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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 11/9 Edition

Sen. Casey blames the economy for the Republican wave last week, there was a sit-in protest by State House members who want to vote on various bills before the end of the year and today the Republican Caucus of the State House is having leadership elections. Good Tuesday morning and welcome to the Buzz.

Today’s Headlines

Times-Tribune: Sen. Casey: Republican romp due to slumping economy

Post-Gazette: Sen. Casey, Mayor Ravenstahl promote commuter rail line development

Early Returns: Rep. Mark Critz, short-timer? Redistricting deluxe in sight

Inquirer: Phila. clout in Harrisburg and D.C. took Election Day hit

Post-Gazette: Bonusgate defendant sentenced to probation, restitution

AP: Pennsylvania Board of Education wants to limit birthday parties in schools

Post-Gazette: No voting allowed, but State House members show up anyway

Post-Gazette: Challenge afoot for State House Speaker post

State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe released a press release announcing that he will be making a motion during the House Republican Caucus meeting tomorrow to try and postpone the leadership elections because the elections will be by secret ballot and he would like a more open and transparent process.

Patriot-News: Tax program targets 6,600 state employees

PhillyClout: Councilman Bill Green: Mayoral run a “consideration”

CBS Pittsburgh: Mayor Ravenstahl presents balanced budget to city council

Today’s Opinions

Patriot-News: Half-staff legislature? General Assembly must be serious about cuts

Post-Gazette: Pension fix: The legislature should wait and do it right

  • Does the NYC Verdict Make You More or Less Likely to Vote For Trump in 2024?

    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

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