8/14 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Judge Carpenter responds to Kane’s press conference, PA is a 2016 “toss-up” state, and Stollsteimer throws his hat into the AG ring. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA Goes From “Lean D” to “Toss-Up” in 2016 Presidential Race: The Cook Political Report adjusted Pennsylvania’s rating in its latest 2016 rankings.

Judge Responds to Kane’s Porn Email Request: Judge William Carpenter says he can’t release the emails because the AG hasn’t filed a formal request.

Stollsteimer to Run for AG: The former federal prosecutor is jumping into the race for the Democratic nomination.

PHL-15: NBC10 Cancels Debate, Blames Kenney Campaign: The event was dropped by the TV station because of the Democratic nominee’s “unreasonable demands”.

PHL-15: Rendell Endorses Kenney: In a move that should surprise no one, the former Philly Mayor is backing the Democratic nominee.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Porn emails not protected under MontCo grand jury, judge says
Capitolwire: Point of Order: Still little budget movement as Wolf, legislative leaders say what most would consider to be the obvious
PLSReporter: Amorphous progress reported by budget negotiators after pension meeting
State House Sound Bites: Grand Jury Judge Unmoved by Kane’s Request
State House Sound Bites: Budget Talks Center on Schools and Pensions
State House Sound Bites: Timeline of the Gathering Kane-Storm

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: Congress asks IRS to return cash seized from legitimate businesses
Philadelphia Business Journal: Obamacare a jobs killer? Maybe not, data shows
KYW Newsradio: Officials: Pope Fans Should Expect Long Walk From New Jersey
Inquirer: Sen. Hughes: No state budget without increased education funding

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: County commissioners approve LERTA designation for Bristol parcel
Pottstown Mercury: Berks Commissioners resume executive sessions, end elevator contract
Daily Local News: Chesco audit department receives commendation

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: DNA evidence results in elimination of conviction in Indiana County murder case
Post-Gazette: Crowdfunders, such as those for Epiphany’s onE Puck, grow impatient
Post-Gazette: Armstrong County jail warden suspended during escape investigation
Post-Gazette: Army Corps, Riverlife turn attention to banks of the Ohio River
Post-Gazette: Governor, GOP leaders say some progress made on pensions, education
Tribune-Review: Grand jury judge leaves porn emails free to be used by AG Kane
Tribune-Review: New evidence leads to Indiana County man’s freedom after 34 years
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Mylan lowers acceptance condition as Perrigo CEO calls move ‘sign of desperation’
Pittsburgh Business Journal: VisitPittsburgh plots strategy to get Super Bowl in 2023

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Ex-Jaffa secretary charged with stealing over $100,000
Altoona Mirror: HASD votes to create new job
Beaver County Times: NRC report: Beaver Valley nuclear plant has sufficient staffing levels for emergencies
Beaver County Times: Bridge replacement to close part of Service Creek Road in Independence Twp.
Beaver County Times: DEP releases final draft of new environmental rules governing oil and gas operations

NEPA
Times Leader: Schools and Sherman Hills topics at council meeting
Times Leader: Lucky so far, Wilkes U. professors aim to commercialize research on wound care
Times-Tribune: Kane charges test partisan climate
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County eyeing Globe Store for office space
Times-Tribune: Climate change threatens Lackawanna River, wildlife

South Central
York Daily Record: Gov. Tom Wolf, Republicans work on budget, but no framework in place
Carlisle Sentinel: Fourth woman makes allegations against district judge
Carlisle Sentinel: Supporters raising legal funds for ex-mayor Stephen Reed
Carlisle Sentinel: County moves right-to-know duty to solicitor’s office
Patriot News: Carlisle Borough budget amendment would fund police consultant
Patriot News: Harrisburg businessman pleads guilty in $337K tax fraud case
Lebanon Daily News: Weis Market liquor license hearing postponed to September

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Hayden Phillips runs for Northampton County controller
Morning Call: Owed back wages? Check with the department of labor
Morning Call: State makes it easier to research doctors, other licenses
Morning Call: Easton mayor hears complaints about drones, outdoor fireplaces
Express Times: Northampton County DA to announce grand jury presentation

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Philipsburg-Osceola school district says goodbye to two directors
Centre Daily Times: Accused bank robber waives preliminary hearing
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Legislators criticize governor for inability to compromise

Opinion
Delco Daily Times: Get ready for a barn-burner in Dem Senate primary
Bucks County Courier Times: A move to support medical marijuana
Patriot News: Kathleen Kane’s situation affects her alone, not all female elected officials in state
Reading Eagle: People deserve a vote on publicly funded stadiums
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania nursing homes are excellent
Post-Gazette: Syria’s dilemma: Is it better under Assad or the Islamic State?
Tribune-Review: The Kane ruse: Desperate ploy

Blogs
Citified: At Last, Nutter Outlines City’s Pope Security Plan
Citizens’ Call: Despite Declining Another Run, Portner Won’t Want for Things to Do
Keystone State Education Coalition: Standardized Testing Costs States $1.7 Billion a Year, Study Says

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