6/1 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Voter turnout numbers for last month’s primary, a Sunbury paper has to apologize for a letter threatening the President and we take a look at the Sunday morning talk shows. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

5/29 Ups & Downs: Polls, promotions and primaries. See who made this week’s list!

Voter Turnout Was 19% in Last Week’s Primary: The Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth released the official statistics of the May 19th primary election.

Sunbury Paper Apologizes for Opinion Piece Calling for Execution of the President: A letter to the editor was published which advocated for President Obama’s execution.

Sunday Show Preview: May 31, 2015: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Tax Calculator: Comparing the House Republicans’ tax plan with Wolf’s
State House Sound Bites: PA Counties, including lebanon, compete for addiction treatment grants
PA independent: Opinions vary on state takeover of PA’s failing schools
Capitolwire: POINT OF ORDER: Doing something isn’t always better than doing nothing
Capitolwire: Pre-K benefits inconclusive, expert says
Capitolwire: Senate GOP wants in on lawsuit against Wolf

Philadelphia
Philly.com: Williams reflects on his mayoral defeat
The Big Tent: O’Malley’s presidential sound check
WHYY Newsworks: Philly council considers tougher standard for anonymous ad campaigns
WHYY Newsworks: Former mayors have advice for Philly’s likely new leader
KYW: Republicans: Senate Unable To Reach Compromise On Patriot Act
Philadelphia Business Journal: Penn Health makes big land grab in Radnor

SEPA
The Mercury: Who wins? No plan to end PA property taxes
The Mercury: 911 fee to close PA funding gap
Delco Daily Times: Upper Darby school board whittles down tax increase
Montgomery News: Tracking Gov. Tom Wolf’s goals
Bucks Local News: Wolf chief of staff says governor ‘more than flexible’ on sales tax expansion plan; the numbers have to add up

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Conference in Pittsburgh to highlight technology for improving traffic, safety
Tribune Review: Pa. prosecutors quick to put ‘revenge porn’ law to work
Tribune Review: Former Pittsburgh police chief released from prison
Tribune Review: Butler County Election Board ruling favors Grey over O’Neill for general election ballot
Tribune Review: Write-in opens up mayoral race in Greensburg
Post-Gazette: Judge rules UPMC must accept Highmark Medicare Advantage members
Pittsburgh Business Times: UPMC to appeal court’s decision that it must see Highmark Medicare members
WESA: Pittsburgh to Host League of Women Voters PA Convention
WESA: Rep. Costa Supports Bill to Waive Background Check Fee for Emergency Services Personnel
WTAE: Senate prepares to wrap up review of Wolf’s nominations

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Moon board OKs preliminary budget; losing ‘One Moon’ candidates say they’re not done
Observer-Reporter: Increasing drug use leading more women to crime
Observer-Reporter: Write in votes tallied for the Greene County primary election
Altoona Mirror: City pensions protected by law
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Authority ‘eyes’ crime problem with cameras, lighting
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: System allows 911 centers to fill in for each other in case of emergency

NEPA
The Times Leader: Hazleton could see tax hike because of immigration law
The Times Leader: Open carry advocate claims malicious prosecution in civil rights action
Times-Tribune: Scranton mayor hired brother of campaign donor for new position
Citizens Voice: Analysts, history point to Republican losses in Wilkes-Barre mayor, council races
Pocono Record: Pocono Township’s proposed sign rules engender pushback
Pocono Record: Women’s rights activist speaks in Delaware Water Gap

South Central
Patriot-News: Harrisburg Councilwoman Sandra Reid released from Georgia jail
Patriot-News: AG’s Office turns down Sandusky sexual abuse complaint due to statute of limitations
Patriot-News: No recount needed for Pa. primary election results

Lehigh Valley
Capitol Ideas: Fore! Sen. Pat Browne is on the mend
Reading Eagle: Issue of organ donation is a personal one for Sen. Bob Casey
Reading Eagle: Hot topic in Harrisburg: How long until a budget is passed?

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie school leaders optimistic about Wolf budget
Erie Times-News: Senate meets with key Patriot Act provisions on the ropes
Centre Daily Times: Jeb Bush says he’ll make presidential announcement in ‘near future’
Centre Daily Times: Protests underscore Baltimore baggage as O’Malley launches presidential bid
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Write-in candidates move on to next ballot

Opinion
Patriot-News: Joe Sestak could be a great U.S. Senator – but he has to prove he’d be great for Pa.: Tony May
Patriot-News: Here’s why the 2016 race is Pat Toomey’s to lose: Charlie Gerow
York Dispatch: Sen. Jay Costa: Campaign finance law needed to thwart outside money influence
Lancaster Intelligencer: Inmates’ concerns deserve attention
Lebanon Daily News: Minorities are seeing unemployment equality
Lebanon Daily News: Spend money on pre-K; save on prisons
Reading Eagle: Private groups may admit or reject anyone they want
Express Times: LOL, Pennsylvania’s texting law is a joke
Erie Times-News: Our view: Erie jobs in jeopardy without Ex-Im Bank
Centre Daily Times: Their View: It’s time to end the NSA dragnet
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Judge should eliminate political cover for Clinton on e-mail release
Tribune Review: The EPA Clean Water Rule: Not so popular
Post-Gazette: Rick Santorum runs from ‘home,’ 11 more run for county council, Sen. Matt Smith is out of the running
Post-Gazette: Pay now or later: Investing in pre-K can head off costlier problems
Beaver County Times: No place for secrecy in election process
Observer-Reporter: Matt Smith, we hardly knew ye
The Times Leader: Lt. Gov. Mike Stack: Preserve pensions of Pennsylvania’s public workers
PA Independent: Erie shows economic development doesn’t always need government help

Blogs
Pocono Record: See reason on PA death penalty
Citified: The Brief: Anthony Williams a No-Show at Dem (Dis)Unity Breakfast
Citified: City council to school district go away already
Citizens’ Call: Portner mulls running as a Republican, saying ‘I’m not going anywhere”
Keystone State Education: PA Ed. Policy roundup: 1 in 5 school children living under poverty line
Keystone Crossroads: PA cyber charters not happy with Wolf’s proposed steep cuts

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