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9/12 Morning Buzz

Philly City HallHillary Clinton and former Sen. George Mitchell both visited Philly this week, and more. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Sen. George Mitchell on Syria, the Senate, and Sports: The former Senator discussed the current situation in Syria, today’s political climate, and the issue of integrity in sports in a personal one-on-one interview this afternoon.

Reader Poll: Should PA Move to Off-Year Elections Like NJ? Should Pennsylvania should follow New Jersey’s example and hold off-year elections for state offices?

Reader Poll: McCord Should Run for Guv: PoliticsPA readers say state Treasurer McCord should join the crowded Democratic primary.

Hillary Clinton Awarded Liberty Medal in Philly: The former Secretary of State accepted the award at the National Constitution Center and spoke about national security and the need for active citizenship.

Legislative Election Updates:

HD-46: Three months after he admitted using anonymous accounts to attack his online critics – including constituents – State Rep. Jesse White (D-Washington) is on an apology tour. He talked about the incidents on TV about for the first time last night. The timing isn’t a surprise. A few days ago, attorney Paul Walsh announced he would challenge White in the primary. Walsh and White competed in 2006 when the 46th district was an open seat; White won by 437 votes.

PA Independent: New under way, despite denial of $5M funding request
PA Independent: Under PA proposals, it’s the financial consultants who would pay
Capitolwire: PA lawmakers wade into debate about ‘biosimilars’
Capitolwire: HHS Sec. Sebelius tells Corbett PA can’t get around moving some of its CHIP kids to Medicaid
Capitolwire: OFF THE FLOOR: Team Corbett sending strong signal – Lottery Keno in 2014

Inquirer: AG’s criminal charges stun drilling industry
Philly Now: Despite evidence, Gov. Corbett denies Pennsylvania’s massive drop in job growth
NBC 10: New Rule to Receive Unemployment Benefits in Pa.
PhillyClout: City launches education supply fund
WHYY Newsworks: Goode takes aim at lobbyists
WHYY Newsworks: Philly mayor, council divided on how to come up with school funds

Daily Local News: Keefer steps down as chamber president
Bucks Local News: Fitzpatrick Marks 9/11 with Call for Remembrance, Continued Vigilance
Montgomery Media: Hatboro council set to vote on graffiti ordinance
Pottstown Mercury: Property tax hearing highlights problems, solutions
Pottstown Mercury: Bids awarded to shore up Pottstown infrastructure

Post-Gazette: Teachers in Shaler Area approve new contract
Post-Gazette: Flight 93 passengers, crew remembered as individuals in 9/11 ceremony
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh’s URA to turn over documents to federal authorities
Post-Gazette: Peduto already acting like Pittsburgh’s mayor
Tribune-Review: Buffett-Backed Heinz Expects $160 Million Cost on Job Cuts
Tribune-Review: Dominion gets fed OK to export natural gas to India, Japan
Urban Media Today: Gainey Addresses Community Health at Senior Fair

Altoona Mirror: APD to probe Plummer’s actions
Altoona Mirror: Emotional colleagues, friends say farewell to late representative
Altoona Mirror: 9/11 education lasts throughout school year
Tribune-Democrat: Hundreds mark 9/11 anniversary at Flight 93 memorial
Tribune-Democrat: CTC reopens after day-long shutdown by federal investigators
KDKA: Pa. Rep. Jesse White Apologizes For Fake Online Posts

The Times Leader: Barletta against US strike in Syria
AP: Feds: Pa. must switch CHIP kids to Medicaid
News Item: County to redo salary cut vote
Standard Speaker: Barletta questions possibility of retaliation
Times-Tribune: Lawmaker proposes monthly gas well reports
Times-Tribune: Casey urges giving Obama authority to attack Syria

South Central
Patriot-News: Company facing criminal charges for spill of Marcellus drilling waste blames it on vandalism or negligence of contractor
Patriot-News: Dauphin County commissioners approve submitting waste management plan revision to DEP as part of Harrisburg Strong Plan
Patriot-News: Attorney general’s criminal charges against drilling company likely based on referral from Hanger’s DEP

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pennsylvania AG files criminal charges against Exxon Mobil division over gas-well wastewater
WFMZ: Feds say PA must shift kids to Medicaid
Reading Eagle: Berks delegation skeptical about intervening in Syria
Reading Eagle: Debate on property taxes disappoints many

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News Campaign ‘13 Blog: Kelly, Casey issue Sept. 11 statements

Post-Gazette: 9/11 fallout: Americans must take stock of the threat to freedom
Delco Times: Calls for peace ring out as U.S. marks 9/11
Daily News: Pa. governor wannabes field a full team
phillydotcom: Poll: Which woman would make the best president?
Sunday Dispatch: Pat Toomey: Pennsylvanians are worried about jobs

Third and State: How does job growth in Pennsylvania measure up?
Third and State: Just how much will a fast food wage increase cost?
John Hanger’s Facts of The Day: September 11 Facts That We Must Remember: 2,753 Persons Murdered, Including 343 Firefighters & 70 Police Officers
John Hanger’s Facts of The Day: Key Fact: US Carbon Emissions Fall In 5 Of Last 10 Years
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: LV Tea Party Takes PrattFall, Embraces “False Patriot”
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Joyce Marin to Lead RenewLV
Keystone Politics: Pool the Risk!

  • Does the NYC Verdict Make You More or Less Likely to Vote For Trump in 2024?

    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

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