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10/2 Morning Buzz

Harrisburg Capitol stepsCorbett gets a new press secretary, a poll shows support for liquor privatization, and the federal shutdown enters its 2nd day. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Politically Uncorrected: Are Pennsylvania Democrats Too Optimistic?: Terry Madonna and Michael Young question the conventional wisdom that Gov. Corbett is in trouble and list the inherent advantages of the incumbent.

Corbett Names New Press Secretary: Jay Pagni, who served in the Governor’s Budget Office, has been promoted to Press Secretary. Pagni is replacing Kevin Harley who resigned in August.

McGinty Demands More Funding for Hunger Program: Gubernatorial candidate Katie McGinty called for more funding for state hunger programs. Her message came in honor of September being Hunger Action Month.

Klink Rules Out Lt. Gov Bid: Former Congressman Ron Klink put an end to rumors that he is seeking a possible run for Lieutenant Governor.

CF/KP Poll: 61% Support Liquor Privatization: A poll commissioned by a conservative blog and a progressive blog found 61% of respondents support privatizing liquor sales. The poll was conducted by proponents of the measure, but they were open with their methodology.

Galloway Co-Sponsors LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill…Again: One day after telling PoliticsPA he had problems with HB 300, Rep. Galloway announced he is signing back on as a co-sponsor. Apparently a talk with Rep. Sims made all the difference.

Dent Only PA Rep to Buck Party on Shutdown Showdown: Rep. Charlie Dent was the only member of Congress to vote against his party during the battle to fund the government. Attempts by Rep. Dent to lead some fellow Republicans to pass a clean CR were not successful.

Capitolwire: Lawmakers hit the field to battle hunger
Capitolwire: Keystone Research Center offers concerns about Grell’s pension reform plan
PA Independent: Plan to stop double taxation of PA businesses clears House committee
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: Support grows for Pennsylvania online voter registration
StateImpactPA: Obama’s pick for top energy regulator withdraws
StateImpactPA: Environmental groups sue regulators to protect Delaware River fish from energy facilities
StateImpactPA: New Corbett campaign ad touts Marcellus Shale benefits to PA and the planet
StateImpactPA: Bill aims to curb royalty check deductions

Inquirer: Facing criticism as NAACP chair and Coatesville board member
Inquirer: Historical site closures disappoint Philadelphia tourists
Inquirer: New push for change on same-sex marriage in Pa.
Commonwealth Confidential: Liquor Liberty
Heard in the Hall: Fire union wants police department to inspect fire fleet
PhillyClout: Administration releases list of recent Mayor’s Box attendees
CapitolInq: GOP’s LoBiondo, Meehan: time for House to change course
WHYY Newsworks: Excitement, indifference surround ‘launch’ of health care marketplace in Philly
KYW Newsradio: As Government Shutdown Begins, Politician E-Mailing Proceeds Unabated

Pottstown Mercury: Pa. House votes against school tax elimination
Pottstown Mercury: Local impacts of government shutdown hard to gauge on first day
Delco Daily Times: ELECTION 2013: Mayor, borough council positions up for grabs in Lansdowne
Montgomery Media: Montgomery County Register of Wills appeals court decision on same-sex marriage licenses
Montgomery Media: Hatboro council OKs graffiti ordinance
Montgomery Media: Taxpayers swarm Harrisburg to demand property tax relief

Tribune Review: Pennsylvania health insurance website opens, shakes off glitches
Post-Gazette: Shutdown of federal government begins to take hold in Downtown Pittsburgh
KDKA: Health insurance for uninsured launched today under Obamacare

Beaver County Times: Christiana to unveil bill to address hospital ‘contract fiasco’
Observer-Reporter: Government shutdown having little initial impact here
Observer-Reporter: Pa. House votes against school tax elimination
Altoona Mirror: Shutdown affects various sectors

Times Leader: Local unemployment rate ticks up slightly
Times Leader: Indoor water park bringing 1,500 jobs to region
Times-Tribune: Bill that lets Pennsylvania judges work five years longer advances
Times-Tribune: From renovation to demolition for Lincoln-Jackson Elementary School
Times-Tribune: Newton Twp. police chief boost pension amid lax oversight

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer: Local Legislators Squabble over the government shutdown
Carlisle Central: Cumberland County faces deficits as funding questions linger in budget
Patriot News: Obamacare exchange rollout: lots of glitches
Patriot News: Mechanicsburg Borough Council votes to support the consolidation of the community’s two volunteer fire companies
Patriot News: Government shutdown: Pennsylvania congressional delegates weigh in on their votes
Patriot News: Pennsylvania State House votes down amendment to replace property taxes with higher state income and sales taxes
Patriot News: Bill requiring public schools to offer online courses emerges from Pa. House Education Committee
York Daily Record: York County and surrounding region feel the impact of partial federal government shutdown
York Daily Record: York council mulls city finances
York Dispatch: Attorney General: Beware of health signup scams

Lehigh Valley
AP: Pennsylvania house votes against school tax elimination
WFMZ: How will federal government shutdown affect you?
Express-Times: Government shutdown impact felt in Lehigh Valley, northwestern New Jersey
Morning Call: Obamacare opens with a rocky start
Morning Call: Unplanned frustration on Obamacare marketplaces

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Council candidate Horton to have fundraiser
Progress News: Clearfield County approves extension
Gant Daily: Thompson Issues Statement on Funding the Government and Ending the Shutdown
Bradford Era: Local Impact Of Government Shutdown Unclear
Express: SEDA-COG, Clinton to partner in nat-gas study
Sun-Gazette: Senator sees compromise as unlikely
Sun-Gazette: Dems picnic focuses on good food, candidates and getting out the vote

Morning Call: Sexual orientation discrimination is target of Browne bill
Times-Tribune: Historic day for health care
Patriot News: Shutdown’s real casualty could be debt default: Guest Editorial
Patriot News: The Republicans’ shutdown sham: Guest Editorial Joe Biden- Delivering on health care

Above Average Jane: Constitution Center Will Remain Open During Shutdown
Commonwealth Foundation: Pennsylvanians Want Full Liquor Privatization
Commonwealth Foundation: Yes, Union Dues Fund Politics
Commonwealth Foundation: Guest Post: Opening Up Alcohol Market Competition is the Correct Liberal Position
Bals Blog: Political Dysfunction
Third and State: How life changing this will be for people who thought they would die without health insurance
LuLac Political Editor: Very Unpopular Huh?
Pennsylvania Progressive: ObamaCare Exchanges Open
Pennsylvania Progressive: Shutdown
John Hanger’s Facts of The Day: IKEA Sells Solar Systems For Less Than $10,000
John Hanger’s Facts of The Day: Shock Fact: Colorado Utility Official Filing States Solar Is Competitive With Gas
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Dent on NPR: We Have “Fundamental Obligation” to Govern
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Dent, Cartwright on Looming Gov’t Shutdown … Again
Keystone Politics: 54% of PA Democrats Support Alcohol Reform
Keystone Politics: Matt Cartwright on the Republican Party’s Government Shutdown
Keystone Politics: Shutdown Brought to You By Uneducated Rural White People
Keystone Politics: Maybe Democrats Shouldn’t Nominate the Rape Joke Candidate for Lt. Governor
Keystone Politics: Pat Meehan Wants Backsies on His Shutdown Vote

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