6/10 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kelly takes on new EPA rules, Americans for Prosperity launch radio ads while Leach, Sims and Daley create a progressive PAC. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Leach Announces Creation of Progressive America PAC: The group will be lead by Leach as well as State Reps. Brian Sims and Mary Jo Daley.

AFP Releases Radio Ad For ‘Paycheck Protection’: The conservative group wants to stop the automatic collection of union dues.

Rep. Kelly Introduces Coal County Protection Act: Congressman Kelly formally submitted a bill to Congress today to deter potential job losses from the new EPA regulations.

GOP Campaign Firms Red Mavericks, Pathfinder to Merge: The two sizable Republican campaign consulting firms are joining forces.

Statewide
WGAL: Group’s rally against two proposed charter school bills
PLSReporter: As second week of June begins, budget situation remains “fluid” after meeting among GOP legislative leader, governor
PLSReporter: Support for liquor reform measure wanes as measure is pulled from Senate committee agenda
Capitolwire: Bill to reduce all three branches of government clears Senate panel, but long road ahead
Capitolwire: CHIP improvements reported out of House committee
Capitolwire: Brobson doesn’t further blur Judiciary, Legislature boundaries
State House Sound Bites: House GOP positions placeholder budget bill
State House Sound Bites: Senate GOP looks for votes on liquor amendment
State House Sound Bites: Despite concerns, full Senate to consider shrinking government

Philadelphia
Inquirer: U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear case of Pa. juveniles serving life without parole
Inquirer: City pot bill’s future unclear
Inquirer: Phila., Horsham VA centers among those flagged over wait times
WHYY Newsworks: Cooperation of city office, federal agency helps keep construction workers safer in Philly
WHYY Newsworks: 14 couples say ‘I do’ at Philadelphia’s 2014 LGBT Pride Parade
City Paper: Corbett can’t visit state’s largest city without mass protest

SEPA
The Mercury: Anne Jones, first female mayor of Pottstown, remembered as dedicated public servant
Phillyburbs: Northampton moving to formalize Veterans Advisory Committee
Delco Daily Times: State budget debate set to begin
Delco Daily Times: Newcomer Republican from Philly to challenge Rep. Brady for 1st District U.S. House seat
Bucks Local News: Construction begins this week on Veterans Square Monument in Lower Makefield
Daily Local News: Ceremonial signing of ‘Aidan’s Law’ bill today by governor

Pittsburgh
Early Returns: Regiments and history
WTAE: Few benefit from Obama’s student loan program
Tribune Review: City’s new public safety director on the job, but hiring still must get City Council’s okay
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Business Group on Health pushing health care resolution
Post-Gazette: School break poses challenge for hungry in Allegheny County

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Bulgarian professor visits Marcellus Shale region
Altoona Mirror: Audit: Long waits at 2 Pennsylvania VA centers
Altoona Mirror: Judge takes on arguments against same-sex marriage
Beaver County Times: Supreme Court won’t hear Beaver County deputies’ appeal in private security case
Beaver County Times: Grant to pay for Pittsburgh airport improvements

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Weak tax collections will test tax pledge
Wayne Independent: Department recognized by state
Pocono Record: Juvenile lifers in Pennsylvania lose bid to have US Supreme Court hear appeal
Times-Tribune: Pa. House OKs school construction payment process
Times-Tribune: Christie: Corbett deserves support, despite polls

South Central
Today’s the Day Harrisburg: Editor’s Note: To Pay Attention To in the City of Harrisburg
Roxbury News: Pa Senate Appropriations Committee Approves SB 324
Roxbury News: Justice Warren elected Chairman of Dauphin County Republican Committee
Lebanon Daily News: Federal inspectors audit Lebanon VA medical center
Lebanon Daily News: Pennsylvania House passes Rep. Mauree Gingrich’s stormwater and sinkhole bill
Lebanon Daily News: Elco approves $36M budget for 2014-15 calling for small increases in property tax
York Daily Record: York City school board looks to close $5 million deficit
Harrisburg Patriot News: Scarnati calls on Senate colleagues to ‘let the voters decide’ if their state government needs downsizing
Harrisburg Patriot News: Gas drillers can afford an extraction tax, study suggests
Harrisburg Patriot News: Bill setting higher punishment for youth coaches, program leaders committing crimes against children goes to governor’s desk
AP: Pa. house OKs school construction payment process

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Northampton schools budget raises taxes 2.47 percent
Reading Eagle: School District hires new superintendent
The Express-Times: Crowded slate seeks to fill Scott Ott’s Lehigh County Commissioner seat
The Express-Times: Northampton County judge won’t let gay marriage objector intervene in inheritance case
AP: Pennsylvania VA clinic fifth worst for mental care appointments in the nation, audit says

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: State Senate passes child sex abuse bill
Centre Daily Times: Borough Council considers buying College Heights school, leasing it to nonprofit
Centre Daily Times: State College looks to crowdfunding for some projects

Opinion
Delco Daily Times: Partisan attacks on Sen. Toomey are ‘offensive’
Phillyburbs: Knocking out hunger in Bucks County
Phillyburbs: Time to right a wrong to our veterans
Tribune Review: Dick Scaife: In a dangerous world, appeasement never succeeds
Reading Eagle: Afghan withdrawal is not perfect, but it is reasonable
The Express-Times: How many times will Obama bypass Congress?

Blogs
Keystone Politics: Read My Long-Form Profile of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto
PA Budget and Policy Center: Gas Production Booms, Drillers’ Corporate Tax Payments Plummet
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup: Youtube Video: The $200 Million/Year PA Charter School Special Ed Funding Windfall for Dummies
Bals Blog: Religious Dissent = Social Progress
Lu-Lac Political Letter: All the Way with LBJ 50 Years Later

June 10th, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 2 Comments

2 thoughts on “6/10 Morning Buzz”

  1. PAINDY1 says:

    Dear saint Corbett: please include PAGOP Chair Rob Gleason in the PATIENTS FIRST peace talks commission! Chairman Gleason is an insurance maven and a spot on this board will provide him an opportunity to network for voluntary donations to keep the lights on at the “victory center” at 111 state Street!

  2. PAINDY1 says:

    Dear Saint Corbett: Please bring peace to the UPMC-Highmark wars! Please bring the transparency that the Pittsburgh business community has demanded these peace talks. Please help the big boy press have the courage to do their job in keeping the public informed! Please keep acting Governor Brabender and Gromis-baker out of the Western PA honey pot! Jesus Mary and Joseph + saint ThomAs Corbett: forgive our Harrisburg sins!

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