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9/6 Morning Buzz

PA Governor MansionJim Gerlach wrote about the President causing a constitutional crisis, Tom Wolf detailed his campaign platform, and Shaughnessy Naughton won two new endorsements. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Rep. Gerlach Assails President Obama in Op-Ed: Rep. Jim Gerlach accused President Obama of causing a “constitutional crisis” in an editorial for the Pottstown Mercury.

Wolf Address Key Issues in Questionnaire: Gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf answered questions about the state’s most pressing topics from Keystone Politics.

Naughton Gains Backing From Women’s Groups: Shaughnessy Naughton, a candidate for Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District, received the backing of two women’s organizations.

Statewide
PA Independent: Mountain for sale: Water authority auctioning land to avoid rate increase
PA Independent: Ex-PA liquor board CEO made $67,000 in six months as part-time consultant
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: PA man pays school property tax — all $7,143 of it — in $1 bills
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: First policy debate of 2014 gubernatorial campaign is under way in PA
StateImpactPA: Pennsylvania’s Climate Change Future: Read The Missing Report

Philadelphia
Commonwealth Confidential: Chesco attorney to represent state in federal same-sex marriage suit
Inquirer: Ex-PA liquor board CEO made $67,000 in six months as part-time consultant
Inquirer: Nutter-Clarke dispute about strategy, not policy
City Paper: Remembering Philly’s black freedom movement
CBS: Corbett Brings In Lawyer On Federal Same-Sex Suit
CBS: Pennsylvania Groups Press For Quicker Action on Immigration Reform
KYW: Pennsylvania Groups Press For Quicker Action on Immigration Reform

SEPA
Philly Burbs: Bucks activists demand federal action to stall expansion at N.J. airport
KYW: SEPTA Receives Funding To Help Passengers Move More Efficiently In Bucks County
Daily Times: Delco lawmakers weigh strike against Syria
Daily Times: PennDOT hits Delco to push campaign for funding to fix crumbling bridges (With Video)
Courier Times: Bucks commissioners want more info on employee crashes

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Washington Co. Attorney to Challenge Rep. White in Primary
KDKA: Grassroots Effort Working to Fight Fracking in Allegheny County Parks
Tribune Review: County controller auditing $21 million held in “off-book” accounts
Tribune Review: AG targets illegal Mon Valley gambling ring, 16 people charged
Tribune Review: Feds reject Pittsburgh’s request for money to develop former Civic Arena site.
Post-Gazette: Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice to defend state’s gay marriage ban for Corbett
Post-Gazette: Schwartz calls for gas extraction tax as 2014 Pa. candidates list platforms
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh budget monitor has own budget woes.
WTAE: Pa. same-sex marriage license case heads to court

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Bill defines PennDOT priorities
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Couple get jail time for dodging IRS
Observer-Reporter: No charges in Pa. police excessive force probe
Altoona Mirror: Car drives Shuster around
Altoona Mirror: Rep. Shuster unsure about Syria

NEPA
The Times Leader: Medicaid reforms in pipeline for Pa.
News Item: Northumberland County commissioners vote to cut most salaries
Times-Tribune: Mixed rulings in bank lawsuits against Scranton Parking Authority
Times-Tribune: Lawmaker pushes bridge first bill
Standard Speaker: House considers cyber harassment penalties

South Central
Patriot-News: Harrisburg officials facing pro-KOZ lobby
Patriot-News: Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice will help defend marriage law in federal lawsuit
Patriot-News: New Cumberland County Republican Association to hold kickoff meeting
Patriot-News: African-American clergy contend minority contractors denied major role in PinnacleHealth expansion
Carlisle Sentinel: Boiling Springs debates municipal police versus state police coverage
Carlisle Sentinel: Conner is new U.S. district chief judge

Lehigh Valley
Express-Times: Judge Jack Panella receives nod from Pennsylvania Bar Association for Superior Court retention
Morning Call: Meeting set to determine suspended Gilberton Police Chief’s employment
Morning Call: Pennsylvania’s newest legal tab to defend gay marriage lawsuit to run $400 an hour
Reading Eagle: Pa. candidate wants 5 percent tax on gas drilling
Reading Eagle: NCAA dealt setback in Penn State fine case
WFMZ: Allentown City Council asked to challenge election board on clean air ordinance

North by Northwest
Erie TV News: Congressman Hears Erie Housing Concerns
Times-News: Dahlkemper weighs in on GE layoffs
Express: KCSD could vote to arm school officers
Onward State: #thehubisnotaplayground Hits Penn State After Offensive Tweet

Opinions
Philadelphia Weekly: Does Corbett, like Christie, have guts to ban ‘gay conversion therapy’?
Citizens Voice: Bridges to further exploitation

Blogs
Daily Kos: Rogue PA Police Chief Calls for Military Coup to Begin Next Week in DC
Keystone Politics: Tom Wolf Answers the Keystone Politics Issue Questionnaire
Keystone Politics: No, Allyson Schwartz’s Middle-of-the-Road Severance Tax Isn’t Going to Push Nat Gas Firms Out of PA
Commonwealth Foundation: Losing the War on Poverty
Commonwealth Foundation: The Perplexing Problem with Pensions
Keystone State Education Coalition: School Funding shouldn’t depend upon how powerful your legislator is – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

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