10/6 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Hillary to campaign for Wolf, the Democratic nominee holds a large lead in the PA-Gov contest and PA-6 is categorized as a “Republican Favored” race. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

10/3 Ups & Downs: The second gubernatorial debate, more email revelations and a battle for party leadership. See who made this week’s list!

PA-Gov: Hillary Clinton to Campaign for Tom Wolf: The former Secretary of State and First Lady is coming to Pennsylvania to hold a “Women for Wolf” event.

PA-Gov: RMU Poll: Wolf 57 Corbett 34: The Democratic nominee maintains a large lead in the latest survey of the race.

SD-26: McGarrigle Attacks Kane for Ties to Joe Dougherty (VIDEO): The GOP State Senate candidate accuses his Democratic opponent of associating with Joe Dougherty.

PA-Gov Round-Up: The Second Debate and Some Interesting Emails: We take a look at the events of the last week in the state’s gubernatorial race.

PA-6: Rothenberg Moves Race from “Lean Republican” to “Republican Favored”: The political prognosticating group is shifting the race towards GOP nominee Ryan Costello.

Legislative Elections Update:

HD-74: GOP nominee Harry Lewis received the endorsement of the PSEA.

“I’m humbled to learn that our teachers and school professionals stand with me in this campaign, and I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Pennsylvania State Education Association,” Lewis said. “I am committed to ensuring our children receive the high-quality education that they deserve and in order to do this, we must fully fund our schools and empower teachers and parents to make decisions about our children’s education, not Harrisburg bureaucrats.”

HD-158: Democratic nominee Susan Rzucidlo won the support of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Their backing comes on the heels of endorsements from other prominent groups including AFSCME, Planned Parenthood and UCFW.

HD-163: Local 1069 of the United Aerospace Workers endorsed Republican nominee Jamie Santora.

“We are proud to support Jamie Santora because of his commitment to our membership here at UAW Local 1069 and all of the hardworking families of the 163rd Legislative District,” said UAW Local 1069 President Chris Owens. “We look forward to working with Jamie in the legislature and will stand with him and alongside him in the weeks leading up to the November election.”

“I am honored to have the support of the UAW Local 1069 and the hard working men and women at Boeing,” Santora responded. “I know the challenges facing working families and will work to ensure our schools are properly funded, reduce property taxes, and keep our communities safe.”

Statewide
Capitolwire: Political appointee defends work after Corbett calls on him to resign amid porn email scandal
State Impact: Pa. must release Bakken crude oil train shipment information
State House Sound Bites: For raunchy e-mails, the striptease reveal isn’t over

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Some Phila. Sheriff’s Office contracts circumvented system
Inquirer: School district still dealing with financial fallout of Ackerman suit
Inquirer: Confederate flag in dorm roils Bryn Mawr campus
Inquirer: Kane denies Castille’s request for info on explicit e-mails
WHYY Newsworks: With new Pa. drug laws, one academic way of an over-correction
WHYY Newsworks: Open records bill heads to Pa. House, with limited time

SEPA
Mercury: Tax reform without pension reform worries school officials
Mercury: Montgomery County prison guard fired for prisoner escape
Mercury: Phoenixville schools committee hears tax impact of new school project
Daily Local News: Penn supervisors approve ambulance contract
Daily Local News: Joe Morris appointed to fill West Brandywine supervisor slot
Bucks Local News: U.S. Department of Commerce awards $4.2 million grant to Bucks County Biotechnology Center in Doylestown

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Incumbent congressional candidates prefer to leave D.C. out of ads
Tribune Review: Gun foes in duel with NRA ad spending
Tribune Review: Corbett appointee named in scandal says release of emails ‘politically motivated’
Tribune Review: Penn State ready to see what next step brings
Tribune Review: Corbett asks appointee to step down in email scandal
Tribune Review: Judge keeps PSU-NCAA case alive
Tribune Review: Students who visited Ebola-stricken areas are healthy, Penn State says
Post-Gazette: Corbett asks for Probation and Parole appointee to resign in email porn scandal
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania governor’s race: the big issues
KDKA: AG Kane Releases More Emails In Growing “Porngate” Scandal

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Community, lawmakers respond to addiction epidemic
Beaver County Times: Republican rally to focus on county issues
Altoona Mirror: Other than central Pa., Corbett trails across state
Altoona Mirror: Democratic committee banquet set
Altoona Mirror: Corbett asks Feathers to resign
Observer-Reporter: AG denies justice’s request for emails
Observer-Reporter: Pa. lawmakers spent $200K on expos, other events
Observer-Reporter: NCAA, Penn State lose bid to toss suit over fine
Observer-Reporter: Appointee refuses to step down over porn scandal

NEPA
Times Leader: Responsible natural gas exploration in the Marcellus Shale can benefit everyone
Times Leader: With limited time, records bill heads to Pa. House
Times Leader: New Study: Pennsylvania second-best state to be a teacher
Pocono Record: Counselor aims to help inmates with mental health
Pocono Record: School security options include armed teachers
Times-Tribune: Land itself is Frein’s accomplice
Times-Tribune: Lawmakers’ community events cost nearly $200,000

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Collecting costs: Restitution for victims of crimes difficult to enforce in Midstate
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County projects funding deficit in 2015
Patriot News: Auditor General launching second audit of Department of Education following allegations of highly paid ghost employee
Patriot News: In new poll, voters say Sandusky case won’t affect them at ballot box, but Corbett still trails: The Sunday Brunch
Intelligencer/Era:  Landowners reject Williams pipeline offers
Lebanon Daily News: Lebanon-area companies’ exports totaled $348M in 2013

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Vote 2014: In Pa. governor race, 2 different answers for struggling schools
AP: Pennsylvania attorney general denies chief justice request on email details
WFMZ: Lower Macungie homeowners getting $19 tax break

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: State to begin accepting applications for small business advantage grants
Centre Daily Times: Kane: Trying to fill request in porn email scandal

Opinion
Philly.com: Don’t repeat this history
Mercury: EDITORIAL: ‘Porngate’ reveals sorry truths about Pa. government
Courier Times: Citizens beware: They’re baaack…
Delco Daily Times: Editorial: Legislators ignoring state’s homeowners
Patriot News: With one debate to go, the Guv’s race might be decided in the ring: Charlie Gerow
Todays the Day in Harrisburg: Larissa York, Mayor of Lemoyne: A Mayor’s Viewpoint of the East Shore/West Shore Divide
Times Leader: Letter to the Editor: For nation’s sake, approve Keystone XL Pipeline – pronto
Tribune-Review: Resolve court email issue
Tribune-Review: State should study landfill
Tribune Review: McCaffery’s emails: Legitimate ‘prying’
Tribune Review: Divorced from Washington, determined to reform it
Tribune Review: This will make Pa. Senate chickens squawk
Tribune Review: Tom Corbett’s triple-X distraction
Tribune Review: Corbett laments ‘terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week’
Beaver County Times: Experts wrong about severance tax
Beaver County Times: Consumers will pay for Wolf’s proposal
Tribune-Democrat: Reader’s Forum: Judge Corbett on his record

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: Union-Backed Report Rife with Hypocrisy
Keystone Politics: Chris Abruzzo Should’ve Resigned for Gross Negligence of His Environmental Protection Duties
Citizens’ Call: Study Says PA School Property Taxes Need Reform, Not Undoing

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