5/6 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Williams goes negative on Kenney, Barletta attacks TPP and we ask who you’re supporting in the Philly Mayoral race. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PHL-15: Williams Hammers Kenney Over Past Comments in New Ad (VIDEO): Anthony Williams’ new commercial condemns a 1997 statement from Kenney.

Reader Poll: Who are You Supporting in the Philly Mayoral Race?: We ask our readers who they’re backing in the battle for City Hall.

Reader Poll: Gov. Wolf Should Call on Kane to Resign: Our readers feel the Governor should ask the AG to step down.

PA-11: Barletta Attacks TPP Trade Deal: The Congressman is opposed to the agreement because of concerns over immigration.

Rendell Endorses Domb for Philly City Council: First-time candidate Allan Domb earned the backing of the former Philly Mayor and PA Governor.

Philly Chamber of Commerce Endorses Kenyatta Johnson: The business group is supporting the incumbent in the Democratic primary for Philadelphia’s 2nd City Council seat.

PLSReporter: Video: Acting General Services Secretary Curtis Topper is Introduced During his Confirmation Hearing
PLSReporter: In Reflection With Sen. Mike Brubaker (R-Lancaster)
State House Sound Bites: PA Police Officers Killed in 2014 Remembered
Capitol Wire: Senate Panel Recommends Confirmation for Acting DGS Sec. Topper
PA Independent: PA Plugs Part of Budget Hole with Other People’s Property

Daily News: Gloves come off in ads for Council race
Inquirer: Mayoral debate takes on police-community tension
Inquirer: 4 mayors support Councilwoman Quinones Sanchez’ reelection bid
Inquirer: Phila. Bar Assn. rates judicial candidates
Inquirer: Lynne Abraham releases more of her tax returns
Inquirer: Montco school board candidate denounced for racist posts
Inquirer: Toomey: Don’t scapegoat police
Inquirer: Phila property tax revenue declines again
Inquirer: Allan Domb doubles contribution limits in at-large race
Inquirer: Nutter, Booker join Obama push to bridge “opportunity gaps”
WHYY Newsworks: Jim Kenney talks charter schools, Philly’s ‘neighborhood mentality,’ labor unions
WHYY Newsworks: Tax windfall isn’t changing Pa. deficit projection
WHYY Newsworks: Philly D.A. says civil forfeiture case is moot, requests dismissal
WHYY Newsworks: $22 million for Philly voting machines gets thumbs down
WHYY Newsworks: Williams seeking more funds for Philly DA office
WHYY Newsworks: Troop of mayors backs Quinones-Sanchez for Philly Council re-election

Montgomery Media: Election 2015: Ward 3 only contested primary race for Ambler Borough Council
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County nears vote on union contracts
Daily Local News: Rep. Corbin to host Armed Forces Day appreciation picnic

Tribune-Review: Relentless Winter Exhausted PennDOT’s Snow Removal Budget
Tribune-Review: Allegheny County Council Votes Down Restaurant Letter-Grade Proposal
Tribune-Review: Penguins Seek Minority-Owned Firm to Build Hill District Residences
Tribune-Review: Skeptics Voice Concern Over Rapid Transit Connection Between Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland
Tribune-Review: Candidates for Allegheny County Controller Say Other Person Responsible
Post-Gazette: Study Connects Emission Cuts to Reduction of Early Deaths
Post-Gazette: Expense Records Sought from Elizabeth Forward Board President’s Past Employers
WESA: Allegheny County Council Votes Down Restaurant Grading System
WESA: Tax Windfall Isn’t Changing PA Deficit Projection
WESA: Are Young Municipal Workers Bearing the Brunt of Pension Reform?
Business Times: Rex Energy Signs Gulf Coast Gas Deals
Business Times: Unions File 141 Petitions for ‘Ambush Elections’ Under New NLRB Rule

