11/13 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Saccone wins the GOP nomination for the PA-18 special election, Meuser gave money to Democrats in the early 2000s, the state Supreme Court rules that the lawsuit over gerrymandering must be decided this year, and the Ups & Downs from the election.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Saccone Wins PA-18 Nomination: State Representative Rick Saccone was nominated to be the Republican candidate in the March 13th special election to replace Congressman Tim Murphy.

Meuser Gave Money to Dems in Early 2000s: Former Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser, who is running for Congress in the 11th district, reportedly donated money to Democratic candidates at the state and federal level.

State Supreme Court Orders Gerrymandering Case Forward: The state Supreme Court ruled the Commonwealth Court needs to decide on a gerrymandering lawsuit before the end of the year, which could force the state’s districts to be redrawn ahead of 2018.

Election Recap Ups & Downs: Female candidates have a big night across the state, Mundy gets the most votes, southeast Pa. Dems have a big election night, the Philly Board of Elections forgets a candidate’s name, and cash doesn’t mean what it used to. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: For second time, malpractice insurer sues state over funding
State House Sound Bites: Episode 31: How to kill a bill (and more)
StateImpact: Group Challenging Drilling Law in Pittsburgh Suburb
City & State: Administrative Code bill changes state prison closure process
City & State: Winners and Losers for the week ending November 10

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Can sinners save Pennsylvania? Lawmakers gambling on it
Inquirer: Chester County Democrats mourn ‘major player’ killed in fiery Rte. 202 crash
Inquirer: Can a Democrat farmer win back rural voters in Trump Country, Pa.?
Inquirer: Tucked in Pa. gaming bill: A million-dollar clause for Mount Airy Casino
Inquirer: Here comes John Fetterman – for Lt. Gov Mike Stack’s job | Chris Brennan
Philly Tribune: Cheyney board wants to remove interim from president’s title
Philly Tribune: Plan for state unemployment agency focus of workers’ rally
WHYY: Why Pennsylvania is home to some of the nation’s worst gerrymanders
WHYY: Supreme Court takes a technological step forward
Billy Penn: The PPA is cutting costs and making money, but not everyone’s happy about it
Billy Penn: Philly’s political campaign signs can stay up forever

SEPA
Daily Local: Pa. conservation boss visits East Goshen park site
Delco Times: Cozzone earns more endorsements in bid to become Pa. Lt. Gov.
Pottstown Mercury: Costello ‘gunning’ for domestic abusers; wants to take away their guns
Bucks County Courier Times: State, federal tax shifts could pack nasty one-two punch
Bucks County Courier Times: GOP loses bid to shield communication over congressional map

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Hillary Clinton criticizes CHIP funding lapse in Pa. appearance
Tribune Review: Carnegie council member Stacie Riley will be borough’s first female mayor
Post-Gazette: Republicans pick state Rep. Rick Saccone as nominee for March 13 special election
Post-Gazette: What does Tuesday’s election mean for 2018? It’s hard to say.
Post-Gazette: Lottery bets on internet for needed infusion of revenue
WESA: GOP Nominates State Rep. Rick Saccone To Replace Former Congressman Tim Murphy

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Justices order Pennsylvania redistricting lawsuit to proceed
Beaver County Times: GOP picks candidate for special election to succeed Murphy
Altoona Mirror: Dems see hope in local races

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Scranton City Council wants to force reassessment process
TImes Leader:  Veterans club in Plains township boycotts NFL games
Times Leader: Election director: Luzerne County voting machines showing their age  
Standard-Speaker: Huge Tax Jump in Future?

South Central
Patriot News: Election Results in York County, state judge race still in question
Patriot News: Why Pennsylvania is home to some of the nation’s “worst” gerrymanders  
Patriot News: Pa. Sen. Pat Toomey: Roy Moore should leave race over teen sex scandal
Patriot News: Man burned American flags honoring veterans outside of Pa. school: report
Patriot News: Rep. Tom Marino blames ‘bad cop’ for why he’s not Trump’s drug czar: ‘I had my heart set on that job’
Patriot News: Penn State board passes language some say will limit trustees’ watchdog role
LNP: DA Craig Sedman’s race for state judge seat could see a recount once first count is done

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Politics as Usual
Morning Call: Pat Toomey: Roy Moore should step aside from Alabama Senate race
Morning Call: Bethlehem mayor calls for ‘modest’ tax increase
Reading Eagle: Hearing slated on changing election of lieutenant governor
Reading Eagle: U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey seeks review on military reporting of criminal records
Reading Eagle: Training Congress to prevent sexual harassment

North by Northwest
Meadville Tribune: Pennsylvania among nation’s leaders in rent-to-own stores
Erie Times-News: Roll Call: How our representatives voted this past week
Erie Time-News: Sinnott to present 2018 city budget Wednesday
Centre Daily Times: Penn State trustees change bylaws despite transparency concerns
Centre Daily Times: Penn State president, four execs get ‘modest’ raises

Opinion
Patriot News: On Veterans Day, Pa. remembers those who served | Tom Wolf
Patriot News: So here’s what you voted for in that property tax question | Charlie Gerow
Patriot News: What’s that? No idea what you voted for in that Constitutional amendment? You’re not the only one | Kirstin Snow
Patriot News: This is what it takes to defeat sexual harassment under the Capitol dome | Holly Kinser
Patriot News: Pa.’s budget season ended with a whimper, not a bang | Editorial
Daily Local: Editorial: Local election echoes haunt Republicans
Altoona Mirror: Dialogue needed on pros, cons of casino possibility
Delco Times: Editorial: In 1st election after Trump win, the nation speaks
Inquirer: How the city improved high school graduation rates is a lesson for the future | Editorial
Inquirer: Mueller’s probe bears fruit | Michael Smerconish
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: PWSA board hikes rates, conflict remains

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