8/18 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6The FBI may be investigating Kane, McGinty picks up endorsements from Peduto and Doyle and Fattah fights back. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Report: Kane Potentially Facing FBI Investigation: The Legal Intelligencer is reporting Bureau agents have been asking questions about the state’s Attorney General.

PA-Sen: McGinty Campaign Continues to Pick Up Steam with New Endorsements: With new endorsements from prominent Democratic leaders, Katie McGinty adds more fuel to her race for Senate.

Wolf: Kane’s Case “Erodes” Trust in Government: The Governor explains why he believes the Attorney General should resign.

PA-Sen: GOP Hits McGinty Over Iran: The PA Republican Party criticized the new candidate for not yet taking a stand on the Iranian nuclear deal.

PA-2: Fattah Alleges DOJ Misconduct: The Congressman wants investigation materials reviewed.

Statewide
PLSReporter: Human services organizations plead for stop-gap budget measure
Capitolwire: An analysis of Gov. Wolf’s “Revised Pension Plan”
Capitolwire: Continued budget impasse leaves little room for action on other education reforms
StateImpactPA: Report urges more than two dozen measures to make oil trains safer
WITF: State settles with groups over transfer of 59K women to Medicaid
WITF: Indicted Pa. congressman asks House to probe prosecutor misconduct

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: Quit hitting the panic button, Philadelphia, and let’s make people feel welcome
KYW Newsradio: Local expert agrees with White House plan to battle heroin addiction
Philly.com: Man was worked to death on 14-hour shift: Pennsylvania court
Inquirer: Delco agency pays $1.4M over polluting claim
Inquirer: Fattah wants probe of prosecutors’ “unlawful” tactics

SEPA
Bucks Local News: Council Rock removes last modular classrooms, prepares to welcome school year with new teachers, discussion of weighty topics
Bucks Local News: Trump, Carson and Fiorina top three vote-getters in Bucks County GOP straw poll held during the Middletown Grange Fair
Pottstown Mercury: Expert assesses risk of oil train accident in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times: Ben Bernanke on defense spending, the economy and what military training is worth to employers
WESA: Expert Assesses Risk Of Oil Train Derailment In Pennsylvania
WESA: Bernie Sanders And The Size And Wisdom Of Crowds
KDKA: State Budget Impasse Threatens Local School Districts
KDKA: New Study Looks At Use Of Speed Traps As Money Makers
Post-Gazette: Big lobbyist morphed into GOP force with bridge to Democrats
Post-Gazette: Pa. settles lawsuit over women’s health coverage

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Point: Federal policies still favor coal
Altoona Mirror: For Blair, a glimpse into the future
Altoona Mirror: Hollidaysburg among districts offering naming rights for sponsorships
Beaver County Times: 300 union members rally outside ATI’s Midland plant after lockout begins

NEPA
Citizens’ Voice: Despite mandate, anti-discrimination body absent in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre
Times-Tribune: Scranton nonprofit donations exceed goal, but bar was lowered
Times Leader: State budget silence is deafening; can an agreement be near?
Times Leader: Kelleher will be on the ballot in Luzerne County Council race

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Rail vs. Pipeline: Getting oil to market
Patriot-News: Amid budget impasse, state proceeds with plans for Pope Francis Philadelphia visit
Patriot-News: Controversial Israel trip was ‘interesting,’ ‘informative,’ says Pa. House members
York Daily Record: Economic development in certain areas widens income gap in Lancaster, report says
York Daily Record: County approves tax break for Think Loud building
York Dispatch: York County lawmakers return from Israeli fact-finding trip
Lancaster Intelligencer: Common Pleas judge rules against Elizabethtown Magisterial District Judge Duncan in traffic citation spat; Duncan to appeal
Lancaster Intelligencer:  Hempfield school board hears Open Campus update
Lancaster Intelligencer:  County officials applaud Wolf oil train safety recommendations
Lancaster Intelligencer: Petition seeks Sen. Casey’s support on Iran nuclear deal

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Bells and whistles: Northampton Area debuts new middle school
Morning Call: U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright to host fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak next month
Express Times: Petition launched to bring passenger rail to Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Promise Neighborhood reaches goal in West Ward resident survey

North by Northwest
Campaign ’15: Trump holds steady, Clinton loses ground in new poll
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Supervisors say ‘yes’ to gas station
Erie Times-News: Millcreek Dems to host picnic Wednesday

Opinion
Inquirer: Schools need to do more in preventing suicide
York Dispatch: OP-ED: Toomey the clear choice of Pa.
Patriot-News: ‘It will affect the administration of justice,’ Wolf says if AG Kane doesn’t quit
Patriot-News: Tobacco excise taxes reduce usage, raise needed revenue for Pennsylvania
Times Leader: Pass a budget that improves Pennsylvanians’ lives and puts people to work
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Back to school for drivers, too
Observer-Reporter: First there was tragedy, now there’s farce
Post-Gazette: Reckless widows? Auto insurers have to defend their higher rates

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: Union leader still flouting the law
Citified: Could Philadelphia afford a $15 minimum wage?
Citizen’s Call: School Board may be doing u-turn on one-day closing for Rosh Hashanah
Keystone Crossroads: Lots of red tape for building waterfront projects in Pa., but it could be worse

3 Responses

  1. When will you fix the placement of South Central and Lehigh Valley articles. The headings have been misplaced for at least two days.

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