Beaver County Times: Education Tax-Credit Bill Sponsored by Christiana Clears Committee, but He’s ‘Puzzled’ by Partisan Vote
Beaver County Times: House Approves Christiana Bill to Support Low-Income Students Seeking High-Demand Careers
Beaver County Times: Riverside Board Members Offered Options for Proposed Budget
Beaver County Times: FirstEnergy Looking to Ship Coal Waste from Beaver County to Greene
Altoona Mirror: AASD Budget Calls for Adding Teachers
Altoona Mirror: Laws Aim to Keep Dogs, Humans Safe
Altoona Mirror: Spring Cove Approves $2 Million in Upgrades
Altoona Mirror: Portage Council Dissents Over Parking Lines
Tribune-Democrat: Pennsylvania House Votes to Cut Own Ranks, Trim Senate
Tribune-Democrat: Somerset County Approves Contracts for 911 Software, Regional System
Tribune-Democrat: Judge to Hear Arguments on Proposal to Reduce Size of Dale Borough Council

Times-Leader: Yatesville Borough Council Votes to Reopen Bids on Damaged Retaining Wall
Times-Leader: Wilkes-Barre Area Eyes Tax Increase
Times-Tribune: Next Landfill Zoning Hearing Scheduled
Citizens Voice: Wilkes-Barre Mayoral Candidates Talk Crime
Citizens Voice: Lawton No Longer Seeking Other Employment
Citizens Voice: Councilman Chosen as New Mayor of Swoyersville
Standard Speaker: Judge Dismisses Luzerne County Dispatching Suit

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Police: ‘Not a Gun-free Zone’ Signs Stolen in Lancaster County
Carlisle Sentinel: Pennsylvania House Votes to Cut Own Ranks, Trim Senate
Carlisle Sentinel: Mechanicsburg Bond Refinancing Yields $750,000 in Added Funds
Carlisle Sentinel: Bar Association Commission Rates County Judicial Candidates
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Penn State President Eric Barron Rejects Alumni Trustees’ Demands for Legal Fee Reimbursements
Harrisburg Patriot-News: House Once Again Backs Legislation to Shrink Legislature
Harrisburg Patriot-News: Pennsylvania Senate Votes to Tighten Penalties on Owners of Blighted Properties
York Daily Record: State Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill to Host Concealed Carry Seminar in June
York Daily Record: Obama Administration Approves First Ferry Service to Cuba

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Former White House Chef Shares Recipe for Success
WFMZ: Lehigh University Students Take on Environmental Issue Sitting Down
Reading Eagle: Officials in Berks County Cautiously Optimistic About State Legislation on 9-1-1 Funding
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania State House Votes to Shrink Itself
Reading Eagle: Hamburg School Board Approves New Contract for Teachers
Morning Call: Bethlehem Triples Parking Fines Near Saucon Park

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: State College Borough Council Discusses Future of Verizon Buidling, Redevelopment
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Board Reviews Budget Ahead of Vote Later This Month
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: DEP Hearing Addresses Proposed Gas Changes
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Texas Acts to Stop Cities From Limiting Drilling
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Trace Amount of Frack Fluid Found in Water Well
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: South Side Looks at 0.6 Mill Tax Hike, Board Told
Erie Times-News: County Council Weighs Library HVAC Upgrade

Centre Daily Times: Their View: Clinton’s Skirting of Conflict Issue Raises Questions
Inquirer: Traffic court
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Townships Reject Unrealistic Impact Fee Payment Plan
Daily Local News: Tax plan change may be disappointing,…but not so shocking
Tribune-Review: Killer Cops or Malicious Prosecutor?
Tribune-Review: Want More Political Parties? Look at Britain First
Post-Gazette: Common Pleas Court: Nominate Crawford, McGrady and McGough

Citified: Worst. Mail. Ever
Citified: Allan Domb Throws Big Bucks into Council Campaign
Citified: Don’t Be Afraid of a Municipal Bank
Citified: New Anthony Williams Ad Goes Negative on Jim Kenney
Citified: Right Now, Jim Kenney is Winning This Election
Commonwealth Foundation: 30,000 Jobs that won’t Pay
Keystone Crossroads: How Can PA Cities Prepare for their Aging Populations?
Keystone Crossroads: Pittsburgh Neighborhood Attracts Residents with Tour of Vacant Homes
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Bethlehem Township’s Pre-Election Meeting
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Repyneck Responds to Allegations
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Morganelli Endorses Judge Kevin Dougherty for PA Supreme Court
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: NorCo Controller Requests Executive to Suspend Pay Raises for Top Officials

  • Will Doug Mastriano Run For U.S. Senate?

    • No. Not Enough Support From Mainstream GOP. (91%)
    • Yes. Let Doug Be Doug. (9%)

    Total Voters: 892

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