11/13 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Fina sues Kane, Eakin’s friend steps aside and Scott Wagner faces “moving day”. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Eakin Friend Recuses Himself After Daily News Report: The Judicial Conduct Board Counsel steps down.

BREAKING: Fina Sues Kane: The prosecutor is also pursuing a civil suit against the Philadelphia Daily News.

Philly Councilwomen Denounce Fina over Offensive Emails: The city officials are calling for District Attorney Seth Williams to fire the controversial prosecutor and his associates.

PWF Prepare for Sen. Scott Wagner’s “Moving Day”: The progressive group is set for a creative protest against Harrisburg’s most notable conservative.

Crystal Ball: 38% of PA GOP Primary Electorate Will be White Evangelicals: Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball analyzes the proportion of white evangelicals in every state’s Republican presidential primary.

Statewide
PLS Reporter: New liquor privatization bill introduced
PLS Reporter: Property tax elimination vote coming despite budget framework?
Capitolwire: Kane sued for defamation, retaliation
PA Independent: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board suffers pension hangover

Philadelphia
Heard in the Hall: Kenney to hold four town halls
Philly.com: Wolf defends compromise deal as 1 Pennsylvanians will like (AP)
Inquirer: Kenney vows to uphold strict ethical standards in office
Inquirer: Pope visit costs now pegged at nearly $17 million
WHYY Newsworks: Philly City Councilwomen demand D.A. fire those implicated in ‘porngate’
WHYY Newsworks: Nutter presented with award for integrity ethics
WHYY Newsworks: Syrian refugees find suspicious, hope in Allentown
KYW Newsradio: Comcast to go before City Council for once in 15 years hearing on franchise agreement
KYW Newsradio: Phila. City Council to pass bill to create office to investigate wage thefts
KYW Newsradio: NJ Poll: Voters feel indicated US Senator should quit before his trial

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Middletown supervisors approve new four-year public works contract
Montgomery Media: Souderton council member to resign ahead of move to Ohio castle

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Proposed state budget framework still has many details to resolve
Post-Gazette: Candidate Carson profits from ties with convicted Pittsburgh dentist
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh hearing underway on EPA’s new carbon emissions rules
Post-Gazette: At symposium, Leon Ford discusses cultural disconnect before shooting, paralysis
Tribune Review: Highmark, UPMC reach agreement over in-network access to doctors and hospitals
Tribune Review: Extra $200M for Pa. road, bridge projects, but it’s still not enough
Tribune Review: Tax proposals in Pa. budget plan remain contentious
WESA: Pittsburgh Foundation, United Way of Allegheny County Call on Lawmakers to Pass Budget
WESA: Lessons From Cuyahoga County on Land Banking
KDKA: DEP Urging Communities, Residents To Compost, Mulch Fall Leaves
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pennsylvania sees $3.1B in infrastructure projects from Ohio

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Beaver County takes control of riverfront park in Bridgewater
Beaver County Times: Proposed Beaver County budget includes spending cuts, maintains tax rate
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Ambulance service declaring emergency

NEPA
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre’s Mayor-elect Tony George lists priorities of his administration
Times-Tribune: Election board orders partial recount in commissioners race
Standard Speaker: Proposed West Hazleton budget keeps taxes in line
Standard Speaker: Budget proposal left off city council meeting agenda
Citizens’ Voice: Centralized district court to return to county

South Central
Patriot News: Boys’ Club suing Kane
York Daily Record: Secret Service officer faces federal charges
York Daily Record: Wolf threatens to veto entire budget
York Daily Record: Fight regarding public school funding under Republican proposed budget

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Expanding apartments on the Lehigh River
Morning Call: Wolf defending budget deal
Morning Call: Susquehanna nuclear power plant has reactor 1 shut down
Reading Eagle: Debate regarding property taxes in new budget
Reading Eagle: Watersheds the focus at the annual State of the Environment breakfast

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Sandusky denied subpoena power
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Arrests at Missouri campus
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Possible new senior housing in South Side
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Muncy Township will not have tax increase

Opinion
Delco Daily Times: Editorial: There’s an end in sight to Pa. budget standoff
Bucks County Courier Times: License gone, Kane should follow
Post-Gazette: Choosing judges: In Pennsylvania, there must be a better way
Post-Gazette: Solo on Syria: The U.S. bombing campaign loses its allies
Tribune Review: A $15 Pittsburgh minimum wage? A whopping increase in the state sales tax. It’s economics idiocy
Times-Tribune: Regressive taxes to grow
Times-Tribune: Fix flawed visa program
Citizens’ Voice: Budget framework: This is progress?
Reading Eagle: Implement inoculation proposal as quickly as possible

Blogs
Lancaster Online: Unequal funding, and it’s delayed: McCaskey students seek answers on state budget
Commonwealth Foundation: Cyber schools: Serving an important need
Keystone Crossroads: How Bethlehem played industrial redevelopment’s waiting game
Biz570.com: PBPC issues analysis of tentative state budget framework

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