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3/19 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Philly’s candidates chose their primary ballot spots, the Boyles are recognized by the President and Rick Santorum gets a very strange question. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PHL-15: Ballot Positions Determined for Mayoral Race: The candidates pick balls out of a coffee can because reasons.

Pennsylvania’s Boyle Brothers Receive Presidential Shoutout: Congressman Brendan Boyle and his brother State Rep. Kevin Boyle were recognized by President Obama at the White House’s St. Patrick’s Day Reception.

Rick Santorum Confronted by Crazy Questioner (VIDEO): The former Senator and presidential candidate was asked why President Obama tried to “blow up a nuke in Charleston”.

Philadelphia City Council Candidate Denies Writing Racist Posts: Manny Morales claims his Facebook page was hacked.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: Measuring the Climate Trade-Off Between Coal and Natural Gas
State House Sounds Bites: More and More, State Troopers Pick Up Where Coverage Leaves Off
State House Sounds Bites: Kane Makes Case for Greater Funding
PLSReporter: Increased Municipal Law Enforcement Role Concerning for State Police
PLSReporter: Chancery Courts Coming to Pennsylvania?
PLSReporter: Gov. Wolf’s Budget Would Decrease Access to Justice
PA Independent: Total Cost of Pennsylvania’s Proposed Budget: $78.6 Billion

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Teacher Unearths 1,000s of Texts District Forgot
Capitollnq: Casey Backs Human Trafficking Bill
Heard in the Hall: Ethics Board to Nutter: Get Off our Turf
Daily News: Williams’ Grade as School Founder: Incomplete
Baer Growls: What’s a School District to Do?
Philadelphia Business Journal: Interest Rates will go up this Year, but only Gradually, Fed Indicates
Philadelphia Business Journals: What’s Happening as we Increase Empowerment and Decrease Bureaucracy

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Berks County Commissioner Mark Scott Runs for Sixth, Possibly Last, Term
Bucks County Courier Times: Snipes Mobile Chicken Coop Powered by Solar Panels
Bucks County Courier Times: Forbes says he won’t Seek Presidency, but Will Seek Tax Reform
Bucks Local News: Pennsbury Pares Budget Deficit, but there’s still a $5.8M Gap to Fill to Balance the Spending Plan
Delco Daily Times: Wolf: Expanding Sales Tax will Bring in $3B a Year
Delco Daily Times: Dispute: Dem Candidates File Incomplete Nomination Paperwork
Delco Daily Times: Bill would Empower Nurse Practitioners to Operate Independently

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Gov. Wolf Tours New Castle School, Pledging More State Money
KDKA: Governor Looks To Expand Sales Tax To Boost Funding For Education
City Paper: With a permit renewal around the corner, activists say it’s time for Allegheny County to clamp down on emissions at the Cheswick power plant
Tribune Review: Union pacts a big question mark in Pennsylvania budget
Tribune Review: U.S. Sen. Casey pursues national standard for honey with FDA
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf proposes $500 million for specific school programs
Tribune Review: Lawmaker says Pennsylvania should study Internet gaming, sports betting
Tribune Review: Acting PennDOT chief says funding forces tough choice
Tribune Review: Allegheny County Councilman Robinson: Challenged petition signature legitimate
Post-Gazette: Coleville won’t take contributions in Superior Court bid
Post-Gazette: County Councilman Bill Robinson’s election papers for primary are challenged
Post-Gazette: Rescind school spending mandate, GOP leaders ask Gov. Wolf
Post-Gazette: Wolf’s sales tax proposal to include more goods, services
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania House panel hears from Fitzgerald on 911 funding

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: House OKs bills to improve trauma treatment
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria DA Callihan announces intention to seek re-election
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Signatures filed by candidate for Cambria recorder of deeds challenged
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria judge: Political activity limits extend to social media
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Dispute erupts over city proclamation for gay pride event
Beaver County Times: Wolf tours his plans to increase education funding during visit to New Castle school
Observer-Reporter: Neuman appointed to sentencing commission
Altoona Mirror: Magisterial District Judge Decort to run for 6th term

