8/3 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf called most liberal Governor in America while his staff frets about Kathleen Kane and the latest developments in the HD-161 special election. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

7/31 Ups & Downs: Indictments, money and cheesesteaks. See who made this week’s list!

PA-Gov: Wolf Rated Most Liberal Governor in U.S.: A new study classifies Tom Wolf as the most liberal Governor in America.

PA-Gov: Wolf Staff Express Concern over AG Kane: New emails reveal the Governor’s staff is preparing for Kane’s possible removal.

HD-161: Esler Sends Fake Mailer to Republicans: The write-in candidate is trying to use GOP candidate Paul Mullen’s union past against him.

PA-Sen: Casey and Toomey Praise Presidential Nominees for PA District Courts: The President announced, and the Keystone State’s Senators celebrated, four new judicial nominations.

HD-161: Gov. Wolf to Campaign for Krueger-Braneky: The Governor is risking his clout in the August 4th special election.

Sunday Show Preview: August 2, 2015: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Human services request help weathering budget impasse
PA Independent: Near radio silence as Erie County prepares to spend $26M on an upgrade
PA Independent: PA Week in Review: Beer battles continue dispute veto of liquor bill
StateImpact: Pipelines’ paths remain a risky mystery beneath our feet
PLS Reporter: In Reflection with Rep. Gordon Denlinger (R-Lancaster)
Capitolwire: Disappointing Moody’s report underscores need for PlanCon reform.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: From inside prison, fathers learn how to be parents
Inquirer: Papal visit troubles likely to hit suburbs first
The Big Tent: Fitzgerald: GOP, you’ve been Trumped!
Heard in the Hall: Passports stamps for Kenney?
Capitolinq: Menendez plans CECIL Act to protect endangered animals
WHYY Newsworks: Pennsylvania improving outreach to crime victims
Philly Business Journals: Bucks County researchers in hunt for hepatitis B cure
Philly Business Journals: Obama nominates Philly judge to federal bench

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Wolf plans to ‘soon’ unveil new choice to head state police
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania grand jury finds no criminal wrongdoing of Centre County DA
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania judge deems Bucks County gay couple as spouses after 1 partner’s death
Delco Daily Times: GOP rips mailer claiming Paul Mullen’s for ‘Democratic values’
Daily Local News: Residents voice their concerns at town hall meeting
Daily Local news: Coatesville School Board votes to eliminate mental health positions

Pittsburgh
Post Gazette: Surveillance Society: Wearable fitness devices often carry security risks
Post-Gazette: Dems nominate Duquesne University faculty member for city council seat
Post-Gazette: 171st Air Refueling Wing gets new commander
Post-Gazette: Toll collectors to disappear on Beaver Valley Expressway
Post-Gazette: Mayor Peduto still at work on agreement to make tax-exempt nonprofits contribute to city services
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh airport improvements noted as CEO tries to expand activity
Tribune-Review: Pa. breeding ground for corruption, experts say
Business Journal: F.N.B. purchase of BofA branches greenlit by regulator

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Roaring Spring union authorizes strike, wage negotiations continue
Altoona Mirror: Pa. senator seeks bulked-up inspection for rail bridges
Beaver County Times: Aliquippa crime: Perception isn’t always reality
Beaver County Times: Beaver County judge temporary stops seven PA Cyber school layoffs
Beaver County Times: Leet Township girl’s treehouse to be taken down

NEPA
Times Leader: Report: Beer industry worth $252.6 billion to economy
Times Leader: Neighboring communities react to Wilkes-Barre’s sewer authority plan with surprise, skepticism
Times-Tribune: Scranton City Hall renovations could be costly
Times-Tribune: PublicSource: No internet in nearly 30 percent of Scranton homes
Times-Tribune: Toyota donates bicycles to Scranton police in honor of Office Wilding

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: House seat to be decided Tuesday
Patriot-News: ‘Second chance’ scholarships to be awarded to youths who turned lives around
Patriot-News: Right move to pull flawed state child abuse report, but accurate data is critical
York Dispatch: Breast-feeding moms in York County to catch a break at work
Lancaster Intelligencer: Ads seek to mobilize public opinion in Pennsylvania budget battle

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Who might be Allentown’s next mayor?
Morning Call: The Watchdog: IRS hung up on 8.8 million callers
Reading Eagle: Ex-Pennsylvania treasurer hired man FBI named in Reading, Allentown raid warrants

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: EPA, White House to finalize carbon pollution plan in bid to attack climate change
Centre Daily Times: Marist suspends primary poll to avoid being part of debate
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Legislator expects state budget stalemate to last for several weeks at least
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Website expenses questioned

Opinion
Inquirer: Editorial: Wolf, Republicans protecting special interests
Inquirer: Smerconish: Trump no long-distance runner
Daily News: Editorial: In Fattah, echoes of Vince Fumo
Daily News: Letters: Bureaucracy, not Ramsey, at fault
Erie Times-News: Tuesday’s National Night Out makes a difference in Erie
Centre Daily Times: Stopping the vendetta against Planned Parenthood
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: One county’s numbers define depth of pension woes throughout state
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: IRS advocates cry foul over funding; Please
Morning Call: Nathan Benefield: Gov. Wolf’s tax plan will hurt working families
Patriot-News: Turzai shouldn’t threaten to veto override unless he’s willing to do it: Tony May
Patriot-News: Turzai’s override threat could be the carrot – and the stick – to break budget impasse: Charlie Gerow
York Dispatch: Flagged for support
Lancaster Intelligencer: Ruling could open up ballot access in Pa.
Lebanon Daily News: Obama’s Iran appeasement near certain to lead to war
Lebanon Daily News: Pennsylvania budget crisis one of governor’s own creation
Post-Gazette: Vote no: Employers, not city council, should set sick days
Tribune-Review: Jamestown revealed: History comes alive

Blogs
Citified: The Incredible Potential of Philadelphia’s Neglected Public Pools
Citified: Fix This: The Embarrassing Metaphor That Is the Trash-Filled Municipal Services Building Sign
Citified: Study: Philly 2nd Worst Big City for Fatal Police Shootings From 2010-2014
Citizens Call: Elkins Park Crime Meeting Draws Big Crowd and Opportunities for Progress
Keystone Crossroads: In case you missed it: This week’s good reads about Pennsylvania’s cities
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup July 31: Campaign for Fair Education Funding 2015 Summer Reading List
PA Budget and Planning Commission: Happy Birthday Medicare and Medicaid
2 Political Junkies: From The White House
2 Political Junkies: Guilty! Chuck McCullough Was Found GUILTY

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  • Best Cheesesteak in Philly


    • They Ain't Listed Here (33%)
    • Dalessandro’s Steaks and Hoagies (29%)
    • Pat's King of Steaks (9%)
    • John's Roast Pork (9%)
    • Steve's Prince of Steaks (9%)
    • Tony Luke's (6%)
    • Geno's Steaks (4%)

    Total Voters: 232

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