3/11 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Seth Williams charges three more in sting, Dent backs a full restoration of the Voting Rights Act and we ask our readers about Governor Wolf’s tax plans. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Three More Philadelphia Politicians Charged In Sting Investigation: District Attorney Seth Williams revealed charges against three more city politicians Tuesday morning.

PA-15: Dent Backs Voting Rights Act Legislation (VIDEO): The Pennsylvania Republican appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show to discuss his support of a bill that would restore the Voting Rights legislation.

Reader Poll: Do You Support Governor Wolf’s Tax Plans?: We ask our readers about the Governor’s budget proposal.

Reader Poll: Solid Majority Approve of Wolf’s Removal of SRC Chair: Our readers support Gov. Wolf stripping Bill Green of the School Reform Commission’s Chairmanship.

Statewide
Capitol Wire: DePasquale Continues to Warn About Municipal Pension Problems
Capitol Wire: Two Row Offices Seek More Funding for Staff Increases
Capitol Wire: Issues Surface with Revenue’s Back End Tax Processing System
Capitol Wire: Wolf Administration ‘Committed’ to Reducing Lottery Fund Transfers to DHS
StateImpactPA: Large Reserve of Utica Shale Gas Could Lay Beneath State Forest Land
PA Independent:  Free Market Group: Wolf’s Budget Would Cost Families $1,400
State House Sound Bites: Official: McCord Investigation Cost PA $100K
State House Sound Bites: House Members Give Kane’s Legal Issues Wide Berth During Budget
PLSReporter: AG Kane Peppered, but not Burned, by House Appropriations Committee
PLSReporter: Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal would Require More Short Term Borrowing

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Philly candidates cull the herd
WHYY Newsworks: Wolf sketches out plan for dismantling Corbett’s Healthy PA
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. House members give Kane’s legal issues wide berth during budget hearing
WHYY Newsworks: Remembering 1965 Philly march that helped spark gay rights movement
WHYY Newsworks: Toomey defends decision to sign Iran letter
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia Council panel approves regulations for donation bins
WHYY Newsworks: Too much and not enough, says Pa. GOP of Wolf tax plan
KYW Newsradio: Wolf Administration To Begin Phaseout of Corbett’s Controversial Health Care Program
KYW Newsradio: Former Phila. SRC Chair and His Replacement Say They’ll Move Schools Forward Together
Philadelphia Business Journal: Hillary Clinton’s news conference raises more questions about her emails
Inquirer: Rev. Keith Goodman pulls out of race for Philly mayor
Inquirer: Philly GOP settles on mayoral candidate: Woman who 6 weeks ago was a Democrat
Inquirer: Tax filings offer window into mayoral candidates’ lives
Inquirer: Read the mayoral candidate responses to five jobs questions
Inquirer: Two business-minded candidates make late-entry bid for Council at-large
Inquirer: LGBT Civil Rights anniversary exhibit to open this summer
Inquirer: 12 candidates file for Pa. Supreme Court seats
Inquirer: 3 more Philly pols charged in revived sting probe
Inquirer: Federal bill proposed to legalize medical marijuana
Inquirer: State lawmaker wants to ban all live animals in circuses
Inquirer: Toomey backs GOP letter on Iran

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: GOP state senators tell school districts to plan conservative budgets
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennridge chamber to host Bucks County legislators
Daily Local News: Rep. Costello discusses passenger rail reform in Downingtown
Daily Local News: Sestak visits Coatesville during his walking tour
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown mayor criticizes The Mercury

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Allegheny County Council Approves Online Filing of Assessment Appeals
Tribune-Review: Carlisle Files to Run in Pittsburgh City Council Race, Seeks to Put Conviction Behind Her
Tribune-Review: AG Kane Talks Medicaid Fraud at Budget Hearing with Friendly Lawmakers
Tribune-Review: 2 Lawmakers, Former House Member Arrested on Corruption Charges
Post-Gazette: Wolf Tours CCAC Campus, Touts Budget Proposals
Post-Gazette: Republicans Grill Wolf’s Staff About Tax Increases, Budget Proposals
Business Times: RMU Poll: Support Grows for Legalized Marijuana
WESA: Senate Bill Would Limit Insurers to a Year to Challenge Claims

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Primary Candidate Forms Collected
Observer-Reporter: Democrat Emerges to Challenge Incumbent DA
Observer-Reporter: Canonsburg Hospital Nurses Vote to Unionize
Altoona Mirror: Wolf Pitches His Budget Plan
Altoona Mirror: Blair County Child Abuse Manager Position Approved
Altoona Mirror: Antis Grants Will Fund Infrastructure Projects
Tribune-Democrat: Cambria County’s Coroner to Retire at End of Year

NEPA
Times-Leader: Leighton Promotes 2 Wilkes-Barre Fire Officials
Times-Tribune: Scranton Police Union to Fight Age Requirement for Pension
News Item: Line Mtn., Teachers Reveal Proposals
News Item: Shamokin Council to Address Coal Dust, Speeding Trucks on BVA
News Item: Fired Deputy Sheriff Must Reply to Northumberland County’s Request for Information
Standard Speaker: Supervisor Seeks Health Insurance from Butler Twp.

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County to Host Fact Finding Mission on Public Libraries
Carlisle Sentinel: Pa. Senator Proposes Powdered Alcohol Ban
Carlisle Sentinel: Bloom, Other Republicans to Hold Job Hearings Wednesday
York Daily Record: And They’re Off: York County Candidates File for Municipal Primary
York Daily Record: York-Adams Home Sales on the Rise
York Daily Record: 2015 Races for York County’s May 19 Primary
York Dispatch: Five Democrats, No Republicans in Race for York City Council

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: 12 Candidates File to Run for State Supreme Court Seats
Morning Call: 200-Unit City Center Flats Gets Approval From Allentown Planners
Morning Call: Three Challengers and Two Incumbents Square Off For Three Easton County Seats
Reading Eagle: Clinton Says She Should Have Used Government Email
Express Times: Several Democrats Go Unchallenged in Northampton Political County Races
Express Times: It’s a Three-Man Race for Northampton County Judge in 2015
Express Times: State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie to Host Special Needs Day Event

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: State Sen. Yaw Takes Issue With Governor’s Budget
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Today’s Candidate
Erie Times-News: Labor Deal With OCY Supervisors on County Council Agenda
Erie Times-News: And They’re Off … Erie County Candidates File Petition to Get on Erie County Ballot
Centre Daily Times: 3 More Current, Former Legislatures Charged in Case AG Nixed
Centre Daily Times: Top Advisor Tout’s Governor’s Budget Plan in Centre County Event
Centre Daily Times: Candidates Secure Spots on County Ballots

Opinion
Inquirer: Friends indeed?
Pottstown Mercury: Liquor privatization comes drop-by-drop in Pa.
Carlisle Sentinel: Netanyahu Invitation Defied Constitution
York Dispatch: There Will Be Math
Tribune-Review: Gov. Wolf’s ‘Green’ Energy Plan Not Only Is Lousy Economics, It’s Unconstitutional

Blogs
Citified: It’s Official: Allan Domb is Running for Council
Citified: This is Why Philly Roads are so Rotten
Citified: SEPTA Ridership was Down in 2014- Are Millennials to Blame?
Citified: Happy Ballot Challenge Season!
Commonwealth Foundation: Families Benefit from Natural Gas without Tax
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Can Incarcerated Jim Gregory Challenge Ken Kraft?
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Senator Scavello Visits Upper Mount Bethel

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  • Do You Agree With the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade?


    • No. (50%)
    • Yes. (47%)
    • Not Sure (3%)

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