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2/6 Morning Buzz

pa flagWe take a deep dive into the finance reports of three more governor’s candidates, Rep. Glenn Thompson picked up a challenger and MoveOn wants to know who to endorse in PA-13. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

After Declaring for Guv Schwartz Raises $3M, Spends $1.9M: The Democratic gubernatorial hopeful had a long list of donors in 2013 but spent a lot of cash to build her campaign.

2012 Rollover, Self-Loan Boost McCord to $6M on Hand: Rob McCord raised about $3.5 million from donors in 2013. A $1.7 million self-loan and rollover from his State Treasurer campaign brought him to more than $6 million on hand.

Hanger Brings in 958K for Governor Bid: Former DEP Secretary John Hanger raised $958,000 for his campaign for Governor – including a $750,000 loan from himself – but he still lags his Democratic opponents.

PA-5: Kerith Strano Taylor Announces Bid For Congress: Family lawyer hopes to bring a progressive to the 5th District.

Rep. Neuman Makes Lt. Gov. Bid Official: After months of speculation, and chocolate bars with his face on them, Neuman jumped into the race.

MoveOn Launches Poll for PA-13 Endorsement: The progressive advocacy group is holding a poll with the winner receiving the organization’s endorsement in the congressional election.

PA-13: Leach Gains Endorsement of DJOP: The state senator picked up another endorsement this week.

Kane: 1 Year Into Sandusky Review, More Review Needed: The attorney general released an update of the Sandusky investigation, one year into her office’s review.

Lt. Gov: Koplinski Broadens Support With Endorsements Across 17 Counties:
The Harrisburg City Council broadened his support beyond Dauphin County, according to a new list of endorsements.

Legislative Elections Update:

HD-20: State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny was endorsed today by local legislative leaders in the Pittsburgh region for his bid to seek re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Those supporting Ravenstahl’s bid for another term include the following Allegheny County legislators: Reps. Frank Dermody, Joe Markosek, Dan Frankel, Dan Deasy, Rob Matzie, Jake Wheatley, Dom Costa.

StateImpactPA: Company in West Virginia spill moving chemicals to Pennsylvania
State House Sound Bites: Audio report: Corbett’s budget
State House Sound Bites: Storm leaves utility companies & customers reeling from outrages
State House Sound Bites: Corbett budget would shift, but not deplete, tobacco fund
PA Independent: Inside Corbett’s budget proposal: Gov looks to defer $300 million in PA pension payments
PA Independent: Inside Corbett’s budget proposal: New education programs, millions in additional spending for schools

Philadelphia President Bill Clinton to speak at Temple U. in April
Daily News: A Pa. budget address offering peace pipes and magic
Daily News: Put ‘on to spot’, Democratic guv hopefuls answer questions
The Inquirer: New plan for students at mold-plagued Monto school
PhillyClout: GOP group slams Schwartz for law GOP House approved
Axis Philly: Reality Check: Corbett’s job claims
PhillyNow: Greater Philadelphia Hunger Coalition responds to food stamp cuts
KYW Newsradio: Gov. Corbett Speaks To Stigall Following Pa. Budget Address
KYW Newsradio: Dom Giordano Talks With Sen. Toomey About Republican Strategy For Immigration Reform

Delco Daily Times: Residents voice opposition to $33 million plan to relocate alternative school to Aston’s Delaware County Technical School
Montgomery Media: Montgomery County officials talk snowfall, pothole totals: Many municipalities in danger of going over winter budget
AP: Weather blamed for drop in Pa. slots revenue; Harrah’s down 16 percent
Pottstown Mercury: Upper Pottsgrove approves joint tax collector agreement with West Pottsgrove
Bucks County Courier Times: Upper Makefield starts search for another new manager
The Intelligencer: Rookie keeping up with others in 13th District campaign
Burlington County Times: Local customers hail end of CVS tobacco sales

