7/16 Morning Buzz

Harrisburg Capitol stepsWe look at the GOP bench for Governor, the PA Dems launch a web ad against Corbett, and the Q2 fundraising numbers pour in. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

If Corbett Didn’t Run, Who Might Republicans Nominate? Following rumors that some officials are making calls about 2014 in case Gov. Corbett decided not to run, we give a look at some of the names on the GOP’s shortlist. (Note: Corbett is running.)

PA Dems Ad: Corbett’s Gone Harrisburg (With Video): Pennsylvania Democrats are going hard after Gov. Tom Corbett’s record in a short video ad released Monday called “Fits In.”

A Guide to On-Time* Budgets: Corbett says he made the budget deadline, but Dems say he is late. Who is right? Does it matter?

Q2: Quarter Million for Boyle in PA-13: State Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Phila) raised $252,000 in the second quarter. He’s running in the crowded Democratic primary to replace Rep. Allyson Schwartz.

Q2: Pelosi Gave to Strouse; Boehner to Fitz: Attention Republicans: it is now, officially, fair game to link Kevin Strouse to Nancy Pelosi. She gave him $2K this quarter. John Boehner gave $14K to Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick.

The Hill: PA-8 Among Top 5 Congressional Primaries: The Hill picked the Bucks County Democrats’ contest as one of the top primaries to watch across the US.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Civil rights groups, state lawyers back in court over Voter ID law
Capitolwire: House passes Fiscal Code, final part of state budget
Capitolwire: OFF THE FLOOR: Time for Dems to follow Hanger and run for Gov, not prom queen
Capitolwire: Kane takes heat from Scranton Diocese over same-sex marriage stance
StateImpactPA: Corbett Defends New Gas Lease Pooling Law
StateImpactPA: OIL AND GAS SPILLS: Many mishaps among drillers, but few fines
StateImpactPA: Cabot Gas Well Linked To Methane Leakage Will Be Plugged
PA Independent: PA House lawmakers return to finish on-time budget
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: 3 things to know about PA’s voter ID law returning to court
AP: Penn State gets report on federal Sandusky probe
AP: Trial to open on lawfulness of Pa. voter ID law

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Kane behind ouster of judge from corruption role
Inquirer: Another reason backers say Pa. should legalize gay marriage: $$$
Inquirer: Pa. House returns to approve fiscal code
Inquirer: Audit finds Pa. dog law enforcement lacking
Daily News: Fun facts on voter ID
Philly.com: How about Philly’s young black men, Mayor Nutter?
Philly.com: Pa Dems’ ad says Corbett ‘fits in’ corrupt Harrisburg

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Montco Republican Committee withdraws suit over voter services director post
Philly Burbs: Tullytown seeks part-time coordinator, not full-time borough manager
Philly Burbs: Bristol South Ward council race not done yet
Delco Times: State Sen. Daylin Leach raises more than $350,000 for U.S. House bid
Daily Local: Budget advisers will assist Coatesville Council

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Peduto backs Gross in D7 special
Post Gazette: Penn State gets early results of federal review of Sandusky matters
Post Gazette: Former attorney for Westmoreland Municipal Authority claims politics led to firing
Post Gazette: Voter ID opponents work to permanently block Pa. poll requirements
Tribune Review: Moon Area School Board severs ties with transportation authority
Tribune Review: Boehner appearance in Pittsburgh raises immigration bill debate
WPXI: Hundreds protest Trayvon Martin verdict in Hill District, East Liberty
WPXI: Pouncey apologizes after picture surfaces of him wearing ‘Free Hernandez’ hat
WTAE: Properties with drilling still getting Clean & Green tax break
Early Returns: Kane ousts judge in secret fight
Early Returns: Kelly: $368K in cash
Early Returns: Doyle: $243K in cash
Early Returns: Rothfus: $380K in cash

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Battle over voter ID law heats up in court
Tribune-Democrat: Turnpike, PennDOT seek input on data access

NEPA
Times-Tribune: NEPA foreclosures skyrocket by 88%
Times-Tribune: Apartment building partially owned by state rep at center of controversy
Times-Tribune: Pittston Twp. votes down Veterans housing
Citizens Voice: The benefit gap: Most local municipalities won’t extend benefits to same-sex partners
Citizens Voice: Shock, sorrow over Zimmerman acquittal

South Central
Patriot-News: Pa. Turnpike scandal: The presentment v. what was heard in court
Patriot-News: GOP uses Kathleen Kane interview to attack her refusal to defend Pa. marriage law
Patriot-News: Families continue to put lives back in order nearly 2 years after Tropical Storm Lee
The Sentinel: State revokes pool’s sales-tax permit
The Sentinel: Bloom Announces ‘Coffee and Conversation’ meeting

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Trial on Pennsylvania voter ID law starts

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Committee recommends Erie County stick with law firm for tax sales
Centre Daily: Penn State to spend $11.5M on former Raytheon building
Centre Daily: State College residents favor renovating current high school buildings
Sun Gazette: Jersey Shore OKs parking lot sale

Opinions
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: Zimmerman’s acquittal shouldn’t lead to riches
Times-Tribune: Too big to fail, and bigger yet
Patriot-News: Pennsylvania must extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBT community: As I See It

Blogs
Keystone Politics: Rothfus raises $228K in Q2; spends $1K on sake bombs
Keystone Politics: Did Governor Corbett just admit that he is going to lose re-election?
Keystone Politics: Who Should Republicans Run for #PAGov Instead of Tom Corbett?
Keystone Politics: Bill Peduto Endorses Deb Gross to Replace Patrick Dowd in #PGH7
Keystone Politics: What Trayvon Can Teach Us About Stand Your Ground Laws
Keystone Politics: Social Media is Nice, But No Substitute for Municipal Websites With Real Data Transparency

July 16th, 2013 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments