November 29th Playbook

Susan Wild was sworn into Congress to complete the rest of Rep. Charlie Dent’s term, while the race to replace Guy Reschenthaler is on. Here is the Playbook.

Susan Wild Sworn In Congress to Represent Old 15th District: Wild will finish out the rest of longtime Republican Rep. Charlie Dent’s term.

SD-37: Devlin Robinson Announces Bid for State Senate Seat: Robinson is at least the second Republican to announce a bid for the seat vacated by Congressman-elect Guy Reschenthaler.

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

 

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Former Pennsylvania AG Kane loses bid to delay jail sentence
AP: The Latest: Ex-Pennsylvania AG loses bid to delay jail term
AP: Report warns of crisis in Pennsylvania fire, rescue services
AP: Democrat Susan Wild sworn in to Congress from Pennsylvania
StateImpactPA: Climate petition calls on Pennsylvania to cut emissions through cap-and-trade system
StateImpactPA: Leaky coal ash pond seeks new pollution permit from DEP
PLSReporter: Environmental groups propose carbon market to state board, kick starting action on climate change
PLSReporter: VIDEO: SR 6 Commission voted on its final report, hoping to help fire and EMS workers
PLSReporter: New cooperation feelings as City Council meets new school board
Philly Voice: Craft beer will come a higher price with upcoming Pennsylvania tax
Philly Voice: Meek Mill talks turning down an invite to the White House, and his Drake beef
Billy Penn: This Philly lawmaker is about to get sentenced for bribery and nobody knows when (or if!) she’ll quit  
Governing Magazine: In Poverty Fight, Philadelphia Mayor Takes a New Tactic
Inquirer: Suit alleges pay-to-play in Pa.’s marijuana research program
WESA: Peduto Blasts Trump’s Proposed Limitations On Legal Immigration
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro campaigns on back of effort to block Trump Justice Dept. pick | Thursday Morning Coffee
Harrisburg Patriot News: Casey, lawmakers call for more oversight of guardians for senior citizens
Express Times: Looking for a job? The top 25 growing and top 25 declining industries in Pa.

 

Philadelphia
Billy Penn: This Philly lawmaker is about to get sentenced for bribery and nobody knows when (or if!) she’ll quit
Governing Magazine: In Poverty Fight, Philadelphia Mayor Takes a New Tactic
Inquirer: Ex-Philly DA Seth Williams’ campaign chief headed to prison for tax evasion  
Inquirer: Is free December street parking a boon or bust for Philadelphia?
Inquirer: Watchdog group suggests some new tactics for Philly Police after ‘Occupy ICE’ protest
Inquirer: Shot and Forgotten  
Philly Voice: Meek Mill talks turning down an invite to the White House, and his Drake beef
KYW Newsradio: Trying to take the mystery out of LLCs; property ownership companies that hide the people behind them
KYW Newsradio: Philly selects diverse team of LGBT residents to change face of local boards, commissions
KYW Newsradio: South Philly casino granted extension to open  
KYW Newsradio: Prosecutors wrapping up cross-examination in Smukler campaign finance trial
KYW Newsradio: Pa. rep gathers West Philly neighbors to share stories, organize against gun violence
KYW Newsradio: Philly’s own Questlove curated playlist to coincide with former first lady’s book tour
WHYY Newsworks: New Philly program aims to get ‘eds and meds’ to buy locally
WHYY Newsworks: Philly airport expansion advances with $5.5M land acquisition plan

 

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: County council Dems fail in move to oust prison board
Delco Daily Times: Upper Darby takes questions on 2019 budget
Pottstown Mercury: Regional police force eyed for Perkiomen Valley towns
Pottstown Mercury: Boyertown School District takes $1M step toward new $5M stadium
Bucks County Courier Times: Warminster petitions court for 7.52-mill increase
Bucks County Courier Times: Thousands support doggy day care in advance of Newtown Township zoning hearing
Bucks County Courier Times: Neshaminy board approves $23,400 demographic study
Daily Local News: East Fallowfield officials apply for grant to repair Mortonville Road
Daily Local News: Coatesville Council eliminates City Reserve Trust Fund
Inquirer: Delco Democrats try, and fail, to overhaul board overseeing county prison
WHYY Newsworks: After exhausting any hope of delay, Kathleen Kane expected at Montco jail

 

Pittsburgh
WESA: Peduto Blasts Trump’s Proposed Limitations On Legal Immigration
KDKA: EXCLUSIVE: School Board Member ‘Utterly Shocked’ To See Signature On Amazon Letter, Says It Was Forged
KDKA: Laity-Only Groups Seeking More Power In Scandal-Plagued Church
KDKA: KDKA Investigates: 6 Accused Priests Living In Pittsburgh Diocese Retirement Home
KDKA: Mayor Peduto Defends City’s Response To Icy Road Conditions
Pittsburgh Business Times: Hearing: effects of climate change can already be seen in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times: Startups aim to network with investors during Pennsylvania Society meeting
Post-Gazette: Superior Court removes Allegheny County judge from sex offender resentencing        
Post-Gazette: Ford’s City of Tomorrow Challenge grants money for Pittsburgh night shuttle service
Post-Gazette: Balbier named next director of Pitt’s Institute of Politics
Post-Gazette: Immediate action needed to curb climate change, panel is told in Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Aspinwall taxes likely to increase
Tribune Review: O’Hara to vote Dec. 11 on slight tax increase

