11/9 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Mango launches a statewide ad buy, Bartos will reportedly drop from the Senate race to join Wagner’s campaign as his LG candidate, Wolf pushes victories in digital ads ahead of 2018, and Delco Dems make historic gains in the county.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Mango Launches Statewide TV Ads: Republican Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango is launching a statewide TV and digital ad campaign featuring ads about his time at West Point and service in the Army.

Bartos to Drop Out of Senate Race, Join Wagner Campaign as LG Candidate: Republican businessman and Senate candidate Jeff Bartos is reportedly going to drop his bid for U.S. Senate and enter the race for Lieutenant Governor as part of the Wagner campaign.

Wolf Campaign Pushes Victories in Digital Ads Ahead of 2018: In recent videos pushed on Facebook and emails to his supporters, Governor Tom Wolf’s campaign has started touting his successes to supporters ahead of his 23018 re-election push.

Delco Dems Win Two County Council Seats, All Row Offices in Historic Election: For the first time, Delaware county Democrats won two seats on the County Council, winning two seats on the Council, and swept all three county row offices.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Moody’s raises questions about PA’s gaming expansion
State House Sound Bites: With election results in, many PA Dems optimistic about next year
StateImpact: Activists cautiously celebrate delay of Atlantic Sunrise pipeline
StateImpact: Mariner East 2 pipeline completion delayed again
City & State: Legislature eyes Pennsylvania’s participation in US semiquincentennial
City & State: Off-year election sees PA Democrats make big gains
City & State: Ahead of landslide win, some Dems sought to undermine Krasner

Philadelphia
Inquirer: For Philly schools, state control didn’t mean more state dollars, data show
Inquirer: Malpractice group sues to block Pa. from looting its surplus
Inquirer: A year after Trump’s election, a primal scream outside City Hall
Inquirer: Trump backlash in suburbs raises fears for Republicans in Pa., N.J. congressional races
Inquirer: For DA-elect Krasner and FOP, an early thaw in relations?
Inquirer: In shake-up, Pennsylvania GOP Senate candidate to run for Lt. Gov., join Wagner ticket
Inquirer: Women rule in elections for Pa. appeals courts
Inquirer: Transgender candidates’ victories in Pa., nation signify people are ‘tired of the hate’
Philly Mag: In the Trump Era, Voter Turnout Skyrockets in Philly’s District Attorney Race
Philly Mag: Here’s the South Philly Neighborhood That Hates Larry Krasner the Most
Philly Mag: Against Philly’s Wishes, Pa. Inches Toward Property Tax Reform
KYW: Medicaid Rule Change Proposals May Ring A Bell For Pennsylvanians
WHYY: Pa. State Police seeks to shut down grand jury review of its in-house investigation policy
WHYY: Manhattan DA’s policies offer glimpse of how Krasner might shape Philly office
WHYY: Democrats win big in Philly suburbs — Congress next?

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Republicans take three of five open seats in OJR School Board race
Pottstown Mercury: Democrats sweep all Phoenixville Borough Council seats; Urscheler elected mayor
Pottstown Mercury: Republicans take all but one seat in Upper Perk borough races
Pottstown Mercury: GOP takes all 4 seats on Upper Perk School Board
Pottstown Mercury: Dems celebrate ‘unbelievable’ victory in GOP stronghold of Chester County
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania voters OK property tax measure, elect judges
Pottstown Mercury: Longtime Perkiomen supervisor ousted, sale of open space rejected
Pottstown Mercury:  Roundup of municipal election results in northern Chester County
Pottstown Mercury: Democrats win Upper Providence supervisor seats
Pottstown Mercury: GOP retains control of Trappe Borough Council
Pottstown Mercury: Perkiomen Valley School District voters oust GOP incumbents; reject $2M turf field borrowing
Delco Times: A chilly reception for some hot local races in Delco
Delco Times: Delco D.A. Jack Whelan posts only countwide win for GOP, snags judge post
Delco Times: Christine Fizzano Cannon wins seat on Commonwealth Court; voters OK property tax measure
Delco Times:  Ryan: Election losses pressures GOP to deliver on taxes  

