9/8 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Williams won’t fire Fina, Wolf chooses his nominee for the Turnpike Commission while Rep. Cartwright announces his support of the Iran deal. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

9/4 Ups & Downs: Drafts, petitions and even more emails. See who made this week’s list!

Williams Will Not Fire Fina or Costanzo: The Philly DA stated that they will be sent to “sensitivity training” instead.

PA-Gov: Wolf Announces Nomination to Turnpike Commission: Governor Wolf chooses Barry Drew for the Turnpike Commission appointment.

PA-Sen: Casey Explains His Support of the Iranian Nuclear Deal: The PA Senator sat down with Vox to reveal the process involved in his decision.

PA-17: Cartwright Announces Support for Iran Deal: The Congressman will back the Obama Administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran.

Sunday Show Preview: September 6, 2015: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
Capitolwire:  Electric companies, farmers divided on anaerobic digester bill
State House Sound Bites: Schools brace for impact of Pa. budget impasse
State House Sound Bites: Fuming social services get cold comfort from Harrisburg
PAIndependent: No budget? Then no pay, Pennsylvania senator says

Philadelphia
Philly.com: Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey talks ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement on Fox News
Inquirer: City testing the water on income-based utility bills
Inquirer: Onetime power broker gets six months in prison
Inquirer:  Overtime increases again in Phila.
Inquirer: Battle for control begins among city Democrats
WHYYNewsworks: Wolf says Pa. stopgap funding ‘extreme hypothetical’
WHYYNewsworks: Study: Half of drilling jobs weren’t filled by locals
Citypaper: D.A.: Sensitivity training, not termination, for three Philly prosecutors in offensive email chain

SEPA
Daily Local News: GOP lawmakers’ next step in Pennsylvania budget stalemate is stopgap bill
Daily Local News: Supreme Court races only the start of turnover on the bench
Bucks Local News: Pennsbury School Board votes to approve contract with Pennsbury Education Association
Bucks Local News: Newtown Borough businesses: Signage rules ‘hurting the prosperity and growth of our town’
Delco Daily Times: Upper Darby school wins $614G federal grant
Delco Daily Times: Editorial: Online voter registration step in right direction

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Biden praises contributions of unions in Pittsburgh Labor Day appearance
Post-Gazette: Surveillance Society: State lags in privacy protection measures
Post-Gazette: Prisons, inmate advocates examine the effects of solitary confinement
Post-Gazette: Local Democratic officials to back McGinty for U.S. Senate
Tribune Review: Endorsements may not be enough for McGinty’s late run for U.S. Senate
Tribune Review: VP Biden decries ‘war’ against unions before Labor Day Parade
WESA: But Where Do You Live? Study Shows PA Shale Industry Is Fueled By Commuters

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Attorneys expect Maurizio trial to last weeks; Witnesses to be flown in from Central America
Altoona Mirror: Cambria firings facing criticism
Altoona Mirror: School officials worry about burden of Keystone Exams, remediation
Observer-Reporter: Cal U. conference examines water’s impact on region
Beaver County Times: Health care, education top industries in Beaver County

NEPA
Standard Speaker: One-quarter of Luzerne County bridges in bad shape
Citizens’ Voice: Program seeks to aid released prisoners
Times-Tribune: Kane case collides with court races
Times Leader: Hazleton mayoral candidates react to recent violent crimes
Times Leader: Pipeline construction: Why here? Why now?

South Central
Patriot-News: Teachers strike to delay implementation of restrictive Shamokin school dress code
Patriot-News: No breakthroughs in quiet talks means, for Pa. legislators, it’s on to a stopgap budget
Patriot-News: Pa. Senate cancels sessions during Rosh Hashanah following outcry
Carlisle Sentinel: Candidates weigh in on the future of Cumberland County
York Daily Record: Emporium owner shot, killed in Mt. Gretna
York Dispatch: The York 912 Patriots to hold monthly meeting
Lebanon Daily News: Nominations sought for employers of, employees with disabilities

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Northern Berks police chief has concerns over naloxone
Reading Eagle: Reading Mayor Vaughn D. Spencer sticking to schedule, aides say
WFMZ: Union leaders see good, bad as economy recovers
Express Times: 4 arrested on warrants in Lopatcong Township property dispute, police say

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Penn State graduate students spend Labor Day talking unionization
Sun Gazette: Business leaders, lawmakers: Stricter air standards will jeopardize economy
Sun Gazette: Work continues on Montoursville garden
Erie Times News: As membership falls, unions step up for low-wage workers
Erie Times News: United Way of Erie County kicks off fundraising drive Thursday

Opinion
Wayne Independent: Trump mocks president, vows to build new Mount McKinley: Philip Maddocks
Standard Speaker: Gambling with casino licenses
Pocono Record: Smoke out tobacco altogether
Times-Tribune: State shorts workers
Times Leader: Don’t allow budget stalemate to sabotage Pennsylvania’s economy
Altoona Mirror: Elected officials paid to do nothing
Observer-Reporter: A prod to get moving on state budget
Post-Gazette: Conventional wisdom: Maybe Pittsburgh needs no subsidized mega hotel
Tribune Review: Put an end for forced union dues: Mark Mix
Patriot-News: A Harrisburg police officer is getting paid to do nothing, and that must change somehow
Inquirer: Pope positive
Daily News: Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Blogs
Citizens’ Call:  With Voters Taking to Online Registration, Advocates Point the Way for System Strengthening
Keystone Politics: A Stop-Gap Budget is a Political Bailout for Republicans and Tom Wolf Should Veto It
Keystone Crossroads: Judge calls Pa. back to court to account for Chester Upland’s finances

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