9/16 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Costello releases his first TV ad, Naughton introduces her new PAC and the Auditor General plans to investigate Corbett’s HealthyPA plan. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-6: Costello Releases First TV Ad (VIDEO): The Republican nominee introduces himself to the voters of the Sixth Congressional District.

SD-6: Tomlinson Touts “Independent Voice” in Debut Ad: The long-time State Senator from PA’s 6th district released his campaigns first ad, rebuffing attacks from Democratic challenger Kimberly Rose.

314 PAC Unveils New Web Ad (VIDEO): Executive Director Shaughnessy Naughton lays out the group’s mission statement in their premiere web video.

PA-10: Nick Troiano Releases First Television Ad (VIDEO): Independent candidate Nick Troiano released his first television ad this week.

PA-Gov: Auditor General to Investigate $48 Million in “Undisclosed Funds” Spent on HealthyPA: The Auditor General will investigate funds connected to the Corbett administration’s HealthyPA plan.

PA Independent: Corbett’s hotel choices a secret, but costs generally kept down
PA Independent: Violent schools? A Philadelphia charter has answers
State Impact PA: Study: residents closer to gas wells report more health issues
State Impact PA: Study finds flawed well casings – not fracking – caused tainted water
State Impact PA: Gas drillers still ignoring law to include women and minorities
State House Sound Bites: A Core problem: blame the name?
State House Sound Bites: State to borrow from treasury to pay bills
PLS Reporter: Likely Senate action on medical marijuana bill shines light on liquor dispute with House
PLS Reporter: Bills aimed at reducing Commonwealth’s capital debt move from committee
PLS Reporter: Corbett’s major priorities still possible following meeting with legislative leadership
Capitolwire: Sens. Mike Stack and Shirley Kitchen: Stack, Kitchen call for scrutiny of HealthyPA spending claim
Capitolwire: Wolf, the vehicle for voters to express dissatisfaction with Corbett

The Inquirer: Efforts to get Harrisburg to pass $2-per-pack cigarette tax for Phila. schools ramped up
The Inquirer: Pa. races’ GOP tilt could be sign for U.S. House
Daily News: Philly’s most crime-ridden district gets 30 new cops
WHYY NewsWorks: New online resource center aims to fill STEM mentorship gap in Philadelphia
WHYY NewsWorks: Another candidate in Philadelphia mayor’s race
WHYY NewsWorks: A GOP House leader now backs medical marijuana in Pa.
WHYY NewsWorks: Strouse campaign responds to report labeling Rep. Fitzpatrick’s seat ‘safe’
KYW Newsradio: Phila. City Council Explores Status of VA Health Care Reforms

Pottstown Mercury: (UPDATED) Police: Rifle used to ambush Pennsylvania troopers
Pottstown Mercury: Maloney, Kessler slated for November rematch for House seat
Bucks County Courier Times: Governor vows capture of trooper’s killer
Bucks County Courier Times: Candidate amends financial report after state asks questions
Delco Daily Times: Commissioners, residents grill economist at hearing on Villanova expansion plans
Bucks Local News: Newtown company awarded $142.9 million contract for Turnpike/I-95 connector project in Bristol Township

Tribune Review: Gunman who shot two troopers used rifle, may have had training, officials say
Tribune Review: Education department attempts to block release of all emails to Tomalis
Tribune Review: Federal appeals court appeals sets rules for public corruption cases
Post-Gazette: Wolf promises increase in school funding in Canonsburg appearance
Post-Gazette: Immigration isn’t gaining any traction in midterm elections
Post-Gazette: State collaborates to integrate students into the workforce
Post-Gazette: Renewing health coverage may not be as easy as the government says
Post-Gazette: Teachers, parents applaud Pittsburgh’s decision to cut back on K-5 student testing

Beaver County Times: Former police chief pleads guilty to theft
Beaver County Times: Will Pittsburgh’s new police chief be able to restore trust in the department?
Observer-Reporter: Leaky walls, not fracking, taint water
Altoona Mirror: Governor vows capture of trooper’s killer
Altoona Mirror: Medical marijuana supporters stage Capitol rally

The Times Leader: State Liquor Control Board returns almost $2.4 million in licensing fees
The Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre Area renews minority hiring efforts
The Times Leader: Vets: Staffing key issue at local VA
The Times Leader: Unplanned shutdown problems at PPL nuclear plant near Berwick resolved, NRC says.
The Times Leader: Luzerne County Council Chairman Rick Morelli compelled to testify in divorce proceeding
Times-Tribune: Judge denies commuter tax hearing delay
Pocono Record: PPL ends its time-of-use electricity rates, will offer new plan
Pocono Record: Corbett tours state police barracks, makes brief statement at church
Pocono Record: State police say press conference to be held this afternoon

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Silver Spring Township accepts first parcel of land in land preservation program
The Patriot News:  Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration asks Pennsylvania court to block another Jerry Sandusky-related email request
The Patriot News: 11 applicants met Monday’s deadline to become harrisburg’s next city treasurer
York Daily Record: York neighborhood spruces up without tax dollars
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: 12 days left in session, and legislators are checking their lists
Lebanon Daily News: Candidate in 104th to hold and and greet

Lehigh Valley
Capitol Ideas: Valley has housing shortage at top, bottom of income scale
Capitol Ideas: Bills letting PA teachers carry guns and NRA sue municipalities await Legislature
Express Times: Sgt. Bill Cahir bridge proposal reaches Pennsylvania lawmakers
WFMZ: Dent takes part in Transatlantic town hall
Morning Call: District to offer teachers a six-year contract

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Mr. Smith goes to Allegheny
Centre Daily Times: Bellefonte Borough Council OKs request to demolish former Army Reserve facility
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Legislative Tally

Express Times: LETTER: Roy Cho offers alternative in 5th District congressional race against U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Board didn’t address if school allowed on Penn Square
Delco Daily Times: Editorial: Deceptive ads are no way to judge a candidate
Bucks County Courier Times: Polls paint bleak picture for Corbett
Post-Gazette: Toomey works against voters and hard working families
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Council has made a “godless” decisions
Post-Gazette: Tax and spend shoe fits democrats
Tribune Review: Drilling laws, your rights
Altoona Mirror: City Council should keep water system
Altoona Mirror: “Kicking the can” giving our city a case of sore feet
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Water proposal will help, not hinder, farms
The Times Leader: Sen. John Blake urged to back bill eliminating school property taxes
The Times Leader: President Obama wrongly pins ‘inversion’ problem on CPAs rather than crummy tax code

Commonwealth Foundation: Is This What Democracy Looks Like?

  • Will Doug Mastriano Run For U.S. Senate?

    • No. Not Enough Support From Mainstream GOP. (91%)
    • Yes. Let Doug Be Doug. (9%)

    Total Voters: 892

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