7/29 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6An in-depth look at Sestak’s FEC report, the DNC attacks Walker over Pat’s/Geno’s debate and we ask whether you approve of Senator Casey’s performance. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Sen: Q2: A Deep Dive Into Sestak’s FEC Report: The former Congressman’s numbers pale in comparison to Sen. Toomey’s.

Reader Poll: Do You Approve or Disapprove of Bob Casey’s Job Performance?: We ask our readers how they feel about the PA’s senior Senator.

Reader Poll: Groen Won’t Be Next Dem Chair: Our readers don’t believe Marcel Groen will be elected the next Chair of the PA Democratic Party.

DNC Grills Walker on Immortal Pat’s vs. Geno’s Rivalry: The Wisconsin Governor and 2016 presidential candidate will visits both locations this afternoon.

Independent Judicial Candidate May Make November Ballot: Paul Panepinto, a Philadelphia judge, would be the first independent candidate for the PA Supreme Court since the 1990’s.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: Protest Planned at Pipeline talk
PA Independent: Liquor privatization veto won’t end competition for beer distributors
PLSReporter: PSP and Office of Victim Advocate partnership improves notifications to victims of sexual violence
Capitolwire: Medical cannabis compromise continues to elude House leadership

Philadelphia
Heard in the Hall: Moody’s: Philadelphia has one of largest pension liabilities
Philly.com: Sen. Paul: Senate will vote on fed aid to Planned Parenthood
Philly.com: Hillary Clinton won’t take a position on Keystone pipeline
WHYY Newsworks: Philly activists call attention to Haitians in danger of deportation
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. unfair to third parties
KYW Newsradio: Project to get black man to the voting booth, through the barber shop, gets knight funding

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Group of parishioners plan to stay at Philly zoo during pope visit
Pottstown Mercury: Wolf pushes for more education spending during visit to Montco
Delco Daily Times: SEPTA to use lottery to sell prized papal regional rail passes

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh region sees fewer new jobs than normal in adjusted rate
Post-Gazette: Data show plenty of natural gas in storage for winter weather
Post-Gazette: Walk set for Sept. 26 to raise money for trails around Flight 93 crash site
Post-Gazette: Cinemax cancels ‘Banshee’, now filming in Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Consol Energy widens loss, cuts spending
Tribune-Review: Leetsdale places police chief on paid leave
Tribune-Review: Rural Valley judge hanging up robes after 34 years on the bench
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Gates Foundation invests in Pittsburgh startup
Pittsburgh Business Journal: U.S. Steel joins other major steel companies in filing trade case against illegal imports

Southwest
Beaver County Times: State reduces payback amount for job training agency involving Beaver County
Beaver County Times: Supreme Court denies Beaver County’s appeal in sale of Center Twp. home
Beaver County Times: Raccoon Township residents oppose possible zoning change
Tribune-Democrat: Somerset County commissioners OK plan to refinance old debt
Tribune-Democrat: Local job numbers reach annual low in June

NEPA
Times Leader: New study compares tax relief plans by governor, GOP
Times Leader: Luzerne County seeks new space for magistrates Kane, Cronauer
Times-Tribune: New mall ownership brings hope for revival
Times-Tribune: Pennsylvania-American makes pitch for Scranton sewer system
Times-Tribune: Parent sues Scranton School District for violating special education plan

South Central
The Sentinel: State budget impasse hurts nonprofits in variety of ways
The Sentinel: Franklin Co. D.A.: Use of deadly force justified by troopers in Friday shooting
The Sentinel: Meeting set to discuss pipeline
Patriot News: Pa. received more child abuse reports in 2014 than ever before
Patriot News: State auditor calls for education reform in light of Pa. schools bond downgrade
Patriot news: Coming Wednesday: A look at changes Dauphin County CYS has made since grand jury report
Patriot News: Charles, Rothman, face off in Aug. 4 special election for state house seat
York Dispatch: Aging population, newly insured contribute to York Hospital’s busiest year
Lancaster Intelligencer: Opponents in force at pipeline talk in Martic Township

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Lehigh County Authority names successor for outgoing CEO
Morning Call: Upper Saucon screens idea for tax on movie theater tickets
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley jobless rate dips to 5.4 percent
Reading Eagle: Berks unemployment rate remains 5%
Reading Eagle: Gov. Tom Wolf visits Phoenixville to promote his budget
Reading Eagle: Exeter’s Teachers in the Parks program getting statewide attention
Times Express: $1.3M natural resources damage deal reached in 2005 Martins Creek fly ash spill

North by Northwest
Erie Times News: Erie rally protests Planned Parenthood videos
Erie Times News: WQLN-TV to air panel discussion on Erie gun violence
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Board will not hold meeting
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Speaker willing to trade tax hikes for liquor overhaul

Opinion
Philly.com: Appealing to “purple” America
Post-Gazette: Humane ruling: A judge orders civility for immigrant children
Tribune-Review: The Export-Import Bank: The Senate’s shame
Carlisle Sentinel: Our View: Severance tax needed, but at lower rate
Patriot News: Police should pull over more drivers in work zones, for safety of those making a living: PennLive letters
York Dispatch: York County Dems’ unforced error

Blogs
The Pennsylvania Progressive: Tough times for PA Democrats
Citified: 3 reasons millennials will stay in Philly
Keystone Politics: PA Dems so far hanging tough with Wolf against GOP veto override
Commonwealth Foundation: When will Gov. Wolf compromise?

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