12/11 Morning Buzz

In Harrisburg and DC, elected officials get to the work of governing. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Reader Poll: Who is Least Likely to be On the Ballot For Guv? PoliticsPA wants to know: Which candidate mulling a run for Governor is least likely to appear on the ballot? And of those, who is most likely to appear on the ballot for Lieutenant Governor?

Reader Poll: Candidates Should Fundraise at PA Society: PoliticsPA asked whether or not candidates should fundraise at PA Society, and a majority of you agree with this most recent trend.

Maust to Red Maverick Media: GOP politico Adam Maust, the Political Director at the House Republican Campaign Committee in 2010 and 2012, has officially joined GOP campaign firm Red Maverick Media. He’s one of PoliticsPA’s 30 under 20 alum. “We couldn’t be happier than to have Adam as our latest Maverick,” firm Co-Founder Ray Zaborney said.  “Adam was a big part of HRCC’s success the past two cycles, and our clients will benefit from Adam’s knowledge and his experience.”

PA Independent: Commentary: At Pennsylvania Society, indulgence in no short supply
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: State receives ACA info from feds
Capitolwire: OFF THE FLOOR: Early Interest in Gov challengers highest for Allyson Schwartz, Rob McCord.
Capitolwire: Chance encounters at PA Society make the weekend, Corbett says.

Inquirer: Federal jury deliberating case against former Philadelphia police
Inquirer: Settlement talks with Sandusky victims are fraught process
Daily News: John Baer: With the wolfpack at the Pa. Society bash
Philly.com: Main Line developer pleads in $13 million fraud
Heard in the Hall: Comfortably N.U.M.: Meet the City’s new go-to agency
PhillyClout: Nutter’s still got Obama’s back
Commonwealth Confidential: Business groups praise gov’s transportation “plan”
Heard in the Hall: Comfortably N.U.M.: Meet the City’s new go-to agency
PhillyClout: New mysterious government office is now official
PhillyClout: Monday’s DN: Arab businesses are growing in the Northeast
StateImpactPA: BoomTown: How Drilling Has Changed Towanda, PA
WHYY Newsworks: Starting gun for Philadelphia’s next mayoral race?
WHYY Newsworks: Health exchange deadline looms, with Pa. among procrastinators
WHYY Newsworks: The toll not taken: Pa. Turnpike loses millions with free passes
Phillynow.com: How Does the City Enforce ‘Complete Streets’?
Phillynow.com: Listen to PW Senior Editor Nina Hoffmann on WHYY Today
Phillynow.com: DAILY GRINDER: Now, Just 50 Philly Divisions Went Zero Percent for Romney
KYW Newsradio: Nutter Joins Other Democratic Mayors Across Pa. In Call For Fiscal Cliff Solution
KYW Newsradio: Federal Jury Weighing Lawsuit Against City of Philadelphia Over Murderous Cop

AP: Pa. woman sues Google over Gmail privacy, claims violation of wiretap laws
AP: Pa. has no will to face unions, Corbett says
Tribune Review: Senators’ wives are pitching in to help with Flight 93 National Memorial
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett values unexpected moment with Justice Scalia
Post-Gazette: At Pennsylvania Society, politicians’ eyes are on coming elections
Post-Gazette: Auditor general criticizes free rides for Turnpike workers, vendors
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County assessment appeals taking a long time
Post-Gazette: Smart Growth conference in Pittsburgh focuses on transportation, green infrastructure and urban redevelopment financing
Early Returns: PA Society recaps

AP: Ex-controller charged in Pa. drilling embezzlement
AP: Did Corbett hike taxes or fees? It’s up for debate
Beaver County Times: Auditor says Turnpike Commission wastes millions

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Dozens raise Cain over veteran’s predicament
WFMZ: Local Mayors discuss Fiscal Cliff
WFMZ: Easton Mayor Sal Panto not interested in county executive job
Express Times: Easton District Judge Gay Elwell remembered by friends, family during funeral service

South Central
The Sentinel: Cumberland County opts to advertise 12 percent tax increase
The Sentinel: Corbett: Pa. lacks will to pass ‘right-to-work’
The Patriot News: Cumberland County Commissioners hear residents for and against 12 percent tax hike
York Daily Record: York Mayor Kim Bracey and other mayors in Pennsylvania warn of fiscal cliff
Lancaster Online: County legislators will not put pay raises in their own pockets
Roxbury News: Harrisburg City Council: Vote to fill vacant seat scheduled for Tuesday December 11, 2012

North by Northwest
Campaign ‘12 Blog: Rally planned today outside Kelly’s office
Centre Daily Times: Corbett: Pa. lacks will to pass ‘right-to-work’
Williamsport Sun Gazette: LEGISLATIVE TALLY
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Local lawmakers, pundit consider fiscal crisis

Intelligencer Editorial: A bold move: Castor ponders run for Governor
Daily News: DN Editorial: CLIFF DWELLERS: Let’s stop the debt-ceiling posturing once and for all
Pottstown Mercury: Pa tax reform plan should lead to action
Daily Local News: The very sad state of the American welfare system
Times Tribune: Fix states Draconian forfeiture law
Tribune Review: FEMA’s fumbling: Stretched too thin
Post-Gazette: Modest good news: The nation’s unemployment rate goes down
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: As we expected Rothfus lends an ear to constituency

Daylinsights: PA Society Chronicles 2012
Keystone Politics: Medicaid Provider Tax Vote is First Test of Whether Dems can Trust Allyson Schwartz on Health Care
Keystone Politics: Pittsburgh Mayor Campaigns Taking Shape

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    • They Ain't Listed Here (33%)
    • Dalessandro’s Steaks and Hoagies (29%)
    • Pat's King of Steaks (9%)
    • John's Roast Pork (9%)
    • Steve's Prince of Steaks (9%)
    • Tony Luke's (6%)
    • Geno's Steaks (4%)

    Total Voters: 232

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