1/15 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Fetterman backs Sanders, Clarke endorses Shapiro and Toomey blasts sanctuary cities. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Sen: Fetterman Endorses Bernie Sanders for President (UPDATED with VIDEO): The Braddock Mayor throws his lot in with the Vermont Senator.

Clarke Endorses Shapiro for AG: Shapiro scores the backing of the Philly City Council President.

PA-Sen: Toomey Blasts Dems Over Sanctuary Cities (VIDEO): The “race to the left” is harming Pennsylvanians, the Toomey campaign says.

HD-15: Christiana Endorses Rubio: The State Representative is the latest lawmaker to join Team Marco PA.

Report: Allentown Council to Urge Pawlowski to Resign: The Allentown City Council is planning a vote of no confidence.

Lindsey Graham Headlines GOP Winter Meeting: The South Carolina will speak to the party faithful tomorrow in Hershey.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: PA sees exodus of veteran, moderate state lawmakers
New York Times: Pennsylvania: No Terror Cell in Ambush, FBI Says
NJ.com: History of Pennsylvania Farm Show chronicled in book

Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: Longtime State Senator Won’t Seek Re-election
KYW Newsradio: Former Phila. Police Commissioner Joins Drexel Univ. As Distinguished Fellow
Philadelphia Business Journal: Democratic National Convention in need of 10K volunteers
Philadelphia Business Journal: Former Comcast exec to become Philly Fed’s new chairman
Philadelphia Business Journal: Economic Conference 2016: Toomey is ‘bullish’ on the Phila. region (Video)
Philadelphia Business Journal: Ambulance firms: New Pa. law puts them in financial emergency
Inquirer: City considers a big tent, literally, for Philly’s hungry
Philly.com: Biden to tour labs, meet cancer researchers at Penn
Heard in the Hall: Sen. Kitchen to retire; Sharif Street to run for her seat
Big Tent: Fetterman feels the Bern

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Officials won’t call cop’s shooting ‘terrorism’
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County adds 144 acres of preserved farmland in 2015
Bucks County Courier Times: Council Rock school board member Mark Byelich running for state representative
Bucks County Courier Times: Riverkeepers ask top Dems to investigate FERC

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Candidates sought for Mount Pleasant Area school director post
Post Gazette: Witnesses names submitted for Pa. justice’s ethics trial
Post Gazette: State audit shows ex-Montour superintendent allowed worker to take second job
Early Returns: Albert Baker Knoll, son of former Lt. Gov, running for state treasurer
WESA: Wolf still hopes for budget deal as next proposal nears
WESA: Even with funds flowing, Community Colleges reeling from Budget impasse
WESA: Pa sees exodus of Veteran, Moderate state lawmakers

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Beaver County 2016 Budget reopened in light of $17 million deficit
Beaver County Times: Decline of coal industry means fewer federal grants for mine reclamation
Observer Reporter: Washington School District, teachers agree to two year contract extension
Altoona Mirror: Council member breaks down barrier
Altoona Mirror: Bellwood residents face tax hike
Tribune Democrat: Cambria commissioners rescind 2015 payment of 75K to economic development authority
Tribune Democrat: Biden’s cancer moonshot draws on Windber hospital

NEPA
Times Leader: Temporary consultant Richard Gold hired by Luzerne County in 2013 is still on job
Times Tribune: Scranton fills new administrative, firefighter jobs
Citizens Voice: County to receive public emergency notification system
News Item: Longtime County Court Administrator reportedly out
Standard Speaker: Hazelton city council overrides Yannuzi’s veto
Pocono Record:Stroudsburg Mayor Tarah Probst to co-run Main St. restaurant

South Central
Patriot-News: Cumberland County officials face questions on rural preservation versus economic growth
Carlisle Sentinel: Former PSU player Breneman named campaign manager for Regan
York Dispatch: FBI treating ambush of Philly officer as terrorist attack
York Daily Record: Pennsylvania without gerrymandering
York Daily Record: Perry on SOTU: Obama must work with Congress

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: FBI probe nets first elected official, former Allentown controller Mary Ellen Koval
Morning Call: Easton City Administrator Glenn Steckman resigns abruptly
Morning Call: Northampton County’s Open Space plan has farmland preservation advocates nervous
Morning Call: Stunned Coplay Council accepts mayor’s abrupt resignation
WFMZ: Warren County looking to lure business, residents

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: Speedy action not the smartest move, some city leaders counter
Sun Gazette: State Sen. Yaw to run for 3rd term
Daily Times: Wolf still hopes for budget deal as next proposal nears
Daily Times: McGinty reports raising another $1M

Opinion
Express Times: 5 Takeaways from Phillipsburg’s rocky transition of power
York Daily Record: E-cycling must be top priority for lawmakers
Tribune Review: What Sanders and Trump portend
Early Returns: Peddling fear in not so fearful times
Inquirer: Who is crying over Philly’s children who live amid our gun culture?
Inquirer: In Lenfest’s gift, much potential for media
Bucks County Courier Times: Common sense gun measure

Blogs
Citified: This Report May Make You Look at the SRC Differently
Citified: Darrell Clarke’s Power Is Now Growing Beyond City Limits
Keystone Crossroads: What Pennsylvania’s Knight Cities Challenge winners have been up to

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