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11/18 Morning Buzz

Harrisburg-Capitol-steps6-300x220Knox drops Philly bid, the Montco GOP is in disarray, and we give roundups of the races for Governor and PA-13. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

WaPo: PA-Gov Still Most Likely to Change Parties: Another month, another number 1 ranking for the Governor’s Mansion. The Washington Post says Pennsylvania is the state most likely to see a party switch in 2014.

PA-Gov Roundup: Schwartz, McGinty, Pawlowski and more: Allyson Schwartz seeks to reinforce front-runner status while Katie McGinty makes the case that she is a top-tier candidate.

Shakeup at Montco GOP: Kerns Out, Vereb In: Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman Bob Kerns resigned his post abruptly this week, likely facing sexual assault charges. It appears that state Rep. Mike Vereb will take his place.

11/15 Ups & Downs: Millions in taxpayer waste, more 2014 governor polling and the return of a prodigal congressman. Check out this week’s ups and downs.

PA Dems Hold Ranks Against Obamacare Changes: Democrats members of Congress opposed a GOP bill that would allow individuals to keep existing individual insurance plans regardless of Affordable Care Act rules.

Knox Abruptly Ends Philly Mayoral Bid: Rumored to be just days away from announcing a run for Philadelphia Mayor, Businessman Tom Knox nixed his candidacy late Friday. Meanwhile Frank Rizzo is giving it a look.

PA-13 Roundup: Arkoosh, Boyle & Leach: In the race to succeed Allyson Schwartz, Valerie Arkoosh brought on a new hire, and both Brendan Boyle and Daylin Leach secured endorsements.

Meehan Introduces Bill to Protect Military Sexual Assault Victims: Pat Meehan is a co-sponsor of Article 32 Reform Act, a bipartisan bill that would protect victims of sexual assault in the military’s legal system.

PSEA Prez Says No to LG Run: Mike Crossey, President of the Pennsylvania State Education Association teachers union, won’t mount a bid for Lieutenant Governor.

WITF: Proposal would add legal costs to challenge from some school employees
WITF: Hearing on drug use planned for Thursday
WITF: Midstate lawmaker behind latest Merit Selection push
PA Independent: Three things to know about Pennsylvania’s fiscal outlook for the next five years
StateImpactPA: EPA scales back on ethanol requirements
StateImpactPA: How healthy is the Delaware River watershed?

Philadelphia ACLU: 1 in 10 Pa. public school students given suspensions
Inquirer: Obama looks to 2014 at W. Mount Airy fundraiser
Heard in the Hall: Tom Knox ends 2015 mayoral run
PhillyClout: Tom Knox ends campaign for mayor before it starts
PhillyClout: Frank Rizzo to become Democrat, may run for mayor in 2015
PhillyClout: Another international trip for Nutter
PhillyClout: Obama raises $1M for Senate Dems in Philly
Axis Philly: Can this woman save Gov. Corbett?
WHYY Newsworks: Minimum wage hike sought in Pa.
WHYY Newsworks: Philly City Council tightens security to stop protests
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. deploys action team after Lockheed Martin announces plant closure
WHYY Newsworks: Mayor Nutter headed to Panama
WHYY Newsworks: Philly councilman attempts charter change to make a point
PhillyNow: Same-sex marriage suit stays alive in PA
PhillyNow: Does Occupy Philly have a case against city over 2011 arrests?
KYW Newsradio: City Council to extend gentrification relief deadline
KYW Newsradio: Pa. lawmakers consider ban on credit card tip fees
KYW Newsradio: Pa. DA’s speak out out on law and order in the suburbs
KYW Newsradio: Frank Rizzo, Jr. on verge of announcing run for Phila. Mayor as a Democrat
KYW Newsradio: Mayor Nutter to accompany VP Biden on trip to Panama canal

Montgomery News: Legislator proposes increasing Pennsylvania’s maximum speed limit
Pottstown Mercury: Exelon wants rest of Limerick nuke plant relicensing challenge thrown out
Daily Times: Eddystone council president asks state AG office to look into police chief matter
Bucks Local News: Lawmakers to host public meeting in New Hope on changes to flood maps
Daily Local News: Chesco commissioners to visit Phoenixville
Bucks County Courier Times: Pa. House Republican switches stance on transportation bill
Intelligencer: Petri’s poll: 66 percent want to buy alcohol in Pa. grocery stores
Intelligencer: Judge denies Bucks County’s motion on gay marriage
Times Herald: Montgomery County Treasurer Jason Salus Appointed to Pennsylvania’s Tuition Account Program Advisory Board
Times Herald: Vereb the favorite for Montgomery County GOP Committee chairman
Levittown Now: Fitzpatrick & Santarsiero Release Statements About the Closing of Lockheed Martin Facility

