6/12 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6A new congressional possibility emerges in PA-6, Wolf doubles down on his critique of the Arneson decision and Casey requests funds for the 2016 DNC. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

EXCLUSIVE: PA-6: Denham Seriously Contemplating Congressional Run: The West Whiteland Township Supervisor is gearing up for a shot at the Democratic nomination.

PA-Gov: Wolf Spokesman Denounces Arneson Decision: The Governor’s office criticized the reinstatement of Erik Arneson and promised to appeal.

PA-Sen: Casey Requests Funding for 2016 DNC/RNC Convention Security: Sen. Casey was joined by Senator Brown from Ohio in the appeal for additional cash.

Statewide
PA Independent: Outside mailers show political side of Pennsylvania budget time
PA Independent: Ousted PA open-records chief calls reinstatement victory for independence
StateImpactPA: Pennsylvania case studies mirror EPA’s national fracking report
StateImpactPA: Bradford County considers royalties lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy
PLSReporter: Star power added to medical marijuana saga
Capitolwire: ‘Fear-mongering’ letter threatens vocational agencies with loss of funding; letter ‘not authorized’ says Wolf admin.
Capitolwire: ‘Obvious interference’ from Wolf administration prompts emergency court filings

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: If Export-Import Bank dies, SBA can finance small exporters, Vitter says
Philadelphia Business Journal: Why can’t the TSA be more like this federal agency when dealing with travelers?
Philadelphia Business Journal: Nutter heading to Rome for final pope preparations
KYW Newsradio: Phila. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey Takes the Stage at TEDx
KYW Newsradio: Advocates Demonstrate Locally for Better Education Funding Across Pennsylvania
WHYY Newsworks: Under new directive, Pa. Dept. of Health dismissed 92 percent of Philly nursing home complaints
WHYY Newsworks: Protesters call for closing immigrant family detention center in Berks
WHYY Newsworks: August elections set to fill four seats in Pa. Legislature
Inquirer: Budget cold war continues between Wolf, GOP
Inquirer: For Obama trade deal, usual alliances don’t apply

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Berks commissioners: County owed millions in 911 fees
Pottstown Mercury: Pa. Senate panel votes to delay Keystone Exams
Bucks County Courier Times: Gov. Wolf talks gas tax at Central Bucks East High School
Daily Local News: Where is Pennsylvania’s very own Silicon Valley?

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Attorney calls for Plum school district to furnish documents about investigation into sexual misconduct
Post-Gazette: Apple to occupy 52,000-square-foot office in Strip District’s new Three Crossings complex
Post-Gazette: Advocates urge state to move slowly on changing long-term care services
Tribune-Review: 911 surcharge increase in Allegheny County could ease funding shortfall
WESA: Uniformed Rangers Join County And City Park Patrol
WESA: Gridlock And Grudges: Toxic Relationships In Pennsylvania Cities

Southwest
Beaver County Times: CCBC offers free semester for unemployed workers
Altoona Mirror: C-K budget includes tax hike
Tribune-Democrat: Price jumps for heroin overdose drug; police still waiting for naloxone
Tribune-Democrat: Area police ‘developing policy’ for heroin antidote; EMS teams have used naloxone for years

NEPA
Times-Leader: WB Area School Board votes to build new school at site of Coughlin High School
Citizen’s Voice: WB Area votes to consolidate schools
Citizen’s Voice: DA’s office won’t lead investigation into Kane’s nominating petition signatures
Standard Speaker: City trash talk consumes council
Standard Speaker: Luzerne County Council considers $1.6M computer, software upgrade

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Two county lawyers chair bar association committee
Patriot News: Veterans share war knowledge in history-rich round tables
Patriot News: State auditor general finds “serious deficiencies” at York Charter School
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Manheim Township School Board to replace Wood tonight
York Daily Record: Helen Thackston Charter School lacked accountability, oversight, auditor says

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Northampton Area School District passes budget with real estate tax increase
Morning Call: Saucon Valley school directors speak out against strip-search policy
Morning Call: $224 million in natural gas fees distributed
WFMZ: Lehigh Co. Commissioners ponder Good Shepherd takeover of Cedarbrook
WFMZ: Saucon Valley SD: Final contract proposals are $4 million apart
Express Times: Easton Area could roll out redistricting plan this fall

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Appeal denied in Centre County huffing murder conviction
Williamsport Sun Gazette: County, municipalities to receive $12 million in gas impact fees
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Rupture of gas pipeline investigated
Erie Times-News: Former AG secretary returns home to Crawford County farm

Opinion
Reading Eagle: Most veterans want peaceful solution
Carlisle Sentinel: Ban antibiotics in animal agriculture
Centre Daily Times: Rep. Thompson absent GOP rival
Post-Gazette: Life cycle: Pittsburgh stands to benefit from more bike lanes
Post-Gazette: It’s a burning issue in Allegheny County
Tribune-Review: The bird flu: En garde, Pennsylvania
Inquirer: Losing battle
Heard in the Hall: Seven PACs fined by Ethics Board for late filing
The Big Tent: Hillraising in Philadelphia June 26
Bucks County Courier Times: Out of office, in the money

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Gridlock and Grudges: toxic relationships in Pennsylvania cities
Keystone Politics: Why Don’t Pipeline Builders Have to Pay Property Taxes?
Citified: The Brief: Millennials Didn’t Vote This Year … Like At All
Citified: Should The Parking Authority Have The Power To Ticket … Everything?
Commonwealth Foundation: Affordable Care Act Brings Unaffordable Premium Hikes

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