10/23 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kane releases more emails, Sestak’s Q3 totals underwhelm and Harper tests Wolf against Wagner in York County. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Harper Poll: Wagner Beats Wolf in York County: The two York natives are pitted against each other in a hypothetical match-up.

Kane Pledges to Release All of Eakin’s Emails: The Attorney General will reveal all of the questionable messages sent and received by the Supreme Court Justice.

PA-Sen: Q3: Sestak Raises $551K, Has $2.4M COH: The Democratic Senate candidate was outraised by his opponent Katie McGinty in the third quarter.

Kane Blames Beemer for Previous Inquiry into Eakin’s Emails: The Attorney General passes the buck onto her First Deputy on the issue of Justice Eakin’s inappropriate emails.

Castor Responds to Steele’s Cosby Charges (VIDEO): The GOP nominee asserts in new ad that it was his opponent who failed to prosecute the famous comedian.

Franco Harris Films TV Ad for Anne Covey (VIDEO): The Hall of Fame running back is featured in the latest commercial for the State Supreme Court candidate.

Statewide
State Impact PA: EPA ‘encouraged’ by states’ responses to Clean Power Plan
PLS Reporter: VIDEO: Wolf comments on Attorney General Kane law license suspension, budget
PLS Reporter: VIDEO: Gov. Wolf announces expanded plow truck tracking technology
PLS Reporter: Right to Know Law update bill clears Senate
Capitolwire: Gov. Wolf signs two bills into law
Capitolwire: Bipartisan bill to improve government transparency wins unanimous House OK

Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: Phila. DA urges students to speak up if they see bullying
KYW Newsradio: In Philadelphia, it really pays to vote
KYW Newsradio: Bill to hold architects accountable for unsafe demolition and construction goes to city council
KYW Newsradio: Student loan crisis to get Philadelphia city council scrutiny
Inquirer: Kane releases offensive emails
Inquirer: Penn Law honors “what might have been”
Inquirer: N.J. Senate overrides Christie for first time
Heard in the Hall: A Brady embrace for Clinton before Benghazi hearing
Philly.com: Paul Ryan is in, will seek job of House Speaker (AP)
WHYY Newsworks: Amid Pa. budget standoff, Wolf may suspend horse racing
WHYY Newsworks: Once a powerhouse, splintered Montco GOP expects to remain minority on county commission
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. open-records bill shielding addresses heads to state House

SEPA
Daily Local News: Local Democrats weigh in on Biden
Daily Local News: Wynn, Maffei, Geist and Siedenbuehl vie for 2 seats on CASB
Bucks County Courier Times: Lower Makerfield board authorizes audit of public works finances
Bucks County Courier Times: Legislation would allow first responders to solicit roadside donations
Bucks County Courier Times: No tax increase in preliminary Lower Makerfield budget
Pottstown Mercury: Protests stall Pa. charter school payments
Delco Daily Times: Delco U.S. Rep, Meehan backs Ryan for new Speaker of House
Montgomery Media: Souderton manager: ‘Either no tax increase or a nominal increase’
Montgomery Media: Election 2015: Three Cheltenham Board of Commissioners seats to be contested

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Budget Confrontation With Gov. Wolf In Connellsville Called A Political Set Up
WESA: PUC Says Utility Companies Can’t Charge For Paper Bills
WESA: The Politics Of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court Race
Pittsburgh Business Times: Speakers urge $15-an-hour minimum wage for Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times: As vote on Export-Import Bank nears, manufacturers assess the damage caused by agency’s lapse
Tribune Review: Philadelphia Gas Works agrees to ‘aggressively’ replace dangerous old gas lines
Tribune Review: Shale executives raise pressure against severance tax
Post-Gazette: Lawsuit contends mentally ill criminals in Pa. face harsh hurdles on path to trial
Post-Gazette: AG Kane’s office releases to reporters examples of justice’s ‘offensive’ emails
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh VA appoints third interim director in a year

Southwest
Beaver County Times: PA Cyber out $10 million after state treasurer stops charter school payments
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria County scrambling to pay bills as state budget deadlock continues
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Shuster’s $325 billion transportation bill ready for markup

NEPA
Times Leader: WB council approves installation of stop signs and spending for bullet-proof vests
Times Leader: Exeter officials: No plans to dissolve police department, despite critic’s claims
Times Leader: Pittston City Council approves application for Community Development Block Grant Program fund
Times-Tribune: Kane’s driver, Reese, transferred to narcotics unit
Wayne Independent: Impasse affects Human Services programs
News Item: One inmate remains in suit against county prison

South Central
Patriot News:  State racing fund low, tracks might be shut down
Patriot News:  Increased penalties for illegal gun possession
Patriot News:  Parking officials guilty of $872k error
York Daily Record:  York voters concerned with rising taxes
York Daily Record: Live coverage of proposed shopping center

Lehigh Valley
Capitol Ideas: Rep. Dent endorses Paul Ryan
Morning Call:  Allentown candidates on the FBI raid
Morning Call:  No decision on zoning of Rosemont Elementary School
Reading Eagle:  No property tax increase in West Pottsgrove
Reading Eagle:  Andrew J. Kensey new Amity Township police chief

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette:  Use of $419k policy to hire more cops
Williamsport Sun Gazette:  $1.1 million development investment approved by Council
Williamsport Sun Gazette:  Lock Haven student selected for National Student Advisory Council
Erie Times-News: Millcreek candidates forum

Opinion
Philly.com: Guv could use budget partners
Bucks County Courier Times: No budget, no help
Tribune Review: Pa. shouldn’t rush into EPA diktats
Post-Gazette: Biden stays out: It’s the best decision for him and his party
Times-Tribune: Joe says it won’t be so
Times-Tribune: It’s just General

Blogs
PA Budget and Policy Center: Why the budget matters: Way No. 4 — Pre-kindergarten funding
Citified: One of Mayor Nutter’s last proposals is probably already dead
Bals Blog: Pathetic and a glaring lack of accomplishment
WHYY Newsworks: Debate, Biden, Benghazi: Hillary’s very good month
Commonwealth Foundation: Audio: Guilty until proven innocent?
Keystone Crossroads: Harrisburg’s mayor calls for closer look at parking system

2 Responses

  1. When do we get to see the released porn email, not just hear about them in media articles? The public deserves to have easy access to ALL the emails being discussed, so we can see for ourselves and make our own judgments, rather than depending on media descriptions or the courts and AG.

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