11/3 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6What’s at stake today, the ratings from the PA Bar for judicial candidates and Evans will challenge Fattah. Good morning politicos and happy Election Day, here’s the Buzz!

Analysis: The Stakes for Tuesday: Election night will have repercussions far beyond the names on the ballot.

Complete Judicial Candidate Ratings from the PA Bar Association: See what the Pennsylvania Bar Association had to say about each judicial candidate on tomorrow’s ballot.

BREAKING: PA-2: Evans to Challenge Fattah in Democratic Primary: The long-time State Rep. will take on the legally troubled incumbent Congressman.

One Philly Voter Could Win $10K Tomorrow: This unconventional lottery is meant to encourage people to turn out at the polls.

Report: Judicial Conduct Board Should Decide Eakin’s Fate: A special counsel for the PA Supreme Court said that Eakin’s case should be handled by the Judicial Conduct Board.

PA-BGT: Impasse Tightening Its Grip on Services, School Funding: After 125 days, the effects of the state’s budget impasse are spreading.

PHL-15: President Obama Endorses Kenney: The President formally backs the Democratic nominee for Mayor of Philadelphia.

PLSReporter: Gov. Wolf on budget: “They key is, I can’t do this by myself”
PLSReporter: As winter approaches, Gov. Wolf and other officials kick off LIHEAP application period
State House Sound Bites: Supreme Court Leaves Eakin E-mails to Judicial Conduct Board
Capitolwire: Shifting messages on education policy underpin budget stalemate
Capitolwire: Special counsel says Eakin’s emails don’t rise to level of instant Supreme Court action

Inquirer: Dwight Evans says he’ll challenge U.S. Rep. Fattah in ‘16
Inquirer: Philly schools to borrow $250 million just to stay open
WHYY Newsworks: Philly DA, Committee of Seventy to keep watch for Election Day issues
WHYY Newsworks: Thanks to Philly artists and democracy group, signs point to voting
Philadelphia Business Journal: Official to hear case against himself in Pa. Convention Center, union fight

Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove School District, teachers union reach tentative agreement on new contract
Pottstown Mercury: Pa. teacher shortage seen in lack of substitutes
Bucks Local News: Newtown Borough Zoning Hearing Board grants relief across the board for Steeple redevelopment project; residents voice strong support during hearing
Bucks County Courier Times: Lower Bucks Chamber president stepping down
Bucks County Courier Times: Where we vote and where we don’t in Bucks and Eastern Montgomery counties
Bucks County Courier Times: Neshaminy to pay for old Tawanka school damages with new school funds

Tribune Review: PA Supreme Court announces they will not play role in Kane decision
Tribune Review: Mayor Peduto commits to aiding Syrian refugees
Post-Gazette: AHN has lost even more money than predicted
Post-Gazette: Buses rerouted due to bridge closings
Post-Gazette: Marijuana plants found next to playground in Somerset

Beaver County Times: Beaver County schools on the new standardized tests
Observer-Reporter: Factory growth declining in the United States
Observer-Reporter: Green County row officers running unopposed
Altoona Mirror: New online voter registration system unsuccessful
Altoona Mirror: Pre-K programs at risk of closing

Times Leader:  James Edward Roche trial to begin today
Times Leader:  Wilkes-Barre gaining global investors
Times Leader:  No tax collector for Newport Township in 2016
Times-Tribune:  New civilian enforcement has led to increased parking tickets
Times-Tribune: University of Scranton being sued for discrimination

South Central
Roxbury News: Report of Special Council – Review of Justice Eakin’s Personal Email Communications
Carlisle Sentinel: Pennsylvania high court defers email probe to ethics panel
York Dispatch: York City councilman sees his attack as opportunity
Harrisburg Patriot News: What you need to know to vote in Tuesday’s municipal election
Harrisburg Patriot News: Wolf defers to Senate panel’s probe of Kane’s ability to run AG’s office
Harrisburg Patriot News: State university leaders, others to pay more for health benefits
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pennsylvania collects $2.1 billion in October, despite not having a state budget
York Daily Record: Nov. 3 election in York County: What to know
York Daily Record: Congressman Perry to host legislative update
York Daily Record: York County looks to 2016 election

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Ron Southwick: Gov. Tom Wolf’s early misfire comes back to bite him
Reading Eagle: The Rundown: November arrives before the state budget
Morning Call: Election 2015: Who is running for office in the Lehigh Valley?
Morning Call: Proposed Allentown budget keeps property tax steady, hikes earned income tax

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Naturalization ceremony welcomes 46 new citizens
Centre Daily Times: Centre County ready for voters
Centre Daily Times: Wolf says budget discussions are ‘moving beyond partisanship’
Erie-Times News: Wolf addresses large crowd during Erie visit
Erie Times-News: Erie County could furlough workers if state budget impasse drags on
Erie Times-News: PAC says it will reach 1.5 million Pa. voters on Supreme Court race

Pottstown Mercury: Money talks in Pa. Supreme Court race
Daily Local News: Your vote on Tuesday is your voice
Delco Daily Times: Religions need to lead the fight for women
Inquirer: L&I probe is tardy
Daily News: 3 questions on ballot
Carlisle Sentinel: Goldberg: Being a minority, conservative not a contradiction
Tribune Review: Pennsylvanians concerned over teacher contracts
Tribune Review: The Tribune’s recommended candidates
Observer-Reporter: Greene County given funds to develop affordable housing

Keystone Crossroads: Lancaster lawmaker calling for closer look at economic development program numbers
Keystone Crossroads: Altoona electing first full-time mayor in decades
Commonwealth Foundation: Sobering Results on The Nation’s Report Card
PA Budget & Policy Center: Economic Policies That Raise Wages, Part II
PA Water Cooler: LOL, Again
PA Water Cooler: Wolf Protested Over Budget
Citified: Study: Severe Injuries Actually Increased After NYC Added New Bike Lanes
Citified: The No-Bullshit Philadelphia Election Guide

One Response

  1. Justice Correale F. Stevens, in his statement on the report, said that the fact that the emails originally came from Kane should not overshadow their content: “The content of the emails and the impact of that content on the Court, lawyers and the public must be explored. It is irrelevant how and when the emails in question recently became public. The fact is that the emails exist, are being questioned, and must be addressed.” He adds that a person “could reasonably conclude the [Judicial Conduct Board] did not fully investigate this matter a year ago when it had the opportunity to do so.”

    Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/11/02/porngate-pennsylvania-supreme-court-emails-eakin/#KLx8pZbhaBDTOZzL.99

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