11/21 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6A comparison of the 2012 and 2016 exit polls, Cook rates Casey’s seat “Likely Democrat” and the results of our election pool. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

11/18 Ups & Downs: Transitions, caucuses and gavels. See who made this week’s list!

Why Clinton Lost PA: Examining the Exit Polls: Comparing the 2012 and 2016 voter surveys provides some clues.

PA-Sen: Cook Rates Casey’s Seat “Likely Democrat”: The first categorization of the 2018 race.

2016 PoliticsPA General Election Pool Results: Check out which entrants came out on top.

Sunday Show Preview: November 20, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: State GOP and Governor’s Office blame state for layoffs
State House Sound Bites: State unemployment expects 600 layoffs
State House Sound Bites: General Eugene DePasquale vows to help PA structural deficit
StateImpactPA: State lawmakers discuss ways to improve pipeline security

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Puerto Rico dumps its heroin addicts in Philadelphia
Inquirer: Once rivals Trump and Romney shake hands
Inquirer: The campaign lives on
WHYY Newsworks: Charity gives $100 million for Philadelphia’s parks and libraries
WHYY Newsworks: Following the election, Americans respond to forthcoming changing of the guard
WHYY Newsworks: In the age of the social media attack, Temple freshman lands on haters’ radar
Philadelphia Magazine: To Resist Trump, Fix Philly’s Elite, Boring, Anti-Competitive Democratic Party

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: More than 500,000 area residents expected to hit the highways during Thanksgiving week
Bucks County Courier-Times: Megan’s Law increases community support in Bucks County
Pottstown Mercury: Hunger continues to rise as Thanksgiving approach

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Even in Pittsburgh’s red-hot East End, signs of a cooling rental marketplace
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public Schools looking into reports of bullying of immigrant students
Post-Gazette: Report: Allegheny County too quick to lock up non-violent inmates, detainees clog jail
Post-Gazette: U.S. Attorney David Hickton saw the big picture
Post-Gazette: City ethics board opens an office
Pittsburgh Business News: Pittsburgh tops in the U.S. for entrepreneurship
Pittsburgh Business News: How automated technology will change urban transportation forever

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Keeping political arguments off the table this Thanksgiving
Beaver County Times: Rochester veterans memorial could be relocated near roundabout
Tribune-Democrat: ‘We can’t jail our way out of it’: How law enforcement is fighting drug epidemic
Tribune-Democrat: Pennsylvania unemployment office poised to cut 600 jobs

NEPA
Times Leader: Luzerne County purchasing software to ID missed properties for taxation
Times-Tribune: Kane impeachment panel wrapping up work
Times-Tribune: Police, fire pension board again seek raises for retirees

South Central
Patriot-News: Lebanon County’s Sen. Mike Folmer announces 2018 reelection bid
Patriot-News: December 19 furlough notices go to approximately 450 Pa. state workers
Patriot-News: Judge removes himself from further participation in Jerry Sandusky child sex case appeals
Carlisle Sentinel: Fear part of Carlisle Human Relations Ordinance debate
York Daily Record: Heroin being replaced by deadlier drug
Lancaster Online: Lancaster County farm country endangered by wasteful land use in urban growth areas

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Racism rears its ugly head in Lehigh Valley schools
Morning Call: Obamacare insurance canceled due to immigration mix-up
Reading Eagle: Roundabouts: Pennsylvania’s intersection of the future
Reading Eagle: Former Reading mayor says he remains in the dark, too
Lehigh Valley Live: Why 1 Lehigh Valley police force is earning kudos

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Penn State professor calls on all to recognize common ground
Sun-Gazette: Judge handling Sandusky’s appeal removes himself from case
Erie Times-News: Final Erie County vote totals shed light on Trump’s win

Opinion
Patriot-News: State employees shouldn’t be pawns in spat between Wolf and Senate GOP
Patriot-News: ‘I think that we failed in hearing people,’ Pa. Dems say in the wake of election wipe-out, report
Inquirer: Pipeline from Puerto Rico adds new dimension to Philadelphia’s heroin crisis
Inquirer: Helping to deliver Pa. for Trump
Post-Gazette: Hero in a hijab: A clear demonstration of free-speech values
Post-Gazette: Ready to roll: The turnpike is right to maintain capital budget
Post-Gazette: Vote for a change: Those who vote have more authority to critique

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Why does a Berks County facility still detain immigrant children
Commonwealth Foundation: The Rust Belt’s Labor Reform Wave
Third and State: Reflections on the election and the white working class

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