10/8 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6McGinty raises a million, Sims will run two races and Wolf’s tax plan goes down. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Sen: Q3: McGinty Raises $1 Million, Has $900K COH: The Democratic Senate candidate releases the numbers from her first fundraising quarter.

PA-2: Sims Will Still Run for Re-Election in State House District: Ben Waxman, however, has expressed interest in State Rep. Brian Sims’ seat.

PA-BGT: House Rejects Wolf’s Tax Plan: A budget remains elusive after 98 days of what we’ll charitably call negotiations.

Boscola Endorses Giordano for Superior Court: The Democratic State Senator is backing the GOP Superior Court nominee.

Quinnipiac Poll: Clinton 36 Biden 25 Sanders 19: The latest survey of PA Democrats for the 2016 presidential contest shows the VP gaining steam.

Quinnipiac Poll: Trump 23 Carson 17 Rubio 12: The GOP race has remained relatively stable in Pennsylvania.

PA State Troopers Endorse Wojcik for Commonwealth Court: Wojcik recently received an endorsement letter from the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: House rejects Wolf’s latest tax plan
StateImpactPA: EIA projects lower heating costs
PLSReporter: Mark Ruffulo pushes for moratorium on fracking at the capitol
Capitolwire: Wolf passes 5 new laws
Capitolwire: Rep. Martina White on Wolf’s proposed tax increase

Philadelphia
Inquirer:  Public school teachers refusing to do anything more than contract requires
Inquirer: Tamron Hall offered Cosby’s seat on Temple Board of Trustees
Philly.com: Philadelphia police sergeant suspended for refusing to release personal hard drive
Philadelphia Business Journal: CHOP opens new specialty and ambulatory care center

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury:  Limerick zoning board did not reach decision regarding townhouse application
Pottstown Mercury:  Pottstown Memorial Medical Center employees OK new contract
Delco Daily Times: No 2016 tax increase in Delaware County
Delco Daily Times: Sestak’s opponents show major fundraising success
Daily Local: Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church hosted discussion on climate change

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Trump falls to Democrats in latest poll of swing states
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh considering legislation to ban drone activity from city parks, playgrounds
WTAE: House votes down new Wolf plan for income, drilling taxes
WTAE: 273,000 union workers face pension cuts
WTAE: House blocks attempt to end Benghazi panel
Post-Gazette: Highlights of Gov. Wolf’s revised tax agenda
Post-Gazette: State-owned universities might get cash advances if budget impasse endures
Pittsburgh Business Times: Five of region’s biggest companies holding millions of dollars in tax-friendly countries
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pennsylvania Supreme Court hears arguments in two potentially precedent-setting natural gas cases
WESA: Wolf adjusts tax plan ahead of House vote

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Obama apologizes to aid group for U.S. attack on Afghan clinic
Altoona Mirror: Highland Hall meeting turns into heated debate
Beaver County Times: FirstEnergy still exploring options for coal ash disposal despite DEP approval for Greene County site
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: ‘Pushed us to the brink’: Cambria County seeks permission to pay bills with $12 million loan during state budget impasse
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Local environmental company secures government contract

NEPA
Pocono Record: Pa. Senate hopefuls give peek at early fundraising
Citizens Voice: Exeter council passe 911 re-addressing ordinance
Citizens Voice: Hazleton must pay $1.4M in legal fees over immigration law
Citizens Voice: 21 Luzerne County schools did not receive adequate academic assistance by state agency
News Item: County borrows $5M to pay bills
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County commissioners appoint members to land bank board
Times Leader: Morelli supports search for new county manager, bringing number on board to six

South Central
York Daily Record: Survey: More Pa. business owners plan to give workers a raise
Carlisle Sentinel: Actor Mark Ruffalo delivers letter on fracking
Carlisle Sentinel: Commissioners hear economic development plan
Patriot-News: Differing interpretations about Pa. House’s tax vote lead to one stark probability: More impasse ahead
Patriot-News: Shooting victim’s kin sue Hummelstown police Officer Lisa Mearkle
Patriot-News: Police regionalization could save $2 million to $15 million, Dauphin County commissioner says
Lancaster Intelligencer: Lancaster City poverty commission: Game changer or same old, same old?

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Michael Ballard’s execution delayed by Gov. Tom Wolf order
Reading Eagle: Reading mayoral candidates debate
Reading Eagle: Seniors could face higher Medicare premiums
Morning Call: Nursing home workers vote to unionize
Morning Call: Bucks County law enforcement unveils local DNA database
Morning Call: Judge orders Hazleton to pay $1.4 million in legal costs in immigration case
Capitol Ideas: Congress honors Red Land Little League
WFMZ: Alan Jennings resigning from ANIZDA

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City officials fuming over gas regulator
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Audit finds problems in state Department of Education
Erie Times-News Campaign ’15 Blog: McGinty’s campaign raises more than $1 million

Opinion
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Common sense can ease police-citizen relations, interactions
Post-Gazette: Second ask: Gov. Wolf’s new plan still falls short for Pennsylvania
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: High time we talked about drones
Citizens Voice: Sound the alarmon response logs bill
Standard Speaker: Protect the people, not your careers
Centre Daily Times: Make sure all citizens get good education
Centre Daily Times: Government can’t legislate ethics
Delco Daily Times: Obama is wrong; guns are not root of violence in the streets
Philadelphia Weekly: Bisexuals face discrimination from homophobes and gays
Reading Eagle: Auto industry must be held accountable for misdeeds
York Daily Record: 911 texting service could save lives
Lancaster Intelligencer: Domestic violence ‘joke’ no laughing matter

Blogs
Citified: Remembering Philadelphia NAACP Leader Jerry Mondesire
Commonwealth Foundation: Great Win for Taxpayers in Budget Battle
Commonwealth Foundation: Audio: Gov. Wolf’s Tax Hike Vote
Keystone Crossroads: Social services will suffer most from budget gridlock

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