7/3 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6The GOP releases a new video against Wolf, Toomey targets the Export-Import Bank and we have an exclusive interview with Rep. Ryan Costello. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Ryan Costello: Staying In His Lane: We talk to the freshman Congressman about the transition, the Supreme Court and the permanent campaign.

PA-BGT: GOP Releases New Web Ad Targeting Wolf (VIDEO): The state’s Republican party urges the Governor to #SignPABudget.

PA-Sen: Toomey Requests Liquidation Plan from Export-Import Bank: The Bank’s charter expired on Tuesday.

President Obama Coming to Philadelphia: The President will address the NAACP Convention on July 14th.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: Environmental group accuses AG’s office of inaction in Health Department probe
StateImpactPA: Water quality not impacted by drilling, according to new report
PLSReporter: Gov. Wolf vetoes liquor privatization, budget implementation bills

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Gay-rights advocates mark 1965 march
Inquirer: Crime & Punishment: When the Pope goes to prison…
Inquirer: City to Harrisburg: Give our schools more money
WHYY Newsworks: Ramsey reverses policy, will release names of Philly officers involved in shootings
City Paper: Why 50 years in Philly’s gay-rights fight is a ‘remarkable and heroic story’
Philadelphia Business Journal: Rick Perry says black families would be better off under Republicans than Democrats
KYW Newsradio: Schools Chief Hite Turns Down His $60,000 Performance Bonus

SEPA
Bucks Local News: Bucks County questions uniform contract
Bucks Local News: Foundations Community Partnership Board approves $160,000 in grant awards for Bucks County non-profits
Delco Daily Times: The Heron’s Nest: Wawa makes its case for beer sales
Pottstown Mercury: Berks County commissioners support Human Services pilot program

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Wolf vetoes GOP liquor privatization bill
Post-Gazette: Teachers union blasts state evaluation system
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh files suit to force release of $11.4 million in gaming funds
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania’s governor, legislators plan new round of budget talks
Post-Gazette: Auditor General reforms include management of pensions by Pennsylvania
Tribune-Review: Attorney General’s twin sister sued by FBI agent ex-boyfriend
Tribune-Review: Expect drawn-out state budget impasse, Pa. political analysts say

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Center Twp. man named president of new regional operation of Hub International
Beaver County Times: Two men. One coal-ash dump. No answers.
Beaver County Times: Monaca council president arrested for assault
Tribune-Democrat: Fireworks ban could go out with a bang
Tribune-Democrat: Mission accomplished: Fundraising completed for war hero monument

NEPA
Times Leader: Kids for Cash ex-judge Ciavarella wants corruption conviction overturned
Times Leader: Greater Wilkes-Barre, Greater Hazleton Realtor associations to merge next year
Times Leader: Gun-toting Rice Township supervisor resigns for ‘private reasons’
Times-Tribune: FBI agent sues attorney general’s sister
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County deputy sheriffs to get 13.6 percent raises over 4 years

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Personal safety of Carlisle officers at risk under county dispatch
Carlisle Sentinel: New pay structure for county raises questions, but little change expected
Patriot News: Most Susquenita School District residents will see a tax decrease for 2015-16
York Dispatch: State Rep. Klunk to host budget talks with residents
York Dispatch: Liquor agents cit 5 York County establishments
York Dispatch: York County legislators aren’t holding their breath for resolution to state budget impasse
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: District Judge Jayne Duncan suspended from her Elizabethtown post

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Toomey tours Mack’s Lower Macungie plant
Morning Call: Northampton County Council claims oversight over table game funds
Morning Call: Locals react as Wawa looks to put beer on shelves in 1 Pennsylvania store
Morning Call: Easton comprehensive plan rewrite nears completion
Reading Eagle: Berks County commissioners support human services budget
Express Times: Missing some money? Pennsylvania State Police may have it

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: P-O approves budget with slight tax reduction
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Former rep Brett Feese out of prison
Erie Times-News: GOP has “upper hand” in state budget stalemate
Erie Times-News: Class helps deaf refugees adjust to life in America
Erie Times-News: Erie Insurance unveils historic marker at former armory

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Broker a budget: On spending, both parties must seek compromise
Tribune-Review: The overtime proposal: Regressive economics
Times-Tribune: Limit vaccine exemptions
Centre Daily Times: Court got it wrong
Williamsport Sun Gazette: We need leadership, not vetoes, from governor
Patriot News: Pa. legislators, you had one job- but blew it again
Reading Eagle: Ruling means health care law likely to remain intact
Bucks Local News: Piping the future into Marcus Hook
Bucks County Courier Times: Camera shy commissioners
Inquirer: Community College of Phila. can do more for the city’s students…
Inquirer: Bill a good start in reforming mental-health care

Blogs
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Trump’s Comments
Commonwealth Foundation: Wolf Vetoes Liquor Independence
Keystone Politics: Why Can’t All Wawa’s Sell Beer?
Citified: The Brief: We’ll Soon Know the Names of All Cops Who Shoot Civilians

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