10/21 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Steele uses Cosby to attack Castor, Santarsiero asserts he has the party’s support and we take an in-depth look at the PA-Sen third quarter FEC reports. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Steele Attacks Castor over Bill Cosby in New TV Ad (VIDEO): The Democratic nominee asks why the former Montco DA never prosecuted the comedian.

PA-Sen: Q3 A Look at John Fetterman’s First FEC Report: So far the Braddock Mayor has not received any PAC money.

PA-Sen: Q3: A Deep Dive into Toomey’s Fundraising Report: An in-depth look at the Senator’s latest FEC filing.

PA-8: Santarsiero Contends He’s Locked Up Bucks Dems Endorsement: The Congressional candidate says that he already has the requisite 60% of county committee people pledged to his campaign.

Reader Poll: Will Dwight Evans Challenge Chaka Fattah?: We ask our readers whether the influential State Rep. will enter the PA-2 Democratic primary.

Reader Poll: Majority Disapprove of Mayor Papenfuse’s Job Performance: Nearly two-thirds of our readers feel negatively about the Harrisburg Mayor.

Statewide
PA Independent: With Wolf opposition looming, paycheck protection could take long road
Capitolwire: House GOP sends to Senate bill to alter state’s regulatory review process
Capitolwire: Senate Judiciary Committee looking to retool civil asset forfeiture law
PLSReporter: Capitol Quick Hits for 10.20.15
PLSReporter: PA takes first step in changing how appellate judges are selected
StateImpactPA: Lawyers say FERC hinders appeals on pipeline projects

Philadelphia
Heard in the Hall: Rendell, Nutter endorse… an independent
WHYY Newsworks: Partisan polarity dims chances of reducing gun violence, poll finds
WHYY Newsworks: Senate Democrats block ‘sanctuary cities’ legislation
Philadelphia Business Journal: Pa. Supreme Court disbars former Philly judge
Philadelphia Business Journal: With Biden, Pa. swings red in 2016: Poll
Inquirer: Wolf says he cannot advance money to strapped public schools
Philly.com: Ryan to seek speakership if unity candidate of House GOP (AP)
KYW Newsradio: Speculation continues over whether Biden will announce Presidential run

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Kane to outline her duties after license suspension begins
Pottstown Mercury: Control of Montco commissioners’ board at stake in Nov. election
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville district protest property tax relief reductions
Daily Local News: Election 2015: Phoenixville Borough Council will add new faces
Delco Daily Times: Delaware County Council debate cancelled after Democratic candidates withdraw

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald denies poaching Kennametal
Tribune Review: Allegheny County controller Wagner claims her email was hacked
Tribune Review: Western Pennsylvania drone operators welcome new registration rule
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pennsylvania’s $23M problem – and why it’s a big issue in Pittsburgh
WESA: Councilman Calls Bill Passage “New Era Of Transparency In Government”
WESA: Legislation Takes Aim At “Ghost Teachers,” Union Fires Back
WESA: New Hulton Bridge Opens
KDKA: Wolf Says Legislators In Denial, While Turzai Predicts Bi-Partisan Budget Will Pass Over Wolf’s Veto
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh City Council passes new campaign-finance rules
Post-Gazette: Amid budget crisis, Pa. lawmakers voice concern for human service programs, agencies
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf says he will not allow funds to go toward struggling school districts until budget is passed
Early Returns: Supreme Court: The GOP strikes back

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Somerset County to launch day reporting center for non-violent criminals, hire manager
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Agencies aim to link displaced workers with local jobs; some hoping for Trade Act relief
Altoona Mirror: Budget delay threatens social services
Altoona Mirror: Mayoral hopefuls to debate

NEPA
Times Leader: Pipeline worker defends gas industry
Times-Tribune: Lisi wants to build bridges on Scranton board
Standard Speaker: Luzerne budget negotiations set to begin today
Pocono Record: Joe Sestak speaks with ES South H.S. students

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Greater Carlisle Project continues long-term planning
Patriot News: Joint Compost Facility awarded fund increase
York Daily Record: Dover considers school reconfiguration
York Daily Record: York City Council passed amendment on Foreclosure Property Registry and Maintenance
York Dispatch: Hemp rally will be in York City

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Rep. Mike Kelly would consider run for U.S. House Speaker
Reading Eagle: Problems anticipated in reading with the fire pension board
Reading Eagle: Health care costs integral to Reading’s 2016 budget
Reading Eagle: UGI sues Reading

North by Northwest
Campaign ’15: League of Women Voters active in judicial race
Centre Daily Times: Language arts program improving in BEA
Centre Daily Times: Commissioners debate up to the grand jury
Centre Daily Times: State College Council hears traffic report
Centre Daily Times: Toll Brothers development plan extended

Opinion
Inquirer: Millennials to candidates:Support progress
Inquirer: Responding to the discontent
Post-Gazette: Low blows: Negative ads have no place in Supreme Court race
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: ‘Catalyst for energy, growth’
Observer-Reporter: State’s civil asset forfeiture laws must be changed
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre Walmart shooting offers insight into our well-trained police force
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre Area School District’s appeal for financial guidance a good sign, if genuine

Blogs
Keystone Politics: Update: Tom Wolf opposes crippling state agency regulatory authority
Keystone Politics: PA Republican bill up for a vote today would gut state agencies’ rule-making authority
Citified: Independent Council Candidate Andrew Stober endorsed by Nutter and Rendell
Keystone Crossroads: Capitol recap: Why the budget impasse hasn’t affected a quarter billion dollars in municipal pension aid
WHYY Newsworks: National Republican group running attack ad in Pa. Supreme Court race
WHYY Newsworks: Trump drags the Republicans back to 9/11

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