5/2 Morning Buzz

pa flagWolf maintains lead, Corbett flips on medical marijuana and Leach hammers Boyle on abortion. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

PA-Gov: Candidates Draw Blood At Forum: It was open season on Tom’s at tonight’s debate.

PA-Lt. Gov: Neuman Unveils Plethora of Labor Endorsements: The Democratic candidate released a list of support from various PA unions.

Muhlenberg/MCall Poll: Wolf 38, Schwartz 13: The latest poll shows the Wolf’s lead has not suffered in the past month.

Corbett Flips On Medical Cannabis: After pressure from Senator Leach, the Governor is meeting with families in need of medical cannabis and will propose a plan to provide it in PA.

Supreme Court Strikes Guzzardi From PA-Gov Ballot: The Supreme Court overruled the Commonwealth Court and has thrown Guzzardi off the ballot.

PA-Gov: Schwartz Picks Up Pitt Endorsements: The endorsements include Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy, and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman.

PA-Lt. Gov: Neuman Releases Web Video (Watch): The Lieutenant Gubernatorial candidate unveiled his own biographical video.

PA-13: Philly Black Clergy Endorses Boyle: The group lauded his work in their community and believe he is their best choice for the PA-13 seat.

PA-Lt. Gov: Stack to Run In Pittsburgh Marathon This Weekend: The candidate is running to raise money for Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates PAC.

PA-13: Leach Hammers Boyle on Abortion in New Ad (VIDEO): Leach’s ad features women accusing Boyle of voting against a woman’s right to choose.

HD-36 Planned Parenthood PAC Attacks Readshaw with Ad: State Rep. Harry Readshaw’s history of advocating for women’s rights is called into question.

PA-Gov: Wolf Responds To Allegations of Racism (With Video): McCord went after the frontrunner on the issue of race – here’s what Wolf had to say.

Legislative Elections Update:

SD-4: Challenger Brian Gralnick has been formally endorsed by the Ward 9 Democratic Committee of Philadelphia and Americans for Democratic Action (ADA). Gralnick is running against indicted Senator Leanna Washington (D-Philadelphia).

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Senate panel hears from backers of plan to kill property taxes
State House Sound Bites: McCord asks Wolf to explain support for admitted racist
StateImpact PA: Controversial pipeline case raises questions about PUC chair’s industry ties
Capitolwire: PlanCon bill narrowly approved by committee
Capitolwire: Rep. Tobash says his hybrid pension plan could be in bill form shortly, PERC picks a new chairman
Capitolwire: Pennsylvania has $1.35 billion revenue bill to fill, but IFO says ‘the worst is over’

Philadelphia
City Paper: What’s really keeping Philly from cleaning up its streets
Philly.com: Report: Philadelphia NAACP members sue for records
Inquirer: SRC lashed over proposed cost-cutting budget
Inquirer: Nutter discloses overseas trips and pricey pen as 2013 gifts
Inquirer: Corbett oks medical marijuana for children with seizures
Inquirer: Casey to Corbett: give up on Voter ID
Inquirer: Five local colleges among 55 probed by feds for their handling of sex crimes
WHYY Newsworks: Carpenters Union walks off job at Pennsylvania Convention Center
PhillyNow: Will new pot bill be Philly’s ticket to decriminalization?
PhillyNow: Toomey helps fellow Republicans block minimum wage bill

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: State Police: liquor violations found at area bars
Courier Times: Bristol Twp. could see savings through bond sale
Intelligencer: County shuts down Warwick gas station, citing water in tanks
Intelligencer: Commissioners: Montco “up to the task” of handling storm
County Times: Willingboro candidate withdraws petition to run in primary
County Times: Burlington Township school budget shows slight increase
Delco Daily Times: Delco earns failing grade in ‘State of the Air’ report

