9/22 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kane is allowed to release “inappropriate emails”, PA-8 is categorized as “solid Republican” and Marino’s press secretary pleads guilty. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

9/19 Ups & Downs: The Philly Mayoral race fills up quickly, Gov. Corbett gets more bad news and Rep. Fitzpatrick caps off a great week. See who made this week’s list!

PA-8: Cook Political Report Moves Race from “Likely Republican” to “Solid Republican”: This is the second group of political analysts to rate the race safe for Rep. Fitzpatrick.

Judge Lifts Order on “Inappropriate” Emails: The decision to release the material is now up to Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

PA-10: Marino Press Secretary Pleads Guilty in D.C. Gun Case: Ryan Shucard, former press secretary to Rep. Tom Marino, pled guilty today to misdemeanor weapon charges.

PA-Gov Round-Up: Loans, Audits and Other Exciting Financial Matters: We take a look at the events of the last week in the state’s gubernatorial race.

PA-6: Ryan Costello Challenges Manan Trivedi to “Friendly” Wager: Costello proposes a bet on the Philly-Washington game and picks up an endorsement from a former Eagle.

Philly City Council Candidate Ori Feibush Seeks to Build Profile (VIDEO): Hoping to win in the 2nd Council District, Feibush released a five-minute video featuring those who live in the Point Breeze neighborhood.

Statewide
PLSReporter: Final fate of Philly cigarette tax, medical marijuana bills still unclear
State House Sound Bites: Corbett, Wolf debate for first time Monday
State House Sound Bites: With Corbett’s approval, Public Welfare’s got a brand new bag
PA Independent: Charity case: Teachers sue after union objects to donations
PA Independent: Charter school in unchartered water, says audit
Capitolwire: RRC rejects proposed lobbyist registration fee hike

Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: Judge Allows Pa. Attorney General To Keep ‘Explicit’ E-Mails Secret
WHYY Newsworks: Johnstown reconsiders its industrial rivers for recreation
WHYY Newsworks: Would-be reformers in Pa. get an IOU
The Inquirer: Wolf has cash advantage in Pa. gov race
The Inquirer: A fare fight, via Harrisburg
The Inquirer: Another top Kane aid quits Pa. AG’s office
Philly.com: Carpenters, Teamsters protest ‘unfair lockout’ at Pa. Convention Center

SEPA
AP: Politicians wonder if anti-Corbett vote travels down-ticket
Daily Local News: Councilman’s cell phone saves Oxford meeting
Delco Daily Times: County poised for big role in governor’s race
Pottstown Mercury: Katina Bearden becomes newest Pottstown School Board member
Pottstown Mercury: Limerick awards bid to hook-up properties with contaminated groundwater
Bucks County Courier Times: No decision from Council Rock yet on Northampton tax break program

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Hill District leaders irked as Penguins submit former Civic Arena site plan to city
Tribune Review: More companies embrace exchanges to curb health care costs
Tribune Review: Paying tuition a challenge as costs skyrocket and aid varies
Tribune Review: Job prospects drawing workers to Western Pennsylvania
Tribune Review: Police say rifle carried by suspect in state trooper ambush found
Post-Gazette: Corbett and Wolf to meet in first debate of governor’s race Monday
Post-Gazette: U.S. attorney to attack fraud in health care
Post-Gazette: Report shows Allegheny County Jail accepts fewer inmates, keeps them longer
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pennsylvania jobless rate up slightly in August

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Prison population spikes
Altoona Mirror: Corbett heads into last 2 campaign months with $5M
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Reports: Corbett outspending Wolf in TV advertising war
Times Online: Moon-Cornell merger talks begin in earnest
Times Online: Drilling brought hotel rooms, jobs, but boom may be over

NEPA
Times-Tribune: DEP probes pipeline construction spill into creek
Citizens Voice: I-81 project near airport could be delayed, roundabouts coming soon
Times Leader: Building spree breaks post-recession blues as businesses open in Wyoming Valley
Standard Speaker: Police ambushes a growing concern

South Central
Lancaster Online: Corbett looks like a “one-termer”
Patriot News: 600 rooms, 8 types of marble, 10 Williams: Secrets of the Pa. Capitol
Patriot News: Grand jury rules don’t bar release of sexually-charged emails found during Jerry Sandusky case review
Patriot News: The NYT discovers Harrisburg and the Guv’s race hits the muck
Patriot News: In suburban Philly, Wolf promises fracking tax revenue for schools
York Daily Record: What Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett need to do in debates beginning Monday
Lancaster Online: White House to honor Pedro Rivera, Lancaster school superintendent
Lancaster Intelligencer: Wolf holds cash edge with 7 weeks left in campaign
Lancaster Intelligencer: Harrisburg lobbyist charged with assault
The Sentinel: The court process, and getting help
The Sentinel: Tense hunt in trooper ambush hits 8 days

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Manhunt for cop killer has community on edge
Reading Eagle: 5th Legislative District candidates speak out
Morning Call: PA judge rules on porn emails
Morning Call: How will hunt for alleged trooper killer end?
Morning Call: PA fines shale driller $4 million
Morning Call: Philadelphia decriminalizing pot
Express-Times: Northampton County Council shoots down spending limit for executive

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Paterno motion premature, judge says
Centre Daily Times: Art plays an important role in drilling debate
Centre Daily Times: Park Forest woman helps create connections between U.S., Rwanda
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Mistrial declared for governor’s former son-in-law
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Travelers asked to avoid ambush suspect hunt area
Williamsport Sun-Gazette:  Politicos eye broader effect of anti-Corbett vote

Opinion
The Sentinel: Mismanaged state budget laughable
Patriot News:   Mark Lafer had it wrong – Pat Toomey does represent rural PA
Reading Eagle: Census not providing accurate view of poverty
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Government is rarely more economical than the private sector
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: High school makeover could pay dividends for school district
Altoona Mirror: PA Legislature won’t pull trigger on gun proposal
Times-Tribune: End board supermajority
Post-Gazette: Self-borrowing: Corbett’s spending plan shouldn’t require a loan
Post-Gazette: A right denied: The court should order state emails to be retained
Times Online: Legislature might agree on this one: Pennsylvania public agenda bill provides one small step for open government
Philly.com: Bad time to end SRC
Daily News: Friday’s DN: A billion dollars here, a billion there…adds up to a race for governor
Delco Daily Times: Editorial: Don’t hold your breath waiting for property tax reform
Bucks County Courier Times: Philly did it; why not Bucks?

Blogs
Citizens Call: More Questions on Major Real Estate Projects in Cheltenham, Including the Criminal Past of a Developer
Pittston Politics: Garzella not quite ready to leave, waiting on Booth’s cert

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