5/18 PoliticsPA Playbook

NRCC puts McCauley on its “On the Radar” list, the state GOP bleeps “jagoff,” and the winners of our primary election pool.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

NRCC Names McCauley to “On the Radar” Program: The NRCC named Greg McCauley, the Republican nominee in the 6th Congressional district, to its “On the Radar” program two days after the primary.

PA GOP Bleeps “Jagoff” in New Shirt: The PA GOP is staking out the position that jagoff is a profanity in a new shirt targeting new Democratic Lieutenant Governor nominee John Fetterman’s description of President Trump.

2018 PoliticsPA Primary Election Pool Results: The results are in! Check out who came out on top.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Wolf, Wagner waste no time trading barbs post-primary
StateImpact: Environmental group: Wolf is ignoring Supreme Court decision, misusing money from gas drilling
Capitolwire: PA electric, gas, water utility customers to save at least $320 million annually due to PUC ruling related to federal tax reform.

Philadelphia
WHYY: GOP nominee Scott Wagner calls education his ‘cornerstone,’ emphasizes fiscal accountability
WHYY: Pa. threat case throws spotlight on hard choices for schools
WHYY: Voter turnout in Pa. primary up slightly from last midterm
Inquirer: Antigay fliers target out state House candidate Malcolm Kenyatta | Clout
Inquirer: The biggest winners and losers in Pennsylvania’s 2018 primary election
Inquirer: Philly signs 3-year contract with firefighters
Philly Mag: Voters Complain About “Intimidating” Bibles at Philly Polling Places
KYW: Councilman aims to protect community organizations from intimidation through lawsuits

SEPA
The Intelligencer: Upper Bucks tech school tour promotes alternatives to college life
Pottstown Mercury: North Penn School Board moves budget ahead with 3.4% tax increase
Bucks County Courier Times: Bristol Township steps back from ordinance cutting rescue squad’s coverage area
Bucks County Courier Times: Water authorities sue foam manufacturers over water contamination
Delco Times: House GOP rules Miccarelli retaliated against accuser in harassment case; moves to strip him of assignments

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania fields historic slate of women congressional candidates
Tribune Review: Growers say medical marijuana research dispensaries will unfairly flood market
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania Republican Party tweets that jagoff is a profanity
Tribune Review: Innamorato, Lee say Democratic Socialism is ‘common sense’
Tribune Review: Amazon has visited all HQ2 finalists as the wait for a decision continues
Post-Gazette: Analysts predict ‘dog fight’ between Rothfus and Lamb for 17th Congressional District
Post-Gazette: Despite the odds, House Democrats keep up their fight for internet neutrality
Post-Gazette: Port Authority’s $441M proposed budget beefs up agency’s managerial staff
Post-Gazette: Pa. justices to hear appeal in ambush attack that killed state trooper, seriously wounded another
Post-Gazette: Pa. House leaders to strip Rep. Miccarelli of some duties after abuse allegations
WESA: Election Hacking Puts Focus On Paperless Voting Machines
KDKA: Rep. Wheatley Charged With Summary Harassment, But Denies The Charge

Southwest
Daily American: Owlett is unofficial winner
Beaver County Times: Beaver County schools receive nearly $50,000 for breakfast programs
Beaver County Times: Valerie Gaydos praises opponents, celebrates narrow primary win
Beaver County Times: U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus bill expands access to drug abuse treatment

NEPA
Citizens Voice: In county, Republicans voted in larger numbers than Democrats
Times Leader: Luzerne County Children and Youth director on board with state auditor general recommendations
Times Leader: Bloomsburg mayor resigns amid prostitution allegations
Times-Tribune: Scranton Sewer Authority wants Mulligan to reimburse $87,000-plus for health care benefits
Standard-Speaker: House GOP may move rep’s seat

South Central
Patriot News: Pa. can’t grab $200M from private association to balance its budget, U.S. judge says
Patriot News: Pennsylvania quietly blocks access to medical marijuana public records
Patriot News: Pa. Rep. Nick Miccarelli may have commited revenge porn in retaliatory acts: House report
Patriot News: Pa. lieutenant governor candidate returns campaign contribution from defendant in sex assault
Patriot News: Gov. Wolf, Legislature accused of violating Pa. constitution in use of Marcellus Shale lease dollars
Patriot News: Pa. House GOP leaders planning to impose sanctions against Rep. Nick Miccarelli
Patriot News: Bloomsburg mayor resigns, waives hearing on charge of patronizing prostitutes
Patriot News: Wolf’s ‘failed record has hurt Pa.’: Republican governors’ group charges in new ad
WHTM: Judge stops state plan to take $200M out of malpractice fund
WHTM: Wolf vs. Wagner: Governor’s race is a York County showdown
LNP: 6 questions heading into the Lloyd Smucker-Jess King race for the 11th Congressional District
LNP: Pa. House strips Rep. Nick Miccarelli of committee assignments

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: State, federal governments renewing spotted lanternfly fight
Morning Call: Judge punches $200 million hole in Pennsylvania budget
Morning Call: Lower Macungie Township manager announces retirement
Reading Eagle: Berks commissioners OK one-time contribution to Lower Alsace Township
Reading Eagle: Fewer than one in five registered voters cast ballots in Berks County

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Judge’s ruling upends Pennsylvania budget
Erie Times-News: City of Erie puts $4.8 million toward street repairs
Centre Daily Times: Results are in for the 12th District Democratic primary. How close was the vote?

Opinion
City & State: Closing the enthusiasm gap is key to Wagner’s chances against Wolf
City & State: Primary portents for Pennsylvania’s general election in November
Inquirer: Philly can’t count on HUD’s Ben Carson to help solve its affordable housing crisis | Editorial
Inquirer: There is money to fix our schools. Here is where to find it | Opinion
Post-Gazette: Hold them to account: Pittsburgh joins a broad suit against drug industry
Post-Gazette: No time for complacency in Pa. on election security
Patriot News: Philly, Pittsburgh House wins renewed the old tradition of Pa. socialism | Opinion

May 18th, 2018 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments