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11/25 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6The State Senate rejects the property tax bill, a resolution to impeach Kane is circulating and we ask if Seth Williams should fire Frank Fina. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-BGT: Senate Rejects Property Tax Bill: In one of the newest budget subplots, the State Senate’s attempt at a property tax overhaul failed.

Reader Poll: Should Seth Williams Fire Frank Fina?: We ask our readers if it’s time for the controversial prosecutor to go.

Reader Poll: Narrow Majority Against Accepting Syrian Refugees: Our readers aren’t exactly opening their arms to refugees from the war-torn nation.

PHL-15: Kenney Announces Major Appointments: The next Mayor of Philadelphia reveals his choice for four different administrative positions.

State Rep. Exploring Kane Impeachment: State Rep. Garth Everett is circulating a memo about starting impeachment proceedings against the Attorney General.

PA-Sen: Fetterman Features Family in Immigration Web Ad (VIDEO): The Braddock Mayor and Democratic Senate candidate’s wife was born in Brazil.

PA-BGT: Breakdown of State Senate Property Tax Vote: A bill to eliminate statewide school property taxes failed by one vote Monday.

SD-37: Reschenthaler Sworn Into Office: Guy Reschenthaler becomes the State Senator for the 37th district.

PA-Sen: Fetterman Misses Deadline: The campaign says it will soon issue the financial disclosure form.

Statewide
PAIndependent: Help could be coming to Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry
State House Sound Bites: State’s Top Cop Could Be Finalized Next Month
PLSReporter: Pension reform vehicle continues progress while compromise plan languishes in discussions
PLSReporter: Pre-Thanksgiving flurry leads to more negotiations on to-be agreed to budget framework
Capitolwire: Framework collapse avoided; broad-based tax hikes, property tax relief no longer included
Capitolwire: Judicial Conduct Board continues investigating Eakin emails

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Magazine: Pa. Senate Votes to Block Syrian Refugees
Inquirer: After override threat, budget talks resume
Inquirer: Taubenberger, Oh officially win City Council seats
CapitolInq: Fetterman: U.S. must embrace immigrants
WHYY Newsworks: In Philly rally, dozens call on Wolf to fast-track scholarship process
WHYY Newsworks: Some ‘porngate’ emails could undermine prosecuting Pa. state reps for corruption
KYW Newsradio: November’s Election Results Have Been Certified, One Incumbent Republican Has Been Unseated In Phila.
Philadelphia Business Journal: Mayor-elect Kenney names 5 more to key posts

SEPA
Bucks Local News: Moody’s Investors Services and Standard & Poor’s reaffirm Bucks County’s Triple-A bond ratings
Montgomery News: Montgomery County officials prepare to protect homeless during Code Blue weather
Pottstown Mercury: Spring-Ford busing issue connected to budget impasse
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County to Harrisburg: You’re officially cut off
Bucks County Courier Times: State Health Department to fund research into medical marijuana to treat childhood seizures

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Regional budget for Allegheny County
Tribune Review: Pfizer purchase Allergan
Tribune Review: Local, deaf business owners
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Possible fracking solution
Pittsburgh Business Journal: U.S. Steel continues to struggle

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Local government closings for Thanksgiving
Beaver County Times: New Obamacare legislation passed
Altoona Mirror: $24.5 million for Penn State Altoona
Altoona Mirror: Local home destroyed by fire

NEPA
Times Leader: Discussion of closing elementary school in Wyoming
Times Leader: Luzerne County manager to keep job
Times Leader: Proposed loan for Luzerne County passed
Pocono Record: Budget talks continue

South Central
York Daily Record: Tie votes results for York County
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. budget negotiations head into home stretch after another temporary disruption to budget framework
Harrisburg Patriot News: Harrisburg mayor defends 2016 budget proposal, while councilman questions tax hike, new hires
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Congress to vote on No Child Left Behind rewrite in early December
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: No tax increase in E. Donegal Twp.

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: U.S. issues travel warning in wake of attacks
Reading Eagle: Lawmakers, advocates vow to continue fight to eliminate school property taxes
Reading Eagle: Wolf says ball is in GOP’s court after budget deal fiasco
Reading Eagle: Residents raise concerns over West Reading borough council’s discord
Morning Call: Kathleen Kane impeachment memo circulates in Pa. House
Morning Call: Bucks County to Pennsylvania: No state budget, no tax payments
Morning Call: What happened to the Hirko tax in Bethlehem?
Express Times: Easton council approves plans for new police station
Express Times: Republicans eye veto override in Pennsylvania budget fight
WFMZ: No tax hike in Upper Saucon; board OKs 3-year police contract

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Property tax bill leaves questions for schools
Centre Daily Times: County commissioners assist in Centre Crest parking woes
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Some on council leery about mayor’s budget proposal

Opinion
Bucks Local News: State lawmaker encourages residents to buy ‘Pennsylvania’ this holiday season
Pottstown Mercury: You  are to blame for Pa. corruption
Bucks County Courier Times: State budget give and take
Inquirer: Opting in to more saving
Reading Eagle: Editorial: 2016 high court ruling could impact presidential race
Erie Times-News: Our view: Should Pa. judges be able to serve until 75?

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: No One Wants Higher Taxes
Keystone Crossroads: Clairton to exit distressed cities program
Keystone Crossroads: Report: Action plan for improving opportunities for black men in Pittsburgh
Citified: Good Ol’ Facts Challenge the Ferguson Effect
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