8/8 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf releases a new TV ad, Terry Madonna looks at a potential Romney 2016 campaign and we take a deep-dive into the PA-13 Democratic primary results. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Wolf Campaign Releases “It Can Work” Ad (VIDEO): The Wolf campaign released its latest TV spot today, in which Wolf discusses his plans for the future of manufacturing in PA.

Map: PA-13 Democratic Primary: A look back at the contested race for Congress in PA-13 shows how much candidates’ home bases played a role in the result.

Politically Uncorrected: A Romney Redux?: Is Mitt Romney becoming the once and future GOP nominee for president? Six months ago such a question might have been met with a polite smile or an elevated eyebrow. But no longer!

StateImpactPA: Williams bans pipeline surveyors for trespassing
StateImpactPA: Transparency about fracking chemicals remains elusive
Capitolwire: McCord’s lawyer questions Corbett’s Fiscal Code blue-line vetoes.
Capitolwire: Action in federal NCAA/Penn State-related lawsuit signals settlement. What about state lawsuit?
State House Sound Bites: With new hunting gadgets, a matter of chase
State House Sound Bites: Schools’ reserves raise ire, advocates defend savings
State House Sound Bites: Drilling tax with a twist
PLSReporter: McCord blasts Guv’s view of Treasury’s role in line-item veto dispute

The Inquirer: Computer issue delays tax refunds for nearly 40k
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia fighting hard to win 2016 Democratic National Convention
Phillynow.com: Paid sick leave debated, again, as Mayor’s Task Force meets

Pottstown Mercury: New Pa. arson bill toughens sentencing guidelines
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown man jailed for possession with intent to deliver heroin
Bucks Local News: Newtown Borough Council gives solicitor go ahead to continue negotiating property transfer to Steeple View redevelopment project
Daily Local News: Coatesville schools’ internal report turned over to DA

Pittsburgh Business Times: Russians won’t have to say ‘do svidaniya’ to Heinz
WTAE: Conway councilman’s wife arrested, charged with dealing drugs
Post-Gazette: Pa., Pittsburgh receives poor marks for friendliness to small business
Post-Gazette: Cork Factory owners among buyers using latest loophole to lower taxes
Tribune Review: Energy saving program spreads from Downtown to Oakland
Tribune Review: State’s loan fund may sink into red as lawmakers raid it to balance budget
Tribune Review: Avonworth school board, union still split after state report

Observer-Reporter: Judge denies suppression of drugs, gun
Observer-Reporter: Officials reveal Mather coal dump reclamation plans
Altoona Mirror: Antis Township board questions possible anniversary surplus
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria juggling its debt

Times Leader: Sean Hannity no fan of Noah Ritter bit
Times Tribune: Independent review of COLTS likely
Times Tribune: Nascent boycott-Scranton movement launches
News Item: State: LATS owes $263,509 for ‘overstated’ number of riders

South Central
Roxbury News: Four charged in ‘Grandparent Scam’
Harrisburg Patriot News: With Corbett under fire, ex-Rendell aides claim he kept politics out of his Harrisburg office
Harrisburg Patriot News: Wolf allies: Corbett needs to speak for himself on why campaign aides joined meetings in his office
Lebanon Daily News: Commissioners approve Lebanon County EMA’s 2014-2016 Triennial Plan
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Police: Lancaster man threatened to kill state Attorney General
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Green Party candidate makes it a three-way race in the 98th
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Update: Pipeline company bans survey crew for trespassing incidents; residents respond

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Saucon Valley teachers, board trying to reach deal ahead of school start
Express Times: Northampton County Council to discuss residency requirement for cabinet positions
Reading Eagle: New state law toughens penalty for arson
Reading Eagle: Someday you may have a choice besides Republican and Democrat

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: NCAA, Pa. officials weigh settlement in Endowment Act lawsuit
Centre Daily Times: Bellefonte vacancy board set to meet, hopes to fill vacant Borough Council seat
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Magazine puts city on top 10 list for ‘economic strength’
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Parking issues on council’s agenda

Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Chipping away at gun rights in Pa.
Lebanon Daily News: Democrats know US. Senate leaves their control after fall election
Reading Eagle: VA crisis opens door to rare Washington compromise
Philly.com: Business or pleasure, Mr. Mayor?
Courier Times: Do as I say …?
News Item: Threats stain public office, imperil gun rights for owners

2 Political Junkies: A Question For Eric Heyl
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: In 24 Hours, ET Publishes 12 Stories About Shootings Near Musikfest
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup Aug 7: Philadelphia Ed Fund and Other Public School Advocates Push Governor for More Action to Guarantee Schools Open
Citizens’ Call: Elkins Estate Project Passes Major Zoning Hurdle
Lu-Lac Political Letter: The LuLac Edition #2710, August 7th, 2014
Liberty City Press: “Let’em Loose Mongeluz”
Liberty City Press: Brotherly Love in the Park
Commonwealth Foundation: Study: Selective Carve-Outs Make Poor Tax Policy

  • Who Will Be Speaker of the PA House on February 28?

    • Joanna McClinton (68%)
    • Mark Rozzi (27%)
    • A Republican TBD (5%)

    Total Voters: 315

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