8/11 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Check out last week’s Ups & Downs, we take a look at Philly’s preparation for the DNC Convention committee and our weekly Gov round-up. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

8/8 Ups & Downs: Marino makes a valuable enemy, Corbett has yet another roller coaster week while the gubernatorial ballot will be unusually short this year. See who made this week’s list.

Philly Leaders to Pitch DNC for Convention During Tour: Local leaders hope to convince officials to bring the 2016 Democratic National Convention to Pennsylvania’s largest city.

PA-Gov Round-Up: School’s Out for Summer?: We take a look at the events of the last week in the state’s gubernatorial race.

Statewide
CNN: Hillary Clinton’s unpaid warriors
State House Sound Bites: Lame-duck at death’s door
Capitolwire: Action in federal NCAA/Penn State-related lawsuit signals settlement. What about the state lawsuit?
Capitolwire: McCord’s lawyer questions Corbett’s Fiscal Code blue-line vetoes
PA Independent: Funding Philadelphia schools, one vice at a time
PA Independent: Week in review: Corbett gets boost in polls, but troubles remain
StateImpactPA: Lawmaker proposes Marcellus shale tax with a twist

Philadelphia
Inquirer: A Host With the Most
Philly.com:Some Pennsylvania counties not receiving data on crude oil trains
Phillynow.com: Paid sick leave debated, again, as Mayor’s Task Force meets
Daily News: Brendan Boyle, Philly’s (likely) next congressman
Inquirer: ‘Let’s make history’: Local Dems hone pitch for 2016 convention
KYW Newsradio:DRPA Member Expresses Concern Over Unpublicized Meeting
AP: Long agenda awaits Pa. legislators at session’s end

SEPA
Daily Local News: Schuylkill River Trail extensions about to become reality
Montgomery Media: Former Ambler Mayor Bud Wahl dies at 78
AP: Philly history may hold Democratic convention edge
Bucks County Courier Times: Tanning facilities prepare as state regulations take effect
Bucks County Courier Times: Fewer students prompt public school redistricting, closures
Pottstown Mercury: VF Christian College sues over Affordable Care Act abortion provisions
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown council to vote on sidewalk project using porous pavement
Pottstown Mercury: 911 texting service coming to tricounty area
Intelligencer: Hunger up, funding down at Bucks County pantries

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Budget wrangling cuts $20M from Pennsylvania scholarship program touted by Corbett
Post-Gazette: President of Armstrong environmental company sentenced to federal prison
Post-Gazette: Rating agency gives Pittsburgh financial outlook an upgrade
Pittsburgh Business Times: Natural gas storage levels continue to lag

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Surgeon general from Aliquippa who fought tobacco dies at 87
Beaver County Times: Legislators mull changes to Act 47 that would put communities on notice
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: ‘Critical part of Johnstown’: Train station repairs needed, but funding is elusive

NEPA
The Times Leader: Efforts underway to remedy Frances Slocum lake water quality
Times-Tribune: Scranton recovery plan forecast calls for pain
Times-Tribune: Corbett visits veterans center, discusses pension trouble
News Item: Poverty a way of life locally
Standard Speaker: Pension reform sponsor cites commuter tax

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Members of the 28th Infantry Division were present for Europe’s celebration of VE Day
Carlisle Sentinel: Lancaster mom fights for alcohol training bill
Harrisburg Patriot News: Where does Pennsylvania rank on new list of most corrupt states?
York Daily Record: Old York County prison’s former owners not happy with eminent domain as they await appraisal
York Dispatch: Philly history may hold Democratic convention edge

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: More pipelines the next phase of Marcellus Shale drilling boom
Morning Call: Tom Wolf TV ad slammed by PA manufacturing trade group
Reading Eagle: Community organizations use rally to raise awareness of drug, crime effects
Express Times: Lehigh Valley groups, residents sign treaty to promote Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Investigators still pursue answers in Centre County cases gone cold
Centre Daily Times: Corbett accused of ‘ghost’ hire
Onward State: Croke Park Director: Penn State Football was ‘Rightly’ punished by NCAA
Onward State: New York passes law requiring coaches to report suspected child abuse to police as a result of Sandusky Scandal
Williamsport Sun Gazette: New stormwater regulations mean more paperwork, potential expense

Opinion
Pottstown Mercury: EDITORIAL: Corbett must separate politics and state business
Morning Call: Voters have the power to induce term limits
Morning Call: Pa. is advocate for environment and coal
Philly.com: Policy need oversight
Philly.com: A record that speaks for itself
Daily News: How to bring peace to Gaza
Bucks County Courier Times: Back to Iraq
Post-Gazette: Gas drillers act responsibly in reporting and responding to spills
Observer-Reporter: A mix of good and bad in Greene last week
Times-Tribune: City boycott worsens tax

Blogs
Citizens’ Call: National Think Tank Says PA Needs Better Budget Numbers
Pittston Politics: Not many could pull this off except Pat Solono
Pittston Politics: Pittston Area Don’t need no stinking rules
Bals Blog: Forgiving? Or Opportunistic?
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup Aug 8
PA Budget and Policy Center: Improving State Revenue Forecasting: Best Practices for a More Trusted and Reliable Revenue Estimate
2 Political Junkies: When A Holy Book Says “I’m Right And You’re Wrong”
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Take Your Pick – Bonusgate or Political Witch Hunt?

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