6/10 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Our exclusive interview with Congressman Boyle, Gov. Wolf projects a budget shortfall and we ask whether Burn should step down as chair of the PA Dems. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

From Harrisburg to Washington: Brendan Boyle: The new Congressman talks about the transition from Harrisburg to D.C., the Iranian nuclear deal and TPP.

PA-Gov: Wolf Administration Projects $318M Shortfall In His Budget: The Governor releases his estimates but GOP legislators are leery.

Reader Poll: Should PA Dems Chair Jim Burn Step Down?: We ask our readers whether the state’s Democratic Party leader should bow out.

Reader Poll: Over Two-Thirds Disapprove of State Legislature: Our latest reader poll shows Harrisburg is not at all popular.

Politically Uncorrected: BUDGETS: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY: Few observers expect the June 30th budget deadline to be met.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Lawmakers pass ‘flawed’ Senate Bill 6 out of committee
Capitolwire: Municipal pension reform proposal advances to PA House floor
PLSReporter: Turzai, Christiana discuss latest impact fee distributions (VIDEO)
PLSReporter: Turzai on budget talks: “There’s a wide gulf on many issues”
StateImpactPA: Critics say EPA study on fracking offers little to advance public debate
StateImpactPA: Pennsylvania lawmakers seek answers on oil train safety
State House Sound Bites: Senators propose criminal immunity for child prostitutes

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: What the business community needs to do in the next election cycle
Philadelphia Business Journal: Want a new drug for low libido in women? It takes a movement
KYW Newsradio: Pa. Lawmakers Move Ahead With GOP-Backed Education Reforms
WHYY Newsworks: Hillary skewers the Republicans: ‘What kind of democracy are they afraid of?’
Inquirer: Philly elections chief sues to stop ethics probe into pay raise for his brother
Inquirer: Independents remain wild cards

SEPA
Daily Local News: Brown’s legal saga comes to an end
Bucks County Courier Times: Jesus, Bozo the Clown among write-in candidates in Montgomery County
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County jury sentences Marcel Johnson to death
Bucks County Courier Times: U.S. Senators want smarter war on Lyme disease

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh Pride boycott to continue despite Iggy Azalea’s cancellation
Tribune-Review: Mayor orders an extra $1.6M for fixing police and fire stations, other assets
Tribune-Review: Equal pay lawsuit filed by two Allegheny County court employees’ settled
Tribune-Review: ‘Trip Oliver’ to appear on ballot for Aspinwall council
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Uber says it’s adding more than 3,000 jobs per month in Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Community College of Beaver County receives $1.5M to expand high school academy program
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Exclusive: Shell working to lease former Michael Baker HQ in Beaver County
WESA: Proposals To End Municipal Pensions Start To Gain Traction
WESA: Peduto Announces Long-Term Facilities Maintenance Plan
WESA: In PA, ballot access is not equal

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: California Borough is enlarging its police station
Observer-Reporter: Waynesburg council addresses issues regarding truck traffic
Altoona Mirror: Counsel to decide legality of session
Tribune-Democrat: Veteran officer picked as Cambria Township chief

NEPA
Times-Leader: LCCC OKs budget, presidential contract extension, $30 tuition hike
Times-Leader: Tax hike restrictions limit Wilkes-Barre Area’s borrowing for high school
News Item: Teachers from other districts join Shamokin Area at rally
Standard Speaker: Directors confirm new HASD superintendent
Standard Speaker: D.A. investigating missing $309G from Kline Twp. authority

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: County approves 1.75 COLA
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County Courthouse reopens, package declared not dangerous
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle police warn of lottery scam
Patriot News: Cumberland Dems pick former IBM executive to vie for vacant House seat
Patriot News: Harrisburg council agrees to hire attorney to collect unpaid commercial trash bills
Patriot News: Senate votes to extend life of Ready to Succeed college scholarships
York Daily Record: Should 401(k)-style plans replace municipal pensions? Proposals gain traction
York Daily Record: Senate confirms transgender woman as Pennsylvania physician general
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Warwick budget calls for tax increase

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Future cops and firefighters could lose guaranteed pensions
Morning Call: East Penn might lower tax hike
Morning Call: Obama cites Northampton County woman’s experience in health care speech
Reading Eagle: Reading city council discusses parking meters, payments
Reading Eagle: Key senator says Eileen’s Law should go to Gov. Tom Wolf by year’s end
Express Times: Accuser’s relative curses at Ex-Warren County sheriff in child molestation hearing
Express Times: Saucon Valley saying no to student strip search policy

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: State College school board OKs budget, tax rebate plan
Centre Daily Times: District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller says Centre County in contempt of court
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Escalating pension, health care costs threaten education funding

Opinion
Morning Call: Gun makers don’t promote addiction to guns
Morning Call: Clinton, GOP candidates work for the wealthy
Reading Eagle: Where’s the line between free speech and intimidation
Pottstown Mercury: Library funding important as educational resource to Pa. families
Patriot News: #AdvanceTeamFail? Just four people show up for Santorum Iowa event
Patriot News: With medical marijuana bill, the House needs to stand with the sick
Delco Daily Times: We need same-day voter registration in Pa.
Tribune-Review: The marcus Brown Debacle: Gov. Wolf declares war
Tribune-Review: Operation State Racket
Altoona Mirror: Address Energy Policy
Altoona Mirror: Charter schools need to embrace transparency, too

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: Chart: Education Funding Per Student
Keystone Crossroads: GOP lawmakers endorse municipal pension changes in Pa.
Citified: Behind the Scenes With Jim Kenney’s Twitter Brain Trust
Citified: The Brief: Shane Montgomery’s Mom Presses for More Surveillance Cameras In Philly
Pennsylvania Progressive: ObamaCare Is Helping Pennsylvanians

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