1/11 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kane to run for re-election, Groen compliments Fetterman and McGinty picks up the AFT endorsement. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

1/8 Ups & Downs: A new Mayor, a fallen idol and a man who holds two political offices. See who made this week’s list!

PA-12: Larchuk Raises $286K in 2015, Reports $122,000 COH: The Democratic candidate also announced some new additions to his campaign staff.

PA-Sen: Groen Praises Fetterman: The PA Democratic Chair also made it clear the party will not favor one candidate in the April primary.

PA-Sen: McGinty Endorsed by AFT: The Democratic Senate candidate won the support of the prominent teacher’s union.

Sunday Show Preview: January 10, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Schools Group Files Suit Over Halted Funding
StateImpactPA: Gas breathes new life into coal-fired power plant
StateImpactPA: Amid pressure, Penn State adds climate change to strategic plan
Capitolwire: HAP unhappy with Wolf’s hospital, healthcare funding cuts
Capitolwire: Fiscal Code language could halt new oil and gas regulations

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Kenney’s first week as mayor offers glimpse of next four years
Inquirer: Fallout from Porngate leads to cases being appealed, claiming racial, gender, and ethnic bias
Inquirer: Kenney reflects on wearying Week 1: ‘Trumpers, Trumpettes’  be damned, he’ll keep speaking out
Inquirer: Away from New Jersey, Christie not missed
Think Tank: In defense of two prosecutors
CapitolInq: Dem chairman: Fetterman would be toughest vs. Toomey
WHYY Newsworks: Philly employers falling down on the job, study finds
Philadelphia Business Journal: National crackdown on undocumented immigrants spurs anxiety in Philly

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Crude-by-rail growth in Bucks and Montgomery counties raises questions
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsbury school board trying to close $7.7M budget deficit for 2016-2017
Delco Daily Times: There’s a shift in state power with change in Delaware County delegation
Montgomery News: Montgomery County successful in bid to end veteran homelessness
Bucks Local News: Buckingham resident announces candidacy for U.S. Congress in the 8th District
Bucks Local News: PSBA files lawsuit to force the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to release funds owed to schools
Daily Local News: Montgomery County estimates to gain $9.3M from DNC Convention

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Penguins co-owner and political donor Burkle cool to Hillary Clinton
Tribune-Review: Kane eyeing re-election despite setbacks
Tribune-Review: Dem Leader: Keep an eye on Braddock’s Fetterman in race to battle Toomey
Business-Times: Peduto, Cincinnati mayor place bet on playoff game
WESA: Harrisburg pulls police from NRA Show Security Detail
KDKA: Republicans Reject Wolf’s Characterization of Them on Budget Impasse
KDKA: Governor visits Alpha Lab Gear to See Latest Entrepreneurial Inventions
WTAE: Kane plans to skip hearing at which her job is at stake

Southwest
Beaver County Times: App allows citizens to record police interactions, upload to ACLU
Beaver County Times: State Rep. Jim Christiana, GOP colleagues blast Gov. Wolf for $2 Billion line of credit
Beaver County Times: Longtime Beaver County official Vince LaValle resigns
Observer-Reporter: Pressure off, Pennsylvania’s budget fight could be on ice
Altoona Mirror: Gun Owners: Executive Action Flawed
Altoona Mirror: Cambria County struggling with EMS options

NEPA
Times-Leader: Question of Luzerne County home rule changes on Tuesday council agenda
Times- Tribune: Lackawanna County Commissioners pledge unity, but look divided
Times-Tribune: Scranton is throwing money away; consultant hired to improve recycling, reporting
Wayne Independent: Councilmen decline pay
Standard Speaker: Schuylkill potato producers meet Governor at farm show
Standard Speaker: Wolf subtracts add-ons in state budget veto
Pocono Record: Stroud Township focuses on roadwork in 2016 budget; no tax hike
Pocono Record: Pocono Township commissioner sues township again, claims unfair dismissal

South Central
Patriot-News: Sen. Scott Wagner is asking for ideas to cut costs to avoid tax hikes
Patriot-News: Pa. State Police chief in charge of Frein manhunt reassigned
Patriot-News: What’s the Senate ‘direct address’ process being used in the Kathleen Kane case?
Patriot-News: State Rep. Russ Diamond is running for re-election
Patriot-News: AG Kathleen Kane’s future is in the hands of 19th-century lawmakers
Carlisle Sentinel: Taking Off: How the Carlisle Airport is affecting the local economy
Carlisle Sentinel: Hotel Carlisle, resident employees face uncertain future

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Kathleen Kane faces ouster vote
Morning Call: Gentrification yet to creep into Allentown
Morning Call: Newsmaker Q&A: Tomias Hinchcliff, the Man who Spurned Black Friday
Reading Eagle: State Newsmaker of the Year: Kathleen Kane
Reading Eagle: Pa. enrollment for HealthCare.gov tops 400,000
Reading Eagle: Home invasions, election factors at Leesport gun show

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: State police captain to be city’s chief
Sun-Gazette: New chief of police sets goals
Daily Times: Committee looking at increasing efficiency of Bellefonte police
Daily Times: Penn State police Chief Tyrone Parham departs for career’s next chapter
Daily Times: Regional libraries to make some noise with ukulele initiative

Opinion
Inquirer: Saving the Mummers
Inquirer: Harold Jackson: Our Fear Opens Door to Trump
Pottstown Mercury: Dysfunction is the new ‘normal’ in Harrisburg
Delco Daily Times: No budget should equal no pay for Pennsylvania lawmakers
Reading Eagle: Public clearly wants gun sales subjected to scrutiny
Patriot-News: Wal-Mart lawsuit should prompt retailers to take a closer look at their gun policies
Post-Gazette: It’s a whole new campaign
Post-Gazette: The nation needs a statesman and Donald Trump is not that man

Blogs
Citified: Is Jim Kenney Setting a Low Bar for Philly?
2 Political Junkies: Good Lord, Are They STILL Pushing Matthew 6:9-13 In Monroeville?
Above Average Jane: SEPTA Police and Body Cameras

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