November 27th Playbook

It’s that time of year! PoliticsPA has released the list of events for PA Society. Here is the Playbook.

The Full 2018 PA Society List of Events: The annual get together in New York City begins with events Thursday evening through Sunday morning.

Politically Uncorrected: High tide for Republicans in Pennsylvania?: A Republican hasn’t won one of the three “independent” statewide offices in over a decade.

In southwestern Pennsylvania, Democrats gained some ground in the 2018 midterms – but trend towards GOP likely to persist: A Republican strategist quoted in the story believes the citizens of this region are not welcome in the modern day Democratic Party. Democratic consultants believe this year’s results reflect what is possible for the party there with an increased focus on the region.

How would the old PA18 have voted in 2018?: J. Miles Coleman, Elections Analyst for @DecisionDeskHQ, tweeted out a thread of the results for the old 18th Congressional District if Pennsylvania’s congressional map wasn’t redrawn. The thread shows that Sen. Bob Casey, Rep. Conor Lamb and Gov. Tom Wolf would have narrowly edged out their Republicans opponents in the old GOP friendly district.

Philly’s Voter Turnout By Ward Map: Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt tweeted out a map of Philadelphia detailing the voter turnout in each ward.  

 

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Ex-attorney general Kane loses appeal, may soon head to jail
AP: Casey dangles potential for a presidential run in 2020
AP: Judge tosses absentee-ballot lawsuit in state Senate race
AP: Police to disband in town where teen was killed as he fled
AP: Deer rifle season underway around Pennsylvania
KDKA: AG Shapiro Among Attorneys General Challenging Whitaker’s Appointment
PLSReporter: Judge rules against “opening Pandora’s box,” confirms Tomlinson win
PLSReporter: Philly neighborhood rec center awarded state, city grants
Philadelphia Business Journal: Public Paychecks: Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross among America’s highest-paid police & fire chiefs
Inquirer: Bob Brady aide casts doubt on claim that $90K payoff to rival was legit
Inquirer: Where Philly-area Democrats stand on Nancy Pelosi
Inquirer: Why can’t a candidate have more than one party’s nomination? Philly Democrat challenges state ban.
WESA: PA. Candidates Will Devote Unused Millions In Campaign Contributions To Transition Costs
Pittsburgh Business Times: Profit soars in 3Q for Pennsylvania banks
Harrisburg Patriot News: Mayoral hopeful Butkovitz: Philly’s tough campaign finance law created more problems than it fixed | Monday Morning Coffee  
Morning Call: Democratic U.S. Rep.-elect Susan Wild to be sworn in Tuesday evening
Morning Call: Bob Casey stokes speculation for a presidential run in 2020

 

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
Plan Philly: Five takeaways from Mayor Kenney’s Radio Times interview
Philly Voice: Power outage in City Hall causes evacuation, closes for the day
Philadelphia Business Journal: Public Paychecks: Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross among America’s highest-paid police & fire chiefs
Inquirer: Bob Brady aide casts doubt on claim that $90K payoff to rival was legit
Inquirer: Where Philly-area Democrats stand on Nancy Pelosi
Inquirer: Why can’t a candidate have more than one party’s nomination? Philly Democrat challenges state ban.
Inquirer: Auction of Mayor Rizzo’s stuff will get a surprise sequel
KYW Newsradio: Group of Philadelphia Eagles help bail out 9 people in effort to end cash bail
KYW Newsradio: Man arrested for macing, attacking group near ‘We the People’ rally
Billy Penn: Library advocates are planning a big protest rally at City Hall
Billy Penn: Pennsylvania’s Election Code is so outdated that the ACLU is suing for disenfranchisement
PLSReporter: Philly neighborhood rec center awarded state, city grants
Philadelphia Magazine: Amazon Won’t Ship a Toy Slingshot to My House in Philadelphia
Masonry Magazine: AMERICAN TREASURE: PHILADELPHIA CITY HALL

 

SEPA
WHYY Newsworks: Voter turnout booms in ‘burbs, Philadelphia
Montgomery Media: Ambler debates regulations for Airbnb services, hires police consultant
Montgomery Media: Malagari to resign from Lansdale Borough Council
Montgomery Media: DEP: Montgomery Township company paid $56K fine for emissions release
Bucks Local News: Falls Township introduces 2019 budget that holds the line on taxes for 26th year
Delco Daily Times: Delaware County Council considering a tax cut
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County judge upholds state deadline for absentee ballots
Bucks County Courier Times: Council Rock board to hear latest redistricting plan Thursday
Daily Local News: Troopers: Chesco D.A. Hogan wrong about lawsuit

