5/10 Morning Buzz

SEPA Collar CountiesBloomberg’s gun control group thanks Toomey on TV, we’ve got developments in 2 SEPA congressional races, and former Gov. Leader has passed. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

And don’t forget to check back later for the Ups & Downs.

Bloomberg Gun Group Thanks Toomey with New Ad (With Video): A group founded by Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg is up with a new ad thanking Pat Toomey for sponsoring the recent background check bill, and tacitly pushing him to stay with the issue.

Redistricting Aftermath: Potential Member Vs. Member Battles: Now that the Pa. Supreme Court has cemented the new state House and Senate maps, lawmakers must look to 2014 – and in some cases at each other. Here are the potential races between incumbent legislators.

Gov. George Leader Has Died at 95: The 36th Governor of Pennsylvania George Leader, who rose to power out of a one-room agrarian schoolhouse in York county, died today. He was 95.

Margolies Adviser Starts 527 Committee for Her: A longtime political adviser has started a political committee on behalf of former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky. It’s another sign that she intends to run for Congress in PA-13.

DCCC Hopes to “Jumpstart” Strouse Campaign: Democratic candidate Kevin Strouse was named as one of the DCCC’s ‘Jumpstart’ candidates, an additional boost to his chances against incumbent Mike Fitzpatrick.

Statewide
Cook Political Report: Pennsylvania As GOP Keystone In 2016
AP: Political analyst Terry Madonna on the death of Gov. George Leader
AP: Gov. Tom Corbett: Interstate 81 to remain closed for several days
Capitolwire: OFF THE FLOOR: George Leader dies: governor, reformer, chicken farmer, nursing home millionaire, wit
Capitolwire: How long should PA be taking to repay its state pension unfunded liability?
PA Independent: PA lawmakers, unions, business make for a complex political brew
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: New legislative districts-who is moving where?
StateImpactPA: EPA supports DEP findings, will not list Susquehanna River as impaired waterway
StateImpactPA: Consol Energy shuts reporters out of annual shareholder meeting

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Gosnell jurors told: 227 separate verdicts needed
Inquirer: Ship honoring 9/11 victims to be commissioned in Philly
Inquirer: City leaders pledge effort to get school funds
Inquirer: Butkovitz: Reassessment plan inaccurate
Commonwealth Confidential: Metcalfe: SEPTA is ‘just more welfare’
Heard in the Hall: Bill extending homestead deadline passes
Heard in the Hall: Students march on City Hall
PhillyClout: Nutter, Kenney make friendly for LGBT bill signing

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Gun safety advocates oppose Chesco sheriff’s rifle auction
phillyburbs.com: Andrews among select group that dined privately with Obama
phillyburbs.com: Redistricting will change districts of Bucks, Montco lawmakers
Delco Daily Times: County detectives, Philly cops serve search warrants on Colwyn Borough Hall
Delco Daily Times: Radnor taxpayers may see reduction in school taxes
AP: Gosnell Trial: Still no verdict in Philly abortion clinic case
Montgomery Media: VIDEO: Norristown council, school board candidates meet the public at Theatre Horizon
Montgomery Media: Upper Dublin School Board continues to struggle with budget
Montgomery Media: ELECTION 2013: Eight vie for four spots on Wissahickon School Board
Daily Local News: Commissioners say they can’t intervene in rifle raffle

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Mayoral candidate would encourage whistleblowers to come forward
Tribune Review: North Irwin councilman dies after collapsing at borough garage
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County creates commission on violence and mental health
Post-Gazette: Experts say judge’s ‘shaming’ order for Orie Melvin may not be enforceable
Post-Gazette: Primary 2013/North: Allegheny County candidates
Post-Gazette: Primary 2013/South: Allegheny County candidates
Post-Gazette: Primary 2013/West: Allegheny County candidates
KDKA: Mayoral Candidates Address Police Chief Search, Plowing, Gun Violence At Debate
KDKA: Mayor Speaks About Grand Jury Investigation
WTAE: PA Turnpike will continue spending thousands on outdated call boxes
WTAE: Judge revives Geneva College lawsuit over birth control

NEPA
AP: Former Pa. Gov. George Leader dies at 95
Times Leader: State’s top court upholds redistricting plan
Times Leader: Toomey rises, Corbett dips in latest poll
Times Tribune: Scranton council candidates debate
Times Tribune: Former Scranton mayor reveals his top 10 mayors for city
Times Tribune: Senators propose tighter municipal debt oversight

