9/22 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kane’s law license suspended by Supreme Court, Toomey leads both Democratic Senate rivals and Erie’s schools may shutdown over budget stalemate. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

BREAKING: PA Supreme Court Suspends Kane’s Law License: The Court states that the suspension is temporary.

Report: Kane Committed Second Act of Perjury: The Inquirer is reporting that, contrary to her testimony, Kane did sign an oath not to release grand jury information from cases before her tenure.

PA-BGT: Will Harrisburg Sit By As Erie Shutters Schools?: Erie’s school district is out of money.

PA-Sen: Harper Poll: Toomey 47 Sestak 37, Toomey 48 McGinty 34: The Republican Senator holds an advantage over his two biggest potential Democratic rivals.

PA-Sen: Fetterman Talks Candidacy on MSNBC (VIDEO): The new Senate candidate appeared on “All In with Chris Hayes” last Friday.

PA-BGT: Harper Poll: Wolf, GOP Legislature Both to Blame: Voters hold the Governor and General Assembly equally accountable for the budget stalemate.

Republican AG Candidates Call on Kane to Resign: State Sen. John Rafferty and State Rep. Todd Stephens react to today’s news.

PA-Sen: Harper Poll: Sestak 40 McGinty 30: The ex-Congressman has the early edge on the Governor’s former Chief of Staff.

New Campaign Law To Boost 2016 DNC Fundraising: Top-level donations will result in top-level convention access.

PA-Gov: Harper Poll: Wolf Favorability Rating at 49%: Meanwhile almost two-thirds believe the commonwealth is on the wrong track.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Kane’s Law License Suspended, Impact Unclear
PLSReporter: Stop-gap budget chugs along in House
PLSReporter: With law license suspended, Kane vows to release more emails
PLSReporter: VIDEO: An interview with Rep. Ed Neilson
Capitolwire: Could ‘porngate’ get uglier? Looks like it
Capitolwire: PDE asks General Assembly to pay Chester Upland School District’s debts
Capitolwire: Some of the stopgap budget bills start on their path to final House vote at week’s end

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Margie Winters and her wife to be at White House for Pope Francis’ arrival
Inquirer: Jordan: ‘It’s outrageous’ one class has 70 kids
Inquirer: Phila. security effort reflects changes since ’96 Olympic bombing
Inquirer: Feds seek to limit Rep. Chaka Fattah’s defense in his upcoming corruption trial
WHYY Newsworks: Francis’ unconventional positions appeal to some, rankle others
WHYY Newsworks: Leaders dedicate new low-income housing development to Pope Francis
KYW Newsradio: Can Kathleen Kane Be Top Prosecutor In Pa. Without Law License?
Philadelphia Business Journal: Legal ethicist: Kane cannot do AG job effectively without law license

SEPA
Bucks Local News: State Rep. Steve Santarsiero calls for Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s immediate resignation
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville School Board nixes tax relief application

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: New five-year contract finalized in Hampton Township School District
Post-Gazette: Federal Centers for Disease Control investigating UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
Post-Gazette: Former state Supreme Court justice appeals conviction
Post-Gazette: New EDMC executive takes helm of struggling for-profit education company
Pittsburgh Business Times: Stingray Pressure Pumping lays off 25
Pittsburgh Business Times: PNC refuses to do business with cannabis related companies

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Warning of potential papal scams
Observer-Reporter: Cecil Township denies natural gas settlement proposal
Observer Reporter: Groundbreaking held for new elementary school

NEPA
Times Tribune: Workers still dissatisfied
Citizens Voice: Landowners concerned over pipeline route

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: House takes up GOP stopgap bills amid Pa. budget deadlock
Carlisle Sentinel: Teach to the Test: A closer look at Keystone exam scores and district assessments
Patriot News: Ex-museum director’s attorney accuses government of delaying child exploitation trial
Patriot News: Cumberland County locals dump two tons of prescription drugs under new program
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Sen. Pat Toomey pushes reform of federal Crime Victims Fund
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Clinton says she won’t let GOP ‘tear up’ health care law
York Daily Record: Women marching for immigration reform ready to see Pope Francis

Lehigh Valley
Capitol Ideas: South Whitehall commissioners squash attempt at piecemeal parking law
Capitol Ideas: PA House considers English-only law
Capitol Ideas: Kathleen Kane’s law license suspended by PA Supreme Court
Reading Eagle: Race of the week: Berks County sheriff
Reading Eagle: The Rundown: DePasquale on the budget impasse, Rozzi aims to help child sex abuse victims
WFMZ: Republican Scott Walker drops out of 2016 race for president

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: WASHINGTON: Will Marco Rubio’s debate performances translate into support?
Erie Times-News: Erie School District weighs legal options for budget impasse
Erie Times-News: Erie County Council committee to look at financial impact of crime/violence
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Former Reagan aide tells about working in the White House
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Yaw votes yes on stopgap budget bill

Opinion
Centre Daily Times: David Brooks: Rubio, Fiorina may be best options for GOP
Express Times: This time, it’s Wolf who’s blocking a budget deal
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Why 2016 might be Pa.’s year to have a say in the primary
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Let’s all honor Lancaster County’s faithful voters — by joining them
Lebanon Daily News: Lebanon organizes north central bulk waste collection
Lebanon Daily News: Democratic candidates to speak at annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner
Reading Eagle: Letter: Obama is lying about Iran deal
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Obama turns to Alaska for climate change scare move
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Budget stalemate: It’s easy to forget how it all happened
York Daily Record: Hypocrisy in the White House (letter)
Inquirer: L&I report no joke
Daily News: Mind the Stopgap
Pittsburgh Business Times: “Soft” discrimination still an issue.
Post-Gazette: Wasting wine: Even Pennsylvania should realize the value

Blogs
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Walker Out
Keystone Crossroads: Pennsylvania building codes prove difficult to update
Keystone Crossroads: Philadelphia’s decades-old civil service rule under scrutiny
Citified: Behold, the Ultimate Pope Map

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