12/18 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kane releases her sister’s emails, a budget resolution is up in the air and Bishop resigns. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Kane Releases Sister’s Emails: The Attorney General finally reveals the offensive emails her sister sent.

PA-BGT: House GOP: Deal Possible by Saturday: House GOP leaders have put the ball in the Governor’s court.

HD-192: Bishop Resigns, Pleads No Contest: The Philly Democrat gives up the fight.

PA-Sen: PAC Takes Aim at Toomey: The Pennsylvania Senator will be the first Republican targeted by the Senate Majority PAC.

PA-2: Fattah Gets Brady’s Support: The embattled Congressman picked up a huge endorsement for the Democratic primary.

PA-8: NRCC Puts Petri “On the Radar”: Congressional candidate Scott Petri gets a boost from the national party.

Statewide
PLSReporter: PERC on pension reform bill: “This really isn’t a big savings bill, it is a bill that shifts the risk away from the taxpayers”
PLSReporter: Latest budget deadline passes with little fanfare, leaves many questions
PAIndependent: Pennsylvania budget impasse may close Philly schools
PAIndependent: Pennsylvania lawmakers may allow out-of-state alcohol purchases
Capitolwire: It’s a waiting game on budget, pensions
Capitolwire: Another House GOP budget ultimatum for Wolf

Philadelphia
Philly.com: Pa. teen charged with aiding ISIS
Inquirer: Wolf: GOP budget ultimatum ‘ridiculous’
Inquirer: State closes Phila. day care where infant died
Inquirer: Nutter administration gives itself an ‘A’ in ethics
Inquirer: For local companies, U.S. spending bill a mixed bag
CapitolInq: Senate approves Lautenberg-led chemical safety bill
WHYY Newsworks: Amid recession and state cuts, Nutter’s anti-poverty efforts find success
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia Ethics Board Settles Violations With Three Local Politicians
Philadelphia Business Journal: Medicare imposes payment penalty on 13 area hospitals
Philadelphia Business Journal: House passes tax extenders, including Section 179 expensing for small business

SEPA
Daily Local News: Spring-Ford Area School Board vice president enters state rep. race
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County may need a loan to pay bills if impasse continues

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Former county councilman sentenced to 2½ to 5 years
Post-Gazette: Fetterman’s finances attract attention
Post-Gazette: State budget bickering continues with no end in sight
Post-Gazette: Program reduces number of homeless veterans in Pennsylvania
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh school board approves 2016 budget
Tribune-Review: Harrisburg man charged by feds with aiding ISIS
Tribune-Review: Western Pennsylvania loses out on film work amid state budget impasse
Business Times: For the first time, UPMC expands domestically outside Pa.
Business Times: Alcoa, Boeing sign $2.5B deal

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Altoona Water Authority raises water, sewer rates
Altoona Mirror: Lengenfelder’s final meeting full of emotion
Altoona Mirror: Cambria County OKs budget with no tax hike
Beaver County Times: Pittsburgh International rated 10th best in customer satisfaction for medium-sized airports
Beaver County Times: Moody’s downgrades ATI’s credit rating amid negative outlook for next year

NEPA
Times Leader: Still a believer, Leighton says farewell at final council meeting
Times Leader: Luzerne County Bar Association admits new attorneys
Times-Tribune: Audit shows a deficit of $18.9 million for Scranton schools
Times-Tribune: Wayne County employee charged with perjury
Times-Tribune: ‘American Diner’ to revive two local eateries

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Wolf, allies test House GOP resolve against tax increase
York Dispatch: Gov. Wolf gives $500K to York charity
York Dispatch: Pa. bill would help York nursing home
York Dispatch: A look at the budget plan in the Pa. Legislature
Harrisburg Patriot News: A glimpse inside the bribery sting case, and Kathleen Kane’s claim it was tainted by racism
Harrisburg Patriot News: State budget impasse headed toward a resolution of some sort by the weekend
Harrisburg Patriot News: Raising taxes could put your job at risk, GOP senator warns House Republicans

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Allentown simplifies making property tax payments
WFMZ: Lower Saucon OKs manager raises, no tax hike
WFMZ: Jeanette Eichenwald bids farewell to City Council
Capitol Ideas: Democratic super PAC targets Toomey online
Reading Eagle: Berks budget with no tax increase approved
Reading Eagle: GOP pushes more than $600 billion in tax cuts through House

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie County to borrow from itself to get through state budget impasse
Erie Times-News: Pa. budget remains work in progress
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Council prepares to raise tax rate
Williamsport Sun Gazette: If $1B tax plan lacks support, interim budget on horizon

Opinion
Reading Eagle: Editorial: It is time to abolish the death penalty in Pennsylvania
Inquirer: Inspiring mediocrity
Bucks County Courier Times: Pension ‘reform’ won’t hurt lawmakers
Post-Gazette: No tax breaks: Pittsburgh can’t let big performers off the hook
Post-Gazette: Interesting rate: Action by the Fed is a good sign for the economy
Tribune-Review: The Kathleen Kane chronicles: The mess grows (again)

Blogs
2 Political Junkies: Chuck McCullough Update (He Was Sentenced Today!)
Commonwealth Foundation: Tax Hike of Christmas Past?
Commonwealth Foundation: One Idea that’s Changing the World
Commonwealth Foundation: What’s in the Latest Tax Hike Plan?
PA Budget & Policy Center: Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

December 18th, 2015 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 2 Comments

2 thoughts on “12/18 Morning Buzz”

  1. STATE COMM MEMBER says:

    updated email===make it monday…

  2. STATE COMM MEMBER says:

    well,well=just got email=budget will be ok,Sat,hmm,lets see how good our Intel is,,,stay tuned…..

Comments are closed.