9/18 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Corbett calls Wolf a liar, Trujillo jumps into the Philly mayoral race and charges fly in the battle for SD-26. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Corbett Calls Wolf A Liar in Latest Ad (VIDEO): The Corbett-Cawley campaign says that the Democrat’s education lies about the Governor have been exposed.

Trujillo Officially Enters Philadelphia Mayoral Race: Ken Trujillo addressed school reform, police supervision and the city’s economy in his announcement.

Abraham Announces She Intends to Run for Mayor of Philly: The former Philadelphia District Attorney plans to enter the already crowded field of qualified candidates.

SD-26: Accusations Fly Over Campaign Ad: The Kane campaign is refuting allegations from McGarrigle that the Democratic nominee intimidated a voter.

Gun Safety Group Finds Opposition to HB 2011 in New Poll: The group “Everytown for Gun Safety” says the priorities in the State Legislature are mismatched with those of Pennsylvanians.

Legislative Elections Update:

HD-157: Incumbent Republican State Rep. Warren Kampf released his first ads yesterday when the campaign simultaneously unveiled two new YouTube videos. The first, titled “Our Representative”, touts the State Representative’s independence and accomplishments in office. The second, “Warren Works for Us”, stars Kampf’s wife Meg. Kampf is running against Democratic nominee and Phoenixville developer Marian Moskowitz.

PA Independent: Grassroots effort pushes along PA property tax reform
PA Independent: Former superintendent disputes critical audit findings
State Impact PA: Obama administration extends comment period for climate rules
State House Sound Bites: Would-be reformers get an I.O.U
State House Sound Bites: Audit expanded to review Tomalis
PLS Reporter: Could the desire for a veto override lead to a substantive lame duck session?

Philadelphia Daily News: City Controller: Mayor has VIP hotline for city services
Philadelphia Daily News: Ken Trujillo calls for the end of the School Reform Commission
The Inquirer: Another Phila. labor tiff, this time over bonuses
The Inquirer: Turning to social media to help supply Phila. schools
The Inquirer: Abraham to run for Mayor
The Inquirer: Trujillo, launching mayoral run, talks Philly schools and stop-and-frisk
WHYY Newsworks: With mayor’s race looming, Philly ethics board takes on big spenders
WHYY Newsworks: Philly mayoral candidate wants to abolish SRC
WHYY Newsworks: Despite Nutter order and Philly charter change, still no raise for some airport workers
Philly Now: ‘Gay bashing’ not defined as hate crime in Pennsylvania

Pottstown Mercury: Montco senators comment on prospect of property tax bill
Bucks County Courier Times: Fitzpatrick: Fed cut job search programs for vets
Delco Daily Times: Social media sleuths aid Philly cops in IDing suspects in beating of gay couple
Delco Daily Times: Cops chase down tips in hunt for survivalist wanted in deadly Pa. trooper ambush
Delco Daily Times: Pa. House passes bill allowing first responders to administer Narcan to counteract heroin overdoses
Delco Daily Times: Vote on Philly cigarette tax delayed until Monday
Montgomery Media: Nutter, Kenney announce agreement to amend bill decriminalizing marijuana
Montgomery Media: Councilwoman, solicitor spar at Ambler Borough meeting

Tribune Review: Sen. Casey aims to streamline process for black lung review
Tribune Review: Blairsville District Judge placed on leave
Post-Gazette: Auditor general expands probe of PA education department
Post-Gazette: State Supreme Court refuses to hear Orie appeal
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania House votes to rename Department of Public Welfare
Post-Gazette: Attorney for Leon Ford asks court to lift gag order
Early Returns: Don’t bother Wolf with details
Early Returns: Dems: timing of state’s loan to itself is troubling
WTAE: Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor

Beaver County Times: Will Pa. legislators make antidote for heroin overdoses available?
Beaver County Times: Rochester township, borough talking about reducing police costs
Beaver County Times: Tour about state aid projects open to the public
Beaver County Times: Committee tackles Christiana’s Sunshine Act amendment
Altoona Mirror: Bill allows teachers to carry guns
Altoona Mirror: Defenders ask to stay Padilla’s execution
Altoona Mirror: County considers courthouse restoration
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Audit to look into Education Department hirings
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Pa. Corrections Dept. to investigate health claims

The Times-Tribune: Hearing in lawsuit against Scranton’s commuter tax is postponed
The Times-Tribune: House OKs bill to help save drug overdose victims
Newsitem: SCA will petition court to change all board elections to ‘at-large’
Pocono Record: Report: Gov. Corbett will attend slain trooper’s funeral

South Central
The Patriot-News: In Wolf’s backyard, Corbett’s campaign is hoping voters place policy first
The Patriot-News: Hershey Med-PinnacleHealth merger pushes forward
The Patriot-News: Pennsylvania House pushes new tools to fight overdose epidemic toward governor’s desk
York Daily Record: York County hotel tax, CRIZ back in play
York Dispatch: York City teachers: Say ‘no’ to charters
Lebanon Daily News: U.S. House adopts Gerlach’s pro-Ukraine resolution
Carlisle Sentinel: Local food bank vying for grant in national competition
Roxbury News: Dauphin County Commissioners Meeting September 17, 2014

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Supporters of preserving Wehr’s Dam press South Whitehall commissioners
Morning Call: Public invited to Lafayette fracking forum
Express Times:sUpper Nazareth Township residents want commercial truck ban enforced
Reading Eagle: Eileen’s Law gets nod from state House committee
Reading Eagle: Corbett encounters supporters and critics at Dairy Queen in Kenhorst

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Judge orders hearing on future of College Heights school building
Centre Daily Times: CBICC members get to meet the commissioners

Philly.com: Rethink executions
Philly.com: Commonwealth should follow Philly’s lead on pot
Delco Daily Times: Editorial: Library funding needs to be a priority
The Patriot-News: What’s Pa. hiding on fracking contamination?: Karen Feridun
York Daily Record:
Post-Gazette:   Let’s end the ‘In God We Trust’ religious nonsense
Tribune Review: Your right to know: Those racy emails
Tribune Review: Why branding ISIS matters
Observer-Reporter: With election near, Pa. finances tumble
Altoona Mirror: Legality of act not the issue
The Times Leader: Our Opinion: Brace for disasters in NEPA with supply kit and shared plan
Citizens Voice: Column: Trooper recalled as more than victim
Express Times: EDITORIAL: Pa. Senate’s stab at property tax reform isn’t fooling anyone
Williamsport Sun Gazette: No surprise: VA concludes it was not responsible for deaths

Third and State: Shortsighted Policies Led to PA.’s Money Woes

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