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The hits just keep coming for Gov. Corbett. We have the latest Quinnipiac numbers and they’re… not good. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Don’t forget to check back later for the Ups & Downs.

Quinnipiac Poll: Corbett Approval Still Low, Trails Dems: Tom Corbett continues to be his own worst enemy according to the latest survey from Quinnipiac. Thanks to low approval ratings, he trails challengers with paltry name ID. Schwartz leads the primary.

Quinnipiac Poll: Sandusky Case Still Stings Corbett: A majority of Pa. voters think Gov. Tom Corbett mishandled the investigation of Jerry Sandusky, the latest survey from Quinnipiac found.

Quinnipiac Poll: Toomey 42, Sestak 37: A 2016 rematch would favor the incumbent Republican Senator, the first poll of the race finds.

Judge Throws Out Corbett’s Antitrust NCAA Lawsuit: U.S District Judge Yvette Kane threw out a lawsuit today against the NCAA filed by Gov. Corbett, ruling that there was “no basis” in antitrust law for the case to move forward.

Low-Profile Guv Hopefuls Debate in Harrisburg: Two Guv hopefuls — former DEP Secretary John Hanger and minister Max Myers — took part in a debate last night in Harrisburg.

Union Fights Liquor Privatization With New Ads (With Video): UFCW 1776 is airing two television and radio ads to oppose GOP plans to privatize the state liquor stores. One is particularly hard-hitting.

Transportation Bill on the Road to the House: The PA Senate passed a transportation bill that allocates $2.5 billion in spending. But it could face a bumpy road in the House because it’s largely paid for by increasing a wholesale tax on gasoline.

Patriot News: State House Dems could be budget players — if they’re smart enough to recognize it
WITF: With Corbett-NCAA suit dismissed, two related suits remain
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: Pennsylvania’s school pension system gets a failing grade
State Impact: Pennsylvania’s Power Generation Continues a Shift from Coal to Natural Gas
State Impact: Confidentiality Agreements Prevent Fracking Contamination Claims From Being Made Public
Capitolwire: Voters say then-AG Corbett didn’t do enough on Sandusky investigation, new Quinnipiac poll says.
Capitolwire: Senate passes transportation bill to House.
Capitol Wire: OFF THE FLOOR: Two Democrats tout tax hikes as needed to fund education.
AP: Pa. gov. disappointed that suit vs. NCAA tossed

NewsWorks: One NCAA case dismissed, second on distribution of Pa. fine funds continues
City Paper: Could Medicaid expansion balance Pennsylvania’s budget?
CBS: Government’s Access To Cell Phone Records Leaves Privacy Advocates Fuming
CBS: Mayor Nutter Discusses Building Collapse With Eyewitness News
PhillyClout: After building collapse, Council calls for action, introduces legislation
Heard in the Hall: Long-Anticipated Tax Delinquency Bill Passes
Heard in the Hall: In Wake of Collapse, Clarke Introduces to Bill to Punish Speculators
Commonwealth Confidential: More on those televised booze wars…
Commonwealth Confidential: Sandusky scandal is lingering issue for Corbett
Inquirer: Judge dismisses Corbett’s suit against NCAA on Sandusky sanctions City treasurer’s daughter among dead

Delco Times: Sen. Pileggi looks to uncap film tax credit in push to increase movie biz here
Delco Times: Pa. Auditor General report slams Chester Upland
Delco Times: Audit: CUSD failing to educate students

Tribune Review: UPMC claims Ravenstahl challenged its tax status to create ‘soft landing’ for once he leaves office
Tribune Review: Mayor finds damage to vehicle outside City Hall
Tribune Review: Leading Republican senator calls for expansion of film tax credit
Tribune Review: Melvin attorney gives 20 reasons for former state Supreme Justice’s appeal
Post-Gazette: Ex-Bodyguard for Pittsburgh Mayor Ravenstahl to meet with FBI
Early Returns: Attention for Rothfus firm, Murphy
WTAE: Pennsylvania could expand smoking ban to get rid of exemptions

Altoona Mirror: AASD board releases raise findings
Tribune Democrat: Salem’s lot: Principal leaving McCort amid scandal

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County commissioners dispute allocation of Act 13 money, again
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett reviewing appeal options in NCAA case
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pennsylvania looks to collect $600 million with new jobless benefits amnesty plan
Harrisburg Patriot News: DePasquale: NCAA court victory suit has no bearing on related related lawsuit over Penn State sanctions

Times-Tribune: Governor pitches legislative priorities in Plains
Citizens Voice: Election board chairman issues apology
Citizens Voice: County willing to pay for new Hazleton Area election

Lehigh Valley
Express-Times: Braden Airpark supporters rallying Sunday to save Northampton County’s only airport
Express-Times: Lopatcong Township council taps zoning officer to examine Brass Rail claims
Express-Times: Bethlehem police investigate school crossing guard for allegedly packing heat
WFMZ: Search over, probe on in building collapse
WFMZ: Local politicians, residents weigh in on Verizon controversy
WFMZ: Jim Gregory says he will run for Bethlehem mayor

North by Northwest
Onward State: Judge Throws Out Corbett NCAA Lawsuit
Onward State: Bad Day for Corbett, Quinnipiac Poll Shows
Erie Times-News: Sen. Casey addresses GE, union negotiations in Erie
Centre Daily Times: Poll suggests gaining support for Paterno, scorn for Gov. Corbett
Centre Daily Times: PS4RS urges governor to redouble efforts in Penn State board room
Sun Gazette: Governor tours Milton factory
Sun Gazette: Corbett: Don’t ‘rush’ to judge Minuteman
Sun Gazette: Downtown rally part of state movement to expand Medicaid
Sun Gazette: Study: Class size up
Sun Gazette: Gas company accused of discharge agrees to pay fine, expresses regret
Sun Gazette: Cable TV franchise agreement workshop for municipalities set
Sun Gazette: Cable TV franchise agreement workshop for municipalities set

Harrisburg Patriot News: Education ‘reform’ shortchanges the physical activity kids need: PennLive letter
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: County’s only roads are in parks
Express-Times: EDITORIAL: Predatory payday loan bill deserves a slow death in Pennsylvania Senate
Daily Local: Death, taxes and Penn State

Commonwealth Foundation: Senate Transportation Proposal Rolls On
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: NorCo Council: Wallace Concedes to O’Donnell
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Fleck Rules Out Seat on Allentown City Council
Above Average Jane: SEPTA Schedule for U.S. Open
Keystone Politics: Planned Parenthood on PA’s De Facto Ban on Private Insurance Coverage of Abortion
Keystone Politics: PA Transportation Funding Bill is OK, But Transportation Politics Needs a Paradigm Shift
Keystone Politics: PA AG Kathleen Kane (D) Opposes Legalizing Marijuana for Same Bogus Reason as Gov. Corbett (R)

  • Reader Poll: Should President Joe Biden Step Aside?

    • Yes. He should step aside because of his age, declining ability to do the job. (45%)
    • No. He should not step aside. (39%)
    • Yes. He should step aside because he can't beat Donald Trump. (15%)

    Total Voters: 231

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