5/11 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Browne crashes his motorcycle while drunk, Wolf submits 17 nominations to the Senate and Supreme Court candidates unveiled their final ads. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

5/8 Ups & Downs: Ideological ratings, electoral maps and a negative turn in the Philly mayoral contest. See who made this week’s list!

State Sen. Pat Browne Drunkenly Crashed His Motorcycle: Police will be charging the legislator with drunk driving and driving at unsafe speeds.

PA-Gov: Wolf Submits Executive Nominations to Senate: Over two-thirds are replacements of recalled Corbett nominations.

Covey Asserts She Has What It Takes in Her Premiere Ad (VIDEO): The Judge says she has the backbone necessary to be an effective State Supreme Court Justice.

Lazarus Touts Experience, Endorsements in First Ad (VIDEO): The Democratic candidate for Supreme Court rolled out a statewide TV ad Friday.

Judge Foradora Releases New TV Spot (VIDEO): The Democratic candidate for PA’s Supreme Court highlights his working-class upbringing.

Wecht Unveils a Third New Campaign Ad (VIDEO): State Supreme Court candidate David Wecht asserts that his experience qualifies him for the job.

Sunday Show Preview: May 10, 2015: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Another disagreement between the Senate GOP and Wolf over nominations
PA Independent: Short on subs, Philly schools look to non-union contractors
PA Independent: Week in Review: PA hoarding other people’s stuff, nurses call for easing of regulations
StateImpactPA: Pipeline expansion could bring more shale gas to Philly
StateImpactPA: FracFocus upgrades availability of data on oil & gas operations

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Kane ignores recommendation to fire Jonathan Duecker due to sexual harassment accusations
Inquirer: Security effort for pope’s visit has already started
Inquirer: In the money race, independent groups outpace mayoral campaigns
Inquirer: Allan Domb leads at-large Council candidates in fundraising
Daily News: Mayoral candidates state what they’re worth
WHYY Newsworks: Super PACs rule in Philly
WHYY Newsworks: Carpenters fueling pro-Kenney super PAC
Business Journal: Comcast Corp. accused of demanding customer silence in exchange for refund

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Public meeting set on timeline for new Bristol Townships schools
Bucks County Courier-Times: Interactive map: Number of major crashes in Bucks, Montgomery counties has been falling
Delco Daily Times: Primary Election 2015: Running for mayor of Chester, Kirkland and Linder want to improve the city
Delco Daily Times: Primary Election 2015: Newtown Square supervisor candidates talk switch
Pottstown Mercury: Becoming police officer is long, grueling process

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Santorum to make ‘big announcement’ on May 27; possible presidential run?
Tribune Review: Rivals make Pittsburgh controller race about competence
Post-Gazette: Political families collide in race for Allegheny County controller
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh International Airport makes life easier for foreign travelers
WESA: State Sen. Daylin Leach Proposes $15/Hour Minimum Wage Bill

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Pa. senator faces drunken driving charge in motorcycle crash
Altoona Mirror: County plan to help address homeless
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Some business leaders ally with GOP challenger in Cambria commissioner’s race
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Three candidates vie to fill Cambria County court vacancy

NEPA
Times Leader: Swoyersville’s new mayor eyes future Concert to serve rest of predecessor’s term
Times Leader: Why do manufacturers take a pass on NEPA?
Times-Tribune: County commissioner candidates talk landfill, nepotism
Standard Speaker: Crime, blight among city council candidates’ concerns
Pocono Record: 4 Democrats vie for Monroe commissioner

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Gaining Ground: Midstate businesses jump on increasing minimum wage for employees
Carlisle Sentinel: Contributions to Pa. high-court hopefuls nearing $5 million mark
Carlisle Sentinel: Wolf, Senate GOP leader face off over 12 nominees
Lancaster Intelligencer: Tougher DUI laws on the horizon?

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Liar, liar pants on fire? Wolf aide, Sen. Corman in war of words over release
Morning Call: Keystone Exams one big headache for Lehigh Valley school districts
Reading Eagle: Your Money: Consumer privacy legislation isn’t going to protect you
WFMZ: High court race overshadows competition for two lower courts

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Sen. Jake Corman: Wolf budget hits all with tax increases
Erie Times-News: Casey cites concerns in Erie about proposed trade deal
Erie Times-News: 7 Democrats in primary race for Erie City Council
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Candidates for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court at a glance

Opinion
Inquirer: Expect ads to get nasty
Inquirer: Pennsylvania’s courts crapshoot
Lancaster Intelligencer: LNP Editorial Board grades Pa.’s Gov. Tom Wolf on first 100 days
Lebanon Daily News: Republican Party doesn’t control conservative politics
Express Times: In Pennsylvania, land of legislative excess, smaller is better
Post-Gazette: Unjust delay: Toomey is to blame for a stalled nomination

Blogs
Citified: This One Super PAC Raised More Than All the Mayoral Candidates Combined
Citified: The Mayoral Forum Dilemma: Which Group to Offend Tonight?
Citified: The Brief: En Masse, Philly Political Elites Are Turning on Anthony Williams
Keystone Crossroads: In case you missed it: this week’s good reads about Pennsylvania cities
Keystone Crossroads: A breakdown of Gov. Wolf’s plan for new education spending
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Jerry Seyfried Gives a Clinic on Good Government
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: NorCo Council Votes to Suspend Brown Payhikes in Two Weeks
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: NorCo Council Questions Brown’s Transparency
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Elections Office Could use Some TLC

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