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8/13 Morning Buzz

Lackawanna County Courthouse - Scranton
The Lackawanna County Courthouse in downtown Scranton

Obama is coming to Scranton, plus a big departure from the Corbett administration. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Obama to Visit Pa. on Bus Tour: The President will make stops in Pennsylvania and New York during a bus tour next week. Update: the President’s one Pa. stop will be in Scranton.

Corbett Spox Harley Leaves Administration: Kevin Harley served as Corbett’s spokesman since his campaign for Attorney General. Its another high profile departure for the administration.

In PA-13, 2 Dems Say ‘I was First’ on Student Loan Bill: Both State Rep. Brendan Boyle and State Sen. Daylin Leach claim to have embraced the “Pay It Forward” tuition model before the other.

Toomey Signs on to Commerce Clause End-Run Bill: Senator Pat Toomey joins conservative stars in co-sponsoring a bill that would restrict the Commerce Clause.

Statewide
Capitolwire: OFF THE FLOOR: Reed and Metcalfe spat shows future and present GOP battleground
Capitolwire: Email exchange highlights ‘deep divisions’ in House GOP caucus
StateImpactPA: Western Pa. Lawmaker Looks To Repeal New Pooling Law
StateImpactPA: Act 13 Grants To Fund Philadelphia’s First Public CNG Station
AP: Same-sex licenses risk serious harm, state’s lawyers claim

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Kevin Harley stepping down as Corbett spokesman
Inquirer: State again seeks to stop same-sex marriages
Inquirer: With school opening uncertain, Hite urges preparedness
Daily News: DeWeese: “No real complaint” about life in lockup
PhillyClout: City to Corbett: We’ll take that $45 million now, please

SEPA
Phillyburbs: Bristol councilman wants to protect gay community from discrimination
Phillyburbs: Lower Makefield to rule Tuesday on horse hospital
Pottstown Mercury: Moving day for Phoenixville borough hall
Delco Daily Times: How to get help if your state blocks Obamacare
Delco Daily Times: SEPTA looks to crack down on fare jumpers

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Architect: Upper St. Clair project abides by township’s rules
Tribune Review: Social media policy scrapped by Bethel Park School Board; teachers to drop labor charge
Tribune-Review: Urban development in Pittsburgh surges for first time since 1960s
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh’s housing authority to receive $1.2 million less
Post-Gazette: Vacant Pittsburgh schools attract interest
WTAE: Local U.S. attorney says proposed criminal justice system changes would yield more discretion
WTAE: Investigation into Monaca chemical plant explosion still incomplete after 3 years

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: City food waste plan could be recycled
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Does Pa. law need more teeth to deal with dog attacks?

NEPA
Times Leader: Hanover Twp. seeks ways to clean up overgrown properties
Times Leader: Dallas School Board makes new appointments
Times Leader: 37.5-hour work week proposed
Times-Tribune: Obama plans visit to Scranton; part of 2-day bus tour next week
Times-Tribune: Scranton School Board refuses to vote on CTC budget
Citizens Voice: Delaware River drilling future embroils states
Standard Speaker: Bicentennial Courthouse Commons construction ready to begin
Standard Speaker: Avoca airport awarded $481K grant for project
Pocono Record: Judge hears Pocono Mountain Charter School request to stay open
Pocono Record: Fun tax could face legal challenges
Pocono Record: Six parties trying to fix sewer line boondoggle

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: County’s mayors split on performing same-sex marriages
Roxbury News: Harrisburg and Detroit, More in Common Than Financial Woes?
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. lawmakers latches on to Oregon’s idea for tuition-free college education
Harrisburg Patriot News: Former Pa. Gov William Scranton’s memorial service to be televised and webcast
Harrisburg Patriot News: State must pay $500,000 to end court fight over overtime pay for prison guards
Harrisburg Patriot News: Lawyer conflict delays case against Curtis running for Harrisburg mayor
Carlisle Sentinel: Rep. Mike Regan to hold town hall meetings
Carlisle Sentinel: Judge to weigh challenges in Harrisburg mayoral race

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Bethlehem Area School District blocks charter school expansion
Reading Eagle: Reading officials anticipate announcement of funding for downtown project
Reading Eagle: Reading School District’s bond rating dropped

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Prison bills, airport work up for voting
Sun-Gazette: Local farmer’s efforts aimed at restoring bay
Centre Daily Times: Lemont man pleads guilty to structuring transactions
Centre Daily Times: Judge gives Bellefonte group another shot at saving Garman Theatre

Opinions
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: Dysfunction still takes a toll at bridge agency
Daily News: DN Editorial: Dogged Days
Carlisle Sentinel: Our View: Lawmakers must act on bus plan
Reading Eagle: City leaders must focus energy on plans for better future
Express Times: LETTER: Pennsylvania behind the times on minimum wage

Blogs
Keystone Politics: Is Primary Colors Working Already?
Keystone Politics: If a City Isn’t 100% Problem-Free, We Can’t Learn Anything From Them
Keystone Politics: Let 16-Year-Olds Vote in Philly Elections
Keystone Politics: Check a Calendar, Brendan: Daylin Leach Proposed the “Pay It Forward” Student Aid Bill First

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