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: U.S. House passes Pat Toomey’s debt limit idea; Dent votes against bill
Morning Call: Bethlehem amusement tax off to slow start
Morning Call: Kutztown allows guns on campus
Morning Call: Bus tour promotes transit oriented development
Morning Call: Bangor, Wilson officials endorse Reibman
Express Times: Salisbury Township School Board candidates say they’ll keep district on right path
Express Times: Seven Republicans make a run for Northampton County Council
WFMZ: Request to raise chickens in Easton has officials scratching their heads
WFMZ: Voting begins next week on Hamilton Crossings TIF

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Former Pa. Gov. George Leader dies at 95
Carlisle Sentinel: Camp Hill borough to pay $140,000 in civil penalties to DEP
Harrisburg Patriot News: Late Gov. George M. Leader ‘brought a fresh breath of life’ to Pennsylvania politics
Harrisburg Patriot News: Harrisburg mayoral candidates talk about making the hard decision at final debate
Harrisburg Patriot News: EPA: Susquehanna River not on impaired list, but not off it either
York Daily Record: DA Tom Kearney’s executive staff backs him as former DA Stan Rebert speaks out against him
York Daily Record: Former Pennsylvania Gov. George M. Leader remembered
York Dispatch: Dallastown school board zeroes in on no tax hike
York Dispatch: Tax hike ahead for Red Lion schools
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: UGI agrees to $200,000 penalty for Millersville gas-line explosion
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: More details of Saturday plane incident in Penn Twp.
Lebanon Daily News: $2 million Powerball ticket sold at Lebanon Turkey Hill
Lebanon Daily News: Drug-testing policy at Palmyra moves forward
Roxbury News: Lewis Butts: I’m not perfect, I am not perfect.
Roxbury News: Harrisburg Young Professionals Mayoral Forum: Opening Statements.
Today’s the Day Harrisburg:Headlines

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Unions to start talks with the city
Altoona Mirror: New Districts create disputes
Observer-Reporter: Corbett revives law giving counties option of abolishing jury commissioners
Observer-Reporter: Bill would limit whistleblower activities on PA farms

North by Northwest
AP: Court upholds redrawn maps for Legislature
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Mayoral rivals vie for nomination in Montgomery
Centre Daily Times: State suspends draining Colyer Lake, public meeting on tap
Centre Daily Times: Background check changes in place for Penn State summer programs
Centre Daily Times: Patton Township CATA contributions lowered
Centre Daily Times: Judge defends Melvin sentence, cuffed photograph
Erie Times-News Campaign ’13: Debates set in Erie County executive race
Erie Times-News Campaign ’13: Rep. Lucas: ‘I may lose my job’
Erie Times-News Campaign ’13: Dem King endorsed by firefighters’ union in Erie City Council race
Erie Times-News Campaign ‘13: Toomey named to bipartisan steel caucus
Erie Times-News Campaign ’13: Erie region to lose state House seat

Opinions
Philadelphia Inquirer: McVay for Superior Court
Post-Gazette: Gilman in District 8: He’s the best of the Democrats for city council
Tribune Review: ‘Slap!,’ went the wet noodle: The Melvin sentence
Times Tribune: Orie-Melvin’s ‘sorrow’ not so sweet
Times Tribune: Online taxes already owed
Delco Daily Times: GUEST COLUMN: Pa.’s ‘death tax’ threatens small family businesses
News Item: Daily meetings won’t solve ‘Sunshine’ issues
Capitol Ideas: Pittsburgh region’s population loss is Lehigh Valley area’s gain
Express Times: EDITORIAL: For Bethlehem mayor, J. William Reynolds

Blogs
Keystone Politics: Primary Lisa Boscola
Keystone Politics: Express Times Endorses Willie Reynolds for Bethlehem Mayor
Keystone Politics: Allyson Schwartz Releases Bill to Increase Healthcare Costs
Keystone Politics: Students Should Get to Vote for School Board
Keystone Politics: Old City NIMBYs Defanged
Keystone Politics: How Many Times Has Jack Wagner Supported Health Care Cuts?
Keystone Politics: Putting the “Liberal” in Alcohol Liberalization
Jon Geeting: Bob Donchez’s Old-School Housing Ideas
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: How Many Reibman Endorsements Are Real?
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Bob Donchez Using Convicted Criminal as Campaign Consultant
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: NorCo Exec Candidates Mix It Up in Lively LWV Debate
Above Average Jane: Rob McCord’s Mother’s Day Message
Jon Geeting: Southside Bethlehem’s Problem is Low Population Density, Not Crime
Jon Geeting: LVPC: Lehigh Valley Cities Poised for Growth
ACLU Pennsylvania: Don’t Bully My Speech
Commonwealth Foundation: A Life Well Lived: Gov. George M. Leader

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