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5/29 Morning Buzz

PA state flagA group opposed to immigration reform is on TV in PA. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Anti-Immigration Reform Ads Hit PA Airwaves (With Video): The ad, released by the conservative group NumbersUSA, argues against the Senate’s latest attempts at immigration reform.

State House Sound Bites: Senate to wrap up liquor hearings next week
State House Sound Bites: Open records push for state-related schools raises questions
PA Independent: PA offers amnesty plan for $613M in unemployment payments
PA Independent: Pa. plays keep up with the Joneses
StateImpactPA: Gas Industry Building Database Of Water Test Results, But Won’t Make It Public
Capitolwire: OFF THE FLOOR: Gov. Corbett likely headed for budget overtime
AP: Census: 6 major Pa. cities grow in population
AP: Pa. Supreme Court sets standard rules for constables

Philadelphia Exclusive: Feds to review deadly force by Philly cops Philly Latino Democrat defends Corbett
Inquirer: Gosnell in-law gets probation for testifying
The Big Tent: Conservative group defends liberal group facing legislative inquiry
WHYY Newsworks: Gosnell will plead guilty to federal drug charges
WHYY Newsworks: Liquor privatization hearings nearing an end in Pa.
WHYY Newsworks: Worried civic groups call on Philly to help out with insurance
CBS Philly: State Lawmaker Wants To Help Philadelphia School District By Tracking Down Tax Deadbeats

AP: Census: 6 major Pa. cities grow in population
AP: Deal would end long Pa. teacher contract dispute
AP: Pa. high court sets standard rules for constables
Montgomery Media: Mifflin rallies for education funding
Montgomery Media: Lower Moreland Board of Commissioners approves bid for Inverness Lane Bridge reconstruction
Montgomery Media: Springfield Township School Board approves final budget with tax increase

Post-Gazette: Investigation into Pittsburgh mayor’s office keeps evolving
Post-Gazette: Planners approve zoning for massive Hazelwood project at LTV site
Post-Gazette: More victims asked to come forward in state welfare worker case
Post-Gazette: Support for gay marriage grows, Pennsylvania poll shows
Early Returns: Why aren’t people signing up for a free 85 bucks?
Early Returns: New immigration ad up
Tribune-Review: UPMC asks judge to throw out Pittsburgh’s tax-exempt lawsuit
Tribune-Review: Study: Bad roads cost Pittsburgh motorists average of $1,400 a year
Tribune-Review: Expansion plan puts North Side neighbors at war

Beaver County Times: Cornell approves proposed spending plan with small tax increase
Altoona Mirror: Harlow expected to be named next Tyrone superintendent
Altoona Mirror: Tyrone welcomes new leader

South Central
Patriot-News: Former Carlisle Mayor Kirk Wilson takes off gloves on Facebook over departure from CBS 21
Patriot-News: Pa. Supreme Court tightens reins on state’s constables
Patriot-News: Gun-related crime is down in Harrisburg, says Mayor Linda Thompson; urges families to be proactive in fighting gun crime
Patriot-News: Cumberland County commissioners back $80M bus facility as long as county’s not paying for it
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County board moves forward with CAT partnership
York Daily Record: Congressman Scott Perry says business leaders want to slow down Obamacare

Times Leader: Welcome Back Carter
Times Leader: Pittsford acts to prevent discrimination
Times Leader: A few hugs and a historic visit
Times Leader: Ruling reinstates laid-off teachers
Times Leader: Wyoming Area budget plan has 2.3 percent tax hike
Wayne Independent: Officials hopeful of legislation
Standard Speaker: New rule in place on senior citizen farm checks
Times Tribune: Flashpoint emerges over open records bill
Times Tribune: Former president Jimmy Carter visits region

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Suburban poverty on the rise
Morning Call: Northampton County Council files suit against Stoffa over Gracedale
Morning Call: McCarthy, Croslis apply to fill Lehigh County executive vacancy
WFMZ: No vote yet on future of Braden Airpark

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: No running water for city building
Sun-Gazette: Ex-Penn State assistant wants firing decision date
Erie Times: Millcreek board approves preliminary budget that closes two schools
Erie Times: 7 Erie employees face charges in theft probe
Erie Times: Austin considers recount in Erie County Council race

PA Independent: Commentary: PA redistricting more open than ever, but more transparency needed
York Daily Record: Our take: Scouts marched halfway to equality
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Repak’s firing was justified

John Hanger: Gas Drilling Creates Winners and Losers: Duke Study Finds Drilling Hurts & Helps Property Values In PA
Citizens Call: Township to Host House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing on Water and Sewer Infrastructure Thursday Morning
Citizens Call: Cheltenham High School Makes Newsweek’s Best Schools List for 2012
Keystone Politics: Good and Bad Arguments Against Michael Nutter’s School Funding Ideas
Keystone Politics: Simple Answers to Stupid Questions
Keystone Politics: Hail Mike Stack!
Keystone Politics: Facts About State Legislators
Jon Geeting: Nobody Wants to Sell Gracedale

  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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