12/4 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6The Governor and GOP argue over funds although a budget deal is close, Gleason gets a new assignment and Henry will run the Cruz campaign in PA. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: GOP Blasts Wolf Over Funds For Domestic Shelters: The Governor and the Republicans get in a tiff concerning budgetary rules.

HD-182: Waxman Has $73K COH: Ben Waxman is challenging State Rep. Brian Sims.

PA GOP Chair to Head RNC Committee: Rob Gleason will lead the RNC’s Committee of the Call.

Henry to Run Cruz Campaign in PA: The conservative activist will be leading the Texas Senator’s effort in the Keystone State.

PA-BGT: Deal by Christmas, Wolf Says: The Governor and GOP leaders want to go home for the holidays with some good news.

PA-12: McClelland Wins Labor Endorsement: Erin McClelland received the support of the Pittsburgh Regional Building and Construction Trades Council.

Fina Transferred to Different Department: Philly DA Seth Williams transferred the three men involved in the pornographic email chains.

PA-Sen: Toomey Pledges to Support New Attempt at Background Check Legislation (AUDIO): The Senator indicated today that he would back another effort to pass the Manchin-Toomey bill.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Fina, Thomas could be called to testify in Rep. Bishop’s case, judge rules
Capitolwire: Some House Republicans question the spending done by Wolf administration during budget impasse
Capitolwire: PUC spares HIKO Energy from ‘ultimate death penalty.’
PA Independent: Distillers’ trade association warns against wine-only privatization in PA
StateImpactPA: Petitioners press Penn State for more action on climate change
State House Sound Bites: Election calendar spurs impatience for a budget
State House Sound Bites: Private schools press Wolf to approve tax credits during impasse

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Again, Toomey at center of gun-vote drama
Inquirer: Mayor-elect Kenney joins forum about making city streets safer for cars, bikes and pedestrians
Inquirer: Congress OKs transit bill that could boost payouts to Amtrak crash victims
Daily News: Porngate prosecutors are moved – but not fired
Daily News: Porngate morphs into a ‘Hot Ghetto Mess’
WHYY Newsworks: Grading Nutter’s promise to make Philly green
WHYY Newsworks: Donors give Kenney cash he doesn’t need
WHYY Newsworks: Nasty stuff: Porngate plot thickens
WHYY Newsworks: Federal funding begins to flow to Pa. domestic violence shelters
WHYY Newsworks: Donald Trump and Milton Street: Perfect together?

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Scudder Falls Bridge improvement project open house draws more than 100
Bucks County Courier-Times: Recounts ordered in Newtown Twp., Upper Makefield Twp. supervisor races
Bucks County Courier-Times: No explosives found at Bucks County Community College’s Newtown campus
Pottstown Mercury: Stillwell wins Pottstown School Board presidency in contentious 5-4 vote
Pottstown Mercury: Chester County to state: No budget, no cash for you

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Dip in Pittsburgh pension fund earnings mirror market conditions
WESA: Council Considers Initiative To Help Vulnerable Neighborhoods With Community Planning
WESA: Community Organizations Band Together To Pressure Budget Makers
WESA: Taking A Critical Look At Pittsburgh Public Schools As New Board Members Sworn In

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: VA panel hears from dozens
Altoona Mirror: Sankertown rejects Cresson’s overture, hires second officer
Altoona Mirror: Hollidaysburg board to limit tax hike
Observer-Reporter: DEP finishing up Ten Mile Creek radiation report
Beaver County Times: Lame-duck Beaver County board refrains from action that could be reversed in January
Beaver County Times: Beaver County controller questions protocol in $275,000 check to Friendship Ridge
Beaver County Times: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey suggests steps Congress take to combat ISIS

NEPA
Pocono Record: Friday looms as important test of support for budget deal
Pocono Record: Anonymous writer bashing Stroudsburg mayoral candidate could face additional trouble
Standard Speaker: Federal aid released for domestic shelters
Standard Speaker: Weatherly Area considers first tax increase in 5 years
Standard Speaker: Group may take legal action over impasse
Times Leader: Names of applicants for Luzerne County manager search committee released
Times-Tribune: Court grants Scranton School District permission to borrow $31.2 million
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County commissioners delay vote on appointments

South Central
Patriot News: Potential changes to the content of medical marijuana
Patriot News: Pennsylvania turnpike soon to be cashless
Patriot News: Private budget test to be held Friday

Lehigh Valley
Capitol Ideas: Sen. Toomey’s proposal for background checks before purchasing a gun may be reintroduced
Reading Eagle: Former fire department treasurer stole over $22,000 from the organization
Reading Eagle: Congress passes bill to invest money in highways
Reading Eagle: Policeman wins job back, then retires immediately

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: New housing proposal in College Township
Centre Daily Times: New Bald Eagle area school board president elected
Williamsport Sun Gazette: City Council continues to debate budget
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Sewer Costs rising

Opinion
Altoona Mirror: Terrorism vs. Israel warning
Beaver County Times: Pennsylvania needs to reform voter access
Pocono Record: Form partnership to fight heroin in Monroe County
Standard Speaker: Ending sales tax exemptions isn’t pro-business
Times-Tribune: Bad taxation, bad business
Post-Gazette: Out of order: Evidence builds for Kane’s removal
Post-Gazette: More troops for Iraq: The Pentagon revives America’s combat role
Patriot News: #ItStopsNowHbg – Help us fight gun violence
Daily News: Outsider’s Appeal
Inquirer: Rolling back right to know

Blogs
Citified: In His Hour of Need, Donald Trump Turns to None Other Than Milton Street
2 Political Junkies: This Is A Sad Day (Another Mass Shooting)
Keystone Crossroads: Indoor GPS proposed to help people find their way around big buildings

December 4th, 2015 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “12/4 Morning Buzz”

  1. HaHaHa says:

    Can’t wait for the UP ARROWS and DOWN ARROWS.

    Gotta wonder if Craig & Angel have hired lawyers yet. After all, they were co-conspirators to Fina & The Corbett Pervs — who illegally leaked tons of confidential material to make AG Kane look bad.

    Craig & Angela may be going to jail too. We know from the Feudale saga that they used e-mail!!

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