8/1 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Corbett asserts Wolf is hiding in a new TV ad, the EPA holds a hearing in Pittsburgh and Larry Sabato thinks the Gov race leans Democrat. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Corbett Accuses Wolf of Hiding in New Ad (VIDEO): The Governor alleges in his latest commercial that Wolf is hiding information from voters.

PA-Gov: Sabato’s Crystal Ball Says PA Leans Democrat: Sabato’s Crystal Ball also explained that it has only labeled PA’s gubernatorial as “Leans Democrat” rather than “Likely” or “Safe” Democrat due to PA’s electoral history.

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Comes to Pittsburgh: A hearing will be held today in Pittsburgh to discuss the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan which the Sierra Club is backing with local radio ads.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Lawmakers put off cigarette tax vote, ask Corbett for help
State House Sound Bites: A caveat emptor with your cabernet
PA Independent: Wolf’s PAC calls on Corbett to fire adviser
StateImpactPA: EPA hearings put Pittsburgh in the crosshairs of climate war
Capitolwire: Senate GOP leaders ask for McCord’s perspective on Fiscal Code blue-line vetoes.

Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: City officials say without passage of cigarette tax, Philadelphia schools may not open on time
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. lawmakers fail to vote on cigarette tax crucial to Philly schools
WHYY Newsworks: Clinic in Philly supermarket offers first in-store mental health screening in U.S.
The Inquirer: Assembly to vote on long-term funding for open space
The Inquirer: Ramsey calls anew for narcotics squad rotation
Heard in the Hall: First Lank Bank board meeting

SEPA
Daily Local News: Tri-state coal interests rally before pollution regulation hearings
Daily Local News: NRC mum about security problem at Exelon’s Limerick Generating Station
Daily Local News: MCCC offers program for mental health recovery community
Bucks Local News: Two charged in ongoing corruption and fraud investigation at PennDOT District 6
Delco Daily Times: Casey touts need for derailment aid bill

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: State GOP leaders cancel next week’s House session
Post-Gazette: State police officials say agency does not discriminate against women
Tribune Review: Zappala disputes public safety director’s statement on police ID policy
Tribune Review: EPA talks on pollution limits trigger protests, arrests downtown
Pittsburgh Business Times: Coal industry, environmentalists sound off on proposed EPA carbon-emission rules

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Shale workers coming from Pennsylvania, survey says
Observer-Reporter: Ringgold educators reach tentative agreement with school district
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Richland to weigh speed study

NEPA
Times Leader: Despite PFA filing, Luzerne County Council Chairman Morelli not stepping down
Times-Tribune: Chamber: Mayor should secure union concessions before imposing commuter tax
Times-Tribune: Neighbors want to clean up community, city says not so fast
News Item: Local miners say EPA regs make no sense
Standard Speaker: County needs $20M for capital repairs, has only $16M

South Central
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pot, pensions, gerrymandering and Funyuns: Sen. Mike Folmer shares his thoughts with PennLive
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. House cancels Monday’s session, scheduled to address Philly cigarette tax
Harrisburg Patriot News: Is Ron Tomalis a ghost or semi-ghost employee? Stilp calls for more investigations to find out
Harrisburg Patriot News: Sen. Mike Folmer also visited Colorado for marijuana fact-finding trip, but he paid his own way and didn’t partake
Carlisle Sentinel: County prepares to talk long-term with library
Carlisle Sentinel: Department of Agriculture cracks down on seed libraries
York Daily Record: Montgomery County attorney who had dealings in York County was recently disbarred
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Solanco pipeline work not related to controversial new pipe projects
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: PPL proposes $4B power line into Maryland; exact route not determined
Roxbury News: Investment Advisor Sentenced To 262 Months Imprisonment.

Lehigh Valley
Pennsylvania Ave: Dent: House should vote border bill before recess
Reading Eagle: Lancaster County’s Red Rose Transit Authority board advances BARTA merger plan
Reading Eagle: Reading Area Water Authority approves 5-year deal paying city $8 million annually to lease system
Reading Eagle: Proposal from Reading mayor’s assistant questioned
Reading Eagle: Prescription database proposals divide state lawmakers
WFMZ: PPL proposes new 725-mile regional transmission line
Express Times: Warren County congressman votes against suing President Obama
Express Times: Lehigh Valley motorcycle rally, and loud bikes, targeted by anti-noise campaign

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council hears details of new convention center hotel
Centre Daily Times: College Township  Council moves forward on Hilltop rezoning

Opinion
Harrisburg Patriot News: What I learned in Denver about legal marijuana: Daylin Leach
York Daily Record: Let’s make this Grand History Trail a reality (YDR opinion)
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Safe Havens: Pa. law allows mothers to relinquish babies without prosecution
Tribune Review: The House lawsuit: Necessary & proper
Post-Gazette: Legal ceasefire: Peduto takes a new approach to UPMC’s exemption
Observer-Reporter: Schools can consolidate, cut administrative costs
Express Times: EDITORIAL: Bangor Authority snubbing the public on sale of incinerator property
Centre Daily Times: Their View: College campuses are fertile ground for promoting Obamacare
Daily News: Is PPD a ruined bunch?

Blogs
Keystone Politics: What the CBS/NYT poll about Wolf and Corbett ACTUALLY says
Above Average Jane: Jack Hansen’s Election Results
Citizens’ Call: Cedarbrook Principal Parker to Take Helm at Cheltenham High School

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