9/24 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6A look at the fundraising reports of the Supreme Court nominees, more Democrats call on Kane to resign and Fattah gets another primary challenger. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Fundraising Report: Democratic Supreme Court Nominees: We take a look at how the Dem hopefuls performed in the money race.

Fundraising Report: Republican Supreme Court Nominees: We take a look at how the GOP hopefuls performed in the money race.

Stollsteimer Calls on Kane to Resign: The Democratic 2016 AG candidate thinks the incumbent should step down.

PA-2: Commissioner Gordon Eyeing Seat: Three candidates – so far – are set to face off for the Democratic nomination.

PA-Gov: Wolf Welcomes World Meeting of Families Visitors to the Commonwealth (VIDEO): Governor Wolf released a video welcoming attendees of the World Meeting of Families.

Fundraising Report: Lalley Outraises Wojcik in Commonwealth Court Race: The GOP nominee has the money lead six weeks out from the election.

PA-Sen: Dems Target Toomey over Potential Government Shutdown: The DSCC is launching web ads concerning attempts to force the issue of defunding Planned Parenthood.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Medical Marijuana Supporters Try to Light Fire Under House
State House Sound Bites: State Police in a Rut on Diversity Efforts
PAIndependent: Study: Pennsylvania hides $53 billion in debt

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: How one Philadelphia health system has stocked up for the pope’s visit
Inquirer: Whither the homeless when Pope visits Parkway?
The Big Tent: Cowboys fan Christie raises $ at Jerry’s house

SEPA
Daily Local News: Montgomery County email address allegedly found in pornographic email chain
Delco Daily Times: Mayor forum celebrates family in society
Bucks County Courier Times: Body cameras coming to several Bucks County police departments
Bucks County Courier Times: State court rejects Neshaminy teacher union’s bid to appeal lost pay ruling
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County Commissioners’ Chairman Josh Shapiro to greet Pope Francis in Lower Merion

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review:   Kraft Heinz sued over discontinuation of charity.
Tribune Review: Battle regarding $12 million in gambling taxes that were withheld
Tribune Review: Justice Department officials warns Pittsburgh of Chinese hackers
Pittsburgh Business Times: Utica and Marcellus shale transport line could be ready by November 2018
City Paper: New police chief earns positive reviews

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Previously contaminated shoreline to be developed
Beaver County Times: Sam Scriva, Rochester Mayor, dies
Beaver County Times: Beaver Countians celebrating Papal visit
Observer-Reporter: DEP secretary wants to restore internal environmental justice
Observer-Reporter: Food bank opening in North Strabane Township

NEPA
The Times Leader: Poverty funding in Wilkes-Barre discussed by state majority leader
The Times Leader: Wyoming Valley native integral in World Meeting of Families
Citizens Voice: Duryea area given 10 more years of tax relief
Citizens Voice: Crestwood School district files lawsuit
Citizens Voice: Resource officer hired in Hanover Township

South Central
Today’s the Day Harrisburg: AGENDA: Harrisburg City Council Legislative Session – 9/22/2015
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Lancaster refinances bond, will save $830K; also agrees to use LGH increased payments for Safety Coalition
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Lancaster County Prison revises ethics code to remove discrimination protection for gays, lesbians
Carlisle Sentinel: Washington crowd cheers pope; he calls for climate action
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County bridged named for Big Spring grad killed in Vietnam War
Patriot News: When will Gov. Tom Wolf veto the stopgap budget?
York Dispatch: Supporters point to ailing children, urge swift passage of medical marijuana bill
York Dispatch: York County commissioners grant tax break for former Harley campus

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Differences? Sure, but also similarities as Obama and Pope Francis meet
Express Times: Lehigh Valley residents earning less than they did 10 years ago, data shows
Morning Call: US Justice Department seeks more cyber-vigilance from citizens
Morning Call: Feds to lease offshore windmill sites off New Jersey coast

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Ready for 2016? Where the candidates will debate
Centre Daily Times: Millions more government fingerprints believed stolen
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Gun rules fuel debate in Loyalsock
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Traditional GOP figures struggle to find footing

Opinion
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: After years of being cheated, victims of crime deserve better from Congress
Centre Daily Times: Vote to re-elect Exarchos
Patriot News: Here’s another way to tackle to Pa. budget impasse: Paul Addis
York Dispatch: EDITORIAL: How a healthy democracy works
York Dispatch: EDITORIAL: York City leads with gender bill
Bucks Local News: The many benefits of raising the minimum wage: State Rep. Tina Davis
Delco Daily Times: Spotlight’s on families, of all faiths
Bucks County Courier Times: No pension fix, no pension payment
Inquirer: Kane should be removed
Philly.com: Papal visit helps bring climate change home
Tribune Review: People consider Pope’s opinion, even if it conflicts with their own
Tribune Review: Rep. Ryan Warner trying to make English official language

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: Wolf’s “Loser” & “Phoney-Baloney” Proposals
2 Political Junkies: RICO, Climate Science, The Tribune-Review and A Whole Buncha Scaife Money
Keystone Crossroads: Pittsburgh’s modernist past has lessons for today’s urban renewal
Keystone Crossroads: Harrisburg, York getting federal money to hire police officers
Citified: Spanish-Speaking Lawmaker Silenced at “English-Only” Bill Hearing

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