6/10 Morning Buzz

Harrisburg Capitol stepsWe take a long look at state party endorsements in Pa. Plus we have the latest poll results for Gov and Prez. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

In Primary Endorsements, PAGOP Reigns Supreme: The past 20 years of state committee endorsements by both parties shows that Republican party carries twice as much weight in primaries as Democrats do.

Quinnipiac Poll: Hillary Has Wide PA Lead: Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton has solid numbers in Pa. She leads all Republican challengers, including former Senator Rick Santorum.

Quinnipiac Poll: Corbett Approval Still Low, Trails Dems: Tom Corbett continues to be his own worst enemy according to the latest survey from Quinnipiac. Thanks to low approval ratings, he trails challengers with paltry name ID. Schwartz leads the primary.

6/7 Ups & Downs: Can you remember the last time a big poll came out and it earned the Governor an Up arrow? Neither can we. Here’s who won the week, and who lost.

Politically Uncorrected: Death, Taxes and Penn State: Ultimately, the Penn State scandal, in all of its guises, is about us; our most cherished hopes, our deepest fears and our highest values. We care about it because it threatens those hopes, triggers those fears and attacks those values. That’s why it won’t go away soon or quietly.

Gas Industry Bullish on PA Jobs Estimate: The group, Keystone Energy Forum, will host a “Pennsylvania Natural Gas Summit” on June 14th to argue natural gas provides the state an opportunity to create new jobs.

Reader Poll: Which 2016 GOP Contender has the Best Shot in PA? Which of the currently talked-about hopefuls do you think would stand the best chance in the Keystone State?

Reader Poll: Don’t Back Jack for Guv: PoliticsPA readers, by a wide margin, don’t think former Auditor General Jack Wagner ought to run for Governor.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Voters say Corbett does not deserve re-election, 52-32, in new Quinnipiac Poll
Capitolwire: Federal judge tosses out Corbett’s NCAA antitrust lawsuit
StateImpactPA: One-fifth of FracFocus reports in Colo., Pa. were late in 2012
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: Per diem kings and queens for April 2013
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: Poll finds two Dems trump Corbett in gubernatorial race
PA Independent: Week in Review: Liquor, transportation put state Senate in the spotlight
PA Independent: PA treasurer denies website payments while admin continues contract
AP: Pa. school reports armed guards working well

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer: Developer’s grand plan for Market Street crashes down
Philadelphia Inquirer: Now playing (again): Film tax credits
Philadelphia Inquirer: Phila. Traffic Court closer to oblivion
Philadelphia Inquirer: State Supreme Court declines to intervene in union, Phila., contract dispute
Philadelphia Inquirer: Schwartz gets assist from only female Dem governor
Philly Clout: Judge grants request for experts to examine collapsed building site
Philly Clout: After collapse, Nutter announces new regulations for demolition contractors
Philly Daily News: Council committee OKs property tax rate
Philadelphia Daily News: Council considers raising vacancy tax to fund more L&I inspectors
WHYY: 10 years later, battle continues over pay for workers in Philly
WHYY: Layoff notices going to thousands of Phila. school workers
WHYY: Pa. workers, employers have until Aug. 31 to return unemployment overpayments
WHYY: In wake of Philadelphia building collapse, permit ‘expediters’ are questioned
Philadelphia Weekly: How will the Supreme Court’s ruling on DNA collection impact justice in PA?
Philadelphia Weekly: Pennsylvania liquor bill not a certainty

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: State audit slams Chester Upland, says it’s failing to educate students
Montgomery Media: Norristown Area School Board approves proposed final budget that includes tax increase
Bucks Local News: Council Rock School Board approves 2013-14 final budget, $55 tax hike
Bucks Local News: Pennsbury administrators pare projected deficit from $1.1 million to $440,000; board to take final vote June 14

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Public housing in short supply in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
Early Returns: Schwartz up in Q poll
City Paper: Gov. Corbett Fights For Funding To Fix Structurally-Deficient Bridges
WTAE: Brownsville Council requests federal investigation into police department

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Curley, Schultz appeals rejected
Altoona Mirror: Sheetz stays involved in liquor law reform
Observer-Reporter: DA by Day, DJ by night
Observer-Reporter: Luppino wraps up first month as police chief
Observer-Reporter: Redevelopment authority applies for housing grant
Tribune-Democrat: Too many tools? Economic-development groups starting to overlap

South Central
The Sentinel: Sen. McIlhinney says liquor privatization doesn’t add up
The Sentinel: Officials say values need to change for crime to decrease in Harrisburg
Daily Record: Lost Lincoln document found at central Pa. college
York Dispatch: Newberry Twp. candidates will draw lots Monday to determine a winner
York Dispatch: Newberry Township zoning battle begins
York Dispatch: Schreiber dives in with 3 panels, first legislation
Lancaster Online: Malpractice suits on the rise in county
Lancaster Online: State won’t clean up debris piled at Engleside
Lancaster Online: Census shows county is still growing
Roxbury News: Pennsylvania Capitol Police names Joseph “Joe” M. Jacob as new Superintendent
Roxbury News: Harrisburg’s Health Officer Resigns
Roxbury News: Senator John Eichelberger. A question of perjury?

NEPA
Times-Tribune: N. Pocono teachers contract vote rescheduled
Times-Tribune: Gas drilling stays in limbo in large slice of NEPA
Times-Tribune: Scranton budget picture looks better, but maybe not
Citizens Voice: County reassessment back on table
Citizens Voice: School finds ideal expansion site in Kingston

Lehigh Valley
Express-Times: David Gallant certified winner in Warren County sheriff’s primary race; challenger wants recount
Express-Times: Are schools ready for a storm? Board member wants to review evacuation plan
WFMZ: Allentown mayor trying to change city’s image
WFMZ: Gregory to run write-in campaign for Bethlehem Mayor
Reading Eagle: Suspended gas pipeline a threat to environment, report says
Morning Call: State drags feet on Medicaid expansion seen as key to Obamacare
Morning Call: Pennsylvania politics as usual
Morning Call: Toomey eyed as possible swing vote on immigration overhaul
Morning Call: Should Pennsylvania hold open primaries?

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News Campaign ’13 Blog: Dahlkemper, Fatica discuss Corbett education record today

Opinions
Salena Zito, Real Clear Politics: Scandals Erode Politically Fatigued Public’s Trust
Tribune-Democrat: A local presence in Harrisburg?
Times-Tribune: Senate panel opens door to predators
Patriot News: State Senate panel should pass on payday lending

Blogs
Jon Geeting: John Callahan Needs to Regionalize Local Government Website Design
Keystone Politics: PA Might Get Dedicated Bike and Pedestrian Funding for the First Time
Jon Geeting: Lisa Boscola Votes Against Transpo Funding Bill Because $320M Highway Widening Boondoggle Might Not Be In It
Jon Geeting: I Never Imagined Bob Donchez Would Turn Out to Be the Best Candidate in the Bethlehem Mayor Race…
Speaking Freely (ACLU-PA): Red Lion School Area District chooses the low road

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