Urban Media Today: Peduto announces changes to city’s financial operations
City Paper: Property Control: Neighborhood groups wary of land-bank bill
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh solicitor OK’d after residency question
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County, Teamsters reach tentative contract for road workers
Post-Gazette: Peduto’s pick for Office of Management and Budget owes $83,000 to the IRS
Tribune Review: Tour lays out potential stops for $200 million Bus Rapid Transit proposal
Tribune Review: Kane says email retrieval delayed her investigation of Corbett’s handling of Sandusky case
Tribune Review: Corbett hopes to raise $75M through natural gas leases in state forests, parks
KDKA: Local Leaders Tour Possible Sites For Bus Rapid Transit Lines

Altoona Mirror: Corbett proposes budget plan
Altoona Mirror: Council looks to citizens, businesses for Act 47 aid
Altoona Mirror: Wozniak says he won’t run for lt. governor
Observer-Reporter: Commissioners voting Thursday on $6.2 million in LSA projects
Observer-Reporter: State Rep. Neuman running for lieutenant governor
Observer-Reporter: Morgantown council backs same-sex civil marriage
Beaver County Times: Community college officials say state funds are lacking
Beaver County Times: Local legislators respond to Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget

The Times Leader: Bill would re-establish Governor’s Schools
The Times Leader: Pa.’s senators differ on farm bill, both vote no
Times-Tribune: Corbett budget reopens drilling issue
Times-Tribune: Senators asking for EMS review
Times-Tribune: Winners and losers in governor’s proposed budget
Times-Tribune: Educators say budget does little to help big expenses
News Item: Local school officials skeptically optimistic on budget
Standard Speaker: Local superintendent welcomes increase in education funding

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Shippensburg Borough applies for grant
PennLive: Gun rights proponent Ted Nugent spares no indictment of liberals at Harrisburg visit
York Daily Record: Wellspan explores affiliation with Good Samaritan
Lebanon Daily News: Lebanon County cost of issuing warrants is arresting

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Bethlehem council schedules termination hearing for officer involved in DUI crash
WFMZ: EPA wins cash for Bucks County Superfund site
WFMZ: Bethlehem City Council slates meeting for cop firing
Express Times: Bethlehem City Council holds off on parking authority appointment
Express Times: Lehigh Valley superintendents cautiously optimistic about Corbett budget proposal

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Paternos name Penn State as defendant
Sun Gazette: Local lawmakers weigh in on Corbett budgdet

Delco Daily Times: Rep. Nick Micozzie and his talents will be missed in 163rd District
Pottstown Mercury: So many questions, not enough answers with Parkhouse
Post-Gazette: More than a game: Lawmakers must debate new forms of gambling

Liberty City Press: Back to Work
Above Average Jane: Jed Grobstein Runs for 175th
Citizens Call: It’s a Mess Out There
Media Trackers: Lehigh County Commissioners Call For End to Automatic Dues Deductions
Media Trackers: Corbett’s Pennsylvania Budget Plan Erases Deficit, Holds Line on Taxes
Media Trackers: Pennsylvania Unions Unhappy With Corbett Budget Plan
Keystone Politics: 10 Things We Hate About the Republican #PABudget
Keystone Politics: #PAGov: Casey and Doyle Slam Food Stamp Cuts That Allyson Schwartz Voted For

3 Responses

  1. Is COS’s Gromis-Baker’s principal job objective to protect the interests of World Class Jeff Romoff and UPMC or to look after the interests of her boss Tom Corbett, the voters and taxpayers of PA and the state-regulated medical insurance ratepayers? Shouldn’t Gromis-Baker turn in her resignation? What do you think Rep. Jimmy Christiana?

  2. So we have to feel sorry for Tom Corbett’s new political marriage partner, WORLD CLASS Jeff Romoff and UPMC. UPMC can afford a $50 million jet. UPMC can afford a cancer program ranked #25, that is not World Class. UPMC can afford the best GOP political hit men that Scotty Baker can find. It can afford a previous rich advertising contract with Doug Romoff, Jeff’s brother. Where is the Governance of UPMC? If UPMC and Romoff is put under the microscope, will Corbett and his team be embroiled in a new scandal, that is not located in Happy Valley?

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