10/5 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kane reveals Justice Eakin was involved in the porno email chains, Petri officially declares congressional candidacy and the FBI expands their Allentown investigation. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

10/2 Ups & Downs: Perjury, thievery and a bit of history. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Kane Accuses Supreme Court Justice of Sending Lewd Emails: The Attorney General stated that the questionable messages from Justice Michael Eakin were turned over to the Judicial Conduct Board.

PA-8: Petri Officially Jumps into Congressional Race: State Rep. Scott Petri filed his candidacy statement with the FEC.

FBI Broadens Allentown Investigation: Federal agents are looking into the business relations of eight new names.

Rafferty’s AG Campaign is Now Online: The candidate for Attorney General launched his campaign website.

Sunday Show Preview: October 4, 2015: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Today is the last day to register to vote in the November election
State Impact PA: DEP reports contaminated water in Potter County
State Impact PA: Sunoco earns first victory in eminent domain case
PLS Reporter: First quarter revenues exceed expectations by $74 million
PLS Reporter: Highlights from National Cybersecurity Month kickoff

Philadelphia
6abc: Inside Story: Activist Mark Segal Speaks on Being Gay in Philadelphia
Daily News: Threat made to Philadelphia Universities
Inquirer: Carless streets might be in Philly’s future
Inquirer: Teen charged with West Philadelphia robberies
Inquirer: Former NAACP leader dies
Philadelphia Business Journal: Bank of America announces lay offs
Philadelphia Business Journal: Nutter blames media for poor Papal attendance

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove commissioner seat has 5 candidates
Pottstown Mercury:  Human services will continue to be funded in Montgomery County
Delco Daily Times: Aston resident Township Citizen of the year
Bucks Local News: Council Rock Superintendent to make big decisions

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: State funds designated for groups that oppose abortion
Post-Gazette: Wolf calls for hiring freeze, travel ban because of Pennsylvania budget impasse
Post-Gazette: When state police shoot, it’s almost always ruled ‘justified’
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh to spend $5M in private money to gird for natural disasters, improve infrastructure
Tribune Review: Senator Casey supports substance abuse bills
Tribune Review: Pa. spends millions on death penalty cases that rarely end in execution
Tribune Review: Clinton pledges strong backing on gay, transgender civil rights
Pittsburgh Business Times: Congress changes Obamacare for larger small businesses
WESA: Bill aims to protect child victims of sex trafficking in Pennsylvania
KDKA: Oregon tragedy spurs Rep. Murphy to re-double efforts to pass mental health bill
KDKA: Pennsylvania’s budget train wreck unfolded over past year

Southwest
Beaver County Times: McGinty gets mayoral, Wolf endorsements; Fetterman gets Hafer nod
Beaver County Times: Rothfus not with Pennsylvania Republicans backing McCarthy for House speaker
Observer-Reporter: Democrats outraise GOP in race for the state’s high court
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Obama: No more temporary spending bills, budget deal needed
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Buzzing drones raise privacy concerns

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Crime a top issue in W-B council race
Times Leader: Ten Luzerne County school district unions bargaining for contracts
Times Leader: DA: No criminal charges will be filed against Wilkes-Barre mayor candidate Tony George
Standard Speaker: Local districts achieving compliance on vaccines
Pocono Record: Debate swirls as proposed gas pipeline inches forward

South Central
York Daily Record: Register to vote by end of day Monday
Lancaster Intelligencer: FBI warns of threat regarding Philadelphia universities
Lancaster Intelligencer: Game lands top 1.5 million acres milestone in Pennsylvania
Patriot-News: Pa. Supreme Court hires law firm to review justice’s personal emails
Patriot-News: Cumberland County judge rejects objections in Sunoco pipeline eminent domain cases
Patriot-News: ‘Labor and the Pulpit’ program highlights shared goals of the faith community and the union movement
Carlisle Sentinel: Measures would help EMS get paid for services
Carlisle Sentinel: Commissioners: Mental health funding creating a crisis in Dauphin County

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: York fights crime with people power
Reading Eagle: Proximity to interstate puts York in crosshairs
Morning Call: Lack of day care inspectors led to inadequate oversight, feds say
Morning Call: Pennsylvania schools: We need more than a year to adjust to new PSSAs
Capitol Ideas: How do Lehigh Valley voters view Donald Trump?

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Sun-Gazette planning political forums
Erie Times-News: FBI report: Violent crime numbers drop in Erie
Erie Times-News: Erie educators, consumers and activists debate safety of GMOs
Erie Times-News Campaign ’15 Blog: Clinton leads Dem field despite negative views

Opinion
Altoona Mirror: Stakes getting higher in budget stalemate
Tribune Review: All party political success is local
Tribune Review: The Kane case: Charges upon charges
Tribune Review: Counter government snooping with the Third Amendment
Post-Gazette: Another angry man: The nation mourns but it must do more
Beaver County Times: So much for Republican team unity
Observer-Reporter: Let the CDC study gun violence
The Inquirer: Security plans must change before DNC
York Dispatch: Op-Ed: Proud of Pa.’s GOP climate resolution co-sponsors
York Dispatch: Red flag in Penn State report
Lebanon Daily News: “Nothing principled about another shutdown”
Patriot-News: Bill to limit use of drones by government agencies is not a step in the right direction
Carlisle Sentinel: Francis prods Congress’ conscience
Reading Eagle: Job picture looking up, but there’s still work to do
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Pope brings serene focus and lessons for world to live by
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Lots of missing pieces to the gas severance tax push
Erie Times-News: Stop lawmakers’ pay until budget OK

Blogs
Citified: Insider: What Philly Mag’s Awful Cover Reveals About School “Choice”
Commonwealth Foundation: Wolf Truth Squad: Tax Hikes on Working Families
Keystone Crossroads: In case you missed it: This week’s good reads about Pennsylvania cities

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