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12/9 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6A history of PA Society, Kane’s driver is convicted and an ex-Eagle is running for State Senate. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

BREAKING: Kane Aide Convicted: The Attorney General’s ex-driver and bodyguard was convicted on an indirect criminal contempt charge today.

The History of PA Society – A Timeline: A look at the various memorable moments over the last 117 years.

Reader Poll: Should PA Society Have Been Canceled This Year?: No budget, no Pennsylvania Society?

Reader Poll: Warren Will Be PA-8 GOP Nominee: Our readers believe Warren will pull off the upset in the PA-8 Republican primary.

SD-31: Jon Ritchie Vying to Replace Vance: The former Philadelphia Eagle is running for office.

PA-Sen: Fetterman Calls Trump A “Jagoff”: The Democratic Senate candidate delivered a colorful response to the GOP presidential front-runner’s controversial comments.

PA-Sen: McGinty Gains Support from Philadelphia Elected Officials: Pennsylvania Senate candidate Katie McGinty receives endorsements from Mayor Nutter and City Council President Clarke among others.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Conference committee anyone? UPDATED WITH CLARIFICATION OF CONFERENCE COMMITTEE PROCESS
Capitolwire: Justice Eakin facing allegations from Judicial Conduct Board
StateImpactPA: Despite drilling slowdown, rents still high in fracking boomtowns
State House Sound Bites: PSERS opposes Senate’s pension payment collars
State House Sound Bites: Senate, mum on tax plans, guts House budget

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Ridge: ‘Not a chance’ he’d vote for Trump
Inquirer: More than 1,000 gather for gala honoring Marian Tasco
Inquirer: Nutter offers reward, vows response to mosque incident
Inquirer: Michael Vick lobbies for animal rights bill
Inquirer: Jockeying and jabbing offers a view of the Pa. Senate race ahead
Heard in the Hall: ‘The playbook of Hitler’: Nutter wants to ban Trump from Philly
WHYY Newsworks: Ramsey vows to track down pig head provocateurs; Nutter likens Trump to Hitler [updated]
WHYY Newsworks: Budget rift deepens between Pa. House and Senate
WHYY Newsworks: ‘Porngate’ charges against Pa. high court judge
WHYY Newsworks: Trump invite to Pa. GOP fundraiser stirs controversy
WHYY Newsworks: Departing Mayor Michael Nutter reflects on his ‘roller coaster’ tenure

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Bensalem Council approves 1 percent earned income tax
Bucks County Courier-Times: Dean Malik joins GOP primary race for 8th District
Bucks County Courier-Times: Meet the man behind the Donald Trump sign on Bristol Twp.’s Route 13
Pottstown Mercury: Drug, alcohol violations are leading crime in Pottstown this week
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania AG Kane’s aide convicted of contempt over email snooping

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times: IRS plans ‘early interaction’ with businesses that miss payroll tax deposits
Pittsburgh Business Times: City Council report calls for $15 hourly hospital wages
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh Foundation raises record $1M in Critical Needs Alert campaign
WTAE: Pittsburgh-based Easter Seals lay off 22 over state budget
Post-Gazette: Kane’s security chief convicted of contempt for spying on colleagues’ emails
Post-Gazette: House GOP goes its own route in approving a state budget
Post-Gazette: Misconduct charges filed against State Supreme Court justice in porn scandal
WESA: Philly Mayor would like to ban Donald Trump from city
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania high court justice hit with ethics charges
Tribune Review: AG Kathleen Kane cites Pittsburgh in opposing Harrisburg health care merger
Tribune Review: Philly prosecutors want Kane on stand in legislative bribery case

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Judge approves Blair County tax levy
Beaver County Times: New Brighton approves 2 mill increase for 2016
Beaver County Times: Blackhawk School Board seeks tax anticipation note
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Ex-Johnstown Redevelopment Authority director sentenced to prison

NEPA
Standard Speaker: State Senate casts first bipartisan budget votes
Standard Speaker: Pa. Supreme Court to hear appeal of charter school ruling
Times Leader: Kingston Council passes $8.8 million budget with no property tax increase

South Central
York Daily Record: York city budget: What we know so far
York Dispatch: NFL’s Vick touts animal protection bill
York Dispatch: Yorkers set to welcome refugees
Lancaster Intelligencer: State & federal regulators oppose Penn State Hershey & PinnacleHealth System merger
Patriot News: Pa. Supreme Court justice charged in email scandal
Patriot News: Senate committee guts House budget, amends with budget framework plan
Patriot News: ‘Political gamesmanship’: Pa. House passes a budget bill without support from Senate Republicans, Gov. Tom Wolf
Lebanon Daily News: Students ask, “What if LVC?”

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Another year, another Christmas controversy in Reading
Express Times: Bill Clinton returning to Bethlehem to raise money
Express Times: County health care cost hike illegal, board rules
Reading Eagle: Area lawmakers state their Pennsylvania budget cases
Morning Call: Donald Trump firestorm over call for Muslim ban spreads to Pennsylvania
Morning Call: FBI expands Allentown investigation to controversial Delta Thermo Energy contract
Capitol Ideas: Pat Toomey: ‘Trump is wrong’ on barring Muslims

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Montoursville OKs no-tax-hike budget
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Local officials comment on new state heroin report
Centre Daily Times: State College Council holds 2016 budget public hearing
Centre Daily Times: Commissioners approve tentative county budget
Erie Times-News Campaign ‘15: Cruz surges in Iowa poll

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Attacking terrorists: The president outlines steps that must be taken
Post-Gazette: Victory for Venezuela: The opposition upsets the longtime government
Tribune Review: Obama’s speech: Simply pathetic
York Dispatch: No chance for success
Lancaster Intelligencer: An old neighborhood shows the way new developments ought to be built in Lancaster County
Patriot News: Looking for someone to blame for a protracted budget nightmare? Try House Republicans: Analysis
Carlisle Sentinel: Purcell: Civil discourse needed to address terrorist threat
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Coalition can be missing link for recovering people
Inquirer: Justice Eakin should resign

Blogs
Citified: The No-Bullshit Guide to Community Schools
Commonwealth Foundation: Latest Pension Bill a Mixed Bag
Keystone Crossroads: Explainer video: How much you need to earn to afford a one-bedroom apartment in Pennsylvania
Keystone Crossroads: Locked out: Pennsylvania has a housing problem
Keystone Crossroads: What’s changed in the refugee resettlement hub of Lancaster

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