11/23 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6The Gansler report is finally released, Castille pitches himself as a U.S. Attorney and we ask our readers how they feel about Bob Casey. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

BREAKING: AG Releases Report on Lewd Emails: The survey was commissioned by Kathleen Kane and headed by Doug Gansler.

Castille Makes Bid To Be U.S. Attorney: The former State Supreme Court Chief Justice is putting his name out there.

Reader Poll: Do You Approve or Disapprove of Senator Bob Casey?: We ask our readers how they feel about the commonwealth’s senior Senator.

Reader Poll: No Pennsylvanians In Trump’s Cabinet: Our readers don’t envision a PA native leading a government department.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Redacted email report released by AG Beemer, provides ‘nothing new.’
State House Sound Bites: Attorney General’s Office releases long-awaited email report
State House Sound Bites: Instant reactions from Gov Wolf and police after he veto on police transparency bill
State House Sound Bites: Trump wants a Federal Government hiring freeze to occur but may not save money

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Pa. House candidates, 18 votes apart, take ballot fight to election board
Inquirer: Among those who sent the porn emails only four did not send them
Inquirer: Zane David Memeger U.S. Attorney resigns after seven years in position
Inquirer: U.S. Magistrate Judge John Primomo retires after remarks made about Trump
WHYY Newsworks: Protesters pressure Pat Toomey to denounce Trumps selected advisor Stephen Bannon
WHYY Newsworks: Christie reverses his tax position and will keep PA and NJ reciprocal in tax agreements

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: How to create jobs and erase debt at the same time
Bucks County Courier-Times: Why counties’ should not make a profit directly off of homeowners
Pottstown Mercury: PA turnpike fees increase while commision erases five million in unpaid tolls

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Maverick Democrat Jim Burns to challenge Gov. Wolf?
Post-Gazette: Pa. law allows game commission to regulate use of semiautos
Post-Gazette: Carnegie Mellon University professor lands position for Trumps team for National Security Council
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority eyeing rate increase for 2017
Pittsburgh Business Times: Three facts every executive should review before they make political statements about Trump
Pittsburgh Business Times: Trump focuses more on the energy industry

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Rochester school board member arrested in Center Twp. sex sting
Beaver County Times: ‘Don’t thank me’ Stephen U. Crano says of his service as a World War II medic
Observer-Reporter: Ringgold school distributes gift packs to police in response to Canonsburg shooting
Observer-Reporter: Facilities assessment of Peters Township schools gets green light

NEPA
Times Leader: Luzerne County Children and Youth remains stuck on provisional status, short on caseworkers
Times Leader: Superintendent: No school during Dallas strike, but graduation on time
Times Leader: Same scenario, different reason why Wilkes-Barre delaying payment of bills, says George
Times-Tribune: Bank may appeal demolition of ‘Castle House’ in Scranton
Times-Tribune: Another leachate spill at landfill probed

South Central
Patriot-News: Is it worth $1M more to uncover emails about bar mitzvahs and breast exams?
Patriot-News: Harrisburg mayor concludes fatal police shooting was ‘clearly justified’
Patriot-News: Harrisburg mayor unveils 2017 budget proposal: Tasers for every officer, new city hall roof
Patriot-News: Who should pay for faulty projections of Harrisburg’s parking system?
York Dispatch: Rail Trail authority honors York City and college
York Dispatch: Students speak up at York NAACP meeting

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Easton’s first charter school approved
Morning Call: Court blocks expansion of overtime pay rule after states sue
Morning Call: Thanksgiving shopping: Who’s open, who’s closed?
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council questions water authority donation on snowflakes
Reading Eagle: Daniel Boone School Board signs off on development tax break in Amity Township

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie schools need $30 million
Erie Times-News: EPA OKs Warren County injection wells, ends 6-year feud
Centre Daily News: Law changes penalties for marijuana possession

Opinion
Patriot-News: Cuba is in for a bumpy economic transition – I’ve seen it firsthand
Post-Gazette: Asian nations re-group but without the United States
Post-Gazette: Educate our prisoners: It’s not coddling to prepare inmates for freedom
Inquirer: DA Seth Williams seems more interested in self-promotion than results
Daily News: ‘When the president does it, that means it is not illegal’

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: No fast track to expanding passenger rail in Western Pennsylvania
Commonwealth Foundation: Government Unions’ Election Impact
Keystone State Education Coalition: Two schools: 15 miles and worlds apart

2 Responses

  1. Hate to break it to Beemer, but redacting names is changing the content of the Gansler Report.

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