11/15 Morning Buzz

PA Governor’s Residence

A flurry of Gov 2014 activity and more. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Maps: Critz Vs. Obama & Casey: Rep. Mark Critz lost his re-election bid on Tuesday despite running several points higher than President Obama and Senator Casey in the 12th district.

York Businessmen Wolf & Wagner Each Mulls Run Against Corbett: Add two names to the gubernatorial conversation. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, and Scott Wagner, a Republican, each says he is considering a challenge to Tom Corbett.

Politically Uncorrected: Handicapping Pennsylvania’s 2014 Gubernatorial Field: In this column, Madonna and Young point out that the speculation about the 2014 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election has already begun.

Statewide
Capitol Ideas: Wagner calls for changes at Penn State — again.
Capitol Ideas: With leadership elections, Senate Dems, Repubs stick with the tried and true.
State House Sound Bites: Citing reports of voting problems, House Democrats call for investigation
State House Sound Bites: Auditor General urges PSU reforms
State House Sound Bites: Farmers warily eyeing fiscal cliff
State House Sound Bites: No word from Corbett on PA’s health exchange
PA Independent:Failure to reform charter funding leaves pension bubble on the table
PA Independent: Commentary: What’s missing from Pennsylvania’s ballot?
StateImpactPA: “Obama Wants National ‘Conversation’ on Climate Change; No Legislation Proposed”
StateImpactPA: Audubon Society Struggles with Gas Lease Decision
StateImpactPA: Former Drilling Foe Signs Lease with Cabot
StateImpactPA: Drill Bits: Range Resources Takes A Swipe At House Democrat
Capitolwire: Capitolwire: Both Senate caucuses unanimously renominate leadership teams.
Capitolwire: Capitolwire: Fingerprinting and photo ID cards too costly for public assistance benefits, study says.
Capitolwire: OFF THE FLOOR: The state Senate Democrats: Ladies auxiliary no more.
Capitolwire: Capitolwire: House Democrats, GOP elect leaders for next session.
Capitolwire: POINT OF ORDER: PA’s congressional districts reflect voter distribution in state.
Capitolwire: Capitolwire: PennDOT, Turnpike mulling consideration of timetables in roadway contracts.
Capitolwire: Capitolwire: Democrats concede Simmons seat, Saccone-Levdansky still too close to call.
Capitolwire: Capitolwire: Report says more spending needed in early childcare, education.

Philadelphia
Daily News: New auditor general is one pol who’s worth watching
Daily News: Affordable-housing plan using eminent domain advances in council
Daily News: Child advocate returns to Philadelphia
Inquirer: Lawmakers return to Washington with hint of compromise in the air
Inquirer: Pa. lawmakers seek probes of Election Day irregularities
Inquirer: Blatstein delivers casino application in Harrisburg
Inquirer: Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans reelect their House leaders
Phillynow: Read Latest Appeal Notice in Mumia Abu-Jamal Case
Phillynow: DAILY GRINDER: Gov. Corbett Trails ‘Generic Democrat’ in Re-election Bid
Heard in the Hall: One voting division posts impossible results
Philly Clout: Firefights protest transfers, Councilman questions administrations reasons
CapitolInq: Memo to new Senators: don’t forget who hired you
The Big Tent: Nearly 1m ads on jobs, trade in 2012 pres race
Newsworks: Number of provisional ballots, voter ID issues spur call for Pa. probe of voting irregularities
Newsworks: Riverfront buffer bill passes Philadelphia City Council hurdle
Newsworks: Now’s the time to fill out homestead exemptions forms in Philadelphia
Newsworks: Corbett resists setting up health-care exchange in Pa.
KYW Newsradio: Pa. Auditor General Issues Final Recommendations Related to Sandusky Scandal

SEPA
AP: Pa. auditor general calls for Penn State changes
Mercury: DEP OKs Chesco pipeline project
Mercury: Daniel Boone School District mull tax hike, staff cuts to make up $5M deficit
Bucks Courier: Deadline nears for 2nd Philadelphia casino license
Bucks Courier: School board awaits realignment ruling
Delco Daily: Chester Upland’s road to recovery calls for closures, staff cuts
Delco Daily: Chester city Councilwoman Liz Williams moves forward after being cleared in cash flap
Montgomery: Whitpain asses response to Hurricane Sandy
Bucks Local: Upper Makefield supervisors hire new manager at $100K annually after long search
Daily Local: New Coatesville police chief “honored” by hiring
Daily Local: Ex-Delaware County prosecutor on trial for hit-and-run
AP: All-electronic tolls planned for PA turnpike

