November 13th Playbook

The results from a couple of state House and Senate races are still yet to be officially announced. Here is the Playbook.

 

Comparing Casey’s Map from 2012 to 2018: A new map details the counties in which Sen. Bob Casey made the most improvements and lost the most ground in comparison to his previous re-election bid

Wasserman Thinks PA Among States to Decide 2020 Election: The Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman believes Pennsylvania is one of six states that will determine the outcome of the 2020 election.  

Pittsburgh’s State of the City Address This AM: Mayor Bill Peduto is delivering the annual state of the city budget address this morning at 10 AM.  

Khalif Expected To Announce Philadelphia City Council Bid: Vincent Thompson tweeted this morning that Philadelphia activist, Asa Khalif will announce tonight on Facebook that he is running for a Philadelphia City Council At-Large seat in the May 2019 primary.

 

Harrisburg & DC
Inquirer: Election Round 2: Pa. legislators to select new (or old) leaders
AP: Retired bishop defies successor, attends bishops’ meeting
AP: Pennsylvania diocese sued over priest named in probe
AP: Penn National eyes turnpike site for 3rd Pennsylvania casino
Inquirer: ‘Ripe for abuse’: How Catholic sex scandal convinced one seminarian to go public
WHYY Newsworks: Wild campaign: How Lehigh Valley’s first congresswoman rose to power
Philadelphia Business Journal: Scanlon steps down from Ballard Spahr before joining Congress
Delco Daily Times: Year of Woman: 3 Delco reps seek leadership in Dem Pa. caucus
WESA: Advocates Hope Wolf Uses Decisive Election Victory To Seek Large School Funding Boost
WESA: John Fetterman Says He Has His New Marching Orders, And He’s Still Not Leaving Braddock
City Paper: Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang wants to give voters $1,000 a month and save our jobs from robots
Inquirer: Strict state gun laws save lives of children and teens, Stanford study finds

 

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Report: Hunger in Philadelphia increases 22 percent
Inquirer: It’s official: Philly loses out on Amazon HQ bid to New York and Northern Virginia
Inquirer: ‘Ripe for abuse’: How Catholic sex scandal convinced one seminarian to go public
Inquirer: After backlash, Mazzoni Center CEO resigns
Inquirer: ‘This is our lane’: Philly-area doctors blast NRA over hostile tweet
WHYY Newsworks: Veterans celebrated at women’s entrepreneurship conference in Philly

 

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Year of Woman: 3 Delco reps seek leadership in Dem Pa. caucus
Delco Daily Times: Can Delco GOP recover from Election Day drubbing?
Delco Daily Times: Radnor board VP will not seek re-election
Philadelphia Business Journal: Scanlon steps down from Ballard Spahr before joining Congress
Bucks County Courier Times: Under construction: PennDOT plans decade of work on Route 1
Montgomery Media: Lower Salford proposes budget with no tax hike
Daily Local News: Nine local municipalities to get funding for open space

 

Pittsburgh
WESA: City Government Study Will Compare Pay, Titles, Promotions Of Women And Men
WESA: Advocates Hope Wolf Uses Decisive Election Victory To Seek Large School Funding Boost
WESA: City Council District 1 Seat Drawing Interest
WESA: John Fetterman Says He Has His New Marching Orders, And He’s Still Not Leaving Braddock
City Paper: Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang wants to give voters $1,000 a month and save our jobs from robots
City Paper: The internet’s role in influencing Pittsburgh’s alt-right killers
KDKA: Gun Control Battle Brews As City May Opt To Legislate Despite State Preemption Rules
KDKA: KDKA Investigates: Priest Still Not Listed As Abuser Despite Old & New Allegations
Pittsburgh Business Times: Mayor’s Blue Ribbon panel weighs in on PWSA      
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh poised to progress as Allegheny Conference sets metrics
Post-Gazette: Council to hear Peduto’s budget pitch — no tax increase included
Post-Gazette: Dr. Gennaro Piraino Jr. wins state Superintendent of the Year for Franklin Regional
Post-Gazette: Despite gains, city schools have work to do, A+ Schools report says
Post-Gazette: Amazon HQ2 sites finalized, and it’s not Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: State Sen. Ward was prepared for would-be Chartiers Township burglar
Tribune Review: Mt. Pleasant Area school board rejects fact finder’s report

 

SWPA
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cheney, in UPJ visit: Defense cuts ‘big mistake’
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Rothfus offers salute to area veterans
Beaver County Times: Half of Beaver County voters cast a straight-party ballot
Beaver County Times: Freedom Area seeking new school board member
Altoona Mirror: City’s first medical marijuana dispensary draws crowd

 

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Timlin, asked to stay home, attends bishop conference anyway
Citizens Voice: County work session to focus on zoning, road and bridge budgets
Times-Tribune: Friends mourn, say goodbye to Conaboy   
The Times Leader: Requests for repairs and maintenance rising in Luzerne County proposed budget

 

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: After wave of tecaher activism, some fall short in midterms
LNP: Municipalities considering real estate tax enactment as last county holdouts dwindle
LNP: State Rep. Bryan Cutler could get promotion to House majority leader Tuesday
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. 10th candidate George Scott is due back in the pulpit next month; beyond that, he’s keeping his options open
Harrisburg Patriot News: Meet Harrisburg School District’s new chief recovery officer

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Winner of Pennsylvania’s soon-to-be-gone 15th District congressional seat may be decided Thursday
Morning Call: Fueled by complaints, Bethlehem to require background checks, vouchers to stay at emergency shelter
Morning Call: New pact would let East Penn municipalities control growth through ‘shared’ zoning
Morning Call: Trump effect? Survey shows Lehigh Valley residents trust friends and family over local media for news
Morning Call: Elections expected to spur few leadership changes when lawmakers return to Harrisburg
Reading Eagle: Tower Health selling 80 acres in Spring Township partnership
Reading Eagle: Upper Bern Township repeals drone ordinance
WHYY Newsworks: Wild campaign: How Lehigh Valley’s first congresswoman rose to power

 

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: State aid fuels plan for Erie school buildings
Erie Times-News: Erie’s McAllister building to be demolished
Erie Times-News: Feds agree to end fraud case against Erie oral surgeon
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Penn National eyes turnpike site for 3rd Pennsylvania casino

 

Opinion
Inquirer Editorial Board: Amazon HQ2 frenzy reignites, but Philly should relax
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Secrecy or else: An angry tweet puts Amazon in a bad light
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Senior citizens beware: Some Medicare Advantage plans deny valid claims
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Drilling case has no legs: Taxpayers stuck with the bill anyway
Joe Torsella: Stop giving Wall Street a cut of our pensions
Margee M. Ensign: How universities can keep the Youth Wave of voting going strong
Abraham Gutman: Jeff Sessions’ turbulent tenure as attorney general, as seen by cartoonists
Jill Harkins: Can Philly learn a lesson from the most gentrified city in America? | Ideas We Should Steal
Carlton Williams: How you can help Philly cut costs when it comes to recycling
Tony Norman: Donald Trump and Black Woman Derangement Syndrome
Dan Simpson: While we’ve been distracted with our elections …
Diana Nelson Jones: Walkabout: Vigils are the new norm

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