11/22 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Eight lessons from the presidential contest, Wolf vetoes bill that would prevent the naming of officers who’ve shot suspects and the Gansler Porn-gate report to be released today.

Eight Lessons from the 2016 Election: Louis Jacobson examines the changing political currents in Southwest PA.

PA-Gov: Wolf Vetoes Bill To Prevent Disclosure of Officers Involved in Shootings: The legislation would protect police from public outcry.

Kane Porn Report to Be Released Tomorrow: Some reading for the long Thanksgiving weekend.

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

Capitolwire: Union leader says Wolf doesn’t need to close UC call centers, lay off at least 450 workers
Capitolwire: Wolf vetoes controversial police bill
State House Sound Bites: AG porn email report will not name specific names but some offices
State House Sound Bites: PA Congressman  Lou Barletta assists Trump in transition to White House

Inquirer: Governor Wolf vetoes bill that blocked the release of the names in police shootings
Inquirer: PA will release porn emails but will not name specific people classified in them
Inquirer: Bill passed that requires New Jersey to fund pensions quarterly
WHYY Newsworks: Governor Wolf vetoes measure to delay identifying police involved in shootings and will be reintroduced next year
WHYY Newsworks: Refugees sit down to their first Philly Thanksgiving

Bucks County Courier-Times: Why Liberal students aren’t bad people
Bucks County Courier Times: The effects of Wolf’s decision to veto tax bill
Pottstown Mercury: What the future for the Democratic Party looks like

Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh schools get mixed marks in A+ Schools’ report card
Post-Gazette: Brain architecture is as unique as our fingerprints
Post-Gazette: Allegheny Health Network launches one-stop shop for moms-to-be with addiction
Pittsburgh Business Times: Where Pittsburgh ranks in the U.S. for small-business growth
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh to implement new ordinance requiring public reporting of energy efficiency, water usage

Beaver County Times: Despite ongoing budget issues, area schools don’t want sports to be cut
Beaver County Times: Low gas prices expected to result in heavy holiday traffic this Thanksgiving
Tribune-Democrat: Southmont OKs budget with no tax increase
Tribune-Democrat: Somerset Borough Council adopts tentative 2017 budgets

Times Leader: Luzerne County may hire a Realtor to help unload county-owned properties
Times Leader: Luzerne County Council members mulling budget cuts
Times-Tribune: Scranton board approves hiring freeze

South Central
Patriot-News: Reaction to Gov. Wolf’s police officer identification bill veto is swift, severe
Patriot-News: Kathleen Kane’s porn report arrives on Tuesday, just in time for Thanksgiving
Patriot-News: Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes bill that would have delayed ID of police officers involved in shootings
Carlisle Sentinel: Official: South Middleton School District staring at $2.9 million deficit for 2017-18 budget
York Daily Record: Judy Ritter Dickson replaces Hill Evans on city council

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Incoming Pa. AG calls fighting heroin ‘job No. 1’
Morning Call: Catasauqua mayor plans to veto plans to open Front Street to two-way traffic
Reading Eagle: Reading Health System to begin offering health insurance plans
Lehigh Valley Live: 7 things to know about Trump Bedminster golf club, center of political world right now

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Natural disaster recovery assistance available
Sun-Gazette: South Side fire brings to light meth lab operation
Erie Times-News: Erie contractor charged in fraud

Inquirer: There are other ways to bring about change besides protesting
Daily News: Rounding up immigrants shouldn’t be part of police’s job
Patriot-News: Didn’t vote? Then don’t complain about how it turned out
Post-Gazette: Climate collision: The Paris accord will be the first flashpoint

Keystone Crossroads: Zombie cars or paradise? The future of autonomous vehicle technologies
Keystone State Education Coalition: Congrats to 2017 PA Rhodes Scholars; both attended public schools; Trump meets with Rhee and DeVos
2 Political Junkies: Trump “University” Fraud Settlement

  • When Do You Cast Your Vote?

    • First Thing In The Morning (37%)
    • Mid-Morning (29%)
    • After The Workday Is Over (18%)
    • Part of The Lunch Crowd (14%)
    • Before Closing (2%)

    Total Voters: 49

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