7/11 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Governor Corbett signs the budget, Senator Casey calls for the reauthorization of the Export-Import bank and interest groups argue against an internet sales tax. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Budget Update: Gov. Corbett Signs Budget, Whacks Legislature with Line-Item Vetoes: The Governor declared in a press conference this morning that he will sign the budget but not without rescinding some funds from the state legislature.

Casey Calls for Nonpartisan Reauthorization of Export-Import Bank: Senator Bob Casey held a conference call today to discuss the necessity of renewing the Export-Import Bank’s charter, insisting that partisan bickering should not impede the benefits of the agency.

PA-10: Independent Troiano Continues “Back to the Future” Tour (VIDEO): Nick Troiano showcased the first five stops along his cross-country road trip in a recently released web video.

R Street/NTU Poll: Majority Oppose Internet Sales Tax: According to a recent survey, 51% of Pennsylvanians are against the Marketplace Fairness Act.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Corbett signs budget, draws rebuke from GOP leaders with line-item veto.
Capitolwire: Corbett continues crusade for public pension changes.
PLSReporter: Governor line-item vetoes $72.2 million of legislature’s funding citing inaction on pension reform; General Assembly responds negatively
PLSReporter: VIDEO: Gov. Corbett line item vetoes legislative funding in this year’s budget
PLSReporter: VIDEO: Zogby provides additional details on Governor’s line item veto

Philadelphia
The Inquirer: 342 Phila. School District workers to be laid off
The Inquirer: Peco expects all power to be back by Friday
The Inquirer: Defense in federal traffic-fixing trial opens with parade of character witnesses
The Inquirer: Ground broken for North Phila housing project and park
Philly.com: Police-involved shootings subject of forum at Phila. City Hall
Daily News: Prison guard union’s contract appeal denied
WHYY Newsworks: With Pa. budget settled, Corbett still at odds with lawmakers over pension
City Paper: Why Philly’s zoning board is still so dysfunctional
Phillynow.com: PA House fails to pass drug overdose witness immunity bill

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Jury weighing fate of Pottstown man accused of armed standoff with police
Courier Times: Bristol mayor wants his own conflict lawyer
Bucks Local News: Newtown supervisors give the green light for The Promenade, construction to begin immediately with a July 2015 planned completion
Daily Local News: Coatesville school district denies Daily Local copy of internal probe

Pittsburgh
Business Times: Hill District reps, Penguins meet on future of Civic Arena site
Post-Gazette: Peduto, Fitzgerald and Fontana urge the PUC to reverse course on ride sharing
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh councilmen seek audits of sports, stadium authorities
Post-Gazette: 14,000 draft notices sent to Pennsylvania men born in 1800s
Tribune Review: Corbett signs Pennsylvania budget, vetoes legislative funding
Tribune Review: Westmoreland Democrat chairman rips commissioner Courtney over golf event

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Wolf far outspent other Democrats, but each vote cost half as much
Observer-Reporter: Windermere residents protest First Energy clear-cutting trees
Observer-Reporter: Biden in Pa., says Greek economy improving
Altoona Mirror: City audit for 2013 shows $400K surplus
Altoona Mirror: A look at items vetoed by Gov. Corbett
Altoona Mirror: Russia-born student pleads guilty to making bombs
Altoona Mirror: Housing development plans moving forward
Altoona Mirror: Refinancing causes tension in Cambria
Beaver County Times: Chippewa park expanding with help from Pennsylvania Air National Guard

NEPA
Standard Speaker: Supreme Court justice denies gay marriage appeal
Pocono Record: Hundreds gather to remember Stroud Area Regional Officer Ruben Torres
Citizens Voice: Letteer appeal moves to state Superior Court
Citizens Voice: Demolition looming for Plymouth school
Times Leader: Federal drug case against ex-cop moves forward
Times Leader: Yudichak, Pashinski not pleased with Corbett’s budget cuts
Times Leader: City Council asks mayor to terminate LAG’s towing contract

South Central
Harrisburg Patriot News: Did Corbett flub his budget strategy? Midstate analysts debate
Harrisburg Patriot News: Corbett’s line-item veto could hurt Harrisburg’s recovery, Sen. Rob Teplitz says
Harrisburg Patriot News: Republicans applaud governor’s call for pension reform work this summer
York Daily Record: What York County area lawmakers and others said about Gov. Corbett’s line-item veto
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Proposed rules would enable sexual assault victims to bring lawyers to campus hearings

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Tom Wolf calls Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget ‘a missed opportunity’
WFMZ: Biden, in Pa., says Greek economy improving
Express Times: Belvidere council members cannot agree on police chief appointment
Express Times: Northampton County executive nominates trio for his cabinet
Express Times: Lehigh County proposal that would have shifted budget powers tabled

North by Northwest
Centre Daily News: Dept. of Education fights Bagwell’s Right to Know request against Penn State
Onward State: Governance Committee Debates Emeritus Status for Suhey, Hayes
Onward State: Governance Committee Discusses Board of Trustees Restructuring

Opinion
Tribune Review: The IRS Scandal: Is a shocking new email the smoking cannon?
Pottstown Mercury: More guns at work: What could go wrong?
Reading Eagle: Letter: Costello would be a good choice
Carlisle Sentinel: OUR VIEW: PSU loses sight of transparency
York Dispatch: What’s in a name? $1 million
Post-Gazette: Lost opportunity: Cleveland wins the GOP, while Pittsburgh sits it out
Post-Gazette: Sen. Pat Toomey is moving the wrong way on active transportation

Blogs
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Brown Makes Three Cabinet Picks
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Northampton County Civil Division Needs Help
Lu-Lac Political Letter: The LuLac Edition #2693, July 10th,2014: Corbett Signs Budget
2 Political Junkies: The Trib Misleads The Climate Science. Again.
Bals Blog: E Pluribus Unum
Keystone Politics: #PABudget: The Republican Budget in One Photo
Liberty City Press: Sandusky Report Part 2
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup July 10: 190,000 School kids in Philly don’t have a lobbyist
PA Budget and Policy Center: Updated 2014-15 budget line items (including those vetoed)| July 10
Third and State: Why Triad Strategies is Wrong on Ride Sharing

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