8/5 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6McGinty announces her Senate campaign, the NRSC targets Sestak and we ask whether Rep. Fattah will resign. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

BREAKING: PA-Sen: McGinty Announces Senate Campaign (VIDEO): Katie McGinty officially enters next year’s Senate race.

PA-Sen: Opponents Respond to McGinty’s Announcement: The Senate candidate got a less than cordial welcome to the 2016 race.

Reader Poll: Pennsylvanians Disapprove of Bob Casey: A minority of respondents favor the job PA’s senior Senator has done.

Reader Poll: Should Chaka Fattah Resign?: We ask our readers whether Rep. Chaka Fattah ought to step down.

Elsie Hillman, GOP Icon, Passes Away at 89: Hillman was known as the Grand Duchess of the PA Republican Party.

PA-Sen: NRSC Billboards Take Aim at Sestak: The Republican group will take on Joe Sestak over his road and bridge plans.

Will Chaka Fattah Resign? A Brief History of Pennsylvania US Reps Who Called It Quits: Only three of the 1,000+ Pennsylvania U.S. Representatives in state history have resigned due to scandal – although two since the 1980s.

Judge Donohue Nabs PSEA Support: The Democratic Supreme Court candidate has done well with labor groups.

Former Senator Richard Schweiker Passes Away: Richard Schweiker, former Senator and Congressman, died at 89.

Statewide
WITF: State police nominee would focus on diversity, he says
WITF: McGinty makes it official
PA Independent: Battle over Obama’s Clean Power Plan heading to Pennsylvania Capitol
StateImpact: Unmapped, unregulated maze of rural pipelines poses hidden risks
Capitolwire: McGinty announces U.S. Senate bid
Capitolwire: No new state budget? PA tax revenues still coming in … even if not quite as much as last year

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Controller: Better oversight on water bills
Inquirer: Ex-teacher brings petition to Archdiocese
Heard in the Hall: Philadelphia pension benefits ‘in middle of the pack’
Capitolinq: McGinty to run for US Senate
The Big Tent: Group spends $630K on Pa. TV arguing Iran deal good for Israel
WHYY: Attacking the Supreme Court is a bipartisan tradition

SEPA
Delco Times: Voters have three choices in 161st District special election
Bucks County Courier Times: Wolfe apologizes in Penndel following resignation
Montgomery News: Steven Hunsberger hired as new Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce executive director
Montgomery News: Upper Dublin School District administrators attend ‘equity’ symposium
Montgomery News: Forum dissects Conshohocken’s transportation plans

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Damages reduced in Carnegie Mellon patent case against California firm
Post-Gazette: Obituary: Elsie Hillman, philanthropist and GOP pillar, dies at 89
Post-Gazette: McGinty announces run for U.S. Senate
Post-Gazette: Residents near coke plant join potential lawsuit against ArcelorMittal Monessen facility
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh-area foundation seeks to prevent tragic effects of postpartum depression
Tribune-Review: Private schools fill void in driver education in Western Pennsylvania
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh officials unveil changes to police response to violent crime
Business Journal: F.N.B. to buy Harrisburg-based bank for $474M
Business Journal: Pittsburgh International Airport awarded $5.7M grant

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: VA aims to improve veterans care, access
Altoona Mirror: 2 charges against former APD officer bound over for trial
Altoona Mirror: Six face forgery charges in Bedford
Beaver County Times: Leetsdale Council accepts resignation of police chief
Beaver County Times: FirstEnergy unsure of impact on Obama’s emissions plan on Bruce Mansfield plant

NEPA
Times Leader: Agents raid Hazleton garage, calling it one of largest ecstasy warehouses in Pa.
Times Leader: Exeter applies for grant for downtown consultants
Times-Tribune: Dunmore resident says councilman’s Facebook post brought prowlers to his home
Times-Tribune: Contractor sues Scranton, accusing it of retaliation for brother’s business
Times-Tribune: Suspended Dupont police chief cites ‘recent events’ in seeking new PFA against ex-girlfriend

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: Congressman Charlie Dent to hold town hall meeting in Ono
York Dispatch: Gov. Wolf, Sen. Scarnati to discuss budget with WITF Wednesday
Patriot-News: Steelton’s ‘lack of transparency’ is ‘disturbing’: Auditor general
Patriot-News: New committee aims to expose Pennsylvania government waste, fraud and abuse
Patriot-News: Ongoing budget negotiations put Israel trip in flux for Pennsylvania lawmakers
Carlisle Sentinel: Many shades of gray

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: City officials drop street light fee idea
Express-Times: Sen. Pat Browne faces trial in alleged drunken motorcycle crash
Morning Call: PPL’s clear cutting at Jacobsburg causes angst over loss of rare habitat
Morning Call: Wolf’s state police chief nominee talks history and diversity

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: No acquisitions, mergers in works for health system
Erie Times-News: Sinnott to present ‘good’ midyear financial report for Erie
Erie Times-News: Seasonal workers in Erie, rest of state could get help with UC fix
Erie Times-News: First Energy ‘reviewing’ EPA’s Clean Power Plan
Centre Daily Times: GOP debate: Who made the cut?
Centre Daily Times: Gas prices dropping, could hit $2 a gallon

Opinion
Inquirer: Can Sanders save us from worst of capitalism?
Inquirer: Cops need body cameras
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: PSU makes some tuition history; other schools hike fees
Centre Daily Times: Wolf budget is blueprint for Pa.’s future
York Daily Record: Public relations can’t fix York City schools’ problems
Patriot-News: Politicians love to claim mandates they don’t really have
Reading Eagle: Jury still out on safety efficiency of 70 mph speed limit
Post-Gazette: Flunking schools: Districts fail to prepare their students for CCAC
Tribune-Review: Elsie Hillman, 1925-2015

Blogs
Citified: The Sorry State of Philadelphia’s Big Belly Trash Cans
Citified: Andrew Stober and Some Also-Rans File for Long Shot Mayoral and Council Runs
Keystone Politics: Elections Have Consequences: Tom Wolf Supports Obama’s Clean Power Plan
Keystone Politics: #PASen: NRSC Slams Joe Sestak for Transportation Funding Idea Supported by Republican Bill Shuster
Keystone Crossroads: Pa. attracts college students, but getting them to stay after graduation is a challenge
Liberty City Press: Editorial: Counterpoint

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