9/15 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Fitzpatrick gets updated to “safe” in PA-8, McGarrigle picks up a labor endorsement and we give our weekly round-up of gubernatorial news. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs!

9/12 Ups & Downs: Great news for Tom Wolf and Penn State while one man seeks to edit his IMDB page. See who made this week’s list.

PA-Gov Round-Up: Education and Tax Filings: We take a look at the events of the last week in the state’s gubernatorial race.

PA-8: Rothenberg Moves Seat From “Republican Favored” to “Safe” Republican: The Rothenberg Political Report feels the race for PA-8 is no longer competitive.

SD-26: McGarrigle Endorsed by Operating Engineers Local 542: The Republican nominee earned the backing of the local union today as a “friend to labor and business.”

Statewide
PA Independent: Turzai wants Corbett to put on ‘full-court press’ for liquor privatization
State Impact PA: Environmental groups sue to halt delivery of crude oil in old rail cars

Philadelphia
Philly.com: Slots cash a mix bag for Pa. property owners
Philly.com: New City Council bills focus on housing affordability, zoning remapping
The Inquirer: In Bucks, constables can earn big money
The Inquirer: Lincoln seeks to lure students with a promise tuition won’t rise
The Inquirer: Education-funding issues heat up Pa. governor’s race
WHYY NewsWorks: Will PA legislators make antidote for heroin overdoses available?
WPVI: Visit Philadelphia Agency Under Investigation
KYW Newsradio: Pa. Health Department Ending Free Flu Shots for Schoolchildren

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Planning commission report shows increased housing construction in Montgomery County
Pottstown Mercury: Police manhunt underway for shooter after Pa. trooper killed in ambush
Bucks County Courier Times: Lawsuits, drug scarcity preventing Pa. executions
The Intelligencer: Bucks County considering ‘keep-on-person’ meds for inmates
The Intelligencer: Pension “Armageddon” for Warminster
Delco Daily Times: Candidates continue to tally endorsements as November general election nears
Delco Daily Times: Chester Heights considering fire protection tax

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Polls put Corbett behind in governor’s race
Post-Gazette: Democrats decry jailing of mother over abortion drugs
Early Returns: Toomey seeks student protection
Tribune Review: Treating abusers a knotty problem, experts say
Tribune Review: New police chief says change is on its way
Tribune Review: Bill backed by Sen. Toomey calls for more scrutiny of teachers
Tribune Review: Armstrong School District credits grant with healthy habits

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Schools run full STEM ahead with new tech projects
Observer-Reporter: Phila. Housing officials implode high-rise for new affordable housing
Observer-Reporter: Three Pittsburg men arrested for growing marijuana
Altoona Mirror: Corbett addresses issues for seniors
Altoona Mirror: Township urges City Council to exercise due diligence
Altoona Mirror: In gay marriage debate, businesses take sides
Altoona Mirror: Lawsuits, drug scarcity preventing PA executions
Altoona Mirror: Shooting at police barracks
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Corbett grants temporary reprieve to condemned killer

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Housing clears way for Goodwill project
Wayne Independent: Search underway for trooper killer
The Times Ledger: 1 trooper killed, another injured in police barracks “ambush”
The Times Ledger: Are Pennsylvania casinos holding a full deck?
The Times Ledger: $50K reward offered for tips on trooper’s killing

South Central
AP: Casino revenue has not provided level of tax relief promised to Pa. property owners
The Patriot-News: Politics fully loaded – Senate panel to take up bill letting teachers pack heat in class: The Sunday Brunch
The Patriot-News: Pension reform, liquor privatization will be tough challenges in Pennsylvania legislature’s pre-election session
York Daily Record: Purple Heart recipient one of two women added to York monument
Roxbury News: Governor Corbett signs temporary reprieve of execution

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Pennsylvania to consider law that attempts to deter, prevent police impersonators
WFMZ: State trooper killed, another injured in ambush outside Pike County barracks
Morning Call: Thank initial ‘no’ to tax zone for Allentown rebirth
Morning Call: Court won’t hear Bethlehem schools argument against second charter location
Reading Eagle: Probing Pennsylvania’s Pension Problem
Reading Eagle: Five bills to watch in the Pennsylvania Legislature this fall

North by Northwest
WJET: US Rep. Mike Kelly Visits Erie
WJET: “Controversial” Former Pastor to Pres. Obama Speaks in Erie
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Sullivan County Commissioner gets top state award

Opinion
The Times Ledger: Mullery true to his word
The Times Ledger: For tax purposes, put corporations and people on equal footing
The Times Ledger: To pay for schools, boost tax rate on high earners
Tribune Review: Ban felon-lobbyists? A better idea…
Tribune Review: Dems coalition showing signs of strain
Tribune Review: Obama administration unserious about ISIS
Tribune Review: The friends pols keep
The Patriot-News: Here’s why Tom Corbett can’t win in November: Tony May
The Patriot-News: Don’t let the polls fool you – the Guv’s race is still a horse race: Charlie Gerow
The Patriot-News: Pennsylvania can have country’s best medical marijuana law: PennLive letters
York Dispatch: Editorial: Cost, not revenue
Bucks County Courier Times: Good idea, bad timing
Pottstown Mercury: EDITORIAL: Education funding in Pa. is inherently unfair
Pottstown Mercury: OP-ED: Tom Wolf is no friend of PA taxpayers
Daily News: ABC: Anybody But Corbett

Blogs
Pittston Politics: Kelly and Gorzkowski in the dark, Donovan case moved to federal court
Commonwealth Foundation: Rendell’s Legacy Handcuffs Schools
Commonwealth Foundation: Audio: Is Selling Liquor a Core Function of Government?
Citizens Call: Drug Overdose Task Force Announced for Montgomery County

3 Responses

  1. Madonna is a liberal hack. Seriously when was the last time registration mirrored turnout? The answer is never. NEVER. Corbett hasn’t helped himself but Madonna knew what he was doing releasing a false poll like that.

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