5/27 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Peduto goes to Cuba, Tim Tebow divides PA and we ask whether you approve of Governor Tom Wolf’s job performance so far. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Reader Poll: Do You Approve of Governor Tom Wolf’s Job Performance?: As the budget battle begins, we ask our readers whether they approve of the job Governor Wolf is doing.

Tim Tebow Proves Politically Divisive: Republicans welcome the QB to the Philadelphia Eagles, Democrats aren’t convinced.

Reader Poll: Rand Paul Leads 2016 Field: The Kentucky Senator took the plurality of support from our readers.

Mayor Peduto Visits Cuba for Business: Bill Peduto traveled with several Pittsburgh companies to the newly-open country.

PA-Gov: Wolf Proposes Funding Increase for Early Childhood Programs: Governor Wolf speaks of the importance of early childhood programs while standing outside the state prison.

PHL-15: Philly Institutes Strong Campaign Disclosure Law: This new policy would prevent groups from keeping their donor list secret.

Statewide
PLSReporter: E-911 fee amount remains at issue as reauthorization deadline looms
Capitolwire: Proposed district for struggling schools gets lukewarm reception
State House Sound Bites: Barletta seeks to remove killer interred in vets’ cemetery
State House Sound Bites: Perry County town hit with KKK recruiting flyers
State House Sound Bites: Lancaster lawmaker proposes pushing presidential primary up
State House Sound Bites: Push for minimum wage hike gets another boost

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: Export-Import Bank boosted by deal that got TPA through Senate
Daily News: No better half? No problem
Philly.com: Who got the first meeting with Keneny after win? S. Jersey political boss Norcross
Heard in the Hall: The unlikely bromance that became likely: Nutter and Kenney
Daily News: Planning Commission says no to buying waterfront land in Holmesburg

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Delco’s population growing – just not too quickly
Delco Daily Times: Science of the Times: When politics and science fiction collide
Pottstown Mercury: Divided Spring-Ford Area School Board rejects $144M budget

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: One vote now separates 2 Republican candidates for Butler County commissioner
Post-Gazette: DAs, law enforcement back Wolf’s pre-kindergarten plan
Post-Gazette: Inmates’ mental health advocate begins today
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Taxpayer information hacked from IRS, and Congress is on it (Video)
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Export-Import Bank’s prospects boosted by deal that got TPA through Senate
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Pippy: Reshuffling of coal industry is likely
WESA: County Health Plan To Target Air Quality, Obesity
WESA: Federal Appeals Court Leaves Hold On Obama’s Immigration Orders

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: New GOP group to form
Altoona Mirror: Police keeping eyes on drivers
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Law enforcement adds backing to Wolf’s pre-kindergarten plan

NEPA
Times Leader: In Pittston, Casey pushes for bill to aid growing number of ‘chronically underfunded’ bridges
Times Leader: Sen. Casey to push for increased funding for bridges owned by counties, municipalities
Times-Tribune: Barletta: Remove convicted murderer’s remains from national veterans’ cemetery
Times-Tribune: Anti-tethering bill gains momentum

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Wolf, lawmakers release report for funding of quality early education
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County commissioners urge state to increase library funding
Patriot-News: KKK message mars smalltown Memorial Day
Patriot-News: Hewlett-Packard coming to West Shore? Move could bring 700 jobs
Patriot-News: Lawmaker pushing Paterno bridge isn’t seeking a fight; he just thinks it’s past time to honor a PA great
Patriot-News: Amazon hires 6K full-time workers for Carlisle, other distribution centers
York Dispatch: High profile votes, fights preview Wolf’s challenges in June
Lancaster Intelligencer: Manheim Central School Board votes for 1% tax hike
Lebanon Daily News: Lebanon County legislators updated on agricultural issues
Roxbury News: Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse comments on tuesday’s city council primary race

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Recchiuti concedes close Bethlehem council contest
Morning Call: US Rep. Barletta seeks to remove killer interred in Pa. veterans cemetery
Reading Eagle: Wolf faces big test as budget negotiations go into high gear
Lehigh Valley Live: Bethlehem election decided by 18 votes, conceding councilman says
Lehigh Valley Live: Easton Area School Board to vote on alternative school plan
Lehigh Valley Live: Jury selection begins for trial of Allentown police chief’s son

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Commissioners clamp down on county-provided cell phones
Centre Daily Times: Affidavit alleges texting between Lunsford, parks Miller; DA’s lawyer calls claim a “lie”
Erie Times News: Millcreek supervisors to take on change-of-government question tuesday night

Opinion
Tribune Review: Another broken promise: ObamaCare in the ER
Tribune Review: Toomey: Don’t scapegoat police officers
Post-Gazette: Pollution source: The lung association’s air report deceives again
Observer Reporter: A much-needed dose of realism
Patriot-News: How should districts be drawn – on eligible voters or total population? The Supreme Court will decide
Daily News: Losers but winners

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Study Links Air Pollution Exposure to Increased Risk of Childhood Autism
Citified: The Media is Vastly Underestimating SEPTA’s Constituency
Citified: Is George Norcross Staking a Claim in Philly Politics?

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