9/18 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kane’s office is searched again, Wolf offers concessions and isn’t pleased with the response and Scarnati and Corman endorse Rafferty for AG. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

BREAKING: Kane’s Office Searched by Detectives: Montgomery County officials issued a search warrant on the office of the Attorney General.

PA-BGT: Wolf Bends on Liquor, Pensions: The Governor said he is willing to compromise but expects no such thing from GOP leaders.

EXCLUSIVE: Scarnati and Corman Endorse Rafferty for AG: The President Pro Tempore and Majority Leader of the State Senate are supporting their colleague and arranging a fundraiser for him.

PA-Sen: McGinty Picks Up Another Labor Endorsement: Local 19 of the Sheet Metal Workers is backing the Democratic candidate.

PA GOP State Committee Fall Meeting Preview: The Republicans are holding their gathering in Harrisburg.

Dougherty Gains AFSCME Council 13 Endorsement: State Supreme Court nominee Kevin Dougherty wins the backing of the state’s employee union.

PA-8: Naughton Endorsed by Council for A Livable World: The foreign policy organization is backing Naughton in the PA-8 Democratic primary.

State House Sound Bites: Chief Deputy Attorney General questions when the personal should be public
State House Sound Bites: Wolf threatens to veto GOP stopgap budget
StateImpactPA: Heartland Institute criticizes Pope’s stance on climate change
StateImpactPA: Natural gas companies seek permission for well pads at Shale Insight conference
PLS Reporter: Democrats concerned over executive nominations

Inquirer: Another search warrant was served to Kathleen Kane Thursday morning
Inquirer: Contract of outside sub firm for Philadelphia schools in jeopardy
Inquirer: Office of the Controller says Department of L&I places risk on public safety
Daily News: Kline’s contested press release was on behalf of mayoral candidate Jim Kenney
NBC10: Workers in City Hall call center sent home after bed bugs were discovered

Pottstown Mercury: Township officials approve change to grant aiding those in need
Bucks County Courier Times: Lower Bucks Hospital has a new CEO with big plans
Delco Daily Times: Chester Upland School District financial recovery plan to be heard in court today
Bucks Local News: Morrisville Borough Council to consider hazardous waste facility

Early Returns: Perry on Politics: Setting up a crazy 2016
KDKA: Budget impasse continues to take toll on many
Pittsburgh Business Times: Turzai says Wolf’s policies ‘directly attributable’ to natural gas industry layoffs
Pittsburgh Business Times: Federal Reserve keeps interest rates near zero
Pittsburgh Business Times: GE, citing lack of Export-Import Bank financing, to open turboprop engines center in Europe, not U.S.
Post-Gazette: Frustration after a meeting with GOP leaders preceded governor’s announcements
Post-Gazette: ACLU lawyer urges judge to dismiss gas drillers’ legal action in Butler County as ‘SLAPP suit’
Post-Gazette: Judge halts effort to require all State System faculty to undergo background checks
Tribune Review: Presidential candidate Fiorina dominates Republican debate
WESA: Child Welfare Services Sue Over Budget Deadlock

Altoona Mirror: GOP candidates debate policy, Russia
Altoona Mirror: HASD learns test scores up; town hall meeting is set
Beaver County Times: Sen. Casey says federal budget cuts hurting vital programs
Observer-Reporter: Behavioral health agency will use ‘refundable grant’ due to budget impasse

News Item: Settlement reached in due process complaint
Pocono Record: White House looks to find ‘lasting value’ in pope’s visit
Standard Speaker: Lounge permits up in smoke?
Times Leader: Luzerne County government seeking help to find properties not on tax rolls
Times Leader: DEP approves air quality permit plan for natural gas power plant

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Committee, board vote to keep Washington Township in Dover School District
Carlisle Sentinel: Midstate pollster weighs in on GOP debate
Carlisle Sentinel: Former child abuse prosecutor to head Dauphin County youth agency
York Dispatch: Yorkers respond: Feds keep low interest rates while raise imminent
York Dispatch: York County lawmakers respond to Wolf’s compromise
Lancaster Intelligencer: State budget impasse: 2 Lancaster County school districts vote to withhold charter school payments
Patriot-News: Judge allows controversial midtown bar, targeted for closure by Harrisburg officials, to stay open
Patriot-News: Wolf Administration picks law firm to go after Harrisburg’s incinerator claims

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: New clinic in Spring Township offers veterans higher rank of care
Morning Call: Police called to unruly Bethlehem zoning board meeting
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley has most at stake in Air Products spinoff
Morning Call: Hellertown bar fight tied to Allentown FBI probe
Express-Times: Attorney: Bar confrontation not related to Allentown FBI probe

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: County plans for return of gas industry, other business
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council to get own legal opinion on strays contract
Erie Times-News: Presque Isle to remain open as budget impasse continues
Erie Times-News Campaign ’15 Blog: Trump scores air time, but who won debate?

Altoona Mirror: Terrorism can’t get free pass
Carlisle Sentinel: Flowers: Conservative hypocrisy on Kim Davis
News Item: Time to lift ban on crude oil exports
Observer-Reporter: Guns are not toys
Tribune Review: Hillary and her war on women
Tribune Review: A clear power grab on climate
Tribune Review: Constitution Day: Educate yourself
Morning Call: Cooperation, not obstruction, needed by state legislators
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Online registration latest avenue for voter eligibility
Centre Daily Times: Fixing health system imperative to public safety
Inquirer: Worldview: U.S. must step up on refugees
Inquirer: Police have rights
Inquirer: Debt chokes charters

Citified: 3 Huge Problems With the Charter School Movement
Commonwealth Foundation: New Wolf Offer, Same Bad Policy
Keystone Crossroads: Wolf vows to veto GOP’s stopgap budget plan

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