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6/1 Morning Buzz

The political whirlwind that was Sarah Palin’s bus tour through PA is over. Is she running for Pres? We’re guessing not. Is this relevant? We leave that to you. PoliticsPA presents a wrap-up of Palin coverage across the state:

Sarah Palin news
Early Returns: Next on Palin Itinerary
Pennsylvania Ave.: Palin Playing Hard To Get, In Pa. Today
Morning Call: Palin brood swings through Philly
Post-Gazette: Palin Tour Bus Makes Stop In Gettysburg
PhillyNow: Sarah Palin’s Bus Tour Makes An Exit For Pa.
Politico: Sarah Palin Calls To Eliminate Energy Subsidies
Politico: Sarah Palin Mobbed On Day 3 Of Bus Tour
NY Daily News: Sarah Palin, Donald Trump split a pepperoni pizza
Washington Post: N.H. voters meet Bachmann, talk about Palin
NY Times: The caucus: Palin talks to media for 3 minutes
AP, via The Patriot-News: Palin bus tour rolls into Gettysburg
AP, via The Patriot-News: Palin’s secretive bus tour stops in Philadelphia
York Daily Record: Palin makes stops in Dillsburg, Gettysburg

PoliticsPA Reports

Inquirer: Some Montco GOP Donors Have Opened Their Pockets – To Democrats
In bellwether Montgomery County, whose topsy-turvy recent politics belie its once resolute Republican leanings, a few more traditional political fault lines have already been crossed, Jeremy Roebuck reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Memorial Day edition.

Statewide
Delaware County Times: Sen. Leach: Public Education In Jeopardy
Early Returns: Corbett Staff: Edit & Delete Calendars
Post-Gazette: ‘No-Texting” Legislation Facing Political Roadblocks
Post-Gazette: Pa. Jobless Benefits Hinge On Rules Action
PA Independent: New Push In Harrisburg For Smaller Legislature
AP: Gov. Corbett Lawyers Target Open-Records ‘Uncertainty’
WHYY Newsworks: State Rep. Cherelle Parker To Appear At DUI Hearing
PhillyNow: State Rep. John Taylor On “Nuisance Bar” Legislation
AP via York Daily Record: Pennsylvania budget battle laying 2012 campaign groundwork

Philly and Suburbs
Inquirer: Jesse Jackson Rallies For Workers in Philadelphia
Inquirer: A First: Suspension Over Minority Contracts
The Intelligencer: Fitzpatrick, Dent to vote against raising the debt ceiling
Daily News: Micozze Town Hall to address mall proposal
Montgomery Media: Honoring the fallen on Memorial Day
Courier Times: Obama honors Manion, his best friend
Montgomery Media: Souderton Area School Board president defends teacher early retirement incentives
Montgomery Media: Centennial School District approves proposed final budget

Pittsburgh
Early Returns: Altmire Voting No on GOP Debt Bill
Early Returns: Daily Santorum: Fully Caffeinated
Post Gazette: Mitt Romney Betting ‘12 Campaign on Economy This Time Around
KDKA: Keith Rothfus Talks About Economy and Jason Altmire
KDKA: Parking Authority to Raise Meter Rates Due to City Council
Tribune-Review: Health Care for Officials Plays Role in North Versailles Election
Tribune-Review: Housing Prices in Pittsburgh Region Buck National Trend
Tribune-Review: Political Parties Begin Chase for Dollars, Then Votes
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh Councilman Burgess Wants Independent Audit of City’s Pensions
Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Parking authority approves higher rates

Southwest
Altoona Mirror:  Authority reiterates request for freeze
WJAC:  Alcohol Amnesty Legislation Gets Mixed Reaction in Happy Valley
Observer-Reporter:  Courthouse phones kaput
Observer-Reporter:  S. Strabane hearing on amendment to gas ordinance continued
Beaver County Times: State Lawmakers Debate Mandatory Trash Collection

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Accounting error adds to Southern Lehigh’s budget gap
Reading Eagle: Proposed Act 1 changes have school districts worried
Associated Press: PA judge charged with misbehaving on bench faces conduct hearing

NEPA
The Daily Review: Rep. Pickett and Iraq war vet speak in Towanda
The Daily Review: Driver safety issue is spring perennial
Times Leader: Claim on Ciavarella pension withdrawn
Times Leader: Barletta bill cracks down on ‘sanctuary cities’
Times Leader: Barletta, Marino vote against raising the debt ceiling
Citizens Voice: Gas bills will secure public safety- Abhi

South Central
York Dispatch: Luck of the draw to decide outcome of three tie votes in York County
Patriot-News: Pennsylvania prison inmates return from Michigan

Opinions
Dave Davies, WHYY Newsworks: Palin Makes Paparazzi Of Us
The Big Tent: Palin’s Irrelevant Summer Vacation
Bucks Local News: Op-ed: Leaugue of Women Voters against additional voting identification requirements
Baer Growls: Unions Bite Back
Daily Times: Op-ed: A special time as Live from the Newsroom discusses school budgets
Times Tribune Editorial: Gas drilling safety rules should be law
Morning Call: Obama jabs Republicans over immigration plans
Morning Call: Disappointed in choices Sen. Bob Mensch makes
Tribune Review: Gingrich’s Medicare Flameout
The Daily Review: Camera ban: Rep. Barletta says policy protects his constituents

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