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9/4 Morning Buzz

PA state flagRob McCord sounds like a gubernatorial candidate in a new interview, Mike Fitzpatrick gave the weekly GOP address, and Katie McGinty wants a $9 an hour minimum wage. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz:

McCord Teases Governor’s Campaign in Interview: In an interview with Keystone Politics, the State Treasurer laid out a potential campaign platform.

Rep. Fitzpatrick Gives GOP Address: Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick gave the weekly Republican address over the Labor Day weekend.

McGinty Calls For $9 Minimum Wage: The Democratic candidate for Governor called for increasing the state minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Transportation debate could test new Team Corbett
Capitolwire: OFF THE FLOOR: PSEA likely to stay out of Democratic primary, chief predicts
Capitolwire: OFF THE FLOOR: Schwartz confronts union leader worried about her abortion clinic past
PA Independent: It’s Philly’s mess, but the state’s left to clear the wreckage
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: Gun company aiming for PA after NY restricts sales
StateImpactPA: Chesapeake Energy Agrees To Pay $7.5 Million To Settle Royalty Lawsuit
Newsworks: Fine-tuning proposed for Pa. Sunshine Law

Philadelphia
Philly Clout: Gillison: Overall, Made in America a success
Commonwealth Confidential: He’s Back…
Newsworks: Are Philly teachers underpaid?
Newsworks: City of Philadelphia pleased with Made in America’s second year
Newsworks: Bipartisan commision sets Philly hearing on voting problem
PhillyNow: Sen. Tartaglione bill would raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage
CBS: Family Sues over Philadelphia building collapse

SEPA
CBS: Local Lawmaker Urging Quick Reuse of Dow Chemical’s Spring House Campus
Courier Times: Drone protesters gather for monthly demonstration in Horsham
Intelligencer: Parole board members now will hear ‘voices’
Intelligencer: DiGirolamo pitches bills to help curb drug overdoses

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: PennDOT chief, U.S. congressman to make Western Pa. trip in driverless vehicle.
Tribune Review: Former mayoral candidate Richardson charged in neighborhood dispute.
Tribune Review: Green Co. child welfare official accused of raping child in his care.
Tribune Review: Dead man’s family cannot appeal his murder conviction, federal judges rule.
Tribune Review: Shaler Area teachers take to the picket line.
Tribune Review: Rep. Dom Costa appointed to Port Authority board.
Early Returns: Gross gets labor nods.

Southwest
Beaver County Times: New Sewickley Supervisors approve police contract.
Observer-Reporter: AG gives Pa. Health written OK in same-sex case.
Altoona Mirror: Station medical center complete

NEPA
The Times Leader: Rally decries unnecessary C-sections
Times-Tribune: Alternative property tax bill emerges
Citizens Voice: Judge tosses lawsuit to stop controversial PPL power line project
Standard Speaker: Lawmaker proposes drilling to fix bridges

South Central
Patriot-News: Jerry Sandusky prosecutor: No evidence Joe Paterno participated in criminal cover-up at Penn State
Patriot-News: Court proceeding could fast track a ruling on gay marriage ban in Pennsylvania
Patriot-News: Joseph Sestak says Syrian strike will send message to rest of world
Patriot-News: Overall state tax collections come in slower than anticipated in August
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County Commissioners approve audit of CAEDC
Carlisle Sentinel: Tourism troubles: Cumberland County’s hotel tax outdated

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Lehigh County budget puts spotlight on Cedarbrook
Morning Call: Rep. Dent, Sen. Casey split on military action against Syria
Morning Call: Bethlehem Council to continue fighting Atiyeh hospital
Reading Eagle: Savings slow in city purge of insurance role

North by Northwest
Times-News: Toomey to hold veterans’ roundtable
Erie TV News: Rep. Thompson Makes Path to House Microphone
Erie TV News: Bowers Takes Oath as Erie’s New Police Chief
Erie TV News: Congressman Attends GOP Picnic
Sun-Gazette: Hearing to look at modernizing prevailing wage law

Opinions
Philadelphia Inquirer: Focus on what matters in Phila. schools
Philadelphia Inquirer: Lawmakers should get back to work – carefully
Philadelphia Daily News: An Empty Shell: A poll shows that voters want Gov. Corbett to go ASAP
Tribune Review: Red-tape woes

Blogs
Keystone Politics: Where the PA Delegation Stands on Syria So Far
Keystone Politics: State and Local Government Job Cuts Hurt the Economy
Keystone Politics: Rob McCord Answers the Keystone Politics Issue Questionnaire
Commonwealth Foundation: “Money in Politics” Fosters Big Government

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