6/11 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6David Reed is PA’s brightest star, his colleagues celebrate Rep. Shuster’s water reform bill and we ask if the Sandusky scandal will have any effect on Gov. Corbett’s bid for re-election.

Reader Poll: Reed is PA’s Brightest Rising Star: Our readers believe the State Rep. has the most brilliant future ahead of him.

Casey and Rothfus Praise Signing of WRRDA: Sen. Bob Casey and Rep. Keith Rothfus touted the benefits of Rep. Shuster’s Water Resources Reform and Development Act after the President signed the bill into law today.

Reader Poll: Will the Sandusky Scandal Have Any Effect on Your Vote?: We ask our readers what the effect of this episode will be on Gov. Corbett’s re-election chances.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Liquor ‘sweet spot’ tough to find
Capitolwire: Proposal to increase gun crime penalties on its way to PA Senate
StateImpactPA: Budget talks heating up severance tax debate in Harrisburg
StateImpactPA: EPA asks for more time to review Cove Point LNG terminal
StateImpactPA: Judge will wait on decision over Corbett’s forest drilling plan
PA Independent: Proposal to thin legislature growing complicated in state Senate
State House Sound Bites: Medical Marijuana could get Senate panel vote soon
State House Sound Bites: Plan to reduce Penn State board goes to full Senate
PLSReporter: Budget vehicle to be reported from House committee Wednesday, floor debate set for third week of June.
PLSReporter: Pension reform fails to be considered during Tuesday’s House floor session

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Judge orders Mondesire to share financial documents of his Next Generation CDC
Commonwealth Confidential: Bill boosting penalties for sex offenses by coaches poised to become law
Heard in the Hall: Activists to Nutter: Enforce minimum wage now
PhillyClout: Council urged to hold hearings on PGW sale
PhillyClout: Airport workers hit City Hall asking, ‘where’s our extra pay?’
PhillyClout: Tuesday’s DN: Kenney pot bill clears committee
WHYY Newsworks: Medical marijuana could get Pa. Senate panel vote soon

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Amity supervisors call for annual inspections of rental properties
Phillyburbs: Bristol council wants to discuss land swap before legal action
Phillyburbs: Bucks lawmaker wants study on poverty’s “cliff”
Montgomery Media: Horsham VA clinic flagged for further review after national audit
Bucks Local News: Governor Tom Corbett joins educational leaders, students in Bucks County to advocate ‘Ready to Succeed’ scholarship program
Bucks Local News: Bucks County Congressman unveils major bipartisan regulatory reform proposal
Daily Local News: County emergency services chief Ed Atkins dies

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh mayor introduces city’s new public safety director
Tribune Review: Controller Wagner expresses concern over Allegheny County finanacial future
Post-Gazette: Corbett to meet Highmark, UPMC directors
Business Times: 18 states where Obamacare’s “employee choice” for small businesses won’t be happening soon
Business Times: Now you have three extra months to tell the EPA what you think of its proposed water rules

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Crescent man indicted on child porn charges
Observer-Reporter: Pa. House expected to debate ‘hybrid’ pension plan
Observer-Reporter: Ex-FBI agent to be introduced as Pgh public safety head
Altoona Mirror: Van Zandt scores highly on report
Tribune Democrat: Pennsylvania prisons put under a hiring freeze

NEPA
The Times Tribune: Man charged with bringing gun into federal courthouse
The Times Tribune: Scranton seeks state OK to use workers’ comp fund as loan collateral
Citizen’s Voice: PPL announces merger
Standard Speaker: Plains VA facility one of shortest waits in country

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: Open house at Annville-Cleona draws residents concerned over natural gas pipeline proposal
York Daily Record: State Sen. Scott Wagner releases ad in support of ‘paycheck protection’ legislation
Harrisburg Patriot News: Republican lawmakers back court clerk seeking a stay of gay marriages
Harrisburg Patriot News: Different kind of money problem limits pension reform debate in Pennsylvania
Harrisburg Patriot News: Measure to make police stations safe haven for unwanted infants moves forward in Senate
Harrisburg Patriot News: Minuteman charges state attorney general with carrying out vendetta with charges
Harrisburg Patriot News: State House resolution urges Gov. Corbett  to appeal court order dismantling ban on gay marriage; pastors group supports
AP: Corbett hints he’ll hold up budget over pensions
York Dispatch: North York formally hires new manager
York Dispatch: DePasquale says he’ll audit Pa. universities
The Sentinel: Lebanon VA Medical Center flagged by feds
The Sentinel: Medical marijuana backer takes shot at opponents
The Sentinel: Mechanicsburg board approves revised student expression policy

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Veterans Affairs wait time audit numbers reflect well on northeastern Pennsylvania facility
Express Times: Saucon Valley School Board hires new superintendent
Morning Call: VA audit finds Wilkes-Barre center in the clear
Morning Call: Pennsylvania drops bid for inheritance tax from same-sex widow
Morning Call: Easton Area School Board member resigns
Morning Call: Natural gas money flowing to Corbett
Reading Eagle: Reading adopts more restrained approach for property inspections
Reading Eagle: DA, detective and additions specialist talk to Berks County community leaders about heroin

North by Northwest
AP: Christie: Corbett deserves support, despite polls
AP: Corbett says he read Sandusky investigation report
Erie Times-News: Rendell urges Marcellus gas tax to pay for early education

