12/3 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf asserts he’ll remove Kane, Costello is avoiding Trump while Toomey hits Sestak and McGinty. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-6: Costello Won’t Attend Trump Lunch: The Congressman joins the list of Republicans who’ll be absent from the PA Society event.

PA-Gov: Wolf Says He’ll Remove Kane If the Senate Votes Against Her: Two-thirds of the upper chamber would have to recommend the AG’s removal.

PA-Sen: Toomey Strikes Out at Sestak, McGinty: The Senator’s new website failed to mention John Fetterman.

PA-16: President Obama Signs Pitts’ Bills into Law: The Pennsylvania Congressmen gets two of his bills made into law.

Dept. of Revenue Releases November Stats: Corporations in PA paid less in taxes than those who inherited money.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Federal funding begins to flow to domestic violence shelters
State House Sound Bites: Wolf says Senate holds the power on Kane’s removal
State House Sound Bites: Budget talks consider expanding sales tax
Capitolwire: PA House advances CHIP reauthorization bill
PLSReporter: Budget framework’s lack of detail leaves more questions than answers
PLSReporter: VIDEO: Gov. Wolf: “We need a budget soon”
PAIndependent: Kane appoints special prosecutor to unravel PornGate
PAIndependent: The price of legalizing Uber, Lyft in Pennsylvania? A new tax

Philadelphia
WHYYNewsworks: Kenney adds four more to team, including director of citywide pre-K effort
WHYYNewsworks: Indicted congressman Fattah loses latest fight over emails
WHYYNewsworks: Wolf back off statement about ousting Kane [updated]
Philadelphia Business Journal: Sen. Pat Toomey launches site slamming Democratic challengers
Philadelphia Business Journal: Congress agrees to raise $200M damages limit after Amtrak 188 derailment
Philadelphia Business Journal: Trump to meet Pennsylvania Republicans at Pa. Society
PhillyClout: The good, the bad & the ugly of PornGate presser
DailyNews: Council to Comcast: More is required from you in franchise renewal bill
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia’s Mayor-elect advances plan for universal pre-k, announcing director for new office
KYW Newsradio: A rush on legislation as Philadelphia City Council prepares for the end of the current term
KYW Newsradio: Same-sex couples who got married on licenses issued into Montco before ban was struck down can keep anniversary date

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Wolf says he’ll have to oust AG Kane if Senate votes for it
Bucks County Courier Times: State budget impasse leaves lots of questioned unanswered for 2016-2017 school budgets
Bucks Local News: Republican state lawmaker Scott Petri announces bid for Congress in the Eighth Congressional District (VIDEO)
Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove school taxes will not rise about 3.1%
Pottstown Mercury: Ben Carson slips in and out of Chesco for private fundraiser
Daily Local News: No tax increase for East Goshen in 2016

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Federal government tells state to release funds to domestic violence shelters
Post-Gazette: Ex-police chief wins Upper St. Clair commission seat through write-in votes
Post-Gazette: Mayor Peduto heads to Paris for climate summit
Early Returns: Perry on Politics: Nailing down presidential legacies a tricky business
KDKA: Council Passes Bill To Ban Smoking In All City Parks
WESA: Paris Climate Talks From A Pennsylvania Perspective
WESA: PWSA Meter Reading Challenges Continue To Impact Customer Bills
Tribune Review: Kane spokesman: How to pay D.C. firm investigating state gov’t porn emails in question
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh VA alerts 400 about possible tuberculosis exposure

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Blair County commissioners advise solicitor to seek interest rates
Altoona Mirror: Blair County commissioners delay options for Courtroom 2 roof
Beaver County Times: Poll: 60 percent in Pennsylvania say keep out Syrian refugees

NEPA
Times Leader: Natural gas now fuels electricity generated at UGI’s Hunlock Creek Energy Center
Times Leader: Casey urges Congress to take tougher stand on ISIS
Standard Speaker: Hazleton City Council calls off meeting
Times-Tribune: Scranton School District needs $32.12M
Times-Tribune: Sewer authority closer to system sale or lease

South Central
Patriot-News: Kathleen Kane’s investigation much broader than porn: Q&A with special prosecutor
Patriot-News: ‘I’m not sure’ AG Kathleen Kane has authority to appoint special prosecutors, says Gov. Tom Wolf
Patriot-News: ‘I want to save lives’: Gov. Tom Wolf equips Capitol Police with overdose reversal drug
Carlisle Sentinel: HACC evacuates due to bomb threat
Carlisle Sentinel: Local municipalities concerned for winter with rising road salt prices
York Daily Record: Attempted police officer homicide caught on camera
York Daily Record: Breakdown of the budget impasse
York Daily Record: Not likely that a state budget will be reached this week

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Company to pay $17million in additional taxes to Philadelphia
Morning Call: Bomb squad investigated and cleared potential threat in Allentown
Express Times: Bloomsburg Police Chief charged with huffing on duty
Express Times: Northampton County questions use of government vehicle

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Questions regarding rising real estate taxes
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Police department requires more money for officer training
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Local Muslim community reflects on the refugee debate

Opinion
Inquirer: Casey again is strong on climate issues
Inquirer: U.S. must do its share to back Green Climate Fund
Inquirer: Pa. bill undermines attempts at police reform
Bucks County Courier Times: What is it about The Donald?
Delco Daily Times: Chris Freind: Pa. budget dead in the water – again
Times Leader: Dennis Roddy: ‘Porngate’ special prosecutor brings more weirdness to Kathleen Kane’s collapse
Citizens’ Voice: Back Puerto Rico in its time of need
Standard Speaker: Bordering on inefficiency
Times-Tribune: Chris Kelly: Kane in no position to play victim
Altoona Mirror: Shuster building on past
Observer-Reporter: Putting a show for the voting public
Post-Gazette: Washed up: The water authority’s billing system needs work
Post-Gazette: The rising yuan: China’s currency gets a global upgrade
Tribune Review: Kathleen Kane & the Pa. Supreme Court: Games officials play
Patriot-News: In wake of latest Harrisburg homicides, city officials, residents must work together to find a solution

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: In Erie’s big plan, it’s a matter of rightsizing
Commonwealth Foundation: Wolf’s “pressure” causes real pain
Commonwealth Foundation: Quiz: Are you a budget gridlock guru?

December 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “12/3 Morning Buzz”

  1. GOP4LIFE says:

    You really should correct the Morning Call headline under Lehigh Valley News. It reads “Mass shooting at Social Services Center in Philadelphia”-it should read San Bernardino. Just FYI.

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