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Pa. faces deadline for health insurance exchange
Post-Gazette: Poll of Pa. voters gives Obama positive approval on job, Hurricane Sandy response
Post-Gazette: Governor’s commission recommends higher education changes
Post-Gazette: Ravenstahl unveils strategy to boost Downtown retail district
KDKA: Video: Ravenstahl Unveils Downtown Strategy To Attract Shoppers

Southwest
Oberserver-Reporter: County officials question use of probation fees
Altoona Mirror: City recovery ­plan unveiled

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Teachers cast vote of no confidence in Scranton
Citizens Voice: Small politics rears its ugly head
Standard Speaker: Public deserves full testing data

Lehigh Valley
Pennsylvania Ave: For Congressman-elect Cartwright, a crash course at the Capitol
Pennsylvania Ave: Pennsylvania auditor general wants changes at Penn State
Pennsylvania Ave: Fact-checkers should branch out beyond politics
Reading Eagle: State auditor general warns of turnpike fiscal cliff
Reading Eagle: City proposes newer, trimmer 2013 budget
Reading Eagle: Don Spatz: City’s pension costs becoming unaffordable
Reading Eagle: Higher property tax proposed by supervisors
Reading Eagle: Supervisors again hold line on taxes
Reading Eagle: Tentative budget won’t raise tax rate
WFMZ: Rep. Quigley concedes race to challenger
WFMZ: State senators Pat Browne, Vincent Hughes named to leadership roles
WFMZ: For fourth year in a row: Palmer Township spared from tax increase
Express Times: Lehigh County Commissioners fail to override Executive Bill Hansell’s budget veto
Express Times: Democrats close in on Flemington Borough Council seats
Express Times: Justin Simmons declares victory over Kevin Deely in 131st District race
Express Times: President Obama holds first post-election news conference; inmate who escaped during Sandy still on the lam – PM news links
Express Times: Pat Browne, Lisa Boscola re-elected to leadership posts in Harrisburg
Express Times: Bethlehem mayor still hopeful for event ticket tax, nonprofit contributions

North by Northwest
Go Erie: Corbett could face 2014 challenges

Opinions
Daily News: Editorial: A victory in the voter-ID battle, but the war continues
Wayne Independent: Not just Petraeus, but privacy itself imperiled
Pocono Record: Reaching across aisle for like-minded legislators
The Flowers Show: The Tolerance of Liberals

Blogs
Keystone Politics: Redistricting Isn’t the Only Reason Democrats Didn’t Take the House
Keystone Politics: The Challenge for Luke Ravenstahl’s 2013 Primary Challengers
Keystone Politics: What Can We Expect From Bill Shuster on Transportation?
Keystone Politics: Horrible Grand Bargain Ideas Show Why Obama Shouldn’t Deal Until January
Keystone Politics: Keystone Progress: Eric Holder Should Investigate PA DEP
Citizens Call: Cheltenham Budget Message Calls for Combination of Tax and Fee Increases Plus Personnel Cuts
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Is Callahan’s Proposed Tax Hike Political Suicide?
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Simmons Win 131st State House Seat By 447

One Response

  1. Ok I find it really funny that the democrats are still after Penn State! They drug a dead man through the mud who couldn’t defend himself, the criminal is behind bars and most of the men who hid this are in trouble.
    They want to go after Corbett but not one DEMOCRAT will look into the problems of rapes and sexual assaults of women or the politicians who help ignore it like Mark Critz!

    If Kane is a true advocate of the people she will look into a real sexual assault coverup!
    http://www.citizensagainstmarkcritz.com/

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/the-military-s-rape-problem-20120913
    This is what the military isn’t telling women!
    SIGN THE PETITION!

    http://www.change.org/petitions/armed-forces-committee-both-senate-and-congressional-warn-all-potential-enlistees-of-sexual-assault-problem-in-military

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