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4/30 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf hosts a Twitter town hall, Santarsiero announces his campaign team while Diaz and Abraham clash over criminal justice reform. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Wolf Discusses First 100 Days in Twitter Town Hall: The Governor hosted his second Twitter Town Hall on Tuesday, answering 10 questions from constituents.

PA-8: Santarsiero Unveils Campaign Team: The State Rep. announced his initial 2014 congressional campaign staff.

PHL-15: Diaz, Abraham Clash Over Criminal Justice Reform: Diaz called out the former city District Attorney for her strict refusal to support a proposal that would expunge criminal records for certain low-level ex-offenders.

PA State Troopers Association Endorses George, Olson and Giordano: The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association endorsed Judges Mike George, Judy Olson and Emil Giordano.

Pittsburgh City Controller Lamb Releases First Campaign Ad: The Post-Gazette also makes a ringing endorsement for the renomination of Lamb.

PA-8: Fitzpatrick Calls for Release of Ukrainian Lawmaker (VIDEO): The Congressman is co-sponsoring a resolution calling for the freeing of Nadiya Savchenko.

PLSReporter: Medical marijuana: where it’s been and where it’s going
PLSReporter: PA Supreme Court sees staff leadership change
PA Independent: Sen. Wagner’s latest union challenge would rein in employee compensation
State House Sound Bites: PA to send 300 troopers to Baltimore
State House Sound Bites: Neutral agency, Wolf again at odds over fiscal figures
StateImpactPA: Pipeline opponent arrested at public meeting in Lancaster County
Capitolwire: PLCB issues another opinion relaxing beer delivery rules
Capitolwire: Federal judge rules against PA’s ‘revictimization relief’ law

Inquirer: Butkovitz to Eds & Meds: Buy Local
Inquirer: Councilman Defeated By Quinones-Sanchez Endorses Her
Inquirer: DHS Tells Council: We’re Dealing with More Cases Nowadays
Inquirer: Cost in Kane Leak Case Continues to Rise Adwatch: Pro-Williams Super PAC Scores First FAIL of Campaign
WHYY Newsworks: Quinones-Sanchez Gets Somes Support in Bitter Philly Council Fight
WHYY Newsworks: Gathering in Philly Confronts Violence Claiming African-American Men, Youth
WHYY Newsworks: Moving to Get Out the Philly Vote, Black Leaders Aim to Hold Candidates to Policy Promises
WHYY Newsworks: Pope Francis Versus the Climate Change Deniers
WHYY Newsworks: Feibush Releases Two TV Ads in Philly City Council Bid
WHYY Newsworks: Comcast Gets an Earful from Disgruntled Subscribers as Philly Hearings Commence
Business Journal: Fed: Economic Growth Slowed Due to ‘Transitory Factors;’ Rates Stay Near Zero

Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman to Review Barker Firing as Part of Larger Kane Investigation
Pottstown Mercury: OJR, Teachers Agree on New Contract a Year Early
Pottstown Mercury: Boyertown School Budget Includes 2.9% Tax Increase
Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove School Budget Brings Hard Choices, Fierce Advocacy
Bucks Courier-Times: Bristol Councilman: Taxpayers Shouldn’t Foot Cleanup Bill of Demolished Houses
Delco Daily Times: DAs Agree: Pay for Pre-K Education Now, Or Prison Later
Montgomery Media: Gov. Tom Wolf Speaks About Connecting Education, Industry in Hatboro
Daily Local News: Final Proposed Budget for CASD Calls for a 2.4 Percent Tax Hike

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Same-sex Couples In Western Pa. Adopt Traditional Wedding Rituals
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Kane’s Office Locates Grand Jury Legal Bills it Could Not Produce
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Committee Neutral on Whether to Post Letter Grades on Restaurants in Allegheny County
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: 300 Pa. State Police Personnel to Aid in Baltimore
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Grand Jury Finding Stuns Publisher, Leak Subject of Pennsylvania AG Kane
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Experts Say Pittsburgh Air is Improving, but Rank Among Metro Areas is Not
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: State Regulators Support EPA Smog Limits, but Meeting Them Will Be a Challenge
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: How Polluted is the Pittsburgh Region? CMU Professor Helps Shed Light on Air Quality

Observer-Reporter: PennDOT Begins Pothole ‘Blitz’ in Greene County
Altoona Mirror: Shuster Hasn’t Considered Recusal
Altoona Mirror: DA Attorney Clash at Tea Party Meeting
Altoona Mirror: Delinquent Taxes Could Stall Sales of Property
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Many 8th Graders Score Poorly on U.S. History, Civics Exam
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Locals School Districts Look at Wolf Proposals for Education Funding
Beaver County Times: Christiana’s Political Moves are Nichols’ Primary Concern
Beaver County Times: Forum Tonight in Sewickley on Effects of Shale Gas Drilling

