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6/9 Morning Buzz

The big story of the day is that Allyson Schwartz was one of the first House Democrats to call for Representative Weiner to resign. It was noteworthy not only because she was one of the first in Weiner’s party to do so but it was also an important announcement because of the leadership role Rep. Schwartz has undertaken with the DCCC.

There was a large Marcellus Shale rally at the State Capitol on Tuesday. We spoke to some of the activists and they told us what they were trying to tell legislators as well as the Governor.

We also took a look at some of the releases and speeches that have been made by the Pa. Congressional delegation on the military campaign in Libya.

PoliticsPA Reports

 

Rep. Schwartz Calls On Weiner To Resign

Politico is reporting that Rep. Allyson Schwartz has called on embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign.

 

Passion Evident At Marcellus Rally, But So Were Divisions (W/Video)

The passion uniting opponents of Marcellus shale gas drilling was on full display yesterday in the Capitol. So too were some divisions among Pennsylvania’s top environmental advocacy groups.

 

Pa. Pols Chastise Obama Over Libya

Every member of PA’s GOP delegation in D.C., along with a few notable Dems, voiced their objection to some of President Obama’s actions against Libya.

National

 

New York Times: House Democrats Step up Calls for Weiner to Quit

Politico: Rick Santorum has Paul Ryan’s back

Politico: New Urgency in Joe Biden’s budget talks

Commonwealth Confidential: Corbetts Attend State Dinner At White House

Statewide

 

Commonwealth Confidential: Mrs. Corbett Joins Senate Dems Protesting Arts Cuts

AP via Delaware County Times: Pa. Senate Approves Fine For Chatting and Texting Drivers

ABC Philadelphia: Tweet Costs Pa. Worker Her Job

WHYY Newsworks: Lawmaker Wants All Motorcycle Riders To Protect Their Heads

The Sentinel: Pa. senators clash over abortion clinic standards
The Sentinel: Pa. Senate OKs fine for chatting, texting drivers
The Sentinel: Pa. schools chief slams teacher, principal ratings

The Sentinel: Rock the Vote report says Pa. fails young voters
Centre Daily: Reduced community development funds pose problems

Pittsburgh PostGazette: House panel OKs changes to unemployment rules

WFMZ: Lawmakers May Consider Ban On Teacher Strikes In Pa.

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Protestors want ban or levy on booming gas industry

AP via Delaware County Times: Move to ban Pa. teacher strikes could move in the fall

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: State transportation funding studies continue

Philly

Heard in the Hall: Nutter Poll: Nutter More Popular Than John Street

Fox Philadelphia: City Council Approves DROP Amendments

Heard in the Hall: Mayor Nutter Pushes Soda Tax In Testy Radio Interview

Heard in the Hall: Police and Fire Spared From DROP Change?

Inquirer: Concerns Rise Over Leadership of Philly Schools

Daily News: Bill Seeks One-Time School Funding

Philly Weekly: RAGE Documentary Chronicles Fight To End SEPTA’s Gender Stickers

Philly Now: After Protests, Activism, DiCicco Amends Panhandling Bill; Called ‘Victory’ For Homeless

ABC Philadelphia: Philadelphia Approves First Master Plan Since 1960

WHYY Newsworks: Billboard Relocation Bill Still On The Table In City Council

Heard in the Hall: Bill Green: GOP Candidate For Mayor?

Fox Philadelphia: Ackerman Remarks About ‘Job For Life’

ABC Philadelphia

Philly Suburbs

 

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Bucks county Republican looks for sponsor on shale fee

The Intelligencer: Officials Urge Residents To Attend Hearings On Willow Grove Air Base

The Intelligencer: Montgomery County Sets Radio Deadline

 

Pittsburgh

 

PostGazette: Pittsburgh City council delays vote on Civic Arena for one week

PostGazette: PA senate OKs fines for distracted drivers

PostGazette: County council approves adopt-a-highway program

PostGazette: Recount confirms winner in state judge race

PostGazette: Report says PA ranks low in getting young people to vote

 

Southwest

 

Ligonier Echovia Pgh Tribune: Former DEP secretary touts Marcellus shale gas drilling

