1/10 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Shapiro creates a Chief Integrity Officer position, Caye to run for Superior Court and Casey takes on Trump. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Shapiro Announces Chief Integrity Officer: The Attorney General-Elect unveils his plan to reform the office.

Caye Announces Superior Court Candidacy: The prosecutor tosses his hat into the ring.

PA-Sen: Casey Co-Sponsors Bill Aimed At Trump: The Senator backs the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: PA environmental groups join forces to increase advocacy
StateImpactPA: PA Department of Environmental Protection revises erosion and sediment permits  
State House Sound Bites: Governor Wolf makes internal financial cuts in midst of state deficit
State House Sound Bites: PA’s overcrowded prison system set to close two facilities
State House Sound Bites: New gaming legislation will cause more financial issues than before

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Comcast warns of costly legal battle if Kenney doesn’t veto wage discrimination bill
Inquirer: For Philly DA Williams, a crowded primary field is good news
Inquirer: 300 demonstrators hold separate protests on same Center City block
Philly.com: Feds: Pa treasurer Rob McCord secretly taped millionaire pal nearly 20 times in pay-to-play scheme
WHYY Newsworks: Philly beverage tax a case of trickle-down economics
WHYY Newsworks: Drexel law prof organizing opposition to Sessions nomination

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Activists rally in Newtown against Trump Cabinet appointees
Delco Daily Times: Morton raises property taxes in 2017 budget
Delco Daily Times: Guv visits Sharon Hill’s Jyoti to see ‘Jobs That Pay’

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Lobbying begins to keep SCI Pittsburgh prison open
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Westinghouse K-12, Pittsburgh Liberty K-5 get new principals
Post-Gazette: Obama expected to look ahead, not behind, in speech tonight
Post-Gazette: A good bet: Trump will postpone Wednesday’s news conference
Tribune-Review: Possible Pittsburgh mayoral hopeful calls for investigation into Peduto’s fundraising
Tribune-Review: Judge puts Plum school board member back on panel

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: AASD board split on tax hike plan
Altoona Mirror: Council considers beautification policy
Beaver County Times: CCBC campus construction almost complete
Beaver County Times: Casey, Democratic senators back bill requiring Trump remove conflicts of interest

NEPA
Times Leader: Lawmakers tell SCI Retreat employees that closing the prison is a bad idea
Times Leader: W-B Area looking at 3 new sites for high school
Times-Tribune: Towns gain $3.21M from sewer sale
Times-Tribune: Commissioner: SCI Waymart ‘poor choice’ for closure

South Central
Patriot-News: Harrisburg councilwoman announces run for district judge’s seat
Patriot-News: State government nurses asking where are our raises? ‘This is shameful,’ nurse says
Patriot-News: Legislature expected to hear case for state prison closings amid pushback
York Dispatch: County hires second assistant solicitor
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland Valley School Board increases pay for tax collectors

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: As state funding dispute drags on, hundreds flock to CareerLink Lehigh Valley to file unemployment claims
Morning Call: PennDOT wants to be testing ground for driverless cars
Morning Call: Lidl coming to Whitehall could reshape problematic Eberhart intersection
Reading Eagle: Lake Ontelaunee project no mystery
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council members oppose having city run small-business loan program

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Oligeri makes bid for Erie County Executive
Erie Times-News: Erie-area Wegmans tax case returns to court
Sun-Gazette: Montgomery High band to perform at inaugural events

Opinion
Inquirer: Smearing president’s legacy part of effort to kill Obamacare
Daily News: Obama was the right man for the wrong time
Patriot-News: ‘Defunding’ Planned Parenthood is an attack on women’s health
Patriot-News: Donald Trump is giving away a trip to his inauguration and he wants you to join him
Post-Gazette: A better pain killer: How medical marijuana can fight opioid abuse
Post-Gazette: Vive la difference: The French assert a ‘right to disconnect’
Post-Gazette: Troop movements: Curious timing for U.S. and NATO border buildup

Blogs
Billy Penn: PA expected to have a $600 million dollar deficit this year in addition to multi billion dollar structural deficit
Billy Penn: Mayor Kenney asks PA Supreme Court to hear beverage tax suit
Keystone Crossroads: PA looks to close two state prisons this June
Keystone Crossroads: Trump proposes a $1 trillion dollar funding infrastructure proposal

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments

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