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11/12 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf sets up a code of ethics for his transition team, intraparty drama in Lehigh and we ask our readers what Jim Cawley should do next. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Wolf Transition Team Must Sign Code of Ethics Agreement: The Governor-elect released the oath each transition member must sign before joining.

Lehigh County GOP Seeks to Censure Sens. Browne and Mensch: The local party is upset about a vote on labor legislation.

Reader Poll: What Should Jim Cawley Do?: We ask our readers what the Lieutenant Governor’s next step should be.

Reader Poll: Shapiro Favorite in 2016: Our readers believe Democrats should nominate Josh Shapiro for Senate against Pat Toomey in 2016.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Wolf wants ethics pledges from transition team
State House Sound Bites: Pennsylvania’s Medicaid plans poised for overhaul
State House Sound Bites: PA High Court Refines Records Request Procedures
State House Sound Bites: GOP Leadership Fight Widens in Pennsylvania Senate
State House Sound Bites: State budget adds money for medical loan repayment program
State House Sound Bites: Wolf to impose gift ban on executive employees
State House Sound Bites: Trooper hurt in barracks ambush taken to NYC hospital
State House Sound Bites: Legislators prepare to elect (new?) caucus leaders
PA Independent: State senate headed for leadership show down
StateImpactPA: Pennsylvania’s frack ponds now number more than 500

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Guns on ballots: Voters 1, NRA 0
WHYY Newsworks:  UIL Holdings isn’t giving up on PGW purchase
WHYY Newsworks: Casey, Toomey to accentuate the positive
The Inquirer:  Pa. senators celebrate Veterans Day with a call to action
The Inquirer:  Corbett, Wolf could be on Medicaid collision course
Philly.com: Wolf to impose gift ban on executive employees
The Inquirer: Charter advocates rally to support applications for new schools
The Inquirer: How Montco voted: 12 Republicans, 8 Democrats and nearly all incumbents
Philly.com: Moderates look to wield clout in GOP-led Senate

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown police to reorganize, put more cops on the street
Pottstown Mercury:  Pa. Gov.-elect Wolf to impose gift ban on executive employees
Pottstown Mercury:  GOP wave decimates ranks of rising Democratic stars
Pottstown Mercury:  Sen. Pat Toomey at OJR Veterans Day ceremony
Delco Daily Times: GOP leadership fight widens in state senate
Delco Daily Times: Pa. Medicaid recipients brace for change on Jan. 1

Pittsburgh
Business Times: Marcellus production to hit 16 billion cubic feet per day in December
Business Times:  VA chief: ‘We have made significant progress in improving access to care’
Business Times: Small business confidence rebounds, NFIB survey finds
Tribune Review: Pa. Governor Wolf to impose ‘No, thank you’ rule on appointees
Tribune Review: 2015 election to test GOP strength in Westmoreland County
Post Gazette: Monroeville Council votes 3-2 to deny temple project
Post Gazette: Allegiant Air finds a landing spot at Pittsburgh International Airport
KDKA: Battle Brewing Between County Controller And County Executive

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: South Strabane Township delays vote on Range conditional-use application
Observer-Reporter:  Canonsburg passes tentative budget with 1-mill increase
County Times: Shell officials to answer questions at Midland meetings
Mirror: New flight schedules set for airport

NEPA
Times Leader: West Wyoming budget holds line on taxes, fees
AP: Lawmakers convene to settle leadership fights
Times Tribune: Dunmore council, Keystone landfill reach tentative agreement
Times Tribune: Former NEIU fiscal director alleges wrongful termination

South Central
Daily News: Palmyra council sees steep 2015 budget deficit
Daily News: Lack of members could bring end to Veterans Advisory Council
Intelligencer: Residents concerned about proposed gas pipeline need to get involved early in permitting process, attorney advises
Intelligencer: Cutler among local lawmakers seeking leadership positions
Dispatch: York County rail trail gets $1 million grant
Patriot-News: Derry Township supervisors consider new sidewalk ordinance and map
Patriot-News: Right to Know Law requests must be filed with open records officers, Pa. Supreme Court rules in gaming board case
Patriot-News: Bottom’s up: Pa.-run liquor stores report record sales
Roxbury: Tom Wolf Transition Code of Ethical Conduct

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Wide tobacco ban aired before Bethlehem Area School Board
WFMZ: What will Wolf do with Corbett’s ‘Healthy Pennsylvania’ plan
Eagle: On Veterans Day, the genuine ‘Lone Survivor’ comes to Berks County
Eagle: Cumru Township manager recommending tax hike in new budget
Eagle: Reading City Council unanimously tables scheduled vote on proposed Act 47 recovery plan
Express-Times: Student expelled after six Whitehall High bomb threats; superintendent says, ‘We’re not messing around’
Express-Times: Allentown planners criticize plan for 24 apartments at Center City storage facility
Express-Times: Tatamy council president abruptly walks out of closed session, promises resignation

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Tax increase likely in Montoursville
Sun-Gazette: Next phase of medical center access project gets funding
Daily Times: Lubrano, alumni-elected trustees to push Penn State to switch sides in Endowment Act lawsuit
Times-News: Postal workers plan protest in Erie

Opinion
Sun-Gazette: Early learning key to quality future workforce locally
Sentinel: Our View: Sewer work pricey but necessary
Dispatch: EDITORIAL: Good showing by most York County schools
Daily Local News:  Next … stopping Obama’s agenda to damage America
Bucks County Courier Times:  Corbett regrets three years late
Daily News: Now playing: drama in the Pa. Senate
Daily News: Wolf’s at the door, but GOP pols won’t answer
Philly.com: Politics will still rule the day
Tribune Review: The Pa. email scandal: It grows & grows
Post Gazette: Worthy choice: Obama picks a respected pro for attorney general
Post Gazette: Voters have rewarded GOP obstructionism
County Times: Thank-you to mayor

Blogs
Pennsylvania Progressive: A nation of fear
Keystone State Education Coalition: “Thorough and Efficient” Coverage of PA School Funding Lawsuit
Keystone Politics:  Browne and Mensch Have Some ‘Splaining to Do

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