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4/3 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kane squashes subpoenas, Wolf denounces Indiana bill and Joe Sestak has copyright issues. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Kane Blocks Subpoenas in Casino Investigation: A new report shows the Attorney General squashed subpoenas for Louis DeNaples and William Conaboy.

PA-Gov: Wolf Denounces Indiana Bill, Calls for New Legislation: The Governor is using the furor over the anti-LGBT bill in Indiana to push for legislation in PA.

PA-Sen: Joe Sestak Can Walk 422 Miles But Not 500: The Senate candidate had to take down his YouTube videos that featured The Proclaimers hit song.

Quinnipiac Poll: Pennsylvanians Support the U.S. Talks with Iran: Three-quarters of Pennsylvanians say the U.S. should negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran.

Quinnipiac Poll: President’s Approval Rating at 40%: President Obama’s numbers in the Keystone State have dropped since the winter.

Shapiro Named Chair of Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: The Montgomery County Commissioner was appointed by Wolf on Wednesday.

Washington Post: Joe Sestak still wants to be senator — so he walked solo across Pennsylvania
State House Sound Bites: Murky path ahead as budget hearings wrap up
State House Sound Bites: Dems beat drum to extend anti-discrimination protections
PA Independent: City solicitor: To recover, Jeanette should do away with pension ‘spiking’
PA Independent: Bat’s threatened listing will bring changes to Pennsylvania timber industry
StateImpactPA: Pipelines: The new battleground over fracking
StateImpactPA: City of Harrisburg wants more oversight of oil trains
Capitolwire: Act 141 isn’t enough, report concludes
Capitolwire: Western PA lawmaker tries prevailing wage reform again

Inquirer: A Candidate’s Fund Points to Quirk in PAC Law
Inquirer: Commissioner Singer Makes Another Stab at Staying on Ballot
Inquirer: Lynne Abraham Would Sue Harrisburg to Adequately Fund City Schools
Inquirer: Capozzi Drops Bids for City Council
Daily News: Mayoral Candidates Forum on ‘Equitable Development’ Takes a Raucous Turn
Daily News: Council President Clarke Raises Roof Over Shabby Police Station
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. Budget Talks May Stall Before They Start
WHYY Newsworks: Philly Commissioner Singer’s Fight to Appear on May 19 Ballot Continues
WHYY Newsworks: Williams Accuses Opponents of Stealing Band Idea and MOVE Leader Disrupts Candidates Forum
WHYY Newsworks: Question of Kane Prosecution Now Up to Montgomery County DA

Bucks Courier-Times: After Petition Challenge Shake Up, Two Potential Candidates Off Ballot
Bucks Courier-Times: Bristol Twp. Fire Police Officer, Oldest in the Nation at 96, Dies
Delco Daily Times: DA Jack Whelan Leading Online Poll of Speculative Republicans for Pa. Attorney General in 2016
Delco Daily Times: State Rep. Joe Hackett Resigns from the Legislature

Pittsburgh Business Times: Which Colleges Pay Profs the Most in Pittsburgh?
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Kane Has Not Reauthorized Grand Jury That Investigated Her
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Plum World War II Veteran Sues VA Over Legionnaires’ Disease
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Iran Nuclear Talks Extended Another Day with Kerry Remaining in Switzerland
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Former Allegheny County Health Department to Be Replaced With Apartments

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Philly Airport Workers Strike, Protest Wages and Benefits
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria County Set to Return 306 Guns to Resident – After He Pays $1,200 Bill
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Arkansas, Indiana Race to Update Religion Bills
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Al-Qaida in Yemen Captures Southern City, Frees Inmates
Altoona Mirror: Pa. Revenue Collections Train Slightly
Observer-Reporter: Charleroi Council Fails to Name a New Mayor
Observer-Reporter: Greene County Commissioners Hear of Charges at CYS as a Result of New Child Protective Services Laws

Times Leader: PennDOT To Launch ‘Pothole Blitz’ on Regional Roadways
Times Leader: AG Kane Quashed Subpoenas in Casino Investigation, Sources Say
Times Leader: Zoning Board Members Appointed in Nanticoke
Times Leader: Public Meeting Set on Pocono Segment of PPL Transmission Line
Times Leader: Luzerne County Manager Lawton One of Only Two Finalists for Arizona Job
Pocono Record: State Rep. Parker to Hold Public Meeting in Price Twp.
Pocono Record: Stroudsberg School Board Presented With New Numbers
Pocono Record: To Win Senate, Dems Turn to Candidates Who’ve Lost Before
Pocono Record: Christie Pardons Philadelphia Woman Facing Gun Charges
Pocono Record: AG Kane Quashed DeNaples Subpoena During Gambling Probe, Sources Say
Citizens Voice: House Democratic Policy Meeting to Hold Meeting On Education Funding
Citizens Voice: Kane Case Has Long Road Ahead
Citizens Voice: 2 School Board Candidates Withdraw From Primary Election
Citizens Voice: Second Pittston Twp. Female Officer Comes Forward With Allegations of Discrimination
Citizens Voice: Area Schools On List for Financial Oversight Issues

South Central
Patriot-News: Grand jury leaks swirl around Attorney General Kathleen Kane
Patriot-News: The Kathleen Kane saga continues: Who are the key players in the DeNaples investigation?
Patriot-News: Harrisburg council members hear concerns about so-called ‘bomb trains’
Intelligencer: Local lawmakers say Gov. Tom Wolf’s property tax plan has potential
Intelligencer: New federal gun rules for traveling hunters, target shooters cause mass confusion

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: PA Gov. Tom Wolf hosts House Democrats, but not for what Republican rivals suspected
Morning Call: Attorney General Kathleen Kane has let two of three statewide grand juries expire
Morning Call: What’s that smell? Lower Saucon to press DEP to find source of odors
Reading Eagle: Project Lifesaver helps Berks County families keep track of wandering loved ones

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: County bans media from polling places
Sun-Gazette: Council OKs construction
Erie Times News: Former Steeler Woodruff campaigns in Erie for Supreme Court

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The Export-Import Bank: Let It Die
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Liberty or Bias? A Controversial Law Needs a Quick Clarification
Inquirer: Mayor must fix L&I
Daily News: DN Editorial: The minus touch
Patriot-News: Marcus Brown has reasonable answers on pension, tax breaks: Editorial
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Easter and Passover remind us of hope in difficult times

Citified: The Brief: $1 Million Reasons Why Tony Williams’ Star Is About To Rise
Citified: Jim Kenney’s Complicated History with School Vouchers
Keystone Crossroads: As School Options Expand, Families Find Ways To Personalize Student Learning
Keystone Crossroads: Capitol recap: How does state aid for local pensions work, exactly?
Commonwealth Foundation: Could Schools Be Harmed by a Severance Tax?
PA Budget and Policy Center: Using Austin Powers to Explain Why the Business Community Should Support the Wolf Budget
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: McClure: Some Things Are Sacred in County Gov’t

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