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4/9 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf defends Kane, Anthony Williams gets fined and Toomey gets a donation from Jeb Bush. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Wolf Doesn’t Think Kane Needs to Resign: Amidst controversy, Wolf refuses to say whether Kathleen Kane should resign.

PHL-15: Williams Fined for Excess Contributions: The Mayoral candidate was fined by the Philadelphia’s Board of Ethics.

PA-8: Q1: Santarsiero Raises $222K: The congressional candidate unveiled his first quarterly fundraising total.

PA-Sen: Toomey Receives $5,400 from Jeb Bush: The Senator got a max donation from the 2016 presidential candidate.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Tickets for Bus Trip to See Pope Francis Snapped Up Quickly
State House Sound Bites: Pride of Susquehanna Boat Launch Delayed
PLSReporter: Reed Says Property Tax Reform Bill Coming Soon
PLSReporter: House Chairmen will Only Consider Narrow, Highly Regulated Medical Marijuana Bill
Capitolwire: Medical Cannabis Amendment could Narrow Definition of Health Care Provider, Address Other Division Loopholes
Capitolwire: Minority Business Loan Program in Fiscal Straits, Records Show

Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: Anthony Williams’ Mayoral Campaign Fined For Accepting Improper Contributions
KYW Newsradio: Lynne Abraham Blames On-Stage Collapse On Not Drinking Enough Water
WHYY Newsworks: Kane fires deputy who testified before grand jury targeting her
WHYY Newsworks: Medical marijuana plan faces a skeptical Pennsylvania House
WHYY Newsworks: Abraham, Williams hit speed bumps in race for Philly mayor
WHYY Newsworks: Williams campaign admits violations
WHYY Newsworks: Arts groups make musical case for more Philly funding
Daily News: Arts groups paint bleak picture in light of budget proposal
Inquirer: GOP leader: Wolf’s budget prediction ‘premature’
Inquirer: Abraham dances at Dobbins, stumps Center City, says she’s too fit to quit
Inquirer: City ethics board: Mayoral candidate Williams fined for illegal, excess campaign contributions
Inquirer: Abraham returns to campaign after mayoral debate collapse
Inquirer: 5 running for Pa.’s top court agree: Judicial races cost too muc
Phillynow.com: Is Lynne Abraham physically capable of running for – or being – our mayor?
Philadelphia Business Journal: Philadelphia Business Journal to co-host mayoral debate
Philadelphia Business Journal: Wolf nominates another Montco venture capitalist to replace McCord as treasurer

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: York County senator assails legislative decisions in Harrisburg
Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove denies newspaper request for elections investigation report
Bucks County Courier Times: Bristol councilman has reservations with former Mill Run project
Daily Local News: Wolf appoints Dinniman to Lincoln University board
Daily Local News: Costello praises VA center

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Pa. AG Kane Fires Official Who Testified Before Grand Jury
Tribune-Review: Former Pittsburgh Police Official’s Death Ruled Suicide
Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Thinks Budget Approval May Skirt, Overshoot Deadline
Tribune-Review: Southwest Pa. Is Safe, Prosperous; Struggles with Poor Air Quality, Obesity, Report Finds
Post-Gazette: Prosecutors, Police Urge Pa. Lawmakers to Include Strict Controls in Any Medical Marijuana Law
Post-Gazette: Mars Area School Board Will Vote April 14 on Preliminary Budget
Post-Gazette: Traffic Deaths in Pennsylvania Reach Record Low Since 1928
Post-Gazette: Acting State Education Secretary Gets a Primer on Allegheny County Issues
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf Says Work Continues on State Budget Overhaul
WESA: Lawmakers Take Tour of Pittsburgh After-School Programs
WESA: Wolf Nominates Treasurer to Fill Empty Seat

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Democratic Candidates to Provide Money to Labor Council for Campaigning
Beaver County Times: Vogel, Office on Aging to Offer ‘Healthy Steps’ Program for Seniors
Observer-Reporter: Environmental Study Begins at Mather Coal Refuse Site
Observer-Reporter: Rep. Ortitay Hears Constituents’ Concerns
Observer-Reporter: Chartiers-Houston Library Board Dissolved
Altoona Mirror: Council to Vote on New Manager

NEPA
Times-Leader: Shickshinny Mayor Takes Concerns About Sewer Authority to Sen. Lisa Baker
Times-Leader: Luzerne County DA Candidate Vito DeLuca Releases Plan to Reduce Crime
Times-Leader: Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Department Seeks Relief for Missing $150,000
Times-Leader: Lawmakers Weigh in as Wolf, GOP Appear Headed for Budget Showdown
Times-Leader: Luzerne County Convention Center Authority to Seek County Input on Removing Member George Horwatt for Missed Meetings
Times-Tribune: Taylor Appoints Replacement Councilman
Times-Tribune: City Attorneys Working on Revamping Scranton Pension Ordinances
Times-Tribune: Scranton Pursuing New Plan to Pay $20M Judgment Owed to Unions
Standard-Speaker: Tamaqua Camera System Is Valuable Tool Against Crime
Standard-Speaker: City Council Kills Mobile Food Ordinance

South Central
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Gov. Wolf Tests State Universities’ Board With Tuition Freeze Ultimatum
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Pennsylvania House to Take Up Property Tax Reform This Spring, Majority Leader Says
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Mayor Eric Papenfuse Says City Sinkhole Grant Not Deficient
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Here’s How Much Energy Dauphin County is Saving
Carlisle Sentinel: Consumers Warned to Be on the Lookout for Spring Home Improvement Scams

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Brian Twyman Running for City Council
Reading Eagle: The Looming Fight in Congress to Fix Roads and Bridges
Reading Eagle: U.S. Rep Joseph R. Pitts Visits Reading, Talks Economy and Other Issues
Reading Eagle: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Convicted in Boston Marathon Bombing
Express Times: Ingersoll Rand Tract Interest Changed Philipsburg Mayor’s Mind About Fifth Term
Express Times: District Attorney Pushes for Independent Counsel Statute in Wake of Kathleen Kane Controversy

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: District 10 Officials Blucas, Picardo to Step Down From Positions
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Municipalities to Get Funding From Liquid Fuels Taxes
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: E Third St. Revitalization Ideas Shared
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Candidates Spar Over City Levee
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Substitute Teacher Service Discussed at Board Meeting

Opinion
Erie Times-News: Central Tech’s Curriculum Right on Track
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Do You Believe Humans are Causing Global Warming? Pennsylvanians Don’t
Inquirer: Worthy opponents
Bucks County Courier Times: First step: online registration
Daily Local News: Election reform is long overdue in Pennsylvania

Blogs
Citified: City Ethics Board Faults Tony Williams for Major Campaign Finance Violations
Citified: The Candidate Conversation Series
Citified: Insider
Citified: A Very Weird Night for Philly Politics
Keystone Crossroads: University City
Commonwealth Foundation: “Ludicrous” Union Dues Skim Faces Lawsuits
Commonwealth Foundation: Wolf’s Executive Order Hurts Home Health Care Recipients
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Bethlehem Township Comm’rs Ponder Public Comment Policy

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