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11/22 Morning Buzz

rotundaThe first gubernatorial forum will be held Saturday, Senator Casey supported the passage of filibuster reform, Katie McGinty speaks at the Green Build Conference and Tom Wolf releases his charter school plan. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Senate Votes to End Filibusters on Nominees: In what many are calling the “nuclear option” Senate Democrats voted to prohibit filibustering on some federal appointees.

Nurses Advocate for Legislation to End UPMC vs. Highmark Battle: SEIU Healthcare PA is campaigning for legislation that would effectively force UPMC to accept Highmark insurance.

Tom Wolf Releases Charter School Plan: Wolf presents his plan to reform charter schools and increase public school funding.

Governor Forum at Temple Draws Five Candidates: Hanger, McCord, McGinty, Schwartz and Wolf are all scheduled to speak in Philadelphia this Saturday.

McGinty Speaks at Green Build Conference with Hillary Keynote: Katie McGinty spoke at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will be giving the keynote address later today.

Statewide
Capitolwire: IRRC votes 3-2 to approve Keystone Exam regulatory changes
StateImpactPA: To clear the air, some Susquehanna County residents leave the fracking debate behind
StateImpactPA: Environmental court says DEP has to consider forced pooling request

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Rendells, Arcadia launch civic education effort
Inquirer: House sends $2.3B transit bill to Corbett
Commonwealth Confidential: Ex-DPW chief wins $9.2K contract with state of Maine
Heard in the Hall: No birthday gift for Quinones-Sanchez; Land bank bill held
PhillyClout: Tis the season for consent agendas
WHYY Newsworks: JFKs domestic connection to AmeriCorps volunteer in Kensington
WHYY Newsworks: New report highlights individual insurance market changes
PhillyNow: Free Market group targeting Pennsylvania’s unpure Republicans

SEPA
Montgomery News: Pennsylvania legislators urge tightening of gun laws during roundtable at Norristown library
Daily Times: JFK Memories: Local politicians recall events
Intelligencer: Montco unveils no-tax-hike 2014 draft budget

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: City Housing Authority moves to get more federal funding
Tribune-Review: Former Sen. Jane Orie to be released from prison early
Tribune-Review: Judge blocks government from enforcing health mandate on Catholic nonprofits
Post-Gazette: New Pa. education standards win approval
Early Returns: Data dive with Peduto consultant

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Council poised to discuss truck-sharing issues in private session
Altoona Mirror: FirstEnergy planning lockout of union
Altoona Mirror: Groups meet to talk flooding
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Stiles withdraws from 12th district race

NEPA
The Times Leader: Supervision scrutinized at Schuyler school
Times Tribune: Musto hit with second indictment
Times Tribune: Scranton budget might work, but taxpayers hate it
News Item: Barletta sees opportunity for underused federal real estate in public-private deals

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County to advertise 3 percent property tax increase
Harrisburg Patriot News: Governor lauds Democratic help in passing $2.5B transportation bill
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. House sends major transportation funding plan to Gov. Tom Corbett for enactment
Harrisburg Patriot News: The day JFK was shot: PennLive readers look back
Harrisburg Patriot News: Thursday’s Political Pint

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: House passes $2.4 billion transportation bill
Morning Call: Consumers would pay more to pump gas in Pennsylvania
Morning Call: Sex assault charges against former congressional aide headed for trial
Reading Eagle: Elections board releases report on Reading Mayor Vaughn D. Spencer
Reading Eagle: Oley Valley School District lost $6.5 million, auditor general says

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Officials concerned with flood insurance rate hikes
Sun-Gazette: Woodward Township to approve no-tax-hike budget
Sun-Gazette: Parking authority gives city $75,000
Centre Daily Times: Port Matilda mayoral race goes to recount
Centre Daily Times: Penn State trustees consider tuition hikes for some students

Opinions
Inquirer: Yet another bet on gambling
The Times Leader: Justice delayed? Lupas case draws conflicted emotions
Intelligencer: At last, a fix for roads, bridges

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: Mailbag: Is Pennsylvania Taxed Too Little?
Commonwealth Foundation: Union Dues Pay for PSEA Politics
Keystone Politics: The Beginning of the End of the Supermajority Senate
Keystone Politics: Progressives Mike Schlossberg and Erin Molchany Think Health Care Should Be More Expensive
Keystone Politics: (Updated) MAP: The House Members Who Voted Against Transportation Funding
Keystone Politics: Matt Merriman-Preston on the Peduto Campaign
Keystone Politics: Primary Jannie Blackwell
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Struggling Deli Owner Granted Expansion, Longer Hours
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Moravian Hits Home Run With Bethlehem Zoners

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