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5/28 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Corbett gets more poor polling news, Fleck surprisingly wins the Democratic nomination and the Governor and the teachers unions get in another spat. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

PA-Gov: Corbett Polls Poorly in Robert Morris Survey: Robert Morris University’s Polling Institute released their recent findings about Governor Corbett’s approval ratings.

Gov. Corbett Strikes Back at Teachers Union for Accusatory Letter: The Governor responds to a PFT letter addressing the death of a Philadelphia student.

HD-81: Fleck Appears to Lose GOP Nomination Yet Wins Dem Nomination: In a surprising turn of events Republican Mike Fleck may be on the Democratic ballot this November.

Reader Poll: When will PA have a female Governor or Senator?: When do you think the commonwealth will elect a woman Senator or Governor?

Reader Poll: Fleck was the Biggest Upset: Our readers believe that State Rep. Fleck potential write-in defeat was the biggest upset of election day.

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill to Address VA Backlog: Senator Bob Casey introduced legislation today aimed to fix the issues with the Veterans Administration.

Shuster Focuses on Jobs in Weekly Republican Address: Rep. Bill Shuster gave the GOP address over the weekend and promoted his water infrastructure bill.

PA-15: Dent Receives “Fiscal Hero” Award: The Congressman was recognized by a non-partisan interest group called “Fix the Debt”.

Capitolwire: Corbett risking a “demotivated” social conservative base this fall
Capitolwire: Protesters call gift culture “disgusting,” insist lawmakers can’t police themselves
StateImpactPA: Corbett lifts moratorium on gas leasing of state park and forest land
StateImpactPA: Gas boom starts to hit home for residents of Southeastern Pa
StateImpactPA: Billionaire enviro targeting Pa’s governor’s race over climate change
State House Sound Bites: Activists offer “bribe” for gift ban
State House Sound Bites: Fleck says primary was about “the gay Mike Fleck”

Commonwealth Confidential: Poll: Corbett still slumping in polls, even among seniors
Heard in the Hall: Residents ask City Council to vote against sale of PGW
Inquirer: How Corbett reached decision not to appeal same-sex marriage decision
Inquirer: Primary losses raise a debate on gender
Inquirer: Prosecutor: Traffic Court catered to the well-connected
Inquirer: Gov. Corbett unleashes on teachers union
WHYY Newsworks: Nigerian transplants in Philly want to keep pressure on
WHYY Newsworks: Oh says he can scrounge 70 million for Philly schools
WHYY Newsworks: First same-sex couples wed at Philly’s City Hall
WHYY Newsworks: Philly Councilman wants more aggressive pursuit of tax deadbeats
WHYY Newsworks: Sale of Philly newspapers ends owners’ feud; speculation turns to ‘what comes next’

Pottstown Mercury: Pa. lawmaker pushes for mandatory minimum sentences for convicted felons caught with guns
Pottstown Mercury: Schools want more state funding to cover cost of Keystone Exams
Delco Daily Times: Bill supported to use drug to counter heroin overdoses
Delco Daily Times: Sen. Toomey to try his hand at curbing Chester violence
Delco Daily Times: Heat is on in Delco as pols seek open seats
Montgomery Media: Ban on same-sex marriage licenses in Montgomery County lifted
Bucks Local News: Bucks County Congressman unveils major bipartisan regulatory reform proposal

Tribune Review: Toomey bill would allow veterans to sue VA employees
Tribune Review: Antiquated state election law blamed for low turnout
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania liquor overhaul brews big spending
Post-Gazette: Put vets in office, 74 percent say in Robert Morris poll
Pittsburgh Business Times: Is the government choking off financial services for businesses it doesn’t like?
Pittsburgh Business Times: Corbett, Wolf spar over severance tax while billionaire plans anti-Corbett campaign
KDKA: Allegheny Co. cracks down on medical leave

