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9/28 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Daryl Metcalfe explains white nationalism, Kane backs away from a re-election campaign and Brady drinks Pope Francis’ water. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

9/25 Ups & Downs: Polls, fundraising and a suspension. See who made this week’s list!

State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe Defends White Nationalism: The Butler County lawmaker was slammed by fellow representatives for his choice of speakers at a committee meeting.

Kane Indicates She May Not Run for Re-Election: The Attorney General apparently believes her recent law license suspension prevents her from seeking re-election next year.

PA-1: Brady Drinks Pope’s Water: Congressman Bob Brady snagged Pope Francis’ glass of water after his congressional address.

PA GOP Congressmen React to Boehner’s Resignation: Pennsylvania Reps comment on the Speaker’s decision to step down.

Sunday Show Preview: September 27, 2015: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

StateImpactPA: World shale resources grow with reserves in new countries
Capitolwire: Budget impasse squeezes some school districts’ payments to charters
Capitolwire: Wolf, legislative leaders still a ‘long way off’ from budget agreement

Inquirer: Water firm’s plans cause anxiety in Chesco Most Pennsylvania lawmakers taking pay during budget impasse (AP) Boehner: No government shutdown (AP)
WHYY Newsworks: Moving, but not a knockout punch on immigration
WHYY Newsworks: Pope Francis has edge on Congress
PhillyNow: Mon, Sept. 28 to do: Speaking Out for Equality & more
Philadelphia Business Journal: NJ considers tax & fee changes to help counties

Pottstown Mercury: 5 apply to fill vacant Lower Pottsgrove commissioner seat
Bucks County Courier Times: Speaker Boehner stuns Congress, announces resignation
Bucks County Courier Times: Upper Makefield board approves preliminary budget with 2-mill tax decrease

Tribune Review: Boehner’s legacy: A leader who was a ‘true, fair, honest patriot’
Post-Gazette: Metcalfe stands by remarks in war of words
Post-Gazette: Health care fraud enforcement ramping up in Western Pa.
Post-Gazette: Bethel Park school board president blasts Legislature for lack of state budget
Pittsburgh Business Times: Murphy, Steel Caucus urge Obama to address steel issues during visit with Chinese president
WESA: Two Charts That Show How Boehner Had An Impossible Job

Beaver County Times: After the papal mass, the real work begins
Beaver County Times: Commissioners debate cancelled after Camp, Amadio, Spanik withdraw
Beaver County Times: Republican congressmen have nice words for Boehner
Altoona Mirror: School districts taking on e-cigarettes, vaping
Altoona Mirror: Boehner leaves, showing national, local divisions

Times Leader: Candidates for Wilkes-Barre mayor agree on change, differ on strategies
Times Leader: Luzerne County Council incumbents Urban, Brominski snubbed by Democratic Committee
Times-Tribune: AG Kane could still face license action if acquitted in criminal case
Times-Tribune: Oil and gas prices fall … but gas not as much
Citizens Voice: The difference between miracles and dumb luck in the City of Brotherly Love
Citizens Voice: Luzerne County lawmakers will mull new animal cruelty ordinance
News-Item: News-Item to take part in candidate debates

South Central
Patriot-News: Political Winners & Losers: Wolf gets a budget, Kane gets suspended and the pope hits Philly
Patriot-News: What happened to Philly’s homeless while Pope Francis was in town?
Patriot-News: ‘The same guys who fragged Boehner will go after the new guy,’ U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent says
Patriot-News: Pope’s visit turns into financial disaster for many Philly restaurants
Carlisle Sentinel: Local family makes pilgrimage to Philly for pope’s visit
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle school district implements a poverty awareness program

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Kathleen Kane’s office rampant with patronage
Morning Call: Never mind Philly. For the faithful, Bethlehem was the next best place to see the pope
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley’s cement industry to be featured in documentary
Morning Call: Eagles championship or meet the pope? Eagles fans sound off
Reading Eagle: Reading mayoral candidates weigh in on public safety
Reading Eagle: Wyomissing family among many at world meeting

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Blue & You
Sun-Gazette: Ex-prison guard accused of drug-smuggling
Sun-Gazette: Stay calm, be polite
Erie Times: System aims to stop spread of invasive species
Erie Times: Pennsylvania Turnpike turns 75 on Thursday

Inquirer: Powerful presence
Pottstown Mercury: Editorial: Pope Francis at Independent Hall offers message of brotherly love
Bucks County Courier Times: Stopgap budget? Wolf says ‘no’
Bucks Local News: CARTOONIST’S VIEW: Donald Trump wants to build his wall along the Mexican border
Beaver County Times: How could anyone vote for Hillary?
Beaver County Times: County political offices need outsiders
Observer-Reporter: Climate change: Coming soon to a neighborhood near you
Altoona Mirror: Scandal in AG office keeps getting worse
Altoona Mirror: Address lack of VA oversight
Altoona Mirror: Conflicting time for Catholics
Times-Tribune: Pope’s vision as state policy
Times-Tribune: Boehner’s lost chances
Times-Tribune: It’s English, official or not
Citizens Voice: Give state DEP more resources
Citizens Voice: Stalemate suppresses fall legislative session
Post-Gazette: The public’s stake: Alcosan should have put new work out for bids
Post-Gazette: Boehner’s exit: His departure is an opportunity for the GOP
Patriot-News: A vision is needed for Reservoir Park, but plans must work financially, and with safety
Reading Eagle: All of Berks County should be proud of its native son

Citified: Mayor Nutter’s Legacy is Riding on the Pope Visit – Right?
Keystone Politics: Daryl Metcalfe and the Republican Definition of Racism
Keystone Crossroads: Report: data-driven, collaborative approaches are big for local government going forward

  • Reader Poll: Should President Joe Biden Step Aside?

    • Yes. He should step aside because of his age, declining ability to do the job. (45%)
    • No. He should not step aside. (39%)
    • Yes. He should step aside because he can't beat Donald Trump. (15%)

    Total Voters: 231

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