9/16 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Leach and Wagner start their own budget debate, Bob Brady strikes back at Donald Trump and we ask our readers about Pawlowski’s future. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-BGT: Leach, Wagner Engage in War of Words: Perhaps the most progressive and conservative State Senators publicly debate the budget stalemate.

PA-1: Brady Strikes Back at Trump: The Congressman disproves the presidential candidate’s claim about the Capitol dome.

SD-37: Heather Arnet Receives Endorsement from SEIU: The Democratic nominee won the support of the powerful labor union.

PA-Sen: Group Claims Toomey Shying Away from Gun Legislation: PA’s junior Senator is playing his cards close to his chest with background check legislation.

Reader Poll: Will Ed Pawlowski Make it to 2017?: How will the Allentown Mayor’s term end?

Reader Poll: Budget Will Happen Before 2016: Our readers believe we will have a budget before the end of the year.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Wolf administration sued for not funding services for certain at-risk children
StateImpactPA: Federal air rules force coal plants to clean up or shut down
State House Sound Bites: Child welfare services sue over budget deadlock
State House Sound Bites: Court to hear case over porn e-mails
State House Sound Bites: State flogs federal phone discounts

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Brady calls Trump out on Capitol renovation
Inquirer: Kenney: students need better job prep
Daily News: Protest to end family detention
Philly.com: White-collar, black-collar: Philly’s public sector divide
Philly.com: City bike share program to expand with $1.5 million grant
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. court to hear case over porn emails
WHYY Newsworks: Gun rights group says Toomey promised to back off background checks
WHYY Newsworks: Dismantling of Corbett’s ‘Healthy PA’ Medicaid alternative now complete

SEPA
Courier-Times: Bristol Township police union sues township over public safety position
Courier-Times: Former Bristol Township School District director, two others charged with fraud
Courier-Times: Central Bucks Chamber to host health care summit
Montgomery Media: Manayunk Brewing Co., Iron Hill in Chestnut Hill create beers for papal visit
Montgomery Media: Lansdale church asks ‘Can We Talk?’ about Black Lives Matter controversy

Pittsburgh
Early Returns: Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today
Pittsburgh Business Times: Auditor general wants to bring together city, ICA
Pittsburgh Business Times: GE moving 500 turbine jobs overseas, citing Export-Import Bank shutdown
Pittsburgh Business Times: City gets $1.2M grant for Uptown transit, development planning
Post-Gazette: Community leaders decry recent spate of gun violence in Pittsburgh area
Post-Gazette: Coalition of agencies sues Wolf, Department of Human Services
Post-Gazette: State auditor thrust into financial battle between Pittsburgh, oversight agency
Tribune Review: Twitter adds option to donate to political campaigns with mobile app

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Refueling outage at Beaver Valley nuclear plant has significant economic impact locally
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Hungary declares emergency, seals border with Serbia, detains migrants
Observer-Reporter: Gov. Wolf puts down markers for signing short-term spending bill

NEPA
News Item: SASD, union to meet today
Times Leader: Newport Township receives funding for mine reclamation, flood protection
Times Leader: ‘No place for hate,’ Wilkes-Barre civil rights marchers say
Times Leader: W-B Area gives 8 administrators raises totaling $41,000

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: Rep. Charlie Dent proposes Planned Parenthood funding compromise
Lancaster Intelligencer: School threats come with costly consequences
York Dispatch: Immigration marchers gather at York County Prison
Patriot-News: ‘This is just aggressive government,’ lawyer says as ex-mayor Reed’s corruption case goes to county court
Patriot-News: State investigation finds 27 Steelton building permits issued by ‘uncertified personnel’

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Race, income shouldn’t determine student success, Bethlehem schools chief says
Morning Call: Wolf administration sued over budget impasse
Morning Call: Northampton County executive to pitch deal on pay raise dispute

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: County starts outreach campaign for comprehensive plan
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Judges overturn county gas drilling verdict
Centre Daily Times: State police collect 522 pounds of unwanted prescription medication
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council curfew vote expected Wednesday

Opinion
Altoona Mirror: Cambria climate troubling
Altoona Mirror: Hillary searches for a heart
News Item: Ruling on emails is boost for transparency
Post-Gazette: Old debt: Student loans should not reduce Social Security
Times-Tribune: ‘Stopgap’ plan invites more politics. No vacation for theatrics; goal should be full budget
Tribune Review: Britain’s future: C-o-n-s-e-r-v-a-t-i-v-e
Reading Eagle: Nature vs. nurture: Which has a greater influence on us?
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Brandon Park is a jewel; city revisions must reflect that
Lebanon Daily News: Many leaders, same old Pa. welfare fraud
York Dispatch: Seeking clarity? Get involved in river health
Patriot-News: Wolf, lawmakers need to know that Pa. schools are in crisis without a budget
Inquirer: Degrees are expensive
Daily News: The Left Livens Up

Blogs
Citified: Indego to Add 24 New Bike Stations in 2016
Citified: Philly Government Has a Big Diversity Problem
Commonwealth Foundation: Young Teachers Pay the Price for Pension Politics
Commonwealth Foundation: Free the Budget Hostages
Keystone Crossroads: Update: Judge rules Harrisburg corruption case will go to trial
Keystone Crossroads: Pa. calls on residents to take advantage of discounted phone service

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