12/2 Morning Buzz
Marcellus Shale Coalition Sitting Out PA Society This Year: The MSC will not be hosting a reception at the annual New York gathering.
Reader Poll: Who Do You Believe Will Be the PA-8 GOP Nominee in 2016?: We ask our readers about the GOP primary in the open race to represent the 8th district.
Kane Chooses Special Prosecutor to Investigate Email Chains: It was another can’t-miss event from the Attorney General.
Trump Coming to PA Society: The Donald is threatening to overshadow the annual New York gathering.
Harper Poll: PA Doesn’t Want Refugees: More than half of respondents strongly oppose accepting those escaping Syria.
Reader Poll: Seth Williams Should Fire Fina: Our readers want the Philly DA to fire the controversial prosecutor.
PA-Sen: McGinty Wants U.S. to Lead Climate Talks: The Democrat is hoping for big news out of France.
Capitolwire: Dissecting the medical cannabis amendment that could win over enough House Republicans
Capitolwire: PA House advances CHIP reauthorization bill
PLS Reporter: Porn email special prosecutor’s probe to be “far more than a fishing expedition”
PLS Reporter: More Republicans cancel PA Society plans as House members caucus on detail-less budget framework outline
CapitolInq: Toomey launches site attacking McGinty and Sestak
CapitolInq: Transportation bill would boost money to Amtrak victims, rail safety
Inquirer: City still to reach a franchise deal with Comcast
Inquirer: Mayor-elect Kenney begins meeting constituents
Philly.com: Kenney’s town-hall schedule
KYW Newsradio: Pennsylvania GOP says Trump fundraiser isn’t an endorsement
Philadelphia Business Journal: C&S Wholesale Grocers to create 500 jobs in Bethlehem: Gov. Wolf
WHYYNewsworks: Philly nonprofits push to get immigrants health insurance
WHYYNewsworks: Troubled Colwyn Borough OK’s state plan to institute financial controls
WHYYNewsworks: Judge OKs $200M loan to keep Luzerne County government open
WHYYNewsworks: Pa. budget talks included expanded sales tax
KDKA: Pittsburgh Mayor’s Travels Exceed All Predecessors
KDKA: Local Arts Community Speaks Out Against Proposed Ticket Tax
Post-Gazette: U.S. senators press for more accountability and student loan money from EDMC
Post-Gazette: State House approves Children’s Health Insurance Program extension
WESA: New Legislation Targets Crime Prevention Through Youth Education
WESA: Arts Organizations Keep Pressure On PA Budget Makers As They Mull Ticket Tax
WESA: Why Some Big Businesses Are Backing The Clean Power Plan
Beaver County Times: Shell Chemicals to spend $700 million to expand Louisiana chemical plant; Beaver County still under consideration
Altoona Mirror: VA Medical Center sets town hall
Observer-Reporter: Yes, no and maybe on South Strabane business proposals
Standard Speaker: Court OKs Luzerne COunty loan
Standard Speaker: Number of teachers on decline
Citizens’ Voice: Stack: Budget deal could pass next week
Times Leader: Luzerne County to seek new expert to value casino for taxation
Times Leader: Luzerne County 2016 budget still a work in progress
Patriot-News: Kathleen Kane’s Porngate team: $2M, 5 lawyers and no Pa. law licenses
Patriot-News: State budget update: ‘We have a lot of tough decisions to make over the next week,’ Reed says
Carlisle Sentinel: Tax collection numbers up from last year
Carlisle Sentinel: Eminent domain being used on bridge in Cumberland County
Carlisle Sentinel: York needs help in fight against heroin epidemic
York Daily Record: House in considering expanding the use of sales taxes
Capitol Ideas: Sen. Pat Toomey launches campaign website
Morning Call: Allentown City Council faces distrust in contracts
Morning Call: Murder trial seeks new judge
Reading Eagle: Reading mayor’s assistant guilty of conspiracy
North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Speaker Ryan feeling pressure to dismiss Planned Parenthood panel
Centre Daily Times: Youth services struggling financially
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Mayor initiates security camera program
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Local shops busy with hunting season
Inquirer: No excuses or protection for hate.
Inquirer: Citizens ready for reform era
Post-Gazette: The pope’s message: In Africa, Francis preached lessons for all nations
Post-Gazette: Born too soon: Reducing early births must be a national priority
Post-Gazette: Biowar boondoggle: An early-warning system is mired in false alarms
Altoona Mirror: Election reform should rest with voter
Times-Tribune: Use 911 idea for all services
Patriot-News: Kane’s ‘Porngate’ roadshow lands in Philly with predictable result
Commonwealth Foundation: Pension reform saves another city
Keystone Crossroads: In the minority: Pennsylvania’s governor, cities welcome refugees
Keystone Crossroads: 2 plead in FBI probe of city contracts in Allentown, Reading
2 Political Junkies: The Tribune-Review STILL misleading the public on climate change