8/6 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kane will be charged, Krueger-Braneky flips a seat and Wolf releases the road closures for Pope Francis’ visit to Philly. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

BREAKING: Report: Kane to Be Charged: The Tribune-Review is reporting that the Attorney General will be formally charged as soon as tomorrow.

HD-161: Krueger-Braneky Wins Seat for Democrats: Tea Party write-in candidate plays spoiler.

PA-Gov: Wolf’s Office Releases Plans for Papal Visit: What roads will be open and closed during Pope Francis’ stop in Philadelphia?

Patrick Murphy Nominated for Under Secretary of the Army: The former Congressman and Iraq War veteran will soon be nominated by President Obama.

PA-16: Democrat Christina Hartman to Seek House Seat: The seat has been held by GOP Rep. Joe Pitts since 1997.

BREAKING: Reading City Council President Pleads Guilty: Francisco Acosta is the first to go down in the FBI investigation.

PA-Sen: McGinty Wins USW Endorsement: Katie McGinty starts off strong with the support of the United Steelworkers.

PA-Sen: Toomey Praised by Veterans Group in New Ads (VIDEO): Concerned Veterans for America wants to thank Toomey for “holding the VA accountable.”

PPP Poll: Pennsylvanians Are Worried About Climate Change; Support EPA Plan: A new survey shows the Keystone State backs President Obama’s new pollution controls.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Economists take red pens to a strong claim on severance tax
StateImpact: Scarnati says natural gas tax would cost Pa. 250,000 jobs
StateImpact: Carbon tax idea reappears in EPA plan but is unlikely to fly in Pennsylvania
PLS Reporter: Liquor Control Board reports a 4.2 percent increase in sales
PLS Reporter: VIDEO: PLCB testifies before House committee on alcohol distribution in Pennsylvania
Capitolwire: Restaurants want a ‘wholesale relationship’ with PLCB.
Capitolwire: Write-in candidate assists Democrats in picking up Delco state House seat.
Capitolwire: McGinty announces U.S. Senate bid.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Win by Dem could signal voter shift in Delco
Inquirer: Lobbyist in Fattah case released on bail
Inquirer: Casey backs bill to control trash
CapitolInq: Patrick Murphy tapped for Army post
WHYY: Huddles over carbon reductions moves to Harrisburg
WHYY: Nutter announces bridge, street closures during papal visit [map]
KYW News Radio: Pennsylvania LCB Unsure When Decision Will Be Made On Beer Sales At Delaware County Wawa

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County Treasurer announces ‘Free and Clear’ Judicial Real Estate Tax Sale
Bucks County Courier Times: Montco DA expected to charge Kane for grand jury leaks
Delco Daily Times: Democrat Krueger-Braneky emerges victorious in 161st District
Montgomery News: Perkasie council expresses concern over delayed Walnut Street bridge construction
Bucks Local News: Anti-fracking activists implore Wrightstown supervisors to reject proposed ordinance and keep oil, gas drilling out of township

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Perrigo CEO: Mylan offer ‘substantially undervalues our business’
Post-Gazette: Elsie Hillman: A stunning rise from volunteer to grande dame of Republicans
Post-Gazette: Armstrong County suspends jail trusty program following escape of inmate
Post-Gazette: Moon Area School District sues Moon Transportation Authority
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf hosts night-out event
Tribune-Review: AG Kane to face criminal charges, sources say
Tribune-Review: Pa. health secretary creates task force for nursing home allegations
Business Journal: New office building to rise on the South Side
Business Journal: Exclusive: Pop City to go on hiatus

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Night Out Against Crime
Altoona Mirror: Ex-APD officer case goes to court
Altoona Mirror: County seeks funds for housing needs
Beaver County Times: PA Cyber board fails to get votes for employee cuts
Beaver County Times: Environmental groups file complaint against DEP air quality permit for proposed Shell cracker plant

NEPA
Times Leader: Locals share their thoughts on ‘The Donald’ running for president
Times Leader: Struggling delinquent Luzerne County property owners have new repayment option
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County Bar Association moving
Times-Tribune: Sen. Casey proposes new interstate trash bill
Times-Tribune: Ex-Taylor councilman gets jail for voter fraud

South Central
York Dispatch: York County’s Brunner Island coal-burning power plant
York Dispatch: Rep. Phillips-Hill and U.S. Sen. Toomey to host casework day
York Dispatch: York County Dems poised to elect new leader
Lancaster Intelligencer: Lancaster City District Judge Kelly Ballentine removed from bench
Patriot-News: Kane camp calls Wolf, legislative leaders amid rumors of impending charges
Patriot-News: With no budget resolution in sight, Pennsylvania lawmakers still heading to Israel
Patriot-News: Once reserves are gone, how will the legislature operate?
Lebanon Daily News: Congressman Charlie Dent takes a summer stroll in Annville

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Upset Allentown residents seek council resignations
WFMZ: Reading City Council President Francis Acosta admits taking bribe to repeal ethics law
Reading Eagle: New task force named on nursing-home care in Pennsylvania
Morning Call: Tax collection contract drew FBI a year ago
Capitol Ideas: Ex-Bucks County congressman tapped for U.S. Army post

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Public meeting set on local marine sanctuary plan
Erie Times-News: Millcreek political leader to volunteer at presidential debate
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council gives preliminary OK to curfew changes
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Mayor wants attorney in the city’s corner in landlord lawsuit
Centre Daily Times: Focus on Research: ‘Opt out’ of school testing movement gains momentum
Centre Daily Times: Democrats get set to announce their debate details

Opinion
Inquirer: City land isn’t council members’ land
Inquirer: Minimum wage hike not all it seems
Daily News: Monson: Govt. shouldn’t work with tax avoiders
Daily News: An invite for Pope to meet LGBT families
Post-Gazette: Elsie Hillman: A lady of grace, generosity and political muscle
Tribune-Review: ‘The Corbett Tax’: The big slap
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Coordination effort on stormwater problems is the correct step
Centre Daily Times: Budget is better late than lousy
Patriot-News: Mearkle fundraiser might seem distasteful, but fight for justice has a high pricetag
Patriot-News: Here’s why Americans should give the Iran deal a fair shake: Joe Sestak
Reading Eagle: Cleanup efforts admirable; need for them regrettable

Blogs
Citified: State Bill Would Require Bicyclists to Wear Reflective Clothing at Night
Citified: Powerful GOP Machine Suffers a Major Blow in Delco’s Special Election
Citizens Call: Who Campaigns in the Heat of Summer? Estilow in Ward 5
Keystone Politics: #PA161: Leanne Krueger-Braneky Win Takes Veto Override Off the Table
Keystone Crossroads: New technology could help cities inspect and maintain streets more efficiently
Keystone State Education Coalition: Keystone State Education Coalition PA Ed Policy Roundup for August 5, 2015: Gov. Wolf and Sen. Scarnati discuss budget on Wednesday’s Smart Talk
Commonwealth Foundation: Could Coal’s Savior be PA’s Legislature?
Commonwealth Foundation: Discouraging Signs in York City
PABC: How About a Blind Taste Test of Two Property Tax Relief Proposals?
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