7/28 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6The DCCC seeks to intervene in the PA-8 primary, Turzai wants to override Wolf’s budget veto and Anthony Williams’ mortgage deal goes sour. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-8: DCCC, Rendell Trying to Push Santarsiero Out of the Race: Democratic leaders in PA and DC are attempting to clear the primary field for Shaughnessy Naughton.

PA-BGT: Turzai Threatens Veto Override: The House Speaker hasn’t ruled out a vote to push through the GOP’s proposed budget.

Goodwill Gone Wrong? State Sen. Anthony Williams’s Bad Mortgage Experience: The former Philadelphia Mayoral candidate discusses the pitfalls of an unfortunate 2005 mortgage deal.

HD-161: Endorsement Roundup: We take a look at the recent developments in the August 4th contest.

PHL-15: Shapiro Endorses Kenney for Mayor: The Montgomery County Commissioner gets behind the Democratic Mayoral nominee.

Statewide
Capitolwire: House Speaker Turzai says veto override option not out of the question as budget impasse continues
Capitolwire: No Child Left Behind overhaul encourages states to re-evaluate standardized testing requirements
Capitolwire: Pileggi makes third attempt at DNA collection bill
WITF: Lebanon city ordered to turn over buy-sell records to attorney
WITF: High court may get first independent candidate since 1990s
WITF: Pa. Medicaid expansion transition nearly complete
WITF: Philadelphia officials still mum on pope visit transportation plans
WITF: Pa. House speaker links liquor overhaul to new taxes for budget
WITF: Civil War Museum says it’s clean of ties to Stephen Reed
StateImpactPA: Protest Planned at Pipeline Talk

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. social service agencies tap “shoestring reserves” during budget stalemate
KYW Newsradio: Township in Bucks County declares State of Emergency for weekend of Pope’s visit
KYW Newsradio: Mayor Nutter asserts papal visit security maps online are false
Philly.com: In New Jersey, Christie taps ex-classmates for plum posts
Philadelphia Business Journal: Generic drug maker eliminates dozens of Philly jobs
Philadelphia Business Journal: Philadelphia has one of highest credit card debt burdens in U.S.
Philadelphia Business Journal: Special vote set to replace 3 in Pa. house

SEPA
Daily Local News: Pa. Attorney General: More child predators being nabbed
Delco Daily Times: Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf makes the case for his budget at Willow Hill Elementary School
Pottstown Mercury: Wheels of Justice: Montgomery County law enforcement pedals for a cause
Pottstown Mercury: GOP candidates for Montco commissioner pledge financial support for Camp Rainbow

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: How Pennsylvania gas industry gained Corbett influence
Post-Gazette: Memos to Corbett hinting at rail influence
Post-Gazette: Surveillance Society: Pittsburgh seeking to implement surveillance camera privacy policy
KDKA: Former Beaver Co. DA Candidate: I’m Being Punished For Being A Whistleblower
KDKA: Budget Impasse Will Start To Hurt, Says House Majority Leader
WTAE: Pennsylvania taxpayers funding nearly empty $29 commercial flights daily
WESA: How Public Judgment Hurts Addiction Recovery, And How Professionals Can Get Help
Pittsburgh Business Times: Congress ends SBA loan shutdown by raising annual lending cap
Pittsburgh Business Times: Big businesses sign White House pledge to cut carbon emissions

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Job-training agency has to pay back $168,000
Beaver County Times: Two Beaver County employees, prominent defense attorney and client charged
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Suicide prevention program already entrenched in area schools

NEPA
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre mayoral nominee Tony George says juggling act led to campaign finance flap
Times Leader: Despite protest from George, Wilkes-Barre City Council approves formation of sewer authority
Times Leader: Luzerne County, Wilkes-Barre at loggerheads over project funding
Standard Speaker: Proposed gas pipeline route now a battleground
Standard Speaker: Lawmaker proposes addiction response fund
Times-Tribune: Scott Twp. Sewer Authority credits business park for lower sewer rates

South Central
The Sentinel: Meeting set to discuss pipeline
The Sentinel: VA: Dillsburg veteran can’t be buried at Indiantown Gap
The Sentinel: Mount Holly Springs residents have voices heard on streetscape plan
Patriot-News: Lower Allen Township commissioners reviewing proposals for public safety director search
Patriot-News: Key Pennsylvania House Democrat says override votes on Gov. Wolf’s budget veto aren’t likely
Patriot-News: Council members question payments by Williamsport mayor to ad firm
York Dispatch: Sen. Wagner to host event for presidential candidate Walker
Lancaster Intelligencer: Researchers: Pa. health care ‘stands out as even worse than average’

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Whitehall zoning officials to vote on controversial Roosevelt Street apartments
Morning Call: Only 33 percent of New Jersey landowners agree to allow PennEast on their property
Reading Eagle: GoFundMe, a crowdfunding website, gives pleas a chance
Express Times: Bethlehem investigating possible fixes in flood-prone neighborhood
Express Times: Bethlehem increases police, bans swimming to manage unruly Saucon Park crowds
Express Times: Easton Promise Neighborhood surveys almost 300 West Ward residents in 3 weeks

North by Northwest
Erie Times News: State official tours Erie Donjon facility
Erie Times-News: Q&A: Jonathan D’Silva: Innovation in Erie on the rise
Williamsport Sun Gazette: School board transfers money
Campaign ’15: Wolf applauds agency’s gift ban

Opinion
Patriot-News: Sen. Casey’s call to put the brakes on even bigger big rigs on Pa. highways makes sense: Editorial
Patriot-News: A severance tax would only hurt the very industry we should encourage to thrive: PennLive letters
Daily News: Poverty hurts economy
Inquirer: Give Trump some credit
Daily Local News: Pa. law in need of more teeth
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: A tale of two boroughs
Times Leader: Keep mega-long trucks off Pennsylvania roads until more known on safety
Pocono Record: Motorists find own speed; Use it
Standard Speaker: Tax uptick can pave the way
Times-Tribune: Council gets clear picture, holds deal
Citizens’ Voice: Break the cycle of incarceration before it starts
News Item: Libertarian candidates add new dimension to election
Wayne Independent: Candidates must address structural racism
Post-Gazette: Social insecurity: Congress must do more than transfer funds
Tribune-Review: The Export-Import Bank: The Senate’s shame

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: As budget standstill continues, Pa. House speaker urges override of Wolf veto
Keystone Crossroads: Ideas worth stealing: real deal real-time parking information
Keystone Politics: Suburban Republicans ready to vote for severance tax whenever tea tantrum is over
Keystone Politics: As Wolf gears up for environmental regulatory push, a reminder to focus on methane
Citified: Anthony Williams’ politically and financially disastrous property deal
Citified: Job-seekers already hounding Kenney

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