4/3 Morning Buzz

Harrisburg-Capitol-steps6-300x220Franklin & Marshall releases another strong poll for Wolf, we sit down with Travis Schooley and Hanger endorses Leach. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

F&M Poll: Wolf 33%, Schwartz 7%: No challengers make significant gains on Wolf in latest poll.

On The PA-Gov Campaign Trail: Tom Wolf: Wolf shares his unique story and understated persona with the Christmas City.

Stack To Report 700k On Hand: The state senator and lieutenant governor candidate will reveal $700,000 on hand in his latest report, according to a letter sent to labor leaders.

PA-9: Sitting Down With Travis Schooley: The candidate talks about his past, the campaign’s present and his PA-9 opponents.

PA-9: Factcheck.org Sorts Out Primary Ads: The independent research organization examined a recent Shuster ad and stated that its claims were false.

PA-13: Hanger Endorses Leach: The popular former gubernatorial candidate threw his support behind his fellow progressive, Daylin Leach.

FiveThirtyEight Examines SEPA Suburbs: An article on wealthy suburbs includes the GOP-held congressional districts PA-6, PA-7 and PA-8.

Politically Uncorrected: The Other Race for Governor: The other race for governor, flying well under the radar screen, is Republican incumbent Tom Corbett’s primary “race.”

Schlossberg and Pileggi Featured in “State Legislatures”: The two Pa. lawmakers discuss the benefits of social media in the latest edition of national publication.

Shout-out goes to “Rising Stars: 30 Under 30” alumnus Eric Nagy for being appointed Executive Director of the Bucks County Democratic Party. Nagy spent the last eight years managing a variety of campaigns – from State Representative to County Judge to United States Congress. He’s a native of nearby Easton, PA and graduate of Ithaca College, returning to Bucks County after managing the Commissioner slate during the 2011 cycle.

Legislative Elections Update:

HD-181: North Philadelphia resident and Political Director for the PASNAP Nurses Union Emily Rodriguez officially announced her candidacy for State Representative. The seat is currently held by Curtis Thomas.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Governor “at breaking point” in Medicaid expansion negotiations
Capitolwire: Panel holds hearing about additional requirements for Obamacare navigators
Capitolwire: New cash gift ban doesn’t affect other cash-like gifts
PA Independent: Philly schools caught on funding merry-go-round
PA Independent: PUC chief wants a ‘safe harbor’ after electric rates skyrocket
PA Independent: Latest revenue numbers bad news for budget
PA Independent: Conservative campaign to focus on PA General Assembly
StateImpactPA: Pa. Farm Bureau calls for passage of gas royalty legislation
StateImpactPA: In Fracking Fight, a Worry About How Best to Measure Health Threats

Philadelphia
Inquirer: As Medicaid talks stumble, Corbett warns of ‘breaking point’
Inquirer: Fasting protesters press Meehan on immigration
Inquirer: Pa. bill targets sex-abuse disclosure rules for schools
Inquirer: In aftermath of sting, House leaders from both parties unite to ban cash gifts
Daily News: Council presses administration on mayor’s travel costs
Big Tent: Gov. candidate dials rival’s hubby for dollars
Big Tent: ‘Silent’ Schwartz: We can still win
PhillyClout: Marijuana activist campaigning for Council on Libertarian ticket

SEPA
Courier-Times: Solicitor warns Morrisville: Repeal or enforce residency requirement
Courier-Times: Morrisville School District searches for top administrators
Courier-Times: Pa. ranks 10th highest in nation for local, state tax burden
Montgomery Media: Chestnut Hill Hospital doctor named president-elect of Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians
Montgomery Media: Springfield Township School District saves more than half-million dollars through refinancing

Pittsburgh
City Paper: Solving county sewer problems will require a regional approach, officials say
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh teachers and officials to explore ‘community schools’
Post-Gazette: Thousands of jobs shed in Pittsburgh region’s hospitals
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Biotech companies say medical-device excise tax painful
Tribune Review: AG Kane supports Trib’s request to open court records
Tribune Review: Mayor bemoans condition of Pittsburgh’s streets
Tribune Review: Slot machine revenues down at Rivers, Meadows and most other state casinos
Urban Media Today: Mayor Peduto Joins Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service

Southwest
AP: Pa. House leaders impose ban on most cash gifts
AP: Pa. high court won’t hear Sandusky appeal
Altoona Mirror: NAC to add 100 jobs
Altoona Mirror: Planning Commission OKs pump station, tentatively
Beaver County Times: PennDOT encourages drivers to sign on with organ donation

NEPA
Times Tribune: County housing authority chief: I was pressured to hire member’s son
Times Tribune: Among local legislators, gifts sparse
Times Tribune: State House advances distressed cities bill
Citizens Voice: Ashley to repay PennDOT $30K in misused funds
News Item: Shamokin’s unpaid bills total $811,000
Times Leader: County probation officers will carry guns
Times Leader: No proposals on board for train station
Times Leader: State fees add to costs for drivers, vehicle owners

South Central
Harrisburg Patriot News: Rob McCord on his competitors, his prospects and who really slew the fire-breathing dragon
Harrisburg Patriot News: Taking the oath of office, Scott Wagner now officially part of the state Senate
Harrisburg Patriot News: Nine months after Senate vote, House passes its own version of bill to keep sexual predators out of schools
York Daily Record: County commissioners approve allocating $150,000 to Windsor park
York Dispatch: York County’s newest senator Scott Wagner will be energetic ‘outsider’
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Company files to build gas pipeline in Lancaster County; opposition group forms
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: F&M poll: Wolf maintains lead in the pack

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: State GOP looking to knock Guzzardi from primary ballot
Morning Call: Kane supports opening corruption case files
Reading Eagle: Spencer, administration boycotts meeting on lease for Reading Area Water Authority

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council passes garbage-fee amendment
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Natural gas fueling stations to get funding
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Council OKs insurance bill, tables fire tax

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Rivers of power: Pittsburgh could use its waterways for electricity
Times Tribune: ‘Leapfrog’ takes cities over cliff
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: Pitching in to help
Daily News: DN Editorial: Organized play
Harrisburg Patriot News: 9,300 reasons to pass a gift ban for state officials: John L. Micek
Harrisburg Patriot News: In Bethlehem, $10m and a TV ad blitz means Dem guv candidate Wolf is a familiar face: John L. Micek

Blogs
Keystone Politics: Parks: Should People Be Allowed to Have Fun in Them?
Keystone Politics: Schwartz Calls McGinty’s Husband Asking for Money
Keystone Politics: #PAGOV: Vague Response or No Comment (So Far) on PASSHE Secession Legislation
Keystone Politics: MAP: How to Take Over Your Philadelphia Ward With Write-In Candidates
Keystone Politics: #PA13: Brendan Boyle – A Pro-Life “All Star”
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: AAJ: Only Two Pa Senators Post Expenses

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  1. Folks like Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh have rightfully warned us about the lies of the OBAMA REGIME. I want to warn us about the lies of the Tom Corbett/Acting Governor Brabender REGIME!! Why should we trust anything that comes from the propaganda office of the Tom Corbett REGIME? I didn’t vote for the un-elected government of the Republican Consulting from Horse Country, Virginia? Did you? Why did unwitting Corbett GOP donors get hit with this bait and switch? http://youtu.be/kmGbR7SK8-Y

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