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8/28 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Fattah’s ex-staffer pleads guilty, Planned Parenthood goes after Corbett and McGarrigle supports a severance tax. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-2: Fattah’s Ex-Chief of Staff Pleads Guilty: The Congressman’s former staffer admitted to falsifying campaign finance records and lying to the FBI.

PA-Gov: Planned Parenthood Hits Corbett with Top Ten List: The organization’s political action committee is counting down their top ten reasons to oppose Gov. Corbett’s re-election.

SD-26: McGarrigle Announces Support for Severance Tax: The Republican State Senate candidate unveiled his proposal in an op-ed for the Delco Daily Times.

State House Sound Bites: Study: cost of charter schools “obvious and escalating”
State House Sound Bites: Teachers union says less money = lower test scores
PA Independent: Philly family lost house over $40 drug purchase
StateImpactPA: Report: Pa. attorney general widens investigation into gas royalty complaints
PLSReporter: A LOOK BACK with Sen. Edwin Erickson (R-Delaware)
Capitolwire: More money, less problems? The relationship between test scores and basic ed funding levels

WHYY Newsworks: Philly VA hosts town hall meetings, denies likening vets to Oscar the Grouch
KYW Newsradio: Girl abducted from West Philadelphia School testifies Racial disparities continue in Philly marijuana arrests Lawsuits against allegedly dirty narcs could mean millions in city payouts
The Inquirer: Taney team feels its city’s jubilant embrace

Delco Daily Times: Delco Republicans call out Wolf on tax returns
Montgomery Media: Greater Philadelphia chapter of ALS Association in Lower Gwynedd overwhelmed by Ice Bucket Challenge
Bucks Local News: Wrightstown Elementary advocates bring facts, figures to the Council Rock School Board
Daily Local News: Judge bars changes at Pa. school for disadvantaged
Daily Local News: Former Downingtown East soccer player files lawsuit

City Paper: Declining Diversity: In the wake of Ferguson, activists look at Pittsburgh’ own failures in police diversity
Post-Gazette: City of Pittsburgh school tax breaks approved by board
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh to get lowest interest rate ever for bonds, director says
Tribune Review: Biden in Pittsburgh Thursday for fundraiser
Tribune Review: Dem Wolf eyes shale’s ‘golden egg’ to boost school funding
Tribune Review: Public Utility Commission hearing arguments against Lyft
KDKA: Parents, State Sen. Fight For Legalization Of Pot To Treat Epilepsy

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria chief clerk expected to step down Thursday
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Talks on Pa. Medicaid plan said to be nearing end
Observer-Reporter: Ringgold teachers ratify contract
Altoona Mirror: Judge makes ruling in city suit
Altoona Mirror: Council working on dog ordinance

Times-Tribune: Scranton pension funds will be broke in 3 to 5 years
Citizens’ Voice: Arguments heard in fight over flood fee
Pocono Record: Jobless rates inch up slightly in Monroe, Pike

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: City library says no to countywide fundraising plan
Harrisburg Patriot News: A state of bootleggers? Pa. lawmaker wants to make cross-border wine, booze purchases legal
Harrisburg Patriot News: School leaders hitting the road to rally support for a new school funding formula
Roxbury News: Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse – National Civil War Museum.
Roxbury News: Harrisburg City Treasurer charged with theft from Non-Profit Organization.

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Easton Councilman Jeff Warren announces resignation
Express Times: Northampton County Councilman wants to limit executive’s spending ability
Reading Eagle: City zoning board hears dispute between I-LEAD Charter School and Reading School District
Reading Eagle: Reading Branch of NAACP pushes to ‘ban the box’
Reading Eagle: Reading’s Main Street board appoints its chairman
WFMZ: Senator Casey unveils Caregiver Corps bill in Easton

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: A COSTLY NECESSITY
Williamsport Sun Gazette: County to benefit from updated transportation plan
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Gas industry impact study will be revealed on Thursday
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Commissioner has concern about county’s financial future
Erie Times-News: Campaign ‘14 Blog: Strano Taylor commemorates 19th Amendment
Centre Daily Times: Centre County set to seize tower land
Onward State: Report: Penn State Has a ‘Strong Case’ For Bowl Ban Elimination

Williamsport Sun Gazette: Corbett’s formula easy to criticize, but the correct path
Tribune Review: Merging school districts? Some fundamental criteria
Post-Gazette: Don’t delete: Accountability for state officials begins with email
Times-Tribune: Too much secrecy in PSU cases
Daily Local News: A President’s legacy in question
Delco Daily Times: Tom Corbett, meet Tom McGarrigle; now talk
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Spencer must do his job, sign lease with water authority
Express Times: EDITORIAL: Too many unanswered questions on proposed pipeline
Centre Daily Times: Their View | Rep. Glenn Thompson advocates ‘bad old days’

Citizens’ Call: Going Global at Curtis Hall

  • Do you agree that ByteDance should be forced to divest TikTok?

    • Yes. It's a national security risk. (60%)
    • No. It's an app used by millions and poses no threat. (40%)
    • What's ByteDance? (0%)

    Total Voters: 30

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