5/21 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Seth Williams charges four in Philly with election fraud, the NY Daily News calls on PA legislators to stand up for 9/11 responders and the parties embrace their Court nominees. Plus, our complete coverage of the primary results! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Williams Charges Four with Election Fraud in Philly: The arrests stem from an incident on Election Night 2014.

Editorial Urges PA Legislators to Support 9/11 Responders: The New York Daily News pushes for the support of Pennsylvania legislators in the effort to renew the 9/11 Health Act.

Parties Praise Judicial Nominees: The Democrats and Republicans were quick to promote their freshly-minted Supreme Court nominees.

5/20 Morning Buzz: Election Results Edition: Good morning politicos! Jim Kenney won the Democratic Philly Mayoral Primary, the parties chose their PA Supreme Court nominees and so much more is included in our special post-Election edition of the Buzz!

Statewide
PA Independent: Pension reform promises $18 billion savings, but questions linger
PA Independent: Discount double check: College professor slams union’s dues rebate
StateImpactPA: Public health advocates push for Marcellus Shale registry
PLSReporter: In maintaining bond rating, Fitch says PA is continually unable to address fiscal challenges
Capitolwire: Money, endorsements help narrow Supreme Court field

Philadelphia
Inquirer: After winning Democratic primary, Kenney prepares for GOP – and Green
Inquirer: Kenney victory follows progressive big-city tide
Inquirer: Council’s Goode: It’s not about winning elections; it’s about serving
Inquirer: School-funding suit headed for highest Pa. court
Daily News: Byko: Bill Green won’t run
Commonwealth Confidential: First some bond work, now a board appointment
Heard in the Hall: Philly City Council website hacked
WHYY Newsworks: Mayoral candidates Jim Kenney and Melissa Murray Bailey choose Broad Street Ministry over the Palm
WHYY Newsworks: Did Kenney actually win the black vote?
WHYY Newsworks: Just 27 percent of Philly’s registered voters turn out for primary
KYW Newsradio: The Future of Stop and Frisk in Philadelphia is in Question
Philadelphia Business Journal: Business leaders optimistic about Kenney’s win despite union ties
Philadelphia Business Journal: Condo King gets nod from voters, Feibush back to work
Philadelphia Business Journal: City Councilman Goode’s defeat could spell change on business issues

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Tolbert, Gale top Montco GOP commissioners’ primary race
Bucks County Courier Times: Wolf Chief of Staff Kathleen McGinty pushes ‘no-gimmick’ budget
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary hovered around 10 percent
Delco Daily Times: Voters stay home in droves in a dreadful primary turnout
Bucks Local News: Bucks County Judge Anne Covey heads to November Supreme Court elections

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County councilman quits job in Pa. senator’s office after ethics ruling
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania lagging in women-owned businesses, report finds
Post-Gazette: Lamb defeats Rudiak in Pittsburgh controller’s race
Post-Gazette: Commonwealth Court decision on Pa. school funding appealed
Post-Gazette: McCrady, Regan, capture nominations for Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
Tribune-Review: Penn Hills school board can’t secure $18 million loan, borrows $12 million
Tribune-Review: Peduto, Fitzgerald in Washington to lobby for federal money for park over I-579
Business Journal: Exclusive: Heinz tells Wolf, Peduto that it’s staying put after Kraft merger
Business Journal: Sources: Philips Respironics pursuing major distribution center in Westmoreland County

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Erb, Tomassetti take spots
Altoona Mirror: Pacifico wins mayoral bid
Beaver County Times: Fouse to become Beaver County judge
Beaver County Times: Aliquippa mayor gets Democratic nomination
Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown’s City Council election decided by a single vote
Tribune-Democrat: Update: Wissinger, Lengenfelder hold off Skelley in Cambria race

NEPA
Times Leader: Political consultant: Petition issue sunk candidate Kane in Wilkes-Barre
Times Leader: Who targeted Wilkes-Barre mayor candidate Tony George in fliers still a mystery
Times Leader: Democratic Luzerne County Councilman Stephen A. Urban takes issue with party actions
Times-Tribune: Notarianni tops Democratic race for Lackawanna commissioner
Times-Tribune: Kelly wins Democratic nomination for clerk of judicial records
Times-Tribune: Seven Scranton School Board candidates will vie for five seats in November

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: Despite low turnout Lebanon County Primary Election had share of drama
Lebanon Daily News: Rep. Mauree Gingrich talks labor law with Community of Lebanon Association
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: East Drumore voters say no to alcohol sales; Strasburg Township OKs small games of chance
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Despite home rule defeat, Martic and Conestoga residents vow to continue fight against pipeline
York Dispatch: York County voter turnout Tuesday a dismal 17 percent
York Daily Record: Polling place shut down Tuesday for safety drill
Patriot News: The Toomey household faces more than one tough race
Patriot News: “What we really need is for the community to come together,” mayor says of effort to curb city crime
Carlisle Sentinel: State senators battle each other in culinary competition

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Parkland school directors OK budget proposal with 1.85 percent tax increase
Express Times: Bangor Area School District tax hike proposed for 2015-6
WFMZ: Some Lehigh County voters given wrong ballots in primary
WFMZ: Day after primary win in Reading, Wally Scott prepares for general election
Reading Eagle: In the fall, look for contested races for Berks County offices
Morning Call: Fitzpatrick, Dent among most bipartisan legislators

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Poor participation spurs Erie board to consider moratorium on retirement incentives
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Voter turnout reaches 28 percent in county
Centre Daily Times: Commissioners to appeal ruling, says Right-to-Know law vague, untested
Centre Daily Times: Write-in crashes Ferguson Township supervisors race

Opinion
Express Times: Five results we didn’t expect in the May primary election
Morning Call: How can America fix its aging infrastructure?
Lebanon Daily News: Let police get back to serving and protecting
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: How would you fix our broken election system?
Post-Gazette: Act of relief: Medical marijuana deserves state House support
Tribune-Review: The Plum sex scandal: New, sad questions
Inquirer: The Kenney coalition
Daily News: Kenney’s planning starts today

Blogs
Citified: The Brief: 3 Reasons Jim Kenney Crushed His Opponents
Citified: 13 Biggest Winners and Losers in Tuesday’s Election
Citified: Insider: 5 Election Day Lessons for Progressives
Commonwealth Foundation: Union Contracts Bolster Case for Collective Bargaining Transparency
PA Progressive: Endorsed Judicial Candidates Sweep to Democratic Victories

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