8/22 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Corbett won’t make another “no new taxes” pledge, Tomalis never met with the Governor in his advisory position and Strouse creates an anti-Fitzpatrick website. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Corbett Will Not Pledge No New Taxes This Time Around: In an interview with the AP yesterday, Gov. Tom Corbett claimed that while he believes that he fulfilled his pledge from 2010 to not raise taxes, he will not be making the same promise in this election cycle.

PA-Gov: Corbett Never Met with Tomalis During Year as Advisor: Tomalis had no scheduled meetings with the Governor from May 2013 to last July.

PA-8: Strouse Creates Anti-Fitzpatrick Website: The Democratic nominee has set up the page “Fitz’s Fibs” to try to poke holes in the Republican Congressman’s record.

Statewide
PA Independent: Philly’s school problems a cautionary tale stimulus
PA Independent: Microlending grows small business in Pittsburgh
PLS Reporter: Pennsylvania has work to do on cancer public policy
Capitolwire: Hold-harmless provision an early point of contention for Basic Education Funding Commission

Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: Phila. FOP Head Says Pa. State Senate Seat May Be His Next Goal
PhillyNow: How likely is Philly to host the 2016 DNC Convention?
WHYY NewsWorks: Woes of Philly schools can’t be overstated, Hughes declares
WHYY NewsWorks: Philly clergy join movement for peace in Ferguson [photos]
WHYY NewsWorks: Dozens more Philly schools lose school police due to budget cuts
Daily News: Rep. Ryan makes Philly first stop on book tour; protests outside deride him
The Inquirer: Court fight over lap-dance levy won’t grind on
The Inquirer: Bipartisan state commission to look at education funding
Daily News: PA poll of older voters

SEPA
The Intelligencer: CB board delays teacher contract vote
Daily Local News: Council establishes Historic Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission
Pottstown Mercury: Upper Pottsgrove trash bids to focus on choices

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Sen. Casey Calls For Sexual Assault Prevention At Conference
KDKA: Pa. State Senator Reacts To Steelers’ Running Backs Marijuana Charges
Post Gazette: Wolf campaign continues to hammer Corbett
Post Gazette: Commission examines Pennsylvania school funding
Post Gazette: Superior Court upholds Joan Orie Melvin conviction
Post Gazette: Gov. Corbett told to stay away from Pittsburgh’s Labor Day Parade
Tribune-Review: Former Butler County court employee files discrimination suit
Tribune-Review: State Superior Court upholds conviction, sentence of former Justice Melvin
Pittsburgh Business Times: Meet the Pittsburgh 100 companies
Pittsburgh Business Times: PUC seeks comment on investigation

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Legislator reiterates need for Marcellus-related bill
Altoona Mirror: Water agency seeks auction alternative
Altoona Mirror: Corbett visits McLanahan Corp.
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Casey bill would provide support to caregivers
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Northern Cambria chooses new superintendent
AP: Corbett: Wolf tax reform plan unlikely to succeed

NEPA
Citizens Voice: CityVest turns former Hotel Sterling property over to Luzerne County
News Item: Fly ash to be trucked to pit starting this fall begin this fall
News Item: New treasurer OK’d in Mount Carmel
The Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre Mayor Thomas Leighton: Arrests ‘nothing to do with city business’
The Times Leader: Luzerne County Council Chairman Morelli: harassed or harassing?
The Times Leader: New EPA rule could bring the hammer on state’s coal power plants
Times-Tribune: Residents vent on West Side paving project
Times-Tribune: Airboard board doesn’t want to rely too much on gas industry
Standard Speaker: Online survey will help redesign downtown
Standard Speaker: Luzerne council chairman files suit in ongoing dispute
Pocono Record: Delaware Township residents oppose pyrite-dumping plan

South Central
Harrisburg Patriot News: Ex-Supreme Court justice must pen apologies, but not in handcuffs
Harrisburg Patriot News: North Londonderry refinances bonds, saves $2.3 million
York Dispatch: Possible relief for former York County drug defendants now losing driver’s licenses
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Mandatory minimum sentences are ‘unconstitutional,’ Pa. court says

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Allentown man pleads guilty in $3M tax refund fraud
Reading Eagle: Reading faces looming budget deficits in coming years
WFMZ: Congressman Dent tours new Coordinated Health Facility
Express Times: Warren County awards $3.6 million contract for prosecutor’s office

North by Northwest
Onward State: Smeal Supply Chain Undergraduate Program Ranks First in the Country Yet Again
Centre Daily Times: Pipe-bomb suspect Frederick Rice waives hearing

Opinion
News Item: Value of teachers too high to strike
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Editorial: To Kane: Leave no stone unturned
Observer-Reporter: Avoid another Ferguson, narrow racial divide
Tribune-Review: Corbett & taxes: Cue the tap dance
Post Gazette: False promises: More homeless aid eligibility requires more funds
Harrisburg Patriot News: Sales tax proposal would devastate small businesses like mine
Morning Call: Michael E. Faccinetto: Public education beneficial for the common good
Delco Daily Times: Editorial: Ferguson, Taney juxtapose race in America
The Times Leader: Our Opinion: Ongoing corruption crackdown is cure Northeastern Pennsylvania badly needs
Times-Tribune: Keep politics out of court
Times-Tribune: Retain emails for conformity
Citizens Voice: Gov. Perry’s conduct is questionable, not criminal
Wayne Independent: Matthew T. Mangino: The constitutional right to bear … cameras

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: Landowners will bear burden of severance tax
2 Political Junkies: Obama denounces ISIL
Keystone State Education Coalition: Everything you ever wanted to know about PA education funding/school finance but were afraid to ask
Lu Lac Political Letter: ISIS: Give them what they want

2 Responses

  1. DOES THE HARRISBURG PRESS CORPS NEED TO MEET TOMALIS IN THE DARK OF NIGHT IN A HARRISBURG GARAGE TO LEARN WHY HE WAS HIRED, WHAT WORK HE DID AND WHAT SECRETS HE NEEDS TO KEEP TO HIMSELF? SHAMEFUL! TAXPAYERS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHY THE CORBETT PA ED DEPARTMENT NEEDED 2 SECRETARIES AT ONE TIME! http://youtu.be/NvIRZ6bfb3c

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