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8/14 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6The Fraternal Order of Police endorses Wolf, the gubernatorial debate dates are set and a new SD-10 poll shows McIlhinney with a large lead. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: FOP Spurns Corbett, Endorses Wolf: The Fraternal Order of Police represents the state’s current and retired police officers and had endorsed Corbett in 2010.

PA-Gov: Dates of Gubernatorial Debates Announced: The Associate Press announced today that the Corbett and Wolf campaigns have chosen and announced the locations and dates of their upcoming gubernatorial debates.

SD-10: Poll: McIlhinney Holds Large Lead over Cickay: A recent survey shows the incumbent State Senator holds a lead of over twenty points on his Democratic challenger.

Statewide
Capitolwire: House Finance Committee moves on spot assessment bill similar to legislation Rendell vetoed in 2008
Capitolwire: PSU Trustees back NCAA consent decree in opinion to ongoing legal talks
PA Independent: ‘Ghost employee:’ Corbett aide Tomalis to resign amid allegations
StateImpactPA: Report faults EPA for failing to regulate fracking with diesel
StateImpactPA: New Marcellus Shale gas pipeline proposed for Pa., NJ
State House Sound Bites: Two candidates walk into a bar…

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Research group disputes Commonwealth Foundation’s findings on Phila. schools’ finances
Inquirer: Homeowners sue Philly D.A. over seizure of property
Inquirer: Work to begin on connecting Pa. Turnpike and I-95
Inquirer: DNC search committee finds cheesesteaks at Pat’s
Inquirer: 2016 convention host selection panel gets Philly welcome
Philly.com: 205 Race is city’s first case of affordable units offered in exchange for density

SEPA
Courier-Times: Bucks County settles false imprisonment lawsuit
Courier-Times: Local students lend voices to battle over climate change
Courier-Times: Bensalem school board fills two principal vacancies
Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove approves additional high school renovation spending
Pottstown Mercury: Mom and Pop restaurants shine during Collegeville Restaurant Week

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan lauds Pittsburgh credentials
Tribune Review: Education Department ordered to release 644 pages of emails on abuse at Penn State
Post-Gazette: Corbett, Wolf become funny foes
Post-Gazette: Norwin revises plans for school district’s STEM center
Early Returns: Corbett and Wolf: new ads, old claims
Pittsburgh Business Times: Health insurance at risk for some 12,600 Pennsylvanians

Southwest
Beaver County Times: After review, salary requests could be scaled back
Johnstown Democrat-Tribune: City manager selection panel altered
AP: Penn State trustees vote to stay course on sanctions

NEPA
The Times Leader: Commission: Rice Twp. supervisor chairwoman violated state Ethics Act
AP: Corbett: End ‘bigoted’ TV series ‘Amish Mafia’
Times-Tribune: State prosecutor: Mellow claims baseless
Standard Speaker: State disaster relief program money under dispute

South Central
Harrisburg Patriot: Washington Post, Huffington Post journalists arrested while reporting on Michael Brown shooting
Carlisle Sentinel: New state opioid guidelines restrict distribution
Carlisle Sentinel: Corbett, Wolf agree on 3 gubernatorial debates
Roxbury News: House Democrats release “2014/2015 Budget Briefing”
Lebanon Daily News: South Annville ready to send sewer plan to DEP for final okay

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Philadelphia hosting Democratic convention site visit
Morning Call: ‘Suck it up cupcake’ judge tells Nazareth police chief in ending sticker case
Morning Call: Muskifest arrests up this year
Reading Eagle: Penn State trustees vote to stay course on sanctions
Reading Eagle: ID of officer who killed teen festering issue in Ferguson, Mo.

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Penn State trustees vote to support NCAA settlement; keep $60M in PA
Centre Daily Times: Centre County eateries targeted in utility scam
Onward State: Paul Stecko donates $1M to Penn State Football
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Pa. boasts movement to preserve farmland

Opinion
Go Erie Times: Corbett’s pension fix won’t work: Guest Voice of Rob McCord
Carlisle Sentinel: Reach of war college travels far
Morning Call: Free market theory dooms public schools
Daily News: DN Editorial: A DOSE OF REALITY
Inquirer: Democrats’ best site
Post-Gazette: Good police work: The state should fund the county crime lab
News Item: Keep political business out of governor’s office

Blogs
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup
2 Political Junkies: More Scientific Consensus On Global Climate Change (As If We Needed It)
Lu-Lac Political Letter: 13 Questions

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