3/16 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6The AFL-CIO makes their Philly mayoral endorsement, we premiere our Sunday morning show preview feature and State Rep. Sims backs Kenney. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

3/13 Ups & Downs: Damaging emails, Super PAC ads and a quite notable letter. See who made this week’s list!

PHL-15: Philadelphia AFL-CIO Endorses Kenney: The city’s largest labor union is backing Jim Kenney for Mayor.

Sunday Show Preview: March 15, 2015: In our new feature, we take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

PHL-15: Kenney Earns Endorsements of Sims, LGBT Leaders: State Rep. Brian Sims, among others, have announced their endorsements for Jim Kenney’s Philly Mayoral campaign.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Wolf to Revive Some Rendell-Era Procurement Policies
Capitolwire: Online Voter Registration Catches On Nationally; Could Save PA Time and Money
StateImpactPA: Wolf’s Budget Proposal Plus Renewed Private Investment Could Give Solar a Boost
PAIndependent: Week In Review: More Charges Filed Against Pennsylvania Lawmakers

Philadelphia
Inquirer: New Documents: McCaffery had Role in Referral Fees
Inquirer: As Wolf Pushes Budget, his Wife Finds Spotlight
Philly.com: AP: To Kill or to Cut? Wolf’s Property Tax Plan has Competition
Philly.com: AP: PA Considers Change to Public Access Law
Philly.com: Obama Ribs Biden Over Touchy-Feely Habits

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: How Area schools fare Under Wolf Budget Plan
Pottstown Mercury: Wolf Budget Proposal Sounds Good to Pottsgrove School Board
Pottstown Mercury: AP: PA Lawmaker Upset with Penn St. Invitation to Bill Ayers
Pottstown Mercury: Steele Launches Campaign for Montgomery County DA
Delco Daily Times: Wolf Sales Tax Expansion would Cover Child Care, Nursing Homes and More
Delco Daily Times: Big Decisions in Springfield as High School Discussions End

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Former Senator Webb explores presidential bid, tests populist message
Tribune Review: Former Pittsburgh Councilwoman Carlisle may be ineligible to return to office
Tribune Review: Dry towns of Wilkinsburg, Bellevue try to overturn alcohol ban
Tribune Review: Securing votes a challenge in crowded Butler County commissioner race
Tribune Review: Gov. Wolf’s proposal complicates Butler Area’s budget process
Tribune Review: A full-time artist, state’s first lady mixes passion, responsibilities
KDKA: Pittsburgh’s Pilot Reconciliation Project Aimed At Saving Citizen & Police Lives
WTAE: Pennsylvania considers changes to landmark public access law

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Election employees to receive pay raises
Altoona Mirror: City Council looks to levy new tax
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Who’s running for Pennsylvania Supreme Court

NEPA
Times Leader: Gov. Wolf visits Wyoming Area Secondary Center, promotes increased education funding
Times-Tribune: School board candidacies surge on May primary ballot
Citizens Voice: Shrunken surplus looms if budget deadlocks
Standard Speaker: Wolf supports drilling moratorium in Delaware River Basin

South Central
Patriot-News: Sestak Stomps Against Toomey, Revs Up for U.S. Senate Race: Report
Patriot-News: Harrisburg Solidarity March Promotes Unity, Understanding of Muslim Faith
Patriot-News: AG Kane Gets Her Day in Court, Tom Wolf Talks Taxes and Here’s Your Beer – The Week in Five Tweets: The Sunday Brunch
Daily Record: Gov. Tom Wolf’s Sales Tax Expansion Would Cover Child Care, Nursing Homes and More
Intelligencer-Era: PennDOT Announces Schedule for Top 2015 Lancaster County Road Projects
Intelligencer-Era: Lancaster County Beer Distributors Preparing to Sell 12-Packs
Intelligencer-Era: Documents Show How Grand Jury Recommended Charges Against Pennsylvania’s Attorney General
Lebanon Daily News: Gov. Tom Wolf’s Sales Tax Expansion Would Cover Child Care, Nursing Homes and More

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Millennials Making Their Mark on Pennsylvania
Morning Call: Lehigh Commissioners Press Administration for Budget Information
Morning Call: Allentown Tops $2 Million in Police Overtime
Morning Call: Politics as Usual
Reading Eagle: Pro-Life Demonstrators Pray in Spanish Outside Planned Parenthood in Reading
Reading Eagle: Berks Republican Committee Elects First Chairwoman
Express-Times: Warren Hills Regional High School Students Opting Out of PARCC Tests Threaten Funding
Express-Times: Easton’s New Chief Codes Inspector Worked in Department Previously Investigated by State
Express-Times: Solutions Sought for Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton Issues
Express-Times: Feds, DEP Deny Request to Block Work on Forks Compressor Expansion

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Some Charter Schools Say They’re on Losing End of Budget
Centre Daily Times: Centre County School Districts Cautiously Optimistic About Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal
Sun-Gazette: ‘Secret Application’
Sun-Gazette: Many Local Government Bodies Comply with Law
Sun-Gazette: Early Counting: $1.17 Million
Erie Times-News: Erie County Primary Ballot Will Have Blank Spaces
Erie Times-News: Hazuda, Kobylka Running for Millcreek Supervisor
Erie Times-News: Horvat Seeks Nomination as Crawford Commissioner
Erie Times-News: Massey Replaces Lucas as Regional Director of Governor’s Action Team
Erie Times-News: Hopkins Runs for Crawford Nomination

Opinion
Inquirer: Investigate McCaffery Over Fees
Daily News: That ‘Ol Harrisburg Deja Vu
Daily News: Saving Elephants, Saving Ourselves
Pottstown Mercury: Open Records Office Should Be Above Political Fray
Bucks county Courier Times: Another Clinton Scandal
Delco Daily Times: Let the Sun Shine in PA
Patriot-News: During Sunshine Week, Help Us Make Government Work Better for You
Patriot-News: Looking Behind Wolf’s Tax Curtain – It’s Not a Pretty Sight
Intelligencer-Era: Singer John Legend an Exciting and Apt Choice to Speak at the Lancaster Chamber Dinner
Lebanon Daily News: GOP Has Clear Majority but Fears Using Its Power
Reading Eagle: Government Works Best When Governed Fully Involved
Centre Daily Times: Likes and Dislikes in Polarizing Times
Erie Times-News: Government Must Not Operate in Secret
Tribune Review: The immigration mess: Obama’s subversion
Beaver County Times: State’s game of chicken

Blogs
Citified: Big Labor Group Unites Behind Jim Kenney
Citified: The Country’s Lead Foot Rebounded in 2014
Citified: PA’s Wealthy School Districts Get Way More Local Money Than Poor Ones
Citified: The Brief: At Last, Real Substance in the Philadelphia Mayor’s Race
Citizens Call: School Board Approves RFP for Cedarbrook
Keystone Crossroads: Justice Department Picks Pittsburgh For a Program to Improve Community-Police Relations
Keystone Crossroads: In Case You Missed It: This Weeks Good Reads About Pennsylvania Cities
Keystone Crossroads: Capitol Recap: Million-Dollar Fix for (Multi)Billion Dollar Pension Problem?
2 Political Junkies: Um, So WHO’s Lying? (Hint: It’s the Trib Editorial Board)
Pittston Politics: No Loyalty: Why Red is Trying to Unseat Sciandra & Company

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    • Yes. (47%)
    • Not Sure (3%)

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