8/24 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Seth Williams is under investigation, Kane flip-flops on the pornographic emails and Planned Parenthood is cleared of any wrongdoing. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

8/21 Ups & Downs: The budget, the Donald and the FBI. See who made this week’s list!

Report: Seth Williams Subject to Federal Probe: The FBI and IRS are looking into the Philly DA’s PAC.

Kane Flip-Flops, Won’t Release Emails: The Attorney General now contends she will hold onto the pornographic emails.

DOH: Planned Parenthood Cleared of Any Wrongdoing: Review of Planned Parenthood in PA finds no illegal activity.

Sunday Show Preview: August 23, 2015: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

State House Sound Bites: No happy hour without spending power?
PA Independent: How lawyers plan to bust Philadelphia’s ‘ghost teachers’
Statewide Impact: Feds show Pennsylvania gas revenues sharply lower than other leading producers
PLS Reporter: Democrats call coming GOP veto override attempt unconstitutional, irresponsible
Capitolwire: House GOP tentatively plans on budget line-item veto override votes on Tuesday
Capitolwire: Kane’s tumultuous tenure draws another potential challenger

Inquirer: Battle brews over charters’ special-ed funding
Inquirer: Smerconish: My dinner with Roger Stone
Inquirer: Kane gave raise to agent hit in ‘Porngate’
Commonwealth Confidential: Ethics complaint against Kane filed
Heard in the Hall: Report: 29% of city contracts go to minority, female-owned businesses
Capitolinq: Santorum: End ‘birthright citizenship,’ cut immigration by 25%
The Big Tent: Q Swing Poll: Biden does as well vs. Republicans as Hillary
WHYY Newsworks: Kane’s legal woes stoke interest in 2016 election
Philadelphia Business Journals: Pennsylvania gets smaller share of tax revenue from oil and gas extraction than Texas, Alaska

Pottstown Mercury: Kathleen Kane due in Montgomery County courtroom on Monday
Pottstown Mercury: New Upper Providence manager overhauls meeting agenda
Bucks County Courier Times: School board to vote on two Neshaminy labor contracts Tuesday
Montgomery News: State Rep. Todd Stevens announces run for attorney general
Bucks Local News: Newtown Borough officials to hear ‘Rails-To-Trails’ presentation in September
Daily Local News: Protesters gather at Planned Parenthood in West Chester

Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania wineries see opportunities in state liquor privatization
Post-Gazette: A troubled young life led Pittsburgh girl into the hands of a trafficker
Post-Gazette: Wolf and SEIU far too ‘cozy,’ says House GOP caucus
Post-Gazette: Fate of historic Chautauqua ‘Amp’ to be considered in vote this week
Tribune-Review: Pilot swam to shore after plane landed in river near Saltsburg
Tribune-Review: Pa. conservation districts earmark more money to battle runoff from unpaved roads
Business Journal: Meet the Pittsburgh 100 Class of 2015 – the fastest-growing private companies in the region
Business Journal: Exclusive: Pittsburgh company cleans up with Target

Altoona Mirror: Sales surge with return of college students
Altoona Mirror: State planning online voter registration rollout
Altoona Mirror: Diocese’s consolidation plan leaves teachers anxious
Beaver County Times: Mismanagement and rising debt ensures teacher pension gap widens
Beaver County Times: Pennsylvania officials short on answers to retirement funding

Times Leader: Minimum-wage debate heats up in Pennsylvania
Times Leader: Keeping 3 high schools would leave W-B Area in a very small group, statewide
Times-Tribune: Kane hearing a ‘he said, she said’ case
Times-Tribune: Scranton superintendent has long-term vision for district
Times-Tribune: As freshmen move in, U of S faculty protest

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer: Drugged driving is special focus of Labor Day DUI crackdown
Patriot-News: Gov. Wolf congratulates Red Land at Little League World Series
Patriot-News: Pa. Budget Theater has a new act, opening Tuesday
Carlisle Sentinel: State steps in as Dauphin County Children & Youth operates under provisional license

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Board: Saucon arbitrator plan $4.3 million more costly
Express Times: Bethlehem mayor announces gifts ban for city employees
Reading Eagle: Effect of judge’s ruling on ICE detainees in Berks unclear
Morning Call: Who Pennsylvanians favor for president in swing-state poll
Morning Call: Activists: Neighborhood Improvement Zone has helped improve neighborhoods
Morning Call: Kathleen Kane due in court Monday

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: School officials warn: Do not read too much into low PSSA test scores
Erie Times-News: How Erie parents cope with child-care costs
Erie Times-News: Some progress reported in Pa. budget talks

Post-Gazette: Inmate care: The state must ensure mental health treatment
Tribune-Review: The gambling raids: The state’s racket
Express Times: Clock, credibility running out on Kathleen Kane
Reading Eagle: Lawmakers should restore full meaning of landmark bill
Reading Eagle: Public starting to feel impact of state budget standoff
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: When a mess of an election is the preferred method
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Obama supporter Schumer has limit and Iran deal is it
Centre Daily Times: Are we being served?
Inquirer: Editorial: School needs are pressing
Inquirer: Our reliably unreliable Amtrak
Daily News: Corrupt Dem stranglehold on city must end
Daily News: Budget stalls, schools panic & $2B in taxes goes where?
Centre Daily Times: Blame for scandal lies with Clinton
Erie Times-News: Erie needs to bolster police patrols
Lebanon Daily News: Clinton’s inevitable crash coming slowly
Lancaster Intelligencer: Clinton’s unforced error on her email server
York Daily Record: Database of Pa. auto inspection stations that have been sanctioned is needed
Patriot-News: Where’s the Dems’ diversity in 2016?
Carlisle Sentinel: Rethinking the 14th amendment

Citified: Report: District Attorney Seth Williams Is Subject of Federal Investigation
Keystone Crossroads: In case you missed it: this week’s good reads about Pennsylvania cities
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup Aug 21: Pa. school districts brace for prolonged state budget battle
Commonwealth Foundation: Audio: Gov. Wolf’s Gambling Problem
Pennsylvania Progressive: Canned Pleasure: The Thrill of the Kill
LuLac Political Letter: Progress v. Convenience in Pittson

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