PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/20 Edition
The Senate passed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell over the weekend, scoring a legislative victory for Rep. Patrick Murphy who was the leading voice of the repeal in the House, Rep. Dahlkemper explains why she voted against the tax cut legislation and the Tribune-Review looks at the FEC filings of the Pa. Congressional delegation. Good Monday morning and welcome to the Buzz.
Inquirer: Rep. Patrick Murphy pleased with success of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell legislation
Post-Gazette: Tim Murphy for Senate?
Post-Gazette: Ex-Veon aid is sentenced as part of Bonusgate probe
Times-News: Rep. Dahlkemper explains why she voted against the tax cut legislation
Intelligencer: Patrick Murphy & Allyson Schwartz vote for tax cut legislation
Times-News: Mike Kelly named to Oversight and Education Committees
Times-Tribune: Tom Marino to serve on Homeland Security and Judiciary committee; Lou Barletta to serve on Transportation Committee
Early Returns: Sen. Specter, the new Holbrooke?
Commonwealth Confidential: Corbett names Corrections, police heads; also launches inaugural website
Heard in City Hall: Philly DA Seth Williams named to Aspen Institute Fellowship
Newsworks: Philly City Council moves to close Florida Gun Loophole
CBS Pittsburgh: State Rep. Metcalfe still pushing for Castle Doctrine legislation
Times-Tribune: Sestak still finding cause for optimism
Commonwealth Confidential: Sestak: Tax deal a “backdoor stimulus”
Tribune-Review: Lawmaker pushes transit competition in Allegheny County
Times-News: Erie can win if GE wins high-speed rail project
Times-Tribune: Practical deal in Dimock
Post-Gazette: Corbett’s team jingles with donors (h/t Capitol Ideas)
State College News: Corman Weighing a Run for the U.S. Senate (h/t Capitol Ideas)
Tribune-Review: An interesting look at the Federal Election Commission filings of the Pa. Congressional Delegation (h/t Capitol Ideas)
John Baer: The case of injured trooper Hawley just keeps getting worse