1/21 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Governor Wolf is sworn in, Toomey will face a tough re-election and we ask how Wolf’s first year will go. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Wolf Sworn in as Commonwealth’s 47th Governor: The York native pledged to act on jobs, education and good government.

PA-Sen: PPP Poll: Toomey To Face Tough Re-Election: A recent PPP poll finds Toomey with a low approval rating and close matchups with potential Democratic challengers.

Scarnati Announces Senate Committee Chairmen: The Senate Pro Tempore details the leaders of each committee in the upper chamber.

Reader Poll: How Will Wolf’s First Year Go?: We ask our readers what Governor Wolf’s approval rating will be one year from now.

Reader Poll: Santarsiero Holds Solid Lead: Our readers believe the State Rep. will win the 2016 Democratic primary in PA-8.

Dean Decides Against Seeking Montco Commissioner Seat: Madeleine Dean is sticking with her current job as State Representative.

State House Sound Bites: Wolf Stresses Innovation With Inaugural Speech
PA Independent: Does No Child Left Behind Nurture a Culture of Cheating
StateImpactPA: 8 Fracking Protesters Arrested at Wolf Inauguration
PLSReporter: Gov. Wolf Asks Pennsylvanians to Give Him a Chance
PLSReporter: Wolf Adds Nominees for Education, Labor & Industry Secretaries
PLSReporter: Senate Republicans Announce Committee Assignments

Philly.com: Analysis: Obama Barrels into Final Act of Presidency Unbowed
Philly.com: Governor Wolf’s Inaugural Address
Philly.com: AP: Democrat Wolf Takes Office as Pennsylvania’s 47th Governor
Inquirer: Wolf Sworn in as PA Governor
Inquirer: Federal Jury Convicts Ironworkers Local 401 Boss in Racketeering Trial
Inquirer: Wolf Riding Tide of Voter Optimism in Harrisburg
Daily News: Former Philly Principal Named State Education Secretary
WHYY: Fracking Protesters Arrested at Wolf Inauguration
WHYY: Lt. Gov. Stack Sworn into Office in Harrisburg
KYW: Details of Pope Francis’ Visit to US, Including Philadelphia, Coming Together

Pottstown Mercury: Want to Read Tom Wolf’s Inaugural Address?
Bucks County Courier Times: Teacher Salaries for Bucks and Montgomery Counties
Bucks County Courier Times: Warminster GOP Seeks Candidates
Bucks County Courier Times: Key Points in Gov. Wolf’s Inauguration Speech
Delco Daily Times: Quiz: Could State of the Union Proposals Save you a Dime?
Bucks Local News: Longtime Newtown Constable, Business Leader, and Community Leader Announces Bid for District Judge

Pittsburgh Business Times: Pa. Gov. Wolf vows to help improve schools, create high-paying jobs
KDKA: Wolf Sworn In As Pennsylvania’s 47th Governor
Post-Gazette: Lancaster schools head tapped to join Cabinet
Post-Gazette: Wolf sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor
Post-Gazette: Shaler Area grad invited guest at tonight’s State of the Union address
WTAE: Wolf inaugural party gets under way
WTAE: Wolf signs first 2 executive orders, including gift ban
WTAE: Anti-fracking protesters arrested, heard at inaugration
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania Capitol prepares for transition to Democrat Governor Wolf
Tribune Review: As governor, Tom Wolf will target jobs, schools, changing government

Beaver County Times: Beaver County restructures law department
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Wolf’s inauguration focuses on optimism despite fiscal challenges
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Chamber of Commerce elects new officers, welcomes board members
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Pasquerilla: Open up and admit Johnstown Redevelopment Authority’s limits
Observer-Reporter: Local legislators optimistic about Wolf’s bipartisan promise
Observer-Reporter: Burgettstown seeking representative for authority
Observer-Reporter: Grimes announces bid for judge

News Item: Wolf asks state leaders from both parties to join inauguration
Standard Speaker: Hazleton City Council may apply for $300G in gaming funds for renovations
Standard Speaker: U.S. senators aim to protect local waste coal power plants
Times-Tribune: Wolf, his policies popular as inauguration day arrives
Times-Tribune: Ex-congressman Chris Carney considering Senate bid
Times-Tribune: Wolf inaugurated, focuses on education, partisan division
The Times Leader: Wolf taking office sends message more of responsive government, according to Northern Pennsylvania legislators

