2/28 PoliticsPA Playbook

The Senate race gets its first Republican, and the Democratic Party tries for a last minute substitution.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Saccone Launches Senate Bid: State Rep. RickPA-state-flag6-14 Saccone officially kicked off his campaign for U.S. Senate in the Harrisburg Capitol Rotunda.

HD-197: Democrats Push for Last Minute Substitution: The Democratic Party is pushing for a last minute substitution in the 197th after their candidate was ruled ineligible for the ballot by the Commonwealth Court. They will need to beat the end of the week.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Lawmakers concerned about state General Fund cuts to DCNR.
State House Sound Bites: First GOP challenger enters PA’s US Senate race
StateImpact: DEP proposes fee increase to improve drinking water standards
StateImpact: Trump plans to ditch Obama’s protection for small wetlands and waterways

Philadelphia
KYW: Gov. Wolf Condemns Recent Anti-Semitic Attacks, Threats
NewsWorks: Wolf joins governors asking for Trump’s help with infrastructure
Daily News: Will Philly’s 100th mayor be a Republican?
Daily News: Byko: State rep tells Clarke to obey immigration law
Inquirer: Bleak picture emerges at hearing on city finances under Trump
Inquirer: Judge: Cosby trial to stay in Norristown, with jurors from outside Montco
Inquirer: Democrats go to court, trying to get back on the 197th District ballot
Inquirer: Will Philly native be able to influence Trump as national security adviser?

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Centennial’s preliminary budget would cost homeowners $106 more
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County Democrats endorse row office candidates
Bucks County Courier Times: Republicans change endorsements for Warminster races

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Judge rules transgender students can use bathroom of their choice
Tribune Review: PA Democrats denounce the leaked Obamacare bill that will harm state budget
Tribune Review: Governor Wolf vows to punish those behind anti-Semitic acts
Post-Gazette: Pat Toomey relocates office to downtown Pittsburgh from Station Square
Post-Gazette: Ex-Rendell top aide disbarred after guilty plea in FBI sting 
KDKA: PA labor secretary claims the  unemployment compensation system is wounded

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Bob Casey claims a bipartisan legislation would allow older to fight against age discrimination
Observer-Reporter: Military support under Trumps order moves but will force large cuts elsewhere
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Pentagon orders fight against Somalia

NEPA
Times Leader: PAstate police create a bargain with local municipalities
Times-Tribune: White House continues to defend contacts with FBI over Russia

South Central
Patriot News: DEP has a plan for keeping Pa.’s drinking water safe–but it may be two years away
Patriot News: NAACP PA wants meeting with state senator after remarks on inner-city students
Patriot News: ‘Cowardly and spineless’: Jewish coalition condemns bomb threats and anti-Semitic hate crimes
Patriot News: York in head-to-head match to become America’s ‘Strongest Town’
Patriot News: Was Harrisburg bomb threat connected to hoaxes at other Jewish centers?
Patriot News: Parents rush to pick up children after bomb threat at Jewish Community Center in Harrisburg
Patriot News: Lot of ’empty spots’ on Dauphin County’s municipal elections ballot
Patriot News: The most and least diverse cities: Where does Pa. rank?
Patriot News: Is Pa. pipeline fight on Amish farm the next Standing Rock? ‘We’re prepared to be here for months’
Carlisle Sentinel: Ex-chief of West Shore police accused of theft
Carlisle Sentinel: 5 Questions: Fulham-Winston takes seat on Carlisle’s council
Carlisle Sentinel: Superintendents brief chamber members of school district fiscal challenges
York Dispatch: York JCC evacuated in latest spate of threats
York Dispatch: Local residents celebrate Dominican Independence Day
Lebanon Daily News: Central Pa. meetings set on right to carry guns

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call:  Judge: zoners will decide if turbines can be built on Bethlehem’s watershed
Morning Call: Northampton Area School District concerned that drop in transportation subsidies offsets state budget increases for education
Morning Call: Report: Online gambling can bring Pa. more than $400 million in next six years
Morning Call: Bethlehem Area adopts resolution opposing property tax elimination plan
Reading Eagle: Wilson School Board accepts superintendent’s resignation
WFMZ: Pending home sales down nationally, but up in the Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Ex-Bangor councilman on trial in sexual abuse of girl
Express Times: Construction firm owner joins race for Slate Belt district judge

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: CRCOG hears from residents about refugees, immigrants’ rights
Centre Daily Times: Addressing Centre County’s failing bridges to require joint effort
Centre Daily Times: Almost 600 Penn State employees accept voluntary retirement offer
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Candidates share positions at luncheon
Erie Times-News: Erie-area municipalities to get millions in state fuel funds
Erie Times-News: Brennan will not seek re-election to Erie City Council
Erie Times-News: Nomination process reset for Erie federal judgeship

Opinion
Inquirer: Turzai: Pa. budget process isn’t sustainable
Tribune Review: Reinventing state government
Erie Times-News: Our view: Lawmakers must not abandon opioid fight
Patriot News: The fastest way to ‘Drain the Swamp?’ Give the FEC some real teeth: Editorial
Patriot News: Another Wolf budget, another try for a severance tax – here we go again: Colin McNickle
Inquirer: Commentary: Carbon tax an elegant, market-based policy
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: Jewish cemetery’s desecration was a hateful crime

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 3 Comments

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