11/10 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Addis releases an internal poll showing most Republican voters are not tuned into the Senate race yet, the DCCC adds two more seats to its list of targets for 2018, and Bartos officially ends his Senate campaign to run with Wagner as his LG candidate.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Addis Internal Poll: 60% of Voters Undecided for Republican Senate Primary: In a newly released internal poll of Republican voters from Senate candidate Paul Addis, 60% of voters are undecided on who they will support in next year’s primary.

DCCC Adds PA-11 and PA-15 to Battlefield Districts for 2018: The DCCC announced that they are adding two more Pennsylvania districts to their list of targeted Congressional seats ahead of 2018. The DCCC is adding two open seats in PA-11 and PA-15.

Bartos Officially Suspends Senate Campaign, Joins Wagner as LG Candidate: Republican businessman Jeff Bartos officially announced today that he is suspending his Senate campaign to join state Senator Scott Wagner’s campaign as his Lieutenant Governor candidate.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Scott Wagner names running mate for gubernatorial bid
StateImpact: Atlantic Sunrise construction picks back up after two-day delay
StateImpact: DEP accused of neglecting cleanup of contaminated Chesco site
City & State: Administrative Code bill changes state prison closure process

Philadelphia
KYW: Medicaid Rule Change Proposals May Ring A Bell For Pennsylvanians
Inquirer: Wagner, Bartos announce joint campaign for Pa. gov, lt. Gov
Inquirer: A semi-apologetic ‘Mooch’ addresses Philly luncheon
Inquirer: After big losses, a more nuanced approach to Trump from Pa. GOP candidate for governor Scott Wagner
Inquirer: Under accreditation threat, Cheyney to hire permanent president
Inquirer: In case that could affect 2018 elections, gerrymandering suit can proceed, Pa. high court rules
Philly Tribune: Gov. says he can’t interfere with Meek Mill sentencing
Philly Mag: Kenney: Pennsylvania Needs to Consider Legalizing Marijuana
WHYY: New PHL Participatory Design Lab hopes to nudge city bureaucracy into behaving better
WHYY: Following damaging reports, Pa. Congressman Marino defends his opioid law
WHYY: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, facing 54-count indictment, wins a fourth term
Billy Penn: Who’s Next Politics: 13 Philly millennials shaping policy for the future

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania tree to adorn Rockefeller Center for Christmas
Pottstown Mercury: Code Blue warning issued for Montgomery County beginning Friday
Pottstown Mercury: GOP sees political fortunes rise and fall with tax cuts
Pottstown Mercury: Philadelphia Democratic sheriff faces sexual harassment lawsuit by employee
Pottstown Mercury: Democrats sweep all Phoenixville Borough Council seats; Urscheler elected mayor  
Bucks County Courier Times: Gov. Tom Wolf honors Bristol Borough as gold standard for redevelopment
Bucks County Courier Times: Hulmeville council considering earned income tax
Delco Times: Justices order Pennsylvania redistricting lawsuit to proceed
Delco Times: Pennsylvania GOP Senate hopeful sees peril in Trump loyalty  
Delco Times: Meehan rebuffs Wolf’s plea to oppose federal tax overhaul
Times Herald: Justices order Pennsylvania redistricting lawsuit to proceed

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Wolf won’t transfer money from transit trust
Post-Gazette: List of Democratic candidates submitted in bid to replace Tom Murphy
Post-Gazette: Wagner and Bartos pledge to work together in governor, lieutenant governor race  
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public Schools teachers union rejects fact-finder’s report
Post-Gazette: Pa. AG charges six, says it’s broken up Allegheny County drug ring selling carfentanil
Post-Gazette: Pa. high court fast tracks gerrymandering case
Post-Gazette: Survey: Holocaust education reaching nearly all Pa. schools
Post-Gazette: Voters ask state’s highest court to settle gerrymandering case before 2018 primary
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh’s URA transfers 555 acres of woodland to city for public park
Tribune Review: Mark Cuban ‘honestly considering’ a 2020 run for president
Tribune Review: Anita Prizio turned disappointment into motivation to win Allegheny County Council seat
Tribune Review: Jeff Bartos abandons Senate campaign, to run for Lieutenant governor  
Tribune Review: ‘Obamacare’ sign-ups top 600,000 in 1st week
City Paper: Some of Pittsburgh’s Republican suburbs are turning blue

Southwest
WJAC: One in, one out of GOP field for Pennsylvania’s Senate se
WJAC: Pennsylvania trooper shot in traffic stop has 2nd surgery
Beaver County Times: Toomey seeks review of military reporting procedures after Texas shooting revelations
Beaver County Times: Christiana says Bartos’ exit from U.S. Senate race leaves him as only ‘outsider’ candidate
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Gaming rollout on pause to give local governments chance to block it

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Gov. Wolf talks health care, workforce development with Scranton Chamber
Times-Tribune: Scranton City Council wants to force reassessment process
Times Leader: Wolf highlights successes during Scranton stop
Times Leader: Fellow GOP Senate contender blasts Barletta over Trump

South Central
WHTM: Wagner picks ‘running mate’ in governor’s race
LNP: Lawsuit challenging how Republicans drew Pennsylvania’s congressional districts 6 years ago will proceed, court decides
LNP: Lawsuit challenging how Republicans drew Pennsylvania’s congressional districts 6 years ago will proceed, court decides
LNP: Report: 2 docs approved for Pennsylvania medical marijuana program have suspended licenses
Central Pennsylvania Business Journal: Conservative businessman Jeff Bartos joining Scott Wagner’s gubernatorial ticket
Patriot News: Columbia County sues drugmakers, distributors over opioid epidemic
Patriot News: Pennsylvania Supreme Court orders Congressional district gerrymandering case to court
Patriot News: Pa.’s state system begins 6- to 8-month search for next chancellor
Patriot News: 2018 Pa. governor’s race: It’s early but this much we know about the candidates
Patriot News: Republicans need to heed Election Day lessons, GOP political analyst says

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pa. senators respond to GOP tax plan roll-out
Morning Call: Will mini-casinos pop up near Pennsylvania tourist spots?
Morning Call: What do Tuesday’s elections mean for Pennsylvania’s 2018 races?
Reading Eagle: Immigration advocates rally near City Hall in Reading
Reading Eagle: Robesonia property tax expected to rise

North by Northwest
Bradford Era: Local superintendents have mixed feelings with new school law
Centre Daily Times: Hillary Clinton addresses the state of health care
Centre Daily Times: Pa. senator echos DePasquale’s disapproval of proposed Penn State bylaw change
Centre Daily Times: Several Penn State execs could get big raises
Centre Daily Times: The budget passed. Can Penn State stop worrying?
Erie Times-News: Schember OK with testing dash cameras for Erie police

Opinion
Inquirer: How Philly’s new DA and controller should shake things up | Editorial
Inquirer: How Trump uses mental health to avoid talking about gun control | Editorial
Inquirer: Recognizing the Pa. veterans who just donated $40K to Vietnam War Memorial | Secretary Ryan Zinke
Daily News: Dead (Congress)Men Walking: Are Philly’s suburban GOPers totally doomed? | Will Bunch
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Pa. School Code changes benefit students
Tribune Review: Colin McNickle: Can growth cover Pa. budget fixes?
Post-Gazette: Budget fudge: The state limps to a fiscal solution, for now
Patriot News: These are 2 big problems with our elections – they have nothing to do with Russian hacking | Opinion
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Election turnout better but hardly great

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