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8/27 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6We take a look at the Corbett-Cawley team, ask our readers which party will control the State Senate and unveil the results of our reader poll on a possible Lt. Governor debate. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Staff Profile: Governor Corbett’s Re-Election Team: We take an in-depth look at the Corbett-Cawley staff.

Reader Poll: Who Will Control the State Senate?: We ask our readers which party will control the upper chamber of the state legislature after the November elections.

Reader Poll: There Should Be A Lieutenant Gubernatorial Debate: Our readers feel the Democratic and Republican nominees for Lt. Governor should face-off one-on-one.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: State lawmaker calls state’s DUI penalties “too slight”
State House Sound Bites: Impact of alleged theft by city treasurer reaches Harrisburg
PA Independent: Hailing the chief: Pittsburgh’s hunt for a police chief drawing to a close
PLSReporter: Debate continues on possible impact of EPA’s proposed carbon emissions standards
Capitolwire: Kane issues subpoenas in wider review of gas royalty payments
Capitolwire: Basic Ed circuit riders to boost awareness for need of ‘fair and predictable’ school funding

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Philly schools again rely on first-time principals to overcome budget crisis
Philly.com: Is shaming a legal form of punishment for crime?
The Inquirer: Teachers at Philly tech charter school ratify first-ever contract
The Inquirer: Temple president: University investigating alleged anti-Semitism
KYW Newsworks: Pa. couple plead guilty in Craiglist killing

SEPA
Daily Local News: Chesco GOP leaders attack Wolf; challenger fires back
Daily Local News: Coatesville OKs 10-year comprehensive plan
Montgomery Media: Man charged in stabbing at Telford bar
Pottstown Mercury: Pediatricians urge later start times for school
Pottstown Mercury: Chesco GOP leaders: What is Tom Wolf hiding?
Unionville Times: GOP officials blast Wolf on tax returns

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times: PUC to consider updating transportation regulations for ride-sharing
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh region’s jobless rate remains at 5.3 percent
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County offers more details on rangers replacing police in parks
KDKA: EXCLUSIVE: AG Kane Talks About Criticism Of Her Work

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Pennsylvania natural gas development leading to reverse brain drain
Beaver County Times: Corbett hopes for cracker plant decision early next year
Beaver County Times: Wolf tours Aliquippa Elementary School
Altoona Mirror: Shuster: Local VA doing good job
Altoona Mirror: Braham’s family wants hazing to become felony

NEPA
Times Leader: Fewer jobs, but unemployment rate slips 0.1%
Times-Tribune: Scranton looks to insurance to cover firefighting costs
Citizens Voice: Lawsuit settlements up for council vote
Standard Speaker: City council to reconsider questionable grant proposal
Pocono Record: Money for roads, bridges to be shared with Pocono, Barrett townships

South Central
York Dispatch: Live coverage: York County police chiefs agree to community forum
York Dispatch: Meckley: Academic performance ‘declining’ in York City schools
York Daily Record: York County 2014 November ballot
Roxbury News: Women4Women2014 – Rally at the Capitol.
Harrisburg Patriot News: Poll finds support for more money for public schools despite underestimating what is already spent
Harrisburg Patriot News: Chinese-made U.S. military coins should be outlawed, Stilp says
Carlisle Sentinel: Chiefs of police to present communications concerns to Cumberland County commissioners
Carlisle Sentinel: Female candidates for general election celebrate Women’s Equality Day
Lebanon Daily News: Women’s Equality Day rally at Capitol in Harrisburg
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Gray supporting Comcast because it supports city, petition opposed
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Lancaster County commissioners to consider two more farms for preservation

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Former Pennsylvania lawmaker to take another shot at state House seat
Morning Call: Easton audit reveals eighth straight surplus
Morning Call: Saucon Valley district, union ‘further apart’ than ever
Express Times: Saucon Valley can’t fire its teachers if they strike, attorney tells resident
Express Times: Oxford Township without a government following mayor’s resignation
Reading Eagle: Hamburg School District lost millions in interest-rate swap, auditor general says
Reading Eagle: U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach talks about changing veterans’ care during visit to Phoebe Berks
Reading Eagle: Unemployment in Berks stays at 5.5 percent

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Philipsburg-Osceola school board shelves pay increase debate
Erie Times-News: Erie County Council OK’s new purchasing job

Opinion
Onward State: Distraction of the Day: Joe Paterno The Politico
Morning Call: Joe Sestak: Global effort necessary to stop terrorism’s financial networks
York Daily Record: NAACP police forum a great idea (YDR opinion)
Times-Tribune: Fairly weight test results
Post-Gazette: Sloppy work: The bungled probe of two police officers is no joke
Delco Daily Times: Cop militarization should not be norm
Philly.com: Union rules needed
Carlisle Sentinel: Our View: Keep equality in game land fees
Harrisburg Patriot News: Hillary’s harshness may be her undoing: Cynthia Tucker
Harrisburg Patriot News: Looking to break up the state’s (mostly) all-boys club, Democratic women rally at the Capitol: John L. Micek
Harrisburg Patriot News: Corbett cheers gas drilling at Pittsburgh Airport: Tuesday Morning Coffee
Harrisburg Patriot News: Here’s how we can fight the new evil in the Middle East: Joe Pitts
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Let Tom march: Labor shouldn’t ban Corbett from Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Per diems for Pa. legislators ripe for abuse

Blogs
Liberty City Press: Pols on Pot Part 2
Commonwealth Foundation: Union Lobbying Holds Back Lottery Performance
Commonwealth Foundation: Poll: Voters Vastly Underestimate Education Spending, Majority Grade Schools D or F
Commonwealth Foundation: Six Facts About Voters’ Views on State Education Spending

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