5/6 Morning Buzz

pa flagHanger endorses Wolf, McGinty releases a new ad and we compile the newspaper endorsements for the governor’s race. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

PA-Gov: Dems Urge McCord To Take Down Wolf Attack Ad: A trio of Democratic leaders from PA ask McCord to stop running the Robertson-Wolf ad.

PA-Gov: NBC First Read Rates Corbett #1 Most Vulnerable Gov: Joining a coterie of other news organizations, NBC First Reads puts Corbett at their top of their vulnerability list.

PA-Gov: McGinty Releases “Problem Solver” Ad: The ad comes at an opportune time as other Democratic candidates fight over their respective ad campaigns.

PA-Gov: Hanger Endorses Wolf: The former Democratic candidate announces he is supporting Tom Wolf for Governor.

PA-Gov: Newspaper Endorsements: PoliticsPA keeps a running tab of newspaper endorsements in the state governor and lieutenant governor races.

PA-8: Naughton Releases First Ad (VIDEO): The Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania’s 8th district unveiled her first campaign ad today.

HD-36: Candidates Spar on Transportation Bill: Citing different evidence, Harry Readshaw and Erin Molchany further battled over the issue of the transportation bill.

Legislative Elections Update:

HD-12: The Republican challenger to well-known conservative state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe of Cranberry said he’ll wage a write-in campaign now that the state Supreme Court has ordered his name be removed from the May 20 primary ballot.

HD-90: The Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition (PTCC), a statewide grassroots education finance reform alliance, today announced its endorsement of Rita Daywalt for Pennsylvania Legislative District 90 in the May 20 primary election. She’s running for the open seat vacated by Rep. Todd Rock’s retirement.

HD-163: Jamie Santora, the Republican candidate for State Representative in the 163rd Legislative District, has earned the endorsement of the Delaware County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 27, an organization representing approximately 1,000 law enforcement personnel and members in Delaware County. He faces Democrat Vince Rongione in the open seat left by Rep. Micozzie’s retirement.

Statewide
PA Independent: PA lawmakers get stern warnings from three major credit rating agencies
StateImpactPA: Meet the candidates: Rob McCord
Capitolwire: Hanger, critic of money in politics, endorses self-funder Wolf
Capitolwire: Charter schools say special education funding formula will ‘put them out of business
Capitolwire: Increased well permit fees coming to unconventional drillers

Philadelphia
The Big Tent: In Democratic mudfest, McGinty stays positive
PhillyClout: Nutter to sign executive order extending minimum wage to city subcontractors
Heard in the Hall: Nutter to sign minimum wage executive order
Commonwealth Confidential: Witnesses announced for Kane impeachment hearing
Inquirer: School district leaders push Council on funding for schools
Inquirer: Democrats take high road in Pa. Eighth Congressional District primary
Philly.com: 2014 governor’s race a flashback to 2006
Sunlight Foundation: Suit filed to force TV stations to ID political advertisers
WHYY Newsworks: Rallying against Keystone XL pipeline, demonstrators court Casey vote in vain
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. medical marijuana proposal won’t go to lawmakers until fall
WHYY Newsworks: Move to reduce pot penalty in Philly gains support

SEPA
Courier Times: Aqua Pennsylvania projects announced
Delco Daily Times: County giving Folcroft final notice to pay for bridge work
Delco Daily Times: Delco creates board to review revitalization
Bucks Local News: Council Rock preliminary budget includes nearly 1 percent tax hike

Pittsburgh
Business Journal: What Buffett said about Heinz at the Berkshire Hathaway meeting
Business Journal: UPMC rolling out new cost accounting system
Post-Gazette: URA, state officials go to court to oppose sale of August Wilson Center
Post-Gazette: Bankruptcy judge approves sale of rat-infested recycling site in Hazelwood
Tribune-Review: IUP student charged in $115,000 marijuana arrest
Tribune-Review: North Allegheny student named Presidential Scholar
UrbanMediaToday: Peduto Announces Expansion of High-Tech Traffic Systems Into Bloomfield

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Juniata College building named after loved employee
Altoona Mirror: Event to focus on dealing with depression
Beaver County Times: Horsehead officially shuts down
Beaver County Times: Flaw found on reactor head welding at BVNPS
Beaver County Times: With no health registry, state doesn’t know the impact of fracking on health
Beaver County Times: Preservation plan to protect Moon’s historic resources

NEPA
Times Leader: DEP assures Boback troubled Wyoming County gas plant is under close watch
Times Leader: The Youth Advisory Committee of The Luzerne Foundation awards grants to local nonprofits
Times Leader: Report: Pre-K investment pays for itself
Times-Tribune: Budget nightmare looming for Corbett, legislators
Times-Tribune: Education cuts roil state House races

South Central
Patriot News: After the week that wasn’t, Senate will try again on liquor privatization. Maybe.
Patriot News: Pa. considering limit on controversial painkiller some call “heroin in a capsule”
Patriot News: Local governments continue to pray after Supreme Court ruling changes nothing
Patriot News: Pennsylvania Obamacare enrollment tops 300,000, including big slice of coveted young people
Patriot News: McGinty distinguishes herself by staying positive
York Daily Record: State Senate candidates Scott Wagner and Zachary Hearn to debate on May 14
York Dispatch: York County veterans rally for services in York City
York Dispatch: PAC money coming to York County primary races
Lancaster Intelligencer: Replay: 5 things we learned about about the Democratic candidates in the 98th District
Lancaster Intelligencer: Keystone Trails Association to rally, raise concerns over shale development

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: PennDOT giving transit merger a big push
Reading Eagle: Research group, Reading power plant operator at odds over clean energy decision
WFMZ: Sands says it’s not selling Bethlehem casino
Express Times: Lehigh Valley school districts granted exceptions from tax-hike caps
Morning Call: Supreme Court bumps state house candidate Michael Beyer off the ballot
Morning Call: Bill would help parents of disabled children save for the future
Morning Call: Relatively few Latinos sign up for Obamacare

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: Lawmakers weigh in on Corbett’s position
Sun Gazette: Legislative Tally
Sun Gazette: Woman starts nonprofit to improve communities
Centre Daily Times: Boalsburg Cemetery damage estimated to exceed $100,000

Opinion
Patriot News: A tale of two building collapses in Harrisburg
Lancaster Intelligencer: Food stamp wages
Capitolwire: The two Toms – Corbett and Wolf – two peas of the same pod on pensions?
Daily News: Tom Wolf vs. the politics of personal destruction
Post-Gazette: Open and shut: Pa. should keep its advocate on public records
Altoona Mirror: Pennsylvania should eliminate its per diems

Blogs
Citizens’ Call: ‘Free to Be’ Concert at Glenside Elementary Ready to Shake Up Painful Stereotypes
Media Trackers: Pennsylvania Leaders Squabble Over Stalking Bill
Keystone Politics: First Debate of PA-12 Democratic Primary Set for May 12th
Keystone Politics: Easton Introducing Trolley Service Because “We Can’t Invent Parking”
Keystone Politics: WSJ: GOP Poised to Gain Ground in More State Legislatures, Except Pennsylvania
Bals Blog: Is the divide too great
PA Budget and Policy Center: April Revenues and Corporate Taxes Plummet Below 2012-13 Levels
2 Political Junkies: So How Misleading IS Governor Corbett’s Ad? Lots.
2 Political Junkies: If it were 200+ white girls…
North Pittsburgh Politics: Rep. Readshaw vs. Rep. Molchany = overall GOP win

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