9/15 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6The State Senate tries to remove Kane, Toomey and Fetterman officially enter the PA-Sen race while we find out just how Pawlowski realized the FBI was investigating him. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

State Senate Explores Option to Remove Kane: The upper chamber could vote to expel the AG without the State House.

PA-Sen: Toomey Sets Narrative in Campaign Announcement: The incumbent Senator portrays himself as bipartisan and effective in his 2016 campaign kick-off.

Allentown City Hall Raids Came After Pawlowski Found Wire: Ed Pawlowski discovered his campaign manager was working with the FBI on July 2nd.

PA-Sen: Fetterman Officially Announces Campaign: The wildcard in the Democratic primary formally entered the race today.

PA-BGT: Capitol All-Stars Game Cancelled Because of Budget Stalemate: The budget impasse means they’ll be no softball this year.

PA-8: Santarsiero Endorsed by Three Unions: The State Rep. continues to line up labor support.

Statewide
PLS Reporter: Who is winning the hearts and minds battle of the budget stalemate?
State House Sound Bites: House group readies report on medical marijuana
State House Sound Bites: Senator Pat Toomey hits moderate notes to kick-off campaign
State House Sound Bites: GOP readies stopgap Pa. budget, but details scarce

Philadelphia
Daily News: The Kane drain: Yet another way to sink
Inquirer: Kenney takes post-primary learning tour
Heard in the Hall: Overtime increases again in Phila
Philly.com: For hire: City workforce needs freshening up
Phillly.com: White-collar, black-collar: Philly’s public-sector divide
WHYY Newsworks: Caucus of Working Educators plans to challenge PFT leadership
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. House group readies report on medical marijuana

SEPA
Courier-Times: Pennsbury support staff wants to renegotiate 2013 contract
Courier-Times: Council Rock reaches tentative four-year deal with support staff
Courier-Times: Visit Bucks County accepting tourism grant applications
Montgomery Media: Springfield board OKs extensions for bus depot applications
Montgomery Media: Perkasie takes suggestions for draft rental inspection ordinance

Pittsburgh
Early Returns: Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today
Early Returns: Pa. Supreme Court hears appeal of case involving Luzerne County public defender’s office
Pittsburgh Business Times: Fetterman announces plans to run for Senate
Pittsburgh Business Times: NCI renews $10.9 million Pitt research grants
Pittsburgh Business Times: Will a local antifracking movement stifle new drilling in Allegheny County?
Pittsburgh Business Times: New rule will help women-owned businesses get more federal contracts
Pittsburgh Business Times: Scott Walker’s plan to fight unions starts with eliminating NLRB
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Controller’s office concerned about delinquent taxes by Section 8 property owners
Post-Gazette: State GOP leaders want audit of Pittsburgh’s finances
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh URA receives grant for planning development in Uptown area
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh mayor says federal grant will aid planning for transit corridor
Tribune Review: Supreme Court: Pittsburgh does not have to pay on-duty police same as off-duty police officers
WESA: House group readies report on medical marijuana

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Braddock mayor enters Senate race decrying inequality
Beaver County Times: United Way to begin annual fundraising campaign at Sept. 24 breakfast
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: CSA refinances debt, saves Cambria and Somerset $230,000 each
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown economic development coordinator takes job with Somerset Borough

NEPA
Citizens Voice: House bill protects student housing rights
Citizens Voice: Pennsylvania agency announces $2.5M settlement over spill
The Times Leader: Panda Power Funds’ Liberty Power Plant, set for a spring opening, will bring 70 jobs to region
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna sheriff’s office implements social media, fraternization policies
Times-Tribune: Marcellus Shale impact fee revenue dropping

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: Union Township finds money to support rec commission
Lancaster Intelligencer: Displaced Syrian family arrives in Lancaster: More are on their way, and even more are left behind
Lancaster Intelligencer: Lancaster among top places to find a good job without a college degree
York Dispatch: Perry against funding Planned Parenthood
York Daily Record: York City School District takes first look at revised recovery plan
Patriot-News: Former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed’s preliminary hearing will wrap Tuesday with closing arguments and judge’s decision
Patriot-News: Steelton borough manager to step down, police chief to resign
Carlisle Sentinel: Drone discussion: Are security measures for drones too lax?

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Dissension heard on U.S. judge’s immigration detention decision
Reading Eagle: Grieving families want louder voice in death penalty cases
Morning Call: Pa. budget bout has Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 on the ropes

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Never too late
Centre Daily Times: FAFSA changes could make it easier to pay for college
Centre Daily Times: Centre Region unlikely to alter water billing system
Erie Times-News: Millcreek schools project surplus for 2014-15

Opinion
Altoona Mirror: Hey, Cambria brass: Let the ‘sunshine’ in
Citizens Voice: Government’s role is regulation, not promotion
Post-Gazette: Fair imprisonment: The case grows against solitary confinement
Post-Gazette: ‘Approval’ voting would benefit third parties
Post-Gazette: We must save our nation from from forces behind gun violence
Times-Tribune: City hiring firefighters it can’t pay
Times-Tribune: Canny secrecy in Kane cases
Lebanon Daily News: There are some wounds that cannot heal
Lancaster Intelligencer: Let’s call out sexism in politics, but let’s be clear what’s sexist and what is not
York Dispatch: Make smokers into vapers
York Dispatch: Make some noise in the Capitol
York Daily Record: Scott Wagner: Stop blaming the Legislature, editorial writers
Patriot-News: We deserve better than a stopgap budget, and passing one would take away all urgency
Express Times: State police, DA’s reticence in cop-involved shooting appalling
Reading Eagle: Religion cannot be used to justify any discrimination
Morning Call: Customers, employees suffer consequences of bank mergers
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Hillary’s email alibi disqualifies her from the Oval Office
Centre Daily Times: Religion, ethics and climate change go hand in hand
Inquirer: Drivers who shouldn’t
Daily News: Teacher’s Lesson

Blogs
Citified: Will Syrian Refugees Settle in Philly?
Commonwealth Foundation: The PLCB: Fermented Grape’s Gatekeeper
Keystone Crossroads: Exploring urban islands: from natural to developed
Keystone Crossroads: GOP readies stopgap Pa. budget, but details scarce
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: “Poor” Pawlowski Should Resign

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