11/10 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Meehan seeks a seat on the Ways and Means committee, we give our last round-up of the gubernatorial race and last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

11/7 Ups & Downs: Our midterm election edition. See who made this week’s list!

PA-7: Meehan Seeks Seat on Ways and Means Committee: The Southeast PA Congressman is aiming to score a spot on the powerful committee in charge of tax policy.

PA-Gov Round-Up: The End: We take a look at the aftermath of the state’s gubernatorial election.

Statewide
PLS Reporter: Baker running for Senate GOP Approps Chair
PLS Reporter: Is change coming to Senate GOP leadership?
PLS Reporter:  A Closer Look: Center for Rural Pennsylvania with Director Barry Denk
StateImpactPA: Changing climate changing forests: How best to help Pennsylvania’s forests
StateImpactPA:  Philadelphia energy hub debate centers on city’s gas works
State House Sound Bites:  Wolf to leave board of family-owned business

Philadelphia
The Inquirer:  Wolf likely will face difficult dealings with GOP
The Inquirer: Back to schools: Wolf’s mandate
The Inquirer: Kane’s car crash derailed testimony a second time
Philly.com: Big review set by Democrats after election losses
Daily News:  The hits just keep coming in the state government porn scandal
The Inquirer:  Meehan bids for influential Ways and Means seat
WHYY Newsworks: Political roundup: Health and environmental policy after the midterms WHYY Newsworks: Did Philly fizzle in Wolf election?
WHYY Newsworks: House GOP boasts diversity and new conservatives

SEPA
Delco Daily Times:  Delco schools score among best in the state
Delco Daily Times:  Obama names Washington outsider Loretta Lynch as next attorney general
Delco Times:  Insiders urge Gov.-elect Wolf to build bridges in Harrisburg
Pottstown Mercury: Area Republican candidates outraised, outspent Democrats
Pottstown Mercury:  Voters will have chance to remake Pa. high court

Pittsburgh
AP: Openings on sullied Pennsylvania Supreme Court beckon candidates
Tribune Review: Online auctions fill municipal government coffers in Pennsylvania
Tribune Review: PennDOT projects about to go on hiatus for winter
KDKA: Sen. Toomey Gears Up For Republican-Controlled Senate
Post Gazette: Conflict Kitchen closes after death threat

Southwest
County Times: Town hall meeting addresses prescription medication and heroin abuse
County Times: Democrats are blue as county turns red
Altoona Mirror: UPMC bringing in pension plan to local hospital
Tribune Democrat: Authority votes to extend window for pipeline purchase

NEPA
Times Leader: Luzerne County Transportation Authority questions PennDOT funding cut
Times-Tribune: Teachers, parents want say in Scranton schools budget
Times-Tribune: Corbett’s healthcare plan likely short-lived with January launch
Times Tribune: Lame duck policies under court review
Independent: Commissioners receive 2014 Elected Officials Award

South Central
Sentinel: Row officers: Home rule would eliminate positions
Sentinel: Row officers: Officials question, defend elected status of row officers
Daily News: Influenza cases sporadic to date in Pennsylvania
Intelligencer: Most health system mergers don’t meet expectations – Will Lancaster General Health and U. Penn be different?
Patriot-News: No coups in Pennsylvania House leadership races, but several contests
Patriot-News: Gene Stilp protests Greater Harrisburg NAACP award to state Rep. Sue Helm

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Corbett’s Paterno musings don’t sit well with Penn State loyalists
Eagle: Many lawmakers see need to find common ground
Eagle: City will stop collecting fare at abandoned bus stops
Express-Times: Easton intermodal center tenants sought as officials project August 2015 opening
Express-Times: Lehigh University engineer allegedly pocketed $300,000 in NASA scam
Express-Times: Flemington planning energy buying program

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: Salaries compete with private sector
Sun Gazette: A look at election numbers from Lycoming County polls
Sun Gazette: Lawmaker talks potential merger of commissions
Times-News: Toomey: Both parties can work together in GOP-led Senate

Opinion
Eagle: Editorial: $250,00 here, $75,000 there; it adds up real money
Express-Times: EDITORIAL: Quashing NCAA sanctions would diminish justice in Sandusky scandal
Sun Gazette: Wolf gets nod, but agenda, state needs a difficult match
Sentinel: Our View: Sandusky fallout is never-ending
Patriot-News: Thanks to porn email scandal, Kane and Castille need to clean up their offices’ image: Daylin Leach, Lawrence Fox, Reggie Shuford and James Swetz
Patriot-News: With Wolf and a Republican Legislature, will it be cooperation or challenge? Tony May
Patriot-News: Why Corbett lost and what lies ahead in Harrisburg: Charlie Gerow
Delco Daily Times:  Now Wolf must face challenge of leading
Bucks County Courier Times:  Not so fast: A second look?
Pottstown Mercury: A better way of picking judges in Pa.
The Inquirer: Wolf likely will face difficult dealings with GOP
Philly.com: Obama, GOP can ‘get stuff done’ if they compromise
Tribune Review: Chilling disregard
Post Gazette: On the road again: Fitzgerald needs to be scrupulous on vehicle use

Blogs
Keystone Politics:  Map: PA’s 108 Uncontested House Races
Citizen’s Call:  Focus in Montco on Vulnerable Elderly Caught Between Two Systems of Care

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