7/14 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6McGinty visits the DSCC retreat in Martha’s Vineyard, Reschenthaler wins the GOP nomination in SD-37 and Barletta gets an opponent. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

EXCLUSIVE: PA-Sen: McGinty Visits DSCC Retreat: The Governor’s Chief of Staff flew to Martha’s Vineyard for the weekend and met with the Democratic leadership.

SD-37: Reschenthaler Wins GOP Nomination for Special Election: The District Judge was chosen by Republicans for the Nov. 3rd contest.

PA-11: Former Hazleton Mayor Marsicano Announces Campaign Bid: Mike Marsicano promises “People not Politics” in his run for Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District.

PA-8: Santarsiero Reveals New List of Endorsements: The State Rep. and congressional candidate received the support of more local party organizations.

Politically Uncorrected: Katie’s Time: What if the Pennsylvania Democratic Party holds a U. S. Senate primary and (almost) no candidates show up?

Obama to Headline Philly Fundraiser: The President will attend the exclusive event on Tuesday.

Statewide
Statehouse Soundbites: Hints of a stop-gap budget, but no breakthrough
PA Independent: Pennsylvania budget impasse drowns out property tax relief conversation
State Impact: Philadelphia’s top emergency planner won’t disclose oil-train plans
PLS Reporter: Late afternoon budget meeting yields little progress toward compromise
Capitolwire: ‘Acrimony’ high as budget talks enter second week.
Capitolwire: Moody’s Investor Service says E-911 law will eliminate call center deficits
Capitolwire: Plenty of assumptions to be worked out if a budget deal is to be reached

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Councilman who shot suspect: ‘I’m not hiding’
Inquirer: Lawyers donate big sums to Pa. Supreme Court race
Big Tent: Obama to headline DNC fundraiser in Phila. Tuesday
Capitollinq Toomey child-predator plan advances
WHYY Newsworks: At NAACP convention, Booker calls for solidarity with LGBT cause
WHYY Newsworks:Senior issues take center stage at White House, Center City conference
WHYY Newsworks:Dem Party leaders urge Pa.’s McGinty to run for U.S. Senate
WHYY Newsworks:Transgender community looks to Pa. to mandate coverage of transition-related care
WHYY Newsworks: Trial delayed for Philly lawmaker in cash-for-favors case
Philadelphia Business Journals: Nutter heads to Tel Aviv to win Israeli firms’ commitments to Philly

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County launches financial transparency website
Delco Daily Times: Protesters challenge Don Guanella development; neighbors begin to rally against massive plan
Delco Daily Times: Upper Chi moves up three as new township manager is sought
Daily Local News: PHOTOS: Marijuana activists rally in West Chester for cannabis reform

Pittsburgh
WTAE: Ex-judge gets short jail term for taking coke from evidence
WESA: Republican chosen for 37th District special election
WESA: Pittsburgh’s regional data center coming “very soon”
Pittsburgh Business Times: Most small business owners think it should be illegal to deny service to gay customers
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf seeks support for budget position during visit to Pittsburgh area
Tribune Review: Western Pa. counties shrug off ICE requests to hold illegals in jail

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Transportation bill change critical to 219 funding
Observer-Reporter: Contest winners take flight with state Sen. Bartolotta
Observer-Reporter: Greene County Log Courthouse Fund receives donation

NEPA
Standard Speaker: Former city mayor announces run for Congress
Times Leader: Luzerne County DA’s Office argues against late appeal for Stephen Stahl
Citizens Voice: Attorney shares story of how he beat alcoholism to show others they can too
Times-Tribune: Philadelphia judge seeks state Supreme Court as independent

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer: Political strategist Donna Brazile to speak at county Dems’ fall banquet
Lancaster Intelligencer: K2: Synthetic pot ‘freaking out’ users in small towns across Lancaster County
Lebanon Daily News: Gateway Business Park begins construction in Union Township, will offer 1,000 jobs when finished
Carlisle Sentinel: Making finances add up at county nursing homes
Patriot-News: Republicans, Gov. Tom Wolf battle over proposed tax increases
Patriot-News: U.S. uninsured rate plunges, individual mandate,  Obamacare credited

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Allentown School District trying to attract back high school dropouts
Reading Eagle: Joe Sestak greets supporters in West Reading
Reading Eagle: Now is the time for Berks residents to appeal their property tax assessment
WFMZ: Is Donald Trump’s success hurting the Republican Party?
Morning Call: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s consultant recorded conversations in FBI probe, sources say
Morning Call: Lehigh County commissioners grapple with unanswered questions over Cedarbrook

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Gov. Tom Wolf visits Bellefonte to talk state budget (VIDEO)
Centre Daily Times: Schlow Centre Region Library steps up fundraising efforts
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Local legislators frustrated by state budget impasse

Opinion
Inquirer: Newall: The sad tale behind a Philly voice
Inquirer: Pay price to educate
Daily News: Polaneczky: Faces of the NAACP’s Future
Daily News: The risks of the new Pa. schools oversight plan
Daily News: Scholarship program lacks oversight, social accountability
Daily News: Pope, profit, & protection
Post-Gazette: Keep politics out: The Supreme Court upholds citizen redistricting
Tribune Review: Automatic voter registration? Not so fast
Altoona Mirror: Budget stalemate hurts PA
Centre Daily Times: The cyber defense crisis
Times Leader: Congressional candidate Mike Marsicano wants clean campaign but can’t whitewash his record
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Congress should probe e-mail abuse within government
Reading Eagle: Pension, liquor privatization bills get belated GOP support
Morning Call: Pamela A. Winter: Pa. PUC works with others to enhance cybersecurity
Lancaster Intelligencer: Hey, Harrisburg: Stop shortchanging higher ed
York Dispatch: Restore Gov. Wolf’s funding to treat addiction
Patriot-News: Wolf is right to push for a severance tax on Big Gas: Steve Todd

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: State bill proposes exempting data centers from sales tax
Keystone Crossroads: In Pennsylvania city, the poor are paying the price for a bad water deal
Commonwealth Foundation: America Works (On Misleading the Public)
PA Budget and Policy Center: WARNING: Drinking the “Shrink-Revenues-at-All-Costs-Kool-Aid” Is Dangerous to Your Children’s – and Your State’s – Health
PA Budget and Policy Center: The Sky Won’t Fall If We Raise Revenue to Invest in Education
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup July 13: Senate Expected to Finish Work on NCLB Rewrite This Week
PA Progressive: Senate talks healthcare
2 Political Junkies: It’s Monday, So The Tribune-Review Editorial Board Is Misleading You

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