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8/26 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6State Rep. Adolph gets a new opponent, state agencies don’t keep their deleted emails and a look at gubernatorial reelection rates across the nation. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-165: GOP Rep. Adolph Gets Wealthy New Opponent: Adolph will now run against multimillionaire retired hedge fund manager Charles Hadley for District 165.

State Agencies Keep Deleted Emails for Only Five Days: Is the state deleting important public records or simply trying to maintain a neat inbox?

Which States Have the Highest Gubernatorial Reelection Rates?: Six states have not seen a governor lose a reelection bid over the last half century with Vermont and Connecticut boasting the most impressive incumbency advantage resumés.

SD-10: Rendell Endorses Cickay: The former Governor shows his support in order to consolidate Democrats behind the State Senate nominee.

PA-6: Costello Endorsed by the NFIB: The National Federation of Independent Business announced they are backing Ryan Costello’s congressional campaign.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Commission tries to figure out school funding formula
AP: Rep. Perry says immigration is a “top concern”
PA Independent: Conflicting rules create ethics conundrum for mortuary inspector
StateImpactPA: State regulators take a closer listen to gas compressor stations
StateImpactPA: Drilling underway at Pittsburgh International Airport
StateImpactPA: FEMA: no flood assistance for property owners with natural gas leases
PLSReporter: JOBS1st summit talks innovation in connecting employers and job seekers
Capitolwire: The ‘challenging’ history of education spending in PA.

Philadelphia
Philly.com: Death by law enforcement: What data tells us – and what it doesn’t
Commonwealth Confidential: Hear no evil, see no evil…
WHYY Newsworks: Devices could short-circuit ability to read facial emotions
PhillyClout: Tayoun changes tune on Public Record’s “Chinky Winky” photo caption
KYW Newsradio: Phila. Veterans’ Group says city is shortchanging military vets

SEPA
Montgomery Media: Ownership transfer of formal Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base delayed due to environmental issues
Bucks Local News: Lower Makefield to apply for $438-thousand county open space grant to help preserve Patterson farm
Bucks Local News: Morrisville Borough pays $185,000 to settle civil rights lawsuits filed by two borough police officers
Pottstown Mercury: Pa. school districts sitting on billions in reserves
Daily Local News: East Pikeland man charged in pot growing operation

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Corbett, Fitzgerald welcome gas drilling at Pittsburgh International
Tribune Review: Peduto forms task force to win funding for pre-K education
Early Returns: Corbett, Wolf campaign in Pittsburgh
Early Returns: New PAC involved in state Senate contest
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh airport gas drilling project lauded
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County to offer financial helping hand to some group residents
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pickens: Pennsylvania natural gas production approaching that of Texas
Pittsburgh Business Times: RMY adjunct professors form organizing committee, looking to join USW
Pittsburgh Business Times: Judge clears way for NLRB to subpoena UPMC

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Local experts discuss conflict in Israel, Gaza
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Political decisions at state, national levels impact local drug initiatives
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Penn State president steers clear of campus controversies in press club address

NEPA
Times Leader: Wyoming Valley West cracking down on truancy
Standard Speaker: Joint authority’s attorney’s fees to be covered

South Central
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. Lottery outsourcing critics say Illinois’ failed privatization could have played out here
Harrisburg Patriot News: State workers pay less for health benefits, report finds: Monday Morning Coffee
Carlisle Sentinel: Bloom: Carlisle Circulator program not worth its cost to taxpayers
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Lancaster city receives first ‘Sustainable Pennsylvania Community’ certification
York Dispatch: Perry meets visually impaired workers at ForSight Vision Center

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Easton finishes eighth year in a row with surplus, mayor says
Morning Call: Compliance board? Compliance office? Allentown proposes both for water/sewer lease
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council overides mayor’s veto of water lease agreement

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Town, gown leaders try to build community spirit
Centre Daily Times: Moshannon Valley EMS gets grant funding from FEMA
Williamsport Sun Gazette: LEGISLATIVE TALLY

Opinion
Harrisburg Patriot News: How the media get Hillary wrong: Michael Smerconish
Harrisburg Patriot News: In Ferguson, the fruits of a failed drug war: Ronald Fraser
Harrisburg Patriot News: Routinely ‘delete and cleanse’ state emails? Closer oversight needed: Editorial
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Pledge never to raise taxes does not serve constituents
Pottstown Mercury: Time running out for Pa. property tax reform
Daily Local News: In defense of those who are the defenders
Post-Gazette: Parade of error: Let Gov. Tom Corbett march on Labor Day
Post-Gazette: Start writing: Superior Court showed good sense in Joan Orie Melvin case
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Dumeyer at helm of Lancaster County GOP

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: Podcast: Profiles in Perseverance, Overcoming Poverty
PA Budget and Policy Center: THE BASIC EDUCATION FUNDING COMMISSION MEETS

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 5 Comments

5 thoughts on “8/26 Morning Buzz”

  1. basile says:

    Why? There was something in it for him, although you knew this?

  2. PAINDY1 says:

    TOM CORBETT’S POLITICAL MARRIAGE PARTNER JEFF ROMOFF OF UPMC WANTS TO HELP CHINA. TOO BAD THAT UPMC’S CANCER PROGRAM IS RATED #31, WITH TWO CLEVELAND PROGRAMS, RANKING HIGHER. PATIENTS FIRST-WESTERN PA OR CHINA? WHY DID TOM CORBETT SELL OUT THOSE SEEKING MEDICAL CARE IN WESTERN PA? http://trib.me/1wur8Ka

  3. Roger Cohen says:

    Breaking news: PA and Feds about to reach agreement on Medicaid expansion. http://tinyurl.com/lveqs8a

  4. basile says:

    Instead, the Pennsylvania Lottery last month announced that ticket sales between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, hit a record high of $3.8 billion – $100 million more than the all-time-high sales record set the prior year.

    Corbett spokesman Jay Pagni had little to say about whether Pennsylvania dodged a bullet by not contracting out the state lottery’s management.

    “We didn’t implement anything,” Pagni said. “There’s no need to comment on anything.”-link above

    Selling Pennsylvania by the pound.

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