7/27 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6The 2016 DNC in Philly will take PAC money, Dent’s former aide starts a lobbying firm and Kenney secures the support of his old rivals. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

7/24 Ups & Downs: Promotions, polls and the President. See who made this week’s list!

DNC Will Accept PAC, Lobbyist Money for 2016 Philly Convention: The decision represents a shift in the party from the Obama forces back to the Clinton team.

Former Aide of Rep. Charlie Dent Launches Lobbying Firm in D.C.: George McElwee has teamed up with former Holden staffer to start a new lobbying firm.

PHL-15: Kenney Receives Old Rivals’ Support: The former Democratic competitors buried the hatchet.

Sunday Show Preview: July 26, 2015: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Wolf says goodbye to McGinty, names Isenhour new chief of staff
WITF: Budget impasse affects gnat control
WITF: Pa. highways are a hotspot for drug busts
WITF: Minor parties get court win in ballot-access lawsuit
WITF: Surplus gives York a “window of opportunity” to implement financial changes
WITF: Wolf seeks review amid outcry over Planned Parenthood video
WITF: Potential economic impact of Pope Francis’ Pa. visit growing
PA Independent: Some PA school districts missing out on $1 billion in state aid
PA Independent: Proposal would let hospitals help competition

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Christie’s focus locks on three key states
Inquirer: The first hurdle
Philly.com: Budget stalemate leaves Wolf’s record so far incomplete
Philly.com: Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
KYW Newsradio: Study examines the good and bad of a Philadelphia City Council tradition
WHYY Newsworks: Proposal to limit drones taking shape in Pa. Senate
WHYY Newsworks: Resumes flooding candidate Kenney’s office
WHYY Newsworks: Philly may be penalized for not cooperating with U.S. on holding immigrants

SEPA
Daily Local News: Locals react to House Bill 809
Delco Daily Times: Aston commissioners adopt pair of ordinances
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown school officials demand more education funding

Pittsburgh
WESA: Brace Yourself: The Presidential Election Is Going To Be All About Anger
Pittsburgh Business Times: Hillary Clinton wants to raise capital gains rates, fight ‘quarterly capitalism’
Pittsburgh Business Times: Cruz calls McConnell a liar for allowing vote to revive Export-Import Bank
Pittsburgh Business Times: SBA loans likely to resume next week; Senate raises cap on 7(a) lending
Post-Gazette: Documents show Pennsylvania GOP’s courtship of gas industry
Post-Gazette: ‘Dark money’ ad blitz surround budget debate
Tribune-Review: Chronic job seekers giving up the hunt
Tribune-Review: Agencies aim to ease test-takers’ troubles with updated GED exam

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Neighborhood watch: Johnstown groups develop plan to preserve, market Cambria City
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown Redevelopment Authority won’t discipline businesses involved in Repak trial
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Joe Sestak makes Senate campaign stop in downtown Johnstown
Altoona Mirror: Lawmakers calling on Wolf to arm recruiters
Altoona Mirror: Reps move to tighten rules amid immigration debate
Beaver County Times: Report places Heritage Valley’s economic impact at $874 million
Beaver County Times: Proposed coal ash legislation in Congress wouldn’t affect Little Blue Run closing

NEPA
Standard Speaker: Carbon plan open to comment
Standard Speaker: Cartwright talks Washington at town hall
Wayne Independent: Bill would make landline affordability viable
Times Leader: New York’s minimum wage plans echo in Wyoming Valley
Times Leader: Barron: Penn State eyes economic development role

South Central
The Sentinel: Cumberland County set for bridge replacements and repairs
The Sentinel: Hanover man held on charges he burned Confederate flag
Patriot-News: Susquehanna Township OKs $50,000 severance to postpone manager’s retirement
Patriot-News: Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse credited for being ‘squeaky wheel’ behind Reed indictment
Patriot-News: Wolf Administration seeks legal help to go after Harrisburg’s incinerator claims
Patriot-News: In Reading, raid on city hall rattles but doesn’t surprise many officials
York Dispatch: State health insurance markets struggle with cost challenges
Lancaster Intelligencer: Democratic Committee corn roast draws statewide candidates
Lancaster Intelligencer: For every dollar Lancaster County Prison inmates spend on snacks and toiletries, the prison earns 46 cents

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Money for nonprofit connected to Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski hard to trace
Morning Call: Americans with Disabilities Act still transforming the Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Reports show Spencer handedly raised, spent money heading into primary
Reading Eagle: Federal judge orders release of detained mothers, their children
Express Times: Mayor’s Summer Youth Camp shows students how Easton works

North by Northwest
Campaign Erie: Judicial candidates make Erie stop
Erie Times News: Mayor Joe Sinnott defends actions on violence
Erie Times News: Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging to visit Erie
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Agency announces annual allocations

Opinion
Lancaster Intelligencer: More ‘Climate Super Heroes’ are needed
Patriot-News: Witnesses to crimes must not be afraid to step forward and do their civic duty: Editorial
Patriot-News: From a purely financial sense, would it help the city to shut down the Civil War Museum? Editorial
Post-Gazette: Bigger is not better: Longer tractor-trailers spell trouble on the road
Post-Gazette: Out of control: The DEA overpays informants without oversight
Tribune-Review: Yes, the IRS targeted conservatives
Altoona Mirror: Maintain emphasis on defense
Beaver County Times: Life, liberty and WiFi
Pocono Record: Expand ban on discrimination
Wayne Independent: Trump phenomenon nothing new in political silly season
Inquirer: Don’t sink the Iran deal- try to make it better
Delco Daily Times: “Majority of the majority” could mean minority rule
Pottstown Mercury: Pope’s popularity takes a hit in advance of Philly visit

Blogs
The Pennsylvania Progressive: PCCC looking to collect resumes
The Lu Lac Political Letter: At least he’s a literate drunk
Citizen’s Call: District’s strategic planning process approaches take-off
Citified: Will Bill Green and Sam Katz team up for a surprise city council run?

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