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9/26 Morning Buzz

Harrisburg Capitol stepsA transportation funding showdown nears in Harrisburg, plus a first glimpse at numbers on Obamacare in PA. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

State Obamacare Exchange Among the Cheapest: PA residents will pay below-average costs according to the latest estimates released by the Obama Administration.

It’s East vs West in Bipartisan Charity Softball Game: Talk about a softball story. Every year at Nationals Park in Washington, members of the U.S. Congress face off in a baseball game. Now, bats and balls will fly in Harrisburg.

Vote in this poll: Public Policy Polling wants to know where you think they should run a poll this weekend. We think they ought to choose Pennsylvania. Vote online here.

Dent & Thompson: NCAA Should Reinstate All PSU Scholarships: A pair of Congressmen and Penn State alums celebrated the NCAA’s decision to reinstate some Penn State scholarships – but said it wasn’t enough.

Strouse Picks Up PASNAP Endorsement: The nurses’ union is the second labor endorsement that the first-time candidate has received.

Bloomberg: Critz Praised Top House Campaign Donor in Congressional Record
KDKA: Rob McCord Throws Hat In The Ring For Pa. Governor
AP: Ex-Justice Melvin’s daughter charged with fraud
StateImpactPA: Shale Insight 2013: Oil Is Changing The Conversation In Philadelphia
StateImpactPA: How Will EPA’s New Carbon Limits Impact Coal In PA?
PA Independent: Business, industry groups come out against property tax shift plan
State House Sound Bites: CHIP extended without 6-month waiting period for kids
State House Sound Bites: McCord aims most barbs at Corbett, not primary competition
State House Sound Bites: For state’s building code, consensus that review requires more time
Capitolwire: Influential union leader seeks to spark momentum for McCord.
Capitolwire: Lawmakers want to revive ‘window’ legislation for child sex abuse civil claims.
Capitolwire: McCord says voters won’t be wowed by Schwartz.
WITF: Susquehanna Twp. schools catch auditor general’s attention

Inquirer: Fitzpatrick: Obamacare hurting Sesame Place employees
Inquirer: Poll: Nutter’s approval rating way down ACLU calls for patient privacy after PA pill-tracking database vote
CapitolInq: Dems target local Republicans over shutdown threat
WHYY Newsworks: Pew survey shows low marks for Nutter, Philly Council
WHYY Newsworks: How does the Affordable Care Act affect seniors with Medicare? Sen. Pat Toomey praises defunding Obamacare after telling Inquirer it won’t ‘get us outcome we want’ State House on Transportation, SEPTA funding: ‘We’re getting there. Maybe.’
KYW Newsradio: District Attorney Weighs in On School Texting Scandal in Coatesville

Daily Local: Commissioners to make another road stop
AP: New court challenge filed to Pa. gay marriage ban
Courier Times: Transparency bill would force schools to post spending online
Courier Times: Naughton pushes permanent drilling ban in 8th
Courier Times: Parties craft politically persuasive talking points

Urban Media Today: Gainey joins call to ‘open the window’ for child sex abuse victims
Urban Media Today: Doyle Pleased by Health Insurance to be offered in PA; Marketplace Pennsylvania Premiums will be Among the Lowest in the Country
WPXI: Ravenstahl’s final budget includes no increase on property taxes
KDKA: City Council Considers Out-Of-State Company To Manage Police Moonlighting
KDKA: Health Exchanges Kick In Next Week
KDKA: Pittsburgh Mayoral Candidate Resumes Day Job In Israel
Tribune Review: Mayor’s 2014 proposed budget keeps Pittsburgh taxes flat, increases spending slightly
Post-Gazette: North Allegheny to redistrict students for 2014-15 school year

Altoona Mirror: Commission considers adopting home rule
Altoona Mirror: Six school districts suing Centax
Observer-Reporter: Planning Commission to meet
Beaver County Times: Things get heated at Ambridge council meeting to discuss police chief position

Citizen’s Voice: Boback pushes for bill requiring newborn heart defect screenings
Citizen’s Voice: Health care law could stress already strained providers
News Item: Special guests drop by Bloomsburg Fair
The Times Leader: W-B Area deal struck on health insurance excise tax
The Times Leader: Controller candidates still developing fundraising strategies
The Times Leader: Corbett cuts ribbon at Hazleton STEM school
Times-Tribune: Carbondale School Board candidate fined for campaign law violation
Times-Tribune: Ex-Luzerne County Controller charged with wiretapping
Standard Speaker: Future-thinking magnet school draws visit from governor

South Central
Harrisburg Patriot News: Rep. Mauree Gingrich named as chair of state House Gaming Oversight Committee
Harrisburg Patriot News: Cops don’t have to tell drivers in crashes that blood tests can be used against them, Pa. Supreme Court says
Harrisburg Patriot News: Toomey prepared to vote against government funding bill
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. lawmakers push for extending statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims
Carlisle Sentinel: CAEDC: Two strategies, one goal
Carlisle Sentinel: State board OKs final Common Core-based standards
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Corbett nominates Hurter to fill controller vacancy
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: County gets good news on state of its bridges

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: First Obamacare cost numbers are out
Morning Call: Parkland among nation’s best high schools, U.S. News says
Morning Call: Chrin Bros. to taxpayers: Don’t blame us for tax hike
Reading Eagle: Berks residents join rally against school property tax
Reading Eagle: Estimate your health insurance premiums with this subsidy calculator

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Birth of a bridge
Sun-Gazette: Expert on stronger towns scheduled
Sun-Gazette: Board gets preview of state’s ratings of schools
Daily Times: Penn State Faculty Senate wants additional changes to health care plan
Daily Times: Penn State police see increase in reports of sexual offenses

Pottstown Mercury: Health care outreach helping fill gaps in Pa.
Courier Times: Finding a fair funding formula
Tribune Review: ObamaCare: It’s unsustainable; better to scrap it and start anew

Keystone Politics: #PAGov: Brian Sims Fundraising for Allyson Schwartz
Keystone Politics: I’m Getting ObamaCare
Keystone Politics: PA Obamacare Premiums Will Be Cheaper Than Expected
Commonwealth Foundation: Young and Old Will Face Premium Spikes Next Year
Commonwealth Foundation: It’s Hard to End Underage Drinking While Promoting Alcohol Consumption
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: How to Abuse a Good Law
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Cedarbrook’s Woes By No Means Unique
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Dent Endorses Glenn Geissinger for NorCo Council

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  1. POLITICO just ran an interesting story about how Cyber Schools are failing. I am sure former K12 INc. Executive Charles B Zogby would dispute this article. Governor Brabender: How much does my special interest have to contribute to get a Budget Secretary and a Shadow Education Secretary. Charles Zogby and COS Gromis-Baker: you both should apologize to Bill Harner and then resign.

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