7/21 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Rendell warms to McGinty, an internal poll in PA-6 and Wolf urges Pennsylvanians to call the GOP leadership. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Sen: Rendell Changes His Tune on a McGinty Candidacy: The former Governor now believes Katie McGinty is likely to run for the Democratic nomination.

PA-6: Poll: Denham Holds Advantage in Democratic Primary: An internal poll outlines Joe Denham’s strategy to defeat Mike Parrish in their contest for the Democratic nomination.

PA-BGT: Wolf Asks Pennsylvanians to Call Their GOP Leaders: The Governor sent out an email with contact info for the state legislature’s leadership.

President Obama Coming to Pittsburgh: The President will address the VFW Convention tomorrow.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Underwhelming PSSA scores reignite push to delay the Keystone graduation requirement
PLSReporter: Budget politicking hits the road
StateImpactPA: Gov. Wolf says he’s willing to compromise on severance tax
StateImpactPA: Quigley discusses Pennsylvania’s new approach to federal carbon rules
PAIndependent: Expanded DNA collection bill pits public safety against privacy
State House Sound Bites: Service providers face tough decisions if stalemate drags on

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: Jeb Bush a Washington outsider? His plan to challenge the capital’s culture
Philadelphia Business Journal: Big banks required to set aside more capital under final Fed rule
KYW Newsradio: House Panel Get Earful On Hearing Regarding Single-Family Homes As College Student Rentals
WHYY Newsworks: 15 years later, appraising $300 million effort to transform Philly neighborhoods
Inquirer: In S.C., Christie talks guns and abortion, rips Obama
Inquirer: Starting with one store’s license, Wawa could enter beer market in Pa.
The Big Tent: Trump surges in Iowa

SEPA
Daily Local News: Candidate questions commissioners about evening session
Daily Local News: Former union boss sentenced to 19 years in racketeering case
Bucks County Courier Times: Yardley Council to consider allowing Bed-and-Breakfast operations in the borough
Pottstown Mercury: GOP lawmakers blame Gov. Wolf for budget impasse
Pottstown Mercury: Pa. lawmakers discuss bill to allow minor offenders to expunge criminal records

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Gov. Wolf plans to court Silicon Valley for venture capital for Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: VA woes, Iran loom large before Obama speech at Pittsburgh VFW convention
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh police officers leaving at twice the rate they’re being hired
Tribune-Review: Point Park drops faculty union challenge, will enter collective bargaining
Tribune-Review: Tax-exempt properties in Allegheny County await word on status
Post-Gazette: New independent LGBT group targets inclusivity in Pittsburgh schools
Post-Gazette: Room for improvement? Advocacy group gives Pittsburgh school board an overall grade of C+
Pittsburgh Business Journals: Allegheny County Bar Foundation names Wiedman president
WESA: PLI Chief Says City’s Business License Appeal Process Violates State Law
WESA: Vulakovich Senate Resolution Spurs Evaluation Of State Boards And Commissions
WESA: Casey Bill Aims To Close Nutritional Gap For Young Children

Southwest
Beaver County Times: GOP rally before Wolf visit draws protestors
Beaver County Times: Amid budget stalemate, Wolf touts education funding in visit to Big Beaver
Observer-Reporter: District attorney seeks solution for rundown Charleroi Cemetery
Observer-Reporter: New assistant district attorney hired
Altoona Mirror: Leaders call for unity at local tea party event

NEPA
Times-Leader: Wilkes-Barre mayoral candidate George given more time to correct “obvious mistakes” in campaign finance forms
Times-Leader: Luzerne County administration: merit based selection will fill job vacancies
Times-Tribune: Attorney General files criminal charges against former Mid Valley superintendent
Citizens Voice: Documents reveal more financial details of Wilkes-Barre Area consolidation plan
Citizens Voice: Expanded guidelines allow WIC program to help more in region
Standard Speaker: Five years later, Barletta more comfortable in, but not with, Washington

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Healey travels from TV to Governor’s office
Patriot News: Nearly a third of Pennsylvania’s prisoners are mentally ill
York Dispatch: State urging Yorkers to get vaccines
York Dispatch: Rep. Klunk to host ice cream social
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Lancaster appeals order to reveal donors in gun suit defense fund
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Cocalico teachers to school board: “standardized testing is harming students”

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Veterans pitch in with Habitat for Humanity in Allentown
Morning Call: Looking back at Allentown’s bloodiest year
Morning Call: Studies show more hospital stays in three fracking counties
Express Times: Edward Bullock’s child sex assault case
Express Times: Talen Energy will be able to light up more of the night after deal

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Atkinson’s radio show gives voice to community
Erie Times-News: Erie County explores public health approach to curb violence
Centre Daily Times: Vietnam reenactment at Pennsylvania Military Museum honors veterans

Opinion
Tribune-Review: U.N. Watch: Delusional on Israel
Post-Gazette: Slow down: Cameras are necessary to protect road workers
Patriot News: So what was Donald Trump up to while John McCain was a POW?
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era It’s time to take a serious look at school consolidation
Express Times: Pa. turnpike toll increases exemplify leadership vacuum
Daily News: Egalitarian Education
Inquirer: A need for more arts jobs
Daily Local News: Chavez: Does Iran agreement really bring us peace?
Delco Daily Times: Donald Trump: Shame of the GOP
Bucks County Courier Times: Prudent path for the future
Pottstown Mercury: Be wary of scammers targeting elderly

Blogs
PA Budget & Policy Center: Conservative Think Tank Confirms that PA Needs a Budget that Boosts State’s Fiscal Condition
Citified: Here’s How Much $100 Is Worth In Philly
Citified: Philly Teachers Union Fined Over Campaign Finance Violation
Citified: At Last, the Moment Is Ripe for Real Criminal Justice Reform
Citified: How Philly’s Plummeting Smoking Rate Could Harm Schools

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