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9/2 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6President Obama will be campaigning in PA, the DEP releases documents showing water well contamination and we give our weekly round-up of news in the gubernatorial contest. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

8/29 Ups & Downs: Wolf maintains his lead, Adolph gets a new opponent and things are looking grim for Chaka Fattah. See who made this week’s list.

White House Suggests President Obama Will Campaign in PA This Fall: President Obama may be visiting the Keystone State in the run-up to the midterm elections.

DEP: Water Wells Were Contaminated by Drilling 243 Times: Department of Environmental Protection documents show that there have been 243 cases of water wells being harmed in the last six years.

PA-Gov Round-Up: Wine, Six-Packs and Gender Gaffes: We take a look at the events of the last week in the state’s gubernatorial race.

Delaware Valley Dems Gather to Push for Infrastructure: Boyle, Trivedi and Kane joined together to call for more investment in rail.

Statewide
PA Independent:PA’s debt would cost taxpayers $14,500 each to pay off today
State House Sound Bites: Feds approve Corbett’s Medicaid expansion
Capitolwire: Amid calls for more education spending, report criticizes district spending on low-performing charter schools
StateImpactPA: DEP publishes details on 248 cases of water damage from gas development

Philadelphia
AP: 5 differences between Gov. Corbett, opponent Wolf
PhillyClout: Corbett campaign slams Daily News- F&M college “junk poll”
WHYY Newsworks: After splintering over convention center terms, Philly unions divided over picket lines
City Paper: Bank documents show hundreds of thousands in re-routed NAACP checks
Philly.com: For union stagehands, Labor Day is a day of labor

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Pensions, construction drive rise in reserves
Pottstown Mercury: University bets $10 million on poor city’s kids
Delco Daily Times: Eyes on the Prize: McGarrigle and Kane set to square off for Pa. Senate 26th District Seat
Delco Daily Times: Rose Valley councilwoman resigns
Montgomery Media: Hilltown Official: Bridge replacement took longer, cost more because of federal and state money
Bucks Local News: ShopRite brings tax revenue, jobs to Lower Makefield; officials cut the ribbon on area’s newest grocery store

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett’s Medicaid change expected to have little impact with voters
Tribune-Review: Democratic gubernatorial nominee in spotlight at Labor Day Parade
Post-Gazette: Wolf says he would consider a traditional Medicaid expansion
Post-Gazette: Shrinking organized labor to show political clout in Pittsburgh parade
Post-Gazette: Shale drillers’ landfill records don’t match those of Pennsylvania DEP

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Coal supporters see reign lasting, despite challenges
Times Online: Bad poll for Corbett fuels Twitter attack
Times Online: Families, advocates react to low wages for people with disabilities

NEPA
The Times-Tribune: New effort to decriminalize liquor buys
The Times-Tribune: $90 billion left in Marcellus Shale, analyst says
The Times-Tribune: Court fee hike supports legal services
Times Leader: Luzerne County juggling union negotiations
Times Leader: ‘Labor’ has different meaning now

South Central
Today’s the Day Harrisburg: John Campbell resigns in light of theft charges and felony trial
Patriot News: Disillusion electorate places congressional incumbents on the “glide path” to reelection
Patriot News: Dauphin County judge sides with trust company; orders the City of Harrisburg to condemn local property
Patriot News: Court bars release of sexually-explicit emails shared among staffers during Sandusky probe
Patriot News: Labor Day no longer official start of campaign season in PA governor’s race
Patriot News: Finalized Pennsylvania 2014 general election ballots shows several contested races for midstate voters.
York Dispatch: Despite negative ads, Wolf maintains double-digit lead over Corbett in latest polls
York Daily Record: Five key policy differences between Gov. Corbett and opponent, Wolf
Carlisle Sentinel: GOP chairman credits party with economic increases in Cumberland

Lehigh Valley
Express News: Northampton drug court could ease systemic pressures and keep nonviolent offenders out of jail
Reading Eagle: Under new redistricting, GOP hopes to maintain presence in PA legislature
WFMZ: Sen. Casey unveils “Caregiver” bill to connect volunteers with Easton human services agencies
WFMZ: Sen. Toomey seeks to keep internet affordable
Morning Call: Gov. Corbett gives Persian Gulf veterans one more year to apply for benefits
Morning Call: Corbett campaign “shoots the messenger” with F&M pollsters Twitter-blast

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Montgomery County man mounts write-in campaign for governor
Onward State: State of State Committee member applications live online

Opinion
Express News: Editorial: Corbett administration and federal government agree on a type of privatized Medicaid expansion for low-income Pennsylvanians.
Express News: Editorial: PA Senate candidate, Mark Aurand, pushes for economic change in Harrisburg
Lancaster Intelligencer: Editorial: “Endorsing Schreckengost” Can Gary Schreckengost, democrat in state Senate District 36 make it to office without “playing politics?”
The Times-Tribune: Turf war toll rising

Blogs
Pittston Politics: Bolin gets sworn in, Bonin feathers were ruffled
Citizens’ Call: Research Center Report on PA Economy Gives State C-Grade
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Brown Denies Change in Accrual Rate Planned, But Watch Those Medical Benefits

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