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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/21 Edition

Sen. Specter’s farewell speech on the floor of the Senate will be at 10:30 this morning, some retiring legislators in Harrisburg are going to be getting generous pensions and salaries are going up for the Presidents of some of Pa.’s state universities. Good Tuesday morning and welcome to the Buzz.

PoliticsPA Reports

PoliticsPA: Sestak throws water on 2012 Senate rumors

Today’s Headlines

Inquirer: Sen. Specter prepares his farewell after 30 years in the Senate

Inquirer: Corbett’s AG office investigates spending by Hershey trust

Patriot-News: Some former Pennsylvania lawmakers are set to collect generous retirement packages (h/t Capitol Ideas)

Fox Philadelphia: Is hate speech free speech? Sen. Specter debates Westboro Baptist Church

Early Returns: Gov. Rendell released a federal study showing that Medicaid errors are down

Capitol Ideas: Corbett names Secretary of Administration

Patriot-News: New year brings higher salaries for Pennsylvania state university presidents

Commonwealth Confidential: PA child welfare workers don’t always meet national standards when it comes to their education

Times-Tribune: Shift seen on casino oversight

Patriot-News: Cumberland County Commissioner Eichelberger releases e-mails that paint political foes in negative light, violate policy (h/t Capitol Ideas)

ICYMI… Times-News: Dahlkemper: I’m fine about moving on”

NBC Pittsburgh: Shaler signs promote Gov.-Elect Corbett

Today’s Opinions

Newsworks: The revenue plan a mob boss would love

Patriot-News: Playing the heavy: Harrisburg council must take charge of austere city budget

December 21st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments