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8/25 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Corbett is disinvited to a union march, Sestak is cleared by the FEC and we give our weekly round-up of gubernatorial news. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

8/22 Ups & Downs: The Tomalis episode drags on, Dwight Evans gets some bad news, and a Philly sensation graces the cover of SI. See who made this week’s list.

Unions to Corbett: Don’t March With Us: Union leaders rescinded an invitation for Governor Corbett to march in Pittsburgh’s Labor Day Parade.

PA-Sen: Sestak Cleared by FEC, Ends Exploratory Phase: Senate candidate and former Rep. Joe Sestak is transitioning out from his exploratory committee at the suggestion of the FEC.

PA-Gov Round-Up: Controversy and Complaints: We take a look at the events of the last week in the state’s gubernatorial race.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: First gubernatorial debate one month from today in Hershey
PA Independent: Both parties use cynical strategy focused on driving down the vote in PA
StateImpactPA: Pennsylvania ranks 3rd in statewide CO2 emissions for 2011
StateImpactPA: Maryland takes a public health approach on fracking that Pa. hasn’t tried

Philadelphia
AP: State agencies routinely delete emails
The Inquirer: Union members have mixed reaction to tentative contract
The Inquirer: Delco district at ground zero in state Senate battle
HarrisburgPatriot News: Pa. school district reserves rise despite aid cut
WHYY Newsworks: Journals requiring more transparency

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Debate on fair formula for Pa. education has local flavor
Pottstown Mercury: Chesco Dems seek to oust party chief after public urination charge
Delco Daily Times: Dems, Campaign for Fresh Start blasts Corbett over extraction tax
Montgomery Media: EPA testing private drinking water wells in Warminster Township; two public wells taken off-line
Montgomery Media: Fundraiser aids nonprofit Support Homeless Veterans Inc.

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh International Airport gas drilling royalties flow in
Tribune Review: Labor board’s subpoenas in UPMC case are not relevant, federal judge says
Early Returns: Tomalis parking records answer few questions
Post-Gazette: Judge criticizes NLRB role in UPMC labor dispute

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Legislator reiterates need for Marcellus-related bill
Observer-Reporter: No. 1 for the next governor: A huge budget gap
Altoona Mirror: Marijuana bill closer to fruition
Altoona Mirror: Corbett visits McLanahan Corp.
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Alliance between AG’s office, region hailed

NEPA
Times Leader: Poverty expert to help launch United Way campaign
Times-Tribune: City councilman changes mind; no cell tower on his property
Citizens Voice: Downtown Wilkes-Barre a hub for employment, study shows

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: PA Game Commission considers levying fees to ride trails
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County officials puzzled over funding library services
Harrisburg Patriot News: Wolf’s tax reform plan won’t work, Corbett says: Friday Morning Coffee
York Daily Record: Stetler reargument denied
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Some Lancaster County district judges say ‘I won’t’ to ‘I do’
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Corbett tries similar campaign tactic the second time
Today’s the Day Harrisburg: AGENDA: Harrisburg City Council Legislative Session–8/26/2014v

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Bangor Borough Authority legal bills outrage councilman
Express Times: Allentown protesters rally against police violence in light of Ferguson shooting
Express Times: Should alcohol be allowed at public parks, pavilions? Local municipalities consider relaxing rules
WFMZ: Reading mayor vetoes council, water authority agreement
Morning Call: Pa. won’t delay using student scores to evaluate teachers
Morning Call: Will organic farming save Lehigh Valley farmers?
Morning Call: No defamation: Slozer, Donches lose lawsuit over election commentary
Morning Call: Saucon Valley teachers make new contract proposal, district rejects it
Pennsylvania Ave: Re-election odds lean in Fitzpatrick’s favor
Pennsylvania Ave: PA GOP Rep. Bill Adolph facing deep-pocketed Democrat in election
Reading Eagle: Feds announce new restrictions coming on hydrocodone, a potent painkiller
Reading Eagle: Debate over legal drinking age still brewing in Berks County
AP: No. 1 job for next governor: Pennsylvania’s troubled finances

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Mayor: Charge police tuition to city
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Drilling fees go to Watson Township road project
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Planning commission approves cell tower
Erie Times-News Campaign ‘14 Blog: Romney redux?

Opinion
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Another voice seeks overdue paycheck protection legislation
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Time for IRS scandal to move from Congress to courts and media
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Perry’s indictment impacting Corbett’s re-election bid
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Legislative action needed to help curb drunken driving
York Dispatch: EDITORIAL: A good trade-off for court license snafu
Harrisburg Patriot News: For a strong and secure U.S., look to renewables, not fossil fuels: As I See It
Harrisburg Patriot News: Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, some Pennsylvanians are still less equal than others: Andrew J Giorgione and Matthew Fine
Harrisburg Patriot News: Class-based politics poisons public discourse: Jerry Shenk
Carlisle Sentinel: Our View: Looking for school funding ideas
Bucks Local News: Are we employing teachers who teach what’s best for America’s survival
Pottstown Mercury: Defining ‘fair funding’ in Pa. school plan
Tribune Review: Questions of transparency: The IG’s plea
Post-Gazette: Unsteady progress: City student test scores sorely need a boost
Morning Call: A police officer reflects on Michael Brown shooting
Express Times: ‘It was heartbreaking,’ daughter says of learning West Easton councilman’s death wasn’t recognized

Blogs
Citizen’s Call: McCarter to Hold Climate Change Forum Tues. Afternoon at Curtis Hall
Pennsylvania Progressive: Ryan Costello and the NRA: A Perfect Fit
Pittston Politics: PA Union Prez questions timing and initials of job posting

August 25th, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 3 Comments

3 thoughts on “8/25 Morning Buzz”

  1. PAINDY1 says:

    WE SALUTE KATIE MCGINTY AND HER TEAM OF FRESHSTARTPA GHOST BUSTERS! GREAT JOB IN OUTING RON TOMALIS! YOUR GHOST BUSTERS “AIN’T AFRAID OF NO GHOST EMPLOYEES!” http://youtu.be/Fe93CLbHjxQ

  2. PAINDY1 says:

    WHY IS CORBETT VOWING TO REJECT HIS GROVER NORQUIST NO TAX PLEDGE? WELL FORMER GOVERNOR CORBETT IS NO BOY SCOUT! http://youtu.be/k0rIuBmSQgc

  3. PAINDY1 says:

    DOES ANYONE KNOW THE LOCATION OF THE RON TOMALIS’ FAREWELL PARTY? REALLY WANT TO ATTEND!

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