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3/28 Morning Buzz

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Redistricting Watch: Primary Trouble for Rep. Holden
At first glance, it may seem that the GOP would be doing Democrat Tim Holden a favor if they follow through with plans to add Lackawanna County to his district. But with Holden’s blue-dog vulnerability in a Democratic primary, it might be more of a mixed bag.

Rep. Barletta One of 10 Reps. Targeted In DCCC Campaign
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched the most current phase of its grassroots advertising campaign Tuesday—and, once again, Rep. Lou Barletta (R-11) is under fire.

Gov. Corbett Softens Stand on Marcellus Fees
Governor Corbett’s strong rhetoric shifted this week, as he hinted that he may be willing to support a local impact tax on gas drilling in the Marcellus region.

Rep. Schwartz Bests Pelosi in DCCC Contributions
PA’s Allyson Schwartz (D-13) outdid former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in contributions to the DCCC last cycle.

Daily News: Lynne Abraham ‘Considering’ Run for Pa. Attorney General
Lynne Abraham had been out of public office for all of five minutes last January when people started whispering about her.

Patriot-News: Gov. Corbett Talks About Education Funding and Other Budget Priorities
Times-News: Gov. Corbett’s Budget Has Impact on Erie and Regional Tourism
The Express: LHU Cross Country Will Run 100 Miles to Protest Gov. Corbett’s Budget (h/t Capitol Ideas)
Times-Leader: Corbett School Cuts Stir a Fight
Patriot-News: Gov. Corbett Talks About His Boy Scout Days at Community Breakfast
Patriot-News: Why are public school teachers facing such a backlash?
Tribune-Review: Pa. Judges Court Sunny Locales (h/t Capitol Ideas)
Lancaster Era: Overflow crowd at Marcellus forum in Lanc Co
Tribune-Review: Metcalfe’s Moment (h/t Capitol Ideas)
York Sunday News: Pa. Among States With Wave of Anti-Abortion Legislation
Capitol Ideas: Cawley: Shale Panel Will Consider Local Impact Fee on Drillers
Delaware County Times: Rutledge Mayor Killed In Skydiving Accident
CBS Pittsburgh: Major cuts coming for Port Authority riders
Newsworks: Rizzo and Squilla follow up on overdue campaign requirements
Inquirer: Climate of Violence Stifles City Schools
Inquirer: SEPTA Budget is Heavy on New Vehicles and Maintaining Old Ones
Inquirer: Richman Orders Release of PHA Legal Records
Inquirer: Gettysburg Battlefield Acquires 95 Historic Acres
Inquirer: Once a week, Council is his captive audience
Post-Gazette: Some Pa. Wal-Mart Stores to Offer Wine
Newsworks: Ramsey’s Blunt Response to Gaffe Impresses
Early Returns: Big Lead for Flaherty
Times Leader: Heading ‘fourth’ for third term
Times Leader: Electronic cigarettes ignite debate
Citizens’ Voice: Panel readies solicitor search
Citizens’ Voice: Marino returns from Middle East trip with stronger respect for troops
Times-Tribune: Prison OT tops $5.7 million over five years
Standard Speaker: State bills would ban bath salts
Morning Call: State trails others in gas pipeline fixtures
Morning Call: School board candidates: Don’t collect dues
The Hill: Centrist senators don’t want to talk about Planned Parenthood
Centre Daily Times: Gas drillers put best foot forward
Young Philly Politics: Push poll for Squilla in the 1st district


Inquirer: Time to listen to reason
Patriot-News: De facto tax increase hurts state’s hospitals: Corbett should honor deal on Medicaid
Post-Gazette: Sweet nothings: Don’t Fall For It – the LCB Will Never Modernize
Tribune-Review: Sunday Pops
Times-News: Pa. Needs More Pension Reform
Times-Tribune: Gov. Corbett’s Cuts Are Not Reform
Citizens’ Voice: This attack on education must be repelled
Citizens’ Voice: Reviews must improve education
Standard Speaker: Fairness elusive in Pennsylvania redistricting
Centre Daily Times Editorial: Bathsalts– “one of those matters that should get fast-tracked by the General Assembly

  • Does the NYC Verdict Make You More or Less Likely to Vote For Trump in 2024?

    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

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