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3/9 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6The January jobs report is released, Wolf starts a new education website and millennials form their own legislative caucus. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

3/6 Ups & Downs: Budget gambles, surprise demotions and suddenly sentient sneakers. See who made this week’s list!

January Jobs Report: Unemployment Sits at 5.1%: Pennsylvania sees slight increase in unemployment rate after four months of decline.

PA-Gov: Wolf Launches ‘Schools That Teach’ Website: To promote his budget proposal, Wolf created a website to break down funding increases per school district.

Pennsylvania Future Caucus Formed in State House: The new group has the support of Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey.

Statewide
PA Independent: Week in Review
StateImpactPA: Sunoco Backs Down in Pipeline Zoning Fight
PLSReporter: Kampf Renews Push For his Defined Contribution Pension Plan
Capitol Wire: PLCB Allows 12-Pack Sales at Distributors; PA Brewers Slam Decision
Capitol Wire: Point of Order: Wolf’s Budget Proposal Doesn’t Add Up

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Mayoral candidates talk wages, schools, housing
Inquirer: Nutter’s funding plans for L&I
Inquirer: New contender to enter Ninth District Council race
Inquirer: Rare sales tax bump is key to Wolf’s budget
Philly.com: Teamsters local backs state Sen. Williams in Mayor’s race
Daily News: Weather or not, Milton Street has bad luck
WHYY Newsworks: Wolf promises Pa. funding for prescription drug database
KYW Newsradio: Pa. House Approves Legislation That Would Strengthen Charter Schools Statewide
KYW Newsradio: Legislative Republicans, Critics Vow To Fight Wolf’s Death Penalty Moratorium
KYW Newsradio: Winter Weather Forcing Political Candidates To Find Creative Ways To Get Signatures
Philadelphia Business Journal: Mayoral candidates grill business leaders on how to attract talent and promote innovation

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown council eyes 2-year rental inspection cycle
Bucks County Courier Times: Candidates line up for coroner, clerk of courts, wills register
Bucks County Courier Times: Six Pennsbury seats are up for election
Bucks County Courier Times: Sestak continues walk in ‘Pennsylvanians’ shoes’ through Bensalem
Delco Daily Times: Joe Sestak details record on issues vital to seniors
Delco Daily Times: Wolf budget proposal draws a partisan response
Delco Daily Times: Yeadon mayor named to Delaware River Port Authority board by Gov. Wolf
Daily Local News: Costello hits ground running in D.C.
Daily Local News: Gov. Tom Wolf backs off campaign tax plan

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania Shoppers Have More Choices for Buying Beer
Tribune-Review: Legal Opinion Clears Way for Pa. Distributors to Sell Beer 12 Packs
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh Civil Rights Activists March for 50th Anniversary of Selma
Tribune-Review: Flaherty Gets Democratic Committee Nod for County Controller Over Wagner
Post-Gazette: Democrats Endorse Flaherty Over Wagner in County Controller’s Face
Post-Gazette: Steel Valley Teachers Reach Tentative Accord, Will Report to Work on Monday
Post-Gazette: Selma Civil Rights Milestone Marked by First Black President
KDKA: Wolf Administration Broadens Number of Highmark Customers Eligible for UPMC Care

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Commissioners Looked at Financial Concerns of Bridge
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Employee Numbers Down from 2004
Altoona Mirror: Novice Enters Race to Support Mom, Finds Running Prowess
Altoona Mirror: Spring Cove Asks State to Drop Funding Contractor
Altoona Mirror: VA Hospital Hosting Town Hall
Altoona Mirror: Blair County Republican Women to Host Candidates
Tribune-Democrat: Sestak Walking Full Steam Ahead Toward Senate Race
Tribune-Democrat: War Memorial, Management Company Wrangles Over Budget

NEPA
Times-Leader: Leighton Intends to Stay on Until the End of the Year
Times-Leader: Luzerne County to Decide Fate of Former Valley Crest Property
Times-Leader: Beer Distributors to Make Room for 12-Packs Under LCB Ruling
Times-Tribune: Welcome by Workers, Wage Hike Brings Warning from Business
Times-Tribune: Scranton Quality-of-Life Ticketing Coming Soon
Citizens Voice: Hundreds of Commercial Properties Received Homestead Tax Exemption in 2014
Pocono Record: Charter School Advocates Cry Foul Over Gov. Wolf’s Budget

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Budget Gap Ball in GOP Court; Republican Legislature Takes Aim at $3 Million Budget Shortfall
York Dispatch: Wolf Tax Plan Differs From Campaign Version
Lancaster Intelligencer: Republican Jeb Bush Says He’d Be an Upbeat Candidate (AP)
Lancaster Intelligencer: Bill Clinton Defends Foreign Donations to Foundation (AP)
Lancaster Intelligencer: Failure to Launch Not a Concern in 2016 Presidential Race (AP)
Lancaster Intelligencer: Jeb Bush Jumps Into Retail Politics of Iowa’s Caucuses (AP)
Lancaster Intelligencer: Democratic Ally Urges Clinton to Explain Her Email Accusations (AP)

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Bill Clinton In His Element
WFMZ: Lindsay Graham: I’ve Never Sent an Email
WFMZ: Five Fun Facts About Barack Obama
Reading Eagle: Reading Eagle Company’s Purchase of South Schuylkill News Ensures a Tradition of Community Reporting
Reading Eagle: Lower Pottsgrove Township Officials Against Route 422 Toll Proposals
Reading Eagle: Officials Disclose Details on Arts Conference Coming to Reading in October 2016
Reading Eagle: Lancaster Strategy Credited With Safe, Thriving Downtown Atmosphere
Morning Call: Bethlehem to Land Promise Neighborhood
Morning Call: Wolf’s Jenga-Like Budget Makes Each Piece Key

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Wolf Budget Has Ingredients for Contentious Debate
Erie Times-News: Environment Erie, Mason Jars Co. Announce Partnership
Erie Times-News: Huran Kunco Latest Erie Politician Affected by Term Limits Law
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Speaker: Climate Change May Pose Greatest Challenge
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Raise the Region to Start Wednesday
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Unemployment Rate for State at 5.1%
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: U.S. Jobless Rate at 5.5%
Onward State: Wolf Proposal Includes Taxes on Textbooks, Meal Plans and Fees

Opinion
Harrisburg Patriot News: With This First Budget, Gov. Wolf Should Let Pennsylvanians, Not Government, Lead the Way: Bob Dick
York Daily Record: Public Audits Hold Municipalities Accountable
Tribune-Review: Let’s Stop Rewarding Criminals with State Pensions
Post-Gazette: Pension Storm: State Officials Must Reform an Ever-Costly System
Beaver County Times: Time to Find Compromises
Observer-Reporter: Greene Must Work on Housing, Infrastructure
Altoona Mirror: Wolf Budget Will Need Some Compromises
Tribune-Democrat: GOP Solution to Income Inequality Flawed
Inquirer: Just doing his job
Pottstown Mercury: Wolf’s tax-hike proposals a tough sell
Delco Daily Times: Tough road ahead for Wolf, Pennsylvania lawmakers

Blogs
Citified: Is Condo King Allan Domb About to Run for Council?
Citizens Call: Sharkey Goes for Another Term in Ward 1
Commonwealth Foundation: How Big, Bad is Wolf’s Budget?
PA Budget and Policy Center: Officials React to Gov. Wolf’s Budgetary Proposal

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