6/16 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6We talk to Stack about the battle between McGinty and Burn, guilt by association takes over the Governors race and last week’s Ups & Downs. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Stack Rallies Bucks Dems, Steers Clear of Leadership Fight: The Lt. Governor nominee said he hopes for and expects party unity ahead of the Democratic state committee meeting.

6/13 Ups & Downs: Tom Corbett is cleared of wrongdoing, Katie McGinty gets Wolf’s endorsement as party chair and David Reed wins the most important poll of all, ours. See who made the list.

PA-Gov Round-Up: The Season of Guilt by Association: We take a look at the events of the last week in the state’s gubernatorial race.

Statewide
Politico: As factories die, income gap grows
State House Sound Bites: Senate mulls plan to boost affordable housing
State House Sound Bites: The Shale tax beat goes on to help fund education in Pa.
PA Independent: Budget season collides with campaign season
StateImpactPA: DEP increases gas well permit fees
The PLS Reporter: Your second week of June budget recap

Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: Mayor Nutter Creates Task Force to Study Mandatory Paid Sick Leave
Inquirer: Some see Ferman showing political weakness
Inquirer: A winning ride on Pa. governor’s campaign trail: “Tom’s Jeep”
Inquirer: With city schools needing more funds, eyes turn to Harrisburg
AP: Obama intervenes in SEPTA strike: Service restored by Sunday morning
AP: No shortage of suggestions for candidate Corbett
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. set to study education funding formula — again

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Sen. Casey backs bill to repair bridges
Daily Local News: Kennett votes to preserve Chandler Mill bridge
Daily Local News: Rally urges efforts to decrease domestic and gun violence
Bucks County Courier Times: Charges for assisting in suicide rare, but not unheard of in Pa.
Bucks County Courier Times: DVRPC gets grant for solar power push
Bucks Local News: New Philadelphia region marketing campaign to showcase three Bucks County communities as ‘charming, small town’ tourist destinations
Bucks Local News: State moving forward with plans for new Delaware Canal State Park office and visitors center in New Hope

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania Senate negotiations of legislation to expand sales of beer, wine intensify
Post-Gazette: Corbett’s designation of forest as insect area questioned
Pittsburgh Business Times: Corbett awards $6.3M in federal tax credits for affordable multi-family developments in region
KDKA: Police Identify North Huntingdon Bank Robbery Suspect

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Legislators want state to investigate county offices
Beaver County Times: Corbett approves action plan for addressing Alzheimer’s, related disorders
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Leaving distress behind: Bill would hasten exit from Act 47 program

NEPA
The Times Leader: Suit against WB amended, alleges mayor directed police to investigate paramedic over satirical website
The Times Leader: Land management bureau inspections are current for oil and gas wells on Pa.’s federal lands
Times-Tribune: Pal attorney says verdict has shaken his faith in justice system
Times-Tribune: Districts fear substitute teachers shortage will grow with health care law
Citizens Voice: Hiring freeze at Pa. prisons raises concerns
Standard Speaker: Audit finds city pensions underfunded

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Investment club teachers teenagers to be financially independent, give back
Carlisle Sentinel: Food for thought: Outsourcing school lunch service growing locally
Harrisburg Patriot: Commuters relieved that Philadelphia rail workers’ strike has ended
York Dispatch: Senate bill doubles spending on Veterans’ health
Lancaster Intelligencer: Pipeline company ‘slightly safer’ than most, but recent mishaps trigger probe
Lebanon Daily News: Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review

Lehigh Valley
Pennsylvania Ave: Politics as Usual
Pennsylvania Ave: President Obama intervenes to end Philadelphia Transit strike
Pennsylvania Ave: In suburbia, a growing education in poverty
Reading Eagle: Ex-Pottstown mayor recalled as pioneer for women
Reading Eagle: A hole in the budget
WFMZ: Parade welcomes home Bucks county Marine from Afghanistan

North by Northwest
Erie Times: Of course: Wolf to attend Jeep festival
Erie Times: Cantor’s loss not likely to extend to Pa. races, analyst says
Onward State: Matt Sandusky found charity supporting survivors of child sex abuse
Williamsport Sun Gazette: 4 in 10 higher risk wells aren’t inspected by feds
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Income gap widens as American factories shut down

Opinion
Inquirer: Whipping up sales
Inquirer: Faith and Charity
Inquirer: The Pulse Beware extremists in the U.S.
Pottstown Mercury: Raise taxes on gas industry to ease burden on homeowners
Pennsylvania Ave: America must return to moral values
Lehigh Valley Live: Toomey tells the people what they want to hear
Observer-Reporter: Can someone do something about this?
Times-Tribune: State needs to raise bar to ‘average’

Blogs
Keystone Politics: Manufacturers’ Survey Shows Corbett’s Wrong About Unemployed People All Being Drug-Addled Hippies
Pittston Politics: WA settles contract, finally
Pittston Politics: It just hit me, Guariglia holding off til June 2015 to settle contract
Keystone Politics: Why Tom Wolf is About to Break PA’s “8-Year Rule”

June 16th, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “6/16 Morning Buzz”

  1. PAINDY1 says:

    Photos of the Tom Corbett’s multi-racial Grandbaby, Liam, bring out the Soccer Mom in all of us, event he most jaded Harrisburg operatives. Yes Tom Corbett May have heart? http://youtu.be/tGbfs6HZDNo

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