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9/30 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Wolf vetoes the stopgap measures, Fetterman releases his early fundraising numbers and we ask which Democratic candidate will emerge with the Senate nomination. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

Reader Poll: Who Do You Believe Will Win the Democratic Nomination in the 2016 Senate Race?: We ask our readers who they think will prevail in the 2016 Senate Democratic primary.

PA-Sen: Sestak Blasts Dem Party Leaders: The Senate candidate released an email criticizing those politicians that are supporting McGinty as the “establishment”.

PA-Sen: Toomey Votes to Move Toward Shutdown: PA’s junior Senator voted against a bill that would eliminate the chance of a federal government shutdown over Planned Parenthood funding.

PA-Sen: Q3: Fetterman Raises $122K: The Fetterman campaign revealed their impressive fundraising haul over the past two weeks.

PA-BGT: Wolf Rejects Stopgap Measure With Veto: As expected, the Governor dismissed GOP plans to restore funding for the short-term.

PA-Sen: Toomey: Police Lives Also Matter: Senator Pat Toomey introduces a legislation in favor of law enforcement, something he has been advocating for quite some time now.

PA-8: Santarsiero Trumpets Support of Local Party Organizations: The State Rep. now has the backing of ten Democratic groups in Bucks County.

Reader Poll: Kane Should’ve Had Law License Suspended: Our readers believe the State Supreme Court was right to suspend the Attorney General’s license.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Rep. Frank Dermody: Veto of stopgap measure clears way for return to serious budget negotiations
Capitolwire: Friends of Joe Sestak: Toomey votes with just 18 other senators to shut down government, defund Planned Parenthood
Capitolwire: Associated Builders & Contractors of Pennsylvania: ABC of Pennsylvania endorses Lalley
Capitolwire: Rep. Pete Schweyer : Schweyer legislation to provide assistance to LGBT seniors
PLSReporter: With stopgap budget vetoed, negotiators resume pointing fingers for bailed budget agreement
PLSReporter: Gov. Wolf: Ideology and numbers at play in budget discussions
PA Independent: Budget impasse puts pressure on charter schools
PA Independent: Over 35 years, PA state senator has fought for both sides of the liquor battle

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: First Philly mayoral debate tonight
KYW Newsradio: Mayor Nutter says it will be months before economic impact of Pope’s visit is known
Philly.com: House, Senate negotiators reach deal on defense policy bill (AP)
Philly.com: SciCheck: Clinton off on late-term abortions
Philly.com: Live: Coverage of tonight’s Philadelphia mayoral general election debate

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Legislation would address substitute teacher shortage
Bucks County Courier Times: Oct. 5 is the last day to register to vote in general election
Pottstown Mercury: Rep. Costello urges fellow Republicans to avoid gov’t shutdown
Pottstown Mercury: Obama and Putin: Awkward moments, few breakthroughs
Delco Daily Times: FACT CHECK: Math in Trump’s tax plan doesn’t always add up
Bucks Local News: Newtown Township Supervisors like Rails to Trail plan, but want to hear from adjacent property owners before giving its endorsement

Pittsburgh
WESA: Voter Registration Deadline Approaches, Judicial Races Dominate Ballot
Pittsburgh Business Times: Bush: Americans need to ‘unleash the animal spirits’ to renew economy
Pittsburgh Business Times: Here’s how Pennsylvania’s budget impasse is affecting local schools
Tribune Review: Policy viewed as Jeb Bush’s route to relevance
Tribune Review: EPA officials hear from supporters, opponents of methane emissions rules
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh sheds 8,500 jobs, unemployment drops to 5.1 percent
Post-Gazette: Jeb Bush praises natural gas development during Southpointe event
Early Returns: Peduto heads to Italy for conferences on ‘innovation, sustainability and resiliency’

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Beaver County pupils score low on state tests
Beaver County Times: U.S. Sen. Casey, other lawmakers introduce bill to help black lung victims
Beaver County Times: Pennsylvania budget impasse forcing school districts to borrow millions, DePasquale says
Altoona Mirror: Director: Recycling program stagnates
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria County group seeks support to link Route 219 to major trade corridor
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Closed primaries shut out young voters

NEPA
Standard Speaker: Judge to decide city council replacement
Times-Tribune: Battling cancer, Scranton president announces end of council tenure
Times Leader: Luzerne County hit with more big-ticket assessment reductions
Times Leader: U.S. Sen. Casey, Rep. Cartwright push for reform of black lung benefits

South Central
Patriot-News: Those hardest hit by latest Pa. state budget veto says there’s enough blame for everybody
Patriot-News: State test scores take a dip, blame is placed on core standards
Patriot-News: EPA’s methane emissions plan: 5 things you need to know
Patriot-News: Surprising no one, Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed GOP-crafted stopgap budget
Carlisle Sentinel: Residents angry over escalating issues with off-campus students
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle schools work with community to help children in poverty

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: As scores plummet, Lehigh Valley educators decry ‘overrated’ PSSA tests
Morning Call: PPL Electric Utilities to eliminate some positions
Morning Call: American Parkway Bridge slated to open in November
Reading Eagle: Berks County schools fare well in new Pa. test scores
Reading Eagle: Reading area residents with Type 2 diabetes don’t fare as well as peers in region, report says

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: County long-term plan draws a crowd
Sun-Gazette: Marino-sponsored bill passes House, faces uncertain future in Senate
Sun-Gazette: Personal stories spotlight addiction struggle
Erie Times-News: Mercyhurst poll asks about GOP presidential field
Erie Times-News: Fall foliage transformation at 15-25 percent around Erie

Opinion
WHYY Newsworks: Do business leaders make better presidents?
Inquirer: Higher costs and fewer choices
Bucks County Courier Times: No budget, no pay
Altoona Mirror: Boehner resignation hurts Ohio
Post-Gazette: Heads of state: Two presidents have a meaningful exchange
Post-Gazette: Francis in America: The pope’s message was love and mercy
Reading Eagle: Pope Francis delivers message of hope, mercy to Americans
Patriot-News: Whose bright idea was this? Light pollution is a problem for Harrisburg

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: Who will vote to raise your taxes?
Commonwealth Foundation: Secret contract leaves taxpayers in the dark
Keystone Crossroads: Changing demand, same supply: housing in Lancaster
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed. Policy Roundup Sept. 29: Progress on a state budget deal? Maybe. At least the sides are meeting

September 30th, 2015 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

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