3/18 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6We ask whether Kane will be the Dems’ 2016 AG nominee, the PFT endorses Kenney and Pew looks into how Philly feels about its schools. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Reader Poll: Will Kathleen Kane Be the 2016 Democratic Nominee for Attorney General?: We ask our readers whether the AG will even make the general election ballot next November.

Reader Poll: Majority Reject Wolf’s Tax Plans: Our readers don’t favor the new Governor’s tax structure.

PHL-15: PFT Endorses Kenney for Mayor: Jim Kenney has been endorsed by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.

Poll: Philadelphians Reveal Their Thoughts on the State of Schools: A new Pew Poll asked Philly’s residents to share their feelings on their city’s educational outlook.

Johnson Earns Philadelphia AFL-CIO Endorsement: The City Councilman picked up the labor organization’s endorsement Tuesday.

Statewide
PA Independent: Are Philly School Reformers the Silent Majority?
PLSReporter: Lawmaker, L&I Secretary Spar Over Effect of Raising Pa.’s Minimum Wage
PLSReporter: Papal Visit, DNC Convention Has PennDOT Considering Expediting Philadelphia Projects
State House Sound Bites: Acquitted Bonusgate Defendant Lands Gig With Wolf Administration
StateImpactPa: Kane: Gas Royalties Fraud Investigation ‘Wrapping Up’ Soon

Philadelphia
Heard in the Hall: Council Candidate Morales Denies Posting Hateful Facebook Messages
Philadelphia Business Journal: More Than 8% of National Penn’s Stock to be Sold
Philadelphia Business Journal: As NCAA Tournament Begins, More States Want Piece of Gambling Option
Philadelphia Business Journal: Philly’s Nonprofit Leaders Feel ‘Stressed,’ ‘Exhausted,’ Study says
Inquirer: Buried in a Filing: A New Case of Philly Judicial Misconduct
Inquirer: Controversial Pinelands Nominee Confirmed
Inquirer: Street’s Candidacy Challenged in Court
Inquirer: Candidate: Facebook Page was Hooked

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Montoursville Hires New Law Firm, but Keeps Same Solicitor
Bucks county Courier Times: Middletown Supervisors Approve Contract with Teamsters Union Employees
Bucks County Courier Times: PA Senator wants Lottery Tickets Sold at Liquor Stores
Pottstown Mercury: PA House Republicans Still not Backing Wolf’s School Property Tax Reform
Pottstown Mercury: West Pottsgrove Commissioner Vows to Revisit Pool Closing Vote
Pottstown Mercury: Wolf wants to Address $50B School Pension Debt
Pottstown Mercury: Wolf Takes Education Funding Tour of Cent. PA School
Pottstown Mercury: Wolf, House GOP Have Dueling Websites
Delco Daily Times: Delco Native Heading Secret Service Vows to Keep Working on Agency Culture
Delco Daily Times: Media Expected to Vote on Final Wawa Proposal

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Senate Republicans grill governor’s budget secretary on tax proposals
Tribune Review: Former lawmaker joins Pa. Department of Labor and Industry
Tribune Review: Superior Court candidate vows to spurn ‘corrosive influence’ of campaign donations – in the primary
Tribune Review: U.S. attorney teaming up with Western Pa. DAs to choke guns, drugs
Tribune Review: Legal challenge questions signatures on Allegheny County Councilman’s petitions
Tribune Review: Kane investigation began with letter from former top state prosecutors on suspended leaks
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania granted 20 percent of open-records appeals in 2014
Pittsburgh Business Times: Too many taxes for Pennsylvania? Federal study agrees with you

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Ballot battles: Petitions of candidates for city council, Johnstown school board challenged
Observer-Reporter: U.S. attorney, Vittone team up to attack drug, gun problem
Beaver County Times: Judge keeps two Midland candidates, dismisses other two
Altoona Mirror: GOP: Taxes top relief in most districts
Altoona Mirror: Prothonotary challenger’s candidacy called into question

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Scranton may become ineligible for state funds because 2013 audit isn’t done
Times-Tribune: Biden arrives at Friendly Sons dinner
Times Leader: Exeter resident, former journalist announces candidacy for Exeter Borough Council
Times Leader: Vice President’s motorcade, crash shut down I-81
Times Leader: Lawton looking to leave Luzerne County government
Times Leader: Son of former Times Leader publisher working on Netanyahu campaign
Pocono Record: Candidate suit: Commissioner hopeful faces uncomfortable future

