #PaBudget deal
Observer-Reporter: A new life for old structures
Tribune Review: It’s time for Gov. Wolf to bounce Kathleen Kane
Altoona Mirror: Budget mess putting Pennsylvania at risk
Pocono Record: Financial literacy is a life skill
Times-Tribune: Policy deficit, but politics has surplus
Reading Eagle: More gambling will not resolve Pennsylvania’s budget

Blogs
Citified: The one race to watch in November’s Philly election
Commonwealth Foundation: Wolf claims more student hostages
TheNotebook: Fair funding campaign analyzes Pa. budget proposals
The LuLac Political Letter: The LuLac Edition #3049, October 17, 2015

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