8/28 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Toomey holds lead over Democratic opponents, voters blame the state legislature for the budget stalemate and PA now has online voter registration. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

F&M Poll: PA-Sen: Toomey 41 Sestak 29, Toomey 35 McGinty 28: Two-thirds of Democrats are undecided about which primary candidate to support.

F&M Poll: PA-BGT: Voters Blame State Legislature for Budget Delay: Voters are tiring of the eight-week budget battle.

PA-2: Casey, Rendell Appear on DoJ Witness List in Case Against Fattah: The prominent politicians may take the stand against the Philadelphia Congressman.

State Launches Online Voter Registration: The new service will let voters register and change their voter record online.

President Obama Conducts Interview with 6abc: Monica Malpass, of the Philadelphia ABC news affiliate, visited the White House yesterday.

F&M Poll: 46% Say Kathleen Kane Should Resign: Forty-three percent believe the AG should continue to serve.

F&M Poll: President Obama’s Approval Inches Up to 38%: The President’s numbers are rather low but still on the upswing.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Budget talks stalled as Wolf mulls over
State House Sound Bites: Release of porn emails prompts review by Philly DA
PA Independent: Pennsylvania taxpayers spent $357K to fly governors on state plane since 2010
StateImpact: PA climate change report warns of hotter summers, destructive storms, floods
PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf: Changing GOP pension plan savings numbers throw entire plan into doubt
PLS Reporter: As budget impasse drags on, school districts miss $1 billion state subsidy payment
Capitolwire: Chester Upland School District teachers and support staff vote to work without pay.
Capitolwire: Wolf implements online voter registration; House GOP miffed.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Trouble between City Council and schools?
Inquirer: Fattah trying to influence potential jurors?
Heard in the Hall: Controller: OT prevalent by L&I task force
WHYY: Pa. now 23rd state to offer online voter registration
Philadelphia Business Journal: Local county council to towns: Apply for $2M in state storm funds

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove eliminates TB test for volunteers
Bucks County Courier Times: Dog dispute involving Bucks County lawmaker heats up
Delco Daily Times: County council encourages towns to apply for $2 million in state storm funds
Daily Local News: North Coventry Police receive new 4-year contract

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Animal Rescue League moves fundraiser from Heinz Field in response to Vick signing
Post-Gazette: State review finds mismanagement of federal student aid at Cheyney University
Post-Gazette: August Wilson Center announces new funding, programming
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Zoo disqualified for six-figure state grant after dropping accreditation
Tribune-Review: Kane: Emails released not everything she wants to make public
Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania warming to bring ‘profound’ changes, Penn State report says
Business Journal: Peduto and 28-acre development team tout new design firm for Lower Hill redevelopment
Business Journal: Union expects contract talks with U.S. Steel to continue over weekend

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Amnesty day helps settle 30 cases
Altoona Mirror: Borough residents pursuing injunction
Altoona Mirror: Council introduces ordinance for administrative code
Beaver County Times: Beaver County, private resources planning to work together to market the area
Beaver County Times: Shell Chemicals to pay $485,000 for local historic preservation, possibly $7 million more if plant built here

NEPA
Times Leader: Luzerne County’s main annual auction draws record crowd, raises $1.3 million
Times Leader: Scranton Diocese: Monsignor Kelly, head of Catholic Social Services, to retire
Times-Tribune: Pa. Auditor General holds roundtable in Scranton on pension reforms
Times-Tribune: Scranton business administrator promotes city with bond investors
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County Prison officials concerned about synthetic marijuana

South Central
York Daily Record: Man from York County who filed declaration of candidacy for president: ‘You only go through one lifetime’
York Dispatch: Dillsburg-area Rep. Regan running for state Senate
Patriot-News: Three Mile Island fails to sell future energy production, causing speculation of shutdown
Patriot-News: Pa. budget impasse could affect Harrisburg employee paychecks: mayor
Patriot-News: State reissues child abuse report weeks after inaccuracies reported
Patriot-News: Pa. House Democrats ask Treasury for loan; spending authorization for minority caucus may run out by mid-September
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County to host opiate abuse town hall meeting

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Easton Area parent volunteers need background checks
Express Times: Allentown teachers picket to push for contract
Reading Eagle: Berks officials welcome online voter registration in Pennsylvania
Morning Call: PA AG Kathleen Kane vows to continue fighting public release of more porn emails
Morning Call: Kathleen Kane got what she wanted, but will it help her legal case?

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Locals object to Marino’s stance on Iran nuclear deal
Centre Daily Times: RadioShack gift card customers in line for refunds, AG says
Erie Times-News: Millcreek weighs next step in water system sale

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Compromise, already: Leaders in both parties are hurting Pennsylvania
Tribune-Review: Greater Pittsburgh’s ‘brain gain’
Express Times: Two words for Saucon Valley School Board: Hang tough
Reading Eagle: Youngsters have the right to freedom of expression
Morning Call: Donald Trump is forcing everyone to scramble plans
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Budgetarily unarmed Legislature could lead to disaster
Centre Daily Times: U.S. and U.K. politics are mirror images
Erie Times-News: Failure to restart Ex-Im Bank hurts Erie
York Daily Record: York County business leaders stand up against employment discrimination for gays
Patriot-News: Unenforceable Iran deal makes world less safe – here’s why I’m voting against it: Charlie Dent
Carlisle Sentinel: The art of constitutional tinkering

Blogs
Citified: This Nifty New Tool Shows How Much It Costs to Live in Philly
Keystone Politics: A Severance Tax is Just the Beginning
Keystone Crossroads: Ideas Worth Stealing: Can municipalities build better broadband networks?
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup Aug 27: Does the tax-paying public have a right to know the scope and extent of profits being taken out of the Chester Upland School District via charter tuition payments?
Commonwealth Foundation: Wolf’s Ugly Record on Education
PA Budget and Policy Center: Majority of Voters Blame Legislature for Budget Impasse, Poll Shows

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