November 30th Playbook

Matt Cartwright is elected as a DPCC Co-Chair, while Conor Lamb is the lone Democrat in PA to vote against Pelosi for Speaker. Here is the Playbook.

Conor Lamb Votes No On Pelosi For Speaker: Lamb is the lone Democrat in Pennsylvania to not vote for Pelosi as Speaker.

Cartwright Elected as DPCC Co-Chair: He is the only co-chair of the committee to represent a district President Trump won in 2016.

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 Attorney General Kane reports to prison
AP: Pennsylvania commits to new voting machines, election audits
AP: Fight brewing over prospect of nuclear power plant shutdowns
AP: Senate GOP puts new Democrat’s residency debate into motion
AP: Wolf establishes panel to examine redistricting approaches
PLSReporter: Nuclear power legislative allies release report, call for state action to save industry
PLSReporter: Pittsburgh City Council holds Urban Redevelopment Authority budget hearing
PLSReporter: Committee targets “bad actors” in passing licensing bills
StateImpactPA: Pennsylvania lawmakers to continue climate change fight after Trump rolls back rules
StateImpactPA: Pennsylvania nuclear plants could be saved, report says, if lawmakers act
Inquirer: Amid change in Congress, Philly’s Brendan Boyle, Dwight Evans vie for power
WITF: What to do with a soon-to-be empty, taxpayer-funded mansion?
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania politicians head to New York City to network and seek spotlight  
Post-Gazette: Term-limited Auditor General DePasquale ponders higher office
Post-Gazette: Governor orders flags at half-staff for Beaver County soldier killed in Afghanistan
WESA: Senate GOP Puts Lindsey Williams’ Residency Debate Into Motion
KDKA: CDC: Pa., Ohio, W. Va. Top List Of Highest Overdose Death Rates In 2017
Beaver County Times: GOP leaders blast Gov. Wolf’s move creating redistricting reform commission
Beaver County Times: Casey signs Senate letter on nonprofit security grants program
Harrisburg Patriot News: Inauguration date set for Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov.-elect John Fetterman
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. Republican leaders slam Gov. Wolf’s redistricting panel
Morning Call: Susan Wild may reprise Charlie Dent’s role on ethics panel

 

Philadelphia
Philly Clout: Two City Council members are iffy on seeking reelection while the other 15 are all in
Inquirer: Amid change in Congress, Philly’s Brendan Boyle, Dwight Evans vie for power
Inquirer: The end is near for 30th Street Station’s famous flipping board
AP: CNN fires Temple professor Marc Lamont Hill as analyst after UN speech on Israel
WHYY Newsworks: Michelle Obama gives advice, hugs to Philly girls
WHYY Newsworks: Case of Brady aide accused of misusing campaign funds goes to jury     
WHYY Newsworks: What happens when your real estate gets remapped
KYW Newsradio: Philly to sell old Provident Building in West Philly 1 1/2 years after deciding not to put police HQ there  
KYW Newsradio: First-of-its-kind meeting for Philly school board as they look to engage more with community
PLSReporter: Committee targets “bad actors” in passing licensing bills
Philadelphia Magazine: It’s Time for Philly to Create Its Own Amazon, Says Richard Florida

 

SEPA
Bucks Local News: Newtown Borough Council to pursue acquisition of lot behind the Bird In Hand for historic and open space preservation
Bucks Local News: Newtown Supervisors approve joint zoning ordinances regulating medical marijuana, consumer and display fireworks
Delco Daily Times: Miccarelli out, takes benefits with him
Delco Daily Times: County Council Dems fail in move to oust prison board
Delco Daily Times: Report finds no great risk from pipelines
Bucks County Courier Times: Newtown Township passes anti-discrimination ordinance, sets LGBT protections
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County commissioners consider cuts to close $15 million budget deficit
Pottstown Mercury: Tax impact ranked last in Perk Valley facility survey
Pottstown Mercury: Preliminary Spring-Ford school budget shows $4.5M deficit
Pottstown Mercury: Spring-Ford budget refer
Daily Local News: Barrar: Recruiting, retaining first responders crucial
Daily Local News: Emergency pipeline relief requested

 