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Lancaster County Pipeline Opponents Weigh Options
Carlisle Sentinel: New Child Protective Laws May Add Burden on School Districts
Carlisle Sentinel: Early Retirement Approved for Cumberland County Employees
Carlisle Sentinel: Commissioners Certify $230,000 for Farmland Preservation
Patriot-News: Read the Full Text of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Inauguration Speech
Patriot-News: Lt. Gov. Mike Stack: ‘I Believe We Need Big Ideas Now’
Patriot-News: New Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Needs to Work on His Rope Line Speed
Patriot-News: Read Gov. Tom Wolf’s First Executive Orders
Patriot-News: Lawmakers Say They Agree with Gov. Tom Wolf’s Goals but Achieving Them Is Where the Work Lies
Patriot-News: Gov. Wolf’s Speech Was ‘Tom Being Tom’
Patriot-News: Wolf’s First Actions Include Gift Ban, Required Bidding on Legal Contracts
Patriot-News: Wolf’s Speech Was Long on Inspiration. The Perspiration Is Yet to Come
Patriot-News: ‘Ban Fracking Now’ Protesters Urge Gov. Wolf at Inauguration
Patriot-News: ‘I’m Going Home’: Gov. Tom Corbett Heads Back to Pittsburgh with Open Future
Patriot-News: ‘Amish Mafia’ Makes Appearance at Tom Wolf’s Inauguration
Patriot-News: Making a Difference Outweighs Making Money for Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf’s Cabinet Picks
Daily Record: Legislators from Pa. React to the State of the Union Speech
Daily Record: Amendment Would Allow Cell Towers in York’s Open Space District
York Dispatch: Wolf: ‘Pa. at Crossroads’
York Dispatch: Wolf Speech Showcases ‘Let’s Talk’ Style
York Dispatch: Wolf First Acts Will to Be to Ban Gifts, No-Bid Contracts
Intelligencer-Era: Columbia School District Names New Business Manager
Lebanon Daily News: Speakers Provide Economic Forecast at Chamber Breakfast
Lebanon Daily News: At His Inauguration as Governor of Pa., Wolf Says ‘We Can Lead Today’

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: PICTURES: Tom Wolf’s Inauguration as PA Governor
Associated Press: Anti-Fracking Protesters Arrested, Heard at Inauguration
Associated Press: Key Points in Gov. Wolf’s Inauguration Speech
Morning Call: Attorney General Kathleen Kane Visible Despite Possible Charges
Morning Call: Jury Sent Home on First Day of Deliberations in Tollefson Fraud Trial
Morning Call: Tom Wolf Sworn in as 47th Pennsylvania’s Governor
Morning Call: Tea Party Member Tells Bethlehem Township It Must Repeal Law Banning Guns in Parks
Reading Eagle: State of the Union Reaction: Toomey, Casey, Meehan and Pitts
Reading Eagle: Gov. Tom Wolf Offers an Olive Branch, But the Hard Work Begins
Reading Eagle: At Tulpehocken School Board Meeting, Taxes and Technology Dominate Agenda
Reading Eagle: At the Hill School, Gov. Tom Wolf’s Inauguration Inspires Pride
Reading Eagle: Kutztown School Board Urges End to Sewer Dispute
Reading Eagle: Berks County-Area Lawmakers Put Their Priorities at Wolf’s Door
Express-Times: Bethlehem Area School District Starting 2015-16 Budget Process with $11.6 Million Budget Gap
Express-Times: District Judge Robert Hawke Announces Re-Election Bid
Express-Times: Work on Allentown’s Jackson Street Community Park to Begin in Weeks
Express-Times: Republican Incumbents Announce Re-Election Plans in Warren County
Express-Times: Easton Attorney Sam Murray Will Hold Conference About Potential Run for Northampton County Judge
Express-Times: Belvidere Finalizes Mayor’s Term Limit, Hires New Attorney

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Centre County DA Parks Miller Accused of Forgery
Centre Daily Times: Pa. Considers Banning Hiking on Game Lands During Hunting Season
Centre Daily Times: Bellefonte School Board Approves Preliminary Budget with 2.4 Percent Tax Increase
Sun-Gazette: Wolf Takes Over

Philly.com: Next Mayor, Council Must Keep Ethics Reforms
Inquirer: A Good Beginning
Daily News: Tom Wolf’s Moon, Stars, and Challenges
Post-Gazette: Reliable record: The U.S. needs uniform reports on police fatalities
Observer-Reporter: Falling short on liberty, equality and fraternity
Morning Call: Republicans Ignore Voters’ Mandate that Re-Elected Obama
Morning Call: Consider the Danger that Police Face Each Day
Morning Call: Prayer in Schools Won’t Solve Problems in Society
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania a Contender for the Most Corrupt State
Express-Times: Pa. Game Commission Shouldn’t Ban Hikers from Game Lands
Patriot-News: Wolf’s Inauguration Speech Didn’t Include the One Thing We’re All Waiting to Hear – Specifics
York Dispatch: Saving Democracy from Politico-Industrial Complex

Citified: Are the Best Charter Schools Actually Whiter & Wealthier?
Citified: Inside Take: End the Judicial Fundraising Charade
Citified: How to Improve City Council
Citified: Williams Uses Campaign Finance Loophole
2 Political Junkies: The Right and the President’s Tax Plan

  • Do You Agree With the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade?

    • No. (50%)
    • Yes. (47%)
    • Not Sure (3%)

    Total Voters: 109

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