10/7 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf unveils two attack ads on Corbett, the DCCC pulls out of the state and Philly’s teachers get a shock. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Quinnipiac Poll: Wolf 55 Corbett 38: The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Tom Wolf maintaining a large lead in the Governor’s race.

PA-Gov: Wolf Hits Corbett with Double Dose of Negative Ads (VIDEOS): The Democratic nominee goes after the Governor’s economic record in his latest campaign commercials.

DCCC Pulls Out of PA-6 and PA-8 Races: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is canceling their ad buys in the Pennsylvania districts.

SRC Cancels Contract with Philly Teachers Union: The decision will transfer hundreds of millions of dollars out of the union’s health care benefits package.

PA-Gov: Tom Wolf Responds to SRC Contract Cancellation: Wolf blames Governor Corbett for the teacher contract cancellations in Philadelphia.

FiveThirtyEight Polls the Pollsters: Muhlenberg College and Franklin & Marshall were among the twenty-six firms the website surveyed about the November elections.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Senate GOP moves to give lawmakers final say on RACPs
PA Independent: Billion-dollar windfall or job-killer? Candidates for governor still at odds over gas tax
StateImpactPA: Bill would have PA lawmakers approve Obama’s carbon reduction plan
PLS Reporter: General Assembly to retain oversight of federal carbon emissions standards compliance proposals
PLS Reporter: House medical marijuana gambit may be up in smoke

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Judge frees Phila Fire Department from race-based hiring
Inquirer: Mumia spurs bill to block publicity-seeking criminals
Inquirer: After $490,000 settlement, Phila. to review safety of police wagons
Inquirer: Report: Frein letter detailed trooper ambush plan
Inquirer: SRC cancels teachers’ contract
WHYY Newsworks: Outrage over SRC dissolution of Philly teachers contract
WHYY Newsworks: Automatic deletion of Philly emails leads to bureaucratic tangles, city officials say
WHYY Newsworks: Mom seeks intervention on medical marijuana from Corbett

SEPA
Mercury: Democrats angry over Phoenixville voting precinct change
Courier Times: Corbett again signs death warrant for Newtown cop killer
Daily Times: PennDOT Unveils Innovation Mapping Tool
Montgomery Media: Franconia looking for ways to fill budget gap, but no decision on police layoffs, board chair says
Daily Local News: Coatesville school officials say solicitor decision coming

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: State: Highmark Medicare plan breaks agreement with UPMC
Tribune Review: Corbett signs death warrant for Baumhammers
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania charter schools now teach 128,000 students
Tribune Review: Group wants ‘fair funding’ for public schools at forefront in 2015
Tribune Review: Judge dismisses some charges in Turnpike corruption case
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh councilwoman wants to pay costs for retired police dogs
Post-Gazette: DA’s office refiles theft charges against Pittsburgh homicide detective
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public Schools announce $3 million research grant
Post-Gazette: State AG says she’ll try to comply with Pennsylvania justice’s request for information in porn email scandal
Post-Gazette: Denying review, Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in five states
Early Returns: Delays threaten to extend email scandal
Early Returns: Mr. Peduto goes to Harrisburg

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Beaver County greenhouse gas emissions down, EPA says
Beaver County Times: With month to go, Wolf still up on Corbett
Tribune-Democrat: PA House votes to advance to gun-related bills

NEPA
Times Leader: Ruling splits defendants in Pa. Turnpike case
Times Leader: Ebola outbreak unlikely here, Northeastern Pennsylvania health officials say
Times Leader: Judges hear testimony in media’s Right To Know case
Times Leader: CNN says Frein letter found; trooper slams network use of “sources”
Times Leader: $27k grant will aid early childhood education in Nanticoke
Times Leader: Philadelphia teachers irate after losing contract
Times Leader: Abu-Jamal’s speech leads to victims’ rights bill
Times-Tribune: Kane: Trying to fill request in porn email scandal
Pocono Record: Allentown woman charged after admitting leaving threatening messages for Rep. Mario Scavello

South Central
Roxbury News: Philadelphia Mayor Nutter spoke with Capitol reporters Monday afternoon
Roxbury News: Harrisburg City Council October 1, 2014
Lebanon Daily News: Gene Stilp and Eric Epstein open post office box for government-abuse tips
York Dispatch: York City’s 2015 budget hearings underway
AP: Pa. anglers catch a break: lower license fees
AP: Congress should debate using force against Islamic State terrorist group, Pa. Sen. Casey says
York Daily Record: Property tax reform bill too ‘radical,’ says Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center
York Daily Record: PAC supporting Tom Wolf questions $1.5 billion loan to fix Corbett budget
Patriot News: Bill broadening hate-crimes law to include LGBT citizens advances in Pa. House

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Former Northampton County sheriff, Bethlehem commissioner hired as deputy chief in Nazareth
WFMZ: Citing weak economy, townhouse project in Palmer put on hold once again
WFMZ: Gov. Corbett signs execution order for Ballard
Reading Eagle: ‘Vaping’ in schools: Berks districts scramble to stop smoke-free smoking problem

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: Justices’ new term has expectations on gay unions
Sun Gazette: Legislative Tally
Centre Daily Times: A new kind of diplomacy takes root at State Department
Campaign 14’: Corbett not worried about Polls

Opinion
Philly.com: Century boulevard
Philly.com: Gains in Nov. set up ‘16 race
Philly.com: Featherman: Teachers’ union should strike
Courier Times: A ‘representative’ who doesn’t represent us
Lebanon Daily News: GOP shouldn’t just accept Senate victory
Post-Gazette: The feds should end their obsession with ‘drug paraphernalia’
Tribune-Democrat: Metamorphose of a once great country
Beaver County Times: Care of children should be priority
Times-Tribune: Chris Kelly: Season may be over for Frein
Times-Tribune: State should increase minimum wage
Times Leader: Sheri Phillips: Pa. trims vehicle fleet and tightens belt to save $100 million for taxpayers
Times Leader: Letter to the Editor: State representative candidate Eileen Cipriani fails test of this pro-life voter
Patriot News: Kane and Castille may not be that far apart on access to porn emails: Editorial
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Pottstown borough, school leaders setting good example

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: When the Poorest Fall Through

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