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8/16 Morning Buzz

What’s the difference between model legislation, and improper influence by an interest group? Keystone Progress and the conservative group ALEC square off over the latter’s role in developing Pennsylvania legislation.

And Hillary Clinton for President in 2016? Ed Rendell seems to think so. Check out his interview with Politico.

National
Politico: Ed Rendell – Hilary Clinton Can’t resist White House run
Commonwealth Confidential: Former Gov. Rendell: Hillary Clinton Is Going To Run For President In 2016
Fox Philadelphia: Mayor Nutter’s Newest Fan: Glenn Beck
WHYY Newsworks: Chicago Using Bucks County Company To Get Rid Of Potholes
Times-Leader: Defense Cuts Would Hit Home For Sen. Toomey, Other Supercommittee Members
Politico: Ed Rendell: Hillary Clinton can’t resist White House run

Statewide
WHYY Newsworks: Gov. Corbett Turns Attention From Clean Energy To Natural Gas
PhillyNow: A Union Wants To Know If Gov. Corbett Is The Worst Governor Ever?
Times-Leader: PCN Allowed To Broadcast Pa. Supreme Court Proceedings
Capitol Ideas: PA Supreme Court Proceedings To Be Broadcast on @PCNTV
Capitol Ideas: Activist Group: PA Has 2d Highest-Paid Legislature In The Land
Capitol Ideas: Monday Morning Coffee: A Question Of Fairness
State House Sound Bites: Pennsylvania National Guard training resumes after budget restoration
State House Sound Bites: Reality TV: Pennsylvania Supreme Court
State House Sound Bites: Water wells, Attorney General Linda Kelly, and taxing the drillers
StateImpactPA: Drill Bits: Goodbye Solar, Hello Gas, and Small Towns in Shale Country Not Reaping New Tax Revenue
StateImpactPA:  Gas Drillers Pumping Money Into County Fairs
StateImpactPA: The Impact Fee Debate, Previewed
StateImpactPA: Answering Your Burning Questions About Natural Gas Drilling
StateImpactPA: Corbett Administration Responds To Renewable Energy Charges

Philly
Patriot News: Pennsylvania Attorney general has high-profile cases to prosecute
Plan Philly: How Tax Delinquent Properties Thwart Development
Heard In The Hall: Where in the world is Mayor Nutter? Spoiler Alert: Rio De Janiero
WHYY Newsworks: Just How Open Is The Office of Open Records?

Philly Suburbs
Bensalem Patch: Congressman Hosts Small Business Town Hall
Burlington County Times: Congressman Jon Runyan Visits Virtua Voorhees Hospital
Daily Times: 1st Congressional District Cited In Hunger Report
Pottstown Mercury: Chesco DA Hopefuls Could Debate
The Intelligencer: Fitzpatrick Town Hall In Springtown Tonight

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Erie goes green, saving paper and plenty of cash as well
Post-Gazette: Morgantown’s Marcellus drilling ban overturned
Post-Gazette: Big, new natural gas pipelines on tap for Pennsylvania
Early Returns: Protesters say Toomey meets with fat cats but not jobless

Southwest
Indiana Gazette: State blocked from suit against college
Indiana Gazette: Gas boom triggers growth in pipelines
Somerset Daily American: Study: Local gov’ts gain little from Marcellus Shale drilling
WJAC: Local Lawmakers Learn About Timber Industry
WJAC:  Water Withdrawal Permits For Marcellus Shale Drilling Raises Concerns
WJAC:  Protesters Rally Against Picnic On Marcellus Pad
Tribune Review (Fayette): Scottdale last holdout on sewage agreement

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: State high court allows cameras
Morning Call: Activist Group: PA Has 2d Highest-Paid Legislature In The Land.
Lehigh Valley Live: Bethlehem Township, Pa. officials approve new contract for 13 employees

South Central
York Dispatch: Grove Bill Pushes Motorcycle Safety Through Rider Licensing
York Daily Record: Retirees Celebrate social security anniversary with message to Platts
York Daily Record: York to pay more than $16,000 to rearrange furniture at York’s new city hall.
York Daily Record: Defense budget cuts loom over local York County contractors
York Dispatch: Grove bill pushes motorcycle safety through rider licensing
Patriot News: Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art names Stephen V. Quigley executive director
Patriot-News: Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson Says She Believes Public Supports Her Fiscal Recovery Plan
Patriot-News: Democratic Committee in Lebanon County Holds Meet the Candidates Event
Patriot-News: Gov. Tom Corbett Downplays Pa. Green Energy, Conservation
Lancaster New Era: Ruggieri Announces Run For Lancaster Mayor
The Sentinel: Philly to offer to rehire 325 laid-off teachers
The Sentinel: Corbett defends green energy, conservation policy
Sun Gazette: Watson Township Says ‘No’ To Fracking Truck Depot

NEPA
Citizens Review: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre High Unemployment May Continue For Near Future
Daily Review: Pa. Secretary of Agriculture Visits Bradford County

Opinions
Patriot News Editorial: Pa. American Water goes too far with rate increase
Times-Tribune, Editorial: Legislature Far Too Big; Reduce Boldly
Times-Tribune, Editorial: Get LIHEAP Up To Speed
Post-Gazette: Super challenge: But is Congress’ supercommittee up to it?
New York Times: 5:38 Is Iowa Irrelevant
The Intelligencer: Fitzpatrick fails to understand

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