10/9 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Eakin’s emails, Cohen and Dougherty’s argument and Dent says conservatives “fragged” McCarthy. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

A look at Justice Eakin’s Offensive Emails: The Daily News received a batch from the State Supreme Court Justice’s inbox.

Cohen and Dougherty Go Head-to-Head in Philly: The Comcast executive and labor leader got into an argument after a protest demonstration.

PA-15: Dent: Conservatives “Fragged” McCarthy (VIDEO): Rep. Charlie Dent also said a “bipartisan coalition” might have to elect the next Speaker.

PA-Sen: Quinnipiac Poll: Toomey 49 Sestak 34 Toomey 51 McGinty 31: Braddock Mayor and Democratic candidate John Fetterman wasn’t included in the survey.

Quinnipiac Poll: Plurality Favor Kane’s Resignation: 46% of Pennsylvanians think the Attorney General should step down.

PA-Gov: Wolf Names New Members to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women: Governor Wolf appointed new members to the Commission responsible for advocating equality and women’s rights.

PA-Gov: Quinnipiac Poll: Wolf’s Approval Drops to 41%: The Governor’s numbers continue to erode in the midst of the budget standoff.

DNC Names New 2016 Convention Staffers: The DNC announced six new directors for the 2016 convention team.

PHL-15: Wolf Endorses Kenney: The Governor formally threw this support behind the Democratic nominee for Mayor of Philadelphia.

State House Sound Bites: Two proposals to protect working mothers’ rights
PLSReporter: Expanding gaming options would increase revenue
Capitolwire: Is Wolf’s ‘honeymoon’ with PA voters over?
Capitolwire: Wolf unfazed by House GOP’s ‘reality check’ vote on revenue proposal
Capitolwire: PSERS falls far short of its investment return target

Inquirer: Toomey yet to reintroduce popular background-check bill
Inquirer: World Meeting of Families has not met fundraising goal
Inquirer: Kenney unable to outline budget for his proposed universal pre-k
Philadelphia Business Journal: Kenney among 13 mayors who signed letter criticizing Verizon
Philadelphia Business Journal: City Controller says Papal visit hurt local economy

Pottstown Mercury: Cluster of Religious Communities may not be tax exempt
Bucks County Courier Times: Former Makefield Public Works Director will not be prosecuted
Delco Daily Times: Charter schools to receive funding in Chester Upland
Bucks Local News: Fitzpatrick takes stand for victims of Iranian terrorism

Early Returns: McCarthy steps away from bid to be next speaker
WTAE: Conservatives celebrate Kevin McCarthy shocker
WTAE: Thousands across Pittsburgh overcharged on utility bill
WTAE: How Republicans will choose the next speaker
Tribune Review: Feds tapped top Pa. Treasury official’s phone during McCord probe
Tribune Review: Environmental watchdog sues world’s largest steelmaker over Pennsylvania pollution
Pittsburgh Business Times: President Barack Obama signs law changing Obamacare for some small businesses
Pittsburgh Business Times: How the gender pay gap is hurting women into retirement (Video)
Pittsburgh Business Times: $5M state loan helps fund redevelopment in Hazelwood
Post-Gazette: Sen. Casey pushes to halt premium increases expected under Medicare Part B
Post-Gazette: Former mayoral candidate A.J. Richardson sentenced in 911 abuse case

Beaver County Times: Poll: Voters think Affordable Care Act is here to stay
Beaver County Times: Aliquippa School District approved for $2 million loan
Beaver County Times: Zelienople juvenile treatment facility loses license
Beaver County Times: Local Democrats join Republicans in opposing Wolf tax proposal
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: County commissioners approve the sell of delinquent tax claims for $2.34 million boost

Times Leader: VW’s US CEO apologizes for emissions rigging scandal
Pocono Record: Counterfeit currency allegedly passed at Mount Airy
Pocono Record: Pocono Pub donates to help homeless veterans
Citizens Voice: PennDOT delays on I-81 project, moves ahead with another
Standard Speaker: Wolf plan rejected; state budget stalemate enters 100 days
Times-Tribune: Kane’s release of complaint against Supreme Court justice mirrors leaks in her case

South Central
Patriot-News: Pa. state budget talks expected to resume next week, this time without Gov. Wolf
Patriot-News: Beer fests beware: Pa. liquor laws require special permit
Patriot-News: What is the ‘food loaf’ served in Pa. prisons, and how does it taste?
Carlisle Sentinel: Will Pa. farmers be allowed to grow hemp again?
York Daily Record: Coal industry opposes Clean Power Plan, while nuclear and gas find alliance
Lancaster Intelligencer: 11 low-performing Lancaster County schools ‘overlooked’ by state, audit finds
Lancaster Intelligencer: Steep Medicare premium hikes loom for about 30 percent of Part B beneficiaries
Lancaster Intelligencer: State System of Higher Education to seek $521 million in support for 2016-17

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Mayoral candidates outline their vision in Reading Eagle forum
Reading Eagle: Progressive group files ethics complaint against U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello
Reading Eagle: Bill by 9 senators would prevent big hike in Medicare Part B premiums
WFMZ: Will Northampton County’s DA sue Governor Wolf?
Express Times: ‘I’m the victim here,’ Lopatcong mayor says of censure, investigation
Express Times: Allentown bill limits contracts to political donors, report says
Morning Call: New deadlines set in PennEast pipeline review process
Morning Call: No meetings between Gov. Tom Wolf, Republican legislative leaders day after tax proposal defeat
Capitol Ideas: Pat Toomey responds to Democrats’ background check bill

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Penn State changes benefits policy for same-sex couples
Centre Daily Times: Show explores how state funding affects schools
Erie Times-News: Preservationists continue to question Chautauqua amp project
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Local legislators again refuse tax hikes

Delco Daily Times: Wolf cannot even rely on democrats
Daily News: Communities must take responsibility for successful schools
Tribune Review: Govt.’s favorite forms of welfare
Tribune Review: The Pa. budget: Wolf’s hard head
Tribune Review: Some gun common sense, please
Patriot-News: When it comes to electing Pa.’s next U.S. Senator – it’s all about foreign policy: Mark Lafer
Carlisle Sentinel: Reagan: Time for sensible background checks
York Daily Record: State budget compromise within reach, if only…
Lancaster Intelligencer: Time to get serious about our state budget
Morning Call: Sunshine Act interpretation shouldn’t matter
Centre Daily Times: Call Congress to fix Route 322
Erie Times-News: Scrutinize Dahlkemper’s proposed tax hike

Citified: Alan Butkovitz’s Damning Study of the Pope’s Visit Is Misleading
Citified: Op-Ed: Philly’s Charter School System is Falling Apart
Commonwealth Foundation: Pennsylvania’s Public Pension Crisis Grows
Keystone Crossroads: Police departments in Bucks County launch DNA database

One Response

  1. Eakin, Fina, Costanzo …. everyone involved with this scandal needs to resign. NOW. This is a black eye to the PA criminal justice system. All the shills in the World calling it “sophomoric,” “typical office porn,” or “just some funny jokes” cannot change what they really are.

    These are racist creep pigs. They have no place in law enforcement or in the Judisiary.

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