6/9 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kane’s Sandusky report leaks out, Philly bids for the 2016 Democratic convention and Corbett and Christie tour Pittsburgh together. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Report: Corbett Cleared by Kane in Sandusky Case: A new report suggests that Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s investigation of the Sandusky case clears Governor Corbett of wrongdoing or political maneuvers.

6/6 Ups & Downs: A plethora of polls were released, the Philly mayoral race started to take shape and some sobering reader numbers for aspiring female politicians. See who made the list.

Corbett Hits the Campaign Trail with Gov. Chris Christie: Governor Corbett visited Primanti Brothers in the Strip District of Pittsburgh Friday with Governor Chris Christie.

Philadelphia Bids to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention: The City of Brotherly Love is one of six possible sites for the 2016 Democratic nominating convention.

Quinnipiac Poll Finds Support for Fracking, But Not in State Parks and Forests: 58% of Pennsylvanians are in favor of drilling in the Marcellus Shale. Yet 57% are against fracking in state parks.

PPP: Good News for Hillary Clinton, Phillie Phanatic: Public Policy Polling surveyed the state on the 2016 presidential election and a few other topics.

PA-Gov Round-Up: The Fighting Really Starts: We take a look at the events of the last week in the state’s gubernatorial race.

PA-6: Paul Ryan Attends NRCC Fundraiser with Costello: U.S. Representative Paul Ryan made an unannounced appearance at an NRCC fundraiser that included PA-6 congressional candidate Ryan Costello.

PA-8: Strouse and Trivedi Make DCCC “Red to Blue” List [Updated]: The Democratic candidate was given a spot on the tally of the DCCC’s top priorities.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Wine privatization vote planned Monday, state budget ‘vehicle’ introduced
Capitolwire: Lawyers plan to depose NCAA, Penn State officials
StateImpactPA: Court rules federal regulators must consider cumulative impacts of pipeline project
StateImpactPA: Attorney General files criminal charges against Marcellus Shale waste hauler
PLSReporter: House committee to consider natural gas leaseholder bills Monday
PLSReporter: Bill to end statewide judicial elections scheduled for Tuesday committee vote
PA Independent: Corbett endorses Tobash pension plan, but savings could be iffy
PA Independent: Seniority rule may be done for in PA schools
PA Independent: ‘Paycheck protection’ the $100 questions for the legislature

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Natural gas industry money pouring into Pa. governor’s race, mostly to Corbett
Inquirer: Doris Kearns Goodwin recalls Lewis Katz’s last day
AP: Derailed train cars dangle over Pennsylvania river
Inquirer: Six cities, including Philadelphia, compete for Democratic convention
PhillyClout: Tom Wolf calls closed City Council meeting concerns “nonsense”
Inquirer: Pa. voters back fracking, but not in state parks
WHHY Newsworks: Councilman wants to take a chance on 50-50 drawing for Philly schools

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Facts about SERS
Phillyburbs: Sharing D-Day memories in Bristol
Delco Daily Times: David Landau retains seat as county Democratic party chairman
Bucks Local News: Governor Tom Corbett joins educational leaders, students in Bucks County to advocate ‘Ready to Succeed’ scholarship program
Bucks Local News: Bucks County Congressman unveils major bipartisan regulatory reform proposal
AP: Pipeline firm led Pennsylvania list of fines paid

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: N.J. Governor makes Corbett ‘top priority’
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh drops bid to host Democratic National Convention
Tribune Review: Corbett’s use of outside legal counsel tops $100 million
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Change in sex offender laws leads to appeals
Pittsburgh Business Times: Consol’s Bailey, BMX Mines built for changing coal industry
KDKA: Auditor General concerned about underfunded state pensions

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Pipeline firm lead Pa. in list of fines paid
Observer-Reporter: Youngstown State plans layoffs to reduce budget
Altoona Mirror: US job market recovers losses yet appears weaker
Altoona Mirror: Under attack, coal maintains its political muscle
Tribune-Democrat: School reform urged
Tribune-Democrat: CTC absolved of wrongdoing after federal investigation ends

