6/9 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Burn teases resignation, Wolf gets embarrassed by the Senate and Sestak leads Toomey in the latest poll. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Chairman of the State Democratic Party Considers Stepping Down: Chairman Jim Burn contemplates resigning while Gov. Wolf thinks about a successor.

PA-Gov: Wolf Recalls Brown Nomination, Senate Votes Him Down Anyway: The Governor wanted to pull Marcus Brown’s bid for Police Commissioner but the State Senate chose to reject him.

PA-Sen: RMU Poll: Sestak 34.2 Toomey 28.5: Sestak leads Toomey for the first time, yet “undecided” voters outnumber each campaign.

PA-Sen: Toomey Votes Against Same-Sex Marriage Amendment for Vets: The legislation would’ve helped veterans in same-sex marriages acquire equal health benefits.

Brownlee Fourth to Plead Guilty in Sting Case: The Philadelphia State Representative took $2,000 in return for official acts.

PA-8: Two Republicans Set for GOP Primary in Open Contest: State Rep. Scott Petri and 2008 nominee Tom Manion are both considering a run to succeed Congressman Fitzpatrick.

Statewide
PLSReporter: House poised to vote on resolution condemning Gov. Wolf
PLSReporter: Costa reacts to Senate rejection of Marcus Brown as state police commissioner (VIDEO)
PLSReporter: Amid concerns, House committee advances changes to child protection law
State House Sound Bites: Wolf’s state police pick enters limbo land
PAIndependent: Education is key to Pittsburgh’s ongoing population problem
StateImpactPA: Report cites lack of data on fracking health issues
Capitolwire: ‘The Senate has spoken’ on Brown’s nomination defeat
Capitolwire: Brownlee admits guilt in ‘sting’; resigns from House

Philadelphia
Big Tent: DNC names 2016 convention executives
Inquirer: Pa. panel votes to soften background-check law
Philadelphia Business Journal: Pa. should consider shared parenting post-divorce legislation
KYW Newsradio: Sen. Toomey Leads Budget Hearing on Directing More Money to Crime Victims

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Pa. Senate rejects Wolf choice as top cop; Dems urge guv to renominate him
Bucks Local News: Bond refinancing to save Bucks County several million dollars
Bucks Local News: Santarsiero votes to reduce size of General Assembly, Farry urges tanning salons to comply with new law

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Write-in count changes 1 race in Westmoreland County
Tribune-Review: Allegheny County Council approves Klein as replacement for Danko
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh roots shape former Md. governor’s outlook in run for president
Tribune-Review: State Sen. Matt Smith resigning to become chamber president
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Chambers of commerce, unions to push for faster pipeline approvals
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Exclusive: Downtown’s Class A office market could reach double-digit vacancy in next three years
Post-Gazette: Plum school director resigns from board over handling of sex scandal
WESA: Bill Aims To Clarify Child Protective Services Law; Critics Worry It Would Weaken Measure
WESA: Mayor Peduto Appoints Resilience Officer As Part Of 100 Resilient Cities Designation

Southwest
Beaver County Times: New Friendship Ridge owner continues tax assessment fight
Beaver County Times: Millennials wanted as baby boomers are expected to leave crater in job market
Altoona Mirror: Bedford police officers among first in area to use body cameras
Altoona Mirror: Leaders demand asset law reform
Tribune-Democrat: Cambria County issues bench warrants for overdue PFA bills
Tribune-Democrat: Windber zoning board approves stadium renovation

NEPA
Times-Leader: Wilkes-Barre council to again consider University of Scranton refinancing project
Times-Leader: Report: PA gets a ‘D’ for school funding distribution
Standard Speaker: Eye in the sky: City looking at more cameras
Standard Speaker: New gambling bill has OTB slots option
News Item: Record dollars to be spent on road construction in ’15

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Lancaster City Alliance economic development plan looks at whole city
York Daily Record: State Rep. Kevin Schreiber bill could lower eligibility requirements for special liquor licenses
York Daily Record: Saturday protest planned at Dutch Wonderland for release of orca
Harrisburg Patriot News: Harrisburg School District officials prepare for trash-bill meeting with Papenfuse
Harrisburg Patriot News: House panel voices disapproval of Wolf’s death penalty stance
Harrisburg Patriot News: Sen. Pat Vance sides with constituent over caucus in Marcus Brown confirmation debate
Carlisle Sentinel: Local reaction to background checks bill revisions

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Pennsylvania Senate rejects state police chief nominees
Express Times: Retired Penn State president highest paid public college leader in 2014
Reading Eagle: Otto W. Voit III says he’s running for state treasurer
Morning Call: Northampton County introduces $1 million economic development program
Morning Call: Pa. House committee recommends revision to background check law
Morning Call: Philadelphia Democrat Michelle Brownlee resigns after pleading guilty
Morning Call: PA overtime costs rising

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: RMU poll: Sestak holds slight edge over Toomey
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Salaries, benefits drive budgets
Onward State: Penn State Refutes KDR Whistleblower Complaint Allegations

Opinion
Pottstown Mercury: Reform overdue for Pa. civil asset forfeiture law
Bucks County Courier Times: Longshot candidate has sensible idea
Express Times: Recreational drone use needs some regulation, too
Daily News: Council keeps failing our schools and acting like it’s no biggie
York Daily Record: Time for Judge Trebilcock to retire from the military
Harrisburg Patriot News: Our public schools are in crisis – and students are paying the price
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Police body cams: On net, a positive move
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Government authority and accountability: we must keep pushing for greater accountability
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Taking off: Uber gets a green light at Pittsburgh airport

Blogs
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Cartwright Back the Frack Pack
Keystone Crossroads: Non-native speakers feel lucky to graduate before Pa. Keystone test requirement
Keystone Politics: Philly Councilman Attends “White Women’s Lives Matter” Rally
Citified: How To Fix The Mayor’s Race
Citified: The Brief: How Jim Kenney Is Like John Belushi

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