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12/1 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Heinz returns, Kane prepares to name a special prosecutor for “Porngate” and Petri announces his PA-8 congressional campaign. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Heinz Returns to PA, Possible Political Career: Christopher Heinz is moving back to Pittsburgh.

Kane to Announce Special Prosecutors for Porn Emails: The Attorney General will reveal who she has chosen to lead the “Porngate” investigation.

PA-8: Petri Announces Campaign (VIDEO): The State Rep. officially jumps into the open congressional race.

Supreme Court Removes Judge in Feud with Kane: Former Judge Barry Feudale lost his senior status thanks to his conflict with the Attorney General.

Another Official Pleads Guilty in Pawlowski Case: Ex-Assistant Solicitor Dale Wiles admitted to federal fraud charges today.

Statewide
PLS Reporter: AG Kane to make special prosecutor announcement in Philadelphia
PLS Reporter: Work continues on details of “house of cards” budget
PA Independent: After Sandusky wins back pension, PA senator calls for stricter forfeiture law
StateImpactPA: Climate Change: The engineer’s dilemma

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Menendez, Booker ready to barter for extension of tax credits that help NJ poor
WHYY Newsworks: After 16 years on City Council, Wilson Goode looks forward to moving on
WHYY Newsworks: Kenney holding five town halls to get feedback from Philly residents
WHYY Newsworks: Mayor-elect talks priorities for Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: How Congress could give small businesses a bigger incentive to invest in growth
Philadelphia Business Journal: Nutter on Nutter: How the recession shaped his tenure
KYW Newsradio: PA for Puerto Rico join National Coalition to pressure lawmakers to take action on island’s debt crisis
The Inquirer: As his tenure wanes, Nutter holds onto mayoral memories
The Inquirer: As Tasco retires, her influence is as strong as ever
The Inquirer: GOP mayoral candidate out, but not down

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Petri runs for Congress, ending months of speculation
Bucks County Courier Times: Newtown Ambulance Squad asks township for more funding
Daily Local News: Kennett Square considers eliminating funding to non-profits
Delco Daily Times: County Council borrows $25 million

Pittsburgh
WESA: Court Says UPMC Must Keep Rates Cheaper In Medicare Plans
WESA: PA Governor Wants Advice From Hunters, Anglers
Pittsburgh Business Times: How Congress could give small businesses a bigger incentive to invest in growth
Pittsburgh Business Times: Teachers back to work in Peters Township without a contract
Post-Gazette: Mobile app allows recordings of police interactions in Pennsylvania
Tribune Review: Veterans courts in Pennsylvania dubbed remedy for recidivism
Tribune Review: Muslim civil rights groups seeks investigation into shooting of Pittsburgh taxi driver

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: New Florence officer shooting: Police say suspect ignored calls to lower weapon
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Commissioners decide not to sell unpaid tax claims
Beaver County Times: Hunters head to state game lands for bucks

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Pension error costs Dunmore more than $1 million
Times-Tribune: Scranton rental registration program still in court
Times Leader: Luzerne County judge grants county’s request to borrow $20 million to avoid shutdown
Times Leader: Fracking’s promise: When it comes to drilling, New York zigs while Pennsylvania zags
Standard Speaker: Paying more to hunt: Licenses could cost more next year

South Central
Patriot-News: Should we apply a state tax to this?
Patriot-News: AG Kathleen Kane takes announcement of ‘Porngate’ team to National Constitution Center
Patriot-News: How to close a budget deficit?: Pa. talks may be turning to erasing some longstanding sales tax exemptions

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski implicated in FBI case as ex-official pleads guilty
Morning Call: Ex-Allentown official pleads guilty in FBI investigation
Morning Call: Kathleen Kane to hold another news conference on porn

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Mayor: Put cameras on city streets
Sun-Gazette: Hazard mitigation plan meeting set Wednesday in Mansfield
Sun-Gazette: Local support group for troops looking for help

Opinion
Inquirer: Terror threat: Refugees or homegrown in the U.S.A.?
Inquirer: Descent into xenophobia
Daily News: Editorial: Who do they work for?
Bucks County Courier Times: A prescription for tax avoidance
Post-Gazette: Fair housing: Public housing units should be for those most in need
Post-Gazette: Slow-motion justice: Chicago waited a year for charges in teen’s death
Tribune Review: The climate agenda: The nuts meet
Times-Tribune: Surest bet: Daily games are gambling
Times-Tribune: Repair Afghan cash spigot
Times Leader: Pinpoint areas in which Luzerne County government can cut costs
Times Leader: Karen Murphy: We aim to change school immunization rules in Pennsylvania
Times Leader: Joe Sestak: Continue ‘relentless’ push for LGBT rights
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: National spotlight on Pa. Senate race
Patriot-News: State GOP should drop Trump’s invite to Pa. Society event

Blogs
Citified: Young, Black and Dead in America
Keystone Politics: PA GOP choosing a worse overall state business climate over a severance tax on Marcellus shale coalition
Commonwealth Foundation: Yet another tax hike proposal

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