11/6 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14A 13-year-old report surfaces linking Chrissy Houlahan’s former company to sweatshops, and the ups & downs from the week that was.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Houlahan’s Former Company Linked to Sweatshops in Report: A 13-year-old report Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights links Congressional candidate Chrissy Houlahan’s former company AND1 to sweatshops in China.

11/3 Ups & Downs: Angela Couloumbis gives insight into the capitol, Hafer avoids jail, medical marijuana patients begin registering, state related university students avoid tuition increases, and four are charged in the 197th state House district. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Judicial Election Update
Post-Gazette: For Superior Court: Kagarise, Kunselman, Moulton and Stedman

Statewide
StateImpact: ‘People are furious’: Wolf aide criticized after downplaying royalty problems
StateImpact: Activists offer pancakes to pipeline workers, are rebuffed
State House Sound Bites: Lawmakers, admin poised for fight over jobless program funding
State House Sound Bites: Episode 30: Loose ends and looming deadlines
City & State: So just how much did Philly spend on its bid to win Amazon’s HQ2?
City & State: Winners and Losers for the week ending November 3

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Philly takes back control of its schools: Why now?
Inquirer: Services will be private for Frederick W. Anton III, GOP power broker
Inquirer: ‘Toxic City’: State confirms extreme lead levels in Kensington soil
Inquirer: SEPTA’s working on the railroad as riders wait to see what’s next
Inquirer: Rizzo statue to go, Kenney administration says
KYW: Governor Wolf To Allow School Bill To Become Law
WHYY: Wolf lets bill become law that weakens teacher protections amid other school policy shifts
WHYY: Pennsylvania opens medical marijuana registry for patients, caregivers
WHYY: Philadelphians prepare to select new district attorney
WHYY: Racing for the bench: Six things to know about who’s funding Pa. judicial races
WHYY: Wolf lets bill become law that weakens teacher protections amid other school policy shifts
Philly Mag: Councilman Curtis Jones’s Field Trip
Philly Mag: Documents Show NAACP Head Routinely Touted Affiliation During Soda Tax Campaign
Billy Penn: Mayor’s Office: We’re moving the Rizzo statue

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Judge races top ballot in off-year election for Pennsylvania
Pottstown Mercury: Gunman opens fire in Texas church, killing multiple people
Pottstown Mercury:  Will Chester County GOP keep control of row offices?
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania GOP powerbroker found dead in river  
Daily Local: Official: State uncertainty may impact county budget

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: GOP finalizes list of conferees who will select Republican candidate to replace Tim Murphy
Post-Gazette: State Rep. Marc Gergely submits resignation in advance of sentencing
Post-Gazette: Election 2017: Negative ad target Commons Pleas Judge Dwayne Woodruff
Post-Gazette:  26 killed in church attack in Texas’ worst mass shooting
Tribune Review: Judge races top ballot in off-year election for Pennsylvania
Tribune Review: Supreme Court lets Pa. redistricting suit go forward  
Tribune Review: PennDOT plans work on Westmoreland road shoulders
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania cities weigh whether to allow new mini-casinos
Tribune Review: Gov. Wolf to allow school code law that links teacher layoffs to evaluations
Tribune Review: Public school profile scores released for last time

Southwest
WJAC: Gov. Wolf lets last piece of budget fall into place
Altoona Mirror: Rumors of Altoona-area casino return
Altoona Mirror: Tax shifts could have soft impact
Beaver County Times: Beaver Co. NAACP continues to stand up for human rights
Beaver County Times: 2017 Election: Most politics is local in this year’s election
Beaver County Times: Public defender Goodwald, former police chief Miller vying for Beaver Falls district judge seat
Beaver County Times: Judge races top ballot in off-year election for Pennsylvania

NEPA
Standard-Speaker: New gambling could have big impact on Northeast PA
Standard-Speaker: Brothers Chris and Jim Perry vying for county, city council positions
Times-Tribune: Scranton School District opts not to conduct wide search for next CFO
Times-Tribune: Another Democrat hopes to topple state Rep. Kevin Haggerty

South Central
Central Pennsylvania Business Journal: Wolf to address opioids at Geisinger symposium
Patriot News: Gov. Tom Wolf allows school bill to become law that alters decades-old teacher furlough law
Patriot News: Seven-term lawmaker to resign after guilty plea in gambling ring case
Patriot News: Everything you need to know to cast your vote in Tuesday’s election
Patriot News: Stuck on slow, Pennsylvania renews push for rural broadband
Patriot News: Pence in Pa.: Business owners sound off on GOP tax plan
Patriot News: Supreme Court rejects bid to halt redistricting lawsuit
Patriot News: VP Mike Pence visits Pa., talks tax reform at York factory: Recap
Patriot News: Jeffrey Lord gets help from liberals Bill Maher and Rob Reiner, who say CNN is wrong for firing him
York Dispatch: York elected officials back Bracey’s re-election bid
WITF: Wolf adds more common pleas judges
WITF: Work continues toward medical marijuana implementation in PA
LNP: Officials aren’t eager to see new gambling opportunities in Lancaster County, despite new state law
LNP: 5 races to watch during Tuesday’s election

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Northampton County Executive candidates butt heads over plans
WFMZ: New law encourages schools to prepare for violent threats
WFMZ:26 killed in church attack in Texas’ deadliest mass shooting
Morning Call: Proposed Allentown budget calls for stormwater fee, keeps property taxes steady
Morning Call: Counties struggle to keep polling places staffed
Morning Call:  U.S Supreme Court: Lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania Congressional redistricting can proceed
Reading Eagle: Berks County lawmakers hope voters say yes on property tax question
Reading Eagle: Historical maker unveiled in Fleetwood
Reading Eagle: Senate approves Toomey resolution on Chechen killings
Reading Eagle: State Sen. Bob Mensch’s law could change state budgets
Reading Eagle: State law changes rules for local tax collectors

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Roll Call: How our local representatives voted on issues last week
WICU: State-Appointed Administrator to Watch over Erie School Finances
WJET: With Erie’s changing work environment, officials examine workforce needs
Centre Daily Times: Pa., U.S., working to solve opioid crisis

Opinion
Patriot News: Your ballot matters – make sure you vote on Tuesday | Kirstin Snow
Patriot News: These seven candidates are worth your vote on Tuesday | Charlie Gerow
Patriot News: If you do nothing else on Tuesday, remember to vote | Editorial
Times-Tribune: Appellate courts still crap shoot
Express Times: Voting ‘yes’ on Pa. tax question? Don’t expect relief | Editorial
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Mayor correct on marijuana issue
Daily News: Democrats determined to lose 2016 election again on Tuesday, and maybe next year and 2020, too | Will Bunch
Inquirer: Mayor Kenney’s plan to save Philly schools: Surprising and gutsy | Editorial
Inquirer: Rizzo statue: A razzle dazzle political process | Stu Bykofsky
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: State’s PWSA audit highlights conflicting city, ratepayer interests
Post-Gazette: Election 2017: A recap of PG endorsements in Tuesday’s election
Post-Gazette: For Common Pleas Court: Spurgeon and McGinley have the edge
LNP: Municipalities should act to prevent casinos from coming to Lancaster County

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