2/9 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Pileggi will seek a court seat, Bernie Sanders speaks at the PA Progressive Summit and Toomey and Casey team up in support of Philly hosting the 2016 Democratic convention. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

2/6 Ups & Downs: Guilty pleas, money and the New York Times. See who made this week’s list!

Pileggi to Seek Court of Common Pleas Seat: The former Senate Majority Leader is now running to be a Delaware County Judge.

Bernie Sanders Speaks at PA Progressive Summit: The Vermont Senator and potential 2016 presidential candidate spoke in Harrisburg this morning.

Dispatch from PA Progressive Summit: Cecile Richards gave the keynote speech of the first day of the Keystone State’s progressive gathering.

Toomey and Casey Both Endorse Philly for the 2016 Democratic Convention: Both PA Senators insist the City of Brotherly Love is a better option than Columbus or New York.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Marcellus Life: A Native American Protest to Stop a PA Pipeline
State House Sound Bites: AP: Midstate Judge Suspended on Charges of Failure to Pay Taxes
PA Independent: McCord’s Guilty Plea Puts his Public Pension at Risk
PA Independent: Week in Review: In Call for Efficiency, Wolf Tasks Agencies to Save $150 Million
Capitol Wire: Could Sen. Pileggi Soon be Judge Pileggi
Capitol Wire: Dueling Shale Tax Proposal don’t Impress Republican Leadership
Capitol Wire: Wolf Tasks ‘Transformation’ Office with Finding at Least $150 Million in Savings for Upcoming Budget

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Battle for Job He Created
Inquirer: How has Mayor Nutter done during his tenure?
Inquirer: Former spokesman Doug Oliver enters campaign for mayor, emphasizing youth
Inquirer: Mayor has story to tell: The Book of Nutter
Daily News: First candidate speaks up to replace Tasco
Daily News: Kenney: PSP has cooties, don’t take its money
WHYY Newsworks: With a spirited speech, Oliver enters mayoral field

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Congressman beat up Navy for stalled base redevelopment process
Delco Daily Times: Middletown council holds reorganization
Montgomery Media: In Conversation With: U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle reflects on being new kid on the block
Daily Local News: House passes Barrar bill on in-state college tuition for vets

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Report Shows Pittsburgh Consultant Gave PAC $100K for McCord
Tribune-Review: Former State Rep. White Stole Identity, Charged $28K in Her Name, Mother Says in Lawsuit
Post-Gazette: AIU Board Spends Freely as Reserve Fund Dwindles
Post-Gazette: The Ride-Share Saga: A Year of Lyft and Uber in Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Ex-Pittsburgh Councilwoman Convicted on Corruption Charges Weighs New Run
Post-Gazette: Ex-Pa. Rep. Jesse White’s Mother Sues Him, Claiming Credit Card Fraud
Post-Gazette: Reduce Expenses, Wolf Tells Cabinet
90.5 WESA: Wolf’s High Court Nominees Poised for Passage

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Solicitor: County Commissioners “Contemplating” Public Defender’s Office
Beaver County Times: PA Cyber School Enrollment Down 2,000 Since 2013 Peak
Beaver County Times: County: Auditors Misapplied Federal Rule
Altoona Mirror: Late Rep. Murtha Left His Mark on 12th District
Altoona Mirror: GOP Women Hosting ‘Meet the Candidates’
Tribune-Democrat: Man of ‘Stature’ Counseled Presidents, Yet Remained Loyal to His District, Local Leaders Say
Tribune-Democrat: Region Has Made Strides, Faced Challenges in Five Years Since Murtha’s Death

NEPA
Times-Leader: No Outbreak Yet, but NEPA Doctors Are Ready for Measles
Times-Leader: Two Announce Runs for Wilkes-Barre Mayor
Times-Tribune: Wayne County Residents Challenge Township Over Quarry Zoning
Citizens Voice: Two More Candidates Enter W-B Mayoral Race
Standard-Speaker: Battle Over City Boards Continues
Standard-Speaker: Adjutant General Assumes Post
Pocono Record: Ross Voters Won’t Return to Township Building Yet
Pocono Record: Monroe Commissioners Off Election Board During Campaign

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Midstate Municipalities Rethink Firearm Prohibition in Parks
Carlisle Sentinel: Building Bridges: Why Midstate Bridges are Failing, and How to Reverse the Trend
Carlisle Sentinel: Historic Bridges Complicate Bridge Replacement Process
Carlisle Sentinel: Pa. Department of Health Warns of Raw Milk Contamination
York Dispatch: Plan to Raise York City Parking Rates Withdrawn
York Dispatch: York County Dems Moving Into New Space
Lancaster Intelligencer: Once-Paralyzed Player is Rapidly Climbing the Political Ladder

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Planned Parenthood President Rallies Pennsylvania Progressives
Reading Eagle: Boxed In: Initiative Gives Ex-Offenders Fair Chance at Getting Work
Reading Eagle: Reading Police Use New Tool to Protect Domestic Violence Victims
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania Progressives Gather for Summit in Harrisburg
Reading Eagle: Goodman-Hinnershitz Seeks 4th Term on City Council
Morning Call: Will Former Deputy Sheriff’s Suicide Affect the $20 Million Fraud Case Against Bucks County Family?
Morning Call: Retired Judge Has Biggest Caseload in Northampton County

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Dems Hope to Limit Fallout From Ire Over Netanyahu’s Speech
Centre Daily Times: Democratic Effort to Define Jeb Bush Starts With Mitt Romney
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Today’s Candidate: Rita O’Brien
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: TV Show on Investigator’s Horizon
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: More Americans are Finally Seeing Something New: A Pay Raise (AP)
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Anthem Breach: Is There a Gap in Federal Health Privacy Law (AP)
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Today’s Candidate: John Pisarcik

Opinion
Tribune-Review: The Age of Mush: Obama and Williams
Post-Gazette: Gifts Corrupt: Pennsylvania Needs a Law, Not Executive Orders
Times-Leader: ‘Guerilla’ Campaign of Kindness Could Be Just What NEPA Needs
Times-Tribune: Second Deal Exposes First as Giveaway
Citizens Voice: Governmentby the Peoplein Jeopardy
Bucks County Courier Times: Jordan’s lesson
Delco Daily Times: McCord joins Harrisburg Hall of Shame
Daily Local News: Pa. shield law does not need exemption for grand jury leaks
Lancaster Intelligencer: It’s Too Easy to Opt Your Schoolchild Out of Immunization in Pennsylvania
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Marino: Change in Attitude Can Bring Washington Results

Blogs
Citified: Meet Mayoral Front-Runner Anthony Williams
Citified: Has Doug Oliver been Underestimated?
Citified: Education Firebrand Helen Gym Lands Big Union Endorsement, Donation for Council
Citified: Alan Butkovic isn’t Running for Mayor (Again)
Pittston Politics: Singer’s Cryptic Response says he’s in for PA Board
Commonwealth Foundation: No More Silent Treatment, Lehigh Commissioners want Transparency
Pennsylvania Progressive: Progressive Summit Sells Out
Pennsylvania Progressive: ‘Made in America’ Just a Political Slogan to Conservatives

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  1. Why does the editorial board keep putting the New Kid on the Block article on this? It’s been posted three times in the past 6 days.

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