7/14 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Corbett’s last stand, Trujillo forms a leadership team and a climate change group releases an anti-Corbett TV ad. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

7/11 Ups & Downs: Governor Corbett gets caught in no man’s land, Mayor Nutter doesn’t get his cigarette tax and the state legislature takes even more punches. See who made this week’s list.

Politically Uncorrected: Corbett’s Last Stand: It’s a trite but true political aphorism: “where you stand depends on where you sit,” meaning we tend to see things differently depending on what perspective we see them from.

PA-Gov Round-Up: Budgetary Blame Game: We take a look at the events of the last week in the state’s gubernatorial race.

Trujillo Forms “Leadership Team”, Hints at Race for Mayor of Philadelphia: Ken Trujillo, a lawyer expected to run for mayor of Philadelphia in 2015, has formed a highly-qualified group in preparation.

PA-Gov: NextGen Releases Anti-Corbett TV Ad (VIDEO): NextGen Climate, a political advocacy group, is hitting Governor Corbett on his ties to oil and gas companies.

Democratic PAC Buys $1.2M of TV Ad Time in Philly: The House Majority PAC purchased its third round of television advertising air time, including a sizable chunk for Philadelphia area office-seekers.

Business Owners: Internet Sales Tax Would Level Playing Field: Small business owners in Pennsylvania support the Marketplace Fairness Act because it increases their competitiveness with online retailers.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Corbett continues crusade for public pension changes
Capitolwire: Corbett signs budget, draws rebuke from GOP leaders with line-item veto
PA Independent: Corbett signs budget, but Republican rift deepens
StateImpactPA: Former health secretary: Pa. failed to address fracking concerns
StateImpactPA: Budget may force Pa. back to square one on drilling regulations
PLS Reporter: Potential challenge to line-item veto of Fiscal Code will likely hinge on whether bill contains “appropriations”

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Meeting with U.S. education chief, Philly youth of color discuss struggles and success
Daily News: Philly legislators ask tobacco company CEOs for sitdown
Inquirer: Corbett’s hard stand on Pa. budget stirs anger
Inquirer: Wolf touts jobs plan at Norristown plant
Phillynow.com: Hite: Philadelphia School District set to lay off additional 300+ workers

SEPA
Bucks Local News: Following tragic death of worker in Bucks County, Senator presses OSHA on safety protections for temp workers
Delco Daily Times: School districts wrestle with budgets
Delco Daily Times: Upper Darby School District makes administrative changes
AP: Attack ads hit TV screens in Pa. governor’s race
Bucks County Courier Times: Democrats for PA senate struggle to raise cash
Bucks County Courier Times: Lawmakers not proud of Pennsylvania budget
Bucks County Courier Times: Horsham GOP elects new leader
AP: Radar guns a hot-button Pa. political issue
Pottstown Mercury: Upper Providence residents raise about traffic, flooding concerns
Intelligencer: Doylestown seeking answers from PECO, PennDot
Montgomery Media: Fact-finder report released, recommends no salary increase for Upper Dublin teachers

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Jury finds Beaver County Sheriff George David not guilty
Post-Gazette: Former Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra director Lorin Maazel dies at age 84
KDKA: As Corbett Ponders Signing The Budget, Wolf Says He Doesn’t Like It
KDKA: Tom Wolf Pushes “Made In Pennsylvania”

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Redevelopment speaker stresses how vacant downtown storefronts can change
Altoona Mirror: City audit shows control issues
Altoona Mirror: State cuts charter pension costs
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Corbett’s climate stance draws fire, pulls money to governor’s race

NEPA
The Times Leader: Budget season finally over for Luzerne County school districts
Times-Tribune: Amid proposed expansion, Dunmore hopes to renegotiate landfill fee with Keystone
Times-Tribune: Area medical centers struggle with no-shows
Citizens Voice: State government clings to primitive practices
News Item: Shamokin Filler loses appeal on MSHA jurisdiction
Standard Speaker: City authority to aid villages with water woes

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle Area School District gets money to add literacy coaches
Harrisburg Patriot News: Gov. Corbett’s budget standoff illustrates GOP divide in Pennsylvania politics
Harrisburg Patriot News: Governor’s office fires back, says Teplitz was wrong about line-item veto affecting Harrisburg recovery
York Dispatch: West York without 30 adviser, coaching positions next year
Lancaster Intelligencer: Why property tax reform fails

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pa. sets guidelines for doctors to fight prescription drug abuse
Morning Call: Website fuels surge in prostitution, police say
Reading Eagle: In South Heidelberg Township, residents wait for next move by natural as plant developer
Reading Eagle: Tom Wolf calls Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget ‘a missed opportunity’
Reading Eagle: Corbett draws line in the sand and sets stage for battles with his own party
WFMZ: Red Cross: Gas leak forces evacuations in Montgomery County

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Governors group skirts ‘radioactive’ Common Core
Onward State: Altoona student in bomb-making case takes plea
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Police: Man had 77 bags of heroin
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Attack ads hit TV screens in governor’s race

Opinion
Delco Daily Times: Editorial: Economy’s on the rise under Obama’s watch
Pottstown Mercury: EDITORIAL: Lawmakers fiddle while Pa. schools clamor for help
Inquirer: Harrisburg borrows a page from Washington – for the worse
Inquirer: Editorial: Their work isn’t done
Post-Gazette: Corbett’s choice: The governor spurns those he needs to get results
Beaver County Times: Lack of leadership evident in Harrisburg
York Daily Record: Corbett right to melt lawmakers’ slush fund
Morning Call: Candidate’s values more important than political party
Phillynow.com: Today in Awful: Scranton-area venue won’t host same sex weddings
Phillynow.com: Queer people still have few protections in Pennsylvania, legislature goes on vacation
Bucks County Courier Times: Wasteful ways
Montgomery Media: EDITORIAL: Corporate personhood
Daily Local News: Gov. Corbett right to melt lawmakers’ slush fund

Blogs
Media Trackers: Another Union President Uses School District Email for Politics
Pittston Politics: PA may be discouraging students from attending Vo-Tech
Pittston Politics: Kaufer needs to differentiate himself over Cipriani
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup July 12: Ed Secretary Duncan: Philly school funding ‘unacceptable’
Pennsylvania Progressive: Passing Gas to the Consumer

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