12/8 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6The full 2014 PA Society list of events, Wolf meets with President Obama,and Mayor Peduto is a reality TV star. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

The Full 2014 PA Society List of Events: It’s that time of year, politicos: Pennsylvania Society! Here’s a rundown of all the events at the weekend-long marathon of receptions and cocktails.

12/5 Ups & Downs: Budget gaps, vanishing Democrats and federal investigations. See who made this week’s list!

PA-Gov: Wolf Part of Oval Office Meeting with President Obama: The Governor-Elect was one of seven future Governors to meet with the President this afternoon.

Bill Peduto to Appear on CBS’ Undercover Boss: The episode featuring Peduto will air on December 21st.

Joseph Leeson Confirmed to PA Eastern District Court in Bipartisan Fashion: U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) announced the Senate’s confirmation of Leeson to the Federal District Court in Allentown.

Michael Wojcik Declares Candidacy for Judge of Commonwealth Court: The former Allegheny County Solicitor earned the recommendation of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Capitolwire: With Kane opting out, Legislature will fight challenge to firearms ordinance preemption law
State Impact PA: Plans for shale gas ‘energy hub’ draw investors and protesters to Philadelphia
PLS Reporter: Will committee assignments come early this year?

WHYY Newsworks: Pa. budget czar crosses fingers for a few big jackpots
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. latest legislative session, by the numbers
WHYY Newsworks: Kane’s refusal to represent Pa. in gun law challenge legally defensible, experts say
KYW: Philly, Camden County’s Top Cops Explore Ways To Rebuild Trust Within Minority Communities
Inquirer: Gov.-elect Wolf in the Oval Office
Inquirer: PGW deal latest casualty in Philly’s Nutter-and-Clarke soap opera
Inquirer: Nutter, Ramsey and Thomson discuss establishing police trust
Inquirer: New census data shows rich getting richer, poor getting poorer

Daily Times: Swarthmore council doesn’t plan tax hike to balance new budget
Daily Times: 4 Delco school districts wrangle over teacher contracts
Local News: District Attorney: No evidence of criminal conduct in Central Bucks West football hazing incident
Mercury: Pottsgrove, Phoenixville and Pottstown school boards reorganize for 2015
Mercury: No public comments on proposed $371M Montgomery County budget

Post-Gazette: Obama offers help to new governors
Post-Gazette: At $82 million, Pennsylvania governor’s race broke spending record
Post-Gazette: Sandusky’s son speaks out on abusive childhood
Post-Gazette: Kane won’t defend gun law that permits lawsuits
Early Returns: Auditor general: Ed department not cooperating with audit
Early Returns: This isn’t time for presidential modesty
Tribune Review: Sen. Pat Toomey: Next Congress will end gridlock
Tribune Review: Frein hearing rescheduled

Altoona Mirror: Board defers decision on Cove tax increase
Altoona Mirror: Sandusky’s son vows to help end child abuse
Altoona Mirror: Automaker seeks $118M tax break for 4-mile move
Observer Reporter: Philly NAACP elects new president after ouster
Observer Reporter: Preliminary hearing for ambush suspect rescheduled
Observer Reporter: Media denied access to documents from 2011 outage
Beaver County Times: McClelland in debt while Rothfus has more than $500K left

Times Tribune: Philly NAACP elects new president after ouster
Times Tribune: Activists stage protest in Pittsburgh mall
Times Tribune: Sen. Blake clarifies landfill position
Times Tribune: Riverside teachers plan February strike
Times Tribune: DHS agrees to pay government 2 million
Times Leader: Crime data puts Wilkes-Barre above most neighbors
Times Leader: Heralded 2006 debt restructuring at root of Luzerne County’s woes

South Central
Patriot News: Pennsylvania is home to some of nation’s highest-paid university leaders
Sentinel: Ardinger announces candidacy for Franklin County clerk of courts
Dispatch: Public gets its turn to debate York City budget
Dispatch: Wolf’s $1B drilling tax prediction might be high
Roxbury News: Obermayer law firm files suit against City of Harrisburg, Harrisburg Authority

Lehigh Valley
Capitol Ideas: Support for defense bill but questions on Syria mission
Capitol Ideas: Gubernatorial election spending sets record
Eagle: Pottstown decides to build municipal garage
Express Times: Bangor Area School District teachers still without contract but school board president ‘optimistic’

North by Northwest
Daily Times: Centre County Judge Bradley P. Lunsford reassigned, won’t hear criminal cases
Sun Gazette: Loyalsock Township man is new commissioner
Sun Gazette: 18 local schools performed poorer while 13 improved

Inquirer: The Pulse: Close read shows Ferguson grand jury got it right
Inquirer: Politics before swine
Inquirer: Bad grade for Chester
Courier Times: Taxing our way out of debt?
Daily Local: Wolf will face rough relations in Legislature
Times Tribune: State deficit has many architects
Times Leader: Letter to the Editor: Writer declines to hop aboard Republican Party bandwagon
Times Leader: Our Opinion: Encourage cops and community to connect for safer NEPA neighborhoods
Altoona Mirror: Day brings somber reminder
Beaver County Times: Medicare enrollment plan deadline approaching
Post-Gazette: Police and race: Obama should appoint a presidential commission
Tribune Review: Pa. open records: Kathleen Kane’s ‘shell game’
Tribune Review: Approach race one persona at a time
Daily Record: Court should OK David Meckley as receiver for York schools (YDR opinion)
Patriot News: When it comes to budgeting, here’s what late-night infomercials can teach Tom Wolf: Tony May
Patriot News: Gov.-elect Wolf has some choices when it comes to the balancing the budget: Charlie Gerow

Commonwealth Foundation: Spending Restraint, Reform Needed to Balance Budget
Pittston Politics: As predicted, Donahue gets deep sixed, Bratlee cuts deal with majority

December 8th, 2014 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “12/8 Morning Buzz”

  1. Abdurahman says:

    You’re right that we don’t know what kind of evidence will be prenseted, or much about the credibility of the evidence at that point. But the testimony of her law clerk and secretary in the presentment was pretty damning, I thought and as far as I know, neither of them are accused of wrongdoing themselves. It’ll be interesting to see Janine’s trial play out.

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