November 21st Playbook

Tina Davis has filed a suit over the race in SD-6, while the longest serving D.A. in Pennsylvania will not seek re-election. Here is the Playbook.

Northampton District Attorney John Morganelli Not Seeking 8th Term: The longest sitting District Attorney in Pennsylvania will announce his plans for the remainder of his career soon.

 

Harrisburg & DC
WITF: Tina Davis, down 72 votes, files suit over Bucks County Senate race
WITF: AG urges Pa. lawmakers to allow suits in old clergy abuse cases, hints at more charges
AP: Protesters deliver signatures opposing Maryland pipeline
AP: Swastika painted onto Duke University mural honoring Pittsburgh synagogue victims
AP: Philadelphia Archdiocese to set aside $25M for abuse victims
StateImpactPA: Residents urge PUC to halt Mariner East operation, hold hearing on emergency plans
StateImpactPA: New website aims to be clearinghouse for shale research
PLSReporter: Potential billions for Amazon draws criticisms from legislature
PLSReporter: PennPIRG announces 33rd Trouble in Toyland Report, identifies unsafe toys
Inquirer: ‘The offer of all offers’: Ex-Brady challenger describes $90K payoff that bought him out of the race
Inquirer: Philly Mayor’s Fund faces new scrutiny by the IRS
Philly Voice: Pennsylvania Airbnb hosts will make $2.39 million this Thanksgiving
Post-Gazette: Workers’ comp costs for Pa. businesses driven higher by insurer’s error
Post-Gazette: Three have applied to follow John Fetterman as Braddock’s mayor until next election
Post-Gazette: Legislative answer to late absentee ballot problem seems simple but elusive
Beaver County Times: Auditor general, child-safety advocates warn about dangerous toys
Harrisburg Patriot News: Anti-immigration rhetoric backfired with Pa. voters, exit polling data shows | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. lawmakers getting pay raise, base salary will rise to $88,610
Harrisburg Patriot News: Toomey: New Democratic majority in the U.S. House could be ‘silver lining’ for stalled gun background checks bill
Harrisburg Patriot News: Here’s how Pa.’s Congressional Democrats stand on Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker

 

Philadelphia
Inquirer: ‘The offer of all offers’: Ex-Brady challenger describes $90K payoff that bought him out of the race
Inquirer: Philly Mayor’s Fund faces new scrutiny by the IRS
Inquirer: Philadelphia Councilman Kenyatta Johnson helped friend make $165,000 flipping city-owned lots
Inquirer: 2 Jewish cops sue Philly Police Department claiming anti-Semitic acts by district colleagues
Inquirer: Philadelphia announces hiring of new library staff, expanded branch hours
KYW Newsradio: Higher minimum wage for employees of Philadelphia and it contractors advances in City Council
KYW Newsradio: 4 West Philly homicides push city past 11-year city record
Philadelphia Magazine: Marines Were Attacked, Robbed Near “We the People” Rally in Philly
Vice: ‘A Local Legend’: Remembering Shantee Tucker, Trans Woman Killed in Philly
Technically Philly: Breaking: Philadelphia is restructuring its Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation
Philly Voice: Pennsylvania Airbnb hosts will make $2.39 million this Thanksgiving
Philly Voice: Watch: Mayor Kenney reads mean tweets to get us in Thanksgiving spirit        

 

SEPA
WITF: Tina Davis, down 72 votes, files suit over Bucks County Senate race
Delco Daily Times: Taiwanese student accused of threatening to shoot up Bonner-Prendie High to be deported
Pottstown Mercury: County commissioner Kathi Cozzone seeks re-election
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announces deployment of body cams
Pottstown Mercury: Boyertown gender policy challenge may reach U.S. Supreme Court
Bucks County Courier Times: Doylestown council considers tax, water rate hikes in 2019
Daily Local News: Renovations nearly complete at West Chester Borough Hall

 

