12/4 PoliticsPA Playbook

Marino officially announces he will run for re-election, former top Trump advisor to visit Pennsylvania next week, and the ups & downs from the week.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Marino Officially Running for Re-Election: Congressman Tom Marino officially declared he is officially running for re-election.

Former Trump Campaign Manager to Visit PA: Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski will be in Pennsylvania in early December promoting his new book, and helping launch a new state PAC.

12/1 Ups & Downs: Lamb gets the nod in the PA-18 special election, the DNC Host Committee is cleared by the Auditor General, Wolf sees support from national Democrats, legislators get their automatic pay raises, and PoliticsPA doesn’t host its annual party. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Legislative Election Update
Delco Times: Delco man jumps in U.S. Senate race to oppose Casey
Times of Chester County: Lewis announces plans to retire from the House after 2018

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Episode 33: Political games
StateImpact: Well pad fire in Somerset County prompts evacuation of nearby residents
City & State: Winners and Losers for the week ending December 1
City & State: Celebrating the 2017 City & State PA 40 Under 40 Rising Stars

Philadelphia
Philly Voice: Bernie Sanders rips Pat Toomey in heated tax bill debate
Inquirer: Pa. Sen. Pat Toomey adds tax amendment to aid a college – in Michigan
Inquirer: It’s not the Waldorf, but same politicking at Pennsylvania Society
Inquirer: Union carpenters, Convention Center still, still, still battling in Philly, Harrisburg
Inquirer: Sanders in Pennsylvania warns US is approaching ‘oligarchy’
Inquirer: How the GOP plan will affect taxes in Philly, its suburbs
Inquirer: It’s not the Waldorf, but same politicking at Pennsylvania Society
WHYY: Trash talk makes noise at Pa. Society
Philly Mag: Vince Fumo Would Like to Be Vince Fumo Again
Philly Mag: Why Nicole Allen White Decided to Take On the Pennsylvania Society
Philly Mag: Hillary Clinton Tells Philly “What Happened”: Five Takeaways

SEPA
Daily Local: Reaction to Senate tax cut plan falls along party lines
Pottstown Mercury: Tax plan furor: Dozens protest GOP plan outside Meehan’s office
Pottstown Mercury: Meehan backs bill to alert law enforcement when criminals try to buy guns
Bucks County Courier Times: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick co-sponsors pair of harassment bills
Delco Times: Activists sing carols at Meehan’s office to protest GOP tax plan
Delco Times: State Rep. Milne calls for freeze on Mariner East 2 pipeline construction

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Toomey, Casey split votes on tax bill, issue dueling statements
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania Society gathering brings out the candidates
KDKA: Democrats Slam Tax Break For Conservative College Sponsored By Pa. Sen. Toomey
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh-area GOP candidates seize on sanctuary city issue as ‘electoral weapon’
Tribune Review: In Western Pennsylvania, tax plan elicits strong reactions, and a touch of willful ignorance

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Gov. Tom Wolf: ‘Large corporations and the wealthy’ win in Senate Republican tax plan
Altoona Mirror: Cambria County proposed budget has tax decrease
Altoona Mirror: State lawmakers seek to eliminate Keystone Exam

NEPA
Times Leader: Cartwright bill would protect natural resources from climate change
Times-Tribune: Scranton charts new path for downtown revitalization
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County expects to sell current HQ in 2018; one developer eyes it for apartments
Standard-Speaker: Residents say marijuana facility is not neighborly

South Central
Patriot News: Pennsylvania Society: This is one gathering where it’s okay to talk politics
Patriot News: Former Gov. Tom Corbett remains neutral in GOP gubernatorial contest, but that could change
Patriot News: Harrisburg Rising’s anti-hate rally attracts a crowd
Patriot News: Medical marijuana dispensary coming to West Shore
Patriot News: Cumberland judge accepts preferred job: county DA
Patriot News: Is it time for the Pennsylvania Society to come home?
Patriot News: GOP governor hopeful Laura Ellsworth says voters fed up with the ‘political class that is governing us now’
Patriot News: Calling Paul Mango the most conservative GOP governor hopeful is a label he’ll accept
Patriot News: House Speaker Mike Turzai has vision, legislative record but says as governor, ‘I can get more done’
Patriot News: U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta on tax plan: ‘The average person in Pennsylvania is going to save over $2,000’
Patriot News: GOP gubernatorial candidate Wagner: ‘I’m the only candidate that is a business person’
LNP: Lancaster resident to speak at Bernie Sanders rally Sunday in Reading
LNP: 31 Lancaster County municipalities have opted out of a mini-casino, 1 month before deadline
LNP: State agencies, legislator strike out in efforts to keep Brunner Island open for public use
WITF: Wolf launches manufacturing initiative

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pennsylvania’s Pat Toomey and his intimate role in the Senate tax bill
Morning Call: Pat Toomey pushes endowment tax change; critics say it would benefit only 1 conservative college
WFMZ: Toomey, Casey comment on passage of Senate tax bill
Reading Eagle: After a high-drama vote, here’s what the Senate tax bill means for schools, parents and students

Reading Eagle: People in crowd say Bernie Sanders energized them at rally in Reading
Reading Eagle: Is a Reading casino a good bet?

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Roll Call: How Erie-area members of Congress voted
Erie Times-News: Erie Councilwoman wants citizens’ police review board
Centre Daily Times: Former Penn State employee sues university for more than $150,000

Opinion
Delco Times: Editorial: GOP tax plans stack deck for the wealthy
Daily News: Toomey’s shilling for right-wing Michigan college wasn’t worst thing he did this weekend | Will Bunch
Inquirer: 6 things the new Philly school board absolutely should not do | Editorial
Inquirer: Revitalizing our ‘middle neighborhoods’: One bold idea | Opinion
Inquirer: For a better Pennsylvania: Part 4 – voting reforms
Inquirer: Now is the time to shrink Pa.’s indefensibly large state legislature | Opinion
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Big labor’s Wal-Mart ‘tradition’ fizzles
Patriot News: PennLive didn’t give the complete picture on nurse practitioners | Opinion

December 4th, 2017 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments