9/11 Morning Buzz

Flight-93-memorial-NPSWolf hits back at Corbett’s education commercial with his own ad, Fitzpatrick introduces a bill aimed at ISIS and the PA-Gov race shifts from Lean to Likely Democratic. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Wolf Hits Back at Corbett’s Education Claims in New Ad (VIDEO): The thirty-second spot is a direct response to the commercial released by the Governor yesterday.

PA-8: Fitzpatrick Introduces Legislation Aimed at Financially Crippling ISIS: The Congressman’s bill would impose sanctions on financial institutions and individuals who do business with ISIS.

PA-Gov: Governing Magazine Shifts Race from Lean to Likely Democratic: The author believes it will take a “near-miracle” for Gov. Corbett to win re-election.

PA-Gov: Pennsylvania Working Families Endorses Tom Wolf: The group says Wolf is the right choice for governor this November.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Would full Medicaid expansion cause glitches?
State House Sound Bites: Former state Sen. Vince Fumo pursues consulting post-prison
State House Sound Bites: Critics say politics fuels PA state school standards
PA Independent: ‘Torture porn’ actor in Wolf’s ad fitting of nasty race for governor
PA Independent: Parents sue over state of Philadelphia schools
StateImpactPA: Corbett “public misunderstands gas tax”

Philadelphia
Daily News: City Council heads back to work with full plate
The Inquirer: Veterans, relatives rip VA at Philly town hall
The Inquirer: Corbett vows special session on “Pac-Man” pensions
The Inquirer: Few fireworks in City Council fall session
Daily News: Domestic abuse difficult to prosecute in police families
Daily news: Justice Dept. settles dispute with Philly school district
Daily News: Wednesday’s DN: Race for governor turns “racy” with porn
CapitolInq: Flight ’93 passengers and crew to receive Congress’ highest honor
WHYY Newsworks: Voting machine challenge goes before PA. Supreme Court
Phillynow.com: Toomey one of 18 senators voting to overturn Citizens United
Philadelphia Weekly: What to follow right now in PA politics

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: 13 years after 9/11, no end in sight for Middle East conflict
Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove school district to reimburse taxpayers $350K
Bucks Local News: Sen. Bob Casey to honor fallen at Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
Daily Local News: West Chester County to pass new graduation requirements

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Mike Stack: “I’m Uniquely Qualified To Help Wolf Carry Out Agenda”
KDKA: One-Of-A-Kind Creative Studios Being Built On Old Braddock Hospital Site
Pittsburgh Business Times: SBA administrator faces a tough crowd at House Small Business Committee
Pittsburgh Business Times: UPMC, Pitt researchers develop new test for concussion evaluation
Post-Gazette: Transportation grant for Hill District redevelopment much less than expected
Post-Gazette: Yale study cites health risks for those living near shale gas wells
Tribune Review: 2 Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers dispute Corbett’s education review
Tribune Review: Bill would prevent felons from lobbying Pa. lawmakers

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Consol to discuss plans for breastworks repair in North Franklin
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Committee hearing: JWF’s Polacek urges lawmakers to ‘focus’ on job training, education
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Somerset breaks ground for Trinity Park
Beaver County Times: County commissioners set to vote on tobacco-free policy
Beaver County Times: Judge asked to fill vacant Aliquippa council seat

NEPA
News Item: Kulpmont hears plea for more police; part-time hours added
Citizens Voice: Projects across county net $12.4M in slots revenue
The Times Leader: Lake-Lehman board approves UCBH mental health care agreement
The Times Leader: Balavage to step down as Kingston Twp. police chief
Pocono Record: Carlton House demolition in Stroudsburg slated for end of September

South Central
Lancaster Online: Along with increased child-abuse reports, costs expected to rise
Lancaster Online: $59 million soybean plan in Lancaster County drags through two years
Lancaster Online: With budgets tight, schools turn to corporate sponsorships
York Daily Record: Dems to host rally for Tom Wolf, other candidates Sunday at York College
York Daily Record: York County home prices keep rising
The Patriot-News: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey: More than $114K grant coming to HIA
The Patriot-News: Capital Region splits vote to split costs of sinkhole study with Harrisburg
The Patriot-News: Dauphin County police regionalization study to produce at least eight models, including county department
The Patriot-News: Legislation would give states control of relocation process of unaccompanied immigrant children
The Patriot-News: Pennsylvania ranks among the worst states to have a baby

Lehigh Valley
The Morning Call: Arena opens, symbol of hope for a better Allentown
The Morning Call: Tom Ridge likes Obama’s handling of Islamic State threat so far
WFMZ: Anti-bullying program launched in Montgomery County
Reading Eagle: Pa. county council rejects ‘In God We Trust’ motto
The Express-Times: PennDOT adds streaming highway traffic video to 511pa.com
The Express-Times: Easton pastor call for workplace diversity at city hall

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Sen. Jake Corman talks politics, pragmatism and his future
WICU: Erie Leaders Gather To Support CRIZ Bill
WJET: Casey Calls on Postmaster General to Keep Erie Post Office Open
WJET: Right to Know Law Costing Millcreek Taxpayers Thousands of Dollars

Opinion
The Express-Times: EDITORIAL: Downtown Allentown, reborn
The Sentinel: Our View: Slow police response concerning
Pottstown Mercury: Caution advised when dealing with ISIS
Bucks County Courier Times: Follow Philly’s lead on pot
Daily Local News: State. Sen Dinniman touts local train project
Daily News: Pennsylvania, “breeding farm” for the bizarre
Tribune Review: Those Penn State sanctions: Rescinding them is premature
Tribune Review: Patriot day 2014: Never forget

Blogs
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA State Ed roundup
Pennsylvania Progressive: Humane Society PAC targets pigeon shoots

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