7/10 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6A budget update, FreshStartPA spreads its wings and CeaseFirePA takes on Governor Corbett. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Budget Update: A Recess but No Resolution: The latest in the ongoing saga of the state’s budget.

HD-161: FreshStartPA Promotes Leanne Krueger-Braneky: Tom Wolf’s recently created PAC highlighted its first State House candidate today.

PA-Gov: CeaseFirePA Attacks Gov. Corbett in Latest Ad Campaign: The gun control group takes the Governor to task for not doing enough about gun control since the Sandy Hook tragedy.

Legislative Update:

SD-26: Democratic nominee John Kane picked up the endorsement of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO. “It is a real honor to be the candidate of working families here in Delaware and Chester counties,” Kane said. “If we can commit to getting Harrisburg moving forward, we can tackle real concerns in education funding and job creation facing all Pennsylvanians.” The AFL-CIO represents 12,000 households in the 26th Senate District.

Statewide
Capitolwire: New special ed funding formula in Fiscal Code does not apply to charters.
Capitolwire: Corbett has little to show for his failed pension gambit.
StateImpactPA: Industry group promotes new ‘good neighbor’ policies for drillers
StateImpactPA: Wolf says he would ‘restore trust’ in health department drilling policies
PA Independent: All eyes on Corbett as budget stalemate drags on
PLSReporter: CAPITOL CROWD: Bob Caton, Manager of Broadcast & Social Media for House Democrats

Philadelphia
The Inquirer: Another adult cabaret approved in Philly
The Inquirer: Dems plan to raise $300k for Wolf in Phila. Thursday
Daily News: Liberian ambassador meets with Council about Gesner Street fire
WHYY Newsworks: Without cigarette tax, Philly schools chief says layoffs to begin Aug. 15
PhillyNow: Why a cigarette tax won’t save Philly schools

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Thousands without power in Montgomery, Chester counties
The Intelligence: ‘Crown Prince Emperor’ sues Bucks County
The Intelligence: Montgomery County pot dealer gets 5 years probation
Delco Daily Times: D.A.’s outreach in Chester a step in right direction
Bucks Local News: SEPTA board chairman Pat Deon receives national recognition from American Public Transportation Association
Daily Local News: West Bradford joins opposition to Sunoco PUC request

Pittsburgh
Business Journal: Business won’t quit on immigration reform, but border crisis makes job harder
WPXI: Obama presses Congress to consent on border money
Tribune Review: Republican National Committee panel wants Cleveland for 2016 convention
Tribune Review: Taxpayers on the hook for $1M more for Consol Energy Center lease
Post-Gazette: Matt Sandusky tells Oprah Winfrey about alleged abuse by Jerry Sandusky
Post-Gazette: Corbett care plan cuts aids for disabled
Early Returns: Budget decision, before deadline?

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Corbett plans Thursday announcement on Pa. budget
Observer-Reporter: Parents sue state prisons over son’s suicide
Altoona Mirror: Councilman apologizes for remarks
Altoona Mirror: Attorney asks judge to bar death penalty
Beaver County Times: Substitute English teacher for New Brighton High School charged with having sex with two students

NEPA
Times Tribune: County: reassessment could cost up to $8.4 million
Times Tribune: Business owners cool to commuter tax
Times Leader: Firms post most jobs in 7 years in May
Citizens Voice: County convention center authority calls for resignation of board member

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Pa. Senate OKs Public Welfare agency name change
Harrisburg Patriot News: Dauphin County DA: No criminal charges in confrontation between Middletown mayor and spokesperson
Harrisburg Patriot News: Chief clerk says Cumberland County government is on schedule for meeting performance goals
York Daily Record: Gubernatorial candidate Wolf visits downtown Chambersburg
York Daily Record: State law requires tanning bed facilities to be certified
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Former Lancaster mayor again raises questions about GOP leader’s relationship with county
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Pipeline company has never built a gas pipeline with as much pressure as it wants to place in Lancaster County

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Lehigh County Commissioners appoint Amanda Holt to vacant seat
Express Times: Easton City Council approves early retirement incentive program, hopes to avoid layoffs
Express Times: Allentown schools hope no more teacher cuts on way as Pa. legislators fight budget battle
WFMZ: One Northampton County official sues another … again
Reading Eagle: Corbett plans to talk about state budget Thursday
Reading Eagle: Reading mayor calls suit against city recycling fees improper
Reading Eagle: Medical marijuana bill stalling in Pennsylvania Senate, to dismay of advocates

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Dept. of Education fights Bagwell right-to-know request
AP: Pennsylvania clerk loses bid against gay marriage
AP: Minor parties get court win in election lawsuit

Opinion
Tribune Review: A return to earmarks?: Pigs return to the trough
Express Times: Making the case for second chances
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Morris misfires on GOP chief
Burlington County Times: Shelter efforts are working, but help still needed
Delco Daily Times: Early childhood education supporters urged to make voices heard

Blogs
2 Political Junkies: Richard Mellon Scaife – An Obituary
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup July 9: Budget bill passes, but Philly schools in limbo
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: LV Jewish Federation Condemns Hamas Rocket Attacks
Citizens’ Call: Cheltenham Schools Business Affairs Chief to Take Upper Moreland Job
Commonwealth Foundation: Government Unions’ Political Power Persists
Media Trackers: 5 Reforms Killed by Pennsylvania Unions
PA Budget and Policy Center: General Assembly Budget Impact on School Funding
Keystone Politics: These Five Philly-Area Lawmakers Voted Against the Cigarette Tax
Above Average Jane: Fed Money for More Medical Residents
Above Average Jane: Biden Unleashed on Philadelphia
Above Average Jane: Krueger-Braneky Opens Campaign Office

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