11/15 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Wagner to run for Governor in 2018, Kenney defends Philly immigration policy against Trump and Shapiro leads the vote count. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

AG-Elect Shapiro Secured Most Votes Statewide: The Democratic Attorney General nominee put up the best performance Tuesday.

PA-Gov: Wagner Says He’ll Run in 2018: The State Senator throws his hat into the ring.

Kenney Insists Philly Won’t Change Immigration Policies: Despite Trump’s election, the Mayor will not abandon Philadelphia’s “sanctuary city” status.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: Pennsylvania has more abandoned wells than expected, says new study
StateImpactPA: Trump eyes oil billionaire, lawmaker for energy secretary (AP)
StateImpactPA: Critics fear more pipelines under Trump administration
PA Watchdog: Pennsylvania ponders compensation for exonerated prisoners
PA Watchdog: Wind turbine debate may have boosted Scott in election
WITF: Pittsburgh-based US Attorney Hickton resigning Nov. 28 (AP)
WITF: Voters return lawmaker to Capitol despite felony guilty plea (AP)
City and State: Pension, budget questions cloud historic state GOP victory

Philadelphia
Inquirer: How Puerto Rico uses a network called Air Bridge to export its addicts to Philly.
Inquirer: Kenney urges Philly to turn its back on hate, racism
Inquirer: Testimony resumes Tuesday in Center City collapse trial
WHYY Newsworks: As immigrants wonder what to expect from Trump, one man seeks sanctuary
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. utility asks state for help to keep coal and nuclear plants going
Philadelphia Magazine: Police Search for Teens After Center City Flash Mob Attack Injures Six
PlanPhilly: SEPTA Key’s ‘travel wallet’ function starts phasing out tokens

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Neighbors wary of new Springfield High School plans
Delco Daily Times: Protest march planned against Lower Merion police Wednesday afternoon
Bucks Local News: Mayor declares World Pancreatic Cancer Day in Newtown Borough; A Love for Life announces awareness events
Bucks Local News: Northampton Township honors its veterans with bronze plaque, designates Purple Heart parking space
Montgomery Media: Lower Salford-based Almac adding more than 300 jobs in Montgomery County

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh deal with Rivers Casino ensures $10M in gambling tax
Post-Gazette: Pa. Supreme Court’s jail conversation ruling negates rape case recordings
Pittsburgh Business Times: Hickton to resign as U.S. attorney for the region
WESA: Peduto Offers 2017 Budget, Including $10M from Rivers Casino
KDKA: Social Media Reacts: Were The Pittsburgh Steelers Cursed by Donald Trump

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Gun suicides outnumber murders in Pennsylvania
Beaver County Times: Gov. Wolf tours ‘world class’ Shell cracker site
Altoona Mirror: Hollidaysburg approves Sheetz liquor license

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Scranton residents sue sewer authority over belated easements
Citizens Voice: Dallas School District strike begins
Times Leader: Wilkes Barre man pleads guilty to distributing heroin throughout Luzerne County

South Central
Patriot-News: Bob Casey says Trump appointee has ties to white nationalism
Patriot News: Kathleen Kane wanted agent to say that ‘I was not sexually harassed’ at impeachment hearing
York Dispatch: Why York needs to improve on race
York Dispatch: Why citizens and candidates need to work together now more than ever

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Rudy Giuliani to be Trumps Secretary of State
Morning Call: President Obama reassures those who are concerned with Trump taking office in January
Reading Eagle: Where Trump stands on various issues mentioned in his campaign

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Congress returns to work in order to avoid shutdown
Centre Daily Times: Trump may be in court for lawsuits after he moves to White House
Centre Daily Times: How a Trump hater ended up making peace  

Opinion
Daily News: ‘Dignity gap’ helped give Trump the presidency
Daily News: Trump’s first big moves are #NotNormal
Delco Daily Times: Trump is learning words have meaning
Patriot-News: You can expect the Trump administration to look like the Bush administration – an expert explains why
Patriot-News: The bipartisan replacement for Obamacare? Keep what works, scrap what doesn’t
Post-Gazette: Explaining tour: On Obama’s last trip abroad, a new reality
Post-Gazette: Front lines: Mayor Peduto is right to exert control over police

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: PA House may vote to punish sanctuary cities
Keystone Crossroads: Job seekers with criminal histories thankful for expungement clinic
LuLac Political Letter: Mike Pence has a different stance on emails

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  • When Should The Special Elections For The PA House Be Held?


    • May 16, 2023 (Primary Day) (51%)
    • March, 2023 (47%)
    • April, 2023 (2%)

    Total Voters: 173

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