7/10 Morning Buzz

Harrisburg Capitol stepsPA is set to be the next battleground in the gay marriage fight, and we unveil our latest reader poll. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

ACLU Challenges PA Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Pennsylvania is set to become the next battleground in the legal struggle over same-sex marriage.

Immigration Reform Supporters to Court 5 PA Republicans: According to a memo published by the Washington Post, immigration reform are looking at five Pa. Congressmen whose voting records – or significant Latino populations – make them likely to support a bill.

Reader Poll: Which PA Republican is Most Vulnerable to a Primary? Republican map-drawers did a good job of securing Pennsylvania’s GOP members of Congress against challenges from the left. But who is most vulnerable to a primary challenge from the right?

Reader Poll: Same Sex Marriage in PA by 2018: PoliticsPA readers believe that same sex marriages will be legalized in the Keystone State within five years.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Rep. Dave Reed raises profile with tax cuts, vote-counting
Capitolwire: Speaker Smith gets caught playing legislative tricks for second year in a row
Capitolwire: Nearly $300 million at stake if House does not soon pass fiscal code, Zogby warns
Capitolwire: Gov. Corbett announces new website to aid Pennsylvania jobseekers
StateImpact PA: Philadelphia May Be Marketed as Natural Gas Export Hub
StateImpact PA: FirstEnergy Corp Shuttering Two Western PA Coal Plans
StateImpact PA: Corbett Signs Controversial Bill Giving Drillers Power to Pool Leases
Newsworks: U.S. Senate committee moves to defund Philadelphia’s Energy Efficient Buildings Hub
PA Independent: Commentary: Corbett strikes out on PA budget
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: ACLU files suit against state’s gay marriage ban
State House Sound Bites: ACLU files suit over PA’s gay marriage ban
State House Sound Bites: Law saves boar hunts, knocks back state agency
AP: ACLU files challenge to Pa. law banning gay marriage
AP: Tuition rising 3 percent at Pa. state universities
AP: Long-delayed hearing set for Spanier, Schultz, Curley

Philadelphia
AP: Philly abortion doc in court again for drug plea
AP: House committees to probe fatal Philly collapse
Inquirer: Suit for Pa. gay marriage to be filed
Inquirer: Hillary Clinton speaks at Bryn Mawr College
Inquirer: Phila. officer held for trial in shooting incident
Inquirer: Fumo family rift exposed in court
PhillyDeals: How is Mayor Nutter’s Philly “A Model for the Nation”?

SEPA
AP: Tuition rising 3 percent at West Chester, Cheyney, state schools
Pottstown Mercury: Chesco couple among those challenging Pa. same-sex marriage ban
Pottstown Mercury: Boyertown council rejects school district’s land expansion waiver request
Delco Daily Times: County names planning department director

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh City Council fetes outgoing member
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh sewer authority considers staying under private management
Tribune-Review: FirstEnergy closing two W. Pa. coal-fired plants
Post-Gazette: Burgess introduces bill for referendum on Pittsburgh police residency
WTAE: North Huntingdon residents want township to take responsibility for flooding problems
WTAE: Hercules Inc. fined $2M for PA Superfund release

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Rejected radioactive waste remains in Greene
Altoona Mirror: County laying off up to five

NEPA
Times-Tribune: DEP sacks Jefferson Twp. sewer plan
Times-Tribune: Interactive Map: Structurally Deficient Bridges in NEPA
Times-Tribune: Newton Twp. man awaits vote for Internet-based gun sales business
News Item: Clausi confronts Shamokin council over health care benefits
News Item: Northumberland County notes major savings from renegotiated lease
Standard Speaker: Report: Number of families helped in Schuylkill fell
Standard Speaker: Schuylkill gets 2nd block grant shot

South Central
Patriot News: York congressmen ‘will reserve judgement’ on possible early troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
Patriot News: Harrisburg government officials split on spending oversight
Patriot News: Pennsylvania faculty union leader worries about cuts at state-owned universities
Patriot News: Casey remains focused on Afghan elections as Obama mulls early troop withdrawal
Patriot News: Former Penn State president Graham Spanier, senior aides, get hearing date
Patriot News: Gay, lesbian couples file lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania marriage law
Patriot News: Furloughs begin for full-time National Guard members at Fort Indiantown Gap
Patriot News: Wormleysburg Borough Council to meet tonight
Patriot News: Couples in Pennsylvania same-sex lawsuit seek equality for themselves, their children
Patriot News: Lower Paxton Township supervisors to review Friendship Center appraisal
Patriot News: Schwartz: Obama right to re-evaluate U.S. presence in Afghanistan
Patriot News: Lehigh congressman urges military input before early Afghanistan withdrawal
The Sentinel: Tuition increases approve for state universities
The Sentinel: Lawsuit accuses Carlisle business school of false claims
The Sentinel: Dickinson Township reviews road repairs, maintenance
Roxbury News: ACLU Holds Press Conference Announcing Lawsuit on Behalf of Same-Sex Couples
Lancaster Online: College students face 3% tuition hike
Lancaster Online: West Donegal approves zoning amendment supporting agritourism

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: $285 million Allentown waterfront project clears first hurdle toward approval
Reading Eagle: Reading fire chief surprises mayor with immediate resignation

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Tim Curley, Gary Schultz, Graham Spanier to have day in court July 29
Centre Daily Times: Commissioners hear presentation on foster care need
Onward State: Feds May Cut Penn State’s Navy Pet Project
Onward State: Corbett Won’t Appeal, NCAA Lawsuit is Dead
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Rep. Everett: Pension reform still looms

Opinions
John Hanger, The Guardian: If you care about the environment, you should welcome natural gas fracking
Pottstown Mercury: Pa. school funding is game of guesswork
Delco Daily Times: Friendly Fire: Corbett, GOP fail Pennsylvania
Times-Tribune: NEPA part of Pennsylvania Local delegation needs to better press region’s case
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Surveillance cameras almost ready for primetime in city
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: Congress drops out on college lending crisis
Patriot News: Lawmakers’ failure to pass a key piece of budget legislation is an embarrassment
Patriot News: How would you handle Harrisburg’s abandoned buildings?
Patriot News: Defending unconstitutional GOP policies wastes taxpayer money

Blogs
Keystone Politics: How Does Corbett Turn 24% Into 51%?
Keystone Politics: 59% of PA Food Stamp Recipients Are Non-Hispanic Whites
Keystone Politics: Larry Stiles tells Keith Rothfus to go furlough himself
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Jim Gregory Gets a Birthday Card … From Judge Zito
PA Budget and Policy Center: Budget Analysis: Pa. Legislature Passes $28.376 Billion Plan
PA Budget and Policy Center: Tax Code Analysis: Small Steps Toward Reform But Special Tax Breaks Remain

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