8/11 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Abraham is interested in becoming AG, Rendell joins McGinty and Planned Parenthood responds to Toomey. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Lynne Abraham Interested in Possible AG Appointment: The former Philly DA is looking for a short stint in Harrisburg.

PA-Sen: Rendell to Chair McGinty Campaign: The former Governor is joining Katie McGinty’s team.

Morganelli Exploring AG Run: The Northampton County DA has run for the office three times before.

PA-Sen: Planned Parenthood Strikes Back at Toomey: A new poll commissioned by PP argues that Sen. Toomey’s vote to defund the organization will backfire.

Kane to Respond to Charges with Wednesday Press Conference: The Pennsylvania Attorney General is set to speak in a Wednesday news conference regarding the charges filed against her.

Statewide
Capitolwire: CMS data undermines intent of drug transparency bills, industry says
Capitolwire: Immigrants, some illegal, push for unlikely bill
PAIndependent: The Erie government agency that spends your gambling losses
State House Sound Bites: Kane plans to take press questions Wednesday

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: FBI setting up city command post for pope visit; police may sleep over downtown
WHYY Newsworks: Philly schools see big shakeup at the top, but principal turnover recedes
WHYY Newsworks: Three candidates trying to win over DelCo and Philly voters in special election
Inquirer: Kane says she’ll talk with reporters; Abraham offers to fill in as A.G.
Inquirer: Pa. secretary of education tells Inquirer: PSSAs are here to stay
Daily News: Q&A with Senate candidate Katie McGinty

SEPA
Montgomery News: Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arraigned
Bucks County Courier Times: Supporters dominate first public hearing on bridge toll hikes
Bucks County Courier Times: Upper Makefield police starting Coffee with a Cop program

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Dems select Allegheny County Council nominee
Tribune-Review: State to seek help with plan to meet EPA carbon rule
Tribune-Review: Groups appeal Shell air permit for Beaver County project
Post-Gazette: Brashear transgender policy could serve as model for Pittsburgh school district
Post-Gazette: East Allegheny school board approves new teachers’ contract
Business Journal: Pennsylvania’s drilling rig count declines

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Chamber of Commerce president resigns to take job in Ambridge
Beaver County Times: ATI, Steelworkers union fail to reach contract agreement by Monday deadline
Observer-Reporter: West Penn Power project to support Robinson compressor project
Altoona Mirror: Director mapping county records

NEPA
Times-Leader: State Auditor General DePasquale seeks citizen input on planned audits in Luzerne County
Times-Tribune: Scranton union president: no contract, no school
Times-Tribune: Transgender group fighting for equality
Citizens Voice: Lawmakers mixed on taking pay during budget stalemate
Standard Speaker: Officials call for probe into Planned Parenthood

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: Rep. Dent to speak, get award at Chamber event
Lebanon Daily News: Weis Markets to get second round on beer license attempt
York Daily Record: Hanover Borough Council member resigns
Lancaster Intelligencer Era: York County sees its own benefits from Columbia Bypass project
Lancaster Intelligencer Era: Sen. Lloyd Smucker wants tougher DUI laws
Patriot News: State Democrats pull support after Kathleen Kane charged
Patriot News: Pa.’s mentally ill inmates trapped in legal purgatory

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Reading mayor breaks silence: “My job is to continue to work”
Express Times: John Morganelli considers run for attorney general in 2016
Reading Eagle: Arts charter school application submitted to Reading School District
Morning Call: Pennsylvania has become a “dumping ground” for trash
Morning Call: Rendell to chair McGinty’s Senate campaign

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Alternative plan for school gains council approval
Erie Times-News: Initiative aims to reach out to people in Erie
Erie Times-News: Erie neighborhood groups get more grants
Centre Daily Times: Marcus Whitehurst appointed vice provost for educational equity
Centre Daily Times: Freeh attorneys, Penn State detail complaints in Centre County appeal

Opinion
York Dispatch: A Pa. senatorial candidate for the people
Patriot News: No one benefits when our jails and prisons are used as mental health system
Reading Eagle: The rise and fall of Francis G. Acosta
Reading Eagle: How Katie McGinty complicates the U.S. Senate race
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown council actions send mixed messages to developers
Bucks Local News: Rep. Steve Santarsiero: Enough with attacking women’s access to family planning
Bucks County Courier Times: Buying influence, secretly
Post-Gazette: Well-staffed court: Casey and Toomey must push the choices forward
Post-Gazette: Cadillac tax: Congress should keep it to fund health care
Observer-Reporter: Kathleen Kane should resign

Blogs
Citified: Security Experts Pan Philly’s Pope Plan
Keystone Crossroads: Overall Pa. graduation rates respectable, but some urban districts lagging
Commonwealth Foundation: Entrepreneurs Speak Out Against the PLCB

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