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PA-state-flag6Wolf has to edit his latest ad, Corbett knew of “inappropriate” emails and Mayor Bill Peduto appears on Meet the Press. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Gov: Wolf Includes Pornographic Actor in Campaign Ad: One of the actors in the candidate’s latest commercial has an embarrassing past.

PA-Gov: Corbett Knew of ‘Inappropriate’ Emails: According to Gov. Corbett Campaign Manager, Corbett was told of ‘Inappropriate’ emails, further distracting from re-election bid.

Naughton Creates PAC Aimed at STEM Professionals: Shaughnessy Naughton, former congressional hopeful, has teamed up with some notable political and scientific figures to form a new PAC to help STEM professionals seek office.

Mayor Peduto Appears on Meet the Press: The Pittsburgh mayor took to national television Sunday morning to shine the spotlight on the city’s transformative success.

NCAA Lifts Penn State Sanctions: The PSU football program had been punished for its role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Flurry of polls show Corbett’s reelection campaign is in trouble
State House Sound Bites: Corbett combats poll numbers by tying Wolf to Obama
State House Sound Bites: NCAA lifts Penn State’s postseason ban
State House Sound Bites: Penn State’s $60 million dollar fine in the State’s hands
State House Sound Bites: PA Department of Environmental Protection release five problems from the gas boom
State House Sound Bites: New healthcare tax to cost PA $64 million
StateImpactPA: Survey: Pennsylvanians like fracking more than New Yorkers
PLSReporter: Legislators look at resource development to combat poverty
Capitolwire: PA’s math and reading scores best evaluated when compared to others

Philadelphia
Daily News: Wolf campaign ad includes former porn star
Inquirer: Nutter and Kenny reach agreement on marijuana laws
Inquirer: PA Supreme Court to decide whether charter school broke PA constitution
Inquirer: Citizens call for improved DUI laws in State Senate
Inquirer: PA residents want to tax natural gas drilling
Inquirer: Fattah probe heats up
Inquirer: Harrisburg “holding its breath” over vulgar emails
WHYY Newsworks: Schools continue to pressure Corbett for funding

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Despite struggles, Philly opens three new schools
Bucks Local News: PennDOT secretary request 1.4 million to fix Route 232
Bucks Local News: County Commissioner approves $520K grant toward construction of a floating boat dock in Bristol Borough

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Jesse Jackson visits Pittsburgh to push for voters’ rights amendment
Post-Gazette: Corbett urges state to continue reviewing national Common Core education standards
Post-Gazette: Gov. Corbett expresses his support for Lyft, Uber in Pennsylvania
Early Returns:  Toomey sets sights on corporate tax inversions
Early Returns: Metcalfe: ISIS and E-Verify
Tribune-Review: Fitzgerald urges council not to post ‘In God We Trust’ motto
Tribune-Review: Marcellus gas production expected to set another record in October
Pittsburgh Business Times: EQT’s midstream business moving to Southpointe
Pittsburgh Business Times: Gas industry pushing back against severance tax
Pittsburgh Business Times: Shale coalition seeking to standardize methane-in-groundwater testing procedures

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Pennsylvania’s economic recovery does little to help Corbett’s image
Observer-Reporter: Washington County pension plans 87 percent funded
Altoona Mirror: Graduating to success
Beaver County Times: Increases abound in new Cornell teachers contract

NEPA
Pocono Record: Change in Pike County courthouse design means no buildings demolished
News Item: Lincoln Towers comes to the aid of Shamokin City Police
Times-Tribune: In a changing city, Scranton police struggling to diversify

South Central
The Sentinel: State lawmakers take a ‘blight tour’ around Harrisburg
Lebanon Daily News: Report: Wolf campaign pulls ad with actor from torture film
Lancaster Online: Aument puzzled by Corbett’s decision ‘to muddle’ implementation of Common Core
Lancaster Online: Planned Gap bottleneck project cost now $10.3 million
The Patriot-News: Central Dauphin School Board could ask lawmakers for financial transaction tax to address pension crisis
The Patriot-News: Judge sides with Perry County sheriff, tosses auditors’ gun permit lawsuit
The Patriot-News: PA Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf campaigns in ‘Senior Vote Count’ rally with help from ‘Bowzer’ of Sha Na Na
The Patriot-News: Harrisburg officials tour blighted areas with bipartisan group of state legislators
The Patriot-News: Big Ten: Penn State eligible for conference title game

Lehigh Valley
The Morning Call: NCAA lifts bowl ban, scholarship sanctions against Penn State
The Morning Call: Is Corbett doing an about-face on Common Core?
The Morning Call: Pa. gets $2.4 million for ACA navigators
WFMZ: J.B. Reilly: The man behind City Center’s development
Reading Eagle: In Pennsylvania governor’s race, a minimum $10,000 given by most donors
The Express-Times: IRS scam strikes Northampton County; attorney general offers tips
The Express-Times: Bethlehem Area School Board removes director as committee chair, issues apology to Allentown School Board
The Express-Times: U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, former Penn State star Mike Guman hail lifting of NCAA sanctions

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie DA: no criminal charges against trooper in fatal crash
Erie Times-News: Same-sex couple married after being rejected by Erie judge
Onward State: NCAA Willing to Keep Consent Decree Fine Money in Pennsylvania

Opinion
Tribune-Review: A time to lead, Gov. Corbett
The Express-Times: EDITORIAL: Brown’s critics on Northampton County Council should resist micromanaging
The Patriot-News: The NCAA’s ruling on Penn State sanctions is an encouraging step: Editorial quick take
The Patriot-News: Corbett’s Medicaid plan isn’t such a great deal for Pennsylvanians: Sharon Ward
The Patriot-News: Pennsylvania schools are desperate for pension relief: Editorial
Daily News: What gives with gun protesters?
Delco Daily Times: We’re not serious about war on drugs
Delco Daily Times: Back to school means back to funding fight
Observer-Reporter: Rethinking educational standards in West Greene
Observer-Reporter: Time for common sense in East Washington

Blogs
Bals Blog: Mixed messages in labor unions
Pennsylvania Progress: “Quaked up” strategy to combat terrorism
2 Political Junkies: Who is the “we” here?

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