Pittsburgh
WESA: Senate GOP Puts Lindsey Williams’ Residency Debate Into Motion
Post-Gazette: No tax increase in Pittsburgh Public Schools proposed budget  
Post-Gazette: Scott plans to lower taxes, raise sewer fee
Post-Gazette: State system faculty also face losing UPMC access in Pittsburgh, Erie
PLSReporter: Pittsburgh City Council holds Urban Redevelopment Authority budget hearing
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh diocese’s Bishop Zubik ‘very sorry’ for priests’ sex crimes, says action plan to come
Tribune Review: Second in charge of county treasurer’s office to run for Recorder of Deeds  
Tribune Review: No tax increase proposed in West Deer
Pittsburgh Business Times: Steelworkers ratify agreement with ArcelorMittal
City Paper: Anti-immigrant group Colcom Foundation’s sponsorship of Holiday Market draws criticism  

 

SWPA
Beaver County Times: DEP considering updated permit for Little Blue Run, Bruce Mansfield plant
Beaver County Times: Report: State legislators have options to prevent nuke plant closures
Observer-Reporter: SBA, USDA officials appeal to lenders to enhance rural areas
Post-Gazette: Governor orders flags at half-staff for Beaver County soldier killed in Afghanistan
Altoona Mirror: Blair settles on lower pay increases
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria drug coalition: Collaboration building as region tackles crisis

 

NEPA
News Item: Judge to rule on Coal Township summary judgment request
Standard-Speaker: Weatherly council mulls municipal building changes, takes action on dilapidated property
Standard-Speaker: Schuylkill County commissioners OK start of Delano storm sewer project
Times Leader: Tensions flare over proposed change to Luzerne County fiscal staff
Ciizens Voice: City zoning board approves $8M project; Sterlinglot developer withdraws parking application
Citizens Voice: Ashley officials: Municipal taxes won’t go up in 2019
Times-Tribune: Scranton School District attempts to reduce $5.7 million budget gap by end of year
Times-Tribune: Clarks Summit’s 2019 budget may include two mill tax decrease
Times-Tribune: Disaster aid approved for local counties
Times-Tribune: Scranton council cancels budget caucus

 

South Central
Harrisburg Patriot News: Inauguration date set for Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov.-elect John Fetterman
Harrisburg Patriot News: Criminal ethics charges filed against former Shamokin school board member
Carlisle Sentinel: Mechanicsburg School District’s 3-year projections anticipate deficits into 2022
York Daily Record: York mayor not happy with ‘stop-gap’ budget
York Dispatch: Complaints prompt state inspection of newly privatized Pleasant Acres nursing home
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster city to refinance $24.4M in bonds … one way or another    
LNP | LancasterOnline: Columbia approves 3.15 percent pay raise for teachers in new collective bargaining agreement
LNP | LancasterOnline: On Politics: Pennsylvania lawmakers get a raise, and Problem Solvers reach a deal

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Susan Wild may reprise Charlie Dent’s role on ethics panel
Morning Call: Allentown council mulls new firefighters, body cameras and $52,000 cots
Morning Call: Audit recommends Easton officials keep better track of firefighter hours
Morning Call: Catholic church facing declining dollars and participation as investigation widens
Reading Eagle: Reading council OKs $2.7 million for roadwork
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council, parking authority board member spar over who gets parking revenue
Reading Eagle: Commissioner Mark Scott opposes appointing Pamela Shupp to county authority
Express Times: Lights, cameras, legislative action! Easton to begin live-streaming council meetings

 

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Crawford County to sell properties in judicial sale
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Deficit spending drives Williamsport toward fewer personnel, tax increase
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City Parking Authority has no intention of raising rates
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Williamsport authority: $300K saved on refinanced bond

 

Opinion
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: The common thread: Domestic violence often leads to other violent acts
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A nation’s duty: Argentina should heed families’ wishes on remains
Inquirer Editorial Board: Free parking during holidays? Philly should go in the opposite direction
Christine Flowers: Finding closure in the final chapter of Kathleen Kane’s dramatic fall
Ronnie Polaneczky: Phones are banned at Kensington High School. So kids pay to stash them at corner stores.
Dena Ferrara Driscoll: Philly doesn’t need PPA’s free holiday parking to entice suburban visitors
Scott Petri: Philly’s free holiday parking is goodwill when we need it most
Stu Bykofsky: Less ‘diversity’ in 2019 Mummers Parade, but whose fault is that?
Will Bunch: In 1970s, workers at this GM plant tried to reinvent the American Dream. Instead, they watched it fade away
Shea Rhodes, Sarah Robinson and Jamie Pizzi: Pa. law should reflect the truth about prostitution
Cherelle Parker: Squatters bill balances penalties for criminals and protections for victims, rightful dwellers
Abraham Gutman: Working to end public injection can bring Kensington together
Todd Carmichael: CEOs don’t make good presidents. I know because I am one.
Tony Norman: Call him Ishmael

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