9/23 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6A breakdown of the first Gubernatorial debate, a new poll shows Wolf holding his lead and a look into a PA-8 candidate forum. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Corbett and Wolf Face-Off in First Debate: The first gubernatorial debate occurred tonight in Hershey.

PA-Gov: Muhlenberg College/Morning Call Poll: Wolf 54 Corbett 33: Corbett continues to trail his opponent by large margins in the latest poll.

PA-8: Fitzpatrick and Strouse Hold First Candidate Forum: Rep. Fitzpatrick and Kevin Strouse met for the first time in a public forum with voters.

PA-Gov: Wolf Holds Money Lead Seven Weeks Before Election Day: As Pennsylvania governor’s race edges towards the finish line, Democrat Tom Wolf has emerged ahead in the cash stockpile as well as the polls.

PA-Gov: Corbett and Wolf Bring in Big Names for Debate Prep: Former Governor Mark Schweiker and ex-Rep. Rob Andrews assisted the gubernatorial campaigns.

SD-6: Tomlinson and Rose Square Off in Candidate Forum: The two competitors for the 6th State Senate seat held a forum in Bensalem yesterday.

August Jobs Report: State Posts Slight Uptick in Unemployment: The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry released its latest monthly report detailing middling August results.

Statewide
Capitolwire: New P3 project looks to replace 558 of the state’s worst bridges during next three-and-a-half years
Capitolwire: Corbett, Wolf spar over taxes and education at first debate
PA Independent: ‘Bonusgate’ attorney disbarred, seven years after legislative scandal hit
State House Sound Bites: Wolf: PA cities need more than pork
PLSReporter: Medical marijuana bill’s committee vote put off one day

Philadelphia
Philly.com: Pa. House passes cigarette tax, next up is state Senate
The Inquirer: Firm suspends lobbyist charged in sex assault
The Inquirer: City Council passes revised pot bill
WHYY Newsworks: Crozer-Chester nursing strike continues into day two
WHYY Newsworks: Project HOME and Chinatown CDC Collaborate on Affordable Housing Project
KYW Newsradio: Nutter And Mayors Of Los Angeles, Houston Launch Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia Receives Federal Grant To Help Bring Infant Mortality Rate Number Down

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Limerick agrees to updated sewer line deal
Bucks County Courier Times: Middletown swears in Joseph Bartorilla as new police chief
Delco Daily Times: Delco candidates earn more endorsements
Delco Daily Times: Upper Darby comprehensive planning committee meetings set
Bucks Local News: Supervisors will consider whether to grant developer’s request to demolish historic farmhouse at Villas at Newtown
Daily Local News: Republican candidate Walker for 158th District seat steps down

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Gubernatorial debate features incumbent in need of win vs. wealthy businessman running as an outsider
Tribune Review: Allegheny County Controller threatens subpoenas over take-home vehicles
Tribune Review: 53 Allegheny County bridges slated for rehab
Tribune Review: Peduto’s first budget proposal seeks to increase real estate tax rate
Early Returns: Politics a poor excuse for refusing audit
Post-Gazette: Peduto’s budget proposal includes tax increase, would end ‘Pittsburgh’s financial distress’
Pittsburgh Business Times: Peduto unveils proposed budget with slight increase in taxes
Pittsburgh Business Times: SEIU plans downtown rally, seeks higher wages
Pittsburgh Business Times: New program could mark the end of the snow day for Pennsylvania students
Pittsburgh Business Times: Penn State plans to ask Pennsylvania for $9M budget increase
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh makes top 10 buyers’ markets in the U.S. for residential real estate

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: County audit reveals 47 concerns
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Analysis | Dems use state offices to be thorns in governor’s side
Times Online: Beaver County drilling contract still unavailable
Observer-Reporter: Politicos eye broader effect of anti-Corbett vote

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Scranton school directors want next super to be ‘strong leader’
Times-Tribune: Corbett: Accused killer will be caught
Citizens Voice: NEPA gets extra $500M for projects
Times Leader: Northeastern Pennsylvania companies learning to reach overseas
Times Leader: State Sen. Dominic Pileggi predicts natural gas extraction tax by next year

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught
Patriot News: Lobbyist Andrew Marsico placed on leave due to assault allegations
Patriot News: Corbett and Wolf’s first face-to-face debate: live coverage
Patriot News: Marino reinstates press secretary after ‘unintentional’ gun incident
Patriot News: House passes education bill
Patriot News: House passes new cigarette tax option for Philadelphia
Patriot News: Cautious Wolf sticks to tried-and-true campaign themes at the Pennsylvania Press Club
York Daily Record: Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Eric Frein search narrowing, police say
Morning Call: Eastern Pennsylvania and Allegheny County lead Obamacare enrollments statewide
Morning Call: PPL power plant would hurt competition
Reading Eagle: Natural gas pipeline going 40 feet under the Schuylkill River
Reading Eagle: Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught
Reading Eagle: 6th District candidates talk cooperation
Reading Eagle: Gov. Corbett has warmed up recently
Express Times: Corbett, Wolf prep for first debate in Pennsylvania governor’s race

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Republicans talk working as a local team
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Wolf decries voter turnout, school funding system
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Feds: $3.6B for post-Sandy transportation projects
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Governor to speak about hunt for ambush suspect
Erie Times-News: Another poll shows Wolf solidly in lead

Opinion
Reading Eagle: Legislators should remove bloodstain from the state
Morning Call: Government shouldn’t spend money advising us what to do
Morning Call: Pay it forward worthy goal for baby boomers
Patriot News: When Pa. legislators come asking for your vote, ask them this
Post-Gazette: Wrong lesson: Teachers are not for reading, writing and shooting
Times-Tribune: DePasquale right on DOE
Philadelphia Daily News: Voting in our state and city isn’t what it should be
WHYY Newsworks: How will historians judge today’s revitalization efforts?
Pottstown Mercury: Pa. system of school construction reimbursement needs a fix
Phillynow.com: Corbett’s ‘radical gun control agenda’ claim may be dumbest yet

Blogs
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: $710,747 in Gaming Funds Awarded to 16 NorCo Municipalities
Commonwealth Foundation: Audio: Taxpayer Protection Act Responsibly Limits Spending
Bals Blog: The Politics of Non Governance

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