7/11 Morning Buzz

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The PA Governor’s Mansion

Another downgrade to Corbett’s re-election chances. And we have more fundraising numbers, including one incumbent who raised half-a-million dollars. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Rothenberg Moves PA-Gov from Tossup to Tilts Democratic: With Corbett’s polls continuing to lag the Rothenberg Political Report changed its prediction of PA’s gubernatorial race from ‘Pure Tossup’ to ‘Tossup/Tilts Democratic.’

Q2: Fitzpatrick Breaks $500K: The Bucks County Republican topped half-a-million dollars in fundraising from April to June.

Q2: Shuster Challenger Loans Campaign $100K: Businessman Art Halvorson lent $100,000 to kickstart his effort to primary seven-term Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Blair).

Conservative PAC Blasts Shuster in Radio Ad: The DC-based conservative PAC Madison Project is coming out swinging in a new radio ad released in support of Art Halvorson, a businessman who announced a primary to Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Blair).

Daily News: Kane won’t defend Pa. in gay-marriage suit, sources say
Capitolwire: House returning Monday to finish fiscal code
Capitolwire: Lobbyists irked by proposed registration fee hikes
PA Independent: Medicare covers more than $1.3M in fake prescriptions in PA
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: The top ten highest lawmakers pensions
State House Sound Bites: “Moochaholics”: Activists update research on 2005 pay raise
State House Sound Bites: Special education funding panel holds inaugural hearing
AP: Corbett OKs bill strengthening drillers’ rights
AP: Pa. House to return to session Monday, coming back from summer break to pass fiscal code bill

AP: Will Dem Kane defend Pa. law banning gay marriage?
Daily News: State reps. are latest to try preventing another collapse
Daily News: Pa.’s ‘remarkable’ jobs gain is actually not that remarkable
Inquirer: Pa. House to return to finalize budget
Inquirer: Planned upgrade of Love Park moves forward
Inquirer: Lawmaker says he expects action on safer demolition sites
Philly.com: How to bid at next week’s Housing Authority auction

phillyburbs.com: Montco creates comprehensive manual dealing with bullying, cyberbullying
Delco Daily Times: Upper Darby mayor explains decision to terminate two officers
Delco Daily Times: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at Bryn Mawr College (With Video)
Daily Local News: South Coatesville mayor recognized for recycling efforts
Daily Local News: Area advocacy group fighting for intern pay

Tribune-Review: Allegheny County Board of Health hires new director
Tribune-Review: PWSA extends private management contract worth at least $2.43 million
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh police suspend use of $111,000 worth of camera until state gives OK
Post-Gazette: Kraus proposes same-sex benefits requirement for larger contractors
Post-Gazette: County approves tax break for East Liberty improvements
Early Returns: WashPost: Rothfus differs with Boehner
Pittsburgh City Paper: PennDon’t: Corbett once again fails to deal with transportation funding

Beaver County Times: Testimony Ends in Trial of Former Chief
Beaver County Times: Christiana to Host Town Hall
Observer Reporter: Local businessman testifies on pipeline proposal

The Times Leader: Area same-sex marriage backers praise lawsuit
The Times Leader: County council names assistant engineer as division head
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County announces new incentive for businesses
Times-Tribune: Transportation fallout continues
Times-Tribune: Business executives, school administrators relieved over delay in employer mandate
Citizens Voice: Pittston Area to consider closing school
Citizens Voice: Planners frustrated by lack of transportation funding
Citizens Voice: Barletta introduces bill aimed at curbing visa overstays
News Item: Northumberland County Domestic Relations offering amnesty period

South Central
Patriot News: Solicitors in South Londonderry Township must get licenses
Patriot News: Penn State trustees to decide on tuition
Patriot News: Corbett blames House Dems for transportation breakdown
Patriot News: Scrutiny of the court: Pennsylvania’s gay marriage case could set a precedent
Roxbury News: Liquor Privatization: A Closer Look Throughout the Commonwealth
Lebanon Daily News: Heidelberg Township board thanked for cleanup efforts
Lebanon Daily News: Union Township officials unhappy with bridge report
Lancaster Online: Details of revitalization zone program are unveiled
York Dispatch: York City mayor visits the White House
AP: Protesters to gather at Pa. home of Turkish clerk
The Sentinel: Settlement requires former Boiling Springs teacher to relinquish certificate
The Sentinel: Residents will get one more chance to comment on pending community garden ordinance

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: ASD releases Susan Lozada’s letter of resignation
Reading Eagle: District judge tosses harassment charge against Schiaroli
Reading Eagle: Don Spatz: Running up a tab at your expense
WFMZ: Allentown activists urge immigration reform
Express Times: Easton City Council hears presentation on fish migration study
Express Times: Former Allentown schools administrator says district no longer serves student interests
Express Times: List of 100 Allentown School District teachers laid off from budget cuts
Express Times: Morning Call’s parent dividing into two companies
Express Times: Alpha council again seeks bids for water treatment plant improvements

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News Campaign ’13 Blog: Erie County Dems seek people interested in running for Lake City Borough Council
Erie Times-News Campaign ’13 Blog: Picnic with the candidates
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Tioga County commissioners reach out to Korean War vets
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Clinton County commissioners keep eye on CareerLink office

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage prohibition must fall
Delco Daily Times: Letter: Toomey on wrong side of immigration bill
News Item: End battle of egos with details on health care, Best settlement
Standard Speaker: ‘Pay-later’ proposal for college intriguing
Centre Daily Times: Letter to the editor | Let the county run Centre Crest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Pension reform must eventually be carried out
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: ‘Nuclear’ brinkmanship stalls qualified nominees

Keystone Politics: LGBT Rights Battle on PA House Floor; New Marriage Equality Bill to be Introduced
Keystone Politics: Anti-Shuster PAC on the air for Art Halvorson in 9th District
Keystone Politics: “Level of Service” is Not Appropriate for Urban Areas
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Nearly 30,000 Lehigh Valley Children Are Hungry
Above Average Jane: Ed Rendell and Marco Rubio

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    Total Voters: 232

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