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