8/6 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Corbett mixed politics and government, Rothenberg changed their PA-Gov rating and Hillary leads our early 2016 reader poll. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Report: Gov. Corbett Allowed Campaign Officials Into Government Meetings: Opponents are crying foul as a new reports shows that Gov. Corbett allowed campaign staff to attend meetings with state officials and advisors.

PA-Gov: Rothenberg Changes Race Rating to “Democrat Favored”: The Rothenberg Political Report upgraded PA’s gubernatorial race rating from “Lean Democrat” to “Democrat Favored”.

Reader Poll: Hillary is the Early Presidential Front-Runner: Our readers chose Hillary Clinton in an early poll of 2016 presidential preferences.

Reader Poll: Who Is Your Favorite Modern PA Senator?: We ask our readers about their favorite recent Pennsylvania Senator.

Statewide
PA Independent: Corbett adviser: It’s a ‘myth’ PA can block drilling in Loyalsock State Forest
StateImpactPA: Federal regulator calls public response to gas pipeline ‘unprecedented
StateImpactPA: Marcellus Shale gas production hits new milestone
StateImpactPA: PPL proposes new transmission line
State House Sound Bites: In cigarette tax haze, an overlooked point about Philly’s tax circumstances
State House Sound Bites: Letterhead from the office, but mapped by the campaign

Philadelphia
The Inquirer: Feds looking to keep indicted Phila. cops held without bail
The Inquirer: New poll shows Corbett gaining in Pa. gov race
WHYY Newsworks: In cigarette tax haze, an overlooked point about Philly’s tax circumstances
Phillynow.com: 5 charts explaining why Philly needs to decriminalize marijuana now

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: OJR hires architect to keep East Vincent School project on track
Burlington County Times: Labor board rules against water company
Delco Daily News: Pair sues Collingdale police over gun seizure

Pittsburgh
WTAE: New low for US-Israel relationship
Early Returns: Suffer the little children
Tribune Review: Questions raised about future leadership of Pittsburgh VA hospitals
Tribune Review: Wolf allies blast Corbett for mixing campaign and state meetings
Tribune Review: Legislator who advocates for legal pot visits Pittsburgh mayor
Post-Gazette: Students hold rally for peace at Brashear
Post-Gazette: Officials say Pennsylvania prepared if Ebola strikes

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Congressman’s son disputes U.S. fraud indictment
Observer-Reporter: Toomey blasts ‘excessive regulations’ during town hall meeting
Altoona Mirror: Penelec seeking rate increase
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Lawmakers, experts discuss rural drug problem

NEPA
Wayne Independent: Tax sales decoded
Citizens Voice: Judgement levied against former WVSA director
Times Leader: Legality of new hire questioned at Pittston Area
Times Leader: Councilman accused of fixing parking tickets
Times Tribune: More than 8,500 well water users live near state salt piles

South Central
The Sentinel: Pa. department backs seed library protocol as reaction grows
The Sentinel: Pa. law allows oversight of ‘finders’
York Dispatch: As developer buys up York neighborhood, some residents refuse to sell
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Corbett speaks in Lancaster: addresses opposition to gas pipeline, makes pitch for second term
Lebanon Daily News: Landowners speak out against pipeline project at Regulatory Commission hearing
Lebanon Daily News: Gene Stilp cancels hearing questioning taxpayer-funded mailers
Harrisburg Patriot News: New gubernatorial ads: Wolf gets stamped and Corbett gets tied to adviser

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Wolf tours NCC, weighs in on education issues
Reading Eagle: Fact check: Gov. Tom Corbett can’t prove corporate tax claim against challenger Tom Wolf
Reading Eagle: On deadline day, 2 Reading groups turn in signatures to get 2 more charter-change questions on fall ballot
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania near top of list for teacher impropriety
Reading Eagle: Ill woman takes plea for property tax abolition to Wilson School Board

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Ferguson Township approves CATA development
Centre Daily Times: New Sandusky lawyer plans to appeal
Centre Daily Times: Penn State appeals to keep ag ballots secret in disputed trustee election
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Montoursville council members at odds

Opinion
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Safety at natural gas drilling site is key
York Dispatch: EDITORIAL: The heart of the matter
Philly.com: Still more to do, even after school budget fight
Delco Daily Times: Brady’s spirit lives on in gun-control fight
PLSReporter: GUEST COLUMN: On My Mind from Corinna Wilson

Blogs
CasablancaPA:“People Should Be Judged By The Standards By Which They Judged Others”
Keystone State Education Coalition:PA Ed Policy Roundup Aug 5: About that $4.3 Billion in Reserve Funds….
2 Political Junkies:Yet, ANOTHER Benghazi Debunking
Citizens’ Call: Commissioners to Decide Tuesday on Exclusive Zoning for Elkins Estate
Citizens’ Call: Schools and Political Perceptions, then Some Construction Budget Numbers Commonwealth Foundation: Protecting Children Should Trump Politics
Commonwealth Foundation: Audio: Will a Cigarette Tax Really Save Philly Schools?
Lu-Lac Political Letter: The LuLac Edition #2709, August 5th, 2014

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