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5/4 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kane’s Chief of Staff faces sexual harassment charge, DiGirolamo decides to skip a run for Congress and Williams’ new commercial features his grandson. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

5/1 Ups & Downs: Commercials, endorsements and primaries. See who made this week’s list!

AG Kane’s Chief of Staff Accused of Sexual Harassment: Another scandal in the Attorney General’s office.

PA-8: DiGirolamo Passes on a Congressional Run: The GOP State Representative was considered a likely candidate.

PHL-15: Williams Features Grandson in Latest Ad (VIDEO): The State Senator and Mayoral hopeful framed his candidacy around improving his grandson’s future.

Sunday Show Preview: May 3, 2015: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: Feds Issue New Oil Train Safety Rules
StateImpactPA: Gas Industry’s Campaign Donations Rose, Report Says
PA Independent: Week in Review
State House Sound Bites: Eight Facts About the Shale Gas Industry’s Air Pollution
Capitol Wire: ‘Integrity’ Now a Trouted Trait Among Judicial Candidates
Capitol Wire: One Down, Four to Go in a Busy Year for Special Elections

Philadelphia
Inquirer: African American vote will be key mayoral primary
Inquirer: Second District race heats up
Inquirer: Candidates seek voters at Mount Airy, Rittenhouse fests
Inquirer: Clarke and Kenney to tour North Philly side by side
Inquirer: $31 million in pension bonus checks mailed out
Inquirer: Suit aims to end ban on elder-care work after felony
Inquirer: Kane knew of sex-harassment finding before promoting top aide
WHYY Newsworks: Clarke hosts, but doesn’t endorse Kenney
WHYY Newsworks: Wolf puts cabinet’s expenses online in Pa.
WHYY Newsworks: Williams gets Inquirer nod in Philly mayor’s race, amid some controversy
WHYY Newsworks: Neutral agency, Wolf again at odds over Pa. fiscal figures
Philadelphia Business Journal: Bill puts Phila. on trail toward a new prison

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Lack of permits stops work on Bristol councilman’s property
Delco Daily Times: Bethel says goodbye to ex-supervisor
Delco Daily Times: Delco superintendents discuss education funding challenges
Bucks Local News: Council Rock School Board expected to elect Chester County administrator as its next superintendent

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Fiorina to Join 2016 Presidential Fray
Tribune-Review: Progressive Groups Unsure What to Make of Hillary Clinton
Tribune-Review: Philadelphia’s Dougherty Brothers to Spotlight Differences as One Vies for Supreme Court
Tribune-Review: Schenley Plaza Rally Underscores That ‘Black Lives Matter’
Post-Gazette: Four Contend for Council Seat Representing East End
Post-Gazette: Three Open Seats on Pa. Supreme Court Make for Pivotal Races
WESA: Rothfus: No Bonuses at the VA Until the System Is Fixed

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Census: Beaver County Workers Spend an Average of 25.1 Minutes Commuting to Work
Altoona Mirror: PennDOT: Four Road Projects Coming

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Lawmakers Spent $1.8M on Travel in 2014
Citizens Voice: Slow Down in Work Zones, PennDOT Says
News Item: LIST: Local Totals for Lawmaker Travel

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Candidates Reminded Not to Campaign in County-owned Buildings
Carlisle Sentinel: South Middleton Puts Brakes on Potential Safety Inspection Agreement
Carlisle Sentinel: Drive to Depoliticize School Funds Adds Intrigue in Pa. Capitol
Carlisle Sentinel: Upper Allen Voters to Tackle Dry Status in May Primary
Carlisle Sentinel: South Middleton School Board to Vote on Budget Monday
Carlisle Sentinel: Local Economy Seeing Effect of Baltimore Unrest
York Dispatch: Rep. Scott Perry to Host Information Session on Service Academies
York Dispatch: York County Commissioner Candidates on Cost Savings
Lancaster Intelligencer: Gov. Wolf Outlines Plan for State-based ACA Marketplace
Lancaster Intelligencer: Analysis: A Look at Gov. Tom Wolf’s First 100 Days in Office

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Are Economic Realities Fueling a Switch to Cremations?
Reading Eagle: May 19 Should Be a Primary Concern for Every One of Us
Reading Eagle: Pottsgrove School District Weighs Cuts to Music, Art Programs
WFMZ: Boehner: Police Tensions a National Crisis
WFMZ: PA Sen. Pat Browne Could Face DUI Charge Following Motorcycle Crash
WFMZ: GOP Leaders: Pat Browne Stable After Motorcycle Crash
Morning Call: Arena Zone Rebuilding Allentown’s Image, Says Poll
Morning Call: Santorum on Bruce Jenner: ‘If He Says He’s a Woman, Then He’s a Woman.’

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: U.S. Rep Bill Shuster Rejects Calls for Recusal After Romance with Lobbyist
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Candidates Weigh In on Gas Drilling Impact Fee Funds
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Quarterly Look Shows City’s Tax Revenues Down
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Gas Pipeline Promoted for Economic Potential
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City Council Approves Infrastructure Contract
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Council OKs Role on Task Force with FBI
Erie Times-News: Crowded Field Vies for Erie County Judge

Opinion
Inquirer: Williams, narrowly
Daily News: Judges just wanna have fund
Lancaster Intelligencer: Don’t Be Tardy: Thank a Teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week
Reading Eagle: City Cannot Afford Special Treatment to Labor Groups
Tribune-Review: The Power of Marcellus: Real & Impressive
Tribune-Review: Threads from the Verge
Tribune-Review: All Eyes Are on Risa Vetri Ferman in Kathleen Kane Case

Blogs
Citified: Did Helen Gym Trip Up on the City’s Campaign Finance Law?
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Whitehall 19th Safest City in US, Says Safewise
Keystone Crossroads: In Case You Missed It
Commonwealth Foundation: Wolf’s Education Agenda Discourages Choice
PA Budget and Policy Center: One-Time Revenue Causes April General Fund Collections to Surge; Revenues Surplus Continues for 2014-15

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