6/24 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag610Parrish jumps into the PA-6 race, Stack schedules the SD-37 special election and we take an early look at how PA could vote in 2016. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

BREAKING: PA-6: Parrish Enters 2016 Contest: Mike Parrish is running for the Democratic nomination in the Sixth Congressional District.

SD-37: Lt. Governor Stack Sets Special Election Date: The contest will be decided on November 3rd.

What Will PA’s Electorate Look Like in 2016?: How racial demographics will impact Pennsylvania in the next presidential election.

Politically Uncorrected: Will Pennsylvania Matter in 2016?: Many observers now believe the Keystone State’s days as a battleground state are over.

PA-6: NRCC Slams Mike Parrish’s Motives, Integrity: Parrish announced his campaign for Rep. Costello’s seat today.

Reader Poll: Do You Approve of Eugene DePasquale’s Job Performance?: We ask our readers how they feel about the Auditor General.

Reader Poll: Marcus Brown Should Be Removed: Our readers feel the Acting Police Commissioner should be kicked to the curb.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Plan would require conviction before property seizure
State House Sound Bites: Among advocates, a subtle divide over school funding
PA Independent: Another liquor privatization bill enters the fray in Pennsylvania
PA Independent: Baring it all: Pennsylvania lawmakers want a registry for strippers
StateImpact: House lawmakers revive controversial gas royalties bill
PLS Reporter: Controversial minimum royalty bill reintroduced in the House
Capitolwire: Liquor not a budget ‘lynchpin,’ House Majority Leader Reed says
Capitolwire: Republicans, Wolf don’t see eye-to-eye on basic education, yet
Capitolwire: GOP lawmaker to file discharge resolution, kicking medical cannabis bill out of House Health Committee

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Philly FBI head Edward Hanko to retire
Inquirer: Feds’ $3M grant to Penn raises questions
Inquirer: GOP: Liquor reform won’t stall Pa. budget talks
The Big Tent: Parrish launches campaign for Congress in PA-6
Heard In the Hall: Community groups cry foul over upcoming tax lien sale
Philly Clout: Charter school boss tells teachers Helen Gym ‘hates us’?
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. House OKs bill to ease rules for teacher furloughs

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Republicans advance bills on collective bargaining in Pennsylvania
Pottstown Mercury: Wolf dismisses GOP speaker’s criticism as ‘schoolyard stuff’
Delco Daily Times: Aston salutes Jim McGinn for service
Daily Local News: Coatesville City Council appoints interim fire chief and public works director

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Protesters favoring shale tax interrupt pro-industry rally in Capitol
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh river-focused nonprofits’ merger becomes official
Tribune Review: Special election will be Nov. 3 to replace former state Sen. Matt Smith
Post-Gazette: Marcellus Shale region to see wave of large pipeline projects
Post-Gazette: Drug overdoses surpass car accident deaths in Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Business Times: Martini New President of Allegheny County Bar Association
WESA: PA Budget Talks Turn Sour After Both Sides Dig In

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Permitting process far from over for Shell’s proposed cracker plant
Beaver County Times: Harmony Township police chief said Baden councilman lied during arbitration
Observer-Reporter: As budget showdown looms, corruption probe quietly ends
Altoona Mirror: Coalition rallies for education funding

NEPA
Times Leader: Luzerne County’s tax base up $34 million since last fall
Times Leader: State Rep. Aaron Kaufer announces satellite office schedule for June
Times-Tribune: Scranton double pensions never authorized by council
Standard Speaker: DA’s office requests venue change for homicide hearing

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer: New group fights for fairer forfeiture laws
Lancaster Intelligencer: Resolution on Ballentine impeachment probe passes House committee
Patriot-News: Harrisburg mayor on lawsuit over trash rates: ‘There is no merit to their case at all’
Patriot-News: ‘Liquor will not hold up this budget process,’ says House Majority Leader
Patriot-News: House passes bill ending seniority-based teacher layoffs
Patriot-News: Camp Hill mom of Marine who died by suicide vows fight for medical marijuana
Carlisle Sentinel: Building a budget: Area school districts play guessing game with state funding

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: State extends deadline for property tax/rent rebates
WFMZ: Sen. Bob Casey’s ABLE act becoming a reality
Reading Eagle: 2 charged in campaign contribution investigation
Morning Call: Lots of questions at DEP hearing on IESI landfill expansion
Morning Call: NRC steps up oversight of Susquehanna nuclear plant
Capitol Ideas: Education funding in Pennsylvania: The battle of the beer head versus the well head
Capitol Ideas: Wolf’s new PAC a budget attack tool or separate campaign effort?

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Attorney says Centre County is following rules on Right-to-Know requests
Centre Daily Times: WikiLeaks: NSA eavesdropped on the past 3 French presidents
Centre Daily Times: White supremacist cash went to more than 40 GOP candidates
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Exporting has geopolitical benefits for U.S.
Erie Times-News Campaign Blog: Sinnott attending Allentown cities conference

Opinion
Inquirer: Sen. Hughes: To fix Pa. school problems, go with what works
Inquirer: All fall down on job with school funding
Daily News: Letters: Funding follies cause trauma in Philly schools
WHYY Newsworks: Fair streets in Philadelphia require trade-offs
Reading Eagle: Measure a good step toward forcing some accountability
Centre Daily Times: Their View: Minorities to suffer under proposed EPA emissions standards
Erie Times-News: Our view: Erie Zoning Board sends wrong signal
Lebanon Daily News: Dent bill targets duplication of federal programs, services
Patriot-News: Education funding commission’s report is a fair chance for Pa. kids
Tribune Review: Merit selection: Less political?
Altoona Mirror: Obama gesture too costly
Times Leader: AG Kathleen Kane in Trap of her own Making

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: A new plan to make Pittsburgh more welcoming to immigrants
Commonwealth Foundation: 30,000 jobs at risk
Commonwealth Foundation: Devil in the Details for New Funding Formula
LuLac Political Letter: Agnes Flood 43 years on
Pennsylvania Progressive: The business of Wall Street

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