11/18 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Yudichak and Farnese feud, a look at next year’s legislative leadership and did Gary Johnson and Jill Stein affect the outcome in PA? Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Yudichak Blasts Farnese: The intra-party battle broke out after a fight over the position of Caucus Secretary.

The 2016 Third-Party Surge: Gary Johnson and Jill Stein had a real effect on the results in the Keystone State.

Complete List of 2017-2018 Legislative Leadership: Very little change at the top in the State Legislature.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Senate decides against sine die votes, Wolf won’t get the UC funding bill he wanted
State House Sound Bites: Lawmakers assess liquor law overhauls, consider more privatization
State House Sound Bites: Wolf: Senate no-vote could force jobless centers to close
State House Sound Bites: Entering 2nd term, Auditor General vows to help PA out of structural deficit
City and State: Looming deficits prompt warnings, bromides in Harrisburg
City and State: The signs for a PA Trump victory were visible … if you looked right
City and State: Council introduces tax incentive reporting bill
Transforming Health: Penn State Health CEO: “actively pursuing” collaborations, mergers
StateImpactPA: Natural gas and renewables will be ‘big winners’, says IEA chief

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Former Philly managing director Rich Negrin mulling run for DA
Inquirer: Salvation Army store manager says boss told her not to worry about collapse danger
Inquirer: City Council weighs higher pension costs for union workers, but not for council
Curbed Philadelphia: Tax gap between Philly and suburbs is shrinking
Curbed Philadelphia: Renderings of Foster + Partners’ Penn Patient Pavilion revealed
Philadelphia Magazine: This All Seems Very Familiar, Say Philly Holocaust Survivors
Philadelphia Magazine: Penn Expert: Trump Can’t Register Muslims, but He Can Easily Launch Nukes
PlanPhilly: City officials say election results won’t change Philly’s sustainability plans

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: PA DEP opens PFOA, PFOS investigation in parts of Perkasie, East and West Rockhill
Bucks County Courier-Times: Lower Makefield officials rethink lease to BrightFarms at Patterson Farm
Pottstown Mercury: Proposed $399M Berks County power plant will need water, gas and power lines
Pottstown Mercury: Police to conduct holiday seat belt, DUI enforcements
Bucks Local News: Yardley Borough Council approves earned income tax; may face veto, possible override vote in December

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Funding lapse jeopardizes unemployment program in Pa.
Post-Gazette: Pitt protest ends with arrests at Litchfield Towers
Post-Gazette: JPMorgan Chase to pay $264 million to settle foreign bribery
Post-Gazette: Port Authority to demolish McKeesport Transit Center
Post-Gazette: Feds award $50 million in tax credits for Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business News: Pittsburgh awarded $50 million in federal tax credits
Pittsburgh Business News: Sources: CBRE Global Investors expected to buy Liberty Center

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Beaver County residents ready to fill thousands of Shell cracker plant jobs
Beaver County Times: Military monument to be rededicated in Ambridge
Beaver County Times: Blackhawk board discusses superintendent search, bonds and stadium donations
Tribune-Democrat: Cambria OKs lease of site for records storage, clearing way for development of old prison
Tribune-Democrat: Lower Yoder state store relocates

NEPA
Times Leader: Barletta says Trump Transition Team sifting through thousands of applications
Times Leader: Towns served by Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority could save money
Times-Tribune: Scranton School Board passes preliminary budget
Times-Tribune: Geisinger’s ‘Springboard’ to address Scranton’s deepest health issues
Times-Tribune: Jermyn preliminary budget calls for 1-mill tax decrease

South Central
Patriot-News: How the Democratic Party can regain their power again
Patriot-News: Judge cites the porngate emails and grants an appeal to hear convicted murder
Patriot-News: Republican victory in PA has put pressure to get things done
Patriot-News: Trump PA loyalist could potentially be the next RNC chair
York Dispatch: Racial tensions threaten to boil over at human relations meeting

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Re-cap on how much the PA U.S. Senate race actually cost
Morning Call: Questions on whether to replace Democratic  Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lingers
Reading Eagle: PA Auditor General claims adults have been spending on drug abuse treatment
Reading Eagle: Gov. Tom Wolf upbeat during visit to Reading Area Community College

North by Northwest
Erie-Times News: Dahlkemper upset with Erie County property taxes
Erie Times-News: Erie schools plan takes shape
Centre Daily Times: Why the electoral college is not a real thing  

Opinion
Inquirer: Chaos surrounding Trump’s transition signals trouble ahead for his administration
Delco Daily Times: Buck stops here for Springfield school
York Dispatch: Trump win tests angry white voters
Patriot-News: Trump loyalist from Pa. could be next RNC chair, report
Post-Gazette: Shine a light: Americans need clarity on Trump’s business ties
Post-Gazette: The Promise’s promise: Funds remain for those needing a second chance

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Berks County facility still detains immigrant children from using facility
Keystone Crossroads: Economically, Millbourne starts to get back on track
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup Nov 17

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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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