1/4 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Li switches contests, the NYT looks at Trump’s support in Pennsylvania and we judge who had the best and worst 2015. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

2015 Ups & Downs: Happy New Year politicos! Our countdown of who had the best and worst 2015.

BREAKING: PA-6: Li Switches Elections: The Democrat initially declared in the PA-7 race but is now running in the PA-6 contest.

NYT Analyzes Trump’s Support in PA: The Times’ Upshot blog broke down Trump’s likely support by congressional district.

Cosby Charged in Montco Court: The comedian was finally arrested after dozens of accusations over the years.

BREAKING: HD-165: Adolph to Retire: The House Appropriations Chair won’t be running for another term.

Sunday Show Preview: January 3, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Wolf slashes more than $6 billion from latest budget, releases some funds to schools, human service agencies
Capitolwire: Wolf conditionally approves EITC tax credits ahead of Tuesday’s budget announcement
PLSReporter: Reed: “That original framework has come and gone”
StateImpactPA: Report revives debate over risks of radiation from drilling waste

Philadelphia
Inquirer: New Year brings no hint of Pa. budget breakthrough
Inquirer: Inauguration Day for Philadelphia Mayor
Daily News: Mayor Nutter’s Last Mic Drop
Inquirer: Expect new life from the graveyard of Council bills
Inquirer: Five mayors impart wisdom to Jim Kenney
WHYY Newsworks: Tasco calls it a Council career, but vows to stay active

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Friends remember Adolph’s legislative legacy
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor says farewell to politics
Pottstown Mercury: Story of the year: Pottstown wages war on crime
Courier Times: Penndel expected to begin financial talks with beleaguered fire company
Courier Times: GOP expects tough fight for Fitzpatrick’s seat

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania Legislature aims at lobbying overhaul; reaction mixed
Post-Gazette: Three-month time limit on food stamps to affect many in Allegheny County
Post-Gazette: Shedding its industrial past, riverfront living goes upscale
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh-area senior centers look at new ways to engage clientele
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh City Council to take up fossil-fuel divestment
Tribune-Review: Western Pa. religious leaders extend hands to Muslims
Tribune-Review: Architectural designer envisions ‘Penn Square’ public park in East Liberty
Business Times: Here’s how Pittsburgh-region stocks fared in 2015
Business Times: 6 people to watch in 2016

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Bedford County treasurer’s service comes to end
Altoona Mirror: Turnpike increase leaves travelers feeling pinch
Altoona Mirror: Logan Twp. details­ long-term plans
Beaver County Times: Pennsylvania ranks as one of the least charitable states
Beaver County Times: Before dishing out punishment, take another look at the good deeds in 2016

NEPA
Times Leader: In Focus: For Wilkes-Barre mayor-elect Tony George, a new beginning starts now
Times Leader: Area gyms brace for influx of those looking to keep New Year’s resolutions
Times-Tribune: Cameras, new software planned for Scranton police
Times-Tribune: Despite loss, Wansacz pleased with tenure as commissioner
Times-Tribune: General Dynamics lands defense contract for six new tanks

South Central
York Daily Register: P.A. Budget: A look ahead
York Dispatch: Partial Budget good news for schools, but maybe not for long
York Dispatch: AG: York Building Products execs made illegal political contributions
Patriot-News: ‘Porngate’ scandal in Pennsylvania: The basics and the background
Sentinel: Dauphin commissioner takes issue with budgeted human services funding
LancasterOnline: Groups for and against Syrian refugees have loud but peaceful face-off in Lancaster

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Republicans slam Gov. Tom Wolf’s partial veto of state budget
Morning Call: Pennsylvania poised to lose another seat in Congress in 2020
Morning Call: Applications for gun permits up sharply after terror attacks
Morning Call: Allentown native buys Hess’s opulent mansion

North by Northwest
Daily Times: BEA students to showcase projects at Pa. Farm Show
Daily Times: Mental health on campus: Diagnosing mental health issues requires patience, care
Erie Times News: New Year to bring new laws for Pennsylvania

Opinion
Erie Times News: My Authenticating Trump Campaign
Mercury:Harrisburg budget follies continue
Patriot-News: Wolf, lawmakers – two factions separated by a common language
Inquirer: The Kenney conundrum
Inquirer: No apology: Muslims not responsible for terrorists distorting faith
Post-Gazette: Bad buzz: Now military jets are being threatened by drones
Post-Gazette: Return to Pittsburgh: The Hunts’ foundation gift will have an impact
Tribune-Review: The race for president: Critical choices

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Double rallies over refugee resettlement in Lancaster
Keystone Crossroads: A fix for ex-offender housing difficulties faces uncertainty
Commonwealth Foundation: The EPA’s Plan Will Hike Your Electricity Bill
Commonwealth Foundation: Wolf Signs Stop-Gap Budget With Punitive Line-Item Vetoes
PA Budget & Policy Center: Gas Drillers New Year’s Eve
PA Budget & Policy Center: A New Year’s Resolution for PA Lawmakers – Pass a Fiscally Responsible State Budget
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Why Wolf Vetoed the Budget

January 4th, 2016 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 2 Comments

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