Pittsburgh
WESA: Special Election Looms In 37th District, Attracting Bipartisan Interest
Pittsburgh Business Times: Forrester ranks U.S. tech hubs with Pittsburgh “punching above its weight”  
KDKA: Nurses At Indiana County Hospital Asked To Cancel Strike Plans
Post-Gazette: Legislative answer to late absentee ballot problem seems simple but elusive  
Post-Gazette: White woman fired from BNY Mellon sues; claims racial motive over Antwon Rose Facebook comment
Post-Gazette: Judge rules that Rosfeld civil, criminal lawyers can share materials in Antwon Rose cases
Post-Gazette: Plum teachers take steps towards possible strike
Tribune Review: Norwin School Board fails to fill vacancy — again

 

SWPA
Post-Gazette: Three have applied to follow John Fetterman as Braddock’s mayor until next election
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Shapiro meets with lawmakers, leaders to discuss crisis
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Leaders: Consolidation about communities, not schools  
Observer-Reporter: Provisional ballot tabulation trims Cook’s lead to 11 votes in 49th District
Altoona Mirror: Tyrone backs off digester plan
Altoona Mirror: Court vacates Summit value

 

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Law enforcement raids Scranton School District administration building
Times-Tribune: Scranton School Board approves proposed budget with $7.4 million deficit
Times-Tribune: Deputy sheriff sues Lackawanna County for racial harassment
News Item: Demo begins on Shroyer building
News Item: MC Borough Council announces bids for new building
Standard-Speaker: Tamaqua armed teachers debate heads to social media
Standard-Speaker: Schuylkill County requests hazard plan help from public
Times Leader: Luzerne County DA’s Office adds K-9 to team
Citizens Voice: Luzerne County budget hearing attracts no interest
Citizens Voice: City council to hold preliminary vote on 2019 budget plan

 

South Central
York Dispatch: York County commissioners still mum on solicitor’s exit
York Dispatch: After training, York City Police issue more marijuana citations
Carlisle Sentinel: Marion, always humble, gets memorialized in county building
Carlisle Sentinel: Former Carlisle police chief Stephen Margeson appointed police chief in Camp Hill
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. lawmakers getting pay raise, base salary will rise to $88,610   
Harrisburg Patriot News: Penn State sues to get defunct frat house back after pledge’s death

 

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Transgender people killed around the world remembered in Reading
Reading Eagle: 920 participate in phone-in town hall on pipelines in Berks
Reading Eagle: Berks DA: Lack of citizen cooperation ‘extremely big stumbling block’ in solving violent crime   
Reading Eagle: $1.7 million budget would raise taxes in Mohnton
Reading Eagle: Judy Schwank hosting phone-in town hall meeting on pipeline projects in Berks
Reading Eagle: Wyomissing School Board OKs contract with teachers
Express Times: Bethlehem school’s top brass get 5 more years: What their new contracts say

 

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie County reaches major point in emergency radio project
Erie Times-News: Erie land bank gets $414,000 to combat blight (update)
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Muncy pushes $17 million project to state
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: South Side school looks to feasibility study, eyes firms
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Clinton County 2019 budget soon to be up for review

 

Opinion
Inquirer Editorial Board: No more excuses. Fix Pa. pension funds
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A welcome rebuke: Mike Pence pressures Myanmar on Rohingya, reporters
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: The people’s House: Proposal to expand the House is worthy of debate
John Baer: A group of conservative lawyers (including Tom Ridge) is calling out Trump’s view of the law
Will Bunch: Dems can surrender to misogyny, bullying — or keep Nancy Pelosi
Solomon Jones: Thanksgiving is a day to remember America’s oppressive past and present
Abraham Gutman: Larry Krasner moves Philadelphia beyond ‘eye-for-an-eye’ on murder
Helen Ubiñas: The ballad of a Kensington wanderer
Ronnie Polaneczky: Could a garden tended by drug users be the thing that unites fractured Kensington?
Stu Bykofsky: Talking turkey: How to keep peace at your Thanksgiving table
Pedro A. Ramos: Showing up is half the battle when it comes to change. Here’s what comes next
Mark Price: Pa. lawmakers should make minimum wage hike a priority in 2019

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