Beaver County Times: Freedom Road to get $81 million makeover
Observer-Reporter: First same-sex couple weds in Washington County Courthouse
AP: Supreme Court ruling snarls sentencing minimums
AP: Greensburg diocese files own Obamacare lawsuit
Altoona Mirror: Four area senior centers receive state funding
Altoona Mirror: AWA grants come despite city order

The Times Leader: County Council will weigh 4 proposed changes to charter
The Times Leader: Luzerne County seeks revenue from billboard advertising on county land
The Times Leader: New federal rule makes it harder for local veterans to find jobs
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna/Luzerne counties seek regional transportation authority
Times-Tribune: Election outcomes unchanged after canvas
Times-Tribune: Trail taking shape along Montage Mountain Road
Citizens Voice: Late audit tests accountability
Standard Speaker: Corbett faces huge uphill battle against Wolf
Pocono Record: Two men are the first same-sex couple to marry in Monroe County

South Central
Patriot News: Rep. Mike Fleck, state’s first openly gay legislator, loses GOP nomination but will still be on the ballot this fall
Patriot News: Diamond defeats write-in effort on GOP ticket in 102nd District, but will have fall opponent
Patriot News: ‘Tom Wolf wants to raise our taxes,’ state GOP charges in new ad bltiz: Tuesday Morning Coffee
Patriot News: Gov. Corbett’s decision to drop same-sex marriage fight was the right decision, say politicians, lawyers, aides
Patriot News: State regulators approve plan sparing consumers from electric bill spikes
AP: After decades, dirty power plant to get clean
AP: Corbett wins 1 union endorsement, hopes for more

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: City council approves bill to dissolve Reading Area Water Authority
WFNZ: Senator Toomey calls for change in VA scandal
WFNZ: Michael Beyer will be on the November ballot
The Morning Call: Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority may sell part of Queen City land
Berks & Beyond: Relief is on the way for Route 422 commuters

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Richard Irvin wins GOP nod for 81st District; Rep. Mike Fleck wins Dem write-ins to get on ballot
Centre Daily Times: State police seek information on Huntingdon County arsons
Onward State: State College Mayor Officiates First Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony
Erie Times-News: Millcreek supervisors hear plan for campground near peninsula

Early Returns: Perry on Politics: “Politician” hasn’t always been a dirty word
York Daily Record: Wolf, Corbett will spar over school funding
Axis Philly: The limits of power
Standard Speaker: The power to reform
Tribune Review: Voters seek middle, want results

2 Political Junkies: Pennsylvania Science Deniers in US House of Representatives
The Pennsylvania Progressive: Rep Daryl Metcalfe Corruption Documented
Keystone Politics: #PAGov: Tom Steyer Should Target the State Senate
Keystone Politics: #HD12: “Write-In” Got 45.5% Against Daryl Metcalfe
Above Average Jane: Statement from Berks County Dems
Pittston Politics: As predicted, Cipriani cruises to victory

3 Responses

  1. THE CORBETT ADMINISTRATION AND THOSE WHO HAVE DISAPPEARED: 1. Ray Gricar-finding corrupt two-bit Harrisburg offiicials was more important than searching for this career law enforcement official-WHY? 2. Two Failed Chief of Staffs. 3. Baby Brian Nutt who re-surfaced in Acting Governor Brabender’s office. 4. Bid Daddy Roger Nutt who disappeared from the Turnpike Commission for health reasons. 5. Two Secretaries of Education-Ron Tomalis who is still occasionally sighted in the Ed Dept building wandering around aimlessly at taxpayers expense and William Harner who was the victim of a most hideous political hit job. 6. Former PAGOP Montco Chair Bob Kerns. He disappeared in a teachable moment when PAGOP women could have stood up for the rights of women in the PA workplace, but there was a deafening silence. There are more disappearances in the Corbett-Brabender Administration, then a tightly run dictatorship. If I were a rock star, I would write a song about those that have disappeared in this highly dysfunctional family.

  • Does the NYC Verdict Make You More or Less Likely to Vote For Trump in 2024?

    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

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