NEPA
Pocono Record: Democrat to run against Martin for Monroe County sheriff
Times Leader: Luzerne County Council advances debt restructuring
Citizens Voice: Biden headlines area Friendly Sons’ dinner
Times-Tribune: Voters challenge commissioner candidate petitions

South Central
Patriot-News: PennLive Tax Calculator Updated to Include Lancaster County School Districts
Patriot-News: This Week’s Sparring Over School Funding a Test of Leadership for Wolf, Senate GOP
Patriot-News: Addressing Child-Abuse Clearance Backlog: Q&A with Acting Secretary Dallas
Patriot-News: Dillsburg Library Receives $500K Grant for Relocation
Patriot-News: East Pennsboro Twp. to Consider Streetscape Project in West Fairview, Again
Patriot-News: Tips to Avoid Getting Snared in Pa.’s Child Abuse Clearance Backlog
Patriot-News: Eric Frein Capture Cost More Than $11M
Intelligencer-Era: New Law Expanding Child-Abuse Clearances Has Agency Working Overtime
Intelligencer-Era: Ending Veterans Homelessness in 2016 Is Goal of Lancaster County Coalition
Intelligencer-Era: Lancaster City Alliance Will Present Draft of Economic Development Plan Thursday
Intelligencer-Era: Municipal Salt Stores Are Ready for Friday’s Storm, Despite a Taxing Season
Intelligencer-Era: School Leaders Stuck at Center of Battle Between Gov. Wolf and Legislature

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Allentown Officials Questioned About $163,000 Golf Course Loss
Morning Call: Easton Mayor: Construction of New City Hall on Budget and On Time
Morning Call: Lawmakers Use Eric Frein Case to Blast Gov. Tom Wolf’s Death Penalty Moratorium
Morning Call: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski Wants Council to Ban the Criminal Box on Job Applications
Reading Eagle: Exeter School Board Approves Plan for $3.4 Million Transportation Facility
Reading Eagle: Mount Penn Lawyer Seeks District Judge Post
Reading Eagle: New Polling Places Named in Spring Township, Shoemakersville
Reading Eagle: Officials Cut Ribbon on Berk’s County New Department of Agriculture
Express-Times: Upper Nazareth Township Supervisor Andy Donello Resigns from Position
Express-Times: Wehr’s Dam to Stay Put as South Whitehall Commissioners Nix Removal Plan
Express-Times: Allentown Council Approves New Parks Director
Express-Times: Allentown Council to Debate Mayor’s ‘Ban the Box’ Initiative

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Bellefonte School Board Elects Two New Members
Sun-Gazette: WASD Cuts 2015-16 Budget Deficit
Times-News: Erie City Council Likely to Support Paving Plan
Times-News: Ballot Positions Chosen for Local Races
Times-News: Waterford Council Moves Meetings to Friday

Opinion
Inquirer: Sunshine Creeps into Dark Corners of Harrisburg
Philly.com: Penn Staters should Stop Bill Ayers Speech
Philly.com: Can Woman’s Execution End the Death Penalty in the USA?
Pottstown Mercury: School Funding Gap Hits Home in Pottstown
Bucks County Courier Times: House GOP Budget Old and Tired
Tribune Review: Netanyahu wins: The message sent
Patriot-News: Take It From a York Countian, Wolf’s Budget Is a Win for Pennsylvania
Patriot-News: Here’s Why Pennsylvania Needs a Fair School Funding Formula

Blogs
Citified: The Coffee Can of Destiny Has Spoken, and Wilson Goode, Jr. Has Been Damned
Citified: Sleek, Modern Trolleys Coming to Philly
Citified: Ballot Position Selection Day With the Coffee Can of Destiny
Citified: The Brief: The Coffee Can That Can Kill a Politician’s Dreams
Philadelphia Magazine: Member of Penn State’s Kappa Delta Rho Defends Fraternity
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Write on Wednesday
Keystone Crossroads: Local Pensions Need Statewide Solutions, Lawmakers Say
Philadelphia Weekly: Bicyclists and Safety Advocates Gather for “Better Mobility” Mayoral Candidates’ Forum

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