Tribune Review: Beaver County upbeat as Shell ponders new plant L
Tribune Review: Mayor makes time for former president, but not vets L
Tribune Review: South Fayette officials expected to vote on coal mining under former hospital L
Post-Gazette: Corbett, Rendell, Schweiker and Ridge call for passage of transportation funding bill L
Post-Gazette: Petition asks board to delay votes on key city school issues L

Beaver County Times: Midland Council pushes for evictions of undesirable tenants L
Beaver County Times: Supreme Court case could affect prayer at county meetings L
Beaver County Times: Sheriff’s office cites safety issues with county staffing request L
Altoona Mirror: Toomey focuses on veterans L
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Why city opted for expensive sewer test L

The Times Leader: After soft year, 2014 will be have a bulky ballot
Times-Tribune: Witness to infamy: Girl in blue remembers JFK assassination
Times-Tribune: In final Scranton budget, Doherty plans to pay the piper
Standard Speaker: Senate passes potato bag bill
Standard Speaker: Witness to JFK’s killing still haunted by horror
Standard Speaker: State launches new General Assembly site
Pocono Record: Pike County commissioner defends courthouse expansion
Pocono Record: Affordable Care Act may harm your health

South Central
WITF: York businesses back transportation funding plan
Carlisle Sentinel: Area residents recall the reaction following the assassination of John F. Kennedy
Carlisle Sentinel: Home sales, prices up in Midstate
Harrisburg Patriot News: After 150 years of infamy for panning Gettysburg Address, newspaper receives huge, nationwide reaction for overdue retraction
Harrisburg Patriot News: Harrisburg receiver hours away from overriding City Controller’s authority to end $600M debt deal delays
Harrisburg Patriot News: Harrisburg Mayor-elect Papenfuse announces transition team advisers
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: What debt deal means to six parties who must sign agreement
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Lancaster County senator to co-sponsor bill that would allow medical use of marijuana

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pennsylvania colleges face enrollment crisis
Morning Call: Allentown arena authority divided over downtown wages
Morning Call: Bill threatens traditional phone service
Reading Eagle: Berks County environment report notes dip in recycling, improved streams
Reading Eagle: Residents in Montgomery County say mulch operation chips away at their peace

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Hospitals, providers navigate health care reform law
Sun-Gazette: Mansfield borough council hears about possible regional municipal authority
Sun-Gazette: Lycoming College service remembers former president
Centre Daily Times: State High students donate proceeds of Grange Fair livestock sale to medical research
Centre Daily Times: State College High School officials work through options for North Building

Inquirer: The Gettysburg address almost wasn’t
Inquirer: Bluster from Congress on Iran, but to what end?
Pottstown Mercury: Pa. public notices proposal is step into dark
Pottstown Mercury: Cops and DNA: Is privacy surrendered with the sample?
Post-Gazette: Do the right thing: Pass a transportation funding bill — now L
Times-Tribune: Endangering governance
Times-Tribune: Behold the inquisition
Times-Tribune: About that flawed rollout
Times-Tribune: Bill to end gerrymander huge reform
Citizens Voice: Gerrymandering needs to end
Citizens Voice: Corbett knows all about unacceptable
Harrisburg Patriot News: Retraction for our 1863 editorial calling Gettysburg Address ‘silly remarks’
Harrisburg Patriot News: Saturday Night Live lampoons our Gettysburg Address retraction

Above Average Jane: Gettysburg Address Event at Constitution Center
Keystone Politics: Corbett: We’ll Keep Using Fake Marcellus Jobs Number Because Derp
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Informative West Easton Web Page
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: NorCo Eyes Preservation of Archibald Johnston Lands
Liberty City Press: School District Should Reject Art Sale
Liberty City Press: Groundbreaking celebration for a ‘groundbreaking’ new healthcare complex
Liberty City Press: Living It All The Way Up at the Goldtex Apartments

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  1. When the Republican base stays home because Corbett jacked the gas tax by 28 cents per gallon will all the Democrats supporting the Corbett tax hike vote to elect Corbett?

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