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Site for Two Proposed Cumberland Valley Schools Announced
Carlisle Sentinel: County Aging Head Receives Award
Carlisle Sentinel: Pa. Lawmakers Seek to End Seniority-Based Teachers Layoffs
Carlisle Sentinel: Capital Area Transit Announces “Free Ride Week” in Carlisle
Patriot-News: Public Hearing Dates Set for Possible Washington Township Merge Into Northern York School District
Patriot-News: PennDOT Chief Covers Railroad Safety, Oil Spills and Winter Work at Budget Hearing
Patriot-News: Office of Open Records Granted Just 20 Percent of Government Records Request Appeals in 2014
Patriot-News: AG Kane Promises Results in Harrisburg Incinerator Investigation
Patriot-News: Harrisburg Mayor Challenges Businesses to Create 50 Jobs for Harrisburg Youths This Summer
York Daily Record: Ordinance to Protect Camp Security Artifacts Passed
York Dispatch: With CHIP Funding Set to Expire in September, Sen. Casey Pushes for Renewal
York Dispatch: Chronister’s Petition Challenged in York County Commissioner’s Race
Intelligencer-Era: New Law Expanding Child-Abuse Clearances Has Agency Working Overtime
Intelligencer-Era: Lancaster Twp. Downplays Hack by Group Claiming ISIS Support
Intelligencer-Era: Republican Teams Up With Democrats to Remove Federal Prohibitions on Medical Marijuana
Lebanon Daily News: 4 Nominating Petitions Challenged in Lebanon County Primary Races

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Emmaus Hires Consultant on Professional Fire Departments
Morning Call: BASD Will See Slight Increases for Education Services
Morning Call: Alburtis Council Approves Three-Year Police Contract
Reading Eagle: Muhlenberg Commissioner Raises Concern About Ambulance Service Coverage
Reading Eagle: Proposed EmberClear Site Would Drain Birdsboro Municipal Authority’s Water Capacity
Reading Eagle: Stuart D. Kennedy Seeks Third Term as District Judge
Express-Times: Allentown School Board Race Features Crowded Primary
Express-Times: Gov. Tom Wolf Outlines How Districts Should Use Education Funding

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Two Judges File Suit Against Centre County
Centre Daily Times: Veterans Town Hall Meeting to Be Held in College Township
Sun-Gazette: Flemington Asks for Clinton County’s Support for Park Expansion, Improvement
Sun-Gazette: Candidates Address GOP Women’s Group
Sun-Gazette: Inflection’s Hepburn Hill Hearing Continues
Sun-Gazette: Public Meeting on Stormwater Plan Next Week
Sun-Gazette: Council Chides School District Due to Land Development Revisions
Sun-Gazette: Muncy School Board Approves Contracts
Sun-Gazette: County Treasurer’s Office Relocating
Erie Times-News: Girard School Board Approves Bids for $18 Million Renovations

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Police and citizens: Pittsburgh should embrace a new pilot program
Observer-Reporter: The value of the impact fee
Daily News: Crisis-Driven Council Shouldn’t Delay School Budget Talks
Inquirer: Our Heritage Connects us to Family
Philly.com: 47 GOPers Could be Charged Under Law Named for Philly Quaker
Bucks County Courier Times: Speech is Free Even if it Hurts
Delco Daily Times: School District Suit Only Way to Even Field
Patriot-News: The Price of Liquor Licenses? The One Thing Pennsylvanians Googled the Most: The Map that Explains It All
Intelligencer-Era: Public Forum Will Offer Taxpayers an Important Chance to Engage in School Funding Debate
Express-Times: Easton Administration to Blame for Bungling New Code Official’s Hiring

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Pennsylvania Commuters Have it Easy, Researchers Say
Keystone Crossroads: Blueprint Communities program trains community leaders in the tough, long-term work of revitalization
Citified: The Brief: Why Have City Dems Endorsed a Council Candidate Whose Facebook Page Compared Gay Men to Flatworms?
Citified: Stephanie Singer, Jannie Blackwell’s Candidacies Challenged in Court
Citified: Should Cities Embrace Nighttime Truck Delivery?
Citified: Who’s Afraid of Darrell Clarke?

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