Beaver Times: Bill to end Port Authority’s monopoly heads to state Senate

Altoona Mirror: Cambria Defense Firm Wins Contracts

Daily American: Commissioners Guarantee Refinancing of Bond

Beaver County Times: Bureau of Veterans Affairs Cited For Condemned House in New Brighton

Lehigh Valley

 

Reading Eagle: Policeman dismissed in 2009 sues city in federal court
Reading Eagle: County offers possible relief to landlocked landowner

Reading Eagle: New Boyertown plan would reduce tax hike, cut clerk hours
Reading Eagle: Budget approved; tax rate increases
Reading Eagle: Vote on budget set for next week
Lehigh Valley Live: Bethlehem Area School District looks to save full-day kindergarten, other programs

The Morning Call: Bethlehem delays vote on anti-discrimination law
South Central

 

York Dispatch: Wortham up for vote next week for York City Schools chief Lancaster New Era: Lancaster County hires new solicitor

Lebanon Daily News: NL teachers, board tighten budget 

The Sentinel: Cumberland County commissioners hear nursing home renovation plans The Sentinel: South Middleton school board approves final budget, no tax increase
Chambersburg Public Opinion: Tax liens force closure of Chambersburg restaurant
York Dispatch: Council members have their say about selling York City Post Office

North by Northwest

 

The Erie Times News: Judge could order Greenfield Township campground closed, again
The Erie Times News: Merski to withdraw from two-year Erie City Council seat before election
Centre Daily: Ferguson Township pursuit of sprinkler option dissolves
The Daily Item: Mother receives late sons medals on her birthday
The Daily Item: Coalition delivers petitions to state senators
The Daily Item: DA botched cases, complaints say

NEPA

 

Go Lackawanna:Borough Proclaims Melissa Keisling Day

Go Lackawanna:Hazleton’s Immigration Case Revived

Go Lackawanna:Lackawanna County commissioner testifies in Trial of Robert Cordaro, A.J. Munchak

Go Lackawanna:Lackawanna County Commissioner Says He Tried to Halt Cordaro/Munchak Contracts

Go Lackawanna:With Both Arms Open

Pocono Record:DA Investigating East Stroudsburg School Board Candidate’s ‘Sweepstakes’

Pocono Record:Sanofi Exec Honored By United Way of Monroe County

Standard Speaker: Use of E-Verify System Growing

Standard Speaker:Filipino Government Presents City WWII Veteran With Medals After 65 Years

Times Leader:Goldsworthy Bows Out; Denisco Chosen

Times Leader:No Appeal for Ruling Nixing Cell Phone Ban

Times News: Barletta, Yudichak to Hold Gang Awareness Program

 

Opinions

Dylan Ratigan, MSNBC Commentary: Firewater and Fracking: Who Can We Trust?

John Baer, Daily News Column: Nutter Gets A Capital N-O At the Capitol

Baer Growls: Budget Blah Blah Blahs

Pocono Record Editorial: Gutting the public schools

Jim Hightower, Pocono Record:Academic freedom for sale

Daily Review:Rules for selling guns at shows need to be tightened

Reading Eagle: Sometimes being loud is necessary to promote peace (6/8/11)
Lehigh Valley Independent: Lower Macungie Enters Second Stage of the 5 Stages of Municipal Death

Lehigh Valley Independent: Phillipsburg: Doomed, Unless People Think It’s Easton Williamsport SunGazette: Dollars haven’t worked for state education Williamsport Sun-gazette: Commissioners to back county authority bonds Williamsport Sun-gazette: Council to consider contract for downtown landscaping Williamsport Sun-gazette: City district to pay $143,500 to bus union

Andrew Revkin, New York Times: Study Links Flammable Gas in Water and Nearby drilling

Chris Cillizza, Washington Post: Pressure ramps up for Anthony Weiner to resign

Pittsburgh Tribune Review Editorial: Democrats’ ‘fraud’

Pittsburgh Tribune Live: Midweek briefing..

Altoona Mirror Editorial: FDA Needs To Show Flexibility  

 

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