Wolf releases an ad aimed at seniors, the Sierra Club bashes Corbett and we have an exclusive interview with PA-13 candidate Marjorie Margolies. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.
PA-Gov: Wolf Releases Seniors-Focused Ad (WATCH): The new spot highlights the policies he plans for senior citizens.
Sierra Club Bashes Corbett’s DEP Plan: Governor Corbett’s plan to cut smog emissions in the state is viewed as lackluster by the Sierra Club.
PA-Gov Round-Up: Wolf and McCord Trade Endorsements: We take a look at the events of the last week in the state’s gubernatorial race.
PA-13: Exclusive Interview with Marjorie Margolies: We talk with the Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District.
PA-5: Thompson Raises And Spends Like An Incumbent: The Congressman leaves at least one of his opponents in the dust; the other has yet to file his report.
Larry Kane’s Political Notebook: What would you do if you were…?: Guest columnist Larry Kane ponders the strategy of each gubernatorial candidate on the Democratic side.
4/18 Ups & Downs: Ads, endorsements and a petition challenge highlight this week’s list; plus, a special finish in the race for Tweet of the Week. See who all made this week’s list.
Legislative Elections Update:
HD-131: Michael Beyer survived a petition challenge and will remain on the ballot. Beyer will face incumbent Republican Rep. Justin Simmons in the general election. Simmons has neither confirmed nor denied involvement in the challenge, which was filed by David and Linda Eisenhauer. Beyer’s mother held the seat until she was ousted by Simmons.
Capitolwire: McCord joins Schwartz in taking direct aim at Wolf
PA Independent: Week in Review: Tax breaks discussed on Tax Day
Inquirer: Pa. Treasurer McCord sells himself as governor material
Inquirer: Margolies seems to be losing fund-raising race
Inquirer: Pa. House Republicans threaten to stall labor bill
Inquirer: Changing Skyline: Harmony over planned riverside high-rise
Inquirer: Showcase focuses a wide lens on African American history and culture
Inquirer:: Franklin Institute helps open schools – in Egypt
Daily News: Group fighting to preserve district for Steel
Big Tent: Schwartz appeals to history
Courier-Times: Wayne McCulloch appointed supervisor in Warminster
Courier-Times: Adviser: Predecessor strategy cost Warminster pension plans $5 million
Courier-Times: Will 2014 be ‘last call’ for state-controlled booze in PA?
Pottstown Mercury: Montco seeks more input on comprehensive plan
Pottstown Mercury: Cost of Franklin Elementary School roof project may double
Tribune Review: Film tax credits bill would bump up state budget
Tribune Review: Dems in Pa. governor’s race vow to close loophole, say firms skirt corporate tax
Tribune Review: Markosek supports McCord for governor
Post-Gazette: Western Pennsylvania to get taste of Tennessee-style for-profit health care
Post-Gazette: Peduto making presence felt
Post-Gazette: UPMC data breach could be part of a national scheme
Early Returns: WashPost back Murphy bill
Early Returns: Corbett enlists Thornburgh
KDKA: Group Fighting Against Drilling Contract For Deer Lakes Park
Beaver County Times: Pa. coal emissions plan criticized as too lenient
Beaver County Times: Pothole polling
Beaver County Times: Sewickley could adopt social media policy
Observer-Reporter: Robinson supervisors seek ethics ruling
Observer-Reporter: DCNR still waiting for permit for new dam at Ryerson
Altoona Mirror: Per diems at risk with new legislation
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Crime board took aim at house
Times Leader: Weather takes toll on VFW mural
Times Leader: Sandwiches for PA students with negative lunch balances
Times Leader: Streetscape plans move ahead, Latona honored
Times Tribune: As technology evolves, so does real estate industry
Times Tribune: Courtright’s first 100 days shaped by crises
Times Tribune: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ranked No. 8 best city to raise a family
Citizens Voice: Split decision on release of career center records
Carlisle Sentinel: Scott reflects on first 100 days as Carlisle’s mayor
Harrisburg Patriot News: Harrisburg Councilwoman Eugenia Smith laid to rest as mourners remember her service to others
Harrisburg Patriot News: Distillers line up against booze privatization plan: The Sunday Brunch
Harrisburg Patriot News: Big guns start firing for Corbett re-election effort
Harrisburg Patriot News: Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls capable of overtaking frontrunner Wolf, pundits say
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa.’s unemployment rate at lowest level since 2008
AP: Pa. labor dispute law change runs into opposition
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Safety first for Manheim Township’s new superintendent
Lebanon Daily News: Congressman Jim Gerlach to join Congressional delegation to Ukraine
Morning Call: Judges can keep relatives on their payrolls
Morning Call: Donchez marks 100 days as Bethlehem mayor
Express Times: Northampton County executive, 100 days into office, forges new path, draws criticism
AP: Jenkintown mayor visits borough’s 24 restaurants in 24 hours
North by Northwest
Campaign ‘14 Blog: Local Dems’ Jefferson/Jackson dinner set for May 2
AP: Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom
Erie Times-News: Pipeline’s future
Williamsport Sun Gazette: House candidates weigh in on government transparency
Williamsport Sun Gazette: State Secretary of Revenue talks up governor’s accomplishments
Tribune Review: Junk nutrition
Post-Gazette: Wilson Center bid
Times Leader: Our Opinion: Would outdoor trade show draw River Common crowd?
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: For schools, money matters
Philly.com: There was no joking around with early political cartoons
Harrisburg Patriot News: The prospect of a minimum wage hike is spooking Pa biz owners: Lowman Henry
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: 2014 could be tipping point for Pennsylvania voters
Morning Call: New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer
Keystone Politics: #TheStump: Dafan Zhang – Challenger in the 164th State House Race
Keystone Politics: #TheStump: Billy Smith – Challenger in the 164th State House Race
Keystone Politics: #HD164: Margo Davidson Makes a Power Grab
Keystone Politics: Conservative Group Endorses Four PA House Democrats
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Why You Don’t Elect Row Officers
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: State House: Beyer Wins Ballot Challenge