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1/22 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kane insists she won’t resign, Trujillo drops out of the Philly mayoral race and President Obama’s approval rating goes up a tick. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Kane: “No, I Won’t Resign” (VIDEO): The Attorney General speaks after court documents confirm a grand jury did recommend charges against her.

Trujillo Withdraws From Philadelphia Mayor’s Race: Ken Trujillo surprises all with an early exit in the Mayoral race.

PPP Poll: Obama Approval At 42%: On the eve of the State of the Union, how do Pennsylvanians feel about President Obama?

Statewide
PLSReporter: Despite new session, natural gas premium royalty bills face same challenges
PLSReporter: DUI Ignition Interlock Bill Seems Like All But Done Deal
PA Independent: Wolf Bans Gifts for Executive Branch First Day as PA Governor
StateImpactPA: State Senate Panel Approves Royalty and Gas Bills
StateImpactPA: Obama Says He Will Veto Bill to Fast Track Pipeline Permits

Philadelphia
WHYY: PA AG Kane says Unsealed Document Proves her Innocence
Inquirer: Obama, Biden to Visit Philadelphia Next Week
Inquirer: Wolf’s First Day:New Rules, Same ‘ol Ride
Inquirer: Documents:Grand Jury Recommends Multiple Criminal Charges Against AG Kane
Inquirer: Trujillo Withdraws from Mayor’s Race
Inquirer: Obama, Wolf Speeches: Familiar Themes, Different Tones
Inquirer: Issue in Mayor’s Race: Keep Nutter’s Watchdogs?
Philly.com: Is PA Smoking $2 Billion of Marijuana?
Heard in the Hall: Ethics Board says state Supreme Court Opinion on Litigation and Campaign Finance is Wrong

SEPA
Montgomery Media: Upper Dublin Commissioner won’t Run for Re-election
Delco Daily Times: AP: Grand Jury: There are Grounds to File Charges Against AG Kane
Bucks County Courier Times: New Judges Nominated to Bucks County Court
Bucks County Courier Times: Wolf Nominates Cawley to Post at Temple University
Bucks County Courier Times: Bensalem Schools Postpone Budget Meeting
Pottstown Mercury: Photos: Governor Wolf

Pittsburgh
City Paper: High Priority: Why your choice for the Pa. Supreme Court may be the most important vote you cast all year
KDKA: After Inauguration Festivities, Wolf Must Now Face $2.3 Billion Deficit
KDKA: Wolf’s First Action In Office Focuses On Ethics, Open Government
KDKA: Wolf Supporters Celebration Without Beer From Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times: Wolf signs two executive orders between inauguration and inaugural balls
Pittsburgh Business Times: Mylan vows to press patent case after Supreme Court ruling
Tribune Review: Supreme Court to consider Kane’s request to remove prosecutor
Tribune Review: Congress likely to jilt President Obama’s tax plans
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania bill would let voters say who gives tax exemptions

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Penn Highlands chief: Obama’s plan reflects value of community colleges
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Centre County wants special prosecutor for DA forgery allegations
Observer-Reporter: Peters Township School District seeking Act 1 exemption
Altoona Mirror: Blair commissioners show support for Easter Seals plan
Beaver County Times: Assessor: State change could mean major tax losses for Beaver County
Beaver County Times: Pennsylvania legislators respond to Obama’s speech

NEPA
The Times Leader: ACLU announces federal lawsuit challenging Wilkes-Barre “One-Strike” law
The Times Leader: WB councilman Tony George to announce mayoral candidacy Sunday
News Item: SASB taxes to raise by no more than 3 percent
Standard Speaker: Wolf takes helm as 47th governor
Standard Speaker: Local legislators interested in working with Wolf
Citizens Voice: Exeter mayor resigns to take state post
Citizens Voice: Wolf vows to focus on job creation, education

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County Announces Leave for Employees Due to Bad Weather
Patriot-News: Rick Santorum: It’s Difficult to Listen to Pope Francis
Patriot-News: I Do Not Care What People Think of Me’: Middletown Borough Council President Won’t Play Politics
Patriot-News: Pick Your Precedent: Supreme Court to Consider Kathleen Kane Grand Jury Question
Patriot-News: Grand Jury on AG Kathleen Kane: ‘Violations of the Criminal Laws Have Occurred’
Patriot-News: Investigation of Leaks from Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s Office Had an Unusual Start
Patriot-News: Wolf Administration Gets High Marks for Early Interest in Openness
Patriot-News: Kathleen Kane Attorney Lanny Davis: ‘The Supreme Court Is Giving Us a Fair Hearing’
Patriot-News: For His First Day – And for the First 100 – All Eyes Are on Gov. Tom Wolf
Patriot-News: Gov. Tom Wolf Taking It Easy on His First Full Day in Office
Patriot-News: Kathleen Kane’s Attorney Reacts to Grand Jury Doc Release
Patriot-News: Kathleen Kane: Supreme Court Orders Release of Some Leak Investigation Docs
Daily Record: York County Commissioners Remain Firm on Current Levels of Support Toward York City
Daily Record: Gov. Tom Wolf’s Outreach to GOP Attracts Notice
Daily Record: Rendell Says Wolf Has Skills and Leverage to Succeed
York Dispatch: York County, DA Asks Judge to Dismiss $8M Lawsuit in Fatal Shooting by Springetts Cops
York Dispatch: Hoke Seeks Re-Election as York County Commissioner
Intelligencer-Era: Lancaster School Board Plans for Leadership Transition
Intelligencer-Era: Warwick Township Will Monitor Rock Lititz Studio with Consent Agreement, Not a Noise Ordinance
Intelligencer-Era: New Pa. Enrollment Number from Healthcare.gov: 422,484
Intelligencer-Era: Strategies for a Safe City, LNP Forum (VIDEO)
Intelligencer-Era: Local Lawmakers Divided on State of the Union Calling for Unity
Lebanon Daily News: Pa. Rep. Russ Diamond Announces Committee Assignments

