6/24 Morning Buzz

President Obama spent the night in Pittsburgh and will be speaking at Carnegie Mellon today. PoliticsPA will be there to cover the event. Follow our Twitter feed during the speech and look for analysis after the speech.

Rep. Schwartz spoke with reporters at Third Way, a centrist think-tank in DC. She answered questions on a wide range of subjects including the 2012 election, redistricting and even the proposed state budget.

It appears as if the General Assembly will not be forced to watch fireworks over the state capitol building since they have reached a tentative deal on a budget and will vote on it early next week.

Last, but certainly not least, you won’t want to end your week without coming back to PoliticsPA.com for this week’s Up & Down.

PoliticsPA Reports

Rep. Schwartz: “Medicare Is The Reason We Will Win Pa.”
In a wide-ranging Q&A with reporters, Rep. Allyson Schwartz talked about Dems’ 2012 hopes, redistricting and the PA state budget.

AP: Tentative State Budget Deal Reach
Legislative leaders reached a “handshake agreement” and will begin the process of drafting legislative language to be passed early next week.


The Big Tent: Obama To Rake In Big $$ In Philadelphia On June 30th
Times-News Campaign Blog: Santorum For VP?
Pennsylvania Ave.: Toomey: This Is Our Moment
Pennsylvania Ave.: Casey Questions Clinton On Afghanistan and Pakistan
Politico: 2012 TV Gudie, Thursday Primetime, Santorum on Glenn Beck
Politico: Kerry Libya Resolution Will Still Move Forward, Senator Says: Casey Still Doesn’t Know How He Will Vote
Roll Call: Rep. Schwartz As Chairwoman of the DCCC Boasts 43 New Recruits
KTVZ: Walden and Schwartz Co-Sponsor Bill for In-Home Care
Real Clear Politics: RCP Interview With Sen. Pat Toomey
AP via Tribune Review:  Independent group reviewing Colorado’s fracking rules


Capitol Ideas: Gov. Corbett Signs Bath Salts Legislation Into Law
Capitol Ideas: State Rep. Joe Brennan Charged With DUI
Tribune Review: Corbett, GOP lawmakers agree on spending plan framework
Tribune Review: Contract deal struck for 45,000 Pennsylvania state workers
Post Gazette: Legislative leaders say state budget deal at hand
Carlisle Sentinel: State Senate passes resolution in support of AHEC
The Patriot News: Smokers in central Pa. expect new FDA warnings to have little impact on their habit
The Patriot News: Pennsylvania lawmaker charged with drunken driving in Bethlehem
Lancaster Era: Corbett signs law banning ‘bath salts’ in Pa.
Gettysburg Sun Gazette: Corbett seeks disaster aid for county
State Column: Sen. Bob Casey Calls for Shift in Strategy on Afghanistan
Sacramento Bee: PA Governor Would Sign Harrisburg Bankruptcy Bill
WHYY Newsworks: Natural gas industry spends millions on PA road repairs
CBS Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania lawmakers confident they’ll meet budget deadline, though deal must be struck today


PhillyClout: Mayor Nutter Vetoes DROP Legislation
CBS Philly:City council approves 3.85 percent property tax hike; Mayor vetoes DROP
CBS Philly: Governor Corbett to sign bill loosening rules for happy hour
Fox Philly:Pa. Senator: Budget “Agreement in principle”
Philly Inquirer:Council votes to sever pact with Immigration agency
Philly Inquirer: Philadelphia council passes temporary property-tax hike

Philly Suburbs

The Mercury: Bill would close loophole for repeat retail theft offenders
The Mercury: Corbett signs law banning ‘bath salts’ in Pa.
Philly Burbs: Lawmakers want changes to prevent illegal immigrants from driving
Philly.com: Brady Backs Plan for Revolutionary War Museum


Tribune Review: Pennsylvania high court: Orie can pursue double-jeopardy claim
Post Gazette: Mayor Ravenstahl’s radio chats: taking a page from FDR
Post Gazette: Wells in region part of EPA fracking study
Post Gazette: Hampton approves drilling ordinance
Post Gazette: North Allegheny budget raises taxes
Post Gazette: No tax hike for Shaler Area final budget
WKBN: Altmire Casts 4,000th Consecutive Vote


Somerset Daily American: Shanksville budget includes tax hike
Altoona Mirror: Hollidaysburg board rejects increase
Beaver County Times: Commissioners fire Sainovich as solicitor
Observer Reporter: Washington County chosen for EPA fracking study

Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley Live: Charlie Dent questions Obama’s motives for removing troops from Afghanistan
Morning Call- Pennsylvania matters in 2012 Oval Office race. Obama visits the Keystone State today, his 13th stop as president.
Morning Call- Corbett signs bath salts ban into law
Morning Call – Wage freeze, increases, in state-worker pact
Morning Call– Millionaire Toomey lags U.S. Senate
Lehigh Valley Live– Warren County Democrats choose new chairman, plan for future
Leigh Valley Live– Joe Brenner charged with drunk driving

South Central

Chambersburg Public Opinion: Chambersburg Area school board passes 2011-12 budget with 3.5 percent real estate tax hike
Chambersburg Public Opinion: U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster comments on President Obama’s plan to bring troops home from Afghanistan
The Patriot News: Gov. Tom Corbett says he would sign Harrisburg bankruptcy bill
New York Times: House Panel Fast-Tracks Bill to Divest EPA of Regulatory Power Over Water


The Times Leader: Casey, Marino, Barletta eye plan with skepticism

North by Northwest

Centre Daily Times: Political tussle develops over Marcellus jobs data
Centre Daily Times: Corman: $27.15B budget ‘framework’
Centre Daily Times: Wage freeze, increases, in Pa. state-worker pact
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Loyalsock school board adopts $18M spending plan
Williamsport Sun Gazette: City water-sewer authorities adopt budget, acknowledge its shortfall


Baer Growls: Mixed Messages on Afghanistan
Dave Davies, WHYY Newsworks Blog: If Not Superintendent Ackerman, Then Who?
George F. wills, Tribune Review: Flip-flop McCain
Tribune Review Editorial: Obama comes to CMU: Beware ‘industrial policy’
Tribune Review Editorial: Targeting Murphy
Tribune Review Editorial: The Thursday wrap
Brian O’Neill, Post Gazette: Parking meters in need of much change
Post Gazette Editorial: Trucking danger: The drilling industry must improve its vehicles
Post Gazette Editorial: Outgunned: NRA pressure on Congress hobbles ATF leadership
Post Gazette Editorial: Inconsistent policy: The U.S. is easy on Bahrain, tough on other Arabs
Ruth Marcus, The Mercury: Obama’s foolish legal approach to Libya
Daily Times Editorial: Doughnuts, pink slips and budget heat in Pa.
Eileen Joseph, Daily Times: Corbett’s solutions will lead to problems
The Patriot News: Piccola’s way: Senator’s takeover threat for Harrisburg doesn’t make sense
York Daily Record: Put teachers to the test
Lancaster Era: Tom Murse: Corbett looks to Christie; to whom should we look?
Gettysburg Sun Gazette: Poll shows how in touch Pennsylvanians are
John Modschein, Morning Call: Unlike Toomey, Casey votes for the people
John L. Micek, Capitol Ideas: Budget Deal Imminent?
Philly Now: What’s going on with the PA medical marijuana bill?


June 24th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 1 Comment

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