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6/5 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6More good polling news for Wolf, Corbett picks up a union endorsement and Fitzpatrick scores support from the Gabby Giffords SuperPAC. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Quinnipiac Poll: Wolf 53% Corbett 33%: A third poll this week shows the Governor trailing by at least 20 points.

Governor Corbett Endorsed by Boilermakers: The Boilermakers Local 154 have lent their support to Gov. Tom Corbett.

PA-8: Giffords SuperPAC Supporting Fitzpatrick: The Congressman is one of only two Republicans to receive support from the group.

PA-10: Independent Troiano Releases Campaign Web Ad (VIDEO): Nick Troiano seeks to be on the ballot this November and challenge GOP incumbent Tom Marino.

PA-3: LaVallee Wins Backing of Primary Opponent: Dan LaVallee receives the endorsement of his former primary opponent, veteran Matt Ryan.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Medicaid expansion clears committee, hits wall
State House Sound Bites: House GOP leader leaves door open to defer pension payments
PA Independent: Lawmakers want state cops to test IDs at state liquor stores
PA Independent: Full-court press for ‘paycheck protection’ coming to Capitol
PLSReporter: Capitol All-Stars Game preparation gets underway with “bat-grab” and player draft
PLSReporter: BUDGET UPDATE: Bill could be introduced Monday, iGaming might be on the outs, June 30 still a realistic goal
Capitolwire: Gov. Corbett issues flag order to honor fallen Schuylkill County soldier.
Capitolwire: Rep. Gene DiGirolamo bill to expand Medicaid passes Committee.
Capitolwire: Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research, Inc.: PA GOP at crossroads.
Capitolwire: Gov. Corbett issues statement of support for Tobash pension reform amendment.
Capitolwire: PA Senate passes legislation to further protect children

Philadelphia
Commonwealth Confidential: Bill to recognize state firearm draws fire from Phila lawmakers
Heard in the Hall: New generation of Philadelphia firefighters to take the lead
Philly.com: Pa soldier dies in Afghanistan
WHYY Newsworks: Interest in Medicaid expansion revives in Pa., then quickly hits wall
Axis Philly: Answers emerge about a quiet exit
Philadelphia Weekly: GOProud dissolves amid tough climate for gay conservatives
KYW Newsradio: Special education teacher accused of having sex with student

SEPA
Daily Local News: Bank robber admits to 2 more county heists
Pottstown Mercury: Now application “inconsistencies” vex Obamacare
Pottstown Mercury: Bergdahl’s hometown cancels celebration amid furor
Delco Daily Times: Pa. pension crisis: Paying out more, taking in less
Delco Daily Times: Taliban video shows handover of U.S. soldier Bergdahl
Bucks Local News: Neshaminy looking to save millions in energy costs through renovating existing school buildings

Pittsburgh
City Paper: “Community schools” advocates say schools can stay open … by opening their doors
Pittsburgh Business Times: Natural gas industry discusses how to best portray fracking
Post-Gazette: Trombetta claims government used illegal evidence in PA Cyber Charter School charges
Post-Gazette: Medicaid expansion bill clears key House committee
Post-Gazette: Pa. Senate panel considers online gambling
Early Returns: Workers rally on minimum wage
Tribune Review: Buyouts to cost Pittsburgh about $4.6M
Tribune Review: Veteran’s family to receive $227,500 in Legionnaires’ settlement

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Unions throw support to Wolf
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Report: Hospitals healthy for local economy
Beaver County Times: County deputy charged with false statements in Sheriff David case
Observer-Reporter: Ag secretary encourages rural businesses to export
Observer-Reporter: Gas pipeline construction in Meadowbrook spurs fears
Altoona Mirror: Flag case heads to court
Altoona Mirror: Judge: No taxes for businesses outside of district

NEPA
Citizens Voice: LCTA officials charged
News Item: Bartos sues Shamokin
Wayne Independent: Large dump site found at camp
Standard Speaker: HPA may never have been renewed
Pocono Record: Pocono Mountain School Board defends raises for administrators
Pocono Record: Panel reviews possible merger of Pennsylvania fish, game commissions
Pocono Record: Stroudsburg Borough Council jumps into school closure fray
The Times Leader: Carroll’s amendment could make ‘Kevin’s Law’ a reality in honor of NEPA boy killed in hit-and-run

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Manor Township: Records always open to public
Harrisburg Patriot News: Michelle Malkin, Pa. GOP lawmakers take aim at automatic deduction of union dues
Harrisburg Patriot News: Sen. Joe Scarnati determined to boot elected officials out of state pension system
Harrisburg Patriot News: Swatara Township to seek loan through Dauphin County’s new infrastructure bank to repair bridge
Harrisburg Patriot News: Cumberland County commissioners explore the idea of home rule form of government
Carlisle Sentinel: Tri-County Regional Planning Commission announces new round of funding
Carlisle Sentinel: Charges dismissed again against former Carlisle public works director Keiser- Jack
York Daily Record: York, union reach compromise that will mean more firefighters on the street
York Dispatch: York City legislator wants study for female veterans
AP: Scott Wagner comments on unions, Hitler, Putin criticized

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Local immigrants demand reform during march in Allentown
Reading Eagle: Conrad Weiser school, teachers agree to new contract
Reading Eagle: Reading Mayor to nominate councilman for Reading Area Water Authority seat
Morning Call: Will Allentown arena put downtown back to work
Morning Call: Corbett and GOP lawmakers talk bare-bones ‘ budget scenario’  that  would cancel hikes in education funding
Express Times: Freeholder Rick Gardner to face election opponent in November
Express Times: Public to weigh in on $382 million in Lehigh Valley road projects

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Fighting Back: DA praises efforts of drug task force
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Commissioners OK agreement for day reporting center
Erie Times-News: Two more Pa. polls show Wolf with the lead
Centre Daily Times: Bellefonte’s do-not-disturb list goes into effect

Opinion
Daily News: Will one man’s millions tilt Pa. race?
Philadelphia Weekly: Guns do, in fact, kill people
Harrisburg Patriot News: Can Republican Pennsylvania get it right on crime?
Harrisburg Patriot News: Now is the time for Gov. Corbett to approve a shale tax to pay for Pa. schools: Tom Wolf
Harrisburg Patriot News: Budget time … and the living is hardly easy
York Daily Record: Our take: In mottoes we can’t trust to pay state bills
York Dispatch: EPA rules overdue
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Amend the law: Make discrimination illegal
Observer-Reporter: NRA at odds with NRA over open-carry foolishness
Altoona Mirror: Misleading letter shows anti-union bias

Blogs
Keystone Progress: PA’s Path to Meeting EPA Power Plant Pollution Rules

2 Responses

  1. When the Patient’s First UPMC-Highmark tom Corbett-sponsored peace talks Commission meets can the first order of business be a Clawback of Doug Romoff”s fees from UPMC to the Pittsburgh Foundation? Isn’t this just deserts for our Region when Jeff Romoff’s Cancer Center is rated #25 in the nation by US News and World Report?

  2. Who will replace Gromis-baker as Chief of Staff in the lame duck months of Tom Corbett??? Zogby? Bernstein? She will go very soon!!! Leslie’ served. uPMC’s World Class Jeff Romoff admirably!!!!

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