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Northampton County Puts Off Decision on How to Convert Louise Moore Farmhouse
Morning Call: Feds Extend PennEast Pipeline Comment Period
Morning Call: Lower Macungie Land Preservation Planning Stuck in Neutral
Morning Call: District Judge Marakovits Resigns, Rejoins DA’s Office
Morning Call: Norco Hunting for a New Solicitor
Morning Call: Proposed Tax Increase a ‘Non-Starter’ Toomey Says
Morning Call: Norco Exec Brown Announcing New Administrative Hire, Now Must Fill Another
Morning Call: Parkland School District Faces $3.2 Million Budget Shortfall
Morning Call: ‘Time Is Running Out’ to Sign Up for Obamacare
Reading Eagle: With Kathleen Kane in Limbo, Many Elected Officials Are Keeping Quiet
Reading Eagle: Kathleen Kane Faces An Uncertain Future
Express-Times: Parkland School Board Votes to Keep 2015-16 Tax Increase Under 2 Percent
Express-Times: Envelope Crisis Will Be Addressed Immediately, Northampton County Executive Says
Express-Times: PennEast Pipeline Opponents: Upcoming Federal Meeting Discussing Project ‘Unacceptable’
Express-Times: Envelope Shortage Threatens Criminal Court System in Northampton County
Express-Times: Allentown City Council Elects New President for 2015
Express-Times: Allentown City Council Introduces Measure to Repeal Firearm Laws
Express-Times: Northampton County Councilman Wants Re-Examination of Executive Spending Limit
Express-Times: Northampton County Solicitor Victor Scomillio Resigning to Focus on Judge Race
Express-Times: Northampton County Council Signals It Will Approve Human Resources Nominee

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Wolf Takes Over
Sun-Gazette: WASB Seeks Exception to Boost Taxes
Sun-Gazette: Area Lawmakers Hear No Surprises in Speech
Sun-Gazette: Bunn Announces Bid for Tioga GOP Nod
Sun-Gazette: Commissioners to OK Funds for Area Projects
Sun-Gazette: Muncy Water Authority Letter Raises Concern
Sun-Gazette: Early Montgomery Budget Calls for Tax Hike
Sun-Gazette: Announcing for Political Office?
Times-News: Sen. Toomey Found State of the Union ‘Disappointing’
Times-News: Buses from Erie Heading to March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Times-News: Mayor’s Roar on Shore Ride Dedicated to Military, First Responders

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf: His inaugural message challenges both parties
Pocono Record: GOP turns off Obama taxing on rich
Philly.com: PA Needs a New and Fair School Finance Formula
Daily News: Wolf’s ‘Love Train’ Off and Running
Morning Call: Middle Class to Gain
Morning Call: Expect Complex Tax Regulations to Survive
Morning Call: Taxes and Spending
Reading Eagle: Kane Should Step Away Before Tainting Her Investigations
Express-Times: What Should Gov. Wolf Focus on First? Our Readers Say It’s Getting Rid of the School Property Tax
Express-Times: Should Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane Resing? (POLL)
Carlisle Sentinel: Tax-Exemption Plan Is Off Base
Patriot-News: Gov. Wolf – Young Blacks Need Your Help
Patriot-News: Obama’s Speech, Republican Response Point to Potential Cooperation
Intelligencer-Era: Gov. Wolf Aims High, But Needs a Ground Game
Lebanon Daily News: Local Government Pensions Are Not Suffering Like the State’s
Times-News: Chief Execs Might Not Be Great Governors

Blogs
Citified: Ken Trujillo is Out of the Mayor’s Race
Citified: Trujillo’s Exit: What it Means and Who it Helps
Citified: Four Obama State of the Union Pledges That Would Help Philly
Citified: Doug Oliver: Here’s why the Mayoral Field is Boring
Citified: Forcing Ethics Onto the Moral Agenda
Above Average Jane: PA State Senators Approve “Let Women Rot and Die” Bill
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