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11/14 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6New entrants in the race for Mayor of Philly, Wolf talks about the deficit and Kane disciplines those involved in the porn email scandal. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Anthony Williams to Run for Mayor of Philly: The State Senator has informed supporters he intends on announcing next week.

Abraham to Join Philly Mayoral Race: Lynne Abraham will announce her candidacy next week.

PA-Gov: Wolf Addresses Projected Budget Deficit: The Governor-elect released a statement on the latest IFO report.

AG Kane Disciplines 30 Staff Members over Email Scandal: Attorney General Kathleen Kane has fired, suspended or asked for the resignation of 30 more employees caught circulating pornographic emails.

PA-Sen: Club for Growth PAC Endorses Pat Toomey for Re-Election: In addition to Toomey, the group endorsed five other Republican Senators.

PLSReporter: Independent Fiscal Office projects multi-billion dollar structural shortfall by 2020
StateImpactPA: Studies show naturally occurring methane in Northeast PA water
PA Independent: State Senate GOP ousts Pileggi as majority leader, taps Corman
State House Sound Bites: York mayor among Wolf transition team leaders
State House Sound Bites: Trooper ambush suspect charged with terrorism
State House Sound Bites: AG Kane says effects linger from Oct. car crash
State House Sound Bites: The impact of the ACA, one year later

WHYY Newsworks: Need help signing up for insurance? Counselors bracing for open enrollment
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. will max out line of credit
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. facing $1.85 billion deficit next year
The Inquirer: Illegal alcohol sales alleged at Chesco golf club
The Inquirer: Pa. faces $2 billion budget deficit, and credit is tight
The Inquirer: Police: Frein saw trooper’s slaying as political ‘assassination’
The Inquirer: Chesco, Delco teachers rally for contracts
The Inquirer: Phila. leaders major players on Wolf transition team
The Inquirer: Sen. Anthony H. Williams to announce his mayoral run
The Inquirer: Regional turnout boosted margin of Wolf’s win

Pottstown Mercury: McConnell chosen by Republicans for majority leader
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown School District audit finds no problems, $700K surplus
Delco Daily Times:  A.G. Kathleen Kane still suffering effects from car crash
Daily Local News:  Commissioners refinance bonds, save projected $4 million
Daily Local News:  Ambushed state police barracks reopens to public
Daily Local News:  West Chester NAACP to hold annual event

City Paper: Trick Question: Can the mayor’s education task force make a difference in Pittsburgh schools by ignoring its problems?
City Paper: City officials mum on police policy change calling for third-party review of excessive-force complaints
Post Gazette: Pittsburgh Public Schools graduation rates show improvement
Post Gazette: VA fires Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs director
Tribune Review: Ferrante trial costs taxpayers $12,730
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh angling for federal money to aid distressed neighborhoods
Business Times: URA approves $16.5 million in state grant allocations after complaints about UPMC
Business Times: FedEx Ground to build 300K-square-foot distribution center in Jackson Township

County Times: Shell’s promise: Local waters, wildlife would not be disturbed by cracker plant
County Times: Beaver County’s budget moving past Friendship Ridge debts
Mirror: Blair property values rise by about $1M
Tribune Democrat: Westmont Hilltop board approves expansion project at elementary, high schools

News Item: Shamokin officials: There’s nothing left to cut in budget
Times Leader: Luzerne council discusses infrastructure improvements
Times Tribune: Scranton 2015 budget raises taxes 19 percent
Record:  Frein’s motive: Revolution

South Central
Daily News: Lebanon City Council passes 2015 budget, tax increase
Intelligencer: Lancaster City Council: state needs to reduce carbon pollution
Intelligencer: Denlinger reflects on successes, failures of his political career
Intelligencer: FERC chair tells U.S. Rep Pitts no over holding pipeline meeting in Lancaster County
Intelligencer: Violent crimes up, property crimes down in city and largest suburbs, FBI report says
Daily Record: York Mayor Kim Bracey to be a vice chair on Tom Wolf’s transition team
Patriot-News: York mayor, college president among those named to Wolf’s transition team
Patriot-News: Two Pa. senators ask PSU trustees to postpone vote on changes to board’s make-up
Patriot-News: Where’s the money to fix potholes in Harrisburg? Energy-draining streetlights partly to blame
Patriot-News: Corbett signs bill allowing allergy attack remedy in schools
Patriot-News: In exclusive interview, AG Kathleen Kane talks recovery after crash, grand jury and porn emails scandal

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Landfill landslide in Williams Township wont be cleaned up ‘til 2016
Morning Call: Michael Ballard seeks delay of his execution, challenges Pa.’s lethal cocktail
Morning Call: Allentown plans pool improvements, new playgrounds for 2015
WFMZ: Merger of Berks, Lancaster mass transit systems
WFMZ: Berks County budget calls for no property tax increase in 2015
Eagle: No tax hike in proposed Berks budget
Express-Times: Washington Township, Northampton County, tentative 2015 budget features 1-mill tax hike
Express-Times: Eric Frein sees himself as revolutionary, directs parents on his burial, court records show
Express-Times: Michael Ballard lobbies to join federal lawsuits over Pa. lethal injections

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Mayor to present $21.4 million budget proposal with no tax increase
Times-News: AG Kane expected at office this month
Times-News: Groh, Figaski stick by vote to hire Figaski’s niece
WICU: Erie District Suspends “C-Average” Rule for Athletes
Onward State: Senators Corman, Yudichak Ask For Delay in Board Reform Vote

Times-News: Our View: Wolf right to make education top priority
Sentinel: Our View: Partisanship unlikely to lessen
Daily Record: 8 suggestions for Tom Wolf’s new cabinet (YDR opinion)
Post Gazette: Gail Collins / Americans love the Keystone pipeline!
Tribune Review: Tinkering with the System
Observer Reporter: Pa. education funding’s elephant in the room
Bucks County Courier Times:  A ‘fresh start’: No free lunches
Daily Local Times: We Shale Overcome: A new life for Marcus Hook
Delco Daily Times: Kirkland offers opposition to second casino in Philly
Daily News: Harrisburg takes a step to the right Letters: Why City Council killed the PGW sale
The Inquirer: No holiday from Christmas

Keystone Politics: What Accountability? Dermocrats Win Despite Inexplicable House Losses
Keystone Politics: PA Congressional Delegation Total Sausage Party Now
Keystone Politics: Blame Jay Paterno
Citizens’ Call: Local Democrats Bracing for New Legislative Session in Harrisburg

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