8/29 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf maintains wide lead over Corbett, we take a look at an internal Corbett campaign memo and profile Wolf’s campaign team. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: F&M Poll: Wolf 49 Corbett 24: The latest Franklin and Marshall poll shows the Democratic candidate with a 25 point lead.

PA-Gov: Internal Memo: Corbett Down 7 Points: An internal memo shows the Governor’s re-election effort within striking distance.

Staff Profile: Tom Wolf’s Campaign Team: We take an in-depth look at the Democratic gubernatorial nominee’s staff.

F&M Poll: President Obama’s Approval Rating Steady at 34%: The latest Franklin and Marshall poll shows the President’s approval rating in PA unchanged from June.

PA-Gov: Corbett Ties Wolf to Rendell, Obama in New Ad (VIDEO): The Governor is unleashing his most negative commercial yet in response to bad polling news.

PA-Gov: HHS Accepts Corbett’s Medicaid Plan: The federal government announced today that it has given the green light to Corbett’s HealthyPA plan.

State House Sound Bites: How layout of a community can affect our health
State House Sound Bites: Advocates praise Medicaid waiver decision, but with a caveat
State House Sound Bites & AP: Waiver to use Medicaid money for private insurance approved
PA Independent: With school budgets tight, prevailing wage again goes under microscope
PA Independent: No rest for the death industry as it awaits high court decision
PA Independent: Three things to know: New poll shows Corbett trailing Wolf by 25 points in PA gubernatorial race
StateImpactPA: New study shows gas workers could be exposed to dangerous levels of benzene
PLSReporter: Study gives Pennsylvania barely passing marks in economic performance and job growth
Capitolwire: AG Kane’s subpoenas seek location of leases on public lands, corporate information

WHYY Newsworks: U.S. allows Corbett alternative to Medicaid expansion
KYW Newsradio: Camden police make public outreach a top priority
The Inquirer: After gaffe in Philly, VA head calls for review of training programs
The Inquirer: Former aide’s guilty plea raises questions for U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah ‘Made in America’ street closures, SEPTA detours Hearing in Bucks on opiate abuse is set for Thursday

Daily Local News: Exelon seeks meeting over NRC security finding
Daily Local News: Collegeville man launches write-in campaign for Pa. governor
Montgomery Media: Upper Dublin Rite Aid robbery suspect admits robbing three other pharmacies
Delco Daily Times: Lower Chi man charged with bringing gun into fed building in Philly
Delco Daily Times: Chester woman convicted in straw purchase case

Tribune Review: Feds approve compromise on Corbett’s alternative Medicaid program
Tribune Review: Uber and Lyft say they’ll rely on PennDOT inspections for safety
Early Returns: New poll: Wolf edges ahead
Post-Gazette: DEP publishes official determinations of damaged water supplies related to oil and gas operations
Pittsburgh Business Times: PUC weighs changing regulations after Uber, Lyft cruise into market
Pittsburgh Business Times: Report: Pennsylvania receives D- for job growth

Beaver County Times: County seeks permanent end to private security by deputies
Observer Reporter: W. Pa. township sued over gas drilling
Altoona Mirror: Water authority unveils alternative

Times Leader: Officials defend use of public money for Schott
Citizens’ Voice: Glodzik often denied involvement in scandal
News Item: Shamokin receive DCED loan, prepares to pay vendors
News Item: Mount Carmel council meets with auditor
Standard Speaker: Technicality may save Hazelton mayor’s budget lawsuit

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: East Hempfield officials hope new guidelines protect rural area north of 283
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: State wins approval to expand Medicaid by using federal funds to buy private plans
Carlisle Sentinel: Former Harrisburg treasurer surrenders on theft charges
Harrisburg Patriot News: That’s human waste you’re smelling in Cumberland County field, but DEP says it’s OK
Harrisburg Patriot News: Corbett claims ‘historic’ achievement in Pa. plan to use Obamacare expansion funds
Harrisburg Patriot News: Medicaid expansion advocates react to federal approval of Corbett’s Healthy Pa. plan
Harrisburg Patriot News: With about two months to go, Tom Wolf’s lead in Pa. gubernatorial race grows slightly in new poll
Today’s the Day Harrisburg: Harrisburg City Treasurer John Campbell Makes A Statement, Resigns In Light of Charges Against Him
York Dispatch: Wolf maintains double-digit lead over Corbett in latest poll
York Daily Record: York eyes earned income tax hike
York Daily Record: Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in Pa. gov race
Lebanon Daily News: Poll shows Tom Wolf maintaining lead in Pa. governor’s race
Lebanon Daily News: Lebanon 9-12 group protests Gingrich’s school property tax stand

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Federal OK means 500,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage
Morning Call: Bob Casey says volunteer program could ease burden of caring for aging relatives
Express Times: ‘We’re not afraid of the chief,’ Nazareth councilman says, declines cupcake
Express Times: Allentown teachers union president condemns superintendent for environment of ‘disrespect and incompetence’
Express Times: Lehigh County budget has no tax hike, official vows not to sell Cedarbrook
Reading Eagle: No hacks reported at Berks County banks
Reading Eagle: Reading School District finalizes pact with superintendent
Reading Eagle: Wolf maintains big lead over Corbett in governor’s race, F&M poll finds
WFMZ: Poll shows Tom Wolf maintaining lead over Tom Corbett in race for Pennsylvania governor

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News Campaign ‘13 Blog: Corbett poll numbers low again
Centre Daily Times: State College Area School District fires back in College Heights lawsuit
Williamsport Sun Gazette: 220 Dilemma
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Mayor proposes baseball park enhancements
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Impact study release on hold

Reading Eagle: Editorial: Could Ferguson happen here? Sessions make it less likely
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Mandatory sentencing didn’t work as planned
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Mandatory minimum sentence still a valuable tool
York Dispatch: EDITORIAL: NAACP takes the lead in community-police relations
Harrisburg Patriot News: Scranton’s pension fund will be broke in 3-5 years, report: Thursday Morning Coffee
Harrisburg Patriot News: The race for Guv is going to tighten up, right? Right?: John L. Micek
Pottstown Mercury: Chesco Democrats continue to fight among themselves
Daily News: The riots & other forces hurt North Philly, but it is working to jump back
Tribune Review: The IRS scandal: Do the Lois Lerner emails still exist?
Times Leader: Can the Fed solve unemployment?
Express Times: EDITORIAL: Parental irresponsibility, lax gun law add up to tragedy in Arizona
Morning Call: Margaret Carlson: Rick Perry’s comeback headed off at the pass
Erie Times-News: Our View: We can’t become numb to gun violence
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Ferguson: A tragic loss balloons into an unneeded confrontation

Keystone Politics: #PAGov: Doing Medicaid the Corbett Way Imposes Hefty Corruption Tax on PA Taxpayers
Keystone Politics: PA Working Families Makes its First Endorsement

August 29th, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments