7/8 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kathleen Kane and Lanny Davis split, Joe Sestak and Harry Reid meet and the GOP sets a date to chose a nominee for the SD-37 special election. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Kane Parts Ways with Lanny Davis: Kathleen Kane says goodbye to her tenth communications specialist.

PA-Sen: Peace Between Sestak and D.C.?: Could the Democratic candidate and party leaders finally be nearing a truce?

SD-37: PA GOP to Nominate Candidate Saturday: A conferee meeting for the special election will be held in Pittsburgh.

Reader Poll: Will Katie McGinty Run for Senate?: We ask whether the Governor’s Chief of Staff will step down and seek a Senate seat next year.

Reader Poll: Wolf’s to Blame for Missing Budget Deadline: Our readers point the finger at the Governor.

Politically Uncorrected: Pennsylvania’s Death Penalty Lingers On: Support for the death penalty has steadily waned nationally as well as in the state.

PA-6: Shapiro Endorses Parrish: The Montgomery County Commissioner is throwing his support behind Mike Parrish’s campaign.

PA-Gov: Wolf Announces Pipeline Task Force Appointees: The Governor wants recommendations on pipeline infrastructure in the next seven months.

Capitolwire: No budging on budget
StateImpactPA: Wolf administration announces members of new pipeline task force
PLSReporter: Gordner gives latest on budget negotiations
PLSReporter: Commonwealth Court says police motor vehicle video recordings can be public records
PLSReporter: Hanna discusses his take on budget talks
PLSReporter: “Shuttle diplomacy” being used to find a budget solution
State House Sound Bites: No “illusions” of progress in PA budget talks
WITF: Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls to increase by 6 percent in 2016
WITF: Pa. GOP Senate leader says sales, income tax hikes won’t fly
WITF: The fight over the effects of genetically modified food remains unresolved
WITF: Governor Wolf faces deadline for decision on GOP’s pension bill

Inquirer: City school firings overturned
Inquirer: Alan Greenberger looks back on his time as Phila.’s development chief
Daily News: Wm. Penn, Lenfest foundations donate $10.5M toward early $30 million literacy initiative
Commonwealth Confidential: The PA payraise, 10 years later
WHYY Newsworks: Three years in, a look at Philadelphia’s drug felony diversion program
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. budget stalemate marks one week
Philadelphia Business Journal: Market East redevelopment prompts nonprofit’s move
Philadelphia Business Journal: What will Aetna-Humana merger mean for the Philadelphia region?
Philadelphia Business Journal: “Deadly design” of duck boat, negligence led to woman’s death

Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor says he would review Cosby court documents
Bucks County Courier Times: Credentials of suggested “general contractor” raises concerns in Penndel
Bucks Local News: Foundations Community Partnership Board approves $160,000 in grant awards for Bucks County non-profits
Daily Local News: Kennett Square mayor calls for withholding library funds

Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls to go up again
Post-Gazette: VA inspector general finds minimal fault in Pittsburgh VA’s Legionella testing procedure
Post-Gazette: Controller says Pittsburgh budget in good shape, but criticizes suit against oversight agency
Post-Gazette: Simple bill to help vets shows things in Congress aren’t so simple
Tribune-Review: Broad-based tax increases off-limits, GOP leaders tell Gov. Wolf
Tribune-Review: Policy to suspend employees with felony charges does not to apply to Kane
Tribune-Review: County Council makes ethics commission appointments
KDKA: Budget Impasse Continues With Differences From Last One
WESA: Pittsburgh City Council Introduces Paid Sick Days Bill
WESA: Essential Pittsburgh: ‘Surveillance Society’ Monitors How We Give Away Our Privacy
WESA: Obama Administration Aims To Expand Access To Solar Power
Early Returns: Corman: “This is going to be a while”
Pittsburgh Business Times: Marco Rubio’s innovation agenda: Bust the ‘cartel of existing colleges’
Pittsburgh Business Times: How wage hikes can lead to more customer happiness

Beaver County Times: PA Cyber charter renewal lag ‘nothing out of the ordinary’
Beaver County Times: Beaver County to send community project plans to HUD
Altoona Mirror: City public works director retires
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Repak trial: Witness describe escalation of gifts; Balta testifies he questioned practices

Standard Speaker: Barletta cites shootings in argument against amnesty
News Item: SCA to pay $17k for well drill
Pocono Record: Stroudsburg passes final budget during special afternoon meeting
Citizens Voice: Different laws, attitudes at work in states’ approaches to shale gas
Times-Tribune: Overdue court award owed to Scranton unions still growing
Times Leader: Public give DEP an earful on gas-fired power plant proposed for Salem Township

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Farm equipment on Midstate roads, what are the regulations?
Carlisle Sentinel: County dispatch under fire again
Patriot-News: Court orders state police to hand over cruiser dash cam video of crash scene
Patriot-News: State preparing for sale of Harrisburg State Hospital grounds
Patriot-News: Impasse in Pa. budget talks? This meets Sen. Jake Corman’s test
Patriot-News: Few Pennsylvania lawmakers remain from infamous 2005 pay increases
York Dispatch: State, federal inmate population up at York County Prison
Lancaster Intelligencer: Penn Manor teacher’s lawsuit over union fees advances

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Officials: PA Turnpike fares to rise next year, and for many years after
Morning Call: Pennsylvania court rules police videos can be public records
WFMZ: Greenwich Twp. approves new public safety director position
Express Times: Nazareth residents tell council to fix parking on South Whitfield Stree

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: State College Borough Council OKs collegiate overlay
Erie Daily News: Erie group holds vigil to protest oil trains
Erie Daily News: State Rep. Harkins: “there’s got to be compromise” in state budget talks

Philly.com: Senate must act on child-protection legislation
Pottstown Mercury: Gambling is not the answer for Pa. budget woes
Patriot-News: Gov. Wolf’s liquor privatization veto is about keeping supporters happy, not policy
Patriot-News: We pay too much in taxes? We don’t pay enough – and our schools show it
Lancaster Intelligencer: Law-enforcement officials need to be transparent, establish policies that promote trust
Lancaster Intelligencer: New layer of bureaucracy is not answer to quandary of Pa.’s lowest performing schools
Post-Gazette: Greek dance: With the vote over, the country must get realistic
Tribune-Review: Obama’s immigration policy: An ‘enforcement’ canard
News Item: A better way to redistrict House seats
Pocono Record: Bring back standards for women’s reproductive health
Citizens Voice: Embrace progress, not obsolete policy
Times-Tribune: McConnell still in reverse
Observer-Reporter: School consolidation should be considered
Altoona Mirror: Policies embolden Taliban
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Spark of hope for firefighters

Pennsylvania Progressive: Pawlowski, fleck shut down as feds close in
Commonwealth Foundation: Transparency 10 years after the pay raise
Citified: Beware the creation of “Roid-Rage SRC”
Citified: How the big blue bin has made recycling awfully expensive

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