7/8 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf visits Pittsburgh, McGinty introduces the Fresh Start PAC and the NRCC hits Trivedi. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Tom Wolf Visits Pittsburgh, Discusses Manufacturing and the Budget: Democratic nominee for Governor Tom Wolf met with innovators in Pittsburgh today, where he learned about their ideas and how they can translate into manufacturing jobs and also addressed questions about the budget stalemate in Harrisburg.

PA-Gov: McGinty Officially Launches Fresh Start PAC: The organization, set up by Tom Wolf to circumvent the Democratic State Committee, is now online.

PA-6: NRCC Compares Trivedi to Pelosi in Web Ad (VIDEO): The NRCC is releasing a new web video attacking the Democratic nominee for his support of a “single-payer” health care system.

Senator Casey Discusses Middle East on Fox News Sunday: Senator Casey appeared on Fox News Sunday yesterday to discuss foreign policy issues in the Middle East.

Legislative Election Update:

SD-15: State Senator Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin) is putting his own twist on the town hall meeting. His office announced today that Sen. Teplitz will be holding a Twitter town hall on Wednesday night from 7 to 8 pm. To participate, send questions to @SenatorTeplitz with the hashtag #AskTeplitz.

Statewide
PLSReporter: Senate returns to session Tuesday to consider amended Fiscal Code, Phila. cigarette tax authorization
PLSReporter: Government reform advocates flunk legislative reform efforts since 2005 pay raise
PLSReporter: VIDEO: Teplitz discusses his goals for state government reform
StateImpactPA: Intersex fish found in three Pa. rivers; DEP sampling waterways

Philadelphia
Philly.com: Pa. budget, related bills remain in Harrisburg limbo
Philly.com: Pa. clerk asks Supreme Court to halt gay marriage
WHYY Newsworks: Philly lawmaker cautions that cigarette tax for schools not a done deal
WHYY Newsworks: $2 cigarette tax may keep Philly young people from picking up habit
Phillynow.com: PA looks to ban “revenge porn”: prison time for sharing your ex’s XXXs

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Pa. Turnpike: Death highlights importance of drivers being cautious in work zones
Pottstown Mercury: Chesco sheriff makes Most Wanted list public
Delco Daily Times: Deliberations begin in doctor’s attempted murder trial
Daily Local Times: Wedding crashing thief ‘turned fairy tales into a nightmare’

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Erie County Common Pleas judge faces ethnic charges
Pittsburgh Business Times: Molchany files resolution in support of Lyft, Uber
Tribune Review: Vague bill shrouds earmarks in secrecy, to get Pennsylvania Senate vote
Tribune Review: Gubernatorial candidate Wolf visits business incubator in East Liberty
Tribune Review: Survey of Washington, Greene elected officials shows positive views of gas industry
WTAE: One in ten tune out politics

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Lawyer confirmed to Philly-based appeals court
Altoona Mirror: Wide ranging budget bill could end up in court
Altoona Mirror: Pennsylvania sheriff’s threat trial opens
Observer-Reporter: Pa. clerk asks Supreme Court to halt gay marriage

NEPA
Times Leader: Scranton revisits a new tax on non-residents
Times Tribune: Mellow wants separate trial, accuses prosecutors of misconduct
Times Tribune: Questions raised about legality of key budget bill
Wayne Independent: Man charged with terroristic threats

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: Pa. lawmakers to tackle 911 funding shortfall
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Facebook bans photo and story about 12-year-old girl who shot a bear
Harrisburg Patriot News: New effort will find and help uninsured children in Harrisburg
Harrisburg Patriot News: Congressional candidate brings Hazelton police chief into suit over nominating petitions
York Dispatch: New director steering York City economic development

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Costello, Trivedi telegraphing their punches
Express Times: Nazareth Council moving forward with plan to track renters
Morning Call: PA liquor privatization hopes fade with budget loss
Morning Call: Charlie Dent talks immigration at town hall
Morning Call: Schuylkill County register of wills appeals same-sex marriage setback to U.S. Supreme Court

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Penn State attorneys argue Paternos would use documents in lawsuit for ‘public relations campaign’
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Legislative Tally
AP: Steel pipe imports hurt Pennsylvania businesses

Opinion
Reading Eagle: House Republicans force Obama into unilateral action
Harrisburg Patriot News: Congressional panel should restore gutted travel disclosure rule
Courier Times: What debate and discussion?
The Intelligence: Changing traffic in Quakertown

Blogs
Keystone Politics: Peduto: Senator Fontana Introducing Bill to Override Tom Corbett’s PUC Appointees, Legalize Uber X and Lyft
Keystone Politics: #PA8: Fitzpatrick the Moderate? Not so much.
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup July 7: PA lawmakers miss opportunity to address school funding crisis
PA Budget and Policy Center: 2013-14 General Fund Revenues finish below 2012-13 levels, yet 2014-15 Budget assumes over $1 billion in revenue growth
Lu-Lac Political Letter: The LuLac Edition #2690, July 7, 2014: Beating Hillary

One Response

  1. As we endure the lameduck budget soap opera: lets have some fun. Who will be the Executive Director of the Corbett Library?

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