7/24 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6A new PA-6 poll, Corbett gets in a dispute with the Sierra Club and Troiano indicates that he’ll make the ballot. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-6: Internal Poll: Costello 35% Trivedi 30%: An internal poll from the Trivedi campaign finds the Democratic candidate in striking distance of his opponent.

PA-10: Troiano Reaches Signature Requirement: Independent candidate for PA’s 10th District Nick Troiano announced today that he has collected the signatures necessary to be placed on the ballot.

PA-Gov: Corbett Ordered to Release Smog Plan Correspondence: The Sierra Club has successfully appealed a refusal by Governor Corbett’s office to release correspondence concerning a state anti-smog plan that the environmentalists believe may have been compromised by corporate interests.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Statewide fingerprinting guidelines could be on the way for police departments
Capitolwire: Online payday lenders agree to pull out of PA market
Capitolwire: Commonwealth Court ruling called a ‘ground breaking’ decision for growing charter schools
PLS Reporter: Thirteen percent of eligible criminal cases lack fingerprints, hearing reveals
State House Sound Bites: House takes its time on DNA collection changes

Philadelphia
WHYY NewsWorks: Pop-up beer gardens in Philly stirring brouhaha
The Inquirer: Corbett brings his pension plea to Bucks
The Inquirer: Despite verdict, reform in Traffic Court takes hold
The Inquirer: Kenney to Nutter (again): Sign the pot bill already

SEPA
AP: More than 500 migrants kids sent to Pennsylvania
Bucks County Courier Times: Bristol Township may get help from the state to combat crime
Daily Local News: West Bradford OKs $4 million bond for projects

Pittsburgh
City Paper: Following Up: PrideFest altercation raises as many questions about police policy as it does about the officer’s conduct
WTAE: Investigation reveals big gap in cellphone privacy protection
WTAE: City Council to public safety director: Police facing crisis in confidence, low morale
Tribune Review: United States proposes tougher rules for moving crude oil, ethanol by rail
Tribune Review: VA settles 3 more Legionnaires’ cases
Tribune Review: State Senate hires lawyer, considers suing Corbett
Pittsburgh Business Times: New SEC regs require institutional investors to float NAVs
Pittsburgh Business Times: PUC recommends emergency approval for Lyft, Uber
Pittsburgh Business Times: These academics seem to think we’re unhappy in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times: Why your school-supply dollar isn’t stretching too far this year
Post-Gazette: PennDOT to join Pennsylvania Turnpike in testing 70 mph speed limit

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Proposed compressor station ignites lengthy debate
Beaver County Times: Cornell officials open to talking about merger with Moon district
Beaver County Times: Report: Pennsylvania receives ‘D’ for policies supporting working parents
Altoona Mirror: Lack of answers angers Hollidaysburg residents
Altoona Mirror: County says reassessment ‘pace will pick up’

NEPA
The Times Leader: Strelish, Henderson still cashing LCTA paychecks
Times-Tribune: Speed limit to rise to 70 mph on stretch of I-380
Times-Tribune: Legislature likely to alter city commuter tax, Blake says
Times-Tribune: Scranton council cancels meeting to consider vacancy
Citizens Voice: County council cuts Hazleton transit funding
News Item: Mount Carmel mayor wants to be your friend
News Item: LMSD hires engineers for oil leak probe
AP: Pa. auditor: Drilling boom overwhelms regulators

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Turnpike could be first of many Pennsylvania 70 mph highways
Carlisle Sentinel: County considers voluntary employee resignation plan
Harrisburg Patriot News: Rising inmate population, staffing costs, plague Cumberland County Prison
Harrisburg Patriot News: Gas prices continue to fall in the midstate

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Brad Osborne says he wouldn’t let court make decision
Morning Call: Former Nazi guard dies in Philadelphia just before extradition approved
Morning Call: Corbett provides $5 million stamp of approval to FedEx plan
Morning Call: Feds charge woman with embezzling $562K from employer
WFMZ: Man found with 200 marijuana plants in yard, police say
Express Times: Police warn merchants to be careful after fake $100 bills passed in Hunterdon County

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Corbett’s pension reform pitch to property owners
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Water authority getting $9M construction loan
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Decision pending

Opinion
News Item: Stop corporate tax inversions, then pass reform
The Times Leader: Our Opinion: Scranton region’s dour ranking in happiness study not a total bummer
Observer-Reporter: Selective blame game
Observer-Reporter: DEP should pay heed to DePasquale’s report
York Dispatch: LETTER: Immigration crisis straining health system
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: The minimum wage should be raised from just $7.25. Do you agree?
Philly.com: Corbett’s counterproductive pension proposal
Philly.com: Phila. teachers need support
Philadelphia Daily News: The politics of pensions = annoyance
Philly Now: Why a cigarette tax for Philly schools is a tax on the poor
Tribune Review: The Corbett administration gives itself a headache with selective transparency
Altoona Mirror: Agencies’ disclosure staggering
Citizens Voice: Leaseholders deserve better from legislators

Blogs
Keystone State Education Coalition: New PA Basic Ed Funding Commission to start work on Thursday
Above Average Jane: Two Notes on Workforce Training
Above Average Jane: Amtrak Veterans Job Fair
2 Political Junkies: CIS in the News

2 Responses

  1. IT IS ONLY 103 DAYS UNTIL PENNSYLVANIA VOTERS REJECT THE NON-ELECTED RULE OF THE WASHINGTON GOP CONSULTANT CLASS, ACTING GOVERNOR BRABENDER AND HIS FRONT MAN, TOM CORBETT!

  2. PATIENTS FIRST A DISASTER! AN EXAMPLE OF THE LACK OF LEADERSHIP OF TOM CORBETT! DEAR TOM AND SUE: WHY DON’T YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT OUR CITIZENS WHO NEED MEDICAL TREATNEBT IN WESTERN PA? PLEASE TERMINATE LESLIE GROMIS-BAKER! PLEASE DISCLOSE HOW MUCH BRABENDER AND BABY BRIAN NUTT MADE ON THE WESTERN PA HOSPITAL WARS? Transplant patients in limbo over coverage under UPMC-Highmark pact | TribLIVE

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    • May 16, 2023 (Primary Day) (51%)
    • March, 2023 (47%)
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