7/30 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Congressman Fattah is indicted, Reps. Marino and Perry spar with Secretary Kerry on the Iranian nuclear deal and the PSEA backs Dougherty. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

BREAKING: PA-2: Chaka Fattah Indicted: The Congressman was charged with 29 counts of racketeering, bribery and other associated crimes.

PA-2: Possible Replacements for Rep. Chaka Fattah: With the Congressman’s career on life support we take a look at his potential successors.

PA Congressmen Spar with Secretary Kerry on Iran Deal (VIDEOS): Representatives Scott Perry, Tom Marino and Brendan Boyle of the Foreign Affairs Committee each posed questions about the Iranian nuclear deal.

Q2: GOP Presidential Fundraising Breakdown: A look at how much money each Republican presidential hopeful raised in the Keystone State.

PSEA Endorses Dougherty for Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Michael J. Crossey, PSEA President, has announced the union’s support of Judge Kevin Dougherty.

PLSReporter: Educators, administrators pan state assessments at House hearing
Capitolwire: PA hospitals like vetoed GOP budget more than Wolf’s proposals
StateImpactPA: Philadelphia Energy Solutions pursues joint venture for loading and storage of Bakken crude
PA Independent: Are PA beer distributors unable to tap full potential of craft beer surge?
PA Independent: Complaint about unions’ political letter referred to PA attorney general
WITF: GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker visits York County
WITF: Pa. House Majority Whip Bryan Cutler talks budget with Lebanon nonprofits
WITF: Unemployment rates drop in midstate, but not because of more jobs
WITF: Manufacturing is not leading Franklin County’s job recovery
WITF: Wolf meets with Republican leaders about Pennsylvania budget
State House Sound Bites: Proposed limits on drones prompt concern
State House Sound Bites: PA fighting suit over stalled building code updates
State House Sound Bites: Call for compromise on property tax relief in budget impasse

KYW Newsradio: Mayor Nutter on Fattah indictment: “A very, very sad moment”
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia’s immigrant community stands up to bill punishing sanctuary cities
KYW Newsradio: Congressman Bob Brady is saddened following the Fattah indictment
Inquirer: U.S. Rep. Fattah indicted, allegedly took illegal $1 million loan
Inquirer: As Fattah vows to stay in office, possible successors emerge
CapitolInq: Rail safety system stirs conflict on transportation bill
Philadelphia Business Journal: U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, 4 associates charged with racketeering, corruption, conspiracy
Philadelphia Business Journal: 5 Philly cops sue mayor, police commissioner, DA for defamation

Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County judge rules same-sex widow entitled to benefits
Bucks County Courier Times: Educators testify in Harrisburg on PSSAs, Keystone Exams
Delco Daily Times: Renee Chenault-Fattah hit for sham car sale, but not charged
Delco Daily Times: Sestak pledges support to veterans in campaign stop

City Paper: Lawsuit over fracking near schools in Mars School District could have statewide legal impact
KDKA: National Groups Weighing In On Controversial Gun Policy, Social Security Idea
WESA: EPA Finalizing Federal Standard On Carbon Pollution
WESA: Pittsburgh Celebrated In Study Of Innovative Transportation Policies
WESA: City Council Supports Updates To Noise Control Ordinance
Pittsburgh Business Times: Federal Reserve keeps interest rates near zero; awaits ‘further improvement in labor market’ (VIDEO)
Post-Gazette: Child abuse reporting up; thousands of children remain at risk in Pennsylvania
Post-Gazette: Defense department renews $1.73 billion contract with CMU

Altoona Mirror: Veto won’t end beer sale rivalry
Beaver County Times: PA Cyber fighting sexual harassment lawsuit
Beaver County Times: Beaver County pension fund sees decrease, investment potential

Citizens’ Voice: County eyes savings at magisterial level
Standard Speaker: Budget pinch hits counties soon
News Item: Barletta says he’ll vote against Iran deal
Times-Tribune: Clinton visits Scranton for fundraiser; visited father’s grave earlier
Times-Tribune: Scranton Sewer Authority still reviewing privatization proposals
Times Leader: Kaufer, Cutler take aim at governor over budget standoff at press conference in Luzerne

South Central
The Sentinel: End of Boy Scouts’ ban on gays prompts mixed reaction locally
The Sentinel: County looks at funding of community programs
The Sentinel: County commissioners appoint chief public defender
Patriot-News: Gov. Wolf and state GOP ‘making progress’ on budget talks
Patriot-News: Candidate in special election for state House addresses 26-year-old assault charge
Patriot-News: Lancaster County will spend $9M to fix up affordable housing units
Patriot-News: Local activist claims excessive police force spurring internal investigation
York Daily Record: Photos: Scott Walker campaigns at Country Club of York
York Daily Record: Gov. Tom Wolf pushes budget plan in front of hometown crowd
Lancaster Intelligencer: Proposed $56 million landfill expansion in Manor Township praised, attacked
Lancaster Intelligencer: Philly to consider gunfire detection system; Lancaster already passed on it

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Educators criticize PSSAs, Keystone Exams in Harrisburg
Morning Call: Feds accuse Philadelphia congressman Chaka Fattah of corruption
Morning Call: Sewer bills could jump 61 percent for some North Whitehall customers
Reading Eagle: Lancaster Democrat running for U.S. Congress
Reading Eagle: U.S. judge from Berks thrust into spotlight
WFMZ: Police car cameras focused on protecting officers, citizens
WFMZ: Emmaus moves forward to buy new municipal building
Express-Times: Local educator blasts Keystone Exams mandate in state hearing

North by Northwest
Centre Daily News: Developer Ara Kervandjian fills $3,600 Bellefonte funding gap with CATA
Erie Times News: Institute to measure entrepreneurism in Erie region
Williamsport Sun Gazette: 2nd full-time VA employee hired

Patriot News: Five crimes and misdemeanors – Giuliani thinks Hillary needs more investigating
Patriot News: Equal justice means equal access to justice for all
Philly.com: $15-an-hour movement brings hope to city workers
Daily News: Scout’s honor
Tribune-Review: Medicare @ 50: Sick, getting sicker
Post-Gazette: Secret cameras: Pittsburghers deserve a citizen-friendly policy
Altoona Mirror: Project deserves extension
Beaver County Times: Putting brakes on large trucks
Citizens’ Voice: Keep Sunday hunting ban
Standard Speaker: Bills aim to shield children from jail
Times Leader: Steve Corbett: State troopers’ repetition of racist ‘joke’ is no laughing matter

PA Budget and Policy Center: Veto Override- 7 reasons Republicans should be careful of what they wish for
Commonwealth Foundation: Pay no attention to those tax increases
Keystone Crossroads: Pa. early-childhood programs stretched to financial limit, study finds
Citizen’s Call: District sticks with Jewish holiday date on upcoming school year calendar
Citified: Why is Mayor Nutter getting so pissy about the Pope visit?
Citified: If Fattah goes down, who would voters replace him with?

2 Responses

  1. The republican leadership team lead by Speaker Turzai is going to Israel for a junket the next 2 weeks … I guess we won’t be having budget talks during this time. Some one needs to ask Turzai why he is going on a junket with the State Legislative Leaders Foundation while we have no state budget. This smells on the good ole days when pay raises were passed in the night!

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