9/17 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kane tries to explain why she won’t release emails, Arnet airs first TV ad and Dent offers Planned Parenthood bill. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Kane Tries to Clear Up Position on Pornographic Emails: It wasn’t exactly a success.

SD-37: Arnet Releases First TV Ad (VIDEO): The State Senate candidate’s premiere commercial mixes biography with shots at Harrisburg.

PA-Sen: Daily Kos Rates PA as “Lean Republican”: The liberal blog sees some difficulties for Democrats.

PA-15: Dent Offers Alternative Planned Parenthood Measure: The Congressman is proposing a compromise bill that he hopes avoids a government shutdown.

PA-BGT: Senate GOP Trying to Push Through Stopgap: Senate leadership is hoping to conduct a final vote on a temporary budget by the end of the week.


The Penn Law School will host an interactive discussion “Voices for Votes: Real Talk on the Key Social Justice Issues for the 2016 Presidential Election” at the Fitts Auditorium on Sept. 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Editorial Cartoons

The following are some editorial cartoons from Gerry Warner that he was kind enough to allow us to use:

SnailKane Cartoon 

Capitolwire: Budget negotiations back to Square One, stopgap funding needed, says GOP; Wolf cries foul, says he offered ‘historic’ counterproposal
Capitolwire: Debate over stopgap measure shows chasm between Republicans, Democrats
Capitolwire: Senate tees-up another Education Code bill Wolf says he’ll veto
Capitolwire: Senate to start $11 billion stopgap budget effort
PA Independent: Pennsylvania’s ‘silly’ 2 six-pack rule keeps beer sales confusing
StateImpactPA: Giuliani urges shale industry to fight ‘irrational’ public fear of fracking
StateImpactPA: Gas executives renew call for investment in pipelines to create energy hub
StateImpactPA: Pennsylvania holds its first ‘listening session’ on Clean Power Plan
State House Sound Bites: Wolf: I will veto GOP’s stopgap budget
State House Sound Bites: In porn e-mails case, judges ask when personal is public

Inquirer: Wolf says he’ll veto GOP interim budget
Inquirer: Prosecutors agree Fattah can maintain contact with some potential witnesses ahead of corruption trial
Inquirer: Controller: L&I chief should be dismissed
Inquirer: Nonprofit riverfront group closer to gaining land it needs to build a S. Phila. trail
Daily News: GOP debate 2 is all about 11
Philly.com: Exxon’s own research confirmed fossil fuels’ role in global warming
WHYY Newsworks: Controller and Philly mayor square off on L&I Commissioner

Courier-Times: Thorpe Farm in Upper Makefield sold at bankruptcy auction for $1.75M
Courier-Times: Temperance House in Newtown reopens
Courier-Times: Parents told they have final say on playground designs at new Bristol Township schools
Montgomery Media: Wissahickon High School football coaches suspended for alleged inappropriate comments
Montgomery Media: Parking, street barricades designated at Fort Washington SEPTA station area for papal visit

Early Returns: Wolf spokesman slams GOP short-term plan as ‘another gimmick’
Early Returns: Toomey defends his record on guns
Early Returns: Former mayor of Harrisburg will stand trial
Pittsburgh Business Times: President Barack Obama’s message to Trump: ‘America is great right now.’
Post-Gazette: Wolf offers private management of liquor stores, blasts GOP budget tactics
Post-Gazette: Community leaders decry recent spate of gun violence in Pittsburgh area
Post-Gazette: Officials outline plan that could send Wilkinsburg students to Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12
WESA: Wolf: I will Veto GOP’s Stopgap Budget 

Altoona Mirror: Training plans for deadly gas leak
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Strong quake shakes Chile capital , causing buildings to sway
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Project costs climbing for Westmont Hilltop schools project
Observer-Reporter: Pennsylvania Senate returns to move short-term spending plan

Citizens Voice: County council to vote on Duryea Keystone Opportunity Zone issue
News Item: Susnoski on the ballot for board in MC Township
Pocono Record: Two candidates seek Stroudsburg mayor seat
Standard Speaker: Hazleton council looks to fill vacant seat
The Times Leader: Cabot Oil gives $50,000 to Wyoming Seminary for four scholarships
The Times Leader: Election Board: Pipech must run on ballot to retain Rice Township seat
Times Tribune: Scranton plans for block grant funding
Times Tribune: Timeline key in Scranton School District strike dispute

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer: Lancaster County ranks 3rd in Pennsylvania for refugee settlement in past 3 years
Lancaster Intelligencer: Court: State System of Higher Education must halt university background checks
Patriot-News: Wolf Administration officials say latest pension reform plan would save $20.3 billion
Patriot-News: Are pornographic emails a public record? Commonwealth Court takes up the state email case
Patriot-News: AG Kane clarifies need for court guidance on further release of emails
York Dispatch: York City apartment plans get council’s approval

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Attorney for Kane fights release of additional emails
Morning Call: With FBI probing City Hall, Allentown council widens contract role
Morning Call: Attorney General Kathleen Kane, Philly paper spar over porn emails

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council OKs curfew changes
Erie Times-News: Erie ranked among most affordable cities for renters
Erie Times-News Campaign ’15 Blog: Connelly to kick off fall campaign for Erie County judge
Centre Daily Times: Sen. Bob Casey is fed up with sequestration, wants to nix budget caps
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Retirement payments will be withheld until state budget passes

Beaver County Times: The blame game is Harrisburg’s favorite sport
Tribune Review: The EMP threat: What’s being done?
Tribune Review: Green nightmares
Post-Gazette: Beyond implausible: The state’s response on emails makes no sense
Post-Gazette: Who is homeless? Federal agencies don’t agree on who needs help
Lancaster Intelligencer: What we hope to see and hear in the second GOP presidential primary
Patriot-News: Here’s hoping that new borough manager hire will help get Steelton on the right track
York Dispatch: Perry at it again
Erie Times-News: Coastal cleanup could stoke Erie’s pride
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: ‘Bold Goal’ a worthy one geared to ending hunger in the region
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Impact fee shows its worth again with local traffic study
Daily News: Sub Warfare
Inquirer: Collateral damage

Citified: A Map of Obesity in Philadelphia
Citified: Yet Another Person Thinks L&I’s Commissioner Should Quit
Commonwealth Foundation: Leader of the Free World?
Commonwealth Foundation: Audio: Getting Government Out of the Booze Business
Keystone Crossroads: Ideas Worth Stealing: Municipal IDs to integrate immigrants into civic life
Keystone Crossroads: Child welfare services sue over Pa. budget deadlock

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