 

Pittsburgh
AP: Officials: All Pittsburgh Police To Have Body Cameras In 2019
City Paper: Closing of Youngstown-area GM plant highlights economic difficulties of small cities near Pittsburgh
KDKA: AG Shapiro Among Attorneys General Challenging Whitaker’s Appointment
KDKA: Public Hearing Held On Proposal To Require Sprinklers In High-Rise Buildings    
Pittsburgh Business Times: Allegheny Conference planning marketing campaign for region
Post-Gazette: State police prepare to take over patrols in East Pittsburgh  
Post-Gazette: McCandless officials remain mum on probe involving police chief, lieutenant
Post-Gazette: Port Authority won’t ask about criminal history in initial job applications
Post-Gazette: Police officers are still stationed in Woodland Hills, but after lawsuits much has changed
Tribune Review: Sheriff Held’s attorney plans to show Trump photo during public corruption trial
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh expanding system of ‘smart’ traffic lights to ease congestion
Tribune Review: Riverview School District and union officials agree to fact-finding in new contract talks
Tribune Review: Sewickley Valley native Josh Green is set to become lieutenant governor of Hawaii

 

SWPA
Observer-Reporter: Toprani files court challenge to Cook’s 11-vote lead in 49th Legislative race
Observer-Reporter: Priest who served in Mon Valley placed on administrative leave
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Water authority’s plan for windmills on Laurel Ridge is met with opposition
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Ebensburg avoids tax hike, approves 2019 budget
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Indiana nurses strike; hospital stays open with employees, replacements

 

NEPA
Standard Speaker: PPL grants $1K for science fair
Times Leader: Former insurance exec Gazenski named WB city administrator
Times-Tribune: Green Ridge Street bridge replacement in planning stages
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County Blight Task Force to release report
Times-Tribune: Paul Catalano lawsuit against Scranton School Board still active
Citizens Voice: County council to vote on 911 project planner pact

 

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle Borough Council discusses hiring additional police
Carlisle Sentinel: South Middleton Township approves tentative budget with no tax increase
Harrisburg Patriot News: Want to know more about accessing medical marijuana for PTSD? Carlisle event to offer help
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster County government calendar: Nov. 26, 2018
York Dispatch: Go York 2045 asks York County residents to share transportation woes
York Dispatch: Southwestern Regional Police chief seeks compromise in member spat

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Democratic U.S. Rep.-elect Susan Wild to be sworn in Tuesday evening
Morning Call: Longtime Lower Saucon Councilman Glenn Kern resigns
Morning Call: Saucon Valley settles lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, harassment
Reading Eagle: Berks voters to get chance to test new voting machines
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council told Bernhart Dam is unsafe
Reading Eagle: Spring Township rejects Animal Rescue League’s per-capita fee proposal  
Reading Eagle: Exeter OKs $728,282 in emergency wastewater repairs
Reading Eagle: Results are in for Berks County’s 18 school districts

 

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Auction of mayor’s stuff will get a surprise sequel
Centre Daily Times: ‘That is not a town-gown approach.’ Penn State parking deck plan draws concerns (updated)
Erie Times-News: McBride Viaduct demolition set to begin
Erie Times-News: Crawford woman’s election loss to dead opponent stands

 

Opinion
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: End the Yemen war: U.S. must promote crucial peace talks in Sweden
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Selling off the first man: Neil Armstrong’s family and the public both claim him
John L. Micek: ‘It’s not that we’re going rogue, we’re deciding cases according to the law,’ Pa. federal judge says of attacks on judicial independence
Madeleine Dean: Why this freshman legislator is supporting Nancy Pelosi
John Baer: Bob Casey for President? Hmm.
Reverend Jay Broadnax, Reverend Dr. William B. Moore and Bishop J. Louis Felton: 20 Philly-area black clergy: Beverage tax harms our community and businesses
John Timpane: The apocalypse is not coming. It’s here.
Randy LoBasso: Revitalize South Street with a parking ban
Mike Weilbacher: Midterm elections brought a blue wave, but we should be focused on going green
Tony Norman: Staying innocent even under the lynching tree

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