5/23 Morning Buzz

pa flagPoliticsPA begins its next chapter, Corbett appears with Rick Perry, Boyle makes his MSNBC debut and we compared the statewide vote totals of Tom Corbett and Jim Cawley. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Farewell, PoliticsPA: Today will be Brittany Foster’s last day as Managing Editor of PoliticsPA.

Map: Here’s Where Jim Cawley Outpolled Tom Corbett:  More Republican voters cast a ballot for Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley than Governor Tom Corbett on primary night. 26,868 more.

Corbett Starts Post-Primary Season Strong: Governor Corbett appeared with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to discuss energy in his first post-primary event.

PA-Gov: PA GOP Launches Anti-Wolf Website: The Republican party is already setting its sights on the Democratic gubernatorial nominee.

Reader Poll: What was the Biggest Upset of Election Night?: We ask our readers which result they found the most shocking.

PA-13: Boyle Reaffirms Position on Abortion in MSNBC Interview: The Democratic nominee appeared on “The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd” this morning.

PA-6: Trivedi Gains Backing From National Dem Group: Democratic legislators from across the country have agreed to support Trivedi in his quest to represent PA-6.

Statewide
Capitolwire: House lawmaker says PUC regulations don’t go far enough, could further stall rate cap bill
PA Independent: Three explanations for Allyson Schwartz’ primary election nightmare
PA Independent: Conservative flank of GOP falls short at polls

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: City Council now has fallback plan if Harrisburg doesn’t come through for Philly schools
WHYY Newsworks: Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ruling carries ‘major’ implications for couples’ benefits
City Paper: What a failed coup in Philly politics looks like in graph form
AP: Corbett targeted by billionaire environmentalist
Inquirer: Most newcomers lose to party and union backing
Inquirer: How Brendan Boyle won, and what may lie ahead
Inquirer: More DRPA jobs sought for Pennsylvanians
Inquirer: Phila. Council tweaks extra 1 percent sales tax bill
CapitolInq: After primary, MontCo could be shut out of Congress
Daily News: Food fight at the Oregon Diner?
Axis Philly: Breaking News: Philly’s population up

SEPA
Montgomery Media: EPA to continue investigating ground water contamination from Raymark Superfund site in Hatboro
Bucks Local News: Bucks County Congressman unveils major bipartisan regulatory reform proposal
Bucks County Courier Times: Neshaminy panel to talk controversial newspaper policy next week
Intelligencer: Possible need for teacher, bus routes, could impact Palisades budget
Pottstown Mercury: Union Twp. manager takes Upper Pottsgrove post
Pottstown Mercury: Spring-Ford board poised to approve new budget with 2% tax increase
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown adopts proposed $56M budget that raises taxes 2.9%

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Corbett Says Only Approval Rating That Matters Is In November
KDKA: Get Marty: Allegheny County Officials Re-Examining $370 Parking Fines
Pittsburgh Business Times: House passes watered-down bill to curb NSA data collection
Early Returns: Wolf vs. Onorato vs. Rendell
Early Returns: Dems to mend fences
Early Returns: W. Pa. Laborers endorse Corbett
Early Returns: Kress out as GOP caucus chair
Post-Gazette: Primary election drawing in more young blood
Post-Gazette: Embattled Pa. Rep. Jesse White survives challenge
Post-Gazette: Same-sex couples flood Marriage License Bureau

Southwest
Beaver County Times: County could restructure grant program to appease Aliquippa
Beaver County Times: A handful of couples seek same-sex marriage licenses in Beaver County
Beaver County Times: Union reportedly rejects new pact with BCTA
AP: Corbett targeted by billionaire environmentalist
Altoona Mirror: License requests scarce in Blair
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Counties prepare for gay nuptials

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Same-sex couples can marry, but still fear discrimination
Times-Tribune: Commissioners call for unity after government vote
AP: Wolf suggests he’d be better gas industry handler
Citizens Voice: Council to debate amendments to home-rule charter
Citizens Voice: Shickshinny mayor files suit against council
News Item: Officials hope expo will help solve local drug problem
News Item: Same-sex marriage ruling causes mixed reactions
Standard Speaker: Local gay couples rush to obtain marriage licenses
Standard Speaker: Audit reveals delayed payments caused problems for city budget

South Central
Patriot-News: Did sexism contribute to Allyson Schwartz’s primary loss?
Patriot-News: Should PennDOT impose stricter requirements on older drivers? A PennLive poll
Patriot-News: Schwartz tanks, Cawley outpolls Corbett, the Midstate rises and TV uber alles – some winners and losers from Tuesday’s primary election
Patriot-News: Silver Spring Twp. among municipalities compromised by payroll hackers
York Daily Record: City School district approves new attendance boundaries
York Daily Record: Springettsbury police chief holds meet-and-greet with public

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Judge denies injunction in Northampton County sheriff termination
Morning Call: Allentown School Board approves Executive Education charter, rejects Arts Academy
Morning Call: Lehigh County consultant outlines Cedarbrook options
Morning Call: Couples celebrate the right to divorce
Express-Times: Allentown School Board fills vacancy within hours of budget vote
Express-Times: Allentown School Board rejects controversial arts charter school proposal

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: History in the Making
Sun-Gazette: Area residents question pipeline construction project
Sun-Gazette: Funding OK’d for regional mental health facility in area
Daily Times: Ex-Penns Valley AD Hosterman faces more charges, calls himself ‘a thief and a bad person’
Daily Times: Corbett to attend Boalsburg Memorial Day activities

Opinions
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: Expletive deleted
Daily News: DN Editorial: Semisweet
Patriot-News: Gov. Corbett made the right call not to appeal gay marriage decision: Editorial Quick Take
Express-Times: EDITORIAL: Another ho-hum primary, but Pennsylvania voters must keep pressing for reform
Post-Gazette: Historic indeed: Pennsylvania’s gay marriage law is justly rejected
Times-Tribune: State right to accept ruling

Blogs
Media Trackers: Union Boss Wendell Young Downplays Lobbying Activity
Keystone Politics: Independent Voters Need to Stop Whining About Primaries and Register the Party They Probably Already Agree With 99% of the Time
Keystone Politics: #PAGov: Allyson Schwartz Peaked in November 2013
Keystone Politics: Bob Donchez’s Political Payback For Bethlehem Shadow Mayor John Morganelli
Keystone Politics: PA Social Politics After Marriage Equality
2 Political Junkies: The Party of Stupid (Texas Edition)
Above Average Jane: Classy Statement from Kevin Strouse
Above Average Jane: Statement from Montgomery County Dems
Above Average Jane: Statement from Bucks County Dems

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