10/27 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Dems get a new Executive Director, we examine Sestak’s latest FEC report and Rep. Pitts is chosen for the Planned Parenthood committee. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA Dems Name New Executive Director: The Democrats are bringing in one of Governor Wolf’s top staffers.

George Under Fire for LGBT Comments: The GOP Supreme Court candidate is being scrutinized for his conduct during a 1988 murder case.

PA-Sen: Q3: A Deep Dive Into Joe Sestak’s FEC Filing: An in-depth look at the candidate’s latest fundraising report.

PA-16: Pitts Named to Planned Parenthood Panel: The Congressman was one of eight members chosen by Speaker of the House John Boehner.

PA-Sen: McGinty Calls for $15/hr Minimum Wage: The Senate Democratic candidate laid out her latest policy proposal.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Suicide attempt due to halted services at nonprofit
State House Sound Bites: Whether Kane can do her job with a suspended law license
PLSReporter: Committee overseeing Kane’s removal announced
PLSReporter: Lack of progress in GOP budget talks
PLSReporter: No recess for Senate until budget is made
Capitolwire: Senate probe of AG Kane begins
Capitolwire: Obama asks states to cut back on standardized test time and prep
Capitolwire: Budget resolution ‘a lot closer … than folks realize,’ says optimistic Sen. Costa

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Inspector General to investigate L&I
Inquirer: Donatucci up for 10th term
Inquirer: Local principal named National Educator of the Year
Philadelphia Business Journal: Philadelphia-based Pep Boys acquired by company in Tennessee
Philadelphia Business Journal: College GameDay in Philly on Saturday

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Competitive Chester County DA race
Pottstown Mercury: Candidates for Pottstown’s Fourth Ward seat
Delco Daily Times: Legal fees high and at taxpayers’ expense for the turnpike scandal
Delco Daily Times: Defamation case on Montgomery County Commissioner
Montgomery Media: Abington School Board member resigns

Pittsburgh
WTAE: More local gas industry jobs going to out-of-state workers
WTAE: Tax increase on sales or income seen as unlikely in deal
WTAE: Congress, White House strike deal to raise debt ceiling
Pittsburgh Business Times: House Speaker Paul Ryan, the debt limit and 3 other things to watch in Congress this week
Pittsburgh Business Times: Public support for Tea Party hits record low, Gallup finds
Early Returns: Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today
Tribune Review: Senate candidate McGinty would work to increase minimum wage to $15
Tribune Review: Allegheny County urges voters to double-check polling locations
Post-Gazette: State Senate takes out $9 million loan to pay its employees
Post-Gazette: State medical society against legislative bill to legalize medical marijuana

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Board member to make public a report on preventing misconduct in Johnstown Redevelopment Authority
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Tax increase on sales or income seen as unlikely in deal
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Speaker Boehner pushes for budget deal before leaving House
Observer-Reporter: A look at the race for Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Beaver County Times: Beaver County GOP chief cries foul about Democratic commissioners mailer that lacks financial disclosure

NEPA
Times Leader: Baker named to Senate committee that could recommend AG Kane’s removal from office
Times Leader: Luzerne County DA candidates to appear Thursday at public forum
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton writes off a write-in campaign
Pocono Record: Two seek seat in Eldred Twp. supervisor race
Citizen Voice: State budget woes deepen for counties
Citizens Voice: Barletta asks Wolf to release federal schools funds

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer: Pa. schools struggle to find substitute teachers; Unfilled spots doubled at Penn Manor last year
Lancaster Intelligencer: Lower voter turnout expected for municipal elections
Patriot-News: Horse racing shutdown would be ‘economically damaging’ to Pennsylvania breeders
Patriot-News: Court to seek out-of-county judge for former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed’s case
Patriot-News: Pa. Senate installs panel charged with examining Kathleen Kane’s ability to run Attorney General’s office
Carlisle Sentinel: 18 federal prisoners to be released Nov. 1 in Pa.’s middle district
Carlisle Sentinel: Commissioners Board approves compensation formula, policy
Carlisle Sentinel: Eichelberger flyer raises Sentinel endorsement misconceptions
Lebanon Daily News: Lebanon County Republicans gather at Gap

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Head of Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission speaks in Wyomissing
WFMZ: Landfill pumping thousands into candidates’ election efforts
WFMZ: Judy Schwank on Senate committee looking into Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane
Morning Call: Hillary Clinton leads key Republicans in PA
Express-Times: New $11M Easton City Hall opens
Express-Times: Phillipsburg mayoral candidates tout experience, visions

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Badams to talk budget impasse in Harrisburg
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Public hearing Tuesday on hot gun issue

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Not so open: The House must fix the Senate public records bill
Post-Gazette: Final account: The Benghazi panel’s report must be bias-free
Tribune Review: Dealing with illegals: Ending false choices
Tribune Review: U.N. Watch: Better ‘relief’
Erie Times-News: Kevin Cuneo: Campaign seems quiet
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Finally, doing the right thing in Afghanistan
Lancaster Intelligencer: Suspension should do it: Kane needs to step down
York Dispatch: Flooding an election issue for 123 million Americans
Carlisle Sentinel: Goldberg: Trump’s early success a wake-up call
Reading Eagle: Database needed to maintain proper use of quadcopters
Morning Call: Pennsylvania budget victim of rigid factions
Philly.com: Lawyers’ ad against court candidate is disgraceful
Inquirer: As candidates debate guns, a Wisconsin jury acts

Blogs
Citified: Residents should benefit from new deal with Comcast
Citified: Car ownership burdens costs on all
Keystone Crossroads: Even the wealthiest counties burdened by budget impasse
Keystone Crossroads: 6,000 drug felons being released early

4 Responses

  1. If you want a model for the Fina email of a woman having sex with a snake, then get Christine Donohue (as she is a snake). Unethical bigot, with pre-decided cases based on political affiliations and friendships. Has no idea what the law or facts are; just makes up her own to suit her desired outcome.

  2. Here’s the real BUZZ:

    Risa Ferman and Kevin Steele need to answer as to why they are not investigating the scores of leaks from the Kane grand jury “investigation.” Why are they prosecuting one alleged leak by Kane and ignoring the many leaks by Fina & The Corbett Pervs?

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