7/13 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6The FBI searches Reading City Hall, Hillary is coming to Scranton and Debbie Wasserman Schultz headlines a fundraiser for Rep. Boyle. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

7/10 Ups & Downs: The FBI, the Senate and the budget. See who made this week’s list!

DEVELOPING: FBI Searches Reading City Hall: One week after raiding Allentown’s City Hall, the FBI has moved on to Reading.

Hillary Clinton to Visit Scranton on July 29th: She will be holding a fundraiser in her father’s hometown.

PA-13: DNC Chair to Headline Event for Rep. Boyle: Debbie Wasserman Schultz will appear with the Congressman this weekend in Montgomery County.

Sunday Show Preview: July 12, 2015: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
PA Independent: Auditor: Pennsylvania court plucked excess postage fees from defendants
PA Independent: Week in Review: Pennsylvania teacher’s free-speech case moving ahead
Capitolwire: PASSHE reverses freeze vote, increases tuition by 3.5 percent.
Capitolwire: Wolf vetoes pension bill, saying it ‘violates federal tax law.’
PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf vetoes pension reform bill as budget stalemate rhetoric intensifies

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Pa. budget impasse comes down to taxes
Inquirer: Pa. university students to see $240 tuition hike
Inquirer: Support grows for fired gay teacher
Daily News: Nutter: Trump bad; ‘sanctuary’ cities good
Heard in the Hall: Controller rejects city’s 5-year plan
The Big Tent: Teachers’ union endorses Hillary for president
WHYY: New Pa. law addresses rare crime of posing as doctor
WHYY: Nutter continues push to make Philadelphia World Heritage City
WHYY: State Rep. DeLissio outlines local impact of state budget impasse
Philadelphia Business Journals: Controller doesn’t like what he sees in Phila. budget, predicts deficits

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: State. Rep. Todd Stephens proposes bill to divert prisoner wages to victims
Pottstown Mercury:Costello amendment would reduce standardized testing
Pottstown Mercury: Costello amendment would reduce standardized testing
Delco Times: ‘A very, very moving moment:’ Chester state rep sees Confederate flag removed outside the South Carolina Capitol
Bucks Local News: Newtown Township Supervisors support efforts to keep fracking out of the area; looking at ways to accomplish that goal

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Environmentalists differ in mindset, willingness to work with frackers
Tribune Review: Republicans pick South Hills judge as nominee for state Senate seat
Tribune Review: Whiskey Rebellion Festival marks formative tax protest in Western Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Business Times: Singleton to leave UPMC, taking campaign on the road
WESA: Wolf offers little insight into his pension position

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Sen. Vogel raises concerns for schools over Wolf veto
Beaver County Times: Arbitrator to resolve Beaver County Jail contract terms
Altoona Mirror: Hollidaysburg council OKs property merger
Altoona Mirror: Superior Court denies Piner’s request for new trial
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Repak probe, funding shifts sparked changes in Johnstown Redevelopment Authority’s policies, purview

NEPA
Times Leader: Security eyed as cases moved from district judges to Luzerne County Courthouse
Times-Tribune: Wolf willing to listen to GOP
News Item: State judicial candidates visit Northumberland County
Standard Speaker: Bill offers volunteer firefighters a tax break
Standard Speaker: Study ranks state’s fiscal condition at low end

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Good business? Counties weigh staying in the nursing home field
Carlisle Sentinel: State investigates Steelton codes approvals
Carlisle Sentinel: Commissioner candidates share views on Claremont
York Dispatch: Wolf, GOP remain at odds
York Dispatch: Anticancer medication bill gains momentum thanks to York push
Patriot-News: New law creates more accurate collection of sexual assault evidence in Pennsylvania
Patriot-News: Ready-to-Succeed scholarships gain permanence in budget
Patriot-News: Could delaying property tax discussions be the issue that helps to break Pa. budget logjam?

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: FBI probe clouds Allentown’s revitalization
Morning Call: Movers packing home of Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s campaign adviser
WFMZ: Almost time to get serious about the state budget
Reading Eagle: Taxpayers in most Berks school districts to pay more

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Analysts: Remarks on Mexico won’t really hurt Trump business
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City pension costs double in 4 years
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: State lawmaker: ‘There is no magic wand’ to fix problem
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: State judicial candidates visit Williamsport on Saturday

Opinion
Daily News: Opinion: Gov. Wolf was right to veto budget
Daily News: The risks of the new Pa. schools oversight plan
Inquirer: Money still talks loudest in politics
Inquirer: Pay price to educate
Tribune Review: Immigration in the cross hairs: No “sanctuary”
Post-Gazette: Erasing emails: The court gets it wrong in dismissing PG lawsuit
Altoona Mirror: Budget stalemate hurts PA
News Item: Gun control and the NRA
Carlisle Sentinel: Symbols of the past vs. future harmony
Lebanon Daily News: Ban one, ban all symbols of U.S.’ racist past
Lancaster Intelligencer: Summertime and politics are anything but easy
York Daily Record: Eugene DePasquale should consider running for US Senate
Patriot-News: Meet Tom Wolf, the James Bond villain Dr. No: Charlie Gerow
Express Times: Pa. medical marijuana bill is within reach
Reading Eagle: Caltagirone off to good start, but bill must be tougher
Centre Daily Times: Heritage and history aren’t the same thing
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Reentry program showing hopeful signs in first year
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Efforts geared to true health care program worth it
Erie Times-News: Erie due for cross-generational change

Blogs
Citified: The Jim Kenney Forecast: Cloudy, With a Chance of Greatness
Citified: Kenney’s Big Plan to Slash Philly’s Bloated Prison Population
Citified: Did Philly’s Biggest Dark Money Group Break the Law?
Citizens Call: Summer Road Work, Off to a Fast Start, Makes for Slow Going
Keystone Crossroads: In case you missed it: This week’s good reads about Pennsylvania cities
Keystone Crossroads: Capitol recap: What’s happening in Harrisburg beyond the budget that could affect Pa. cities?
Keystone Crossroads: Wolf cagey on pension position as Pa. impasse drags on
Commonwealth Foundation: Gov. Wolf’s False Facts on Facebook
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Mariscano heats it up early

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