7/10 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf vetoes the pension reform bill, Kane takes on the Governor over the death penalty and we talk to the man behind the “Draft McGinty” movement.

PA-Sen: EXCLUSIVE: Interview with the Man Behind the “Draft McGinty” Campaign: What inspired the grassroots movement to encourage McGinty to run for the Senate in 2016.

PA-BGT: Wolf to Veto Pension Bill: The Governor will, as expected, send pension reform back to the legislature.

Kane Takes on Gov. Wolf over Death Penalty: The Attorney General wants to push forward with execution of death-row inmate.

PA-9: Smith Staying Out of the Race: The Republican businessman was thought to be eyeing a race for Rep. Shuster’s seat.

PA-BGT: Wolf Releases Veto Message: We collected the officials statements of the Governor and PA Republican Party concerning Wolf’s veto of the GOP’s pension reform bill.

Statewide
WITF: Despite challenges, Gov. Wolf defends death penalty policy
WITF: Case dismissed in bid to stop state workers’ email deletions
WITF: Judge order wiretapping charge dismissed against Unilife whistle-blower
WITF: Cameras to be required in train cabs after Amtrak crash
PLSReporter: Gov. Wolf vetoes pension reform bill as budget stalemate rhetoric intensifies
Capitolwire: PASSHE reverses freeze vote, increases tuition by 3.5 percent

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Philly exports climb 5.6 percent
Philly.com: Let my people drive: Mexican mayor at Nutter visit
Daily News: Philly schools expand learning networks
CapitolInq: Senate advances Toomey child-predator plan
CapitolInq: Stalled nominee Restrepo clears Senate committee
WHYY Newsworks: Philly will extend welcome – and $15 million line of credit to DNC
WHYY Newsworks: Fencing will go up during papal visit, Nutter says
Philadelphia Business Journal: 2 teachers sue for right to support charities outside of state union

SEPA
Bucks Local News: Newton Township Supervisors support efforts to keep fracking out of the area; looking at ways to accomplish that goal
Pottstown Mercury: Berks commissioners brace for impact of Pa. budget impasse
Pottstown Mercury: Union Township residents at odds with state police over speeding in Garey Road

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Jurors Hear Prank 911 Calls In Trial Of Former Mayoral Candidate
WESA: WIth End Of ‘Payless Paydays,’ Budget Stalemate Could Stretch On
WESA: VisitPittsburgh Asks For Hotel Tax Increase To Fund Sports Tourism Commission
WESA: Who’s Still Poor? Who’s Made It To Middle Income? Pew Has New Data
WTAE: Pennsylvania’s state universities to raise tuition
Pittsburgh Business Times: Martin O’Malley’s ‘oops’ moment: Wall Street white paper cited a satirical news site
Post-Gazette: Study says Pennsylvania ranks below federal standards on school testing
Post-Gazette: Commonwealth Court rejects Pittsburgh Post-Gazette case on destruction of emails
Post-Gazette: Education reform bill to include amendment sponsored by Toomey, Manchin
Tribune-Review: Greensburg considers tax break plan to spur revitalization efforts

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Repak found guilty: Former Johnstown Redevelopment Authority chief convicted on four of six counts
Observer-Reporter: South Fayette commissioners restrict gas drilling
Beaver County Times: Rochester police pension underfunded
Altoona Mirror: Council could revisit student housing

NEPA
Standard Speaker: State agency doles out Mohegan slot revenues
Standard Speaker: $575,000 in casino money to aid downtown revitalization
Standard Speaker: Mayor to introduce potential police hires to council
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre City Council asks for answers, more time in instituting municipal sewer authority
Times Leader: Wyoming Valley gas-drilling watchdog questions decision to keep him off state panel

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle to apply for grant for urban redevelopment project
Patriot-News: York County woman gets erroneous tax bill from Harrisburg School District and she’s not alone
Patriot-News: Harrisburg residents offer tips to improve transportation
Patriot-News: Medical marijuana in Pa.: groups want independent oversight, ‘broad’ list of medical conditions
Patriot-News: South Londonderry Township’s new manager hits the ground running
Patriot-News: York City Underground Railroad site receives $40K in state funding

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pa. Gaming Control Board fines four casinos a total of $67,500
Morning Call: Allentown mayor’s campaign adviser moves, leaving candidates in limbo
Express Times: Slate Belt officials consider multi-municipality planning
Express Times: Easton mayor changes mind on addition of codes supervisor

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie’s GE plant to move some work to Texas
Erie Times-News: Water Authority board meets to discuss report on Millcreek system

Opinion
Inquirer: Rules exist to save lives
Philly.com: How will church react?
Bucks Local News: New ozone regulations will devastate the American economy
Post-Gazette: Pension pit: A task force shows local government a way out
Tribune-Review: The Keystone XL pipeline: No surrender
Observer-Reporter: Murphy deserves thanks for mental health bill
Patriot-News: Here’s why you should ignore Scott Wagner’s distorted view of public schools: Art Haywood
Patriot-News: Support carbon fee and dividend legislation for clean energy’s future: PennLive letters
Standard Speaker: Sober choice on booze powder
News Item: Death penalty lingers on
Pocono Record: Self-interest drives legislators on budget
Times Leader: Ciavarella’s return to headlines offers reminder of lessons learned

Blogs
PA Budget and Policy Center: Essential Pittsburgh: Seeking Budget Compromise in the Commonwealth
Commonwealth Foundation: Reprehensible
Commonwealth Foundation: When Desperation Sets In
Commonwealth Foundation: Wolf Repeating Same Mistakes of the Past
Keystone Crossroads: In York County, serving older adults means changing attitudes first
Citified: Johnny Doc won the Mayor’s race, says former candidate Nelson Diaz

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