2/17 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Rendell endorses for DNC Chair, a how to guide on surviving petition season, and Casey gets good news from Larry Sabato.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Rendell Endorses Pete Buttigieg for DNC Chair: The former Governor backs the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Governor Wolf and State Chair Groen have endorsed Tom Perez.

Petition Season Survival Guide: Pennsylvania’s three week-long petition season is here. PoliticsPA talked with consultants and candidates about how to survive this time of the year.

Sabato Ranks PA Senate Race Likely Democrat: Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball ratings for 2018 senate seats predict Bob Casey will keep his seat.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Unclear who would lose in Wolf’s tax credit cut proposal
State House Sound Bites: Senator Toomey holds last-minute phone town hall

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Rendell picks ‘Mayor Pete’ for Democratic national chairman
Inquirer: Soda lobbyists to Council: Repeal the tax
Inquirer: The U.S. has fallen behind in women’s representation in politics.
Inquirer: Tourism group: Sports complex in Montgomery County could bring $100M in economic impact
Inquirer: Toomey: ‘We have never once turned off our phones’
Inquirer: Clout: About those tax liens, potential DA candidate has just one answer
Inquirer: SRC approves expansion for charter to serve immigrant students
Inquirer: Updated: Councilman Oh to Mayor Kenney: Stop enforcing ‘unfair’ 11 o’clock law
Philadelphia Magazine: Toomey Just Held a Last-Minute Telephone Town Hall

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Senator Pat Toomey wants President Trump to be tough on Putin
Bucks County Courier Times: Ex-VP Joe Biden set to serve as the chair of the National Constitution Center
Delco Times: Philadelphia set to vote on Tinicum tract takeover at the airport

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Disease carried by rats found in PA
Tribune Review: Casey makes pitch to Trump for more customs officers at Pittsburgh International Airport
Tribune Review: Casey expresses ‘real concerns’ about Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch
Post-Gazette: Bob Casey not willing to commit to Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch
Post-Gazette: Governor Wolf calls out Senate bill restricting abortions

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Controversy surrounds Reade Township Municipal Authority
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Coal leaders hopeful for industry resurgence
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: New coal mine will open in Somerset County, generate 70 jobs

NEPA
Times-Leader: Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey meet Supreme Court nominee
Standard Speaker: Former Luzerne County controller wants old job
Times-Tribune: Scranton councilman raises questions on sewer-sale fees
Times-Tribune: Western Pa. rep. hopes to oust Bob Casey
Times-Tribune: Local reps join Trump meeting

South Central
Patriot News: Sen. Toomey’s ‘town meeting’ does little to quell his critics
Patriot News: ‘Day without immigrants’ boycott hits Pa.
Patriot News: Toomey in town hall call: He’s ‘very concerned’ about Russia, but questions legality of Flynn leaks
Patriot News: Trump caved to far-right demands on SCOTUS pick, says Bob Casey after meeting Neil Gorsuch
Patriot News: Small towns lose sleep over state police fee: Can places like Pillow afford crime protection?
Patriot News: How they voted: Trying to change Pennsylvania’s abortion law
Lancaster Online: Pennsylvania has 40 hate groups, 1 in Lancaster County
Lancaster Online: Sen. Pat Toomey holds telephone town hall

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Candidates jump into Allentown Council race
Morning Call: Sen. Pat Toomey fields questions on policy, accessibility during telephone town hall
Reading Eagle: Pa. auditor general issues critical report on Wilson School District superintendent
Reading Eagle: Sen. Judy Schwank proposes state police fee

North by Northwest
Centre County Times: Centre County inmate says he’s qualified to run for judge

Erie Times-News: Erie’s PACA plans to grow with new businesses, more artists
Erie Times-News: Casey to visit with Erie immigration advocates, former refugees

Opinion
Lancaster Online: Politics need to be set aside to fight Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic
Tribune Review: Carbon tax canard: Reagan wouldn’t buy it
Bucks County Courier Times: ‘Commitment to civility’
Patriot News: With Flynn’s, Puzder’s departure, Trump’s cabinet raises concerns — not confidence: Editorial
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: President Trump should want an investigation to prove he has no ties to Russia

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 2 Comments

2 thoughts on “2/17 PoliticsPA Playbook”

  1. Chuckie Porter the rat says:

    No, it is not a disease. We bring corruption. Here at La Familia, we pay every little crook on school boards, authorities and municipalities for guiding and voting for our bond issues, garbage contracts and utility line services. When the deal is done, we pay less than half of what we promised and they take it because they are crooks and can’t complain. When Donald Trump wrote the art of the steal, we were his inspiration.

  2. democracy says:

    The disease carried by rats referred to in the Tribune Review is known as Republicanism in PA.

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