The Times Leader: Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber Surveying Members on Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposals
The Times Leader: Pennsylvania State Police to Send Assistance to Baltimore
Pocono Record: Wayne Memorial, Area School District Plan Mock Emergency Drill
Pocono Record: EPA Cracks Down on Stormwater Violations, Draining Municipal Resources
Pocono Record: Route 209 Roadwork Begins in May on Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
News Item: Line Mountain Cuts Two Teaching Positions

South Central
Sentinel: State Funds Lacking For Addiction Care in Cumberland, Perry Counties
Sentinel: Cumberland County Commissioner Hopefuls Take Part in ‘Meet the Candidates’ Night
Patriot News: Harrisburg Council Members Clash with Mayor, Each Other
Patriot News: ‘We Need a Spirit of Reform’
Patriot News: Baltimore Riots: Could it Happen in Harrisburg?
Patriot News: Harrisburg Activist Describes Baltimore Riots
YDR: Sen. Wagner’s Latest Union Challenge Would Reign In Employee Compensation
YDR: State Rep. Saylor Appointed to National Education Commission
YDR: Red Lion Polling Place Changed for May 19 Primary
Dispatch: York County Commissioners Approve Employee Contract
Dispatch: Cumberland County State Rep. ‘Thanks’ Obama for Baltimore Riots
Dispatch: Q&A with York City Council Candidates: Property Taxes

Lehigh Valley
Express-Times: South Bethlehem Development Should Focus on Reuse, not Tall Buildings, Residents Say
Express-Times: Greenwich Township Volunteers Outline Needs as Officials Advance 2015 Budget
Express-Times: ‘Close to Zero Tax Increase’ if Harrisburg Fixed Funding, Bethlehem Superintendent Says
Express-Times: Religious Freedom Group Weighing Options Regarding Lehigh County Seal
Morning Call: Wolf Sending 300 PA State Troopers and Other Personnel to Baltimore
Morning Call: Dent in Lead Role as House Debates First Spending Role
Morning Call: Pictures: Funeral of Allentown Activist Ernie Atiyeh
Reading Eagle: People Still Texting while Driving, State Stats Show
Reading Eagle: 300 State Troopers Going to Baltimore
Reading Eagle: Exeter School Board Gets Earful at Forum

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: Grafius Run’s Alarm System has Bugs, Official Says
Sun Gazette: Commissioners to OK Purchases
Sun Gazette: Public Debates $36M Plan in Montoursville Area
Erie Times-News: Edinboro Study Aims to Remove Military Blind Spots

Inquirer: Riots Have Reasons
Daily News: Man, It’s Hard to Just Live
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Strong Medicine: UPMC and Highmark Need a Shot of Arbitration
Observer-Reporter: Still, War Drums Beat
Patriot News: Here’s Why Baltimore Will Matter in 2016
YDR: When Will We Pull Out the Roots of York’s 1969 Riots?
Morning Call: Baltimore Riots Reveal Lack of Progress in America
Sun Gazette: The City’s Safety

Fortune: These things cost more than the entire U.S. lobbying budget last year
Above Average Jane: Zivtech a Top System Integrator
Keystone Crossroads: How is special education paid for in Pennsylvania public schools?
Citified: The Brief: How Would Philly’s Mayoral Candidates Prevent Riots Here?
Citified: Inside Take: To Win the Democratic Party’s Endorsement, Pay and Pay Again
Citified: Op-Ed: Leave Behind “Reductive Thinking” on Race and Politics
Citified: If Philly Swallowed the Suburbs, Would It Boost the Regional Economy?
Commonwealth Foundation: Economic Freedom Trumps Identity Politics
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: LWV Schedules Candidates’ Night For Hellertown Mini-Judge Candidates
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Auditor: Hanover Township in Strong Financial Shape
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: State Senator Mario Scavello Made Honorary Hanover Tp Resident
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Diacogiannis Speaks Out on Baltimore

2 Responses

  1. AG Kathleen Kane now needs to uncover the widespread felony public corruption ring right here in Montgomery County. Within our own family we have the senior Montgomery County Judge criminally “on-the-take” with Risa Vetri Ferman criminally just looking the other way as she asks us to trust her as a judge! Who said crime doesn’t pay?

    Senior Judge William Nicholas has done a lot for our family ….unfortunately it will put him and those in criminal collaboration (DA) with him in prison for a very long time.

    (Felony criminal charges forwarded to AT General Kathleen Kane)

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