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1/13 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6A look at the PA-8 field of candidates, Clarke opts not to run for Philly mayor and Wolf announces more cabinet choices. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-8: A Look at the Potential 2016 Field of Candidates: We breakdown what may prove to be the most competitive congressional race of 2016.

Clarke Passes on Mayoral Race: The City Council President will run for re-election instead.

PA-Gov: Wolf Announces Three More Cabinet Choices: The Governor-Elect revealed a few more potential members of his Administration.

Metcalfe: AG Kane is a “Woman” Not a “Lady” (AUDIO): State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe took a shot at Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

HD-170: Special Election to Fill Boyle’s Seat Scheduled for March 24th: Speaker Turzai has set the date for the 170th Legislative District’s special election.

Wolf-Corbett Butt Heads on Open Records Office: Corbett’s late-term appointment causes controversy.

PA Independent: Voting Before Corbett Leaves a ‘Golden Opportunity’ or ‘Bad Government’
State Impact PA: Plans for Offshore Gas Terminal Spark Controversy
PLSReporter: Wolf Announces Nominees for Corrections, General Services, and Insurance
PLSReporter: Over 100 Strong and Growing: Pennsylvania’s Problem-Solving Courts
State House Sound Bites: Open Records Law has Unfinished Business
State House Sound Bites: Wolf Taps Wetzel to Stay as Pennsylvania Prisons Secretary
State House Sound Bites: Wolf Team Outlines Details of Inaugural Bash
State House Sound Bites: Agency Battling Drug Crisis has Big Job, Little State Money
State House Sound Bites: Governor-elect Tom Wolf Criticizes Appointment Process

Inquirer: Feds want seven years’ worth of Fattah’s private e-mails
Inquirer: Nutter looks back on seven years of accomplishment
Inquirer: Ron Castille: From Vietnam valor and injury to historic tenure as Pa. chief justice
Inquirer: City to give hiring preferences to AmeriCorps members
WHYY Newsworks: PUC pushes Philadelphia to ramp up replacement of leaky gas pipes
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. open records law has unfinished business
WHYY Newsworks: Philly gives national service alum extra points in hiring process
KYWNewsradio: U.S. Military Hacked; Apparent Personal Info of Officers Posted Online

Bucks County Courier Times: Bristol Twp. schools to vote on school closure, tax index next week
Delco Daily Times: State agency battling heroin scourge has big job, but little Pa. money
Delco Daily Times: Radnor asks citizens board for advice on funding capital projects
Daily Local News: Downingtown council considers changes to the fire chief appointment
Daily Local News: Coatesville Area School District taxes headed up 2.4 percent

Tribune-Review: Much at Stake as 16 Vie for Historic 3 Vacancies on Pa. Supreme Court
Tribune-Review: Senior Democrat Doyle Anchors Pennsylvania Delegation in U.S. House
Tribune-Review: Wolf to Keep GOP Corrections Chief
Tribune-Review: Beaver, Greene, Washington County Officials Discuss Investigation of Taxpayer-Funded Job Training Agency
Post-Gazette: Heidelbaugh Will Not Seek Re-Election to Allegheny County Council
Post-Gazette: Wolf Fills Cabinet Positions
Post-Gazette: Five Stories to Read Today

Beaver County Times: State Bridge Replacement Project on Target to Start Next Summer
Beaver County Times: Agency Battling Drug Crisis Has Big Job, Little State Money
Observer-Reporter: Beth-Center Superintendent Charged with DUI
Observer-Reporter: City Mission to Build New Veterans Shelter
Observer-Reporter: Charleroi Attorney Joins District Attorney’s Staff
Observer-Reporter: County Offering Series of Winter Exercise Programs
Tribune-Democrat: Westmont HIlltop Board Forgoes Tax Increase

Times-Leader: PennDOT Restores Speed Limits on Interstates
Times-Leader: City Contractors’ License Test to Be Held in March
Times-Leader: Long-Awaited Luzerne County Crackdown on Junk Vehicles Proposed
Times-Leader: Superior Court Upholds Sentence for Man Convicted of Smuggling Methadone into Prison
Times-Tribune: Program Could Help Stalled Scranton Projects

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Judge Clears Way for Appeal of York Schools Takeover
Carlisle Sentinel: Pa. Senate GOP Gives Raises Despite Freeze
Harrisburg Patriot News: Camp Hill School Board Eyes Possible $1.3 Million Revenue Shortfall Next Year
Harrisburg Patriot News: Derry Township School District Will Stay Within State Spending Index for 2015-2016
Harrisburg Patriot News: Downtown Hershey Development is Seeking Special Tax Deal for Infrastructure Work
Harrisburg Patriot News: Lower Dauphin School District to Keep Tax Increase Below Act I Index
Harrisburg Patriot News: York City School District Looks to Gov. -Elect Wolf to Reverse State Petition on Receivership
Harrisburg Patriot News: What Do Area Educators Think of Obama’s Free Community College Idea

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Northampton County Council Power Broker Lamont McClure Won’t Run Again
Reading Eagle: Penn State Trustees Say NCAA Settlement May Be in the Works
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council Introduces Measure to Repeal its Firearms Regulations
Reading Eagle: PennDOT Aims to Reduce Crashes on 422 in Lower Pottsgrove
Reading Eagle: U.S. Military’s Twitter, YouTube Accounts Hacked
Reading Eagle: Mayoral Hopeful Says He Can Get More Done in Reading Than Current Mayor

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Novel New Law Prompts Towns to Agree to Rescind Gun Measures
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Tioga County Development Corp. CEO to Retire
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: PennDOT Employees Pledge to Help
Centre Daily Times: Paul Ryan Won’t Seek Presidency in ‘16
Centre Daily Times: State College Borough Council Weighs Priorities
Centre Daily Times: Talk of Petraeus Indictment Raises Legal Questions For his Ex-Paramour
Centre Daily Times: Keystone Pipeline Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

Inquirer: Banking on a good idea
Daily News: 17th & Lucky to Be There
Tribune-Review: Undercover Peduto: A Promise Broken
Post-Gazette: The Makeup of Our Corporate Congress Doesn’t Reflect America
Post-Gazette: George F. Will Needs a Helping of Wisdom on Climate Change
Post-Gazette: We Should Focus on Skills-Building for Workers
Post-Gazette: Prisoner Patients: Pa. Switches to Treatment for Mentally Ill Inmates
Post-Gazette: Rising Economy: Jobs and Other Factors Point to a Growing Recovery
Observer-Reporter: Community College Plan a Good Conversation Starter
Tribune-Democrat: Consolidation Can Work; Witness Indianapolis
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Grand Juror Should Be Able to Speak About Experience
Carlisle Sentinel: Our View: Democracy from Grass-Roots Level
Times-Leader: Replace Luzerne County’s Home Rule? Whoa, Hold on There!
Times-Tribune: Put Reserves Back in Pot
Times-Tribune: Not in Kansas Anymore

2 Political Junkies: Meanwhile Outside…It’s Still Getting Warmer
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Education Policy Roundup
Commonwealth Foundation: Doing Business in Pennsylvania can be Taxing
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Lamont McClure Decides Against Re-election

  • Does the NYC Verdict Make You More or Less Likely to Vote For Trump in 2024?

    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

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