12/4 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf calls the state’s financial situation “unacceptable”, Corbett’s Budget Secretary says “we’ve hit the wall” and the Gov-Elect launches his Inaugural Committee’s website. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Wolf Calls Current Fiscal Situation “Unacceptable”: The Governor-elect responded to the budget outline delivered by Gov. Corbett’s Budget Secretary Charles Zogby.

Budget Secretary: “We’ve Hit the Wall”: Secretary Charles Zogby gives the last budget outline of the Corbett Administration.

PA-Gov: Wolf Launches Inaugural Website: The Gov-Elect’s Inaugural Committee announced the start of their new website.

Commissioner Singer Calls Out Tartaglione for Primary Challenge: The Philadelphia City Commissioner tells supporters Renee Tartaglione will challenge her in next year’s Democratic primary.

Rebecca Warren to Run for PA Supreme Court Seat: The District Attorney of Montour County enters the race for PA Supreme Court.

PA-Sen: Casey Leads Coalition in Pregnancy Discrimination Case: Pennsylvania’s Senior Senator called on the Supreme Court today to back pregnancy protection for working women.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: Feds approve pipeline to bring Marcellus gas to New York, New England
StateImpactPA: Shale bubble burst on the horizon? New report questions government’s rosy forecast
State House Sound Bites: Shale gas pipeline to the Northeast gets fed nod
State House Sound Bites: Wolf isn’t ready to say how he’d fix budget mess
State House Sound Bites: Pa. court denies access to records of 2011 outage
State House Sound Bites: Pa. budget chief: Stopgaps helped avert tax increases
State House Sound Bites: Midstate group hopes Ferguson can spark cooperation

Philadelphia
Phillynow.com: Activists plan “die-in” today at 30th Street Station
Phillynow.com: After Ferguson: The demon in the room
WHYY Newsworks: Nonunion prescription benefit change rankles Philly Council members
WHYY Newsworks: Medicare requiring pre-approval on ambulance rides to combat fraud in N.J. and Pennsylvania
WHYY Newsworks: Legislative prescription for Atlantic City calls for stabilizing tax base
The Inquirer: Nutter puts off retirement of 12 city managers deemed essential
Philly.com: Ferguson protest, march underway in Center City
The Inquirer: Official: ‘Reality check’ looms for Pa. budget
The Inquirer: Strange bed fellows
Philly.com: Policing task force co-chair discusses challenges

SEPA
Daily Local News: West Chester to get 60K from state to purchase Barclay
Delco Daily Times: Huge protest over black men’s deaths snarls downtown Philly
Delco Daily Times: More women coming forward to accuse Bill Cosby
Delco Daily Times: Pa. budget chief: Stopgaps helped avert tax hikes; cuts, hikes on way

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Amid shouts, insults, Pittsburgh council OK’s building inspection move
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh City Council delays vote on controversial landlord fee
Tribune Review: Pa. open records director: Kane’s use of outside lawyers ‘very rare’
Post-Gazette: State budget realities set in for Wolf team
Post-Gazette: Taxi insurance, woes in spotlight in Pennsylvania
Business Times: Pennsylvania-to-New York natural gas pipeline approved
Business Times: Fygment providing equipment, supplies, training to Pittsburgh entrepreneurs through T-shirt sales
WTAE: Pittsburgh protesters demonstrate after New York police chokehold death

Southwest
Mirror: Company planning new hotel in area
Observer-Reporter: Faces of terrorism discussed at Town Hall South
County Times: Funding the upgrades: Commissioners agree to increase the CCBC funding cap
Tribune Democrat: Park improvements a success, supervisors say

NEPA
Times Tribune: Local police departments mull body cameras in wake of federal funding proposal
Times Leader: Nearly six months after agreement, still no contract at Wyoming Area
Times Leader: No tax hike for Plymouth Township
Record: Neighboring colleges unite for student job training initiative

South Central
Daily News: Richland Borough holds line on taxes; water rates going up
Daily News: North Cornwall supervisors split vote on 2015 budget with 13 percent tax hike
Intelligencer: Bill would tie state lawmakers’ pay to budget deadline
Intelligencer: County passes balanced budget with no tax increase for 2015
Daily Record: Unions want say in York City receivership case
Patriot-News: Reports of conduct review for magisterial judge can’t be confirmed, judicial board spokesman says
Patriot-News: Decision on charging Harrisburg Councilwoman Sandra Reid likely coming this week: Dauphin County prosecutor
Patriot-News: Pa. budget round up: 7 takeaways from the deficit blame game
Patriot-News: Wanna volunteer for Wolf’s inauguration? There’s a website for that
Patriot-News: Corbett Administration confirms $2 billion ‘planning deficit’ for 2015-16 state budget
Patriot-News: Gov.-elect Tom Wolf: State’s fiscal situation ‘unacceptable’ and worse than one Gov. Tom Corbett inherited

Lehigh Valley
Express-Times: U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance helps guide bill that denies Social Security to Nazis
Express-Times: Easton Area School Board member resigns abruptly
Express-Times: Tax hike likely looming in Northampton County, but size unclear
Express-Times: Lehigh Valley businesses to help fund new Allentown high school
Eagle: Violent 2-day crime spree worries Pottstown residents
Eagle: Boyertown School Board gets good news on renovation bids
Morning Call: Historical society taking Bethlehem to court over $10M tall building
Morning Call: $1.2 million Allentown arena zone budget approved
Morning Call: Court: PUC can keep PPL outage investigation documents
WFMZ: Gun laws come under fire

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: As county contemplates 1-mill tax hike, solitary resident comes to public hearing
Sun-Gazette: Mayor: Pay recreation director more
Daily Times: Highlands residents chosen for surveillance study
WICU: Millcreek School Board May Need Exception to Hike Taxes
Onward State: Second Die-In Protest Held in Front of Old Main

Opinion
Express-Times: EDITORIAL: Supreme Court should apply ‘true threat’ law to online speech
Daily Times: Their View: Half expensive tax credit for wind power
Patriot-News: Will the new Legislature pass ‘paycheck protection’ before Wolf takes over? Analysis
Daily News: More pain for Kane?
Phillynow.com: Sometimes it takes a riot to make a point
The Inquirer: Cosby revisited
Daily Local News: Civil forfeitures in state need more oversight
Delco Daily Times: Editorial: Wolf faces daunting task in Harrisburg
Pottstown Mercury: Narcan will save lives in Pa.
Tribune Review: Whatever happened to the 4-year college degree?
Post-Gazette: Slow decline: Efforts to curb smoking in America are working
Times Tribune: Body cameras make sense

Blogs
Keystone Politics: #PHL2015 Candidates Have a “Duty to Respond” on Stuff They Can’t Do Anything About

December 4th, 2014 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “12/4 Morning Buzz”

  1. KSDF says:

    It’s $606K for the Barclay Grounds, not $60K. Just copy and paste the headlines, PPA.

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