8/12 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf blanches at “most liberal” moniker, Kane’s driver pleads not guilty and Casey is undecided on the Iran nuclear deal. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Wolf Rejects “Most Liberal” Ranking: Governor Wolf tries to brush off the moniker.

Kane’s Driver Pleads Not Guilty: Patrick Reese, who was charged with searching grand jury emails for the AG, appeared in court today.

Reader Poll: How Will Kane Leave Office?: We ask our readers which way the Attorney General will depart Harrisburg.

Reader Poll: Fattah Will Resign: Our readers believe the Congressman will step down.

PA-Sen: Sec. Kerry Keeping Pressure on Casey: PA’s senior Senator has yet to announce his position on the Iran nuclear deal.

Statewide
PAIndependent: Erie’s rising pension costs prompt calls to change ‘antiquated’ pension system
Capitolwire: Advocates weigh usefulness of DHS child abuse report
PLSReporter: Supreme Court takes case over Philadelphia teachers’ union cancelled collective bargaining agreement
StateImpactPA: D.C. to buy Pennsylvania wind power
StateImpactPA: Talking pipelines on WITF’s Smart Talk
State House Sound Bites: State enters seventh week without a budget

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Public complaint targets Kane’s law license
WHYY Newsworks: Bail an injustice for Philadelphia’s poor
KYW Newsradio: Governor Wolf Slams Republican Lawmakers For Impasse On State Budget
Inquirer: Democrats win three state House seats in special election
Inquirer: Turnout: Weak. Love for 2 ‘stung’ ex-reps: Strong.
Inquirer: Wolf: GOP budget plan a ‘disgrace’
The Big Tent: Three polls show post-debate Trump lead

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Doylestown mayor to make a homegrown meal for co-op fundraiser
Daily Local News: Local worries mount as state budget stalemate continues
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County will pay for human services through August

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Jewish Federation to host forum with PPS superintendent, Pittsburgh Promise head
Tribune-Review: Independent candidate’s name will be on ballot for Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh Public Schools settles discrimination lawsuit
Tribune-Review: Volunteer group matches leftover food to those in need
Early Returns: Harrisburg activist sets sites on Kane
Pittsburgh Business Journals: Here’s how Pittsburgh is serving as a national model to get more startups to export
WESA: U.S. Attorney General Addresses Pittsburgh’s Community-Police Relationships

Southwest
Observer Reporter: City officials clash over board appointment
Altoona Mirror: Altoona building its financial surplus
Tribune-Democrat: School district to appeal court ruling on Richland hotel site

NEPA
Times Leader: Wilkes-barre recognized as certified sustainable municipality
Times-Democrat: Former county official emerges with plan to save 3 W-B schools
Times-Democrat: Attorney general’s aide pleads not guilty to email snooping
Times-Democrat: Luzerne County councilman seeks to recall chairman of election board

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Officials listening to residents’ ideas for Harrisburg
York Daily Record: York, Adams counties top in Pennsylvania for West Nile virus test samples
Lebanon Daily News: Sen. Mike Folmer launches drone moratorium law
Patriot News: “Policing the Future”: Pa. State Police Commissioner nominee looks to improve law enforcement approach
Patriot News: One Cumberland County candidate withdraws from November election
Patriot News: Judge grants gag order on former PSU fraternity member, lawyer in hazing case
Lancaster Intelligencer Era: Pa. standardized test opt-outs tripled in 2015
Lancaster Intelligencer Era: Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s driver pleads not guilty to email snooping

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Talen Energy reports strong second quarter earnings
Morning Call: Kathleen Kane law license is target of activist Gene Stilp attack in court
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council selects Jeffrey S. Waltman Sr. as interim president
WFMZ: Sen. Pat Toomey calls for Planned Parenthood investigation

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Solicitor Louis Glantz will not be asked to resign by Centre County commissioners
Centre Daily Times: Miss Pennsylvania U.S. International accused of faking cancer
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Congressman joins in call for probe into EPA lobbying
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Judge to decide whether to block bids today
Erie Times-News: County Council backs radio system for emergency responders

Opinion
Patriot News: Take out a loan? Nonprofits can’t afford it, Gov. Wolf
Lancaster Intelligencer Era: Never-ending debate: Do concealed guns make us safer?
Morning Call: Republican presidential candidates debated on Fox News
Bucks County Courier Times: Sen. Bob Casey talks trash
Delco Daily Times: Third-party bid spells doom for GOP
Post-Gazette: Crime fighter: Chief McLay takes a new approach to public safety

Blogs
PA Budget & Policy Center: The Union of the Future
Keystone Crossroads: Two Mike Flecks in Pa. politics lead to confusion
Keystone Politics: Replay: *Racial Conservative* John Morganelli Slams Illegal Aliens
Keystone Politics: Tom Wolf is Winning the #PABudget Fight the Ed Rendell Way
Citified: PSA: Surprise! Today is Election Day!

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