10/2 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Sims prepares congressional run, Kane charged with another perjury count and Fetterman calls McGinty the establishment candidate. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-2: Brian Sims Appears to Be Running for Congress: The State Rep. seems on the verge of jumping into the Democratic primary against Chaka Fattah.

BREAKING: Kane Charged with Another Count of Perjury: This new charge stems from the search of the AG’s office last month.

Stollsteimer Reveals Campaign Leadership: The AG Democratic hopeful unveiled a list of four notable individuals who will serve as senior officials in his campaign.

PA-Sen: Fetterman Calls McGinty the Party’s Preferred Candidate (VIDEO): A conservative video tracking organization has posted video of Fetterman’s comments.

Morganelli Creates Political Action Committee: The Northampton County DA takes another step closer to a 2016 run for Attorney General.

Who is Frank Fina?: A look at Kathleen Kane’s enemy.

PLS Reporter: IFO: Revenue trends continue to beat estimates
State House Sound Bites: Kane faces additional charges
State House Sound Bites: Moderate Republicans wait for Wolf’s call
PA Independent: Auditor General says budget impasse is killing schools
Capitolwire: PA General Assembly floor action recap for Sept. 30, 2015
StateImpactPA: Nuclear industry execs bemoan nukes role in Clean Power Plan
StateImpactPA: EPA sets tougher ozone standard, but not tough enough for some greens

WHYY Newsworks: Hite plan for Philly district: More charter conversions, closings, turnarounds and new schools
Inquirer: County officials ‘very troubled’ over Harrisburg inaction
Inquirer: State Rep. Brian Sims weighs challenge to Fattah
Inquirer: Pa. lawmakers move closer to legalizing medical marijuana
Inquirer: ‘I did not write that:’ Philly councilman in dust-up over fundraising pitch
CapitolInq: Booker, bipartisan coalition introduce sweeping sentencing reforms

Montgomery Media: Wissahickon School Board postpones $21 million aquatics center, central plant project
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County to continue funding human services through October
Delco Daily Times: Gunman opens fire at Oregon college; at least nine people dead
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

WESA: Putting Long-Term Unemployed Back To Work In Pittsburgh
WESA: Investigating State Police Misconduct
Pittsburgh Business Times: New ozone standard too strict for businesses, too weak for environmentalists
Pittsburgh Business Times: House Republican wants to force a vote on reviving the Export-Import Bank
Tribune Review: Grants move Allegheny Land Trust toward goal for Franklin Park project
Post-Gazette: RAD budget increased to $94.7M for 2016
Post-Gazette: Governor’s office imposes hiring freeze, travel ban
Post-Gazette: EPA looks to reduce acceptable standard for ground level ozone pollution
Early Returns: Supporting McCarthy (or not)

Altoona Mirror: Blair County to supervise CDBG funding
Beaver County Times: Senate candidate McGinty visits United Steelworkers picket line
Observer-Reporter: Pushak’s trial postponed amid dispute over evidence

Citizens Voice: New perjury charge filed against AG Kane
Pocono Record: Top bid for Buck Hill Inn is $750,000
Times-Tribune: West Scranton, Scranton forfeit football games
Times-Tribune: DEP takes leachate samples, inspects businesses
Times Leader: Casey pushes legislation to combat opiod addiction and overdoses
Times Leader: NEPA lawmakers weigh in on federal stopgap spending issue

South Central
Patriot-News: Gov. Tom Wolf: Pennsylvania is ‘preparing for the worst’ with Hurricane Joaquin
Patriot-News: Prosecutors say it’s too early to argue statute of limitations questions in Stephen Reed case
Patriot-News: Latest perjury charge hinges on whether AG Kane signed secrecy oath
Patriot-News: ‘You’re asking new guys to cast votes that may end their careers,’ W.Pa lawmaker says of looming Wolf tax vote, report
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle Area test scores exceed state average
Carlisle Sentinel: Hampden residents to see fee on sewer bills

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Kathleen Kane facing new perjury charges
Morning Call: Allentown City Hall FBI probe expands with eight new names
Morning Call: Keith Morris named interim police chief
Morning Call: What do Lehigh Valley voters think of Donald Trump?
Reading Eagle: No wrongdoing found in case against Wally Scott
Reading Eagle: Berks nonprofit groups reeling due to state budget impasse

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Health system moving toward partnership or affiliation
Sun-Gazette: Young at Heart
Sun-Gazette: Judge dismisses lawsuit by New York landlord
Daily Times: Volunteers fan out across Centre County for Day of Caring
Daily Times: State audit finds Penns Valley Area School District in compliance

Philly.com: Self-inflicted irrelevance is harming Congress
Altoona Mirror: Pope lays important foundation
Pocono Record: Inmates’ dog training program benefits all
Tribune Review: Tower of babble
Post-Gazette: No surprises: It’s wrong to bill patients for care they don’t select
Reading Eagle: Kane may be right, but it doesn’t matter
Patriot-News: Something to look forward to? Lawmakers punched each other during 1977, ’91 tax votes
Bucks County Courier Times: Test scores fall, but don’t worry
Delco Daily Times: Gun in schools: No fun and games
Delco Daily Times: Gov. Wolf must protect services for juveniles
Delco Daily Times: Reproductive rights assault is fundamentally immoral

Citified: Post-Pope, frustrated Nutter asks Philly: What kind of city do you want to be?
Keystone Crossroads: Johnstown’s Economic Forecast: Green and growing
Commonwealth Foundation: Tax Hike Vote: Four things to know

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