9/1 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6McGinty-Sestak grabs national attention, Williams is pressured to fire Fina and Santorum visits Bill Maher. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Sen: McGinty-Sestak Primary Battle is Part of National Trend: Democrats want to take back the Senate but they have to settle their own disputes first.

Philly NOW Urges Williams to Fire Fina: The organization cites the pornographic emails that Fina and Costanzo sent on their work computers.

Santorum Goes to Hollywood…Sort Of (VIDEO): The presidential candidate debated climate change with Bill Maher.

Politically Uncorrected: How Liberal is Tom Wolf?: Perhaps a more interesting and useful question, however, is this: how liberal is Wolf compared to past Pennsylvania governors – back to New Deal times?

Biden to Spend Labor Day in Pittsburgh: The Vice President is currently considering whether to run for President.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Feds charge former PLCB marketing official with mail fraud
StateImpactPA: Plans scrapped for drilling waste in PA’s Grand Canyon
State House Sound Bites: PA Budget Talks Go Underground

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Real Time: Papal preparations show Philly as ‘second-rate’ city?
Inquirer: Christie shuns comparison to Clinton over emails
Inquirer: Kane supporters seek to forestall suspension of law license
WHYY Newsworks: Philly NOW: Williams must act on email porn
Philadelphia Business Journal: EPA’s ozone rule now in Obama’s hands; business groups urge him to reject it

SEPA
Daily Local News: Attorney for Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane’s aide seeks continuance
Delco Daily Times: Montgomery County lawyer Vincent Cirillo Jr. accused of raping unconscious, impaired female client
Bucks County Courier Times: Delaware Valley hospitals pursuing ways to control health care costs

Pittsburgh
Post Gazette: Allegheny Ludlum plans to drop Steelworkers’ health insurance, the union ready to sue
Post Gazette: Murrysville Council expected to vote on a new capital improvement plan, valued at over $13 million
Tribune-Review: Absent investor not playing power role in fight against Wilkes-Barre Area consolidation
WESA: Let’s try this again. PA lawmakers are making another effort towards anti-discrimination protection for LGBT people
Pittsburgh Business Times: The Coalition to Save Local Businesses lobbying against NLRB’s “joint employer” plan

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Altoona Police Department enforced successful saturation patrol this past Friday
Beaver County Times: Pennsylvania Superior Court denied appeal on local man’s murder conviction appeal
Beaver County Times: Beaver Police Chief Dan Madgar will serve as interim borough manager
Beaver County Times: Due for their annual testing, FirstEnergy will test more than 120 sirens within 10 miles of the Nuclear Power Station in Beaver Valley this Thursday

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County government to control funding for Women’s Resource Center
News Item: Disgruntled Shamokin locals tired of piling garbage
Standard Speaker: Experts turn to natural gas as they anticipate the future of Hazleton’s energy usage
Pocono Record: A new superintendent, expiring contracts and open school board seats leave many questions for the Monroe County school districts
Times Leader: Biden thanks longtime Wilkes-Barre Twp. committeewoman for service to Democratic Party
Times Leader: Luzerne County man named director of Pa.’s largest tech high school

South Central
Patriot-News: Bid to suspend Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s law license moves controversy deeper into uncharted waters
Patriot-News: Cash flow woes: Schools feeling the pinch of the Pa. budget impasse
Patriot-News: Should prison sentences be partially based on possible, future crimes? Pennsylvania thinks so
Patriot-News: Former Pa. LCB marketing director accepted bribes, feds charge
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle receives award for management of annual budget
Carlisle Sentinel: Developing Downtown Carlisle: Road diet effects still being studied

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Kane case could plow new ground
Morning Call: Catasauqua prepares for large crowd at Darryl Dawkins viewing
Morning Call: Lehigh County taxes would remain flat under 2016 proposal
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council interviews 3 candidates for open spot

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: New blimp a source of local pride
Daily Times: Poll: Majority place blame on legislature for state budget impasse
Daily Times: Boogersburg School gives students the chance to experience what school was like in the 1800s

Opinion
Philadelphia Daily News: State’s special-ed funding needs Harrisburg overhaul
Inquirer: Pope wants to help poor
Bucks County Courier Times: Dubious dogfight
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown schools offer reasons to be proud
Post-Gazette: Integrated force: Again, the military leads the way on inclusion
Tribune-Review: The Kane case: Distractions mount
Patriot-News: In 1934, the NRA supported ‘sharply restricting’ gun ownership – what happened?

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Capitol recap: Pa. cities wait decades to get property values updated
2 Political Junkies: A Message to Vice President Biden
Citified: The Washington Post Trolls the Entire City of Philadelphia
Citified: Insider: Why the Jim Kenney & Darrell Clarke Bromance Means Great Things for Philly
Citified: Seth Williams’ Month Just Got Even Worse

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