9/29 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf backs McGinty, Kane hands over some emails and we take an in-depth look at Pennsylvania’s voting patterns over the last ten presidential elections. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Sen: Wolf Endorses McGinty: The Governor throws his support behind his former Chief of Staff’s campaign for Senate.

Rendell Says Biden Won’t Run: The ex-Governor predicts the Vice President won’t enter the 2016 presidential race.

Chief Justice Denies Deal to Get Unanimous Kane Decision: The Attorney General is also handing some illicit emails off to the Judicial Conduct Board.

Acela vs. Appalachia: PA Presidential Results Since 1976: We take a county-by-county look at the state’s voting patterns in the last ten presidential elections.

PA-1: Brady Pulling for Biden Presidential Run: The Congressman said he would “absolutely” support the Veep in the presidential race.

PA-9: Shuster Hires New Legislative Director: Dennis Wirtz will be replacing Sean Joyce.

PHL-15: First Mayoral Debate Takes Place Tomorrow: The Philly Mayoral debate schedule has been released and they are fast approaching.

Donohue Release First Campaign Ad (VIDEO): The Democratic Supreme Court candidate released her first web video today.

Statewide
PLSReporter: VIDEO: Wolf, leaders plan to meet for third time tonight
PLSReporter: Early afternoon budget meeting has negotiators looking hard at numbers
PLSReporter: Chief Justice Saylor comments on Kane suspension, other court matters
Capitolwire: Kane asks Judicial Conduct Board to review some emails

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Judge largely denies Menendez, most charges stand
Inquirer: Likely N.J. candidate forms political group focused on middle class
Inquirer: VA calls for criminal probe of Phila. director
Inquirer: Defying pundits, Jindal hunts ‘where the ducks are’ in Iowa
CapitolInq: Wolf backs McGinty in Senate race
WHYY Newsworks: Christie calls on GOP to reject hike in NJ gas tax — unless accompanied by other tax cuts
WHYY Newsworks: Archbishop says the work has just begun now that family conference is over
Philadelphia Business Journal: Rep. Bob Brady pulling for Biden presidential run
Philadelphia Business Journal: One-on-one with Carly Fiorina: Making mistakes ‘is the only way you grow’

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Donald Trump to unveil tax plan today
Bucks County Courier Times: Nutter says media scared people from seeing Pope
Pottstown Mercury: Schuylkill water quality grants fund projects in Monto, Chesco, Berks

Pittsburgh
WESA: Johnstown’s Economic Forecast: Green and Growing
Post-Gazette: Wolf finds fault with third parties court ruling
Post-Gazette: Peduto joins other mayors in pledging to accept Syrian refugees
Post-Gazette: Advocates for legalized marijuana to host Fetterman fundraiser; Gov. Wolf endorses McGinty
Early Returns: Perry on Politics: A civics lesson from an unlikely source
Tribune Review: Chief Justice: No partisan deal to forge unanimous opinion on Kane’s suspension

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Deadline for Pennsylvania voter registration is 1 week away
Altoona Mirror: Altoona Water Authority deal may resemble Reading’s
Altoona Mirror: Council: Definite knowledge of relationship came at last minute

NEPA
Standard Speaker: Luzerne County legislative committee looks for new laws
Standard Speaker: Luzerne County levee fee topic of discussion
Citizens Voice: AG could face law license action if acquitted
Citizens Voice: Cartwright calls for information on pipeline approval process
Times-Tribune: Scranton strike to continue Tuesday and up to three weeks

South Central
Patriot-News: AG Kathleen Kane can’t do certain things during law license suspension, says PA. Supreme Court Chief Justice
Patriot-News: Key state labor leader isn’t fighting Wolf’s liquor reform proposal, and that’s one hurdle cleared
Patriot-News: Progress on a state budget deal? Maybe. At least the sides are meeting
Patriot-News: State budget talks continue but no deal yet
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County voluntary separation program hits speed bump
Carlisle Sentinel: Program feeds bodies and souls of struggling families

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Hundreds walk out of Allentown schools, then lose interest
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley planners: Time for a Bethlehem ‘inland plot’ is now
Reading Eagle: Ambulance service a good fit at Exeter Fire Department
Reading Eagle: For Bishop John O. Barres, Pope Francis offered hope and humanity
Reading Eagle: With signs of flowing water on Mars, is there life on the red planet?

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie-area woman honored for raising thousands for breast-cancer research
Erie Times-News: Q&A: Joel Deuterman, chief executive of Velocity Net
Erie Times-News: Patching ahead on interstates, other major roads this week
Daily Times: Spanier uses Freeh argument to pull Penn State into lawsuit
Daily Times: North Atherton Wal-Mart evacuated for third time

Opinion
KYW Newsradio: Political Columnist: Brady comments on a sign of how nervous Democrats are
Inquirer: Congress violates Constitution with Planned Parenthood vote
Bucks County Courier Times: Boehner quits as House speaker
Altoona Mirror: Portage caution justified
Observer-Reporter: Elections board should focus solely on election
Post-Gazette: Immigrant scare: Nativist rhetoric should not impede a welcome
Times-Tribune: Rein in law on forfeiture
Patriot-News: Pennsylvania will benefit if casinos are encouraged to get into fantasy football business
Patriot-News: Donald Trump wants to cut your taxes – can he pull it off?
Morning Call: Should the U.S. work with Russia and Iran to bring about an end to the Syrian civil war?

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: School bond ratings scraping bottom in Pa.
AP News: GOP will allow tax vote, if Democrats secure enough support
PA Budget and Policy Center: WHY THE BUDGET MATTERS: Way NO. 1 – Basic education

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