11/14 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Barletta says Moore should withdraw from the Alabama Senate race if the allegations are found to be true, Meuser announces endorsements from Dauphin county officials, the Mango campaign pushes missed votes back against Wagner, and Fetterman will reportedly announce his LG campaign Tuesday.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Barletta: Moore Should Withdraw If Allegations Found to Be True: U.S. Senate candidate Lou Barletta responded to the allegations surrounding Alabama Senate candidate saying he should resign if the allegations are found to be true.

Meuser Announces Endorsements from Dauphin County Officials: PA-11 Congressional candidate former Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser announced endorsements from Dauphin county officials, including the two Republican Commissioners and District Attorney.

Missed Votes and Party Switches Pushed Back Against Wagner: The Mango for Governor campaign is pushing back against claims about his voting record by pointing to similar missed votes by state Senator and fellow Gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner, and switched his registration to Democrat in 2002.

Fetterman to Announce LG Candidacy Tuesday: Braddock Mayor and former Senate candidate John Fetterman will reportedly announce his bid for Lieutenant Governor on Tuesday.

Legislative Election Update
Centre Daily Times: Heath Himes to challenge Rich Irvin in Republican primary

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Sleight of hand: Who slipped in law to protect Mount Airy Casino?
StateImpact: Philadelphia area refineries urge EPA to reform biofuels credit program
StateImpact: New gas pipeline capacity sharply exceeds consumption, report says
City & State: As Pittsburgh’s Act 47 exit nears, lawmakers say ICA no longer needed

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Can sinners save Pennsylvania? Lawmakers gambling on it
Inquirer: Tucked in Pa. gaming bill: A million-dollar clause for Mount Airy Casino
Inquirer: Black Lives Matter activist arrested during Center City protest
Inquirer: Will Krasner and Rhynhart usher in new blood for Philly Democrats?
Inquirer: SEPTA hearings to begin on King of Prussia rail project
Inquirer: Gov. Wolf hails boost to Pa.’s cloudy solar market
Inquirer: Here comes John Fetterman- for Lt. Gov. Mike Stack’s job
Philly Tribune: Retaking control of city school system
Philly Tribune: Black Lives Matter PA leader arrested at AG office
Philly Tribune: McConnell, Roy Moore each insist the other should quit
WHYY: After ICE arrests, volunteers canvass for immigrant rights in South Philly
WHYY: Video recovered, 10 more charged in Penn State frat death  
WHYY: New gas pipeline capacity sharply exceeds consumption, report says

SEPA
Levittown Now: Governor Throws Support Behind Bill Prohibiting Domestic Abusers From Possessing Guns
Pottstown Mercury: Sinkhole opens up during pipeline drilling in Chester County
Bucks County Courier Times: State legislation expands contractor disclosure requirements and timeframe to file complaints.
Bucks County Courier Times: Residents question how closed Bristol Township schools will be used

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Bill Peduto asks Gov. Tom Wolf to end Pittsburgh’s ‘financially distressed’ status
Tribune Review: Westmoreland officials dream of casino jackpot
Tribune Review: Rick Saccone, the GOP pick to replace Tim Murphy, viewed as ‘unabashedly’ Christian
Tribune Review: No tax increase in Latrobe tentative budget for 2018
Tribune Review: Judge challenges jurisdiction in Monroeville seismic testing case
KDKA: Pennsylvania Budget Package Hit By $200M Lawsuit
KDKA: Peduto Submits Budget And Calls On Non-Profits To Ante Up
Post-Gazette: Tucked in Pa. gaming bill: A million-dollar clause for Mount Airy Casino
Post-Gazette: In group’s assessment of Pittsburgh Public Schools, there were gains, but only for some

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Saccone picked as GOP nominee in 18th Congressional District special election; Democrats choose nominee Sunday
Beaver County Times: Local police organization celebrates 100th anniversary
Altoona Mirror: AASD taxpayers voice concerns
Altoona Mirror: Tyrone council tables gaming issue

NEPA
Times-Tribune: State board won’t rescind Keystone Landfill operating permit
Times-Tribune: Scranton School Board director Timlin resigns   
Times-Tribune: Former AG Kane remains free as appeal continues
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre residents group, church to hold active shooter training program
Standard-Speaker: Mayor: No authority deal means big tax hike in city

South Central
Patriot News: ‘We’re a joke’: Life in the nation’s most gerrymandered district
Patriot News: Is domestic violence bill too close to gun rights debate for Pa. Legislature?
Patriot News: Pa. Sen. Pat Toomey: Roy Moore should leave race over teen sex scandal
Patriot News: Deputy DA was arrested after spitting blood at bar bouncer, Harrisburg police say
Patriot News: 18 drinks in 82 minutes: Deleted footage reveals new evidence in frat death
Patriot News: DA slaps 12 new Penn State frat brothers with criminal charges in hazing death
Patriot News: Deputy Dauphin County DA charged, suspended, over incident at Harrisburg Arooga’s  
LNP: Pennsylvania’s ‘Death with dignity’ bill has been stuck in Senate since January  
LNP: Gov. Wolf uses Elizabethtown College’s solar field to tout new law to boost in-state solar
LNP: Stedman, fellow candidates in judicial race have till Wednesday to waive recount, if they choose
LNP: 5 government reform activists arrested at state Capitol after 36-mile walk from Lancaster

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Analysis says Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8 million
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council honors business owner for cleanup work
Express Times: See who’s on the Northampton County executive-elect’s transition team
Express Times: Democratic wins in Northampton County mirror national election trend
Morning Call: New board members likely to swing vote for full-day kindergarten in East Penn

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Commissioners: Possibility of casino up to municipalities
Centre Daily Times: Barron tapped to lead national commission on economics
Erie Times-News: Dahlkemper officially wins second term as county executive

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Sleight of hand: Who slipped in law to protect Mount Airy Casino?
Inquirer: If Philly’s Sheriff’s Office can’t reform, maybe it should die | Editorial
Delco Times: Editorial: In 1st election after Trump win, the nation speaks
Tribune Review: Trib Tuesday take editorial: In the aftermath of library’s referendum
Patriot News: Let’s take another look at Pa.’s tax collections & economy | Opinion
Patriot News: This little-discussed part of the GOP tax bill proves what it’s really about | Editorial
Patriot News: This is why social media may not be good for democracy | Opinion
Times Union: High-tech car future stalled by low-tech past

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