Pittsburgh
Urban Media Today: Absentee Ballot Application Deadline for Upcoming Election is May 13
KDKA: Local Parent Hoping To Change Law, Get EpiPens In Pa. Schools
Pittsburgh Business Times: City extends smart traffic technology in the East End
Pittsburgh Business Times: Legislation would add regulations to variable-rate electrical bills
Early Returns: Guzzardi off the ballot
Early Returns: Stack running Pgh Marathon
Post-Gazette: Coraopolis bar will serve up small games of chance
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania Senator Casey to VA: Divulge ‘secret wait lists’
Tribune Review: Corbett supports legalizing marijuana extract to help children with seizure disorders

Southwest
Beaver County Times: House Republican pitches solutions for Pa. budget woes
Beaver County Times: Council members hear final details of Green House plan, vote expected next week
AP: Council vote set on Allegheny County park drilling
Observer-Reporter: Bill would address a minor’s consent

NEPA
The Times Leader: McGinty says she gets things done
The Times Leader: Casey: Wage boost would give ‘fair shot’ to citizens
Times-Tribune: Volpe messes up: says own government change commercial wrong
Times-Tribune: McGinty says she’ll turn natural gas into jobs
Citizens Voice: Federal judge dismisses case against late ex-Sen. Musto
Citizens Voice: Councilman wants to explore rail merger

South Central
Patriot-News: April’s tax collections make the state’s revenue picture gloomier
Patriot-News: Corbett’s sudden support of limited medical marijuana could draw broad appeal: analysis
Patriot-News: York County Senate GOP candidates to debate on May 14
Patriot-News: Hybrid pension plan’s introduction could spark movement on pension reform
York Daily Record: West York accepting applications for veteran diplomas
York Daily Record: Student-sponsored American Civil War Day calls on York countians to head south

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Poll: Wolf maintains lead in Democratic primary for governor
Morning Call: Pennsylvania revenue off by $425 million and growing
Morning Call: Northampton DA: Police should still honor immigration detainers
Morning Call: Dolan steps down from Bethlehem parks committee
Express-Times: Bethlehem councilwoman who resigned from nonprofit changes committees to avoid possible conflict
Express-Times: Allentown hockey arena employers draw union protest

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Mayor initially kept task force out of loop on heroin summit
Sun-Gazette: Reach Road project on City Council’s agenda
Sun-Gazette: ‘Why take the chance?’
Daily Times: Penn State listed among universities under investigation for possible Title IX violations
Daily Times: Pension system defends seizure of Sandusky benefits

Opinion
Post-Gazette: 46th House District : Democrats should back the contrite Jesse White
Times-Tribune: Leave state voter ID law in its grave
York Daily Record: Our take: Rob McCord’s racism charge against Tom Wolf is way off base
Express-Times: EDITORIAL: Bullying video shows what students, districts are up against
City Paper: Editor’s Letter: An army of alumni awaits Inquirer sale
Pottstown Mercury: Letters to the Editor: Lawmakers lose common sense when they reach Harrisburg

Blogs
Watchdog Wire: Smart Gun tech devoid of public safety realities
Watchdog Wire: PA GOP uses resources to quash primary competition
Keystone Politics: #PAGov: Who Will Promise to Hide the Utility Meters?
Keystone Politics: #PABudget: Subtraction’s Revenge on Republican Budget Math
Keystone Progress: What SCOTUS Ruling on Cross State Pollution Means for PA
PA Budget and Policy Center: Breaking news: Seattle will establish $15 per hour minimum wage, highest in the nation
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Donchez: We Need Your Involvement
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Dolan Removed From Parks Committee
2 Political Junkies: Senator Pat Toomey Misleads On The Minimum Wage
Lu Lac Political Letter: McCord’s Shot To Women
Above Average Jane: New 1 is 2 Many PSA Campaign

One Response

  1. Bob Guzzardi has become the JOHN BROWN’S BODY of the conservative movement and all those Pennsylvanians who don’t want 4 more years of political necrophilia by the Republican consulting class. GUZZARDI’S TRUTH WILL GO MARCHING ON! Neither Corbett, Brabender, Gleason nor the Bakers and Nutts can stop the truth spoken by Guzzardi from being heard! http://youtu.be/bSSn3NddwFQ

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