7/23 Morning Buzz

Harrisburg Capitol stepsPA finishes 45th in June job creation, the NRCC move to protect Rothfus, and Shuster draws a second challenger. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Politically Uncorrected: Quit Expecting Corbett to Quit: 6 reasons why Tom Corbett will by the Republican nominee for Governor in 2014.

PA Ranked 45th in June Job Creation: Job reports are in across the nation, and PA ranked 45th in June. Here are the latest employment numbers, which on an ongoing basis are likely to be critical in the the next election cycle for Governor Tom Corbett.

NRCC Adds Rothfus to Incumbent Protection Program: The National Republican Congressional Committee has added Rep. Keith Rothfus to its ‘Patriot Program,’ which is designed to support potentially vulnerable incumbents in 2014.

Shuster Picks Up Second Challenger: Franklin County businessman Travis Schooley will run for Congress in PA-9. But the would-be challenger – who mounted an unsuccessful bid in 2012 – may split the anti-Shuster vote.

In Philly, Gov. Rendell, Sen. Lott & Others to Solve Partisanship: The former Governor along with former Sens. Trent Lott (R-MS) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) will talk about civic engagement and political polarization in a National Constitution Center forum.

State House Sound Bites: Memo reveals agencies concerned voter ID would disenfranchise some
State House Sound Bites: For state-related schools, open records chief sees (sun) light ahead
State House Sound Bites: Bill would change endangered species determination process
State House Sound Bites: Voter ID trial enters second week
PA Independent: PA court sides with public over state-related universities for open records
StateImpactPA: Gas Industry Repairing Roads in Northeastern Pa.
Capitolwire: OFF THE FLOOR: Corbett’s latest Gaming Board pick surprises
Capitolwire: No way of judging $5 million voter ID education campaign, expert says
AP: Court battle over Pa. Voter ID law enters week two
AP: Holder, Trayvon Martin’s mom to speak in Philly

AP: Holder, Trayvon Martin’s mom to speak in Philly
Commonwealth Confidential: LCB chief now really leaving
PhillyClout: Charter change could make it harder for Mayor to challenge arbitration awards
WHYY Newsworks: Dennis Haggerty, father of Pa. Right to Education law, dies at 85
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. GOP chair Gleason defends voter ID remarks
CBS Philly: Original Copy Of Emancipation Proclamation On Display In Philadelphia
CBS Philly: School District Financial Crisis Leaves Many Lives In Limbo

Delco Times: Ex-defense boss Donald Rumsfeld coming to Valley Forge Military Academy
Declo Times: Former Lansdowne Police officer uncovers new talent
Daily Local: Ways to object to rate hike
Daily Local: Corbett visits local life science companies
Daily Local: City begins efforts to trap feral cats
Montgomery Media: Schwartz, Lansdale officials cap streetscape project with ribbon cutting
Pottstown Mercury: Write-in votes change the face of fall elections
Pottstown Mercury: Boyertown School Board veteran John Crossley reflects on narrow loss

Tribune Review: New chief of staff aims to sell Gov. Corbett’s agenda
Tribune Review: Lawyer claims ‘09 raid on Fayette County church was violation of members’ constitutional rights
Tribune Review: For Del Greco, new position changes role
Post-Gazette: Man claims threats at New Castle Area Transit Authority after he complained about smokers
KDKA: KD Investigates: Is Money Missing From Anti-Bullying Program?

AP: New 10 Commandments monument on display in Uniontown
Observer-Reporter: South Strabane meetings set

Times Tribune: Non-Profit debate gains momentum
Times Tribune: Natural gas industry routinely fixing state roads
Pocono Record: GOP, Dems duel over stats saying Obamacare already benefitting Poconos

South Central
Patriot-News: Gay marriage not likely for a long time in Pennsylvania, panelists at forum concur
Patriot-News: Voter ID: Final law addressed concerns about disenfranchisement, state attorneys argue
Patriot-News: Even after the scandals, campaign finance reform is a non-starter in Pennsylvania: analysis
Patriot-News: Office of Open Records director expects changes to state-related schools under Right-to-Know law
Lancaster Intelligencer: Teachers push back against pension critics
Lancaster Intelligencer: Groups push sediment, eel, fishing issues at Conowingo Dam
Lancaster Intelligencer: DEP, owner of Adamstown spring water facility to meet today
Lancaster Intelligencer: Upper Leacock supervisors table decision on number of building code inspectors

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Bar Association: Ban judges from corporate boards
Reading Eagle: Mayor wins first suit against city Charter Board
Express Times: Bethlehem schools chief Joseph Roy to lead district for another five years
Express Times: Coroner seeks to oust U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright in district that now represents Easton area
Express Times: Allentown State Hospital sale draws concerns from community, neighbors

North by Northwest
Onward State: Professor’s Lawsuit Against National Review Can Proceed
Sun Gazette: Wellsboro council, in new room, disagrees about garbage truck money
Sun Gazette: Interim leader for Hughesville police picked
Sun Gazette: Jersey Shore school construction discussed
Centre Daily Times: Rep. Thompson to co-chair natural gas hearing at Penn College
Erie Times Campaign ’13: Write in would seem likely for Austin

Michael Nutter, Time Magazine: Stopping the Slaughter: All Americans must come together to end an epidemic of deadly urban violence
Bill Shuster, Altoona Mirror: Supporting Senate’s immigration bill is foolish
Tribune Review: Funding roads: Dubious equation
Post-Gazette: Canine conditions: Pa. deserves tough enforcement of its dog law
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Bill Shuster | Why I won’t support Senate immigration bill

Keystone Politics: How Much Blame Does Tom Corbett Deserve for the Philly Building Collapse?
Keystone Politics: Meeting John Hanger
Jon Geeting: Why the Land Value Tax is a Critical Tool in the Fight Against Inequality
ACLU: Voter ID Trial Day 5: A Harsh Critique of the Commonwealth’s Voter ID Communication Campaign
John Hanger’s Facts of the Day: Key Fact: DOE Study Of Fracking In PA Finds Frack Fluids Did Not Return To Groundwater Or Surface
John Hanger’s Facts of the Day: Hooray: Prof. Mann’s Defamation Suit Against National Review Online & CEI Wins Major Judicial Order
Above Average Jane: DePasquale’s First Six Months
Above Average Jane: Record Ridership on Regional Rail
2 Political Junkies: Oh, NOW It’s The Sunspots!!
Commonwealth Foundation: Liquor Privatization Saves Lives?

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