11/19 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf names his steering committee, Corbett is still trying to implement HealthyPA and we ask what 2015 election you’re most looking forward to. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Wolf Names Steering Committee to Work with Transition Team: Gov-elect Wolf announces the members of his Transition Steering Committee.

PA-Gov: Corbett to Use Final Days to Implement Wolf-Opposed Medicaid Expansion: Governor Corbett’s Healthy PA plan will begin accepting enrollment Dec. 1 with coverage starting Jan 1.

Politically Uncorrected: Is The Eight-Year Cycle Dead?: Elections always leave some unfinished business. Tom Wolf’s historic win over incumbent Tom Corbett is no exception.

Reader Poll: Cawley Should Run in PA-8: Our readers believe the Lt. Governor should run for Congress in 2016.

Reader Poll: What 2015 Race Are You Most Looking Forward To?: We ask our readers whether the race for Mayor of Philly or the Supreme Court contests have their attention.

Statewide
Capitolwire: York-area teachers’ union says ultimatum vote on charter conversion plan is ‘politically motivated’
Capitolwire: Environmental activists press Gov.-elect Wolf on fracking
PA Independent: Gift ban legislation to get second chance as Wolf pushes own ethics reform
State House Sound Bites: Smucker: make like Wolf and ban gifts
State Impact PA: Delaware River Basin Commission to review proposed PennEast Pipeline
PLS Reporter: Gaming Control Board awards 2nd Philly casino license
PLS Reporter: The Corbett transition team – 4 years later
PLS Reporter: Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure; a year after Act 89, Part II

Philadelphia
Philly.com: DA: Phila. courts supervisor stole $155K in bail money
Daily News: Nutter on 2nd Philly casino license: ‘We need to move forward’
Inquirer: For Gaming Board, casino amid sports venues made sense
Inquirer: Nutter nmed a Public Official of the Year
Inquirer: State legislators take heat from Philadelphian about school funding
Inquirer: Phila. schools see 40 applications for new charters
Inquirer: Rendell to host greet-and-meet for mayoral candidate Ken Trujillo
WHYY Newsworks: Wolf taps steering committee for transition team
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. OKs South Philly site for city’s second casino
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. lawmaker again calls for ban on all legislative gifts
WHYY Newsworks: One possibly in, one out in race for Philadelphia mayor
KYW: Major Expansion Project Begins At King of Prussia Mall

SEPA
Mercury: $3.1M U. Pottsgrove budget would not raise taxes or sewer fees in 2015
Courier Times: Pennsbury not interested in merging with Morrisville School District
Courier Times: Bucks commissioner Loughery asks Congress for disaster money
Daily Times: Pa. Gaming Control Board paves way for casino in Philly sports complex
Daily Times: Trainer’s 2015 preliminary budget includes no tax increase
Montgomery Media: Ambler area flooding, stormwater management study reviewed; floodplain remapping a concern for residents

Pittsburgh
Early Returns: Perry on Politics: Filling the Democratic vacuum
Early Returns: Anti-frackers ask Wolf to forget shale tax
Tribune Review: Teacher files labor relations complaint against union over political mailing
Tribune Review: Philly stadium-district casino wins new license
Tribune Review:  Senate Democrats reject bill to build Keystone XL pipeline
Post-Gazette: Corbett intends to move ahead with Medicaid plan, despite successor’s wishes
Post-Gazette:  VA director in Erie responds to Congressman Murphy’s accusations
Post-Gazette:  Pennsylvania judge halts execution to allow lethal injection challenge

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Blair budget shows no tax increase
Altoona Mirror:  Altoona Area School District selects director of education
Observer-Reporter: Rep. Murphy draws N.Y. mental health protestors
Beaver County Times: Power transmission group urges multistate cooperation to meet emissions standards

NEPA
Pocono Record:  Pa. Supreme Court creates Office of Elder Justice
Pocono Record:  State police, officials thank community
Pocono Record: Professor: Union dues wrongly used for politics
Times Tribune:  Scranton school directors hear options for cutting 2015 deficit
Times Tribune:  WPX to divest from Marcellus Shale as profiting from gas proving more difficult

South Central
Intelligencer/Era: City school custodians oustourced; jobs offered at contracted company
Daily News: Lebanon County commissioners raise row office salaries
Daily Record: County development agency offering nonprofits free use of Santander Stadium
Daily Record: York mayor proposed cutting 75 positions from city
Patriot News: Designated Harrisburg City Treasurer Tyrell Spradley cleared to take office
Patriot News: Harrisburg Treasurer responds to questions raised about residency, business taxes

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Easton school district looking into eliminating one elementary school
Morning Call: Northampton County trying to untangle budget mess
Eagle: Reading Mayor Vaughn D. Spencer: People will come to downtown
Eagle: Make City Hall more business-friendly, many say
Express Times: Phillipsburg vote set on $1.2 million in sewer plant upgrades

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Early budget shows deficit for Bellefonte
Sun Gazette: Township residents get fracking info

Opinion
Inquirer: Ending the Uber wars
Mercury: Pope Francis visit will bring together millions in faith
Daily Times: Editorial: Cutting down on perks a good start by Wolf
Intelligencer/Era: A solution on the pipeline
Patriot News: The deceptive campaign to cast doubt on climate change is losing: Cynthia Tucker
Patriot News: What is net neutrality? And why do you need to care about it?: A video explainer
Morning Call: Derrick Morgan: When the president won’t listen on immigration
Tribune Review:  Liquor reform for a gas extraction tax?: It should be a nonstarter
Post-Gazette: Drilling tax fairness in Pennsylvania
Post-Gazette: State-system universities are worth the investment
Beaver County Times:  Another shutdown would doom Republicans
Times Leader: Zeroing In: Our corrupt region is the stuff of awards
Times Leader: Students of all sorts can blossom when shown lessons have real-world applications

Blogs
Citizens Call: Montco Opens Pennypack Trail Extension
Keystone Politics: Never Forget: PA GOP Cut State’s Share of Education Spending from 44% to 33%

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