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public Schools board approves arbitrator’s report on union contract
Post-Gazette: Pitt Gender Inequality Research Lab holds first workshop
Post-Gazette: Boil-water advisory lifted for Pennsylvania American Water customers
Post-Gazette: PWSA bills to jump nearly 50 percent over three years
Post-Gazette: Following Texas shooting, Senators call for military reporting review
Tribune Review: Pa. Secretary of State: No major polling issues on Election Day
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania take small wishful step toward tax relief
Tribune Review: Analysis: Democratic surge in suburbs forecasts a potentially rough 2018 for GOP
Tribune Review: Allegheny County offices will close Friday in observance of Veterans Day
Tribune Review: Monessen mayor-elect withdraws legal challenge of 300-plus absentee ballots
Tribune Review: Westmoreland County judge retained, district attorney re-elected

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Higher than expected voter turnout in Beaver, Lawrence counties
Beaver County Times: Proposed 2018 Beaver County budget to be unveiled next week
Beaver County Times: Write-in candidates may have had an impact on several races
Beaver County Times: Hamilton turns back Cashdollar challenge to stay Beaver mayor
Altoona Mirror: Altoona budget lacking tax hikes
Altoona Mirror: State changes teacher furlough rule

NEPA
Times Leader: Luzerne County files suit against opioid manufacturers, distributors
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County election canvass to begin Monday
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County’s Monday budget hearing cancelled
Times-Tribune: No property tax increase in Scranton city budget for 2018

South Central
WHTM: 4,000 sign up for medical marijuana in first week
Patriot News: Is Pa.’s House speaker running for governor or not? Soon we’ll know
Patriot News: Pa. voted for property tax relief: What it means, how it works, what’s next
Patriot News: U.S. Senate candidate to drop out of race, join Scott Wagner’s gubernatorial ticket: report
Patriot News: A vote for an iPhone: Men defend controversial raffle at Harrisburg polls
Patriot News: Ahead of Penn State trustees meetings, auditor general urges more transparency, accountability
Patriot News: The start of something big? Former Lt. Gov. Mark Singel looks ahead to 2018 election
Patriot News: 2018 Pa. governor’s race: It’s early but this much we know about the candidates
Patriot News: With off-year elections behind us, it’s game-on for Pennsylvania politics
LNP: Lancaster mayor-elect Danene Sorace looks forward: ‘I’m representing every person in this city’ [Q&A]
LNP: What do Tuesday’s successes in Manheim Township mean for Lancaster Democrats?
LNP: Pennsylvanians take small wishful step toward tax relief
LNP: Lancaster DA Craig Stedman in tight race for state Superior Court, automatic recount could be triggered

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Democratic turnout, passive incumbent propelled Lamont McClure to Northampton County victory
Morning Call:  Analysis: Pawlowski paved grass-roots path to victory
Morning Call: Pennsylvania to publicize list of towns saying no to a mini-casino
Morning Call: What do Tuesday’s elections mean for Pennsylvania’s 2018 races?
Morning Call: Poconos charter school founder violated ethics law, commission finds
Reading Eagle: Berks County sends a clear message: Ditch the property tax
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania voters show they want to shift from property taxes
Reading Eagle: Incumbents do well in several Berks school board races
Reading Eagle: Dierolf, Caso, Dennin, FOose win spots on Boyertown School Board  

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Auditor general against rule changes that could limit Penn State trustees’ access
Centre Daily Times: State College Area school board approves construction bids for 3 schools
Erie Times-News: Ward analysis shows citywide support for Schember
Erie Times-News: Erie School Board winner makes history

Opinion
LNP: Nice going, Lancaster County voters, for braving the elements Tuesday to have your say
York Daily Record: Bracey should urge supporters not to challenge Helfrich win (editorial)
Inquirer: Kenney’s move to regain control of schools designed to bolster activists | Dom Giordano
Inquirer: How Philly’s new DA and controller should shake things up | Editorial
Tribune Review: Trib Thursday wrap editorial: What’s the full ‘ticket’ price?
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Monessen’s election meltdown underscores a broader lesson
Post-Gazette: Budget fudge: The state limps to a fiscal solution, for now
Post-Gazette: Fix the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. Now
Patriot News: ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ – A PennLive Veterans Day tradition continues | Editorial

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