 

SWPA
Observer-Reporter: Jobless rate up slightly in Washington, holds steady in Greene
Observer-Reporter: Canonsburg officials propose no change to property tax rate
Observer-Reporter: Bridgeville veteran of Iraq War seeks nomination in 37th Senatorial
Observer-Reporter: Monessen coke plant lab moving into city’s downtown
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Diocese’s child sex abuse review board reports ‘progress’
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Somerset County acid mine drainage projects get grants
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Pa. auditor general calls for comprehensive action on gun safety
Altoona Mirror: Prison lawsuit gets initial approval
Beaver County Times: Former state Rep. Vince Biancucci remembered as ‘a friend to many’
Beaver County Times: DEP considering updated permit for Little Blue Run, Bruce Mansfield plant
Beaver County Times: Commissioners clash on whether board is accomplishing priority list
Beaver County Times: Allison elected to lead state principals association

 

NEPA
Pocono Record: Election Results (updated)
News Item: MC Borough hires new code officer, street dept. employees
Times Leader: Warrant issued for nurse supervisor in neglect death case
Standard-Speaker: MCOG will meet Friday
Standard-Speaker: Public’s right to view police recordings in Pa. difficult
Citizens Voice: Proposed change to Dallas Twp. zoning laws may help gas companies
Citizens Voice: Atherton chosen to join W-B Area board
Times-Tribune: Clarks Green borough building to reopen after carbon monoxide issue
Times-Tribune: Interstate 81 north ramp on River Street to reopen
Times-Tribune: Meeting about Green Ridge Bridge repairs draws 30 with concerns, suggestions
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County receives nearly $900,000 for parks, playgrounds and trails

 

South Central
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster County jobless rate ties for best in PA
LNP | LancasterOnline: 1-mill tax hike proposed in 2019 Lancaster city budget  
Harrisburg Patriot News: Cumberland County Commissioner Jim Hertzler won’t seek re-election
York Dispatch: State corrections department won’t release York County Prison report
York Daily Record: York County to buy building for $17.2 million  

 

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Looking for a job? The top 25 growing and top 25 declining industries in Pa.
Express Times: Assistant solicitor will spend a day in jail for helping Allentown mayor rig contract
Express Times: Warren Hills teachers, school board report progress in contract talks
Morning Call: Susan Wild backs Nancy Pelosi as Democrats nominate her for House speaker
Morning Call: South Whitehall Township rejects request from Ridge Farm developer
Morning Call: Allentown School District slowly building fund balance back
Morning Call: Allentown bishop pledges accountability in abuse cases
Morning Call: Tamaqua implements metal detectors as litigation looms over policy to arm staff  
Reading Eagle: Sentencing for former Reading School Board member delayed until January
Reading Eagle: Reading Parking Authority official sounds off about city’s financial expectations
Reading Eagle: Reading School Board passes immigration resolution
Reading Eagle: Sinking Spring proposed budget includes small tax hike    
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council wants to know if parking authority will pay up

 

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Golf complex, pensions cause some concern
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Entrepreneur offers city $240K donation for recreation fund
Erie Times-News: Report: Pennsylvania fire, rescue services face crisis
Erie Times-News: Panelists address students’ mental health concerns at forum

 

Opinion
PennLive Editorial Board: Kathleen Kane is headed to jail. But no penalty restores the public’s violated trust
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: General Motors’ perfidy
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Exploring Mars: A NASA probe journeys into the exciting unknown
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Welcome, sisters: Polish order sends nuns to work with city’s poor
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: National values: The U.S. must prod Saudis on human rights
Inquirer Editorial Board: Climate change is real and it’s going to cost us billions
Inquirer Editorial Board: It’s time to end Philly’s archaic Councilmanic prerogative land deals for good
Dom Giordano: Detroit school board seeks to dishonor Ben Carson, one of city’s greatest role models
Inga Saffron: Philadelphia Muslims make a statement with opening of first purpose-built mosque
Mike Newall: Kenney’s punt on street sweeping is positively Dickensian
Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D.: Changing the way we test for AIDS
Maria Panaritis: In an Amazon world, toys and trees still fly out of this family-owned Main Line store. Let us rejoice.
Trudy Rubin: Putin tests Trump mettle with military attack on Ukraine ships
Katherine Goodrich, Justin Sitron, and John Culhane: The Trump administration’s denial of transgender identity is a denial of science
Sara Goldrick-Rab: How donors can do better than Michael Bloomberg’s $1.8 billion for college tuition

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