PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 11/17 Edition

State Rep. Dwight Evans is no longer the highest ranking Democrat on the Appropriations committee, Gov. Rendell may have the first veto override of his gubernatorial career, and State Rep. Paul Costa was charged with marijuana possession, after being caught with marijuana at a Steelers game. Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the Buzz.

PoliticsPA Reports

AP: Pa. House Dems tap Markosek as Appropriations head; Rep. Dermody minority leader

Today’s Headlines

Daily News: Phila. man pleads guilty in death threats to U.S. Rep.

Commonwealth Confidential: Rendell or Powell? Each says the other best for White House Chief of Staff

Scott Detrow: Gov. Rendell faces first veto override

Patriot-News: Gov. Ed Rendell calls Senate leaders back to the table to negotiate a natural gas severance tax

Daily News: Torsella nominated for U.N. post, but could face Sestak-like blowback

Inquirer: State gives $8 million for alternative energy vehicles

Bucks County Courier Times: Despite new law, pension costs will still skyrocket

Tribune-Review: State Rep. Paul Costa faces marijuana charge

PBS Philadelphia: Energy company moves focus from gulf to Pa.

Post-Gazette: City OKs ban on drilling

AP: Cash strapped Pa. capital gets $3.8 million

Patriot-News: Harrisburg could see balanced budget in 2010

PBS Philadelphia: Council members don’t fade away

Patriot-News: PCN to convert to high-definition TV starting in August

Today’s Opinions

USA Today: McCaskill, Toomey: Era of earmarks must end (h/t Early Returns)

John Baer: Just in time for Thanksgiving, Rendell should veto this turkey

Philly Magazine: Re-Elect Nutter? Philly Gets What It Deserves!

Times-Tribune: Funeral protestors deserve contempt

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