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7/9 Morning Buzz

PA state flagA new poll is bad news for Corbett, and congressional fundraising numbers continue to come in. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Harper Poll: Corbett Does Not Deserve Re-Election, 56% to 24%: By a 32 point margin, voters say Gov. Tom Corbett does not deserve re-election according to the latest survey from Republican firm Harper Polling. Medicaid expansion has majority support.

Q2: Strouse Starts Strong, Raises 254K: The first-time candidate’s impressive fundraising showing could sway Bucks County Democrats who are on the fence.

Q2: Arkoosh Brings in $285K: Physician and activist Valerie Arkoosh maintained a strong fundraising effort in the second quarter. She brought in more than $285,000 for her bid to succeed Rep. Allyson Schwartz.

Harper Poll: Reese’s Obliterates Competition as Favorite Hershey’s Candy: By double digits, the peanut butter and chocolate snack leads York Peppermint Patties, classic Hershey chocolate bars, Kit-Kat, and Kisses.

Capitolwire: GOP poll shows Corbett re-election at historic low of 24 percent
Capitolwire: GOP poll shows majority favors Medicaid expansion
Capitolwire: Gordner’s big win a bigger loss for Gov. Corbett
StateImpact PA: Lawmakers Doesn’t Know How Gas Lease Pooling Language Got Into Bill
StateImpact PA: Shale Gas Boom Keeps Utility Bills Lower for PA Consumers
PA Independent: First post-budget poll paints dim picture for Corbett
PA Independent: Drive on: PA roads may crumble without new transportation bill, but will voters care?
State House Sound Bites: Fiscal code outstanding without a vote in sight
State House Sound Bites: Grants for guards open to public and private schools

AP: Pa. won’t appeal rejection of suit against NCAA
Inquirer: Casey to Congress: Don’t cut Amtrak funding
Inquirer: William H. Gray III helped empower black politicians
Heard in the Hall: Funeral Set for Gray at Bright Hope Feds weigh Santorum probe for alleged campaign finance violations
Daily News: Guess who’s the “education governor?”

Pottstown Mercury: Limerick supervisors voice opposition to altered development plan
Delco Daily Times: Pileggi bill eliminating ‘death tax’ on small businesses sent to governor
Delco Daily Times: Education secretary working to meet with CUSD receiver
Delco Daily Times: Sequester fallout to cost more than 1,620 Pennsylvania National Guard employees 11 days pay
Montgomery Media: North Penn and Souderton going forward with Common Core standards

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: UPMC, Highmark fight over nixed settlement agreement
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Blackhawk agriculture program gone to seed
Early Returns: Ravenstahl ads by local GOP firm

Beaver County Times: Drilling costs get speedier write-off
Beaver County Times: Food Insecurity, Growing hunger issues disrupt young lives

Times-Tribune: School districts due state money for construction projects
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County has an official song – who knew?
Times-Tribune: Scranton police chief decision to be settled by new mayor
Citizens Voice: Mundy co-sponsors same-sex marriage bill
News Item: County savings on complex hits $1.8 million, with millions more to come
Standard Speaker: Law change forbids minors from being held in adult prison

South Central
The Sentinel: Cumberland County commissioners approve grant program, EIP consultant as expected
The Sentinel: Commissioners hear plan for ‘green’ Cedar Spring Run Park
Patriot News: Casey blasts House Amtrak Cuts
Patriot News: PASSHE Finance Committee seeks 3 percent tuition increase at state-owned universities
Patriot News: Furloughs for Pa. National Guardsmen exempt uniformed military personnel, says Guard association president
York Dispatch: York City district considers possible reopening of Hannah Penn
York Dispatch: York lawmaker’s proposal would allow police to charge someone who flees a traffic stop on foot
Lebanon Daily News: Pennsylvania rolls out BookFlix early-reader program in Lebanon

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Chrin landfill asks court to dismiss appeal to Williams Township back-tax decision
WFMZ: Officials get more time to rework Pa. Lottery bid
Express Times: Police Chief James McDonald continues challenge of sheriff’s primary

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News Campaign ’13 Blog: Brennan “Luau Party” fundraiser set
Erie Times-News Campaign ’13 Blog: Poll asks about Corbett re-election
Centre Daily Times: Conklin bill would allow GPS for domestic violence abusers
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: LEGISLATIVE TALLY

Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: It shouldn’t take so long to get food stamps
Pocono Record: Liberals must renew and rejuvenate the progressive agenda

Keystone Politics: Consequences of Tom Corbett’s Choice to Abandon Ed Rendell’s Fair Education Funding Formula: Arbitrary Funding Increases for a Few Random School Districts
Keystone Politics: ObamaCare in PA Update: Abortion Coverage Banned, Still No Medicaid Expansion
Keystone Politics: Neighborhoods Should Get Better
Keystone Politics: PA Republicans Increase Prison Funding While Lying About Slashing Education Funding
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Gregory Thumbs Nose at Zito’s PFA Order
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Scott Ott’s Hunger Games
Commonwealth Foundation: EPA Quietly Drops Flawed Fracking Study

One Response

  1. Wrong Questions for Re-election on Gov. Tom Corbett
    The question is do I think he deserves to be re-elected. No.
    The question is do I think he will be re-elected. Yes.
    Will I vote for Gov. Tom Corbett in the general election. Yes.

    “Just Desserts” — Life is full of examples of people getting something they don’t deserve. An the opposite not getting things they do deserve.

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    • Less Likely (36%)
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    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

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