10/27 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6The President is coming on Sunday, Corbett uses Halloween to scare voters from Wolf and Sen. Washington pleads guilty. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

10/24 Ups & Downs: Bill Clinton is coming to Pennsylvania, Mike Stack wants to wear two hats and the State Supreme Court scandal sinks even deeper into the mud.

PA-Gov: President Obama to Campaign with Tom Wolf on Nov. 2: The President of the United States is coming to Philadelphia next Sunday to stump for Wolf.

PA-Gov: Corbett Tries to Scare Voters with Halloween-Themed Ad (VIDEO): Gov. Corbett wants you to be afraid of a Tom Wolf Administration.

State Senator LeAnna Washington Will Enter Guilty Plea: She was charged with using taxpayer resources to plan fundraisers.

Politically Uncorrected: A Tie in the U.S. Senate: Turning Even into Odd: What would a 50-50 Senate look like?

PA-Gov Round-Up: Last in Jobs and Tripled Taxes?: We take a look at the events of the last week in the state’s gubernatorial race.

PA-10: Scott Brion Releases First TV Ad: Brion connects to his home district in his first television ad.

SD-46: Bartolotta Hits Solobay in New Ad (VIDEO): The GOP nominee tries to use Sen. Solobay’s tenure against him in her latest commercial.

Statewide
PA Independent: The Tom Wolf income tax plan: Legislative and legal hurdles
PA Independent: New technologies help clean up coal piles from PA communities
StateImpactPA: Governor Tom Corbett says the impact fee is still the best deal for Pennsylvanians
StateImpactPA: Democrat Tom Wolf talks extraction tax and protecting the environment
StateImpactPA: While pushing gas tax, Wolf vague on how much money would stay local

Philadelphia
Inquirer: SEPTA union authorizes strike
Inquirer: A growing force in Pa.: Independent voters
Inquirer: For Tom Wolf, a campaign – and a life – of learning
Inquirer: Harrisburg Democrats won’t pay for sting defenses
Philly.com: Philadelphia collects $3.5M from red-light cameras
Newsworks: SEPTA union authorizes strike, but no work stoppage expected Monday
Newsworks: Of pigeons and pets: Pa. animal rights bill dies

SEPA
Mercury: Limerick supervisors hear plans for moving police station
Courier Times: Area hospitals prepare to respond to Ebola
Daily Times: Delco officials learn lessons from Ferguson
Local News: With 8th Congressional seat at stake, Fitzpatrick, Strouse square off in debate at Bristol campus of the Bucks County Community College
Daily Local News: Barclay supporters vow to continue fight despite funding shortfall
Daily Local News: Regional police plan proposed for Kennett area
Daily Local News: Participants reflect on WCU debate for the 6th District

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Corbett, Wolf resort to sticks, stones to attract attention
Tribune Review: Critics claim state Attorney General Kane puts politics first
Tribune Review: Suspended Pa. Supreme Court Justice McCaffery won’t be charged over wife’s referral fees
Tribune Review: 55th House candidates relying on relationships with voters, not media advertising
Tribune Review: Health care law compliance complex for employers
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania legislative redistricting to take full effect in state House elections
Tribune Review: Wolf, Corbett stump in Western Pennsylvania
Tribune Review: Corbett vows to protect coal industry at Armstrong County rally
Early Returns: Corbett says he’s confident
Early Returns: Corbett: Vin Diesel likes Pgh
Early Returns: Chainsaws, Shining twins and income taxes
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Ebola expert Amesh Adalja in demand all over the world

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Law formalizes military enhancement commission
Beaver County Times: Wolf in Aliquippa Sunday after Corbett visits Beaver
Observer-Reporter: Tom Wolf to make campaign stops in Waynesburg, Washington
Observer-Reporter: Activists oppose oil firm’s breast cancer donation
Observer-Reporter:  Pa. congressional races could produce surprises
Observer-Reporter: 9th Congressional District remains GOP stronghold
Altoona Mirror: State monitors travelers for Ebola
Tribune Democrat: Wolf defends plan for change to state income tax
Tribune Democrat:  Candidate: Act 47 program ‘a Band-Aid’
Tribune Review: Wolf calls for ‘decisive’ action to tackle blight
Tribune Review:  Obama to make Philadelphia campaign stop for Wolf
Tribune Review:  Corbett-Wolf: Pennsylvania campaign spending record falls
Tribune Review:  Painkillers a gateway to other drugs, Wolf says

NEPA
Pocono Record: PA. Congressional race could produce surprises
Standard Speaker: Police: Man lied about Frein asking for forged identity to cross Canadian border
Standard Speaker: Commuter tax struck down by judge
Times Leader: PA to monitor travelers for Ebola

South Central
Sentinel:  Draft transportation plan open for public comment
AP: Corbett attacks Wolf tax plan as election looms
AP: Philadelphia collects $3.5 million from red-light cameras
AP: Gov. Tom Corbett, Tom Wolf take campaigns to Pittsburgh
Daily Record: Prescription drug abuse bill stirs controversy over privacy
Dispatch: Big differences between Perry, Thompson come out in debate
Intelligencer/Era: Control of the state’s top post could mean two very different futures

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Fitzpatrick, Strouse spar on abortion, Ebola, other issues
Reading Eagle:The race for governor: How Wolf and Corbett say they’ll add jobs
Reading Eagle: Education plays key role in Corbett, Wolf plans
Express Times: New Saucon Valley schools superintendent Monica McHale-Small talks goals for future

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: Candidates weigh in on militarized police
Centre Daily Times: Environmental group criticizes Penns Valley biomass burner

Opinion
Times Leader: Letter to the Editor: Congressional candidate Dr. David Moylan preferred for pro-life stance
Times Tribune: New face of merit selection
Pocono Record: Scavello has worked hard for taxpayers
Pocono Record: Scavello has integrity, good humor, grace
Tribune Review: Leaders turn a deaf ear to suggestions
Tribune Review: Don’t blame Corbett, blame the legislature
Altoona Mirror: Mistakes were made with Ebola
Altoona Mirror: Puppies can’t get job done in Harrisburg
Tribune Review: Heyl: Eliminate irrelevancy of lieutenant governor’s office
Tribune Review: Beat Ebola like polio
Tribune Review: Notes on the state of things
Post-Gazette:  First Person / Ebola is low on my list of concerns
Philly.com: Magnetic forces that attract voters
Philly.com: How to put order back in Pa. courts
Daily News: DN Editorial: The cost of our bad policing
Inquirer: Campaign of contrasts
Mercury: EDITORIAL: Costello-Trivedi debate offers little drama
Daily Times: Editorial: Pa. Legislature caves in to the NRA
Patriot News:  You can laugh, but being lt. gov is sort of a big deal. And Jim Cawley is better: Charlie Gerow
Patriot News:  Keep his Senate seat? If he wins LG, Mike Stack will have enough to do: Tony May
Dispatch: OP-ED: Pa. charities’ tax status fight deserves taxpayers’ attention

Blogs
Pittston Politics: No difference between Cipriani & Kaufer in TL article
Commonwealth Foundation: What are Their Priorities?
Commonwealth Foundation: PLCB Ethics Scandal (Again)
Commonwealth Foundation: Huge Premium Hikes Expected in PA Exchange

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