12/3 Morning Buzz

pa flagPhyllis Mundy announces her retirement, an inside look at Corbett’s re-election campaign staff, and we grade the state legislative leaders on their social media presence.

Grading State Legislative Leaders: Social Media: We rate the social media presence of party leaders in Harrisburg.

Kingston Rep. Phyllis Mundy to Retire: State Rep. Mundy, first elected to the Luzerne County seat in 1990, won’t seek re-election in 2014.

Scranton Building Trades Endorse Mark Smith Lt. Gov Bid: The Scranton Building Trades Council threw their support behind Mark Smith’s candidacy for Lieutenant Governor.

Corbett Camp Staffs Up: Meet the campaign staffers who will work to re-elect Governor Tom Corbett to a second term.

Politico: Obama looks to help blue states elect Dem governors
Politico: A Democratic free-for-all for Pennsylvania governor
State House Sound Bites: Spuds to be you
State House Sound Bites: Advocates push for wind incentive extension as debate fizzles in Harrisburg
PA Independent: Philly schools play game of administrative musical chairs
StateImpactPA: Is the DEP too sneaky?
StateImpactPA: Nature conservancy poll: voters value natural areas over gas development
Capitolwire: Q and A with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf

Inquirer: Deer season opens, schools and offices close
Daily News: Dwight Evans offers lessons in getting things done
WHYY Newsworks: Greater Pa., U.S. investment in alternative energy sought
WHYY Newsworks: Despite dismal record of Pa. cybercharter schools, six more apply to open
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. housing advocates take funding plea to Washington
PhillyNow: Gasland director and MoveOn.org encourage “FrackingFighter” activism

phillydotcom: Hanes files same-sex marriage argument with state Supreme Court
Courier-Times: Middletown schedules additional budget town hall meeting
Courier-Times: Fire Services agreement reached in Newtown Twp.
Courier-Times: ‘Nothing remarkable’ about Ivyland budget
Montgomery Media: Brief filed on behalf of Montgomery County register of wills calls for reversal of gay marriage ruling
Montgomery Media: Conshohocken Planning Commission approves plans for 310-unit apartment building

Post-Gazette: Peduto outlines changes in Pittsburgh finance, planning departments
Post-Gazette: Sumpter elected president of Pittsburgh school board
Post-Gazette: Gas drillers should minimize impact on nature, poll says
Post-Gazette: Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge inspection to restrict traffic
Tribune-Review: Labor union says Allegheny County park drilling contract could be key to higher worker raises
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh school board picks president on third ballot
UrbanMediaToday: Google Hosts Free Seminar to Help Pittsburgh-area Businesses Get Online

Altoona Mirror: Transportation funding in gear
Altoona Mirror: AASD to vote on tax issue
Altoona Mirror: Blair leaders seeking approval for millage
Beaver County Times: Beaver County budget surplus could be $6 million or more
Beaver County Times: Community college faces another preliminary budget gap

Times Leader: County prison wrestles with medical costs
Times-Tribune: Long-planned transit center makes progress
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County council would have split nature
Citizens Voice: State Rep. Mundy will not seek re-election
Standard Speaker: State AG’s office cracking down on child predators

South Central
Evening Sun: Adams County officials consider lease renewals
Evening Sun: Legislature increases small games’ payout limits
York Daily Record: State Rep. Ron Miller to open satellite office in Hopewell Township
ABC 27: Pink Pig at Capitol protests pay raises for elected officials
PennLive: Paid by taxpayers: Bill would require lawmakers’ mailings to make that clear

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Bethlehem Mayor-elect picks Mark DiLuzio for police chief
Morning Call: Macungie poised to hike taxes 20 percent
Morning Call: Donchez announces four more cabinet picks in Bethlehem
Reading Eagle: Reading school board explodes at meeting
WFMZ: Emmaus residents should prepare for a tax hike in 2014
Express Times: Embattled Nazareth councilman resigns, public apologizes

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Bellefonte mulls small tax increase for 2014
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Numbers game
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Democratic gubernatorial candidate stops in city, talks jobs

Sentinel: It’s time to fix those bridges
Post-Gazette: Serve the needy: Another report shows DPW falling short
Tribune-Review: ‘Merit selection’ for judges? No thank you
Reading Eagle: Limiting debate won’t end animosity between parties
Reading Eagle: Taxpayers should have role in approving new ballparks
Express Times: Unlimited cellphone talk on planes? Give us a break
Centre Daily Times: Thumbs up, thumbs down for Tuesday
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Versatility will keep natural gas industry thriving in region
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: The NSA continues abuse regarding surveillance programs

Keystone Politics: Free the Crash Location Data!
Keystone Politics: Why Urbanism is So Important For the Democratic Party’s Political Success
Keystone Politics: Taxing Land Speculators is a Key Piece of Bill DeBlasio’s Affordable Housing Agenda
Keystone Politics: Bus Rapid Transit is All About Dedicated Lanes
Bals Blog: At War With Ourselves
2 Political Junkies: Coalition of Reason Complaint Update

One Response

  1. ANA PUIG for PAGOP MONTCO Chair and PAGOP State Committeewoman. PAGOP Cavegirls: Complaining to your hair stylists about SEPA GOP Cavemen doesn’t cut it. End the OMERTA. The next Assault victim could be your daughter studying at one of those fine MONTCO universities.

  • Will Doug Mastriano Run For U.S. Senate?

    • No. Not Enough Support From Mainstream GOP. (91%)
    • Yes. Let Doug Be Doug. (9%)

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