9/26 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf leads Corbett by twenty in latest F&M poll, the Chamber of Commerce releases a pro-Costello ad and President Obama’s approval ratings drop. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: F&M Poll: Wolf 54 Corbett 34: The latest Franklin & Marshall poll shows Tom Wolf holding on to his lead in the gubernatorial race.

F&M Poll: President Obama’s Approval Rating Drops to 31%: A record 43% of Pennsylvanians believe the President is doing a poor job.

PA-6: Chamber of Commerce Unveils Pro-Costello Ad (VIDEO): In the race for Pennsylvania’s 6th District, Republican candidate Ryan Costello is receiving the aid of the Chamber of Commerce.

Politically Uncorrected: The Three-D Election: What is the biggest problem facing America today?

PA-Gov: Keystone Report Poll: Wolf 49 Corbett 40: The recently conducted poll shows the York businessman ahead by just nine points.

West Repeats in Second Annual Legislative Charity Softball Game: The event is organized to help fight hunger throughout the Commonwealth.

SD-40: Harper Polling: Scavello 51 Aurand 34: New poll numbers show Republican candidate Scavello out in front of Democratic nominee Aurand in the State Senate race.

Statewide
PLS Reporter:  Legislators reflect on Capitol All-Stars Game participation
StateImpactPA: DEP Secretary Abruzzo implicated in sexually explicit email exchange
StateImpactPA: Budget forces DEP to split regulations for shallow, deep wells
State House Sound Bites: Bill to curb drug overdoses goes to governor
State House Sound Bites: Kane names eight PA officials who allegedly swapped raunchy e-mails
PA Independent: Hanover’s amusement tax debate heads into bonus round

Philadelphia
Daily News: Council bill aims to protect tenants from unannounced rent hikes
Daily News: City Council members want tougher penalties for hate crimes
Inquirer: High court suspends 2 other Phila. judges
Inquirer: Ex-con and political hanger-on Sam Kuttab caught up in probe of judges
Inquirer: Nutter switches L&I from commerce to safety
Inquirer: Bill introduced to ban toy guns
WHYY Newsworks: Regulators advised against granting Uber license
City Paper: Is there a VIP hotline to get your potholes fixed?
Phillynow: Jail for Pennsylvania woman who tattooed profane smiley on 12-year-old girl

SEPA
Montgomery Media: Manayunk/Norristown Line gets grant as part of SEPTA federal funding
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery Elks liquor license renewal denied by state
Bucks County Courier Times: Love Over Hate rally to be held at courthouse
Daily Local News: West Chester council discusses hotel plans

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Education top priority for Pa. voters, poll shows
Tribune Review: Kane allows reporters to view select emails with sex videos, photos
Tribune Review: Former justice Joan Orie Melvin to appeal conviction to state Supreme Court
Early Returns: Economy takes center stage in Wolf ad
Post-Gazette: Top Pennsylvania officials shared explicit, poronographic images, AG says
Post-Gazette: Senate approves bill that would overhaul Act 47
Post-Gazette: West Mifflin school board hires special counsel to explore lawsuit against Pa.
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh council advances Rocco fund for police dogs
Pittsburgh Business Times: Shale Insight panelists lock horns over Supreme Court Act 13 decision
Pittsburgh Business Times: Ridge: Look to energy security for a safer future
Pittsburgh Business Times: State gets $4 million in chronic disease grants

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: City Council puts hold on leasing Altoona Water Authority
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Local hospitals suing Highmark
Times Online: Drilling deal could bring tens of millions of dollars to Beaver County
Observer-Reporter: North Strabane supervisors approve second Marcellus well

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Police have found evidence that Frein remains in the area
Citizens Voice: Former W-B Twp. fire chief pleads guilty
Citizens Voice: Rugged terrain hampering search dogs
Pocono Record: Phone scam asks for funds to help state police search for Eric Frein
Times Leader: Luzerne County solicitor questions use of officers to serve zoning violation
Standard Speaker: Poll: Corbett trails Wolf
Standard Speaker: Council tables city pension plan

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Amid dwindling numbers, Pa. launches Go Hunt campaign
Patriot-News: Kane partially releases sexually explicit emails; two Corbett cabinet members among recipients
Patriot-News: Racy emails weren’t unusual in the attorney general’s office, according to Kane
Patriot-News: Tom Wolf surprised Corbett Cabinet members were among those who received sexually suggestive emails
Patriot-News: Kane partially releases sexually explicit emails; two Corbett cabinet members among recipients
Patriot-News: Pa. on hunting in Eric Frein search zone: ‘At this point, we are not putting out any advisories’
Patriot-News: Casey bill aims to make accommodations for pregnant workers
Patriot-News: Corbett calls racy emails “unacceptable”
Patriot-News: Under fire, Wolf says it’s up to Corbett to come up with ‘specifics’
Patriot-News: Senate passes bill to expand Pa. open-records law
Lebanon Daily News: Congressional candidates Manan Trivedi and Ryan Costello weigh in on response to ISIS
Lancaster Intelligencer: AG reports two Lancaster County residents among those receiving porn emails

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Police warn of scams in Eric Frein search
Morning Call: Open records law could impose restrictions on some of us
Morning Call: GOP ad links Tom Wolf to abortion doctor
Reading Eagle: Corbett gains some ground, but still trails Wolf in latest F&M poll
Reading Eagle: State House panel approves bill to create prescription drug database
Reading Eagle: Good Samaritan bill goes to Gov. Corbett

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: GE invest $10 million in Penn State natural gas research
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: DEP fines company $250,000 for pipeline construction violations
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Cops say they saw ambush suspect, found dirty diapers

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Treat victims equally: Sen. Ferlo’s anti-hate crime push has a problem
Times-Tribune: Pass fair bill on black lung
Standard Speaker: Opinion: DOE audit about pay, not politics
Patriot-News: Putting guns in our schools is reason for recoil: Tony Norman
Patriot-News: Two Pa. education reform measures would help society as a whole: PennLive letters
Morning Call: Madonna and Young: Voters to cast ballots in what can be called 3D election
Express Times: You Voted: Legalize medical marijuana in PA
Centre Daily Times: Their View: Bipartisan support solution to job creation
Philly.com: Burning questions
WHYY Newsworks: Can data help solve public health problems?

Blogs
Citizens Call: Controversial Bill to End School Property Taxes Passes Hurdle But Finds No Clear Path to Enactment
Keystone Politics: #PAGov: On Kermit Gosnell, It’s the Republican Restrictionist Policies, Stupid

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