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Lesson learned? Positive steps in Wilkinsburg may improve schools
Delco Daily Times: Support the Ready to Succeed program
Phillyburbs: All in the family
York Dispatch: EDITORIAL: How to lose a debate
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Why Garden Spot principal’s Matt Sangar’s plagiarism is a big deal

Blogs
Liberty City Press: Lost in Translation
PA Budget and Policy Center: Pittsburgh again on the forefront of labor innovation to build the next middle class
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Lower Nazareth To Discuss a New Police Department on Wednesday
Commonwealth Foundation: My Obamacare Agony
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup June 10: Six arrested, hundreds protest Corbett, Christie during Phila. stop

June 11th, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 7 Comments

7 thoughts on “6/11 Morning Buzz”

  1. PAINDY1 says:

    Breaking news: Acting Governor Brabender appears on Chris Matthews Hardball-Explains Cantor Trainwreck to Democrats and other MSNBC viewers-Our Dark Prince Brabender looks beyond 2014 PA Governor’s race to 2016 Presidential Primary GOP Primary: Must see TV if you are a PAGOP or Corbett donor! I do find it ironic that Acting Governor Brabender was chosen to explain an election train wreck! He’s driving the train on one now in Harrisburg. After seeing Hardball tonight, 2014 is really like the Berlin Bunker in 1945!! How does a true believing Nazi get to Argentina or to put in contemporary 2014, how the hell does a Corbett operative get back to the Beltway? Please see tonight’s interview with Acting Governor Brabender on Chris Matthew’s Hardball!! Become Enlightened!! If you are entrepeneurial open a placement service for the Corbett/Brabender team. I predict Acting Governor Brabender will be quite ok!

  2. PAINDY1 says:

    Dear Dr. Adalja: It is ashame that the Tom Corbett’s political marriage partner UPMC’s World Class Jeff Romoff has forced you to write this piece in defense of the fairy tale that Romoff is the only guy on this planet that can successfully run UPMC. Obviously, you haven’t studied US News And World Reports Rankings of UPCI: #25. Regarding your comments about jet planes, UPMC does not need to own 2 jets. The board should exercise proper governance over this obnoxious bully who thinks he owns a Governor because the Bakers told him that he did, and wants to spend as little time in the Steel City as he can get away with. Pennsylvania is not World Class in Romoff’s eyes. He and his wife, and his highly-paid daughter, Ms. Kaul should join the Jet Set sooner rather than later. http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2014/06/08/In-defense-of-Jeffrey-Romoff.html

  3. PAINDY1 says:

    Dear Guest: Sorry! Presumably, I’m bothering someone, who doesn’t like what I’m saying. This is has been the third time that I have seen Brabender drive his candidate DOA straight to the morgue. I don’t know why anyone would contribute to a campaign that is managed by the Great Dark Prince Brabender. Should I be happy about the fact that Corbett advisors are manipulating these UPMC-Highmark talks for personal gain at the expense of the ratepayers and citizens of Western PA, and that these talks are rigged to give UPMC a further stranglehold over those seeking medical care in Pittsburgh?

  4. Guest says:

    @paindy
    For the love of God brother!!! Stop scrolling your doing my head in. SECURITY STAT!!!

  5. PAINDY1 says:

    Dear Legislators: You are very courageous or very stupid for taking on the World Class Bullies at UPMC. How dare you be for Patient Care? You should be passing proclamations thanking Jeff Romoff for making his World Class Cancer Center UPCI, #25 in the nation. If you are really serious about Patient Care in Western PA, you would do 4 things: 1. Call for the Resignation of Romoff; 2. Call for the Resignation of Gromis-Baker. 3. Ask for a Claw-back on the Doug Romoff UPMC advertising contract. 4. Demand better governance on the UPMC board.
    http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2014/06/11/lt-div-class-libPageBodyLinebreak-style-webkit-user-select-none-gt-UPMC-Highmark-must-come-to-terms-lt-br-gt-lt-div-gt.html

  6. PAINDY1 says:

    Dear Sue, Scotty and Jay of the Paterno State College Family: Do you offer your morning prayers to Saint Thomas Corbett for his most holy intercessions? Corbett leakers have canonized Thomas Corbett. http://youtu.be/Fnt-P38ykc4

  7. PAINDY1 says:

    UPMC-Highmark Peace talks: Both boards are leaking like sieves. Jeff Romoff, you need a WORLD CLASS plumber. I hear that Tom Corbett is pushing for a settlement now to save UPMC’s behind. Everyone hears the Wolfpack coming. Tom Corbett/Acting Governor Bradender Administration: Would you please disclose how much in fees Baby Brian Nutt has made in fees from UPMC or Highmark to support his most expensive overhead in Harrisburg and take some burden off the Corbett campaign? Has Ms. Gromis-Baker flown on the UPMC jet or been a guest on Romoff’s yacht, while fulfilling her duties as a most loyal spouse (yes there is a Baker Chinese Wall dividing state business and nuptial business)? Mr. Corbett, I sure hope you save Jeff Romoff, he’s the only guy who could ever run healthcare in Pittsburgh. His Cancer Center is #25. http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/06/11/Corbett-sits-down-with-UPMC-Highmark.html

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