11/30 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Senate committee recommends removing Kane, Wolf signs nine new bills and the latest budget update. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

BREAKING: Committee Recommends Full Senate Consider Kane Removal: The committee investigating Kathleen Kane’s case is asking the State Senate to begin proceedings to remove her from office.

PA-BGT: Mission Impossible?: Gov. Tom Wolf and GOP leaders averted another crisis Tuesday.

PA-Gov: Wolf Signs Nine Pieces of Legislation: It was busy at the Governor’s Mansion today.

Kane Responds to Committee Recommendation to Remove Her From Office: The Attorney General also pledges to hunt down every offensive email on state servers.

PA-Sen: Sestak Blasts Toomey on Veterans Issues: The 31-year Navy veteran is calling on Toomey to rectify his “abysmal record on veterans issues.”

Sunday Show Preview: November 29, 2015: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Framework collapse avoided; broad-based tax hikes, property tax relief no longer included
Capitolwire: Panel recommends Senate consider direct removal process against Kane
Capitolwire: Judicial Conduct Board continues investigating Eakin emails
State House Sound Bites: Budget stalemate won’t disrupt hunting season
StateImpactPA: Deja vu all over again: why the shale tax keeps flaming out

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Kenney and Nutter not unified on plan for ‘unified’ 911 center
Inquirer: New Pa. law strengthens protection from harrassment
Inquirer: Christie nets NH newspaper endorsement
Philly Clout: Mayor-elect rides SEPTA, talks Birds like ‘normal dude’
CapitolInq: Fetterman: U.S. must embrace immigrants
WHYY Newsworks: What to know about ‘BernieCare,’ ‘Sanders’ health overhaul
WHYY Newsworks: Pennsylvania budget fight’s bottom line, as usual – taxes
WHYY Newsworks: Councilwoman-elect vows to work for education, ‘quality life’ for all Philadelphians
WHYY Newsworks: Change at the top for Philly Dept. of Licenses and Inspections

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: County Council borrows $25 million
Delco Daily Times: County threatens to withhold $6.5 million in state funds amid budget standoff
Pottstown Mercury: Limerick eyes slight tax hike to pay for capital projects
Pottstown Mercury: VIDEO: Gilberstville pastor first to open Congress with prayer under new Speaker Paul Ryan
Montgomery Media: Norristown Area School Board cancels adult evening classes due to budget impasse
Bucks Local News: Bucks County releases $400.9 million operating budget for 2016; spending plan holds line on taxes
Daily Local News: Coatesville City Council adopts preliminary 2016 budget

Pittsburgh
WESA: Young American Muslims Face Pressure, Are Optimistic Of Increasing Tolerance
KDKA: Local Religious Leaders Offer Sanctuary To Syrian Refugees
Tribune Review: Anti-drug agencies find key ally in battling overdoses: Addicts
Tribune Review: Funding highway bill atop Rep. Shuster’s agenda
Post-Gazette: Here, there, everywhere a bear: Game Commission says population not a problem
Post-Gazette: Harrisburg sheds its stodgy image
Post-Gazette: Budget standoff has state’s food banks looking to hunters for help

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Shuster foresees long-term road plan
Altoona Mirror: State senator spars with local preacher
Altoona Mirror: Proposed gambling bill would leave out bars, clubs
Beaver County Times: Clairton’s exit from Act 47 distressed status may provide path for Aliquippa

NEPA
Citizens’ Voice: Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton looks back as his time in office nears an end
Citizens’ Voice: Pipelines a familiar reality for school district, park system
News Item: Trump to headline Pa. Society event
Times-Tribune: Fixing bridges dominates Lackawanna County’s long-range plans
Standard Speaker: Luzerne council to search for next manager
Times Leader: Fracking’s promise: Environment feels the sting of Pennsylvania’s regulatory approach

South Central
Patriot-News: Incentive to finish the #PABudget? Trump set to headline Pa. Society Event
Patriot-News: Can AG Kathleen Kane appoint special prosecutors? The jury’s out
Patriot-News: Political Winners & Losers: Kane promises porn purge and a #PaBudget could be in sight
Carlisle Sentinel: Final state budget might be agreed upon this week
York Daily Record: Possible tax hike in York County
York Daily Record: Final election results for York County
York Daily Record: York GOP favors new liquor privatization bill
Lebanon Daily News: Burglar enters home with owners there

Lehigh Valley
Capitol Ideas: Trump to be headliner of PA Society Weekend
Capitol Ideas: Wolf feels pressure by GOP to back down on refugee decision
Reading Eagle: Demonstrators on Penn Street Bridge urged attention to climate change
Reading Eagle: Successful small business Saturday

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Shift in Black Friday trends
Centre Daily Times: Local schools close for the first day of hunting season
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Loyalsock first place in country to receive new crime tracking system
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Social Security imbursement has long wait

Opinion
Philly.com: Too late for a tantrum
Philly.com: On ISIS, U.S. must lead from the front
Delco Daily Times: Editorial: Pennsylvania residents are victims of budget impasse
Bucks County Courier Times: ‘Do something to stop the bleeding’
Bucks County Courier Times: Leadership lesson for Harrisburg
Altoona Mirror: State budget debacle can’t be duplicated
Citizens’ Voice: Political posturing at the expense of policy
Citizens’ Voice: Recommended fine against Uber excessive
Times-Tribune: Even now, it’s all or nothing
Standard Speaker: Keeping payday lenders at bay
Times Leader: Luzerne County’s response to cash crunch seemed irrational; here’s why
Tribune Review: Another holiday dump: The regulations parade
Post-Gazette: Budget blather: Wolf and lawmakers must end it this week
Patriot-News: The full Senate should move quickly on Kane Committee report
Patriot-News: On the possibility the #PABudget Impasse might finally be resolved in the coming week

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Capitol recap: Proposed municipal pensions fix would allow skipping public bids
Keystone Crossroads: Gridlocked: municipal pension analysis won’t happen without state budget
Citified: Michael Nutter looks back
Lu-Lac Political Letter: The Lu Lac Edition #3077

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