Sen. Specter gave his farewell speech on the floor of the Senate yesterday and the U.S. Census released its initial Census information. Pa. is going to lose a seat in the U.S. House. Papers across the state want to know which congressional districts will be redrawn and in what way. Pat Meehan was named a subcommittee chairman; something very few freshman congressman are ever given the opportunity to do, Gov. Rendell is throwing a farewell party for himself and concern is growing about the finances of the Philadelphia school district. Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the Buzz, where we are putting the final touches on our list of the biggest rising stars in Pa. politics.
PoliticsPA: Specter says farewell, gets right back to work
Inquirer: Text of Sen. Specter’s Farewell Speech
PoliticsPA: It’s official: Pa. to lose seat in Congress
Patriot-News: Could Rep. Holden’s district be at risk?
Daily News: Will the legislature change the congressional districts in Philly; push Rep. Schwartz out of the city’s boundaries?
Intelligencer: Will the number of congressman who represent Montgomery County be reduced?
Look for PoliticsPA’s 30 Under 30 later today…
Patriot-News: Commentary: Arlen Specter will have floor for last time on bill for Holocaust survivors
Newsworks: Meehan gains Congressional clout
Inquirer: LCB has put wine kiosks on hold
Capitol Ideas: Corbett names Banking Secretary
PhillyClout: Nutter, regional leaders meet with Corbett
Tribune-Review: Rendell touts starting of casinos
Newsworks: Is Rendell hiding something?
Newsworks: Rendell’s farewell party in Philly
Times-News: AG’s office: ‘Insufficient evidence’ to pursue abuse of power charges against Erie County controller
Inquirer: State lawmaker asks for audit of Philadelphia school district
Daily News: Acting Pa. Education Secretary urges probe of Ackerman contract award
Intelligencer: Montgomery County government will shut down if budget not passed by Jan. 1
Newsworks: A Philly city council primary race is brewing
AP: 582 new area code in NW Pa.
Heard in City Hall: 8th ward leader likely to run for city election commission
Early Returns: Upper St. Clair native gets federal distinction
Patriot-News: Mr. Compromise: Senator Arlen Specter wasn’t afraid to walk at his own beat
Times-News: Spartansburg, S.C. has lessons for Erie