11/24 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Hillary donates to the PA Dems, Fina finally attends sensitivity training and Wolf talks about the possible collapse of the budget framework. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Hillary Fills PA Dems Campaign Coffers: The money came after a donation from Governor Wolf’s PAC to the ex-Secretary of State’s campaign.

Fina Finally Attends Sensitivity Training: It was a one-day session.

PA-BGT: Deal, or No Deal?: The weekend saw several reports signaling the collapse of an agreement in Harrisburg.

PA-2: Fattah Hires Finance Director: The Congressman continues to build his campaign despite his legal troubles.

PA-BGT: Wolf Urges GOP Movement: Gov. Tom Wolf called the budget impasse a “natural function of a divided government.”

PA-Sen: IBEW Endorses McGinty: The Senate candidate won the backing of another union.

PA-9: Shuster At Center of Amtrak Damages Dispute: The plan to decide how much money will be paid to victims of the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia is facing legislative and political difficulties.

Stephens Hits Back at Planned Parenthood Charges: The State Rep. and GOP candidate for Attorney General asserts his pro-life credentials.

Statewide
PLSReporter: Budget framework in peril? Depends on who you ask
PLSReporter: Medical Marijuana advocates urge the passage of SB 3 (VIDEO)
PLSReporter: Coalition of nonprofits push for budget passage (VIDEO)
StateImpactPA: Court backing for zoning change could spur wider gas development, critics say
StateImpactPA: Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale drives boost in nation’s proven gas reserves
Capitolwire: Budget framework appears to be falling apart again, maybe
State House Sound Bites: Wolf: Budget Framework in “Deep Peril”

Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: TSA Boosting Phila. Airport Security Using Specially Trained Dogs
WHYY Newsworks: Mayor-elect Kenney pushes plan to create 25 community schools
WHYY Newsworks: After ‘big mistake’ over pornographic email, three Philly prosecutors have sensitivity training
Inquirer: City leaders picture full-service schools
Heard in the Hall: DA Williams: Porngate prosecutors went to sensitivity training Friday

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County officials focus on homeless during Code Blue emergency
Bucks County Courier Times: Centennial’s preliminary budget eyes ‘worst-case scenario’
Bucks County Courier Times: Preliminary Falls budget again has no tax increase
Daily Local News: Truitt, Dinniman speak on lack of state budget

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Debate to eliminate school property taxes
Tribune Review: Swissvale teen shot five times
Tribune Review: Armstrong 4th most armed in nation
Post-Gazette: Plan needed to make special education needs in schools affordable
Post-Gazette: New bill passed to ensure privacy of jurors

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Local woman who challenged segregation in borough
Beaver County Times: Two confirmed cases of whooping cough
Observer-Reporter: Contempt of court for recorder of deeds dismissed
Observer-Reporter: Budget stalemate causing “deep peril”

NEPA
Times Leader: Possible new records building for Luzerne County
Times Leader: Operating surplus in Wilkes-Barre
Times Leader: Fire on Marlboro Avenue was intentional
Pocono Record: Lower taxes in Pocono Township

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle Connection: Taking a seat on council
Carlisle Sentinel: Papenfuse, visitors bureau agree on $620K marketing deal
York Daily Record: Gov. Tom Wolf: Pa. budget deal in peril
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: The case for (limited) property taxes
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: State budget impasse: How are Pennsylvania’s little learners being affected?
Harrisburg Patriot News: Bigger school property tax cuts, higher state sales tax dropped from Pennsylvania budget talks
Harrisburg Patriot News: Graduation testing requirement delay wins House passage
Harrisburg Patriot News: Kathleen Kane roundup: Key players speak out in advance of committee decision
Harrisburg Patriot News: Gov. Tom Wolf sees irony in his title as America’s most liberal governor
Harrisburg Patriot News: Bill to prevent shutdown of Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry moves out of committee
Harrisburg Patriot News: Ex-DEA agent on medical marijuana: some ‘can’t grip it until they’ve lived it’
Harrisburg Patriot News: Legislation banning offenders from paying off community service with gift cards heads to the governor’s desk
Lebanon Daily News: Officials: No refugees at Gap

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Allentown mayor ‘not going to let fear’ guide decisions on Syrian refugees
Reading Eagle: State Senate narrowly rejects property-tax bill
Reading Eagle: The Rundown: A historic vote is slated on bill to eliminate property taxes
Reading Eagle: Ron Southwick: Renters could be big losers in state budget deal
Morning Call: Syrian refugees travel difficult path to freedom in Allentown
WFMZ: Northampton County controller requests to stop tax payments

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: State budget struggle goes on; vote set
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Contributions of hardworking Democrat recalled
Centre Daily Times: AG’s office: No knowledge of possible deals by Sandusky victims
Centre Daily Times: Pa. House passes juror privacy bill

Opinion
Pottstown Mercury: Property tax reform takes a new hit
Bucks County Courier Times: Republican insiders imagine the unthinkable
Delco Daily Times: Finally, some hope for the VA’s future
Daily News: Diversionary taxes
Harrisburg Patriot News: A #PaBudget lesson – we must change how we fund critical services: Richard J. Cohen
Harrisburg Patriot News: There are the most tax friendly places in the world to live
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Talk about climate change, but start with the truth
Post-Gazette: Senate must force Kane out

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Pa. budget impasse holds up $420 million in student financial aid
2 Political Junkies: Message To Donald Trump (And His GOP Disciples)
Citified: Mayor-Elect Kenney Picks Finance, Commerce Bosses

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