8/15 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6A second poll from SD-10 shows McIlhinney with a lead, a survey of Pennsylvanians’ views on energy production and Sen. Casey tries to fight black-lung. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

SD-10: Second Poll Shows McIlhinney with Big Lead: For the second straight day, a survey shows the incumbent State Senator with a large advantage over Democratic nominee Steve Cickay. This one by a GOP firm.

Harris Poll Finds Overwhelming PA Support for Energy Production: A poll conducted by Harris Poll and released today on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute found bipartisan support among PA registered voters for the expansion of gas and oil energy production, as well as for candidates who promote such expansion.

Sen. Casey Calls for $10M to Fight Black-Lung Backlog: Senator Bob Casey called for an additional $10 million in funding for the Department of Labor to help it close the black-lung compensation backlog.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Plan would boost charters’ teacher certifications
State House Sound Bites: LCB puts a cork in suspicions of a higher markup

Philadelphia
City Paper:City signs lease for new urban oasis
The Big Tent:Wolf: Corbett ‘sticking it to’ middle class
PhillyClout:Update: Darrell Clarke walks back comments on city funding DNC 2016
Inquirer:Decision pending on whether Phila. schools will open on time
Inquirer: Hoeffel: “They’re still trying to con us”
Inquirer: At breakfast, DNC team hears party bigwigs make Philly’s case
WHYY Newsworks: Philly taxes could figure in paying some Democratic Convention costs
WHYY Newsworks: SEPTA strikes tentative agreement with regional rail electrical workers
Daily News: We feel pretty, oh so pretty … but are we wealthy as well?
Sunlight Foundation: Who’s ruling the political airwaves in Philadelphia?
Commonwealth Confidential: Wolf, Corbett troll for votes at farm expo
Phillynow.com: Philadelphians to hold vigil tonight for Michael Brown, victims of police brutality
KYW Newsradio:Senator Casey Pushes Legislation To Lower Student-Loan Interest Rates
KYW Newsradio: SRC Scheduled To Make Announcement Friday About Future Of Cash-Strapped School District
KYW Newsradio:Ed Neilson Sworn In, Quietly, As Philadelphia City Councilman
KYW Newsradio: Former AG On Immigration: ‘We Have An Immediate Crisis With These Children And Congress Has Failed To Act
KYW Newsradio:Democrats Tight-Lipped About 2016 Convention During Philadelphia Visit

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Chester council approves development proposal from trash-incinerator plant
Delco Daily Times: Funds to fix ‘Killer Conchester’ included in new Pa. Transportation plan
PA Independent: Chesco lawmaker wants higher cigarette tax to fund property tax relief    Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove approves additional high school renovation spending
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville appoints planning commission member
Daily Local News: Coatesville school officials warn of coming budget problems
Pottstown Mercury: Montco commissioners seek consultant for human services
Bucks County Courier Times: Casey urges federal action on mounting student loans
Intelligencer: MCCC follows on White House commitment

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: State pulls license of Fayette SPCA
Tribune Review: Feds seek restitution from former Ford City businessman
Tribune Review: Shell acquires Pa. shale gas rights as part of a $2.1B deal
Post-Gazette: Proposed Act 47 program changes leave out Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County audit cites need for better controls on mental health crisis service
Early Returns: Corbett, Wolf show off comedy
Pittsburgh Business Times: Airport gets $7M toward development of hotel, conference center and office complex

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Former solicitor appeals state court decision to PA Supreme Court over legal fees
Observer-Reporter: Commissioners to spend $3.1 million on infrastructure improvements
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Gas power plants increase as coal squeezed by rules
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Business leaders feels slighted after council changed selection process for city manager

NEPA
The Times Leader: Interstate 81 project progresses to the next phase tonight
Citizens Voice: Councilman George plans to run for W-B mayor
News Item: $2M disaster relief program part of code under dispute by Corbett
Standard Speaker: Board: Liquor markup stays the same

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Child abuse protection laws could require six new county employees
Carlisle Sentinel: West Creek Hills principal promoted, school board members voice concerns
Harrisburg Patriot: Harrisburg leads Dauphin County in real estate tax scofflaws
York Daily Record: Federal lawsuit challenges Chanceford Township’s denial of permit for proposed strip club
York Dispatch: Anti-heroin rally in Dover on Saturday

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Allentown schools administrator fighting termination
Morning Call: Allen Township supervisors approve FedEx megahub
Reading Eagle: Man arrested on child porn charges
WFMZ: Corbett calls for end to ‘Amish Mafia’ TV show

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Education Department told to hand over hundreds of Sandusky-related emails
Onward State: Instead of Victim Blaming, Try this
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Penn State trustees vote to stay course on sanctions
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Sentencing changes sought for business crimes

Opinion
Daily News:Yo, Corbett. Yo, Wolf. We got yer numbers
City Paper: Mayor Nutter’s Sad Media Spectacle
Pottstown Mercury: Robert McKinney Jr.: A leader and champion for Pottstown
Bucks County Courier Times: A call to hike liquor prices
Post-Gazette: Questions remain: Corbett aide’s exit won’t make the case go away
News Item: Tax plan has merit, but don’t cherry pick; go further

Blogs
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup
Commonwealth Foundation: Booze Lose: PLCB Proposes Increased Mark-up Price
Above Average Jane: Horsham Democrats Annual Reception

2 Responses

  1. WHY DOES TOM CORBETT PROTECT HIS ADVISORS MORE THAN PROTECT TAXPAYERS FUNDS AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST? THEIR IS WAY TOO MUCH POLITICAL NECROPHILIA IN THE CORBETT/BRBENDER TEAM! POLITICAL NECROPHILIA IS A MORTAL SIN!

  2. Does anyone believe the Tomalis cover-up is the last Corbett scandal? His advisors are arrogant and sloppy. Best is yet to come! How many scandals does it take for donors to get a refund from Corbett/Brabender? Questions remain: Corbett aide’s exit won’t make the case go away – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2014/08/15/Questions-remain-Corbett-aide-s-exit-won-t-make-the-case-go-away-Ron-Tomalis-education/stories/201408160007

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