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4/14 Morning Buzz

pa flagWolf releases the terms of his loan, we dive into the Lt. Gov financial reports and give you our regular round-up of gubernatorial news. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

PA-Gov: Wolf Releases Loan Agreement: Following a request from Allyson Schwartz’s campaign, Tom Wolf released the terms of the loan that partially financed his campaign.

PA-Lt. Gov: Smith Stockpiling Resources: We take a deep-dive into the finance report of Lt. Gov candidate Mark Smith.

Lt. Gov: Stack Posts Wide Lead In Money Race: Stack remains ahead in money raised and cash on hand.

Lt. Gov: Critz Sports High Burn Rate in 2014: The former congressman has been spending more than he is taking in, and his fundraising total underwhelms

4/11 PA-Gov & Lt Gov Round-Up: We take a look at the events of the last week in the state’s gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial races.

4/11 Ups & Downs: A gubernatorial candidate goes negative, a state senator is kicked out of a bar and a poll spells bad news for HealthyPA. See who all made this week’s list.

Legislative Elections Update:

HD-164: AFL-CIO endorsed Rep. Margo Davidson (D-Delaware) in her campaign for a third term. She faces Billy Smith and Dafan Zhang in the primary.

Statewide
PA Independent: Week in Review: Senate tackles cash gifts, McCord defends past work
PA Independent: Auditors examining troubled Philadelphia school district
StateImpactPA: Economics may hinder Berks County gas-to-liquids plant
StateImpactPA: Range Resources will pay $75K for Lycoming County spill
StateImpactPA: Ohio regulators link fracking to recent earthquakes
Capitolwire: Pressed by Schwartz, Wolf outlines bank loan terms

Philadelphia
CapitolInq: Opponent calls out Cobb — for being an ex-Cowboy
PhillyClout: NAACP confirms: Philly chapter’s leaders suspended
Inquirer: $500,000 liability limit frustrates victims of water main break
Inquirer: Nutter sends PGW sale legislation to Council
Daily News: Council stalls moving forward on sale of PGW after warning memo
Daily News: U.S. Sen. Casey joins families, doctors at CHOP to urge for pediatric-hospital funding
Daily News: Nutter to Council: PUC will not thwart Council review of PGW sale
Philadelphia Business Journal: 7 fun facts about President Barack Obama’s tax return
WHYY Newsworks: Opposition forming to Pa. plan for scrapping school property taxes

SEPA
Courier Times: Some concerned about student voter registrations done by CR citizens group
Daily Local News: Coatesville program receives youth grant
Pottstown Mercury: Grants will repair sidewalks on Chestnut Street
AP: Court documents unsealed; informant alleges he bribed Pa. pols

Pittsburgh
Business Journal: Mt. Lebanon unseats Upper St. Clair as region’s top-ranking school district
Business Journal: Land sale for UPMC-Penguins complex closes
Post-Gazette: Election inflames many of city’s Indian residents
Post-Gazette: Female teachers sue their district for fair pay
Tribune-Review: Congressman Mike Kelly wants details on Veterans Affairs contract vetting
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh region hot spot for Democratic gubernatorial candidates’ TV ads
UrbanMediaToday: The Black Entrepreneur Series – Part One: The Story Behind the Numbers

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: County preparing for reassessment
Altoona Mirror: Sen. Casey’s letter calls for cash for cops
Beaver County Times: PA Cyber teachers vote to unionize
Beaver County Times: Energy forums prepare students for industry jobs post-graduation
Observer-Reporter: SCI Greene community work program makes a difference with house rehabilitation program
Observer-Reporter: Neighborhood stabilization: New lease in more ways than one

NEPA
Times Leader: New federal program reshaping school lunch
Times Leader: Nanticoke council tables vote on liquor license
Times Leader: Wilkes event celebrates local history
Times-Tribune: School districts owed millions from state
Times-Tribune: PA American Water to begin major Elmhurst Dam project this summer

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Re-entering the workforce: Convicts see hurdles in gaining employment
Carlisle Sentinel: City leaders mourn the loss of of Harrisburg city councilwoman
Carlisle Sentinel: County pilots state and local police radio coordination
Patriot News: Katie McGinty on state’s brain drain, need for total gift ban on elected officials, and prescription plus medical marijuana: 7 takeaways
Patriot News: Toomey tips Corbett to win tight re-election, with a lot of help from the small screen
Patriot News: Scott Wagner says unions are running Pennsylvania and every legislator is scared
Patriot News: Sting informant Tyron Ali was threatened in the days after probe disclosures
York Daily Record: More area parents are taking their children out of standardized tests

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Fracking could cause earthquakes, geologists find
Morning Call: More variable electricity rate reforms likely
Morning Call: Allentown’s National Penn Bank bids for Baltimore bank
Reading Eagle: Study first step in long-term Berks County tourism plans
WFMZ: Allentown plans $5 million in capital improvements
WFMZ: Allentown Fire Department seeing changes at the top
Express Times: Phillipsburg police among top earners in 2013, but overtime pay came in under budget

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Dems lose early name recognition game in Erie County
Erie Times-News: Congressional candidate awaits ruling on petition challenge
Centre Daily Times: University Park: Penn State raises more than $2 billion in For the Future campaign
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Education funding is on mind of Dems
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Pennsylvania Senate passes bills to protect royalty owners
AP: Stepbrother slams McCord over his ‘single mom’ ads

Opinion
WHYY Newsworks: Fracking dialogue has been a classic case of nobody listening
Pottstown Mercury: Ban on cash gifts for politicians would be a good start
Courier Times: Public confidence stung by sting case
Carlisle Sentinel: Our View: Reduce causes of fatal accidents
Centre Daily Times: Political analyst: Jay Paterno’s exit takes luster from lieutenant governor race
Patriot News: Take a closer look at McCord’s supposedly disadvantaged childhood: PennLive letters
Post-Gazette: Bench pressed: Activists go political against a prospective judge
Tribune-Review: Vision needed: Retooling Kittanning

Blogs
Citizens’ Call: Leach PA-13 Campaign Counters Clinton Visit for Margolies With ‘Welcome’ Video Featuring Daughter
Keystone Conservatives: Wolf releases details of loan to his campaign
Media Trackers: SOLIDARITY: Pennsylvania Faculty Union Fights Liquor Privatization
Media Trackers: Union Cash Tsunami Headed for Pennsylvania Elections
Keystone Politics: #PA13: Debate video from 4/7 is now online
Pittston Politics: Wyoming Area “Labor” Board arbitrator rules in favor of “Labor”
Pittston Politics: Dem Gov candidates’ message: Corbett hates kids

3 Responses

  1. PoliticsPA-
    Aren’t you going to report on the AP article on Penn Live/Patriot News in which Rob McCord’s step-brothers calls him out for his “single mom” claim?

  2. “My #1 job is to help our grassroots activists.”
    Joyce Haas, Vice Chair of the PAGOP, claims her job is to love the GOP GRASSROOTS. Country Club Republicans like Ms. Haas and Chairman Gleason, couldn’t recognize the GRASSROOTS, even if a TEA PARTY rally was occuring outside their Country Club.

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