11/7 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Pileggi faces a leadership challenge, Corbett accidentally signs the wrong bill and Sestak preps for battle against Toomey. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Corman to Challenge Pileggi for Majority Leader: The Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman will try to unseat the sitting Senate Majority Leader.

PA-Gov: Corbett Mistakenly Signs Wrong Gun Ordinance Bill: Governor Corbett accidentally signed the wrong version of House Bill 80, which allows the NRA and other groups to sue municipalities with stricter gun regulations than state law.

PA-Sen: Sestak Prepares for Battle: The 2016 candidate sounds the trumpet in post-midterms email.

Statewide
USA Today: Emails show NCAA uncertainty about Penn State case
PLSReporter: Focus narrowing for Basic Education Funding Commission
StateImpactPA: Feds subpoena Chesapeake Energy over royalty complaints
StateImpactPA:  Sunoco Logistics announces second, bigger natural gas liquids pipeline
State House Sound Bites: The Senate GOP’s “grown-up” eyes a sandbox battle
Capitolwire: American Future Fund Political Action: American Future Fund Political Action urges PA state Senate Republicans to remove Pileggi as Majority Leader

Philadelphia
The Inquirer: Corbett: Penn State ‘probably’ should not have fired Paterno
Daily News: Philly schools get mixed results on state performance measure
The Inquirer:  Costello, off to Congress, to resign as Chesco commissioner
AP: Wolf to leave board of family-owned business
PhillyClout: Thursday’s DN: Another Fattah pal pleads guilty
WHYY Newsworks:  Amid revitalization, downtown Allentown will lose 300 jobs at PPL Corp

SEPA
AP: GOP leadership fight brews in Pa. Senate
Daily Local News: Wolf is Hill School alum with some ties to area
Local News: Yardley Borough Council joins airport lawsuit, commits money to the legal battle over noisy skies
Media: Franconia says 19 percent tax hike coupled with layoffs needed to get back in black
Mercury: Phoenixville voters run into polling place confusion

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Allegheny controller: Executive Fitzgerald uses county vehicle improperly
Tribune-Review: Kane terminates at least 6 employees because of porn emails
Tribune-Review: Wolf will forgot state salary as governor
Tribune-Review: Derco wants another term in Youngwood mayor’s seat
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania releases 2013-14 school performance profiles
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County controller: Fitzgerald used county vehicle for political, personal trips
Post-Gazette: Wolf ready to ‘work together’ with GOP
Business Times: Population growth is new Allegheny Conference focus
Business Times: Sunoco moves ahead with large pipeline project stretching through southwestern Pennsylvania
Business Times: Washington County chamber marks 10 years of shale gas development

Southwest
Mirror: Juvenile court receives recognition
Mirror: Civil suit against city over child’s fall to stand
Times Online: Nearly 60 percent of Beaver County schools improve state scores
Observer-Reporter: Despite pleas from two citizens, commissioners enter into lease with Range to extract Mingo natural gas

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Mayor: Scranton commuter tax unlikely for 2015
Times-Tribune: 146 of 187 NEPA schools score acceptable or higher in state performance profiles
Times-Tribune: COLTS might eliminate Saturday bus service
Times Leader: What will Luzerne County do with 200 weapons seized in PFAs?
Times Leader: Bills mount, new appointments made at Wilkes-Barre Area
Newsitem: Shamokin considers ordinance banning convicted drug felons
Newsitem: Millage could hit 35 under new law in cities like Shamokin
Standard Speaker: Judge dismisses mayor’s budget complaint

South Central
The Sentinel: Commissioners approve decreased CAT funding
The Sentinel:  Commissioners clash over $75M county budget
The Sentinel:  School district encounters shortage of substitute teachers
The Sentinel:  Sunoco to invest $2.5 billion in Mariner East 2 pipeline
Patriot News: Two years later, emails show NCAA might well have been bluffing; should Rodney Erickson have called?
Patriot News: Nine out of 11 schools in Harrisburg get failing scores from Pa. Department of Education
Patriot News:  Corbett: ‘They probably shouldn’t have fired him’ in reference to the late Joe Paterno: report
Lancaster Intelligencer:  Why GOP won: Shifting white votes hurt Democrats

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Eric Frein court date postponed to December
Reading Eagle:  With changed balance of power, prospects for major state issues uncertain
Reading Eagle:  City Council’s $600,000 wish list means $6.3 million now needs cut from proposed budget
Reading Eagle:  Pennsylvania Republicans send early message to Wolf
Reading Eagle: What Tom Wolf could learn from Tom Corbett
Morning Call:  Pennsylvania school report cards had no game changer for Gov. Tom Corbett
Morning Call:  Newly influential Toomey kicks off annual Chamber bash
Morning Call:  Federal flight charge dropped against Eric Frein
Morning Call:  Pa’.s new millionaire governor to accept no salary

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Pennsylvania Senate leaders sue Corbett over budget vetoes
Williamsport Sun Gazette:  Wolf to forgo state salary, limit use of mansion
Erie-Times News:  Wolf urges cooperation between parties
Centre Daily Times: The zombie Congress

Opinion
Citizens Voice: Release the emails
Pocono Record: Letter: Hopes votes made an educated vote
Post-Gazette: Across the country: Voter discontent fed Republican gains in Congress
Post-Gazette: Corbett’s undoing: A term of disappointment begets a historic ending
Post-Gazette: Corbett’s message was clear to voters
Mirror: Challenge awaiting Tom Wolf
Williamsport Sun Gazette:  Here, nationally, message sent: Voter priorities matter
Centre Daily Times: Here’s to hoping Tom Wolf and GOP legislature can work together
Express Times:  Republican gains a result of failed Democratic policies
Express Times:  With no voter ID law, it’s easy to trick election workers in Pennsylvania
Morning Call: Why Corbett’s reelection plans were doomed
Lancaster Intelligencer: Wolf has a mandate on education funding; Republican-controlled Legislature should work with him
Patriot News: Governor Corbett signs wrong gun law bill; Thursday Morning Coffee
Patriot News: It takes two to work together
The Inquirer: Politics’ Dark Age
DN Editorial: A different Pennsylvania
Daily News:  Letters: Noncitizen voting? Really?
Mercury: GEORGE F. WILL: What Republicans must do now

Blogs
2 Political Junkies: More Faith-Based Anti-Science On The Way
Above Average Jane: Dan LaValee Thank You

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