NEPA
The Times Leader: Poll: Pennsylvanians favor drilling, not in parks
The Times Leader: State senator backs off Hitler-unions comparison
Times-Tribune: Details from Sandusky case begin emerging
Times-Tribune: Service for Pennsylvania soldier draws hundreds
Citizens Voice: Bills would cut judiciary, lieutenant governor
Standard Speaker: ‘Kevin’s Law’ added to Senate-passed bill

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Garden Spot principal defends speech on school website
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Pipeline foes concerned about safety – and other issues too
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: The state of preschool: rising costs, flat funding
The Sentinel: 4th Cumberland County union on way? Court-related employees seek membership
Lebanon Daily News: COPE program offers participants a taste of poverty
Harrisburg Patriot News: Principal’s civil rights lawsuit against West Shore School District officials ending quietly

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Pools drain municipal budget but are buoyed by popular demand
Express Times: Bethlehem environmental council looking to permit more solar panels
Morning Call: More accusations of VA mismanagement
Morning Call: Judge Edward Smith inducted to federal bench
Reading Eagle: Corbett merely a flight fan for a few fun hours at World War II weekend
AP: Weak tax collections will test Corbett tax pledge

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette:Rally seeks the return of hoops to city park
Onward State: Kane’s Report Finds That Corbett Did Not Delay Sandusky Investigation For Political Purposes
AP: Milton-based firm charged in drilling waste disposal case

Opinion
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Reporting in peril: Prosecuting journalists threatens democracy
Beaver County Times: FirstEnergy skips political debate, moves forward on emissions
Pottstown Mercury: Current Pa. school funding formula isn’t working
Phillyburbs: Pension Pinch
PLSReporter: Pennsylvania’s citizens deserve a transparency advocate
Lebanon Daily News: From the Corner: ‘Free’ enterprise is something we’ve never seen
Morning Call: Will Pennsylvania take it to the limit: 70 mph?
Reading Eagle: Michele Singletary: Private collections no way to collect taxes

Blogs
2 Political Junkies: Colin McNickel Of the Tribune-Review: Science Denier
2 Political Junkies: Ten Commandments Update – Connellsville Edition
Keystone Politics: #PAGov: Tom Corbett’s fecal touch: Climate edition
Commonwealth Foundation: CF, Teachers, & Taxpayers Speak Up for Paycheck Protection
Commonwealth Foundation: Union leaders lie to lawmakers
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Northampton County To Help Buy a Golf Course

June 9th, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 3 Comments

3 thoughts on “6/9 Morning Buzz”

  1. PAINDY1 says:

    And of course the story worth investigation is the UPMC-Highmark wars story!!! Don’t give Saint Corbett and his team from the Republican consulting class who sell out their Holy Boss and forget the taxpayers of Pa’s interests a Mulligan, even if they will leak the Sandusky-Corbett report to you. Getting that report is not worth selling out the interests of our Western Pennsylvanian citizens!!

  2. PAINDY1 says:

    I think I have struck a nerve constantly reminding people how the Corbett necrophilia team has used this controversy to enrich themselves. It is REAL! It is in seemingly! It is most politically unattractive when a white Knight like Corbett surrounds himself with vampires! Press who wear big boy pants: if you want to get a Pulitzer putting PATIENTS FIRST-this story is the worst kept secret in The Steel City and the Harrisburg Swamp!!

  3. PAINDY1 says:

    After hearing about but not seeing the Corbett-Sandusky report-being just a lowly PA taxpayer, I canonize Tom Corbett, the patron saint of sex abuse victims and lost DAs! Tom Corbett for your first miracle find Ray Gricar! Saint Corbett, I hope you can lead The Dark Prince, Acting Governor Brabender to our Lord!

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