5/21 PoliticsPA Playbook
The latest Politically Uncorrected column, the Ups & Downs from the primary election, and the Congressional Leadership Fund is changing the role of outside spending. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!
Politically Uncorrected: Five Takeaways That will Still Matter on November 6th: What can we glean from the primary election heading towards the general election?
Post-Primary Election Ups & Downs: An absolutely zany primary season comes to an end. See who won and who lost on Tuesday.
Tribune Review: Super PAC with Southwestern Pennsylvania office redefining role of outside spending: A Republican super PAC’s office in Southwestern Pennsylvania is part of a vast field operation that is redefining the role of deep-pocketed outside groups in elections, according to a Thursday report in POLITICO. The Congressional Leadership Fund, which announced it would open an office to support third-term Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Sewickley, has collected $71 million and opened 34 offices around the country with 4,000 student volunteers, according to the report.
State House Sound Bites: House GOP grapples with harassment, & points a finger at Democrats
StateImpact: 13 U.S. lawmakers call on EPA to release toxic chemical study
StateImpact: Johnstown’s comeback could get an energy boost from the sun
City & State: PA Democratic gender inclusion rules block female committee candidates
City & State: Winners and Losers for the week ending May 18
Capitolwire: PA unemployment rate sees slight drop due to fewer people in state’s labor force.
Capitolwire: PA electric, gas, water utility customers to save at least $320 million annually due to PUC ruling related to federal tax reform.
WHYY: GOP nominee Scott Wagner calls education his ‘cornerstone,’ emphasizes fiscal accountability
WHYY: Pa. women poised to make history in congressional delegation after primary victories
WCAU: Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez Says Pennsylvania Is ‘Ground Zero’ in Effort to Take Back Control of U.S. House
WPVI: Breaking down the Pa Primary winners and losers
Inquirer: What we can learn from low Pa. primary election turnout, and why it matters that just 1 in 6 Philly voters showed up
Inquirer: Clout: The Kentucky Derby – an event to forget?
Inquirer: Will self-made business candidates in Pa. help save the GOP majority in Congress?
Inquirer: 10 billion hours of paperwork!? Philadelphia, other cities aim to simplify those forms
Delco News Network: ‘Year of the Woman’ hits home in Delco
Bucks Local News: FAIR DISTRICTS: Newtown Supervisors approve resolution asking state to set up independent panel to redraw Pa.’s election districts
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown School Board OKs $62.7M budget with 3.5% tax hike
Bucks County Courier Times: PA payrolls hit new record; labor pool shrinks
Bucks County Courier Times: State Sen. Leach asks DAs to stop prosecuting pot possession
Delco Times: Scanlon, Kim gear up for battle in 5th District
Pittsburgh Business Times: PLCB awards almost $1M in grants to develop, promote Pennsylvania wines
The Incline: What happens to Braddock if John Fetterman becomes Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor?
Tribune Review: Last chance to weigh in on Westmoreland comprehensive plan
Tribune Review: Seneca EMS joins state’s ‘Leave Behind’ program to combat overdose
Post-Gazette: For some, the Kentucky Derby is an unforgettable experience. For Joe Scarnati, not so much.
Post-Gazette: Pa. unemployment dips to 4.7 percent in April
WESA: Rep. Barletta Faces Skeptics In PA Senate Race
WESA: Citing Fiscal Concerns, Rothfus Votes With Dems to Kill Farm Bill
WESA: The Politics And Ethics Of Pennsylvania’s Proposed Down Syndrome Abortion Ban
KDKA: Pa.’s Tax On Sport Betting Is Highest In The Nation, Unlikely To Deter Casinos
KDKA: Pa. Public Utility Commission Orders Rebates To Consumers
Altoona Mirror: McGinnis: GOP missed its big chance in 2014
Beaver County Times: Lamb legislation creates grants for police to buy drug-testing devices
Beaver County Times: Steamfitters union sets open house to recruit welders for Shell project
Times Leader: Wolf: Significant progress in opioid fight via disaster declaration
Times Leader: Where did Luzerne County stand statewide in primary election turnout?
Citizens Voice: Oversight coming for sober houses
Times-Tribune: Scranton council to get presentation on SeeClickFix app
York Daily Record: A Who’s Who of York County residents holding key political posts in Harrisburg
WHTM: Pennsylvania flags lowered for victims of Texas school shooting
York Dispatch: York Latina leader follows in mother’s footsteps with advocacy
WITF: Expansion of CHIP sought despite threats of funding cuts
Patriot News: Keno so far is proving to be a gamble for Pa. that was worth taking
Patriot News: In Pennsylvania, Rep. Barletta faces skeptics in Senate race
Patriot News: Will Harrisburg schools keep superintendent? Another vote set for Monday
Patriot News: Here’s why you might soon receive money back on your utility bills
LNP: Lancaster County Prison receives national award for PrisonStat program
Morning Call: Valley View: Capturing the coveted youth vote
Morning Call: PA-7 showdown for Congress: Susan Wild vs. Marty Nothstein
Reading Eagle: Reading wants tax sale of city property halted
Reading Eagle: Fewer than one in five registered voters cast ballots in Berks County
North by Northwest
Meadville Tribune: Lawmakers return to Capitol optimistic about state budget
Erie Times-News: Erie, Crawford counties key to DiNicola primary win
Erie Times-News: Erie schools, others target truancy under new law
Centre Daily Times: What these local moms are doing to tighten ‘loopholes in our laws’ regarding guns
City & State: Closing the enthusiasm gap is key to Wagner’s chances against Wolf
Delco Times: Editorial: Too many voters took the 5th, and we dont mean casting ballots
Daily Local: Editorial: Women stand up to take their place in government
Inquirer: John Fetterman will make Pennsylvania’s odd couple of politics worth watching | John Baer
Inquirer: Put Obamacare on the November ballot; support candidates who want to fix it | Editorial
Inquirer: Philly Council should quit stalling on funds to fix parks, rec centers, and libraries | Editorial
Tribune Review: Pa.’s gambling bet
Post-Gazette: The Granny effect: Another blow to the American family — from opioids
Post-Gazette: A natural gas tax will work in Pennsylvania
Patriot News: Democrats can’t just count on a wave, they need an argument | Charlie Gerow
Patriot News: It’s York County’s turn in the spotlight this campaign season | Kirstin Snow
Patriot News: Pa. needs to get sports gambling regs right the first time | Editorial
LNP: Reflections on the body politic, after a primary election and Friday’s school shooting
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Trump shows weak hand in bid to lower drug prices