11/2 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Vice President Mike Pence could be coming to Pennsylvania this weekend, PA GOP is accused of challenging the “patriotism of military families” in a mailer, and large donations to judicial candidates are coming from a small list of donors.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Pence to Pennsylvania This Weekend?: The FAA has requested a clearance of 3 nautical miles around York Airport for an aircraft to land there on Saturday, leading some to speculate Vice-President Mike Pence will be coming to Pennsylvania.

PA GOP Accused of Challenging the “Patriotism of Military Families” in Mailer: Commonwealth Court candidate Judge Ellen Ceisler’s Campaign Manager accused the Republican Party of Pennsylvania of challenging the “patriotism of military families” in a recent mailer.

Large Donations Coming From a Small Number of Donors Ahead of Judicial Elections: A new report details how a small number of campaign donors are splashing around big money ahead of next week’s statewide judicial elections.

Judicial Election Update
Patriot News: For Pa. Supreme Court: Judge Dwayne Woodruff is the right choice | Editorial

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Post-impasse, many want to see changes in state budgeting
State House Sound Bites: Federal tax uncertainty casts doubt on PA revenue estimates
City & State: After budget, lawmakers look to solidify legislative agendas
StateImpact: Big power plant ignites political fight in small Pennsylvania town
Capitolwire: First third of FY2017-18 is in the books, and revenues don’t appear to be too far off of expectations.
Capitolwire: Auctions loom for mini-casinos.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Wolf signs into law measure aimed at nuisance stop-and-go delis
Inquirer: Pa. officials promise medical marijuana within 6 months
Inquirer: Aide to ex-AG Kane to begin serving jail time for contempt
Inquirer: Political fight brews between Pa. towns, wireless firms over 5G antennas
Inquirer: Pennsylvania starts signing up medical marijuana patients
Inquirer: Mayor to seize control of Philly schools – and pay for them
WHYY:  Philly School District launches fundraising site
WHYY: DA’s race comes to a close: An upset possible?
WHYY: Pa. voters could take step toward property tax elimination Tuesday
Philly Tribune: Port Authority of Allegheny County offers real-time light-rail tracking
Philly Mag: Here’s How to Sign Up for a Pa. Medical Marijuana Card

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Allentown mayor files to have corruption charges dismissed
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania GOP leaders seek stay of redistricting lawsuit
Bucks County Courier Times: Study: Pennsylvanians average $5,318 after taxes, basic expenses are paid
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania starts signing up medical marijuana patients
Bucks County Courier Times: Confidant of ex-AG Kathleen Kane loses appeal bid, ordered jailed Nov. 13
Delco Times: County announces latest tool in fight against deadly carfentanil

Pittsburgh
City Paper: Activists and elected officials say CHIP amendment is an attack on the trans community
Post-Gazette: Small number raising big money for statewide races in next week’s election
Post-Gazette: Political fight brews between Pa. towns, wireless firms over cellphone 5G
Post-Gazette: Environmental groups urge tougher rules enforcement on Clairton Coke Works
Tribune Review: Upper Burrell supervisors approve controversial natural gas drilling pads, 2-1
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania State Police shroud details about fatal shootings for years
KDKA: Pa. Opens Up Registry, Patients To Receive Medical Marijuana Within 6 Months

Southwest
WJAC: Ebensburg Municipal Authority considers removing fluoride from water system
WJAC: 1889 Foundation announces funding for 4 local organizations  
WJAC: Pennsylvania starts signing up medical marijuana patients
Beaver County Times: Wolf to headline Democratic rally for Kunselman, other judge candidates on ‘Slate of 8’
Beaver County Times: New timeline discussed for 2018 Beaver County budget
Altoona Mirror: Blair plans to solicit job study proposals
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Somerset County to begin collecting blight-busting fee on deeds, mortgages

NEPA
Times Leader: Kaufer behind constitutional convention proposal to fix state government
Times Leader: Assessment refunds still taking bite out of Luzerne County budget
Times-Tribune: County appeals reassessment vote dismissal
Times-Tribune: Former AG Kane aide to report to prison
Times-Tribune: GOP wants O’Malley, Notarianni off election board
Standard-Speaker: State lawmakers hear testimony on property taxes

South Central
Patriot News: Who will be the odd lawyer out? 4 candidates vying for 3 Dauphin County judgeships
Patriot News: Election 2017: Here are Lebanon County races to watch
Patriot News: Is VP Mike Pence coming to central Pennsylvania this weekend?
Patriot News: Election 2017: Here’s who’s running in Perry County
Patriot News:Here’s why NYC terror suspect’s truck was stopped in Cumberland County
Patriot News: Medical marijuana patient, doctor registries open as program eyes 2018 launch
Patriot News: One-third of the way through the fiscal year, Pennsylvania is almost on track with revenue estimates
Patriot News: Kathleen Kane driver denied chance to appeal, must report to jail
Carlisle Sentinel: Postal Service eyes next-day Sunday delivery for holidays
Carlisle Sentinel: New York terror suspect had traffic citations in Mount Holly Springs
LNP: Pennsylvania starts signing up medical marijuana patients  

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Attorney for Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski files motion to dismiss 54 criminal charges
Morning Call: Vote to eliminate your property tax? Read this first
Morning Call: What Mike Fleck said about Ed Pawlowski on tape: I’m going to ‘try to set him up’
Reading Eagle: Group wants to change Reading City Council elections

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: State officials push for Amazon ‘HQ2’ in Pennsylvania
Centre Daily Times: Local leaders voice support for Dream Act
Erie Times-News: State police add medication collection bins
Erie Times-News: Two seek to replace DiMattio on County Council

Opinion
Patriot News: To compete with our neighbors, Pa. needs Right-to-Work | Opinion
Delco Times: Editorial: It’s Groundhog Day, Harrisburg-style
Inquirer: Krasner not ideologically suited to lead city’s fight against crime | Opinion
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Terror attacks will never stifle America’s way of life
Patriot News: Don’t miss your chance to vote for real property tax reform | Opinion

November 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments