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9/19 Morning Buzz

Philly City HallSantorum backs Corbett, Philly schools are unpopular, and McVay finally made it to Heinz Field. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Santorum Endorses Corbett: The former Senator endorsed the Governor and pledged to campaign for him.

Pew Poll: Opinion of Philly Public Schools Hits New Low: Amidst the budget crisis, a new poll finds that only 18% of Philadelphians think the schools are doing a good job.

McVay Finally Makes It Onto Steelers Scoreboard: Superior Court candidate Jack McVay got the chance to see his name in lights at a fundraiser in Heinz Field.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Democratic Party fissure over fracking stretches to legislature
PA Independent: You’re buying: Can PA munis drink their way out of debt?
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: Grover Norquist dives into PA’s Medicaid debate
StateImpactPA: U.S. Geological Survey documenting land disturbance from natural gas drilling
StateImpactPA: Ferlo introduces ‘open-ended’ fracking moratorium bill
State House Sound Bites: Corbett’s health care plan includes push for drug database

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Fitzpatrick expresses skepticism on defunding Obamacare
Inquirer: SEPTA funding opponents target bus drivers’ pay
Inquirer: New Americans celebrate the Constitution
Inquirer: Many city bridges in need of repair, controller says
Daily News: Rendell, Dowd & Gallup smack Obama & his party
Daily News: Corbett offers answers, also raises questions
Daily News: Philly Dems rally for minimum-wage hike
Daily News: Philly cop, shot 5 years ago, now advocates for gun control

SEPA
Phillyburbs: Richboro man admits paying bribes for federal contracts
Phillyburbs: Reception still pretty cold for proposed Hess station
Phillyburbs: Bristol Township School District’s bond rating downgraded
Daily Times: McGinn steps down as Delco sheriff; Blackburn appointed as temp
Daily Times: County unveils roadmap for financial future

Pittsburgh
Early Returns: A Pittsburgh First
WPXI: City councilwoman suggests pedestrians cross streets with brightly colored flags
KDKA: State Issues New Grading System For School Performance
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Council candidate back on the ballot
Tribune-Review: Pyle’s endangered species bill spurs South Buffalo debate

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Ferlo presents fracking moratorium bill
Altoona Mirror: County might extend tax-free zone
WTAJ: County Facing Financial Fight

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Ed Pawlowski drops in on Easton, Larry Holmes during governor campaign tour
Express Times: Upper Mount Bethel Township supervisor candidates get down to business
Morning Call: Easton Area School Board picks John Reinhart for superintendent
Reading Eagle: Don Spatz: Council again outside looking in
Reading Eagle: Court rules against county in labor case
WFMZ: Easton Mayor Sal Panto: Tough decisions needed for balanced budget
WFMZ: Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer seeks creation of community development corporation

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Official: New grading system a step in the right direction
Patriot News: Pa. to unveil new public school accountability tool and state exam results on Sept. 30
Patriot News:Top Pa. Republicans ‘all in’ for Corbett in 2014
York Daily Record: Transgender teen wins ACLU award for civil rights, liberty after fight with Red Lion district
York Daily Record: York County commissioners approve pay increase for poll workers
York Dispatch: Carroll Township begins search for new police chief
Lancaster Intelligencer: Lancaster County leaders get assurances on deal for Harrisburg incinerator
Lebanon Daily News: Lebanon County commissioners revise Children and Youth budget

NEPA
PA Homepage: Proposal to raise Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage
PA Homepage: Gun Permits Up in Luzerne County
SSP TV: Schuylkill Co. D.A. Karen Noon
Republican Herald: Act 47 towns could have drink tax option
Republican Herald: Democrat Critz seeks votes for lieutenant governor
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna, Luzerne projects qualify for low interest loans to develop mine-scarred land
Citizens’ Voice: Ex-Rep. Veon another high-profile appellant
Citizens’ Voice: Candidate reaches out to Spanish-speaking crowd
Times Leader: Simpson ends short-lived WB mayoral campaign

North by Northwest
Centre Daily:Business, municipal leaders come together, hope to spark economic growth
Go Erie: Wiley planning veterans expo
Go Erie: Erie’s Kwitowski endorses Pawlowski

Opinions
Inquirer: Worth the investment
Daily News: DN Editorial: Undisciplined
News Item: Forget blame and find education funding solution
Patriot News: Medicaid expansion, Both Sides Now
York Daily Record: Our take: Property tax reform on agenda

Blogs
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: We Need Real Background Checks
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: District Judges Hawke and Marakovits will serve full term
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Not All DJs voted in magisterial realignment
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: DA John Morganelli: Why Privatized Liquor is bad for public safety

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