The Corbett-Cawley campaign releases their first general election TV ad, a majority of readers disapprove of Paterno’s conduct in the Sandusky scandal and we ask what effect the Governor’s budget deliberations will have on his chances for re-election. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!
Corbett-Cawley Campaign Launches “Building a Future” Ad (VIDEO): Today the Corbett-Cawley campaign released the first TV advertisement since the primary election.
Reader Poll: Majority Disapprove of Paterno’s Conduct in Sandusky Scandal: A majority of our readers feel Joe Paterno did not handle himself well concerning Jerry Sandusky.
Reader Poll: Will Corbett’s Budget Decision Help or Hurt in November?: We ask our readers whether the Governor’s deliberation will have a positive or negative effect on his re-election chances.
PA-Gov: Corbett to Release TV Ads: Gov. Tom Corbett will release his first advertisements of the general election season sometime today.
Legislative Elections Update:
HD-163: Democratic nominee Vince Rongione announced today that he has received the support of three labor unions: the Roofers Local 50, the Sprinkler Fitters Local 692 and the Elevator Constructors Local 5. According to the Rongione campaign, the addition of these groups gives the Democrat 15 union endorsements so far.
PLSReporter: VIDEO: Sen. Pileggi gives update on Fiscal Code
PLSReporter: VIDEO: Sen. Hughes urges members to pass Phila. cigarette tax authorization
PLSReporter: VIDEO: Mayor Nutter: “My mission is to get a cigarette tax implemented”
PLSReporter: Philadelphia cigarette tax authorization has questionable future in House
StateImpactPA: How are energy boom states dealing with drilling-related health complaints?
PA Independent: State lawmakers table teacher seniority bill, special ed funding
Capitolwire: No repeat of last year’s Fiscal Code ping-pong match.
Capitolwire: Back to the House, Philly cigarette tax option faces uncertain future.
Capitolwire: How much of what Corbett wanted is in the budget bill on his desk?
The Inquirer: Pa. Senate delays cigarette tax, fate uncertain
The Inquirer: No-show warrant issued for Miranda
The Inquirer: Matt Sandusky tells Oprah Winfrey about alleged abuse by Jerry Sandusky
Daily News: Philly odds improve to host 2016 Democratic convention
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia working to reach more immigrants, poor about homestead tax exemption
WHYY Newsworks: Civic watchdog Zack Stalberg looks back on a career monitoring Philly politics
Pottstown Mercury: Cops detail tactics used to end standoff with Pottstown man
Burlington County Times: Accused meth dealer drove into cops, got shot
Bucks Local Times: Plans to redevelop former Stocks Waterfront property on Mill Street receives warm reception from Bristol Borough Council
KDKA: As Corbett Ponders Signing The Budget, Wolf Says He Doesn’t Like It
Tribune Review: Allegheny County Council honors Tribune Review owner for contributions to region, country
Tribune Review: Report on former Mayor Ravenstahl’s hard drive can be sealed, judge rules
Post-Gazette: State’s undergrads will have to pay $198 more in tuition
Post-Gazette: Fontana files ride-sharing legislation in state Senate
Early Returns: Corbett makes his case
Early Returns: The roots of Hobby Lobby
Observer-Reporter: Congressman Murphy outlines mental health reform
Observer-Reporter: County Democrats elect officers
Observer-Reporter: Cumberland supervisors approve plan for Act 13 money
Beaver County Times: Baden native to testify before Senate Banking Committee
Altoona Mirror: Ride-sharing firms shut down by two judges in Pittsburgh
News Item: Senate OKs Public Welfare agency name change
The Times Leader: Unlike Scranton, commuter tax not option for Wilkes-Barre
Times Tribune: Budget bill passes, but Philly schools in limbo
Times Tribune: A look at the status of major or notable Pa. bills
Times Tribune: Mellow wants separate trial, accuses prosecutors of misconduct
Lebanon Daily News: South Londonderry residents seek ‘Community Bill of Rights’
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: A gas pipeline through the county can be fought, crowd is told
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Press “hostile to freedom,” Conestoga Wood president says
York Daily Record: North York moves ahead with eminent domain proceedings
Harrisburg Patriot News: No decision from Gov. Tom Corbett today on state budget package, staffers say
Harrisburg Patriot News: Scarnati to Corbett: Sign the budget
Harrisburg Patriot News: Session closes; stranded bills pile up at Capitol
Harrisburg Patriot News: Harrisburg City Council meets tonight: zoning plan, distribution of $3M in federal money, more
Harrisburg Patriot News: Middletown police investigate argument between mayor, borough spokesman
Morning Call: Nazareth mayor looking into allegations against police chief
Morning Call: Tom Wolf got most bang for his bucks
AP: Pennsylvania budget bill passes, but spending plan remains in limbo
North by Northwest
AP: Budget bill could end up in court
Onward State: Failed Agricultural Trustee Candidate Sues Penn State
Onward State: Penn State-Paterno Legal Sparring Continues as University Files Protection Order
Centre Daily Times: Appeal sought in State College ‘tourist houses’
Centre Daily Times: Penn State law students work on complex immigration issues
Tribune Review: Inside VA’s spin/stonewall machine
Times Leader: U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s vote on veterans bill misrepresented in recent letter
Carlisle Sentinel: Our view: Controlling the air we breathe
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Kane travels the low road
Centre Daily Times: The hijacking of the charter school movement
Third and State: The Not Sharing Economy: Lyft and Uber take aim at Pennsylvania
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup for July 8, 2014: Education will be Corbett’s weakness heading into general election, poll finds
Citizens’ Call: Cheltenham Schools Get Minor Budget Increase from Harrisburg
Keystone Politics: Why Tom Corbett Might Not Sign the #GOPBudget
Keystone Politics: PA Local Gov Employment Down 5.9% Since the Start of the Recession
Commonwealth Foundation: State Education Spending at Record High
Lu-Lac Political Letter: The LuLac Edition #2692, July 8th, 2014: Maybe I’m Amazed