4/10 PoliticsPA Playbook

The NRCC Chairman takes some parting shots at Costello, two southeast Congressional candidates end their campaigns, Casey ends the first quarter with $10 million on hand, and the latest Politically Uncorrected column.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

NRCC Chairman Takes Parting Shots at Costello: NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers took a final parting shot at retiring Congressman Ryan Costello, saying he lacked the “intestinal fortitude” to deal with the new Congressional map.

Chauncey Suspends PA-5 Campaign, Puts Support Behind Lunkenheimer: Democratic Congressional candidate Shelly Chauncey announced she is suspending her campaign and putting her support behind Ashley Lunkenheimer.

Daley Ends Congressional Run, Endorses Dean: State Rep. Mary Jo Daley announced she is ending her run for the 4th Congressional district, and is endorsing fellow state Rep. Madeleine Dean.

Casey Ends First Quarter With $10 Million on Hand: Senator Bob Casey announced he finished the first quarter of 2018 with $10 million on hand after raising $2.2 million in the quarter.

Politically Uncorrected: A Ringside Seat: Pennsylvania will likely be the epicenter of a “blue wave of Democratic victories” in the country, but what factors play into that belief.

Legislative Election Update
Patriot News: Deadline approaching for registering to vote in primary, state encourages online registration
Delco Times: Shelly Chauncey withdraws from Dem 5th District race

Statewide
StateImpact: State to send $25M to help clean up a dozen abandoned coal mine sites
StateImpact: Penn Township fracking dispute heads to court, with state’s Environmental Rights Amendment at center of lawsuit
Capitolwire: House Judiciary Committee launches gun safety hearings.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Pa. House advances bill limiting abortions because of Down Syndrome
Inquirer: Lou Barletta raises $1.26 million in bid to unseat Bob Casey
Inquirer: Philly’s new property assessments are out – and your tax bill is likely climbing
Inquirer: Teachers? Yes. Education activists? No. What do Kenney’s board picks say about what he wants for Philly schools?
Inquirer: Trump blasts Mueller probe as ‘attack on our country’
Philly Mag: The No-B.S. Guide to Philadelphia-Area Women Running for Congress
Philly Mag: Krasner Establishes Advisory Committee for Crime Victims
WHYY: PennDOT announces new regulations for testing self-driving vehicles
WHYY: Daley, two others drop congressional bids in Philly suburbs
WHYY: City Council advances bill to kill Philadelphia’s electric vehicle parking program

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Montco Commissioners hear SEPTA report, remember pioneering journalist
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania Senate passes bill to further protect victims of domestic violence and other crimes
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania eyes expanding medical marijuana to plant form

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania board recommends sale of leaf medical marijuana
Tribune Review: Sparring between Wagner, Mango continues at GOP forum
Tribune Review: April 16 is deadline to register to vote in May 15 primary elections
Tribune Review: Region gained jobs in February
Post-Gazette: State House Committee set to add work requirements to two safety net programs
Post-Gazette: Port Authority begins new round of eastern neighborhood meetings on service changes
Post-Gazette: PennDOT issues voluntary guidelines for self-driving cars on public roads
KDKA: PennDOT Secretary Unveils Voluntary Action Plan To Reduce Driverless Vehicle Accidents

Southwest
Tribune-Democrat: Pa. House takes aim at gun reform
Beaver County Times: Beaver County women earn 67 percent of men’s salary, on average
Beaver County Times: State police release statewide drug confiscation totals
Beaver County Times: Poll is good news for Democrats, gun-control supporters

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Board votes to release public records
Times-Tribune: O’Malley can stay as Susquehanna DA
Times-Tribune: Scranton financial consultant renewed for another year

South Central
York Daily Record:  Fact-checking Paul Mango’s campaign ad claim
Patriot News: Pa. legislature becomes test bed for shifting sands on gun control
Patriot News: Pa. legislature becomes test bed for shifting sands on gun control
Patriot News: More than 100 turn out for victims’ rights rally, march in Carlisle
Patriot News: It’s anything but a normal day at the office as Toohil, Miccarelli return to House
Patriot News: Pa. Turnpike filing criminal charges against ‘egregious scofflaws’: Report
Patriot News: Folmer expects patients will ‘be responsible with their freedom’, won’t smoke their medical marijuana
Patriot News: Bill seeks to kill Pa. communities’ appetite for taxing food or beverages
LNP: On Miccarelli’s return to Harrisburg, whispers of expulsion begin
LNP: Pa. Supreme Court to decide if drug use while pregnant is child abuse

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: At hearing, Pennsylvania lawmakers give voice to gun control measures: ‘ “I know that I want to do something.’
Morning Call: Number of women running for U.S. House breaks record; nearly two dozen file in Pa.
Reading Eagle: Ron Southwick: Rep. Lloyd Smucker hopes to see a revival in Reading
Reading Eagle: Deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania draws near
Reading Eagle: State House panel starts talking about gun control

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: The effort to unionize Penn State’s graduate assistants
Erie Times-News: Voter registration deadline is Monday
Erie Times-News: The first 100 days: Schember visible, active in first months as Erie mayor

Opinion
Inquirer: On the ugly tone of the GOP race for governor | John Baer
Inquirer: Pa. lawmakers have a chance to turn the tide on gun violence | Editorial
Inquirer: Gov. Wolf should stop cozying up to Sunoco on Pa. pipeline project | Opinion
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Injunction renews questions into PennDOT’s funding
Post-Gazette: Come to Pittsburgh: Census figures don’t lie — we need real outreach
Patriot News: This is why I’m standing by Rep. Nick Miccarelli | Christine Flowers
LNP: Students keep pushing to prevent school shootings and we admire their persistence

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