12/15 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Check out our full coverage of this weekend’s PA Society! Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Dispatches from PA Society: Here is the rundown of rumors, rumblings and news from Midtown Manhattan.

12/12 Ups & Downs: Staff announcements, 2016 and PA Society. See who made this week’s list!

10 Rules for PA Society: Some essential advice for PA Society weekend.

The Full 2014 PA Society List of Events: It’s that time of year, politicos: Pennsylvania Society! Here’s a rundown of all the events at the weekend-long marathon of receptions and cocktails.

Statewide
PA Independent:  Week in Review: State lawmakers raise familiar issues in new session
PA Independent: Liquor privatization debate poised to resurface in PA House
PA Independent:  Artist James Dupree fends off eminent domain effort by Philadelphia City Hall
PLS Reporter: UPDATED: The Wolf Transition Team – Mapped
Capitolwire: Capitolwire: The two Toms well received by PA business bigwig

Philadelphia
AP: A ‘different kind’ of Pa. gov, Wolf pays his way
The Inquirer: Angry Citizen’s Impact
The Inquirer: Castille jabs Kane on gravity of inquiry
Inquirer: Schmooze, even news, at annual Pa. political gala
Heard in the Hall: Heard at PA Society
WHYY Newsworks: Booming population in Woolrich Twp. spurs plan for more bike paths and trails

SEPA
County Courier Times: Resident proposes alternate plan for Wrightstown Elementary
Mercury: Pottstown School District planning for $8M in building costs
Local News: Delaware Valley College receives university status; change to usher in a new era for Bucks County higher education institution
Local News: Proposed $393.3 million Bucks County budget calls for no tax increase in 2015

Pittsburgh
Early Returns: At PA Society, hints of potential compromises
Early Returns: Coming up on Peduto’s travel list: China in 2015
Post-Gazette: New law triggers war of words over firearms
Post-Gazette: West Mifflin school officials’ meal costs questioned
Tribune-Review: In poll, many Pennsylvanians predict taxes will rise under Wolf
Tribune-Review: ’I’ve done nothing wrong,’ Attorney General Kane tells Trib
Tribune-Review: Investors eager to trade cash for green cards in immigration program
Tribune-Review: Republicans could secure Wolf cabinet appointments

Southwest
Mirror: City mayor post interests two
Mirror: Discipline for serious criminal acts at colleges put into question
Mirror: Bedford County jail employees say issues caused by staff cuts
County Times: Aliquippa never conducted study of retiree costs
County Times: Reported crime down in Beaver County area

NEPA
Times Leader: Luzerne County eyes new record storage building
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre fire rating improves, but insurance rate impact may be minimal
Times-Tribune: Scranton has highest disability pension rate in state
Times-Tribune: Pension board members defend decisions
Citizens Voice: Study could decide W-B schools’ fate
Standard Speaker: Mayor’s cousin’s firm paid $484G for city projects
Standard Speaker: Luzerne County’s homicide rate in 2014 is lower than last year’s

South Central
The Sentinel: First Dems, now Senate GOP object to spending bill
The Sentinel: Congress approves plan to expand Gettysburg park
Patriot-News: Pennsylvania pension system sees relief through high investment returns, slower payroll growth
Patriot-News: Lancaster mayor, HACC president among transition review heads selected by Gov-elect Tom Wolf
Patriot-News: Getting ready for a renewed push, state Sen. Mike Folmer says medical marijuana legalization is a ‘no brainer’
Patriot-News: Pittsburgh lawmaker praises Penn State president for standing with students in police brutality protest
Patriot-News: Wolf – full speed ahead on Medicaid expansion after swearing-in

Lehigh Valley
Express-Times: Northampton County executive and administrator return $1,400 in improper reimbursements
Express-Times: Allentown schedules community meeting on proposed street improvements tied to riverfront development
Morning Call: Pennsylvania politicos head to NYC
Morning Call: Most Lehigh Valley lawmakers back federal spending bill
Morning Call: Penn’s president feels heat from her police for ‘die in’
Morning Call: NCAA accuses Paterno estate of trying to influence public opinion
Morning Call: Northampton County’s 9 percent tax increase stands

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Councilman sued in alleged sexual assault
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Impact fees to help fund flooding fixes
Centre Daily Times: Law enforcement supporters rally at Old Main
Centre Daily Times: Incoming Senate intelligence chief plans “real time” scrutiny of CIA
Centre Daily Times: A productive week for an unproductive Congress

Opinion
Times-Tribune: Waiting for DEP makes mayor late
Mirror: 79th District paying for promise
Post-Gazette: Gun absurdity: Laws can’t work when big loopholes invite abuse
Centre Daily Times: Yes, facts do matter
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Studies: Millennials want real information fueled by newspapers
Patriot-News: Wolf: To make government fairer, young blacks shouldn’t have to be afraid of cops: Analysis
Patriot News: Honeymoon? What honeymoon? Wolf will have to hit the ground running
Morning Call: Millennials show they are not the complacent generation
Reading Eagle: Garner tragedy raises questions about number of laws
Daily News: Wall Street 1,100,000,000,000, the American People 0
Inquirer: Campuses must confront assault issue

Blogs
Citizens Call: Cheltenham Superintendent Monitor Empowered to Issue Directives
Pittston Politics: Who’s on first at Pittston Area
Third and State: PUBLIC SCHOOL POVERTY: THE NEW NORMAL

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