9/3 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6DePasquale has some budget advice, 5,000 new voters register online and Casey hires some new press officers. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-BGT: DePasquale Has a Budget Solution: The Auditor General offers his own plan for ending the budget stalemate.

PA-Sen: Casey Shakes Up Press Office with New Hires: The state’s senior Senator introduced a new press secretary and press assistant today.

PA-BGT: Wolf, GOP Trying Something New: The lawmakers hope to reach a deal through smaller meetings.

Rendell: Kane Should Take a Leave from AG Job: The former Governor doesn’t think, though, that she should resign.

Online Voter Registration Working as Hoped, Hits 5,000 Milestone: Pennsylvanians are making good use of the new registration system.

PA-Sen: NRDC Targets Toomey in New Ad Campaign (VIDEO): The environmental group wants the Senator to support the Obama Administration’s new EPA rules.

Statewide
PLSReporter: IFO: Year-to-date revenue collections down one percent
PLSReporter: DeNaples restrictions upheld by Gaming Control Board
StateImpactPA: False positive results of radioactivity suspected in Greene County stream
PAIndependent: Pennsylvania AG’s use of outside law firms draws scrutiny
Capitolwire: Large industrial consumers push House panel for opt-out amendment to Act 129
Capitolwire: August tax revenues better than last year
State House Sound Bites: Rendell plays “let’s make a deal”
State House Sound Bites: Rendell to Kane: “Put someone else in charge”

Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: Officials Clarify Ticketing Information for Papal Visit
KYW Newsradio: City Controller Releases Results of Survey of Local Businesses About Pope’s Visit
Philadelphia Business Journal: Nikki Haley: What the South can teach America about economic growth, racial relations
WHYY Newsworks: Legal battle is joined over African sculpture of welded weapons
Daily News: FOP back legislation to withhold names of cops in shootings
Inquirer: Johnny Doc to head building trades council
Inquirer: Court: Investigators can examine Fattah emails

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Judge: Transgender woman, 48, can get gender reassignment opposed by parents
Delco Daily Times: 2nd deadly shooting in Chester in 24 hours; city’s death toll now at 16

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Following a 10 year delay, a federal judge ordered Ohio Edison to install solar panels at Community College of Allegheny
Post-Gazette: Extension granted for apartment development due to a parking shortage
Post Gazette: Delays continue but some T service has been restored
Pittsburgh Business Times: New EPA ozone rules predicted to cost 100k jobs in Pennsylvania each year
Pittsburgh Business Times: Dallas-based Chief Oil & Gas is shutting it’s local offices in Wexford, PA this October

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Highmark Health donated $20,000 to the Beaver County Educational Trust
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Chamber of Commerce intends on hiring new executive director by the end of the month
Observer-Reporter: Budd Baer neighbors displeased with expansion from Highland Ridge Neighborhood Plan
Altoona Mirror: Insufficient state subsidies destroying school funds

NEPA
Times Leader: State Department of Environmental Protection finalized penalty on gas companies for methane seeping into home wells
Times Leader: Walk planned in Wilkes-Barre to counter local KKK recruitment
Times-Tribune: Scranton teachers’ contract deal still has not been reached
Citizens Voice: Proposed capital projects prioritized by Luzerne County Council
Pocono Record: Wilkes-Barre’s Department of Veterans Affairs is holding its third annual Mental Health Summit today

South Central
Patriot-News: Agency policies often silent on doing public business on private email accounts
Patriot-News: Thousands take advantage of new online voter registration in Pennsylvania
Patriot-News: New Philly Rep (mostly) doesn’t want you to know the names of cops who shoot civilians
Patriot-News: Steelton Borough manager, police chief placed on leave
Carlisle Sentinel: Delozier to host legislative update meetings
Carlisle Sentinel: DA details investigation into officer in Dillsburg standoff

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Allentown’s PPL Center already needs repairs
Morning Call: Selfie sticks not allowed at pope’s Philadelphia events
Morning Call: Bethlehem seeks public’s input on Martin Tower future
Reading Eagle: World War II veterans honored in Topton
Reading Eagle: Four decades ago, Kutztown hosted a music festival that rivaled Woodstock

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Street confusion
Sun-Gazette: Grizzly closing Muncy site, impacting about 70 jobs
Sun-Gazette: Stadium project gets boost
Daily Times: Penn State Lunar Lion withdrawing from Google competition
Daily Times: Hearing for Parks Miller lawsuit against county delayed

Opinion
Patriot-News: When do school district dress and ‘grooming’ codes go too far? We might be finding out
Pottstown Mercury: Indicted politicians still collect paycheck
Bucks County Courier Times: Out of control liquor control board
Bucks Local News: Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick: The ‘Do-Something’ Congress
Delco Daily Times: Math problem continues to stump Chester Upland

Blogs
Citified: Secret Service Releases Official Pope Security Map
Citified: Businesses Say Mayor Nutter Is Ignoring Their Papal Visit Pleas
2 Political Junkies: The Tribune-Review Editorial Board Gets One Right

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